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…

Sparkling Water

Dear Future Rachel, You should finish things more often. I know you decided you didn’t like this installation halfway through the process of cutting out and gluing 600 cardboard circles, but you finished it anyway. It didn’t kill you. And it actually looks kind of cool. Also, you learned a few things and it was…

Reminder

  “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -Walt Disney I first came across this quote via the movie Meet the Robinsons (have you seen it?!). It’s a kid’s movie,…

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…

Licorice

The little boys have been sick…throwing up and such. I’ll spare you all of the details. It’s hard to take care of sick little ones, but at the same time, it was awesome to be there to give them hugs and rub their little backs and watch movies with them. Yesterday I kept thinking, I’m…

Making

I’m a much happier person when I’m making things. There are so many happy things in my life…my husband, my two perfect little boys (3.5 and almost 2), my job, my spirituality, our home, etc. But if I’m not creating, I’m missing a bit of happiness. And that little bit of happiness can often just…