Thursday, December 29, 2011

sunflowers &papermaking

Preparing some materials for a new batch of paper I am making this weekend! I am attempting to experiment with more text from novels in the paper…and my partner gave me sunflowers so I also would like to experiment with those in the paper making process! I will keep yall updated !!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and that your new years will be filled with love, merriment, and wonderful people.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


all hand sewn, hand drawn, and watercolor on handmade cotton paper


I wish that I could figure out how to post my flickr images on the new blogger interface instead of uploading from my computer. I love the new layout but I like that my images are larger when using flickr...however when I put the code into the blog post in the new format, only the link appears as opposed to the image...does anyone have suggestions? Thanks!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

le petit renard

le petit renard

le petit renard2

It's finished &drying!

le petit renard
hand drawn, hand stitching, watercolor, handmade coffee dyed paper on handmade cotton paper


the fox1

the fox2



le petit renard - in progress; ink, hand stitching, and handmade coffee dyed paper on handmade cotton paper
you were twenty thousand underneath the sea - ink and hand stitching on handmade cotton paper
The octopus is nearllyyy finished. I am still being fairly nitpicky over the last bit of details. Le petit renard is based on one of my favorite stories, Le petit prince.It is still super in progress…a lot of detailing to come! And watercolors too.
It says - Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. “Here is my secret. It is very simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


by keeping

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

dreaming of New York &thunderstorms

It's finally finished!

lonely thoughts &phonecalls you will never make
ink and hand stitching, coffee dyed handmade paper and recycled handmade paper - all on handmade cotton paper

lonely only

lonely only1

lonely only2

lonely thoughts

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

keeping my hands busy




I think that marbling is one of my least favorite things to do to decorate paper. However, I like how it sort of bleeds through to the other side.
ink &hand stitching on marbled handmade paper


we sat on the roof

we sat on the roof

we sat on the roof until you fell asleep

ink &hand stitching on coffee dyed handmade paper

lonely ghosts





Lately all I have been working on is sewing lonely ghosts.
The first three are available on my etsy. The last one is available on my mirror.
Sold! First Etsy sale(s)!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

small updates

Working - slowly but surely. November 5th J. Hamilton and I will be down in St Petersburg at a craft market selling all our handmade goods! I have started too many new pieces and I need to buckle down to finish them before we head down there. We also have a date to make some kudzu paper before the market!




b again

Monday, October 17, 2011

home baked bread, stew, &family dinners





Lately I have been feeling so incredibly low and I have noticed I am losing touch and this deep connection I developed with myself over this summer. Last night I made myself spicy pumpkin and coconut milk soup. Today I baked simple vegan bread and cooked stew for Dana, Ashten, and I for dinner.

The windows are open and the cool October breeze is washing over us while we lay sleepily on the couch watching movies. Cooking for my friends gives me such a wonderful feeling and brings me back to simple things that I love.

This autumn is a good time for change.

brokenbees etsy shop

So I finally opened it!


Buy for the holidays! Gifts for friends, family, lovers!


click click click for the current issue of Übernothing to see awesome art (including your’s truly), read some awesome literature, and listen to cool music. thanks!

Friday, October 14, 2011

vengeful vegan creepy cupcakes for your sinister soul

Last night a few of our friends hosted a spooky sleepover complete with Scream 4, noms, and scary sleep. Dana and I decided to make bloody blackberry vegan cupcakes with chocolate coffins.

Alliteration is your friend!