Blue Post Its

“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” — Pearl S. Buck “’Procrastination is not laziness,’ I tell him. ‘It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.’” — Julia Cameron   More excellent quotes about…

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    OK, I’m going to start journaling again! (I’m declaring that mostly to myself.) In January we found out we were expecting another baby, and I was equal parts so happy and so nauseous. Morning sickness hit me hard, and we already have two children (ah!). Needless to say, we were in survival mode…

Flooring Paper

“Nothing is a mistake. There is no win and no fail, there is only make.” -Sister Corita Kent I love hearing about other people’s process for making things. Specifically, I love asking people how they get their ideas. My ideas usually come from a material. As in, I love the way that cardboard feels, or…

Snakes

Lately Luka (who is four) has been making art that looks like this. He’ll sit down, choose some colors carefully, and create an abstract masterpiece within a few minutes. In contrast, I cannot make an abstract drawing to save my life. Everything I make looks so silly and contrived. (And honestly just…dumb. Ha!) But I think…

Cupcake Liners

A few weeks ago, Chelsea Francis and I hosted a Lisa-Frank inspired bridal shower for our friend Mindy. I was dressed like I was in The Babysitters Club, there was delicious food, and we celebrated Mindy (who is one of the greatest human beings I know). It was the best afternoon. Mindy is a talented pastry chef,…

Loving

“There isn’t time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that.” -Mark Twain I’ve always related this quote to my personal relationships with family and friends, but it came to mind again as I watched this year’s…

Lumpy Cats

  “Modern art = I could do that + Yeah, but you didn’t.” – Craig Damrauer   You know those drawings Picasso did using just one line? You’ve probably seen some at IKEA. Every time I see them I think what a simple, cool idea. And then, of course, I think I could easily do that.  False. While…

Toot

  “I toot. I toot in car.” -Otto, while riding in the car     Life with two toddler boys is the greatest. (Photos by Otto, age 2, on my Instax camera. The one on the right is a self portrait.)

Silliness

I’m terrible with New Year’s resolutions (is anyone actually good at them?!), so instead of making a long list of goals, I choose one word as my “theme” for the year. Some friends told me about this idea a few years ago, and I’ve selected a word as my yearly “goal” for the two years…

Green Paper

  Here’s something I really believe: I don’t need a reason to make things. If I have an idea, I don’t have to ask myself, “But can I sell this on Etsy?” or “But will my Instagram friends like this?”. I should just make things because I want to sometimes. If you need permission to make something you’ve been wanting to…