Since 2017, I have been keeping a reading sketchbook which I sometimes catalog entries of here. I love that I’ve been doing it. And three years later, I can say I’ve completely filled one whole journal and have added about 10 entries in a new book all together. Some of the things I track forContinue reading “2017-2019: reading sketchbook”
These are some winter entries in my knitting journal. A few hats–one I gifted myself, and one I gifted to a colleague with a toddler. I knit these both in December and loved each one of them. If you don’t know about how I keep track of my makes, check out more snaps from myContinue reading “snapshot: knitting journal entries.”
I read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman about a month and a half back–I actually listened to it and the reader’s voices were incredible. The Scottish brogues really brought this story to life in ways I wouldn’t have experienced if I simply read the book. I’m featuring this entry in my ReadingContinue reading “reading sketchbook |eleanor.”
Here’s another entry in my Reading Sketchbook. I love that I’ve kept up with this little project of tracking my reads. Here’s what I record: Page length, completion date, how long to complete, whether it is an owned book, a library book, a kindle book, an audio book, or something completed in the serial readerContinue reading “sketchbook | reading journal.”
I have a lot of sketchbooks. Ones that are half filled, ones that are entirely filled, ones never touched. I start them, I stop them, sometimes, I finish them, whatever that means. But, nothing is more special to me than the way I conceive of my music podcast, available at my other love, P+C. It’sContinue reading “inspiration | notes.”
I recently took a block printing class, and despite my obsessive compulsive tendencies getting in the way of carving a perfect block, I learned a lot about the process and my work habits, too. One of the most important things I learned about my own making adventures has to do with how much I haveContinue reading “fabric | block printing.”
Sean and I have been messing more and more with gouache painting. Last Saturday, we decided to pain some succulents + cacti. Sean was really deepening his color palettes by layering and I was working the opposite by totally washing everything out since I want to be better with the water side of paints andContinue reading “succulents + gouache.”
Sean and I are sending out hand drawn Christmas cards to our friends this year. This set of Pendleton stockings will be scanned and printed on card stock. Final result pictures forthcoming. Merry, merry.
Lakeside. Summer is officially over in terms of my working/non working life. But, I can think about those lazy days painting and reading. What should I paint next?
These are some of the things I’m obsessing over in my maker world, right now. From top left to right: local wool roving about to become thrums for some mittens like these ; mini sketchbooks in bright colors by clairefontaine ; cheeky rubber stamps for letters, stickers, and homemade wrapping papers ; paper thin stitchContinue reading “favorites.”
From my sketchbook this week. An assortment of cacti and succulents.
Trying to get back to my sketchbook. On and off, throughout the years, I have been faithful to my sketchbook. Other times, not so much. But the sketchbook is the opportunity to practice art, doodle, think, write, be inspired. A lot of crazy weird things have come out of it. So here’s a recent entry,Continue reading “perspective.”