Sunday, October 31, 2010

Photo refresh at Firecracker Press

 (inside the Firecracker Press. Isn't it beautiful?  Smells great too -- I love the scent of print-making.  Go have a look.  And a sniff.)

The Firecracker Press on Cherokee Street has been kind enough to carry some of my photos for sale for the past few years.  On Saturday I stopped by to swap out the photos that I had there with all Cherokee Street-related photos.  Many from the late, beloved, be-missed Globe Drugs.

The photos below are among those I've got at Firecracker now.  If you are in the neighborhood, pop in and take a peek!


Other places where you can find my photos for sale.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Another sweet weekend on Cherokee Street

Have I mentioned how much I like Cherokee Street?  Well, I do.

Every time I spend time on Cherokee I'm reminded of how many wonderful people and places are there.

This weekend I had occasion to hit a few spots.  Saturday I went to a poetry reading at the Firecracker PressTony Renner and Steve Schroeder read from their work, while Eric Woods of Firecracker cranked out letterpress broadsides of their poems.  These things (the poems and the posters) are so cool!  Keep an eye out for the next poetry readings in the series at Firecracker.  Such a great idea.

Tony Renner reads while Eric Woods prints a broadside of one of Tony's poems

Afterward had a late lunch at the always-delicious La Vallesana.  It has expanded its outdoor patio/dining area lately but it's still as yummy as ever.  Hibiscus agua fresca might be my new favorite drink.

Sunday I finally got an opportunity to stop by the recently opened St. Louis Curio Shoppe, at 2301 Cherokee Street.  Kristin and Kristin, the sweet and funny owners, are stocking St. Louis-related products of all kinds:  books about the history of gangs in St. Louis, peanut butter made locally, Fitz's soda, Coral Courts keychains, jewelry by local designers, eco-friendly cleaning products, beautiful wood cutting boards ... you name it, it's there.  (Oh, also they are being kind enough to carry some of my St. Louis photos for sale.)

The shop is incredibly cute.  I want to buy everything in there.  You will too, once you visit.  Which you should do soon.

St. Louis-related memorabilia on display at the St. Louis Curio Shoppe

Soap for sale at the St. Louis Curio Shoppe

 locally made potholders at St. Louis Curio Shoppe

Monday, June 14, 2010

No man is an island

Ever since I learned last week of the closing of Globe Drugs on Cherokee Street, I have had the hardest time formulating words to go with my thoughts. My feelings about this are so visceral that I really don't have any coherent words for them.

But since the timing of my show at Urban Eats of photos from Globe Drugs happens to coincide so terribly with the closing of the store, I feel like I should say something. The elephant in the room and all that. 

Earlier this spring when I was planning out my rotation at Urban Eats I had no idea what was in store for Globe. I've loved that place for ages, and was really excited when Sandy Cohen, whose family has owned and operated Globe Drugs in St. Louis since the 1930s, invited me to come take photos in the store.

I have taken numerous photos of the outside of the store over the years, so getting a chance to get in and document some of the eye candy inside was just too good to pass up. One day in March I took Sandy up on his invitation and snapped photos for hours.* The folks working there could not have been more gracious and helpful. I bought some adorable little Easter purses for my nieces (and perhaps a bottle of wine or two). This did not feel like a last hurrah.

But things got busy over these last few months of actually getting my Urban Eats shows together and I haven't made it back to the store since.

At the beginning of June I hung up the Globe Drugs show at Urban Eats, and as it's the biggest single project I've done thus far, I was** pretty nervous about it. I really wanted it to be good. Not really for me, exactly, but because Globe has been such an important part of the community for so long that I wanted to be sure that what I was presenting was an adequate tribute to it.

I just love that place.

So when I read last week of the closing of the Cherokee Street store, I felt like I'd been socked in the gut. I have this thing about buildings—they are frequently interesting to look at and often beautifully crafted; more important, they generally have had many people pass through them, been shelter to so many people's histories and dreams.

Even more than homes, buildings that housed institutions—schools, hospitals, houses of worship, stores—are especially fascinating to me. So many people have passed through them, so many people have memories—good and bad, happy and sad—associated with them. They are like repositories of the ghosts of our collective histories. There is something even more poignant and gut wrenching to me when these institutions are lost.

John Donne said "any man's death diminishes me." For me this is in some ways felt a hundred fold for the demise of places like Globe on Cherokee. It will be so so missed.***

I never in a million years would have dreamed this show would be a goodbye to the store, and can't say how sad I am that it is.

Toby Weiss has a very beautiful post memorializing Globe here. I encourage you to go take a peek. 

*including some of the storage/warehouse/office space above and below the store, hence my cumbersome title for the show, "Upstairs, Downstairs, Inside and Out: A Visit to Globe Drugs".
**okay, am nervous.  Present tense.
***the last remaining Globe Drugs is on Broadway in south St. Louis, near Soulard.  This was my go-to place for affordable whatnots when I used to work in Soulard.  I plan to visit as soon as I can.  I hope you will too.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oh no oh no

I'm so sad about this.  I had no idea anything was amiss, and just got finished posting announcements and press releases about my show tonight when somebody on Facebook noted that it would be a "eulogy".

Crap.  Really heartbroken for Globe, for Cherokee Street, for St. Louis.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Globe Drugs photo show at Urban Eats

It's not really a big secret that I love Cherokee Street.  So much to see.  And do.  And eat.  And buy.

A mainstay on Cherokee Street -- since forever -- is Globe Drugs.  It's way more than a pharmacy.  It's what I would consider to be a classic variety store.  You need a needle and thread?  You will find it here. Have to pick up some wine on the way to a party?  It's here (and cheap!)  How about a board game for the kids?  A box of pudding mix?  A dream catcher?  Check, check, check.

There are all kinds of seasonal goods, too -- shelves full of stuffed toy bunnies at Easter, rockin' Santas at Christmas, etc.

It's super colorful, just like Cherokee Street itself.  Most of the signs announcing sales are hand-written on construction paper and -- at this particular point in time, when we're all eThis and iThat, I just find that so charming.

Several months ago the folks at Globe Drugs were kind enough to let me come in their store and take some photos.  It took a little bit of nerve for me to screw up the courage to ask to do it, and they could not have been nicer about it.  I tried to come at an off-peak time, so I wouldn't get in the way, so most of the photos I shot do not feature people, although Globe does a brisk business.

Also, because I have a bit of a fixation on (to paraphrase my artist's statement) things that are rarely seen or are disappearing, my eye was particularly drawn to those elements of the store that have a yesteryear sort of feel.  Signs that just look so fantastic and so then.  I'm so glad that Globe has preserved these fixtures* -- it's trite to say they don't make them like they used to but it's trite and true.

Also also, it has been noted by others in the past that my photos often have a vintage feel.  That's intentional, in some cases, and in some cases that's just how things turned out, given lighting, etc.  With these photos I have emphasized the vintage color palette -- with some washed-out colors, black and whites, etc.  I want to assure you that much like Kansas is in color -- not black and white, as The Wizard of Oz would have you believe -- in person, Globe Drugs is vibrant and bright.  Go take a look!

On Tuesday I finished hanging the last show of my Urban Eats rotation, called (deep breath) "Upstairs, Downstairs, Inside and Out:  A Visit to Globe Drugs". This is I think the first time that I've really set out to do a cohesive project like this, and I've got a few butterflies in my tummy about it.  I hope I did the place justice.

The show will be up throughout the month of June.  The come-see-the-artist event for it is Saturday, June 19, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Urban Eats will have food and drink for sale.  Please come see me!

*and some fixtures of other places that used to occupy the same building, like a 905 liquor store and a bowling alley!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Arty arty art art on Washington

I know you've been waiting for the exciting conclusion to my blog post from the other day.  What's that you say?  What post from the other day?  Why, the post about me getting out to galleries last weekend.  This post!

After leaving the Cherokee Street galleries, I headed to midtown to see Urban Alchemy, the Gordon Matta-Clark show at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.  Which I've been meaning to see for, like, ever.  Why didn't I go before now?  I'm a dummy, that's why.  Don't make the same mistake I did!

I don't know how to explain the show well but I can pluck a phrase from the Pulitzer's site about it that I think captures it nicely: "lost interventions".   It's films and photographs -- and, perhaps most strikingly, pieces -- of buildings that are decaying, in the process of being demolished.  Which now, of course, are long gone (Matta-Clark died in the 1970s).  It's really moving and beautiful.  It closes on June 6.  Please don't miss it!

The Pulitzer did quite a bit of outreach related to the exhibit.  One related project is an exhibit across the street from the Pulitzer, at the Bruno David Gallery --THEASTER GATES: Dry Bones and Other Parables from the North.  Go see it!  I mean it this time!

Again, I don't really have an extensive art vocabulary, but it's just a wonderful show.  Paintings that are so familiar, somehow, even though I'd never seen them before (see especially "hopeful commerce, mixed use dwelling").  The exhibit was curated by Juan William Chavez, of Boots Contemporary Art Space, on Cherokee.

The Theaster Gates show closes on June 5.  Hurry!   

Finally, crossed back to the other side of the street to the Contemporary Art Museum, to take a look at the Great Rivers Biennial show, featuring work by Martin Brief, Sarah Frost, and Cameron Fuller: Super interesting and provocative (in the best way) and beautifully displayed.  

I had never been to the Contemporary before.  It was Free Family Day, and kids were making instruments from recycled materials and print making and running around and generally having a grand time.  The Great Rivers Biennial is open for a couple more months, but come on, just visit all three galleries in one afternoon, and soon!  Simply a wonderful way to spend the day.

Couldn't take photos in any of the above places, but did take one of the courtyard of the Contemporary.  Doesn't that look like a perfect place to sit and think (or not think)?

Monday, May 17, 2010

"Right this instant" event this Sunday at Urban Eats

Yesterday I knocked over what seemed like an entire bucket of salsa in my refrigerator—what a great opportunity to clean out the fridge! (Sometimes I need a little salsa crisis to spur me into action.)

What worried me the most about this was the stockpile of Polaroid film I've got chillin' like Bob Dylan in there.

Polaroid Corporation stopped manufacturing film several years ago, so as each type that I use was being phased out, I bought up as much as I could. I try to save it mostly for things that I know will be well-suited for the medium—some of the colors of one type really lend themselves to intense skies, for instance. And type 669 is used for Polaroid transfers (see example above. See more about the process here.)

I think I got the Polaroid boxes cleaned up quickly enough that there will be no lasting salsa scars, but I was a little wistful when I saw how small my pile of Polaroid film is getting. It won't last forever, even in the refrigerator, so I put some of it to use recently in preparation for my current show at Urban Eats, "Right this instant." I've got traditional Polaroid photos in the show, as well as Polaroid transfers and emulsion lifts, and Holgaroids, photos made with a Holga camera with a Polaroid back.

The show is hanging up throughout May, and I'll be at Urban Eats this Sunday, May 23, from 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Come say "hi"! (There will be food and drinks for sale in the cafe. And while you're at it, see work from Angie Griffith, Naomi Silver, Thomas Shepherd and the PPRC Photography ProjectYou can download a flyer with more information on all the artists here.)

Hope to see you Sunday!

Urban Eats Cafe (enter Urban Arts Collective through the cafe)
St Louis, MO 63118

PS. There is a company that is trying to revive some Polaroid film. Learn more about it here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Arty arty art art on Cherokee

I don't get out enough—despite trying to keep track of art-related goings-on on Cherokee Street for my other blog, one project or obligation or another always seems to get in the way of my actually going to the goings-on.

But today I was all "to hell with it, I'm going to go look at art."  Lucky for me Snowflake was open this afternoon, so I got to see the super show there right now, which is recent work by Clint Baclawski (photographs) and Caleb Taylor. (Along with Gabriel Slavitt's installation at Drive-By.

It probably goes without saying that photographic work gets my attention, and Clint Baclawski's lightbox photos are really exceptional.  Make time to go see these if you can. All three artists have done some impressive work. The show is up until June 6. Snowflake has open hours on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Location information below. Drive-By is on view 24-7, so you've got no excuses!



Then I hopped across the street because I noticed that Fort Gondo was open. There I found "Marks of Absence," works by Lily Cox-Richard and Lori Larusso (Caleb Cole has a companion exhibition at Good Citizen Gallery on Gravois.) More information on all three artists and their work can be found here.

I lucked out seeing this show—both artists at Fort Gondo really put up fabulous pieces.  I'll have to try to make it by Good Citizen to see Caleb Cole's work soon. (Sculptures are Lily Cox-Richard's and shaped panel acrylic paintings are by Lori Larusso.) Go see these! This show will also be up until June 6. Fort Gondo will be open Saturdays from noon-5, so you can make an afternoon of it with a visit to Snowflake. (And have lunch or dinner or snacks or drinks at Tower Taco, also right in this little stretch of Cherokee. Yum.)  

 Fort Gondo

And then, and then! I headed across town for a few more galleries and an unexpected visit with an old friend, but that post will have to wait for another day.

Location: 3156 Cherokee Street (at Compton) • St. Louis, Missouri 63118
(Drive-By is on the side of the building, on Compton)

Fort Gondo
3151 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO  63118

(All of the exhibits at both galleries have received support from The Santo Foundation. Check it out!)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Soulard Art Market Photography Invitational 2 -- Opening this Friday

Have you been to Soulard Art Market?  If you haven't (or heck, even if you have), you should totally go.

Affordable art, a diverse collection of artists and styles and media represented.  Catty-corner from McGurk's.  What else could you ever want from a place?

This Friday is the opening party for Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Art Gallery's Photography Invitational II.  I was super surprised and excited to be invited to participate -- I'm in some great company!  -- and can't wait to see everyone's work hanging.

Wanna come?

Here are the details, as provided by Soulard Art Market.  Hope to see you Friday!:

May is National Photography Month, so to celebrate we invited over 15 of the area's top photographers to display a selection of their works. Artists in the exhibit include:

- Ariana Bauer
- Hilary Hitchcock
- Bob Crowe
- Jane Linders
- Thomas Shepherd
- Scott Ernst
- Greg Kluempers
- Tony Schanuel
- Mark Fisher
- Greg Barth
- Jennifer Roberts
- Laura Filiatreau
- Holly Schroeder
- Melissa Schramm
- Ferd

Opening Reception (public invited):
Friday, May 14, 2010 - 7 to 10 pm
Exhibition: Through Friday, June 4, 2010

Admission is free.
Refreshments will be provided, featuring Schlafly beer

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

'Roid Week + 'Roid Month


Over the weekend I put up my new show at Urban Eats, "Right this instant," which features images I've made with Polaroid film.

You might have heard that Polaroid film has been discontinued. It has been, for the most part, although Fuji still manufactures some instant film, and there is a new project that is bringing back some of the integral Polaroid films.

Unfortunately there don't seem to be any plans to revive Type 89 film, which was just about my favorite. Its vivid colors are a great match for the wacky Holga camera—when they're paired together there's no telling what they'll come up with. The photo above was taken with my Holgaroid (as the Frankenstein-ish combination of the Holga with a Polaroid back is affectionately known.) I've got a little bit of the film left, stored in my fridge a vault under heavy surveillance.

I only get it out for special projects now, onaccounta I don't have much left. When I decided to do the Urban Eats shows, I knew I had to get a photo of this building with the Holgaroid. I pass it every day on my way to work and always mean to snap a photo. It's so so so blue. Finally on a day that the skies were looking extra sky-ish I remembered to pack the Holgaroid and took this.

It was hanging in Urban Eats in my last show ("Sign Language") and it's still there (although not in a starring role) for the May show. 


We are in the midst of 'Roid Week 2010. This is an unofficial celebration of Polaroid film on Flickr (and elsewhere? not sure), so I'm busting out some recent Polaroids, which are on my mind due to working with them a lot in the past few weeks for "Right this instant."

My artist's reception for "Right this instant" is Sunday, May 23, 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.  Come grab a bite to eat and say hi!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Urban Eats shows


My first event at Urban Eats is this Sunday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  There will be food and drink for sale in the cafe side, and art for looking at in the Urban Arts Collective side (enter through the cafe.)  My show this month is "Sign language", photographs I've been taking of signs over the last few years.  (And while you're there check out work from Angie Griffith, UMSL's PPRC Project, Thomas Shepherd, and Naomi Silver.)

A week after this event the sign show comes down and up goes the May show, "Right this instant", which will be a collection of images I've made with Polaroid film.  The Polaroids will be up all throughout the month of May at Urban Eats, with the meet-the-artist event on Sunday, May 23, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

And in June I will put up my final show at Urban Eats — the theme is still being ironed out, but it will more than likely include at least a few photos of Globe Drugs, on my beloved Cherokee Street.

So the photo above really fits with all three shows ... I knows what I loves, and I loves that sign.

Hope to see you at Urban Eats!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Sign Language" show at Urban Eats

I hung up my first show at Urban Eats this past weekend.  I've got a lot of new work in it.  There are matted photos and postcards for sale, in addition to the framed pieces* that are hanging.  I'm very excited about this show and the other artists' work as well.  (Download a flyer here for information on the other artists.)

The show will be hanging throughout April, after which we will rotate in our next shows for May.**

I am having a come-see-me event on Sunday, April 25, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Urban Eats will have tasty food and drinks for sale.  So come have br/lunch and say hello!

Oh, to whet your appetite for the show, click on the video below to see a little preview video made by one of the participating artists, Naomi Silver of Culture Surfer.

And one more thing ... I had postcards made for the show and I would love to send you one.  Just message me your address and I'll pop it in the mail to you.***  With a check for $15,000.****

*Did I mention that usually framed 8"x10" photos are $125 but for this show they are available for the low low price of $80?  I didn't?  Well, I did now!
**Mine will be Polaroid photographs and images made with Polaroid film.
***Free, no-obligation, nobody will visit your home, even if you are unable to come to the show you may keep the postcard as my free gift to you.  So you out-of-town folk, request away.  I want to use these!  While supplies last.
****Checks will not be honored.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The medium is the message

... or something like that.

I certainly think signs are super interesting to look at even when I am not absorbing what it is they are trying to convey to me. 

There are so many signs visible at this corner that I almost don't know where to look; no matter, it's the greater whole that draws me in. 

I have a show next month Urban Eats Cafe in south St. Louis on Meramec Street.  Have you been?  They have drinks called boozies.  That's smoothies + booze.  What more could you need to know? 

Back to the show:  It's called "Sign Language".  I will have photos of signs.  All kinds.  Little, big.  Metal, neon.  Maybe even paper.  Man, there will be some materials that I haven't even mentioned yet, I'll bet.  You don't want to miss this!

I don't know if this photo will be in the show yet.  You'll have to come see.  The show is going to be full of all kinds of crazy surprises like that.

A few details are here.  More to follow, I'm sure.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

back to life for black and white

I loved my old camera.  I took some of my favorite photos with it.  It did well with closeups, and its black and white setting was just so nice (neither are qualities shared with my current camera, even though it does other things very nicely.) 

It began having troubles a couple of years ago and only worked sporadically.  The viewfinder kept going out and that just wouldn't do.  So I replaced it with the new guy and have rarely had occasion to pick it up since then. 

Yesterday I was looking at the light as it came in the window and the way it was gently highlighting the plants above my bed and I wanted to capture it so I tried to fire up the old camera because it seemed like a shot that was perfect for it -- something that needed a little close-up detail, and that I was envisioning in black and white. 

At first the camera didn't work but I tried different batteries and jostling this and tugging on that and it finally kicked into gear and took the photo above.  I am happy to have it revived; it's like an old friend I've been missing.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Out and about

I've not been so great about taking pictures for some time but I'm making an effort to do it even when I think I don't have time or don't have any ideas, etc.  After I do it, I'm always glad I did.

Last weekend I went out to take some photos for an upcoming show at Urban Eats Cafe*.  The first show will be mostly pictures of signs, so this is more of an outtake than something I'll use, but it just seemed to south St. Louis to me and also felt like pictures I used to take a couple of years ago and I sort of miss those pictures and anyway....

*I'll be participating in the April-June rotation

Monday, March 1, 2010


Originally uploaded by Hilary (curioush)
A few weeks ago, in my kitchen.

I've been taking more photos lately, after a several-month period of not taking many. Got quite a backlog to go through now.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Doctors Without Borders benefit at the Sheldon


Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, February 9, 2010, St. Louis Musicians for Haiti will put on a benefit concert at the beautiful and acoustically perfect Sheldon Concert Hall.  

The bad news is that the show is sold-out -- no more tickets available.  The good news is that the show is sold-out -- more money going to support Doctors Without Borders.  The other good news is that the show will be televised on HEC-TV at 7:30 p.m.; it will also be shown on the HEC-TV web site.

Aside from the ticket sales' proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders, there will also be a silent auction of donated artwork.  A framed print of my photo Fresh, above, will be awaiting bids -- if you were lucky enough to score a ticket to the event, please show it (and, by extension, Doctors Without Borders) some love!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Strutting around like a peacock

If you see me strutting about town with this purse over my shoulder, stop and admire.

I have mentioned here before that more than photography, I love sewing.  I'm not the world's most gifted seamstress, but I don't let that deter me.  I keep on keeping on, although everything I try takes about six times longer than it should, and never quite works out just right in the end. 

But being able to make something practical, that I can use, is just such a thrill (I thrill easily, apparently). 

The purse above is from a pattern designed by Amy Butler, and the primary fabric is hers as well.  I've been wanting a huge purse that will fit my big old heavy camera when I want to have it on my person, and this one will fit the bill.  Maybe that means I'll take more photos, now that it's easier to carry my camera with me. 

Last weekend I finished this little lap quilt I made my aunt for her birthday.  She always feels cold so here's hoping it will warm her up a bit.  I sort of made the quilt's design up as I went along and might tweak a thing or two, but I think it's possible I'll return to the basic idea at some point in the future.  With the lessons learned and all that.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The value of using the good stuff

You know what's fun?  Making Polaroid transfers.  In a nutshell, it involves taking a photo (or copying another image) using Polaroid peel-apart film.  And then prematurely separating the negative and positive of the Polaroid and using the negative of the Polaroid film to transfer the image onto another surface.  Many people use watercolor paper as the transfer surface.

I'm enchanted with the process, but it takes a number of different steps and there are variables -- wet or dry paper, how warm to keep the paper while it's developing, how much time to allow the film to develop before separating it, etc.  I've experimented with a lot of different ways of doing things and it's always educational, even if I don't get something I like.

A few months ago I was out of watercolor paper, so I bought a different type of paper from what I had used previously.  It was sort of environmentally friendly paper, which was a plus.

So a few weeks ago I got out all my Polaroid-transfer-making equipment to make a batch of transfers and ack!  Everything I got was awful awful awful.  This made me a little sad because no matter what variables I experimented with, they all looked terrible.  Such as this guy:

Then I got a notice that a local art supply store was having a sale on Arches watercolor paper, which is sort of the gold standard of watercolor paper.  It's beautifully made and has been made beautifully for something ridiculous like 600 years and it's what I'd been using prior to my other watercolor paper experiment.

That's more like it.

To learn more about the Polaroid transfer process, check out this entry on AlternativePhotography.  Relatedly, see (terrific) local photographer Jane Linders's post about making Polaroid emulsion lifts here.

(For more Polaroid transfers, see Tiffany Teske's amazing work here.)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Indie Fixx Galleria

Do you know Indie Fixx?  It's a nifty blog on living an indie life -- in addition to featuring independent businesses, Jen, the blog's editor, provides her readers with free downloadable artwork, project tutorials, and more.

Another component of Indie Fixx is its Galleria, which can best be described as an online shopping place for handmade, indie-made and vintage goods, "Think of it as an 'indie mall' featuring a juried mix of designers & boutiques to provide a curated shopping experience", says the site.

And I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the Indie Fixx Galleria's next rotation, which will run January 15-February 26.  Yay! 

In honor of this ... honor, I will be listing new items (such as the photo above) in my Etsy shop for the next few days (and likely throughout my stay at the Galleria.)  Be sure to visit there starting Friday.  I plan to have a special code for my shop that might provide a discount or a gift with purchase.  You'll have to visit my spot at the Galleria to find out!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Let it snow

When I was a kid (and perhaps since I've been an adult) I used to do some mental bargaining when there was a chance of snow: "if we get a snow day I will totally do the studying I didn't do tonight", "if we get a snow day I will clean up my room", etc. Sometimes that works, usually doesn't.

Anyway: word on the street is that there might be a snow day tomorrow.

For a while I've been meaning to work on making some Polaroid transfers, which I haven't done in some time. So tonight I'm bargaining that if we get a snow day tomorrow, I will make something.

It might not be a Polaroid transfer right now (although I did get a pack of film out of the fridge, so the easy part is out of the way), but it's possible I'll finish cutting the fabric for a purse I'm making, or that I will go through Thanksgiving and Christmas family photos and get them uploaded somewhere.

Baking chocolate chip cookies counts as making something, in my estimation, so that might be the ticket.

If we get that snow day.