much of a muchness

Ever get a flash of inspiration? What does it look like for you? For me, it looks like a small streak of light that enters my ear, circles around the back of my brain and then explodes into a mushroom cloud behind my eyes. It’s that sudden. Subtle at first; then the ‘eureka!’ moment. Doesn’t come very often: I had one today.

Future art projects and lots of motivation to do them. That’s one thing I find lacking most days. Yes, my head is full to bursting with colorful ideas, but hunching down and actually DOING them is beyond me sometimes. Every now and then though, I get these flashes and set to forthwith with haste and vigour.

Summertime is good for organizing and getting one’s life back in order. Sure, people may applaud spring cleaning, but for college students, that coincides with finals or spring break, and neither week is really conducive to any kind of ‘cleaning’.

So with motivation and inspiration comes cleanliness and organization. Until I mess it all up again with projects…




paper cuts

Paper cuts. Not the most delightful subject, but here, fortunately, we are not discussing those most annoying of injuries when paper is whisked carelessly from a desk, we are talking about the craft of paper cutting. And I have decided to feature Tina Tarnoff. Because…well, she’s amazing and I love her work.

I mean really. Isn’t this sublime?

In here store she has jewelry, note cards, brooches, plaques, and prints.

And yes, they are all cut out of paper. Paper cuts. Now you see?

Just had to throw this out there. Paper cutting is something I shall never endeavor to try. But I can mightily appreciate the masters of this craft.


beautiful clouds




A picture is worth a thousand words: which is good because there’s really no practical way to describe such undulations and texture in the sky.

Isn’t is just magnificent? I love stormy weather.