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Around Town

Around Seattle

Around Seattle

Around Seattle

These are some shots I took when I was on a walk around town during my lunch. I need to start bringing the camera with me more. I like random shots–it helps you to remember the daily aspects of life, which can be both nice and ugly.

My husband, the hero, has successfully fixed my blog without losing any comments (and only one post)! There will still be some tweaking in the upcoming weeks, but I’m back up! and running people! I felt at a loss without this form of communication. Even though I don’t post all the time, it’s nice having the option of posting whenever the mood strikes.

2 comments May 23rd, 2008

Oh, the Lameness

Okay, so apparently my site has been hacked. Someone has accessed my username and password info and taken it upon themselves to hide information in my code about prescription drugs for men, and other things, if you get my drift. Ryan’s been warning me for some time that I need to update to the newest version of WordPress to prevent this, but it probably means losing all of the comments from you lovelies (and a day’s worth of work to transfer things), so I haven’t done it. Google has officially abolished me from their search engine because of these words, and I would just like to say, shame on you–whoever you are! So, there may be some changes around here and some tweaky things for a while. But have no fear! I’m not going anywhere.

7 comments May 13th, 2008

Sunlight in the Living Room

New Living Room

New Living Room, couch

New Living Room, curtains and chest

This is the living room, all done up. There’s the gray, wool couch and the new throw pillows, the new rug and new curtains, and what you’ve already seen of the dining room. I’m really happy with how it turned out–not too colorful, not too devoid of color. I also wanted something darker, but not melancholy and I think that’s been achieved. If only I could paint the walls!

We had a lovely weekend, although it was downright cold. We spent most of it inside, visiting family and celebrating moms. We went to the Mariner’s game last night and had great seats in the club section. I brought a blanket, gloves, and scarf and managed to keep warm. The boys even won the game–even better!

We’ve got a vacation in the works, to someplace warm and beachy and I cannot wait. I am so ready for some real, summer-like weather, we’re just going to have to go to it, since it won’t come to us.

6 comments May 12th, 2008


Bear Small Box

Cabinet Small Box


These are the boxes I worked on for the living room. I had an entirely different idea in mind when I sat down, and then after I looked at what I had to work with, scratched it entirely. There are a lot of images of animals in our house. From the bug boxes in the craft room to the bird quilt and paintings in the bedroom to these new boxes (and all the other art in the living room). Birds, squirrels, horses, bears, oh my! So, I was trying to avoid the use of animals in these. As you can see, it didn’t work out. At all. We love animals!

6 comments May 6th, 2008

Links, Art, Life

From Cathy Nichols on Etsy From Ubiki on Etsy
Cathy Nichols; Ubiki

From Corid on Etsy From AjaVu on Etsy
Corid; Aja Vu

From Dolan Geiman on Etsy From Janice J's Ill. on Etsy
Dolan Geiman; Janice J’s Illustrations

From Margin on Etsy From Scott Garette on Etsy
Margin; Scott Garrette

I just love all of these artists on Etsy. I sometimes get frustrated at how difficult it is to search through all the hundreds and thousands of items for sale on Etsy, but the gems are great; it’s worth it. I bought a print from Margin and from Janice J. I really wanted a few of the others, but the color schemes wouldn’t have worked out. I’ve been in the studio working on a few boxes of my own, in the spirit of Joseph Cornell. I’ve been saving a few found objects to use for some time, so they are now being put to good use. I should have some pics to post this week.

We had a fair bit of sun this weekend, for which I was very pleased. I spent an afternoon on my beach blanket–which spent a sad and lonely winter in the closet–reading Sunset and Martha Stewart magazines. It was glorious. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a repeat this weekend!

5 comments April 30th, 2008

Gifts and Updates

Aja's Earrings

Aren’t these gorgeous? My dear friend gave these to me as part of my winter gift. She sells her beautiful creations on Etsy.

Living Room Sneak Peek

This is a sneak peak of the living room update. That’s the new couch in gray and I’m using punches of pink and swaths of purple. Poor Ryan, but it’s not as girly as it sounds. It’s mostly gray and wood with a few hints of color. I’m nearly done. I just need to update the art on the walls and get around to making throw pillows and a blanket. Have you ever tried shopping for purple fabric? There isn’t much to be found and most of it is lilac. I wound up ordering some yardage on, but it was difficult there too. Who knows whether the fabric I ordered is actually purple (it could be blue or pink or gray–have you seen the color variance on different monitors?). I really wish that they took the time to write out what color it should be. We all had crayolas; there is a standard out there. We’ll see how it shapes up–probably just perfect.

Work has calmed down again, thank goodness. I’m trying to be more positive and let things slide easier. I have a tendency to meditate on problems like it’s going to help. Just so you know, it doesn’t; it just makes you crazy. Life lesson for the day! I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

3 comments April 25th, 2008

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