Wednesday, October 19, 2011


It is that time of year again! I am not a big halloween person. I am definitely the kind of person that talks a big Halloween game and then does nothing about it. I always want to dress up and have great ideas for costumes but I never get that stuff done. I DO love spooky things so much though, which is why I like to get the decorations and put them up and enjoy them. Most of this stuff is out in my house all year round, just all by itself or hidden or wherever. I just gathered it all up together in one place and it worked! ha

I made that skeleton last year. It is one of my favorite things. It is a SOCK! I made it at the museum last year at a craft night. It was really easy to do! Those tiny ghosts, you have seen and of course the severed hand is from Joan, my boyfriend's mom! It is ceramic, she is so good with that! We have a severed hand AND foot!

The pumpkin is from Ryan's market. We are going to decorate pumpkins maybe this weekend or next. I want to have a few big pumpkins this year to put on our fire escape to see from the street! The little pumpkins are cute too though. I want to also try to make my own pumpkin puree so I can make pumpkin bread. Yum!

The raven I usually have up high on a shelf, watching over my apartment. I am a weirdo. Haha.

It is fun! I have decided it is a warmup for Christmas decorating!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

RVCA Locals Only show

Last night was AWESOME! Ryan had a show right down the street at RVCA. It was a group show called Locals Only. It was AMAZING to see his art up and really looked at by such a huge crowd.

People really seemed to get it and enjoy it! I was a weirdo and took a picture of someone looking at his stuff. It was so fun too because so many of his friends came to support. Even my lady Rebecca and her darling husband came out. It was so sweet! It made him feel so good. He was very nervous at first, but he is really good at talking to people and schmooozing it up when he gets started. I don't know why he gets so nervous! I am so proud of him!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


I had the desire to make something the other day, which felt good. I made these cutie pie ghosts out of clay and paper. I thought that they would look cute on my mantle for halloween! Which they totally do. They were really easy to make. I was thinking about drawing their eyes on, and to be honest, I am not good at that. SO I cut tiny features out of paper with an exacto blade and drew them on. It worked out pretty good for me.

Boo! I wanted to share the rest of the mantle with you, but when I went to take a picture, my cameral battery was dead. Story of my life. It is good though because I caught it in time to charge it for tonight.

Tonight is Ryan's first really awesome group show. It is at RVCA. Have you heard of that brand? I think it is an artist collective. They have clothes and stuff with art on it. It is going to be really neat seeing his art up on the walls. He submitted a few really technical pencil drawings. They really show his skill off. I will take pictures. I am so proud of him!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

See, I told you it was rainy!

But we are still getting out there. And even though mean old fall is taking all of my daylight, we are trying to get out there for some of that too. Baby LOVES her walks. And while it takes a little coaxing when its wet, she is a professional squirrel stare-er-at-er.

So, we are easing into fall over here. I am trying to find the motivation to sew, but it is really not hanging out with me right now. I got some pretty great patterns on sale this weekend and have the fabric to make them too, I just need the push. We are REALLY excited because Ryan's show is opening this Saturday! I can't wait to share pics of the opening and of is art. His Birthday is next Monday too! We are going to pick out a drafting table for him and then in my family we also have the tradition of a "morning present" which you get early on your birthday. I don't have anything for him quite yet, but I have lots of fun ideas! I love bringing my family's traditions to our family.

This week up for me is more planning, some working out, some great dinners and some birthday planning!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Its Raining, Its pouring

And I am dreaming of sunshine and sitting with my boy eating breakfast. Sigh, I DO like fall, I swear. But I didn't get a summer this year, so I feel entitled to some more sunshine before the rainy winter.

And, I drew a couple of things. That is a start. I also made some ghosts from sculpty clay. They still need eyes and mouths. They are going to go on my Halloween mantle. Ryan and I have been talking about decorating for the holidays, so I am going to pick up a few things so I have some Halloween fun in my life.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cheese Straws

Yesterday we were hungry! And we had no food. And I didn't feel like going to the store. But! I had ingredients! I love when I have ingredients. It really helps So, I made these! They were like cheeseits but a MILLION times better. Thanks to Smitten Kitchen, I can cook. But she is not a miracle worker, she cannot make me a good photographer, and she cannot make me take pictures of finished things either. Those are in my tummy.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Oh, Hello!

I have been very uninspired lately. It is annoying. I go to the fabric store and wonder around for an hour and buy nothing. I sit at my craft table and stare. I get in the kitchen and cook, but it is not a fun thing. Alas, this is what it is like to be a crafter I guess, it comes in ebbs and flows. I always try to enjoy the flows, because I always have these downs where I feel like doing NOTHING. I have a couple of ideas right now, but no tools to make them happen. It is a bummer. Hopefully that creativity will be back soon.

I did have fun at the park today with my funny dog! She loves grass so much she was rolling down a hill. It was amusing.

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I got nothing. haha