Monday, January 26, 2009


BWAHAHAHAHAHA! more, more, more!

Puffy, Bumpy, Enameled Heart CRAZY!

New obsession:
Puffing copper hearts in my press, then making them bumpy and firing vibrant glass onto them! HELP! I CAN"T STOP!
People need to go buy these on Etsy. What am I gonna do with them all??? Honestly, all I can think about is getting to the studio to make more.
No one get in my way you may be run over....

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Kayak Touring

Have you kayaked some but want to go the next step and do longer tours? or camp from kayak up the NC coast? Robert will be teaching an introductory kayak touring class at Great Outdoor Provision Co.'s Wilmington location. The class is unfortunately named "Coastal Kayak Trip Planning", but in the future it will be named "Introduction to Kayak Touring". The course is 8hrs., class room only and will be offered mondays, 6:30-8:30, Feb. 23rd, Mar. 2nd, 9th, and 16th at the Wilmington store. The main subjects covered will be; chart reading, basic navigation, course planning, safety, gear, packing, and group management. For full details and to sign-up go to

If you are interested in any other instruction, Watersmyth Kayaking teaches at all levels of coastal kayaking. We teach to all ages, skill levels and groups from 1-6 people per instructor. We also offer tours to every aquatic ecosystem in eastern North Carolina. You can contact us at (Watersmyth website coming soon!).

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wildish Countryside

"In a single human being there are many other beings, all with their own values, motives, and devices. Some psychological technologies suggest we arrest these beings, count them, name them, force them into harness till they shuffle along like vanquished slaves. But to do this would halt the dance of wildish lights in a woman's eyes; it would halt her heat lightning and arrest all throwing of sparks. Rather than corrupt her natural beauty, our work is to build for all these beings a wildish countryside wherein the artists among them can make, the lovers love, the healers heal." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Call me crazy, but I'm trying to build that place.

Nutrition for the Soul?

"What is the basic nutrition for the soul? Well, it differs from creature to creature, but here are some combinations. ... For some women air, night, sunlight, and trees are necessities. For others, words, paper, and books are the only things that satiate. For others, color, form, shadow, and clay at the absolutes. Some women must leap, bow, and run, for their souls crave dance. Yet others crave only a tree-leaning peace." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Thursday, January 15, 2009


What IS it with guys???? Robert is googling "carbuncle". He is creating 5grams of Co2 with each search. and exclaiming "EUW!" I have to admit I am laughing really hard. And we really enjoyed the Carbnucle song on youtube.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Finally! Some actual cold weather!
I am so sick of sweating!
Driving to work yesterday the sky was a gorgeous winter white-gray. The trees were drawn against it like blown ink. It was a lovely, misty day with The Truth about Russian Dancers by Arnold Bax on the radio. The kind of day that you can't wait to make things.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

One Year

I just loved this! Though I'm sure its been popular, I had to share...