September 22, 2014

So Long Summer

Only a few more hours 'til the official start of Fall though we've already been enjoying some cozy sweater weather. It has been a beautiful Summer....lots of lazy days, road trips and memories. Can't ask for anything better!

I want to thank all of you who celebrated with me this past weekend. Thank you for supporting my work and for all the kind words you've sent my way.

September 18, 2014

Eight Years & Counting

Eight years ago I stumbled across a fledgling website named Etsy and decided to pitch a tent under the moniker Sushipot. Little did I know that small action would turn into a full time venture (job!) for me. As Patrick has pointed out so sweetly, I've never held any other job down for that length of time. haha! Working for myself, working from home and working with my hands everyday is a dream come true. And to celebrate these eight years (....and counting!) I'm having a BIG sale on my most popular product:

Sale ends Sept 21 at 11pm cst  

To each and every Sushipot patron around the world....a big THANK YOU for making this my reality.

September 17, 2014

Little Red Phantasm

Growing up there was one particular book that gave me serious heebie-jeebies. It wasn't so much the story as it was the images....this was the volume. One particular page made me shiver....the big bad wolf in Grandmother's bed....something about those very glinty eyes and the pink nightcap. I would always avert my eyes as I walked past the bookshelf where it was innocently perched. From time to time I would poke it back in the recesses so as to hide it the spine from my view. Even more infrequently I would carefully slide it from the shelf and dare myself to read it.

September 16, 2014

Chimera Collage

Chimera, original collage on old children's primer cover

I read somewhere recently that September is National Literacy Month. We always have a couple of read-aloud books going with Lizzie in addition to our own individual books. This week we maxed out our 50 book limit at the library. hah! Guess that's the way it goes when you home-school. Patrick and Lizzie are reading the newly released Sky Pyrates Over Oz. Lizzie and I have just started Little Women (we're on chapter 4 of 47). Patrick and I are both trying to read this book (at the same time) and keep stealing it back and forth. Lizzie just discovered the historical fiction books published by American Girl (thus our maxed out library card!) and I've been listening to the original Grimm's Fairy Tales while I work in the studio at night. I'd love to hear what you've been reading!

September 11, 2014

September Blocks

There are only twelve days 'til the autumnal equinox and around six weeks to Halloween. This means my September offering of art blocks needed a spine-tingling vibe....that and I've been listening to this reading of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde while I cut and paste.

September 8, 2014

Prickly Plaques

I finished up a fresh assortment of prickly plaques over the weekend. They will be posted in the shop throughout the day. Send me a message if you see one you would like to reserve. Enjoy!
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