Archive for November, 2010

Yes, it’s Thursday and I am at work…

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

The company is closed today and tomorrow, and half day yesterday, but that doesn’t actually change publication dates, so eb and I are at work. Thanksgiving just isn’t a big deal for us. In years past we have done the full production and really, I like all the preparations and cooking.

I think the way in which we celebrate holidays has had a sort of natural progression that closely follows our path toward a more authentic and simple lifestyle. I do like all the gathering of family and friends hoopla, but I am just not the one to be planning this anymore. I learned with Elizabeth’s surprise 50th party. It isn’t that her party was anything extraordinary in terms of what we normally do for a party. It’s more like the whole ordeal just wiped me out. After the event, which was a smashing success, I was drained. I can’t say I was physically exhausted, but it did lave me feeling somewhat emotionally exhausted. It was enough of a challenge on me afterward that eb and I discussed it and decided the remainder of the year would be low key. No extravagant plans. We even extended this to deciding there would be no White Trash Xmas Buffet. This year would have been WTXB 7.

If you were planning to come to WTXB7 , of course you are still invited to email or call and arrange an alternate playdate. I think part of this path of authenticity is quality over quantity and we want to see you! And if you are planning to travel here from out of town that weekend, yes, there is room at the inn and we want to see you!

Work today has also been play time. I am once again keeping a food journal and tracking what I am eating and when and also how I might be feeling in relation to food. IT is an experiment of sorts. I had a small pocket journal from one of the trade shows attended by one of our editors. It had an ugly oil and gas related company’s logo and message on the cover, so I opened up the glue stick and went to town using things that accumulate on my desk. The cover is now collaged with tea tags, fruit stickers and a fortune or two.

Happy Thanksgiving one and all.

oh no, not more mail art…

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Seriously. What has happened to the knitting? So glad you ask…I have been knitting away on the Guernsey Wrap and I think the knitting will be done this weekend. Then it needs a serious wet blocking and I will report fully on it as soon as it happens.

For now, holiday goodness might be winging its way to you…

Still more mail art.

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I bet you can guess where this is going!

And the back…

Lee’s Frida journal

Monday, November 8th, 2010

I got another journal out the door for the Frida Kahlo round robin I am participating in.  Something was blocking my chi and I was just not feeling like doing this one. I decided to go with that and the resulting piece is called Frida’s Migraine.

I started using all black and white papers and stuff. Then I added the letters. Then the splashes of color. Then some pen work.

More Mail Art

Monday, November 8th, 2010