Category: Paper

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…

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…

Beatlesmania

Here are a few things that have been said in our house lately: Luka (who’s 3): “Why don’t you have a beard, Mama?” Otto (2): “Oh, sure!” (so enthusiastically, whenever I ask him to do something) Me: “Hey, boys. Mama is not a toilet.” Also, Beatlesmania has hit our house. I played “A Hard Day’s…

Receipts

  My favorite quote from Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Big Magic: “Keep in mind that for most of history people just made things, and they didn’t make such a big freaking deal out of it.” Ha. I made this installation with receipts I collected over a surprisingly short amount of time (we use so much paper…