Monday, July 27, 2009

New Business Cards!!!

I finally have my new business cards...  It was a long journey.  A SUPER long journey.  I am so indecisive but finally found something that works for me, for the time being, of course...  Of course, it might have been simpler to outsource the project to a professional, but I get very stubborn about being able to do something myself.

Anyway, the iphotograph doesn't do it much justice, but I like it.  That's all that matters, no?

Next step- make jewelry.  Sounds easier than it is...  I think right now, I need a combination of a firm hand, inspiration, energy and ease to get it kick-started.  My tendencies towards procrastination tends to be a huge roadblock for me.  This weekend coming weekend would have been perfect, except, I have a conference to be at this weekend, so that's out.

So, what I need to figure out then, for this weekend and all future weekends like it, is how to keep some creativity and energy flowing, while I'm involved in lengthy, left-brained activities...

Any suggestions?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I've been out of touch for a while...  Was busy in the office and then was in Kauai for a week.  Looooooved it.  Miss it.  Tropical weather - gorgeous, warm, wonderful tropical weather.  Delicious papayas and mangos...  Even the bananas were yummier there.  Found this little critter in the little cottage we were staying at.  We named him Joe Morgenstern.  Hard to tell with this picture I snapped via the iphone, but he's pretty dark- and has tiny yellow-white spots all over.  Hung out with us for a couple of days until we set him loose out on some friendly dirt and leaves outside.

So, back to the grind now.  Today's schedule includes: going to work (the nine to five) and then some well overdue studio time.  My fingers are itching to get some creative work done.  I have ideas, but what will ultimately get churned out tonight will yet to be determined...

Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I have always envied those people who are able to assemble beautiful works of food-stuffs, beautiful to both the palate and the eyes. Sometimes you have something at a restaurant, too and you're mystified as to how they were able to make something taste that good.

Well, it really has a great deal to do with the actual item, too! Got some beautiful heirloom tomatoes and tantalizing basil at the Alemany Farmer's Market this past Saturday. I sliced up two of these little lovelies and that fragrant basil and some buttery, fresh mozzarella and layered these simple components. Add a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, french sea salt and voila! Feast your eyes (and tastebuds) on this dish. Sweet and savory, with a little spice from the basil and a touch of creaminess from the cheese, this dish made for a beautiful Monday night meal.