Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jane Says

"aren't you done with your homework yet?"

Monday, November 26, 2007

"don't forget to have a good time"

no, i can't stop listening to this new(ish) song from ani difranco-- performance here--


lately i've been glaring into mirrors
picking myself apart
you'd think at my age i'd of thought
of something better to do
than making security into a full-time job
making security into an art
and i fear my life will be over
and i will have never lived it unfettered
always glaring into mirrors
mad i don't look better

but now here is this tiny baby
and they say she looks just like me
and she is smiling at me
with that present infant glee
and yes i will defend
to the ends of the earth
her perfect right to be

so i'm beginning to see some problems
with the on going work of my mind
and i've got myself a new mantra
it says: "don't forget to have a good time"
don't let the sellers of stuff power enough
to rob you of your grace
love is all over the place

there's nothing wrong with your face
love is all over the place
there's nothing wrong with your face

lately i've been glaring into mirrors
picking myself apart

hard partying

mikey had a looong day of thanksgiving antics, overeating, boardgame-playing and hard partying. and still manages to be super adorable.

Friday we went on over to Club Helsinki for an AMAZING show by the Amity Front, which featured Lyon Graulty (brother of Sarah, see below) on Clarinet, Harmonica, guitar and maybe more..... really great bluegrassy folky fabulousness. We did some tipsy dancing, too, which is a testament to the wonderfulness of their music, since both John and i can rarely be convinced to get up and strut our white-people-dancing awkwardness. what fun!

then Saturday we had some friends over for what was billed to be a 'thanksgiving leftovers' party, but as it was saturday instead of the original friday, so we had to make some new yummy treats. over-indulging at it's finest. more pics here.
please be careful when opening the champagne. or Andre, as the case may be. $5 bubbly is classy, with clear instructions of what NOT to do:

be careful, sarah!

what the?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


yeah, i'm super cool and drew that. it's for a class-- 2D abstraction of a 3d object, er whatever.

crazy trying to get work done before the holiday... lots of old friends rolling into town in the next few days, so i need to not have homework to do so i can play and enjoy the company.

took a hike with courtney and gerrit and happyDog and john sunday up Monument Mountain... i'm still feeling it in my knees, but in a good way. should do that more often.

oh and we had our first 'real' snow of the season-- slushy and pure white, pretty fun, if treacherous.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


soooo.... i just became overwhelmed with happiness and contentment with my current life and such.... not that it's all that great, really, and i'm always thinking about ways to change and improve everything.... BUT i saw my former boss earlier today, and after absorbing that experience for a few hours, i came to realize how fortunate i was to escape that path... i was working in such a draining workplace, and had such a demanding job with no appreciation or breaks or joy. So now i'm living my own life, with eyes toward the future, rather than living in a hellish present.

I always think i should live more in the moment... and today, this moment, i'm happy. excited by the prospect of creating more artwork and stationery of my own, take some interesting classes, enjoy the exchange of ideas with coworkers and peer students.

and, it doesn't hurt that Mickey is sleeping below my chair-- sighing in a cute puppy way every few minutes, just generally being super-cute, as is his station in life.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Fuchsia Home Postcard

FuchsiaHome_W07_front.jpg, originally uploaded by Crafty Maven.

since i stopped working at the art school i haven't had much of a reason to design anything that would actually get published. no more! This is the front of my first (and hopefully not last) postcard for Fuchsia Home. It was fun and i learned a lot about printing-- well, we haven't even seen it printed yet, so we'll see if I learned what i needed to. cross your fingers!
here's the back:

Friday, November 09, 2007

yeah i did it. and durn proud of it!

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org


what i say to myself is "self, either DO work or relax, but don't pretend to do work and then slack off and make yourself mad by not getting anything done while pretending to do work for hours and hours."

that's what i say. but do i listen? nope. i even have myself a new desk from which to do work, but i have this DUMB paper to write that's not even hard and i've had weeks that it's been needing to be written and i just can't get myself to do it. and there's lots of other stuff to do, but if i do that first then the other work never gets done and keeps being forgotten. or not forgotten but pushed aside. dig?

wo is me.

Monday, November 05, 2007

wedding memories

Us with Coyles/Dewketts, originally uploaded by Crafty Maven.

came across some wedding pics today.
some day i will make us a wedding album. not today tho. not even this week. or month probably. going on one year and one month since the day.... but like i said, someday.