Monday, June 27, 2011

From Scratch

Because we all need to start from scratch, artist Judith G. Klausner's latest project involves making crafty projects from everyday food.

She makes things like Oreo cameos...




Embroidered toast...



Condiment wallpaper...


and my personal favorite, the Chex sampler...



Read more about it here.


Shut thy mouth







As someone who spends a lot of time crafting sentences on paper, arranging words, it never ceases to amaze me how inept I am at letting them out of my mouth.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sucker-Punch



So, you may or may not have noticed that I have been a bit absent. I've been dealing with some fairly rough life stuff, as a parent....and it has occupied all available brain space during the past couple weeks.

I think that the hardest thing, for me, about being a parent, is coming to terms with the pain that my child might encounter....that sometimes things happen....things that I have been unable to prevent...and, as a parent, I am wading through unchartered waters.

No matter what advice or wisdom might come my way from others, I still have but a mere sketch of a map. And, day by day, sometimes hour by hour, I am learning to steer through it all.

The beautiful thing that has emerged from all of this is the immense gratitude I feel for my family and friends, who may not be able to navigate for me, but they are there, lanterns in the darkness, reminding me that there is light and that I am not alone.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Flare



Yesterday, a solar flare caused the largest known eruption on the Sun. Atticus has a deep fascination with solar flares and has told me that they can make people act wacky. He is apparently not alone in this assertion.

I have never really thought about whether or not I believed it was true. But, I might be convinced now. Do you ever have those moments where part of your brain seems to be incongruous with your logic and rationale? I might have had one of those moments and maybe I can explain it via volatile solar activity. Or, maybe I am just fallible. In either case, I am left feeling....disappointed, in myself.





Beautiful and haunting and well, for lack of a better word, explosive.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Two-fer Tuesday

Yeah, lame. I know. But, don't let that stop you from enjoying some music....



What makes me happy, might make you sad...

or uncomfortable. I have mad love for Beverly Hills, 90210, which, if you are my friend, or have ever read my blog, might already know. So, this aforementioned love is why I have loads of appreciation for West Beverly High, a tumblr devoted to all things West Bev. Things like....








Isn't it always summer in the mid-90s?

Then I took the dust of a long sleepless night...

and I put it in your little shoe.






Life has been busy and full and good and happy and a little bit magical too....which is my excuse for being an absentee blogger. Maybe your life has been all of these things too, and you haven't even noticed I was gone!