For those of you who don't know, Johnny and I are in the throes of renovating our new house. It's a brick, tudor style home, built in 1930 and it's just damn adorable. Here's what I've gathered so far: Renovating a home is exactly like jumping on a roller coaster ride only you don't know how long the ride will last or how much it'll cost, but you can be absolutely certain it'll have its ups and downs. Although we weren't actively looking to buy, neither of us could deny the
Believe it or not, I have become more active since I gave up my gym membership back in February. I traded in the treadmill for a sidewalk. I run more. I observe more. I have pictures that prove my love affair with this city-- a city I grew up in and grew tired of and moved away from; I have fallen in love all over again. I'm constantly getting to know this city and best of all, it beckons me to get outside.
I had a friend tell me recently that when he thought of me he saw a clock. "Really, a clock?" I asked. "Like your basic, old clock where all the hands move? Do I have a lot hours, or better yet, YEARS left on that clock? What are you trying to tell me?" I was so confused. He reassured me it wasn't a bad thing and it was just a question that came to mind ... "what makes you tick?" Well, that's a mighty fine question--a question I'll go ahead and push right back to you, t
I've had a lot of people ask me about first friday and what it's all about. Is it just a downtown thing? My answer goes something like this: It's a way for businesses to support local and regional artists by showcasing their work for a month at a time. It's kind of a symbiotic relationship in that the artist benefits from the clientele that already frequents the business, and the business benefits from new customers that came in support of the artist. And perhaps it's just
This is how I operate: spreading all of my art on the floor in order to wrap my head around what I'm working with. I did this back in school by laying all of my books and homework on my bedroom floor; I'm a very visual person so it helps tremendously if I can SEE everything at once. So, before I arrive on location to hang my art, I visualize what that might look like by spreading all of my work out on my living room floor. My husband tried, bless his heart, to arrange for