Friday, February 15, 2013
Life is so wonderful! I apologize for the long hiatus and this adjoining huge post. Things have been a little busy and I haven't had time to be online - infact, I sat down to count and I don't think I have been online with a PC in over three weeks - I love it, quite frankly ;) But brace yourselves and your bleeding eyes, I think I had a hulking 90-or-so photos to dump off! I must hurry, my Ry panda is taking me east for a late valentines, off to montauk to visit camp hero, the site of the space traveler and philadelphia experiment business (WHAT A VALENTINES, he knows my heart (and has my heart)).
First order of business! All items like the books, marionette and scarf are now listed up on my etsy shop so if anything catches your eye go see if it's for sale and snag it up ~
Second order of business! We had a blizzard! (one day, but we were stuck indoors for four!) I had never seen snow this deep or vast, I think in one evening it was almost two feet. Ryan and I are kind of (all of) children, so we spent the actual snow night in intervals of belly flopping into said snowfall, running inside for coffee and tea, repeat, it was magical. The latter three days of white everywhere and not being able to get out of the house were more tough because we dont keep much food around and we got a bit of cabin-fever. All in all, though, my general experience of this snowstorm made me think of the shining novel and there was a very real part of me that wanted to tunnel into the snow by hedge animals and spook myself out.
We finally had time to sort through our collection of seashells and mount them in a box for the mantle & use the moss we had been hoarding into terrariums.
I worked on books, some, or finished a few up. Much time spent staining and edging these pages. Painting silk embroidery, bottling goldleaf, sewed swan feathers. You know, my thing.
Planted and sprouted a wildflower garden! the secret, I have found, is to buy compact fluorescent lights - T8's! At night I have been sitting my buds under it and they lean, seem more enthusiastic for the T8 than they do during the day for the sun :) (thankyou to my twinheart for buying these lights for me) and, when I snooze late, for taking my plants and sitting them in the sun of the glass doors (how romantic).
Worked on new butterfly plushie specimens for the shop, unpainted with furry moth fringe. Love these once they are painted.
Made good food (look, having come from alabama I was unaware of breakfast sandwiches outside of fast food - literally, bagel and deli shops do not exist there, breakfast is not a phenominon as it is in NY, but I think I make really good sandwiches (usually on kaiser rolls) : cheese, mushroom and beansprout omelet, hashbrown pattie, turkey bacon - peppered and doused in rooster sauce). ALSO! I WAS!!! so excited to see mightyleaf in stores, now! It is so good, but I never order their teas because to order something online I usually have to buy it in bulk to justify shipping to myself and I never want enough tea for a bulky order! This citrus chamomille is the only thing we bought in prep for the storm and Ryan took me to two stores to find the flavour I wanted!! :D BAKING Do you know how nice it is to bake again?
Lots of incense and dreamy, warm smoke for the indoors - made our own diffuser oils.
Dollmaking marionettes! Still in progress, he is only sanded and mounted to his string cross, right now. He still needs to be painted, have little clothes sewn for him, and have his limbs strung. Also the head is complete for his brother, a moon faced demon :)
A few misc shots, Ryan looks better in my shorts than I do ): Making third eye headbands with crochet'd white mohair and black hematite, bathtime bathbombs and books :) Napalm hair (I have since washed it five times every shower because I like orange hair, truly, but I dont like neon colors and I need my oranges to be much paler than it was here).
Ryan recording at home :)
My auntie sent to me a collection of silk shirts she had made in china over thirty years ago - arent they amazing and beautiful?? Also she bought me a sewing machine so clothes, clothes, clothes are going to get cranked out.
I found this old iron chair in a garbage bin, without a seat, so I used this pretty floral upholstry and made two little cushions so I could sit the chair on the mantle and use it to sit small things on, like musicboxes and victorian teddy bears :)
Working on a nazgul scarf/hood that is tattered sheers and thick frayed velvets.
Trying to take advantage of the snow for photos, so cold :3