Monday, June 29, 2009

spread a bit thin

i know i know, this once-every-2-months-blog-post-thing just ain't cutting it. but there is hope; i've finally turned the corner in this pregnancy and i'm emerging from the fog of exhaustion and nausea. i'm determined to get back on track with the blog (at least until our 1st home search finally pans out and i'll be deep in the throes of packing and moving. ugh.)

so meanwhile, i'm involved in a group show at Mercantile Home in Easton PA with 12 other amazing artists that i'm thrilled to be in the same room with! It's entitled "Illuminate" and runs through august.

and from the clock-making side of things, i just received some great new press in the july/august edition of Crochet Today magazine. they were kind enough to feature 2 of my clocks in their "we love it" section. woo hoo look at me!

and in case you don't have super-human vision...

Friday, May 1, 2009

oh baby

jeez it's been a ridiculously long time since my last post, but i've been dealing with a sometimes overwhelming exhaustion, and all-day nausea...yep, preggers again!
so while my body has been busy creating some teensy fingers and toes, i haven't had a lot of juice leftover to create much else. that's not to say i shouldn't be--i have quite a busy agenda.
just today is the opening of the "incredible print show" at artstream studios. i have 6 prints showing among hundreds of other pieces by over 50 artists. i had heard of the print show last year, and was so excited to be invited this time around. the opening reception is on saturday the 2nd from 5-7, but if you can't make it to new hampshire, you can see all the works online here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

3-year-olds and fleeting fame

i'm such the reluctant blogger lately. i was deeply mired in deadlines and a certain 3-year-olds' birthday, (complete with "construction site" cake, and oversized "work site" banner) and then experienced an overwhelming exhaustion where i was doing everything i could to avoid anything that might resemble art or artsy things. i'm coming out of the fog, and just in time for an incredible spring awakening here in portland. (it's frickin' amazing outside!!).
my garden is planted, i'm almost caught up with my shipping after a feature in design*sponge (!!) last week that brought a ridiculous amount of sales, and i'm shipping off my prints for "the incredible print show" at artstream next month. things are feeling almost in control! and i'm deadline-free for the first time since november! now i'm off to fine-tune some new artsy ideas, and see if i can't wrangle up some new shows.

Friday, March 20, 2009

look at me look at me!!

the house beautiful online supplement is up! you can find a link to all the lovely etsy selections from the front page of, including a (little too low-contrast for me) photo of my clock. and here is a link to a scaled-down version of my q&a, with a very LARGE photo (that i'm wishing was a smallish photo) of yours truly. i hope i'm not sounding whiny and complainy, cause i'm actually totally stoked!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

is this dutch?

the almost-3-year-old is taking a rare nap (much too late in the day i'm afraid) and i'm suddenly scrambling to squeeze as much into the next 30 minutes as possible. blog post, sweep floor, sort laundry, photograph new clocks, start soda bread, update etsy. or maybe just open a beer and read the new rolling stone. it's so hard to prioritize during these rare kid-free moments.

my lovely friend cherise is always on the look out for old crumbling foreign-language books for me, and boy did she pull through this week. she dropped by with this lovely the other day...

i'm trying to make sense of it, which is tough when there is this beauty of a cow...

and then an etching of jesus with sunrays shooting out of his head, followed 10 pages later by a soft-focus image of abraham lincoln. must be some "overview of everything and everyone ever" lesson book?
i love it and so am glad that the binding is a wreck--i won't feel terribly guilty using pages for background noise in an art piece or 5. the cover however is precious and i plan to make a book-box out of it. whether i'll be able to part with that is another issue. speaking of which, i'll post photos soon of the book-box i made recently that i swear i'll list at andfurthermore soon as i'm finished staring at it lovingly.

Friday, March 13, 2009

i've been published!

some big news arrived in my mailbox today--next month's edition of "house beautiful" magazine with a little feature on "and furthermore"!!

it's a 2-page spread on etsy sellers and their wares, and i was fortunate enough to be included by the assistant editor, amy claire preiser. my caption reads: "retro with a modern flair. who would have thought a doily could look so hip?" cute, no?

it's to be followed up with an online supplement, including interviews with some of the sellers (me too me too!). i'll post the link as soon as there is one.

now i'll be waiting by the phone for a call from the executives at anthropologie. or maybe martha? this girl is just dying to sell out!

Friday, March 6, 2009


i've been living under the radar the past few weeks, busting out art and prints and clocks for the buckman art show, a restocking of NOUN, and for what may be an increase of clock sales in late march/april (more on that later). 14 new pieces (plus 2 new prints) and 15 new clocks in 3 weeks! (all with that almost-3-year-old boy who is busy mastering the art of zapping every last bit of patience from his parents.) phew!

but it all paid off when i saw some of the new creations (and a bunch of older ones) assembled together in the display i created for the buckman art show! this is the first time i set aside enough time to put together a little display for the show (aside from the black grid they supply) and i'm so happy with the way it turned out. lets hope it attracts some extra attention.

the buckman art show looks like it's going to be a stellar event this year with some amazing art and handmade goodies! it starts tonight, and runs through tomorrow evening. you can find all the details here: i hope to see some of you there! (i'll be the one chasing after the little shaggy-haired blond boy).