January 31st, 2009 | 3 Comments »

My friend Lee wrote a song inspired by ME! It is called “Song for Amanda” so you know I don’t lie.

Seriously, an actual SONG by an actual BAND. I’m floored. you can check it out on his site Woolgathering. I put it on my iPod, I’m so touched.

Goes to show you:

misery + talent= art

I wish I could make some moving art, I can make you a warm scarf, Lee, and a whole heck of a lot of good it would do you in Callefornie. I suppose I’m ever the fan, the appreciator, the critic, never the artist. Sigh.

In other art news, I’m going to an art opening in Atlanta tonight called  “Young Movers and Shakers of the Georgia Art Scene” (how appropriate is that?) I’m going on the prowl for young, new artists to drag to Gainesvegas. Thanks John Olin and Margaret for the article you sent me this week or this exhibition would have probably slipped past me.

Have an artful weekend y’all.

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February 15th, 2008 | No Comments »

Really, I had the best day ever yesterday. Jeff made me breakfast, took me out to lunch, brought me two of my favorite flowers (yellow roses and sunflowers) AND cooked me dinner. Not to mention the DVD and the gift certificate for an hour massage. I know, I know,I’m one lucky girl!

What did he get? Well, nothing quite as spectacular, but do you remember this picture from yesterday?

Tee hee.

I got him a Monster by Mail. (Shameless plug time: You too can get your own fantastic original monster at www.monsterbymail.com!)

Our pal Olaf got monsters during the holidays of his whole brood and they were beyond fantastic. Jeff coveted, I made a mental note.

Here is the one of the two of us as zombies:

A good day was had by all. The funniest card I’ve ever received EVER was from Jeff’s Dad Allen. I knew Hallmark had a card for just about every person, didn’t know they had one “To My Son and his Girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.” If Hallmark keeps making cards like this, how’s a girl ever going to get an upgrade, seriously?

Have a lovely weekend y’all!

August 17th, 2007 | 3 Comments »

Ok, that may be a tad misleading. I’m not sure if it will be the absolutely largest cozy on the planet, but it is going to be pretty freakin’ close.

This marks my very first socially conscious project. (Horray for social commentary through art and craft and fiber!) And it involves knitting a big damn cozy for an abandoned gas station in New York (and the gas pumps too) as a statement about our society’s over-dependence on fossil fuels.

Check it out at the International Fiber Collaborative. The organizer, Jennifer Brooke Marsh, is a fiber artist and grad student at Syracuse University. She has called for artists and groups to contribute 800- 3ft by 3ft squares- to be sewn together create said cozy (which is what I’ve taken to calling it, because to be swaddled in fiber goodness is decidedly more cozy than to not, wouldn’t you agree?)

I said to myself, “Self” -because that is what I do- “Self, this sounds like a fun and interesting endeavor that I can sink my teeth into, and I am sure to be able to russel up some folks to lend a hand or a swatch -or five.” Read the rest of this entry »