Friday, February 20, 2015

Making a Reading Life

Currently reading...

Magazines to help me get through my cabin fever

An oldy, but goody, to motivate me into a writing practice

An inspiring picture book because I love picture books
and stories about people doing extraordinary things.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy Year of the Goat/Sheep

Last year's celebration included Chinese take-out and a table setting courtesy of my 3rd grade classroom decor.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Art Journal: Color

Taking inventory of my FolkArt acrylic paints. They are inexpensive, non-toxic, and great for playing in an art journal. :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Runner & Stone

Did I ever mention that I love croissants? Especially almond croissants? Well Runner & Stone is one of the best bakery/restaurants in the "Gowanus" section of Brooklyn (right near Park Slope and Carroll Gardens), serving the yummiest almond croissants, breads, homemade pretzels, coffees...

I love food, but I am by no means a foodie or food writer. I have eaten many, many almond croissants, though, so trust me and go. You will not be disappointed.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hearts Completed

I was playing around with my sewing stash and some paint a couple of weeks ago and I've finally finished some fabric hearts. They're a little wonky, and a little squishy, and a lot of lovely love. Yup, that's how I would describe them.

Luckily, my mom came over this week. She helped me stuff the hearts and she sewed the outside edges with an invisible stitch (my attempt was not invisible at all). She also gave me a bunch of sewing tips for the next time I decide to take on a sewing project.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Color Inventory: Blue

Keeping track of the blues in my FolkArt, acrylic paint stash...

my embroidery stash...

and my marker stash.

Then, I played with some oil pastels.