Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hey there Savannah!

Tomorrow at 3pm I'll be boarding a train in Milwaukee on my way to Savannah, Georgia. I'm so excited, I get to see my cousin Anna and we'll have some "just us" time and I'll be going to where it is really and truly spring. It's been snowing here in Milwaukee since last night, and I am ready for gorgeous weather. Last week was just a tease.

Today Richard and I will soon be off to the Wave indoor soccer game. And when we return he will have many lesson plans to write and I will have quite a time of packing.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Saturday Crafternoon

It is time, once again, for Crafternoon.

The festivities will be starting around 3 o'clock tomorrow, and ending when we've run out of glue, glitter and/or wine.

It will be a small affair this time around, seven or eight people plan to attend, but I certainly can't wait. There will probably be a recap on Sunday.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Nothing to Do Here: Oshkosh

One of my favorite events in Oshkosh occurs on the first Saturday of each month - Gallery Walk. Many downtown businesses up and down main street, and just off it, stay open late and feature one or many artists. They put out food and drink, and once upon a time - wine, and invite everyone who cares to visit in for a chance to see new artwork and mingle with the artists. It is a great opportunity, and always fun and inspiring. My first Gallery Walk occurred when a couple of girls who lived in the dorms with me asked a few of us down to see their show at Movin' Shoes (a running shoes store which has since changed names and locations). There are often music shows that coincide with the event with some musicians taking up places on the sidewalk in during the warmer months, and the usual show at the New Moon Cafe.

  • When: First Saturday of each month, from 6-9 pm
  • Where: Downtown Oshkosh Wisconsin (see website for map)
  • How many businesses participate: 70

I have been lucky enough to have been featured a few times by The Vault, sponsored by Portico a local interdenominational church. It is quite a time, and a real pleasure to be able to display art in the gorgeous setting of the old First National Bank building. (a small note of interest: the soon to be released film "Public Enemies" was filmed inside this bank and the surrounding streets of downtown Oshkosh.

Nothing to Do Here: City Guides

I have lived in many small towns as well as a few big cities, and over the course I have learned that there is always something fun to do or unique to see - one only needs to know where to begin looking. I'm beginning my city guides in my most recent hometown of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. At least once a week I will do a feature on a different aspect of that mid-size town until I run out of things that I know.

All of these features will be gathered on a single page in the City Guides section, which will be up and running as soon as there is content to go there.

The first feature on Oshkosh should be up later tonight, hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Updates and Remodeling

The layout of my blog and website has been refreshed and remodeled. A cleaner look without so many gray tones. I switched over to blogger and incorporated it into my website in order to obtain a more visual blog, because let's face it, I'm a very visual person.

Now that I've got the website and blog sorted out, I'll be spending today working around the house with the usual cleanings that always need to be done. I'll also be working on some personal craft projects. However, later today will come the introduction and hopefully the first installment to a series I've been working on.

Friday, March 6, 2009

In Transition

I'm currently reformatting the layout for the website, so everything will be a bit mismatched for a while, please forgive me, and know that it will be completely up and running soon!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Blog Upheaval

I suppose everything is in transition all of the time, I'm working on changing my blog. iWeb, while fun, was rather constricting in the blog department, so I have decided to move everything over to blogger. This will be a rather slow process, I'm afraid, as I'm only moving one or two entries at a time whenever I have a moment at the computer.

There are so many things to update on, many involving my personal life.

1) I got a job. A part-time nanny gig for three children (ages one, three and four) a few days a week. Fun, but certainly exhausting.

2) I live in Milwaukee full time now, but have been making sporadic trips to Oshkosh and beyond in order to visit friends and have the occasional sketch night.

3) Richard and I are less than six months away from our wedding. This, I am told, is crunch time. I'm excited, but everyone I talk to (mainly vendors) like to point out that this is rather late to be finalizing things and seem worried when I'm not stressed out. It's a party. It's a celebration. It only happens once, so I feel I just need to enjoy the ride.

4) Speaking of wedding, I will be calling on certain friends soon to help assemble wedding invites. I think this calls for a Crafternoon.

That's about it folks, more moving, and the real beginning of a certain series will occur shortly.