Thursday, August 26, 2010

gone huntin'.....

gunna catch me a house!

i've officially served my time in upstate ny...

for the next 5 days: scoutin' and (with luck) stakin' a claim. come december i'll be making my grand exodus* to the port of the lands.
after all, the new york times told me to do it...

* ex-o-dus |ˈeksədəs| : movement of jah people.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


today, two titillating t's: tombstones & tomatoes. (say it out loud, i promise it's fun).
yes, two very random associations. here's the best explanation i can offer:

1. spent last weekend in boston and discovered the awesomeness of old tombstone engravings...

2. it's tomato season, clearly:

a whole summer's worth of sunshine stored up in these sacks, heavy with delight... such a gift.

well there you have it. tombstones & tomatoes: two things that thrill me of late...

Friday, August 13, 2010

i'm thankful for...

my hands.

without these precious tools i wouldn't be able to the many things i love.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

what i've been up to...

the short of it: i'm working on a series of illustrations that will be published in a novel this coming fall! here's just a mere glimpse at my latest project. these are line-work/sketches from 2 different illustrations. as the publishing date gets closer i may be able to post a sneak peak of the final product.

{above: voodoo temptress; heart embroiled with a rose}

also, i have gobs of wedding project stuff to share (as promised)... i'm just waiting for my photographer to send the digital images so i've got quality shots of all "those little details" to post.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

i eat lobsters on occasion.

here's part two of the honeymoon's pretty much mandatory to feast on lobster when in maine - where it is amazingly fresh and cheap(er).
might i add, eating a whole lobster is an important carnivorous experience: seeing the lobster's beady little eye's staring at you as you dismember and devour their meat makes you realize that you are eating a real creature and not some ambiguous hunk that is shrink wrapped over styrofoam a'la factory meat. no sir, this is the real thing... and it was divine!

well, here goes...

crustaceans kinda look like giant insects, no?

not too sure about this tomalley business (the crazy green stuff resembling gak) - its pretty darn fishy. although, i found it much improved by spreading it on bread with copious amounts of butter, salt and lemon juice.

scraping and sucking for the last bits of scrumptious-ness...


the print clippings are from a place-mat i commandeered at j's oyster bar in Portland - love the retro-nautical look of it. the lobster i am eating here was had at a lobster pound in Bar Harbor... forgot the name- opps.
oh, and documentation of the feast was taken by the new hubby, Bill Hoelzer.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

sunshine in a vase

yay for august farmer's markets and all their splendor... a wide variety of sunflowers are now making their grand entrance into summer.

when i stare at these flaming bursts of awesomeness i can't help but be blown away - how crazy is it that these things just grow naturally?! might i add, this generous bunch cost a mere $4. easy on the eyes & the wallet. oh how i heart nature.