Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Be Back Soon...

Seems I've fallen off the blog-wagon these last couple of weeks but I seriously intend to return in the next few days with all sorts of things to say and show. You'll just have to trust me on this one.


Monday, February 16, 2009

I Was in the Mountains

I was! And it was pretty awesome. So sorry for not posting in a bit, but like I said, I was in the mountains.

This past weekend was Johnny's sister's birthday and her wonderful husband planned a super-secret surprise party for her which included the surprise of us!- little old Johnny and Angela. So off we flew to Denver, Colorado, where neither of us had been before, for the big event. Unfortunately our connecting flight from Kansas City was delayed so we actually missed the "Surprise!" part, but our late arrival mid-party was still pretty surprising to Johnny's sister, Maureen.

We spent the next two nights at their amazing home another 1000 feet up in the snowy mountains from the already pretty high "mile-high city". That's up there, folks. I was floating for 2 days. We really felt like we were in a separate universe up there. Their house, for instance, is a 3 mile drive from their mailbox and can only be accessed by 4-wheel drive. Bears and mountain lions are a very legitimate concern. Kind of scary, but awesome! There are no bears in Boston. Rats, yes, but no bears.

So we spent the day Saturday just enjoying the atmosphere with the family, some friends and the 3 happiest dogs I've ever met in my life. I've decided all dogs should live on mountains. Johnny rode an ATV for the first time, which TERRIFIED me, and then I was somehow convinced to ride it with him. Again, scary but fun. I am such a city mouse. And at night after dinner we sat around a fire pit outside, under the stars and sang songs while Johnny played guitar and our cute nephews roasted marshmallows. This really happened!

Wish we could've stayed longer and that we remembered to pack our camera, (the few so-so photos we got were on a phone) because it was truly a superamazing time. It was nice, though, to return to ye ole Boston yesterday afternoon even if when we got home the cats didn't seem to have missed us at all. Those little shits. Not even a bit like mountain dogs.

So today I lounged about and tomorrow it's back to business. It's been crickets for the last week in the shop so I decided I better get some new stuff in there quick! I'll be back to report on my progress. Oh, and before I go many thanks to Kristen from Paper Crave for her very sweet mention the other day. She features some really fantastic paper-related work and I'm quite flattered to be included. Thanks, Kristen!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Just a Few Things

Afternoon, people! It's Tuesday again. And it's a very snowy Tuesday here in Boston. I'm not psyched about my trek to the post office in a few minutes but it's gotta happen. Besides that I'm just working on churning out more Ruffles Note Sets and getting that new print ready for its Etsy debut.

I also just finally finished up matting and framing some prints I bought a few weeks ago from the very talented Olivia Jeffries of Restless Things.

I'm sure you've seen her work before because she's kind of a big deal. And I am sooo excited to finally have this print set hanging in our bedroom because I'd been envisioning it for months! Pretty nice, eh?

Also! Thanks to both Chiara and Janick for the especially nice mentions here and here. I appreciate it, ladies! And, a big thank you again to Holly from Decor8 for featuring my work for a second time. The golden touch of this powerful blog triumvirate brought a lot of Etsy views and nice emails and sales, of course, in the last few days so again, thanks! THIS is for you. Happy Tuesday.