Monday, September 29, 2008

The jury's out.

Tried enameling on some ornaments today in preparation for my craft show this weekend, the Shaw Art Fair in St. Louis, MO. Considering how I feel about enameling, I don't think it was a total disaster. But it didn't go exactly (or even mostly) as I hoped it would.

Daily photo: 9/29/08

Sunday, September 28, 2008

pretty cool.

We just replaced one of the enameling kilns in the metals studio and I discovered that the back of the old one looks like this. I dig it.

Daily photo: 9/28/08


of a day spent sawing, and sawing, and sawing...

Daily photo: 9/27/08

Friday, September 26, 2008

More things I wish I could afford.

Ceramics by Jorine Oosterhoof on Rose and Radish.


Every time I see some poor person standing on a street corner with a sign, I think about how much I would hate that job.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The day.

So, when I take my daily photo, I always want to try to take a picture that I think sort of captures the essence of my day--something that was particular to it-- but the problem is, I can't take a picture of the warm evening air.

Daily photo: 9/25/08

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Found this yummy organic (American) vodka at out local Acme. It's Vodka 360, and we like it. I like to mix it with Blue Machine Naked Juice, which helps me feel like I'm getting extra vitamins and it's sort of healthy.

Daily photo: 9/23/08

Monday, September 22, 2008

From the grad room

Work on the shelves of the fabulous Miles Rountree, Kent metals grad.

Daily photo: 9/22/08


Daily photo: 9/20/08

Little out of order, but that's OK.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

More pretty little things.

Labokoff is an artist from Paris, France who sells the most beautiful prints on Etsy. I covet them. Especially these 3.

A pretty little weed

In my backyard.

Daily photo: 9/21/08

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Home again.

The sunset on the way back to Ohio.

Daily photo: 9/19/08

On the road...again...again...and again....

We had a death in my extended family this week, so N. and I headed to St. Louis Thursday, after I taught class, for the funeral, and here the sun sets as we leave Ohio.

Daily photo. 9/18/08


Had dinner with the faculty and students from the University of Akron's metals program last Wednesday at Moe's in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

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I had an unexpectedly crazy week last week, so I'm behind on posting, but I'll catch up now.

Last Sunday, we, here in NORTHEST OHIO! had 80 mph winds from hurricane Ike! They took down a huge tree on the Kent campus that I used to walk past everyday on my way from the parking lot to the metals studio. And that made me sad.

Daily photo: 9/16/08

Monday, September 15, 2008

A political break.

You must visit this link and watch the video if you haven't already, it's hysterical. Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on last Saturday's SNL.

Coming Together

Worked on some small wall-pockets today, and graded student work, and ran errands, and washed dishes, and...

Daily photo: 9/15/08

From the floor

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Going to dinner.

Went to dinner Saturday night with friends, to our favorite sushi place, Sakura in Fairlawn, Ohio. Delicious!

Daily photo: 9/13/08

Friday, September 12, 2008


Spent the day pressing about 60 die-formed copper halves that will become ornaments and wall pockets. My hands are blistered.

Daily photo: 9/12/08


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Wednesday, September 10, 2008


On Maramiki's etsy shop, she was selling hand-printed fabric scraps, which I bought, and got on Monday. I'm very excited about them!, though I don't know what I'll make that will be worthy of the fabric...yet...

Daily photo: 9/10/08

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Packed up.

After the show.

Daily photo: 9/08/08

The other girls.

My mom actually refers to her cats as my 'step-siblings'. Yes, we are those crazy cat people.

Daily photo: 9/7/08

Monday, September 8, 2008


While at the show, I noticed I was basically exclusively studying people's feet as they walked by. I almost had to remind myself to look at the rest of the person, beyond their shoes. So I took pictures of them.

Daily photo: 9/6/08

How cool is this?!

I don't know what it is, but we passed it on the way to St. Louis. I think it's either part of a carnival or some kind of advertisement. But a giant ray gun is pretty neat either way.

Daily photo: 9/05/08

To St. Louis for the Schlafly Show.

Daily photo: 9/4/08

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

And. here. she. is!

Our new (to us) 2007 Mazda5. Very well reviewed, and practical--it's a compact minivan that can seat up to 6 adults!-- so we're pretty excited about it. Always a little stressful making such a big decision, but 24 hours in, we're pleased.

Daily photo: 9/3/08

A new arrival!

zoom zoom.

Daily photo: 9/2/08

A proper Labor Day--for us.

When we're lucky, Labor Day means we're sunburned with aching feet because we've spent the day walking around Hartville, Ohio's annual flea market. Such was the case for this labor day. Saw lots of cool things, but only bought a set of vintage turquoise-colored cloth napkins. I'm thinking of shifting my kitchen colors to include a range of turquoise, agua, light blue and celdon colors, with red accents. Since I'm sure you all care... ;-)

Daily photo: 9/1/08

Monday, September 1, 2008

Gettin' Out.

One of the best things about this area of Ohio is its extensive network of free metro parks, as well as the free Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Goodyear Height's Metro Park is less than a mile from our house, so we spent the morning on the trail Sunday. Lovely.

Daily photo: 8/31/08


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