I’m sorry for my silence here-major life changes have been afoot in my life, & now Jeff & I are moving! Every moment has been spent house hunting or packing but tonight I pulled out the crystals to make suncatchers with (so fun!)… I always do this when I move, & it always feels like a bit of optimistic magic, to make strands of color for windows that I don’t live with yet. Well, anyways, it seems to work, because I always end up in the best places :)
I’ve been missing you, my tumblr friends & family- love to you all, hope your worlds are good, too.

I spent a few hours on the phone with a distraught friend earlier. It’s good to have someone you can ring at 2 am who will always answer the phone!

It’s been storming tonight, starting with hail! I went outside and watched the lightning & played in the gutter, which was like a little river. It was delicious having the water sweep over my feet. I tried to sketch the storm for you, but at best what I’ve got right now is a study… I always forget how time consuming storms are until I’m working on one (self-preservation, I suppose)! But I’m going to try again very soon- until then I leave you with this piece by Turner, who is always something of a hero to me, but especially so at this moment!

The other night we had an insane storm! It was awesome! I sat outside trying to capture it and also keep my iPad from getting soaked. The next morning there were branches everywhere.

The other night I released a bag of ladybugs for my container garden. That next morning I sat outside with my coffee, watching them mill about on the plants, getting into my hair & congregating in the crevices of the sage. Fortunately none decided to swim in the coffee. Somehow I doubt that caffeine is very good for ladybugs :)

Happy 4th of July!

The hiding spot

My Spotticus decided that the #dollhouse is the perfect place to hang out. Now I only have 3 months to get the #cat hair out of it. I’m doomed!

Now you know where to find me tomorrow, in a tent stuffed full of my keepsake boxes, jewelry, original art and prints! If you’re local I’d love to meet you-come on by!

It’s Saturday night & I’m working, drinking hard cider & grooving to old school jazz…the #worktable is in it’s usual state~I guess this means life is good :)

Is it safe yet?

I’m working in my Fathers studio, which is lovely but always makes me miss him. #wip #studiolife

This things going to wear out.

I’m at that point in a project where if *one*more*thing* goes wrong, I swear—I’ll cry. It’s so unfair! I was So close to finished when everything decided to go sideways.

A very quick sketch of Rebecca. I met her tonight, & can’t put my finger on it, but found something about her utterly captivating.
#doodle #sketch