Wednesday, November 9, 2011

something old, something new

You can now find me at my other blog  SUGAR & PAPER

I'm retiring FarmHaus Modern... I no longer have the farmhouse, so it seems appropriate to start fresh, somewhere else, and to not let the past be so crushing.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

online portfolio

Self-promotion is not one of my strong suits but I finally have an online portfolio. Yay me!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

positive pleasure and positive pain

"Tess had never before known a time in which the thread of her life was so distinctly twisted of two strands, positive pleasure and positive pain."

I'm part of a book club called Read With Me and the current selection is Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. So far, I'm in love with Thomas Hardy's ability to write beautiful descriptions but I am getting a little impatient with some of the characters and the dialogue. I still have a long way to go... I'm on chapter 31 and there are 59!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

fig series {two}

My first fig series was posted in July of 2009. My friend Sara has the most amazing fig tree in her back yard and she lets me cut branches from it. In 2009, the branches rooted so quickly in vases of water.

This year, the new cuttings didn't fare so well. Can't believe it's now 2011 (don't blink, your life is passing you by). I recently had to throw away most of the cuttings but this little guy keeps hanging on – it sprouted two tiny, lovely leaves just before Christmas. Sara's response was, "There is life after death my dear. Hang on."

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

the language of objects

... a few favorites from my out-of-control vessel collection – hmm, maybe I was a prop stylist in a former life.

I'm a little tormented by all of the objects I own; I swear to you that I don't own a ton but the things I do own can sometimes feel like a burden. The thought of ever having to pack it all up and move makes me quite nauseous.

white diamond-pattern cups: alder & co
white and blue porcelain cups: new moon studio
pale, pale blue ceramic cup: phillip ahnen

Thursday, November 25, 2010

something inevitable

"It's like a bear stumbling into a beehive or a honey cache: I'm stumbling right into it and getting stuck, and it's delicious and it's horrible and I'm in it and it's not very graceful and it's very awkward and it's very painful and yet there's something inevitable about it."
- Leonard Cohen