October 1, 2014

Oh October!

Seems like every time October rolls around I have an 'oh s**t' moment over my things-to-do-before-the-holiday-season-begins list (as an Etsy seller that is). All summer long I have the best of intentions to be prepared but when you run a one woman show it's much easier said than done. Anyhow, it's no different this year and today is that day. haha! So I'm telling myself to kick it into high gear and tackle that list (we'll see how it goes!). First up is to finish this bevy of wall dolls who have been patiently waiting for additional limbs. They gotta have something to kick around with you know ;) Oh....and before I forget....a happy October to you!

September 26, 2014

Signs Of Fall

Lizzie and I gathered these first signs of Fall about our neighborhood this week. We've been enjoying crisper evenings and are busy planning all the soups 'n stews we will concoct this season. Happy first weekend of Autumn!

September 25, 2014

Clown Kingpin

Kingpin, mixed media assemblage art doll clown with dangle-y bits

Possibly my favorite clown ever? Alas, I cannot keep him...he's headed to live in Brooklyn, NY. Have you seen these stamps yet? I bought two sheets....one to save and one to use. Gotta send some snail mail now! And....check out these old-school clowns.

Chevron Clown

Chevron, mixed media assemblage art doll clown

Decked out in chevrons & harlequins this clown is ready for the limelight. Kinda reminds me of Klee's amazing hand puppets 'tho only in shape--mine is quite rigid.

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!

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