I have to write (or type, whatever) things down so I don't forget:
Pack up assortment of fabric & stuff for Back-Tack.
Make and address postcards for Snail mail group.
Post link to Studio Confidante slide show (so wonderful!) and take some better pictures of my workbench to share here-honestly, if I'd known what great photographs and interesting confidantes would have been a part of that I would have taken a few more minutes to compose an artful shot. Well, in the meantime, here is the link to the slideshow. Martha did such a wonderful job!
Pull weeds. If I don't do this soon, our house will soon disappear, drowned in a green weedy jungle.
Make dog beds now that I have all the supplies (foam pads and rolls of super thick batting) taking up room in the guest house.
Take a nap.
Share link to Mary Jane's Farm. I would like to be a farmgirl one of these days. Suggest that you look for her magazine/catalog at your local bookstore or market.
Also share link to new magazine discovered at my local Barnes & Noble today. It's from the UK and is called Selvedge. I couldn't quite justify the $20 price, so just enjoyed it while at the bookstore. Beautiful textiles!
Apologize for not including a picture in this entry, refer visitors to the photo galleries in the left sidebar.
I moved on to phase 2 of the great decluttering of the creative space this weekend. There is no photographic documentation this time because I think I've publicized my slovenliness enough for now. I rearranged furniture in my guest house, laid down a shabby yet still appealing rug, and found hanging space for the two prized paint-by-number still life's I snagged at the antique mall for a mere $18 for the pair, framed no less! I do have pictures of those little treasures:
I can only show you a corner of the rug, as the rest is covered with piles of stuff, which brings me to phase 3.
Phase 3 consists of major organizing of Stuff*, much of which will be tossed in the trash or donated to the local library's rummage sale. And then on to phase 4-paint and window treatments. The plan is to cover the walls and ceiling and mismatched bits of wood trim with the same pale pink I used in the work room/closet (Harmony from Dunn-Edwards, if you are curious) and make some curtains out of natural linen with a wide border at the top of a pretty floral-something from Amy Butler, perhaps. Why oh why were the walls painted in four different colors by some previous owner? All of which are hideously ugly. I do not understand. Then again, this was were they grew some "mystery plants", so I suppose I should not ask such questions.
*including but not limited to: books, fabric, paper, knick-knacks, and junk that I don't know what to do with but feel that I ought to save for some later need.
I did a little housekeeping of the sidebars, in case you didn't notice. Books and music are updated and buttons added for a couple of fun things I am participating in this month. So there you go.
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, the next two weekends are your big chances to see Cary perform live and in concert! This Sunday night (May 8) at the Troubedour, and next Saturday (May 14) at the Hotel Cafe. The Sunday show is with several other great artists and benefits Oxfam's Tsunami relief, so you can catch a good show and do something nice for others all at once! I'll probably be at the Saturday show, Sunday is a school night and I'm too old to stay up that late. You can get more info here. As an unofficial street team member, I have music I can share, so if you'd like, I'd be glad to send a cd with a couple of songs. Just leave a comment or send an email! I know he's my little brother and all, but his music is really good. All the people I have forced to listen to it have ended up becoming big fans.