Thursday, November 29, 2012

Food Photos + A Lack of Art.

We were recently able to spend some time with our best friends in a little cabin down in NC. Two days of hot tub soaking and libations were a great way to decompress at the end the holiday week. As it turns out, we were a little too busy eating, drinking, and being merry to take a lot of photos, so you'll just have to trust me that it was a beautiful little getaway.

I can't seem to pin anything down lately when it comes to art. I make lots of notes and scribbles, spend a lot of time daydreaming about projects, but nothing has made it past the conceptual phase. Maybe I need to just buckle down and start something. Maybe I need to at least get a make-shift studio together for now until I get my furniture refinished/chosen/purchased/situated.


Maybe I'll try a little organizing tomorrow (both of boxes and thoughts). All I have to offer in the way of visual interest at the moment are, as the title mentioned, food bits. Not particularly glamorous, but tasty.

And of course, it's all vegan, all of the time.

A while back I got on this huge blueberry kick. I never even liked blueberries growing up, but lately, I want to put them in everything. Maybe it's just an excuse to bake.

I grew my own pumpkins this year! They didn't get massive in size, but they were cute and perfectly shaped. I ended up baking them so now I have a good stockpile of homemade puree in my freezer (maybe it's just an excuse to bake). I also got some awesome maple + rooster sauce roasted seeds out of the deal.

 This ^ was my very first time making sushi!

And this was my very first inside-out roll!

I'll work on something to post soon. Something non-food. Promise.

I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Monday, November 12, 2012


The weather this past weekend was phenomenal. I finally got a start on refinishing my drafting table. I really thought that after a solid month away from my palm sander that I could tackle the project with a positive spirit, but mere minutes passed before I was flashing back to the horrors of home renovation.

I pressed on, but I have a long way to go before I get that thing reassembled.

I spent the rest of my time taking photos, baking, and running (to compensate for the baking). I hope for some consistency in dry days this season so I can make good use of the trail that is our "driveway".

Monday has returned, and with it, the gloomy weather. I would happily spend the rest of my day hiding under blankets in front of the fireplace (and I just might).

Stay warm, folks!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Holiday Gifties.

We're closing in on the holidays, so it's time to get your orders in!

A hand drawn portrait of your loved one is a great gift that becomes an instant family keepsake, so if you're at a loss for what to give that special person this year, you're in the right place. You can find listings for a few standard portrait sizes and options over in my Etsy shop. Easy Peasy!

Interested in something a little more custom? Contact me directly ( and let me know what you have in mind.

I look forward to hearing from you!