Remains of the Day
Friday was Lisa’s last day. She’s been with me for 4 years. Big changes ahead for her family and mine. Gicela is still working for a few more days but then she’ll be moving on as well. It all seems a little surreal right now. I spent the weekend trying to figure things out for myself again. The house seems so quiet today. A little look back at behind-the-scenes with Lisa.
Over the past 2 weeks Lisa shipped out over 2,000 pounds of fabric, supplies etc. Yes 2,000 pounds. There’s hardly a thing left in the studio. We can’t sell off the furniture or large art pieces until the house sells, but I am still listing smaller items as I go through cabinets and boxes. Gicela is helping me cut a bunch of fabric for a class I’m teaching at the SNAP Creativity conference. If we have extras we’ll make them into little kits….because it’s the cutest infinity scarf.
Lost and Found (by himself)
Last weekend I found this sweet little dog scampering onto the highway. I slammed on the brakes and ran after him, he stopped right at the curb just as he was on the highway. He sat down and let me pick him up. Poor guy was overheated….and missing an eye! After picking Boo up from school I got him some water and put him on a leash, taking him out for a walk to see if anyone might be looking for him. After a while I was giving up home and started devising a strategy for making some “found dog” signs. Then, just as I was ready to turn back, he started to pick up his pace like he knew where he was headed. I let him lead and eventually he led me right to his owner’s door! She was so happy to see him, she wasn’t even aware that he’d escaped. We thought for sure his name was “Pirate” but he was actually a “Harley.”
I read really fast, usually finishing a book in just a matter of hours. But apparently my reading comprehension isn’t very good. I already knew that because I used to just pick “C” on tests in school. Take the “How fast do you read” test here on Staples.com
Then, just for fun I took a screenshot of the reading and THEN answered the questions….still didn’t qualify as speed reader:
Marcel the Shell
I’ve probably shared this before but it never gets old.
I also have shoes and a face, so, I like that about myself and I like myself and I have a lot of other great qualities as well.
I love this poster of typewriters over the last 100 years. It’s available through Pop Chart Lab here.
Free Libraries and Typewriters on Bikes
I love everything about this!
A pair of poets riding a tandem bicycle and towing two typewriters 1,400 miles from Boulder, Colorado to Beloit, Wisconsin, building tiny libraries and promoting poetry, community, a love of reading, and the spirit of collaboration along the way.
You can read about Maya and Amy and their Type Rider II project here.
Layers of Color
I thought I needed something to jump start my creativity again. I’m signed up for Stephanie Corfee’s upcoming online workshop on layering color. It begins April 6th if you are interested. Something else new I’m doing….a workshop on laying color. It begins April 6th. You can sign up here.