Friday, September 25, 2009

I heart trades

I'm so excited to have my little hands on this wonderful print by Caitlin Keegan! I'm creating a wood-burned Babushka apple box for her, and she's sending me this print. I've been coveting this piece ever since seeing the original at her show (with Julia Rothman) at Rare Device a few years ago. Caitlin's sister, Sian, created our stuffed dog portrait of Hawkeye, so I've gotten to know the talented Keegan sisters this last year. Lucky me.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Back in the Saddle

Wandering the streets of Gruene last weekend for Market Days. I'm a big fan of Gruene and it's classic Dance Hall, the oldest in Texas. Whenever I get around to filming my rap video, it's going to be in the Gruene Dance Hall. I'll be wearing the killer denim jumpsuit Ben scored for me, the one that is 3 inches too short in the legs. We'll let you know if we need extras for the big finale.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Oh, you know...

Guys, I know, I know. This is a travesty. I was supposed to have this cleaned up days ago. But then I got busy with freelance, and all my favorite TV shows started up again, and then the Valentino documentary finally arrived from Netflix. You know, important stuff here.

Also, I've been super busy stuffing my face with pickled okra. Pickled Okra! It has changed my world. Ben made 3 different batches and we've been eating them non-stop. As you can tell from this photo, most of the okra is gone. This batch was my favorite, Pickled Okra with chili and lemongrass. And yes, I do believe Pickled Okra should be capitalized because it's that good.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Skies clearing
I'm revamping the site over the next few days, so bear with some ugliness for a while. Thanks!
New Tools
Finally got my brand new camera and took it out for a spin this weekend in New Braunfels. I'm also testing some new software programs to help make it easier to upload my photos. I usually download my pics to iPhoto, then upload from there to Flickr using a plugin. I don't like the way flickr formats photos if you use their "blog this" feature, so this morning I went on the search for a plugin directly from iPhoto to Blogger/Facebook. Found Pixelpipe's iPhoto to Blogger plugin, so apparently it's working it's magic now. What do you use to get your photos out in the world?

Hmm, I'm not sure how I feel about this tool. It automatically uploads directly, without first saving a draft so you can edit text. Also, it default centers everything and includes the title/description of each photo. May need to fiddle around with the setting and see if that is fixable. Any other suggestions?

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

You still there?
Hope so. Apologies for not writing sooner to let you all know we landed safe and sound in Texas! We had a fun trip across the southwest to get here, and then dove straight into lots of work. I'll have a longer post coming soon, but wanted to share our new view from the Lakehouse.

We're also trying to keep up with these guys, Hawkeye and his new best friend Mac. Two lhasas with completely opposite personalities/looks. Quite a pair.

xoxo from Texas!!

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