ring out the old, ring in the new

hello hello, dear readers.

well, another year come and gone. thanks to 2011, i have:

it's been quite a year.
i've been thinking about resolutions and i have a few, but mostly i just want to continue on as i did in 2011. i had such fun and learned much and felt everything—that's all a girl could ask for every year of her life, in my opinion.

here's to an equally if not more  b r i l l i a n t  2012.
a toast to us all, and to the earth, and to a whole new year.

see you on the other side, m'dears.



first off, let me say that i love the jealous curator for picking up on some of the coolest artwork around. never a dull moment over there. in faaact (cue segue!), i was just looking over some of her finds from the past week or so and was introduced to the beautifully threadful work of amanda mccavour.

worlds of gauze and color, where even a whisper of air will set everything dancing. here is what she says about her work:

in my work, i use a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations by sewing into a fabric that dissolves in water. this fabric makes it possible for me to build up the thread by sewing repeatedly into my drawn images so that when the fabric is dissolved, the image can hold together without a base. these thread images appear as though they would be easily unraveled and seemingly on the verge of falling apart, despite the works' actual raveled strength.

that's a part of her artist's statement, which you can continue reading here. if you would like to know a bit more about mccavour's work, there's a nice interview here. i liked what she said about being attracted to thread via her love of drawing + lines. i think a lot of being an artist is surprising yourself with crazy ideas that you then somehow bring to life. and often, those projects are the most successful and rewarding.

happy tuesday!


i'm here!

i've moved out, moved in, and now i am slowly settling into my new life in a new state. still in the midwest though. why do i love the midwest so much? have i ever talked about my love of extremes when it comes to weather? i love blizzards and hot summers. that is why the midwest is my home.

...that's not to say that someday i wouldn't like to live in a place where the climate is less dramatic. but for now, i love it here. i'm still adjusting to the newness of everything—new job, new city, new maze of public transportation—but once i've gotten into a groove of sorts, i'll be able to rededicate myself to this little blog.

i wanted to add that although i no longer work at a bookstore, the bibliophile in me will never tire. never! things here are not going to change. ne'er you fear.

that is all for today.
until next time—