Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm it.

Margaux Lange tagged me yesterday, so here are 5 random facts about me:

1. At some point, every bowl I've made, which must be over 100 by now, has been worn on my head like a hat.

2. I like to make funny faces...alot...really, alot.

3. When I'm depressed or really struggling with disappointment, I read the Taoism chapter in Huston Smith's World Religions book. And this is why:

"The natural phenomenon that the Taoists saw as bearing the closest resemblance to Tao was water. They were struck by the way it would support objects and carry them effortlessly on
its tide. The Chinese characters for swimmer, deciphered, mean literally 'one who knows the
nature of water.' Similarly, one who understands the basic life force knows that it will sustain
one if one stops thrashing and flailing and trusts oneself to its support."

4. I didn't name either of my cats--I got them both as kittens but they're previous 'mothers' had given them such good names that I kept them. They're Junebug and Izzy. (Junebug's the darker one)

5. I'm afraid of falling down stairs. It's not a debilitating fear yet, but it does seem to get stronger as I get older.

I tag:
Arthur Hash
Kristen Kieffer
Haylie Bird Waring
Barbara Smith

the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New Double Bowl

Yaw Gallery just had a call for entries for a curated show they're doing at SOFA New York this sping. It's called "Not Just Any Bowl." I just finished this piece to submit. I'm not holding my breath or anything, but it would be so awesome to have a piece at SOFA...

Thursday, November 8, 2007


I'm a little behind the 8-ball on posting about this, but, if you haven't already, you should check out the current issue of Metalsmith Magazine.

In it, I co-wrote an article with my grad school pal Megan on the importance of the internet and blogging in getting exposure in the new world of craft.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

This week's installment

Here's the ornament for this week. I do so love the wedding ring quilt pattern--especially in metal, and especially with a little piercing.