‘List it Tuesday’ a bit belated

I still created a list for Artsyville’s ‘List it Tuesday’ feature, even though I haven’t had time to post it until now. Ironically, the list it subject this week was ‘small comforts’ and this week I found myself using almost all of the comforts on my list.


On Tuesday, sitting in my last of 3 meetings for the day, I realized I had many of those comforts with me. Ironic?

Markers, chocolate milk, fancy pen, Nerds, need I say more??

Tonight, after a long day of waitressing, and setting up for and manning the booth at our last holiday art/craft festival of the year, I would add these things to my list:

– my sweetie making a BLT sandwich for me when I come home, no matter how late I am
– having a beer with said BLT’s
– having someone really like my artwork that doesn’t always sell at these festivals (we always sell the pottery, and I’m all for that! I love that people enjoy that! But it is really cool when someone loves my photographs as well…)
– having friends stop by a festival to say hi…they don’t have to buy anything! Just seeing a friendly face that isn’t judging my display/vision/pricing/packaging is awesome and I appreciate all who stop by! (Or send me friendly little text messages/online messages when they can’t make it!)
– having time at the booth to talk with my mom and dad when they are there to help. Seriously, it feels like it isn’t often I get to talk to them outside of the restaurant they own!
– how soft and fluffy my bed feels at the end of the day, especially when I know that alarm will be all too early in the morning….

Good night! Hopefully I’ll be blogging a bit more frequently next week!

Our booth at No Coast Craft -O- Rama!

This is today

Craft’za was great! We met a lot of fun people, had some great friends and family stop by to visit, and we sold a lot of great pieces (both pottery and photos) that will hopefully make many people happy.

I have two other important things to post today. First is this:


Yes! This means I have completed the Book Arts Core Certificate Program at Mn Center for Book Arts!! I am thrilled, and excited to continue on with the Book Arts Advanced Certificate.

Second is this:


My first visual journal page that I am posting here, and my wish list for winter! This makes me quite happy as I have often wanted to start a visual journal. Today is crazy, and I won’t have a lot of time to spend in any one place, but writing this list made me very happy. The photo is from the latest Patagonia catalog.

Through the tangled web of the Internet and common real world friends, I have gotten to know Lynn Fisher and learned she is not only a great writer, but also a great photographer and visual journaler. And through her I learned about the Artsyville blog and ‘List it Tuesday’ and here I am! I hope to make this journaling more of a regular thing and that it will help kick-start some ideas for the next shows and projects I have coming up.

Today will be a busy day, but I’m going to work hard to give myself a little time on my own in my darkroom. I have a lot of film waiting patiently for me to develop….