Monday, December 30, 2013


I'm reinventing myself...again. I realized I just needed to commit myself to "leaving behind" my skills from my last job along with that job description and head down the road that seems to be opening up in front of me.

I put "leaving behind" in parenthesis because I'm not really abandoning it. I'm hanging onto those skills I have learned and applying them to my new world. It won't be my primary source of work but it will be used to support and compliment what I will be doing. Never waste anything, right?

While I've reinvented myself several times, it was always a matter of survival. Always trying to find a better paying job that I could do for awhile before getting burned out or bored. Okay, that sounds terrible, but for some of us it's true. It's just how I'm made and nothing to be ashamed of.

So, I'm in the middle of figuring out where I'm going next and what seems to be opening up before me has to do with art, yarn, artists, crochet, publishing, collaboration in all those areas...we'll see what happens.

I realize I'm being kind of mysterious about what I'm going to be doing, but that's because I'm still figuring it out. However, it kind of feels like I'm an egg getting ready to hatch. I don't know what the gestation period is, so don't hold your breath. Just know that a hard year of Renewal transitions into a new year of Beginning.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thought for the Day

It seems that 90% of the time when someone says "they're too sensitive" the truth is that the speaker is too insensitive.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Huhot Recipe


3 ladles of ginger sauce
1 of garlic sauce
1 of sesame oil
3/4 of hot chili oil

Add a few dashes of soy sauce after its cooked and you're good to go.

(Sorry, no photo. It was so good it didn't last long enough for me to get one.)

Monday, July 01, 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Camping Sketches

We decided to get a camping trip in before Honey starts his new job. So last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we were in Glenwood Canyon or somewhere between home and there. It was a good thing.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Wisconsin Trip

I've been on a trip to Madison, Wisconsin  for my cousin's wedding. I left my crocheting at home this time and just took reading and sketching. I was able to get some sketching done with my new box of watercolors in my Travelogue sketch book. Enjoy!

The Lilac topiary in the courtyard of my Aunt's condo.

A Jack-in-the-Pulpit from our hike to Pewit's Nest.

Devil's Lake

It's good to be sketching again.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Africa Is a Woman's Name Documentary

Africa Is a Woman's Name :
Director: Ingrid Sinclair, Bridget Pickering & Wanjiru Kinyanjui | Producer: Cristina Palao
Produced In: 2009
Synopsis: The lives of three extraordinary African women from different social levels and origins determined to bring about radical transformations in their day to day realities: Kenyan attorney and reputed lawyer Njoki Ndung'u, Puthi Ragophala the committed school principal of a remote South African village and Zimbabwean housewife-entrepreneur, Amai Rosie. Africa is changing. Initiatives and projects are emerging throughout the continent that show to what degree this clamour for change is embodied by female voices. Women's voices are chanting group messages of hope with uncommon force, which illustrate the faith that many have in a gender revolution. In daily life in Africa more and more women are seeing in action; women who, since they have discovered the sizzling reality of their surroundings, have been heading projects that offer a transformative response.

Saturday, January 26, 2013