Sunday, December 28, 2008


I've meant to write so many times in the last month but haven't for one reason or another. I mean to write on thanksgiving of my feelings of gratitude, I meant to write before Christmas about the angel tree child I donated for and post photos of the quilt I made and my mom helped me to put together. Now it is past Christmas and nearing the new year and I'm reflecting on the things that I have done over the last twelve months and what the next twelve will hold. I hope to accomplish and learn much and that I will appreciate more.

This new year I hope to be able to have brighter outlook on life in general and that I will find more strength and confidence in myself than I have hitherto exhibited. I like to think that among the new years resolutions that I might make before Thursday I might actually achieve at least one as I have not done in the recent years past. For those of you I didn't get to see at any time during the holiday season, I wish you a belated Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well, it came and went. I turned 28 yesterday. Weird to think that it's already come and gone. We ended up going over to my parents house and having dinner together. My dad's folks were there and it was a nice fairly quiet birthday. I really enjoyed spending my birthday with my family, and enjoying their company. I find that as an adult it becomes more important who you spend your birthdays with rather than how hard you party, what you got or where you went. All that seems to matter is that you have your loved ones close and that you are able to be together doing something happy and pleasant. I'm really grateful to my mom for all of her willingness to make tortellini soup for dinner and invite my grandparents.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My First Quilt

I just finished sewing together the first quilt top that I've ever done all by myself. I know that may not really be that much or an accomplishment, but I'm really so proud of myself! It was a quilt Josh designed that he had asked an aunt to make for him about 11 years ago. He bought the material for the front of the quilt and has been waiting for some one to make it ever since. He even made an effort to cut the squares for himself. I've had him pick out the flannel that he wants to do for the back. Now it's time to quilt! Wish me luck!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

WOW! I just got done watching a movie that I borrowed from the library, that I happened to hear about on NPR while they were doing a highlight on the year 1968, and they mentioned that a movie I had never seen called "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?" won the Oscars that year. They went on to explain why this was important to note because it was the first time that the movies that got nominated for Best Picture were movies that had to do with the issues of the times instead of being a western or something else. I thought well why not, it sounded okay, and I love Kate Hepburn and Spencer Tracy together I'll check it out.

That was one of the best films I've seen in a while. It wasn't because of it's ability to entertain me though it had some funny parts, but it was a film that touched my heart. I didn't grow up in a time of upheaval and haven't had to deal with the issues of integration and really haven't had to deal with much of a bigot's perspective during my short life, and so tend to feel the same and relate to the daughter in the film. In my mind there is not any kind of difference in people no matter where they come from or what they look like or even the life styles that they choose. Even if I don't agree with those chosen lifestyles those people are still just people and they deserve love like anybody else.

That was really an amazing film that made me think hard about how I see other people. I definitely suggest that everyone watch this film once in their life.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I know that I've been building up to getting things posted on Etsy and I appreciate your feed back on my banner. I have finally gotten my Etsy store up at: . ( You can also click on my Myrtilles store link). Let me know what you guys think!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I can't make up my mind

So at the suggestion of Sachiko I'm thinking of opening up an Etsy store. The store woudl be called Myrtilles (pronounced mertee) which means blue berries in french and I need you guys to help me decide which banner to use if I do setup a store. You have three choices:

A, B or C.

I know that these say different things about the store. I was thinking of marketing some of my wire sculpture and some french sketches and prints. Anyway vote in the comments, thanks! ☺

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Online Sketchbook

As we've entered the digital age artists like the rest of humanity have embraced online communities as a means to share their artwork, and hopefully inspire others. I have decided to open a dedicated second blog as a means of sharing my digital sketchbook. That way I share and not inundate my digital journal with so many images that it is difficult to read.

My second blog is called Sketches & Strawberries ( Take a look and tell me what you think! ☺

Friday, October 17, 2008

Finally Arrived!

Well, I've finally gotten my act together and setup a blog. Heaven knows I've got friends and family that have all got them and even my own mother says she thinks I should have a blog at least for artistic networking. So I've finally arrived, I sure you're all very relieved. ~.^

Most know about the interesting last month I have had between trying to get my entry done for the LDS International Art Competition, totalling my car and other fun things...I'm glad to say I've survived and am on my way back to swimming full speed ahead. I'm so glad I have such wonderful friends and family that support me in my artistic endevors and help me to overcome some of the more technical aspects that I for some reason always forget about until the last minute.

Here's to fall and moving forward!