Saturday, August 30, 2008

rampant and wanton destruction

well, first, not destroyed socks:

I frogged the blanket. I realized a bit ago that I wasn't doing it as the pattern called, but I figured that it would be okay. well, it was okay. the pattern is just better.

I'm sure that has nothing to do with why that way is the pattern.

woo! starting over!

I also frogged a really old purse. one of those situations where the project and yarn didn't work together.


after (closer)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I used to chase him on the playground

now he puts his hand on my knee when other girls flirt with him


I'm thinking about frogging my sock yarn blanket and starting over.

the drops socks are done in a very similar manner (the way I should be doing the blanket), and I like it a lot better. I can't just start the other way now using the same beginning. I would have to start over from the beginning to make it work.

that would be a lot.

I just figured out how to post pictures directly from flickr. woo! see previous post.

more pictures soon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

art at war with drugs, drugs at war with art


I tried fixing it yesterday. apparently, that was a terrible idea.

I'm better when the art is broken.

fuck this shit.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

a lot of words

I am exhausted. some of this has to do with the reclaim I am working on. I have about 75 pounds of clay that I'm reconstituting the hard way. my studio is not to the point of requiring a clay mixer, even though it would be nice.


I trimmed the feet on the three big bowls I made. intense. trimming is the most frightening part of the project. even firing is less frightening. I'm considering tossing a bowl because I don't think the foot fits. I'm excited because that means that I've passed the point where anything I finish is amazing.

my tremor has been downright righteous. like, making typing hard righteous. this is apparent on one of the bowls, and I'm trying to decide if I need to toss it because of that. one of my instructors used to tell us that we should only keep pieces that we are proud of, which is one of those things that's obvious and yet no one really seems to know it.

my army of chickens continues to grow. I am in love with them. I'm trying to think of good ways to encourage people to design them, but I'm struggling. I want to leave postcards around, but I don't have the resources to include return postage. meh meh meh


I'm trying to make socks. (sigh) I am in denial right now and not willing to frog, but the pattern is in british english and I didn't realize how different that was when it came to knitting lingo. the next time I start will be the third. c'mon now, girl!

I spent *way* too much time with the karma yarn swap. I'm sending nine packages out tomorrow. it's good though, because most of it is yarn I wasn't using. buttons I wasn't using! that was the most ridiculous. I had these buttons from several years ago. they are beautiful, but I don't really do anything that requires buttons.

Friday, August 22, 2008


where is this year going?

I think it just started yesterday.

sock yarn blankie (ugh, I hate the word blankie) is coming along nicely.

I need my swap yarn to arrive, because I am running out of colors.

I started a headband:

I hate it. I can't decide whether I should finish it. I love the pattern and I love the yarn, separately! they just don't work together. I should use some kind of stiff cotton. maybe I'll get some different yarn and try again. on the one hand, I definitely should not keep starting projects and then abandoning them. on the other, I *do not* believe in forcing myself to finish a project I don't like (for a variety of reasons).

we'll see if anyone claims the yarn in the karma yarn swap.

I've been throwing a lot. since I started using bats, I'm able to take more stuff-- larger stuff-- off the wheel successfully. however, I am destroying a lot more trimming feet. I am still not having any luck at all with legs.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


because you love it

the tremor is making photography exciting, so you get partial views for now.

another practice / experimental piece. so far, so good.

skid marks

not the dirty kind.

I thought I would be less busy, but I guess I'm still adjusting. I am doing a lot, though, which is very good. these things include:

1. studio makeover. I've spent about $25 on lighting, moved the desk out, and rearranged shelving. could still use more shelving, but I'm close to giddy with how it is right now.
2 handbuilding. I made two "ridiculous ashtrays," which are really just bowls with legs. curly legs. I'm also growing the army of chickens.
3. breaking things. I broke one of my ridiculous ashtrays and tore through the bottom of another bowl while throwing it. I guess it is because I am able to take more off the wheel that more is dying later in the process.
4. books. only $400 this term. w00t!
5. knitting. finished the lyric tree and am running out of colors for the blanket.

coming down the runway are Molly's Headband and the Sushi Roll Scarf.

happy tuesday!

Friday, August 15, 2008


intense reality ii

right brain left brain balance means my brain is working very hard right now

Thursday, August 14, 2008

army of chickens

I'm spamming everyone.


indulge me here.

I made a whole bunch of chickens. I want to glaze them each differently. help me out there. make it pretty, using one color. (I have orangey brown, dark brown, and blue, if that matters).

I'll send you a picture of the finished project. I might even give you the chicken. I have no idea what I'm going to do with them yet. I just had fun making them.

ready? set.... go!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

wait what?

I think I kicked torts' ass. my property exam is tonight, and my goal is to not fail.

I changed the format of this blog because having pictures constantly cut off pissed me off.

anyway, I started having this crisis of consciousness. it was exciting. I pictured myself in a fancy suit (I clean up well, by the way) interviewing for a position in a firm. I was explaining how artwork is important to me, and how I wanted a good amount of time to be able to art.

I work hard. I will do well for this firm. I don't want to be partner. In fact, I don't want to work very much, because I want to have a lot of time for my artwork.

which, of course, would lead to the question why I wanted to go into law in the first place.

money is not the whole answer, and it certainly isn't the correct answer. money is a good reason to work. I like feeling productive and all, but a girl's got to eat. I thought about law being my "other" passion, the "other" thing I love. most employers aren't looking to be somebody's side job, and certainly not in law. I've been accused of being married to my job before, and that will probably happen again.

maybe I should just hang a shingle and let cases come in as they may.


maybe I'm overly nervous because property exams are intimidating for everyone.

maybe avoiding partner tracking is how I can resolve being an attorney with taoism.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

some kind of poetic title

it's silly to have arts hanging around waiting to be broken. after I make them, they end up stacked and packed away.

the reality of art

what good is that?

if there is anything you want-- ever-- just let me know. if you feel compelled to offer anything in return, I will graciously accept. I do charge, at least for the glass, for commissioned charcoal and acrylic pieces. mostly I just like making things.

click = ♥

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

omg sad


I liked that painting. I should have sold it or at least given it away.

last night, it was in pieces on the floor. I picked them up and stacked them with all of the other shit I need to sort out.

omg sad

here's the crazy part: it landed so precisely on my pill sorter that it broke tuesday night. only tuesday night.

omg sad

last night was tuesday night.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

study break

um.... sock yarn blanket:

I can tell a difference between pictures, even if you can't.

the yarn Liz sent me:
restashing restashing restashing restashing

as always, pictures are links to the originals in my flickr stream.

I need a girlfriend right now. I have her all picked out in my head. now, if only I could make her real.

Monday, August 4, 2008

compulsive knitting

Liz sent me some fucking amazing yarn. like woah.

pretty much the only time I get online right now is to look shit up and while I'm at work. I play on flickr a lot at work.

*hopefully* tomorrow I can take some pictures of this gorgeous yarn.

I knit just about every chance I get. I knit in waiting rooms (I spend way too much time at doctor offices) and I knit on breaks at school. I knit when I'm in the car, when I would be driving if the traffic all around me weren't stopped. because the sock yarn blanket is my portable project, it's getting quite a bit of attention.

I am pretty thoroughly freaking out about exams. what the fuck.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

(surfaces for a moment)

this is what I do:
study, knit, bizarre social interaction, knit, study.

dear my friends,
you are truly some of the most awesomest people in the universe. I ♥ you times one million.

obligatory ravelry shot

I also play on flickr when I am at work. I used to work at work.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

well. that was quick.

someone has already ripped off my chest piece.

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

I might believe it soon.