Studio in the works:

June 14, 2011

Currently this studio is being used by a RISD textile prof. I hardly noticed…. but, those window sills are just begging for some green growing things ;) I hope to move in next week as long as everything goes through. Fingers crossed.

Here is an example of the flowers from Megan and Gabe’s wedding, as promised. Photo by Alastair Halliday

Also, I’m in love with this glowing ball of fur.

Thanks Thad Vickery for the photo.

….And speaking of Thad Vickery, view his handsome, handmade clothes here.


A Week in Review

June 12, 2011

………I’ve been thinking about:

finding the perfect art studio. Like this one…..and what color the walls must be once it is my

s a n c t u a r y. I think I have found one,

thanks to this girl:

mon amie and ceramic artist whose work can be found in cyberspace at

her work can also be found in person at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington D.C.

I hope her gumption is contagious.

…………I’ve also been thinking about:

Peonies and dahlias,

after designing the flowers for my friend’s wedding on Friday. Inspiration came from my favorite Brooklyn-based designers at Saipua. Actual photos coming soon, courtesy of my friend, Alastair Halliday.

I would also like to formally welcome Megan and Gabe Wingfield into the lover’s club. Congratulations little love birdies!

Their story can be found at

I would especially like to thank my friend Polly,

from Robin Hollow Farm in Saunderstown, RI for supplying the beautiful flowers for the wedding. I helped Polly seed and transplant some of these flower babies back in March. Photo by Nat Rea.

………….I’ve also been immensely inspired by this RISD artist:

Field Kallop is her name and she explores dyeing and bleaching techniques on paper and fabric.

………..Annie Dillard has got me thinking about the smallness of my faith. “It could be that our faithlessness is a cowering cowardice born of our very smallness, a massive failure of imagination… If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn’t believe the world existed.”

………….I’ve also been thinking about my dear friend Candice.

We have a phone date tomorrow. I wish instead it was a real date. One where we could lay on a blanket in the sun, braid our hair, and feed each other fancy cherries from goblets. hmmm yes. I’m anxious to hear all about her recent adventure to France and Spain with our dear friend Emily. See photos here.