Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Now if you're wondering "is that a cubicle and work stuff in the background???"

the answer is yes, I wore this get up to work.

Happy Halloween! Let that inner child run wild!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Wallpaper Extravaganza

This is a call for ideas!
I'm working on an historical renovation of a building in Downtown Dallas with my architecture firm, and the other day on a "field verification" outing I found some treasures that were getting ready to be thrown out...

The big pieces were a mid-century credenza and double-chair-loveseat type thing, but the more interesting thing that I need help with is an overabundance of kitchy 50's-60's wallpaper that I took off the walls. It is great-- ridiculous bright design, flocked gold, etc. The only problem is that NOW I have rolls and rolls of reclaimed wallpaper and nothing to do with it. I've thought of framing some as art, making placemats, and that's pretty much it. Any ideas~?!?!

Above is a little snippit of my favorite. I'll post the rest later on this weekend.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Creative Juices

Well the pipes are warming... (for my creative juices...)
This weekend I sat down with some fabric I got at a resale shop and made my Grandma's birthday present. Then I sat down with some fabric I bought elsewhere and started my Dad's birthday present. Then I sat down with some feathers and a couple of leotards and started my halloween costume (there's a $100 prize for the best costume at work, and I'm a sucker for any excuse to dress up...). Above is the apron I made for my Grandma... I kind of love it and want to keep it, but I won't (mainly because I love my Grandma, and there's probably enough fabric left to make a complementary one for me.... haha)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Lack of Mojo

Hey, bloggers and family--

I've been very lax on this blog thing lately... and on pretty much everything. Ever have one of those times in your life when you just lose motivation to do ANYTHING? It's been about 3 weeks and counting for me. I'm trying to force it, but I'm not too good at that. I've stopped the running that I started about 3 months ago, I've stopped eating healthy, I've slacked off on my art, crafts, and most things creative, I took off work Friday to try and rest up and recharge my innards, and it worked a little, but I'm still struggling.

In the meantime, here's a little update on the garden:

The greens are growing like crazy, and I think i'll have to thin them out a bit soon and try a little homemade harvest. The broccoli is coming slowly, the spinich even more so, and the mache was a no-show (pretty sure it was just too hot. We got a heat wave that left us in the 90's for about a week).

And a gorgeous Texas sunset (with gorgeous Texas hubby).

Our friends' father has a big ranch out in Northeast Texas, and we went out there for a couple of weekends to fish, make a bonfire, and just chat and four-wheel and such.... great fun, and the perfect time of year to do it.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Guerrilla Gardening, Part IV

Well, finally it is done-- or finished being started. Or something. Is a garden ever done?

Anyhoo-- putting the philosophical questions aside, this Saturday my neighbor and I dug up the remaining bermuda grass, tilled the stony soil by hand, and planted a 12' x 12' garden with a few transplanted perennials, some annual color (to satisfy the code controllers) and, of course, my little winter garden in the back. Off to the left is the xeriscape garden my neighbor started 10 years ago that is thriving. Let's hope the new addition takes off!