Ah! Ryan said I am a spider :3 Finished the granny square lap blanket (small blankets aint' just for babies anymore) - really it was just an experiment, and now that I feel amazing at it, I am going to do one in a smoother cotton, with color changes. Also worked on doilies.
Working on Ryan and I's new zine & Painting a photo series - a beautiful nebula & a black hole eating it (gravitational lensing! Ryan liked my gravitational lensing!!) Playing with oils now that I have turpentine. Also I love using the back of canvas. Especially cutting one side out to use the paneling as a shelf for small canvas's to rest on when hanging up.
The zine is premo. Transluscent covers and wax paper for a frosty look ; over 10 satin finish prints inserted with photo corners so they can be taken out and displayed ; 8 of ryan's poems, all handtyped on the typewriter ; two pages of one of a kind to the zine drawings. Interactive inserts: a rose card, five cross wax seals that can be peeled and glued to letters & two butterfly templates to create little migrating swarms across your walls :) Handbound with bamboo thread and tied with cotton twine.
Around the house :) Installed some bamboo branches on the ceiling to hang even more flowers!
Thank you trader joe's, take all of the money - coconut sprimps and vodka penne, ALL THE MONEY TRADER JOES, TAKE IT. New thing I love: stuffed grape leaves. Something I don't love: Green tea mochi. Favorite new find: Ladies and gents baked bean sprouts I sprouted these lentils in one day to leafing (thankyou, one good thing about east coast humidity!!) and baked them for five minutes topped with pepper & loose parm - bean sprouts are incredibly healthy and one of the few foods where more healthy components are activated when cooked.
Weekly ice cream date at the parlor. Cherry vanilla ;)
Tiptoeing around the neighborhood with my basket at 3AM, borrowing wildflowers and tree blooms.
Things from ryan, a dollar bouquet from the farmers market & a pretty glasstop box that I stained and turned into a curiosity cabinet (and then bought more, did the same, and inserted star charts for the shop.
Offtrail, perusing shamen shops, butterfly silouettes, willowbranch crowns, native festivals (loved the drums!)