Friday, February 29, 2008

it's for you I swoon

According to Blog365, today is a day of rest - no blogging. However, I made the pledge that I would do a block every day (including leap day), so I have to.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

continuing randomness

I've been memed again. This time it was my lovely and talented friend Marie who tagged me. Here's the dealio...

1. When tagged place the name of the person and URL on your blog
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write 7 things about yourself
4. Name 7 of your favorite weblogs
5. Send an email letting those bloggers know they have been tagged!

7 things about me:

1. I like to drive alongside moving trains.

2. I once met Mr. Rogers at a party.

3. I was born in the year of the rat.

4. My husband fell for me because of my impressive knowledge of Hitchcock trivia.

5. I brake for caterpillars. Seriously.

6. I like to take pictures of dogs I meet.

7. I frequently write on my hand.

While there are quite a few blogs that I read daily or almost daily, I generally don't pass memes or chain-like things onto others. If you're a blogger in my sidebar list of favorite blogs and you're aching to participate, consider yourself tagged.

rave on cats

r a n d o m

I decided to make an alphabet. Doing it all at once and in order, however, is too predictable and boring. So I'm going to make letters randomly and intersperse them with other images.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


from Quilting Arts... Series 100 of "Quilting Arts TV" is rolling out on PBS stations across the country, but you can have all 13 episodes in one 4-DVD set for just $39.99. Learn from the pros whenever you want! The DVDs are in stock and ready for shipping.

Some of you might recall that I taped an episode for QATV. In said episode, I demo how to make a fabric collage with a photo, talk about elephants and say the words curvilinear and curvilicious. As an extra bonus, if you look closely, you can see I'm only wearing one shoe. How's that for a sales pitch? Click here to buy a copy.


Yes, I'm spelling something.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


A gargoyle, loosely inspired by the movie I saw last night. Loosely, because my gargoyle is actually in Paris.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

heartbreak, old friend

C'mon. Who didn't think I would do this for Valentine's Day? My friend Maria and I had talked about the image of an anatomically correct heart ages ago and it's been in my head ever since.

rave on

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

el gato

I needed a cat image for another project (super secret for the moment, as always) I'm working on this week, so here he is.

Friday, February 8, 2008


Here I am under water again. Could it be symbolic? Do I feel like I'm drowning? Possibly. Today's block is be used with fishies.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Things are enormously chaotic right now. Among other things, I've been without internet (which is like crack to me) for the last 30 hours and without power for a good portion of the day. My friend Sarah explains my current chaos by telling me that Mercury is in retrograde. I think it's just chaos.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


yes we can

for NY voters...

Polls are open in New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Erie counties from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Elsewhere in New York, polls are open from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Anyone in line at the time the polls close is allowed to vote

If you are a first-time voter who registered by mail, bring a valid photo ID or a document that shows your name and address

If your name does not appear on the voter rolls or if you are a first-time voter and can't provide proper identification, you may vote by affidavit ballot

My husband just borrowed my car to go vote for the other candidate!

Monday, February 4, 2008

blue whales

I'm working on another project (secret and unpostable for now) that includes an image of a blue whale, so I've been drawing whales for the last few days. I actually started carving this block Saturday, but abandoned it because I didn't like it. I started again today and added the baby (because there was too much empty space). Now I like it again. It's carved on an Inovart Smooth-Cut mounted block and printed with acrylic paint.