Just listed this Jane Austen flower bundle. It's pretty swoon worthy, if I do say so myself.
Who's going to my blooming book workshop this Sunday? You'll need to register by emailing email@example.com or calling 970-682-2590. If too few people sign up in advance, we'll have to cancel!
Want to learn some of my crafty secrets? I'll be hosting a workshop at the Wolverine Farm Publick House on March 26. Space is limited, so reserve early!
I'm filling baskets and baskets with flowers for the My Funny Valentine Market. This Saturday!
"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." -- E.B. White
As an artist and writer, my work falls squarely on the savoring side of the scale, but there are moments when waking up and satisfying that desire, without acknowledging the other responsibil...ity, would be to fall on the wrong side of history. I am privileged to have this daily dilemma, to have a life not solely focused on surviving. I wish that that everyone were lucky enough to have that privilege, but because that's not the case, I'm speaking out. Banning refugees to the United States is wrong. Closing our doors to immigrants because of their religion is wrong. And not raising one's voice in response to injustice is not only wrong, but un-American.
It's Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. You can celebrate by giving yourself ten minutes to watch Neil Gaiman read "The Raven" by candlelight next to a fireplace. https://youtu.be/2jSHKPp-66w
#100daysofpaperplants Day 6: Repeat, repeat, repeat. When I was a teenager, I went to a Degas exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Degas, it turns out, was obsessive. He painted the same dancers in the same poses over and over and over. He painted them in wild colors and with variations in technique, but he kept painting them. At the time, I though it made for an incredibly boring exhibit, but it stuck with me. Mastery requires repetition. So that's what I did today. I made more of the same. (The flowers on the right are real, but I did work on more paper ones today, practicing some new paint and finishing techniques.)