Entries Categorized as 'collage'

Pride (or is that an oxymoron here?)

July 15, 2011

I’ve hit the mother lode! My friend Justin brought over a huge box of vintage cookbooks for me– you know the kind your grandmother or mother had, with the really gloriously colorful, tacky photos in it? Well, my favorite is this one, and especially the wonderful photo recipe for this frosting party dress–click on it […]

Sew, yeah… I am becoming my mother

June 16, 2011

Tonight I’m taking a sewing class at a local sewing shop called Home Ec. Studio in South Park. This is all part of my trying to be more creative thing. Have you been to South Park lately? It’s really become such a cool place to hang out. Lots of new shops– one of my new […]

Happy New Year! (can I get a woot woot for 2011?)

December 31, 2010

I was thinking that putting a picture from The Poseidon Adventure on my New Year’s blog entry might be too foreboding but what the hell! I love the movie– you know, massive tidal wave flips over a cruise ship and survivors, including Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, and Pamela Sue Martin, have to climb their way […]

Idle Hands

August 28, 2010

Finished my first week back teaching after a far-t00-idle summer. Four classes and a fifth starts in October. I need to be busy again. Busy-ness makes me feel better. Having things to do, having places to be and responsibilities. I’d like to think it pushes me creatively, too. This summer was just a wash–too much […]

You’ve Got (Late) Mail: Postcards

August 11, 2010

Remember the Writing Marathon I did back in May? We raised 17,000 dollars and I promised every person who sponsored me would get a handmade, original postcard. Well, I’ve been slow to get them out but they ARE going out. So if you’re someone who’s waiting for a postcard it’s on its way soon, I […]


June 19, 2010

I’m making my way through Tinkers, this year’s recent Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Paul Harding. Yesterday I took it to a coffee shop, had an iced coffee and a cookie and sat out on the patio and read for an hour and a half of uninterrupted bliss. I’m torn between really loving the book, […]


February 27, 2010

Marginalia mar·gi·na·lia Pronunciation: \ˌmär-jə-ˈnā-lē-ə\ Function: noun plural Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin, neuter plural of marginalis Date: 1832 1 : marginal notes or embellishments (as in a book) 2 : nonessential items <the meat and marginalia of American politics — Saturday Review> <–I discovered this fascinating artist, Ira Joel Haber, online and this is […]

Stories on Postcards

February 18, 2010

Those who know me know that I LOVE postcards– well, vintage postcards anyway. And, making my own. (more samples on my Flickr page to the right–>) Sometimes my friends, like Peter and Jess, give me old postcards they find or old family postcards–especially Jess, whose family seems to have thousands of them. here’s one.  don’t […]

VSC: The Last Day

January 28, 2010

Wow. I can’t believe it’s over. My last day at Vermont Studio Center. So much to say but my head is utterly pounding and the thoughts in my brain a-jumble — anxiety about travel tomorrow, the strange ritual of packing up after 5 weeks away, the  goodbyes to dozens of wonderful people. What is there […]

VSC 4: 2 Weeks

January 17, 2010

Well, it’s now been officially 2 weeks since I got here to VSC. I’ve definitely settled in (you know you’re settled in when you sleep in and miss breakfast). Yesterday several people went home–the two-weekers we call them. It was a gloomy day; they were all such cool folks: Sarah G, Sarah C, Scott, Pedro, […]