Monthly Archives: September 2010
i’m almost done with the last of my huge project for my publisher, and then i can post regularly to the blog again. more details next week!
block party at ninth row
on southeast 9th ave., between madison + belmont
11am – dark
tomorrow me, lucy, and our friend bishop lennon will have a spot on the block full of other artists, musicians, food carts, and a beer garden! ignore the rain and come on down!
montavilla farmer’s market
7600 se stark street [across the street from mr. plywood!]
10am – 3pm
team jill-bishop-lucy continues the next day! we’ll be taking over the weekly artisans booth at the market on sunday! come say hello and pick up some fresh produce and handmade goodness for your end-of-summer plans! [above is my t-shirt design for the market, available there now!]
this gorgeous book features writing from 11 authors, and photos and illustrations from 21 artists – the pea branch on the back and the grouping of lettuces below is by yours truly!
the authors remember activities, people, and places that shape(d) their appreciation for small scale food production and processing. beginner small scale farmers, a young jam making entrepreneur, a scientist, poets, and artists recollect exploring grandparents’ gardens, gleaning walnuts from a walnut orchard, studying honeybee colony collapse disorder, planting garlic, and more.
for more info. and to order your own copy, visit shashtin’s website!
obviously i love stationery and writing letters and getting mail, but nothing beats an unexpected thank you note, especially when it’s for something i’ve designed and made! awesome!
i am so lucky!
i actually acquired these two books to take camping a few weeks ago – so fun to sit by the campfire and learn about the flowers and berry bushes around me! – but forgot about them until i found them in the studio two days ago.
i was in fall cleaning mode and decided to reorganize a little. before i knew it i had disassembled and moved just about every piece of furniture and shelving in the space! two days on and it still looks like a tornado came through, but i’m hoping to have everything put away and fantastically organized by the end of the week…
i did a trade show late last week – here’s a preview of new notecards on the way!
at the same time, miss lucy had major swelling under one of her eyes. a visit to the vet confirmed a broken tooth that needed surgery, while a visit from a new vet confirmed she doesn’t have the terminal tumor that was suspected all this year – she actually has SARD, a condition in which dogs go blind virtually overnight. although her vision is gone forever, she got a clean bill of health today and we’re both recovering from a sleepless and painful week! here’s to many more days and nights with my girl!