Friday, October 29, 2010

little friends

Working working working on new things. Dreaming of having a little pet to come home to.

Have you ever heard of a hyrax? They like to snuggle with others all day. Sounds like a good idea since it's getting quite cold here in minneapolis!
I'm really wanting to make a collaborative artists book...if anyone else is interested, please let me know any ideas. Work wouldn't have to be only 2D, maybe some 3D made or found objects as well? Many possibilities.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


here's my newest book!

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braiding hair behind the fence,
houses we haven't been in since
hiding in the tiniest of places,
wondering if they ever would miss us
golden ponies kept under the bed,
drawers of postcards with things once said
where we caught crystal rainbows in our hands,
and dreampt about distant lands
running from the room haunted by ghosts,
places forgotten
and remembered the most.

case binding with illustrated image transfers and cut up streamers.
I'm really happy with how it came out, being my first case binding. It's sweet and sad to me, the things you do and places you go while you're little. Do you remember places like these?

I saw Sufjan last weekend. What an inspiring show! All I wanted was for him to play seven swans, and that's what he opened with. It was so beautiful that I couldn't help but get tears in my eyes. The way he talks about the Lord is so lovely and perfect. For my next project, I'm thinking of making a set of seven books with the lyrics spread out in them. I don't know if I'm up for seven books, but it sounds nice to me.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

golden house

being a busy worker bee making new books. I finished my photo book mentioned in the previous post, from There are a few things I need to add but will show it to you very soon. I also just received the loveliest shoes ever, purchased from etsy.
Kyle and I saw a really beautiful film on his birthday last week, called never let me go. They kept these memory boxes of little special objects collected through their lives. The last image is from a collage book I'm working on, sort of inspired by those boxes. Things kept and happening in a little golden house. What kind of things do you think would happen in a golden house?