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Madison, WI, United States
A few roles I take on include artist, teacher and parent. I make art, and also love to craft in paper.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Late Birthday Thank You's

On October 16th I turned 30 years old. And I feel ok about it. I feel more in my skin as a 30 year old I think. For my birthday I had one of the best parties I have had. On the Tuesday before my birthday, Julia (aka Red Otter) and I went out for manicures as what I thought was a way to de-stress after a harried weekend. The manicures were wonderful and afterwards we went out for drinks. I had suggested ordering appetizers but Julia said that we needed to go. We walked across the street and she led me to my favorite restaurant, Muramoto (an excellent sushi restaurant) and there our husbands were waiting for us with presents! Yay! I was very surprised and elated. The best present I received (although the chocolates and flowers were pretty great) was a beautiful frame with some kind and wonderful words from my Etsy friends and Maya, Andrew and Nathaniel. So a huge thank you to Diana, Amy, Michelle, Julia and Michele Maule for it. I was so touched.

Thank you.

Also here are some pictures of Maya, Nathaniel and I on my actual birthday eating the cake that Nathaniel made for me :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It is finally Fall

Although I love warm weather, and actually am not a fan of winter at all, fall is my favorite season. I love the beautiful colors, especially around my hometown, where the hills are filled with oranges, reds and yellows. I love the harvest of pumpkins and apples and canning, and it happens to be the season of my birth. This year, in about three weeks I am going to turn 30. I am still not sure how I feel about this, but I know I would like to have a big party of sorts, and have lots of friends there. Otherwise I might be remembering my mortality a bit too much...

Back to the topic of Fall, last weekend Jewels and I and our husbands went apple picking (she blogs about it here) and I got 20 lbs. of apples that will be mainly turned into apple sauce to tie us over for the winter. I have to admit I am a bit of a Susie Homemaker, I love gardening, canning my own food and baking. I have skills in these areas (other than the gardening, which I haven't quite figured out yet) that were passed down to me from my mom. She makes the best pies and I thank her for passing her knowledge on to me. Maya and I made an apple pie this week and I let her do most of the work, and it turned out great. The crust was a bit crumbly, but it tasted wonderful :)

This week I also finished the painting that I had been commissioned to make, and I am pleased with how it turned out. Today I also made a new journal with vintage typewriters and am hoping to work on my cicada painting now. What are your projects this week?