Friday, November 14, 2008

Blog Spotlight: Sweetie Pie Press

I have to add another blog to my “Daily Visits” list, cause, well, she’s just darn crafty!

The Sweetie Pie Press seems to be full of wonderful things. What drew my attention to it was her call for security envelopes, the project she’s undertaking is both staggering and rather awe-inspiring. I was reminded of a similar call for clothing labels (the ones in the back of your shirts) from an artist that was posted in the Milwaukee Art Museum. What I’ve gathered so far about Sweetie Pie Press is that it is run by Becky, who has an impressive etsy shop, and I may not be lucky enough to navigate away from before buying something. Either way I can't wait to see what becomes of her security envelope pattern project!

EDIT: After further research I’ve discovered the artist that was asking for clothing labels. Her name is Terese Agnew, and you can find the story about her piece here. And goodness, I didn’t realize it was so long ago! I need to visit the museum sometime soon!

Monday, November 10, 2008

There's nothing to do here

I admit, I have quite the list of pet peeves, but high up there is when I hear someone utter the phrase “There’s nothing to do here,” because I know they’re just not looking hard enough.

I fall in love with just about every place I go. I may grow weary at times, and things may get a bit boring, but I know I just have to look in a different way. After all, I’m almost joyous when I’m in the mountains and get to say “There’s nothing to do here,” because a day spent swimming and swinging in a hammock may be nothing - but it is fun.

As a result I’ve decided to do a small and sporadic series on my favorite places, be they near or far. Expect the first one on a location in my current “hometown” of Oshkosh this Saturday.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Busy as a Bumblebee

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but everything is so busy now!

With any luck five weeks from now I will be a college graduate. Then I will move permanently down to Milwaukee and start the job search. But for now it is just school, school, school. I have two papers, one proposal, one presentation and one essay exam this week. It is educational overload. Next week’s forecast isn’t much better. I’ve got to get started on my final seminar project...actually I just have to start something I like, cause I’ve started it just about 8 times already.

I’ve been editing the photos from Erich and Ash’s wedding. I’ve got 32 down and 550 to go. I’ve set the goal of editing at least 10 each day, but it seems to be a daunting task when that takes almost an hour, but I got 8 done today.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Weekend and Wedding

This weekend was hectic, to say the least. But completely fun and worth all the running around. Friday was the Halloween wedding of Erich and Ash, and the picture is a preview of the photos (there are about 500 for me to get through and edit, and so far, I’ve gotten through 10). This week will be intense as far as photos go.

Richard and I also managed to move into our new place. We had all the boxes and furniture into the townhouse by 4 pm on Saturday, which was great timing as it gave us time to start unpacking and hang out with friends in our new place. We have so much left to do, but it will get done.

Next weekend we’re meeting with a catering company to discuss the catering for the wedding. Again, there are just so many things to get done!