Wednesday, April 29, 2009

 Aside from the grim allergies it all has given me, i'm loving every bit of this color the Earth is currently showered in. 

my closest friends here & i had a lovely celebratory pinic last week complete with greek food & random things alex thought were picnic-worthy(a.k.a. the things she wanted to get out of her kitchen. ha!)

we sat out at the dam until sunset, hence the under-exposed, grainy photos that i happen to kind of like.

this past weekend, we had our seasonal art sale-this time held at my house.

(lauren made hula hoops to sell, so we pretty much entertained the masses by hula-hooping all day)

the few necklaces & postcards i had time to make, & my momma's beautiful spring shawls.

Corrinne, who i just met this weekend, makes these neat little lamps out of vintage slides that she has found at estate sales & the like. For you Arkansans, she also runs [this] blog about free things to do in our state. She's from the U.K. & it's neat to see someone originally from far off doing good things around here!

one more week of school & then the(sort of) freedom of summer. 
i'll be going to school in June & working, so i guess it won't be that free, but summer is summer, man!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

When she's old enough to leave her momma, which is quite soon, this sweet little thing will be mine!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"the earth is what we all have in common. it is what we are made of and what we live from, and we cannot damage it without damaging those with whom we share it. 
there is an uncanny resemblance between our behavior toward each other and our behavior toward the earth.
by some connection we do not recognize, the willingness to exploit one becomes the willingness to exploit the other . . . it is impossible to care for each other more or differently than we care for the earth."
Happy Earth Day, lovely Earthlings.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I woke up this morning, crawled out of my warm multi-blanketed bed & into the cold air that always seems to envelope our house, & reached for the on button on my space heater that warms my body every morning as i slip on my clothes. But before i could turn it on, visions of people struggling to merely move because the air is so frigid popped into my head. I was appalled by myself. I have been using up ten minutes of the worlds energy just so i can get a little heat in between slipping off my pajamas and putting on my corduroys when there are people in other parts who cannot even sleep because their bodies are so cold, & unlike us, they have no down comforters to even consider.
 So, i decided quickly to forgo the heater from now on, suck it up, & realize how damn lucky i am in every beautiful area of my life.

Friday, April 10, 2009


my sister:
the pseduo-Indian 
who sports vintage quasi-chanel sweaters

Sunday, April 5, 2009

a day once dawned, & it was beautiful.

Over the way too short spring break, Nick & I rented a teepee at Petit Jean State Park. It was an authentic teepee(& quite large!) equipped with a canoe! We went canoeing at sunset
 cooked dinner over the fire
& slept soundly.

We woke to a bird flying around inside our teepee
baked a wonderful breakfast
& hiked to the waterfall. 

By far the most beautiful time i've ever had camping. 

Friday, April 3, 2009

Last night, our schools clay club held its annual soup bowl benefit.
I paid $10 to get in, got to pick out a beautiful bowl to take home, & ate some soup, of course. 
I picked out this amazing bowl made by Liz, the ceramics professor:

and...i entered the raffle...& WON! I was so excited 'cause i never tend to win these sort of things.
i have no idea what i'm going to do with these, but just look at them!