24 February 2011

New Zealand.

As you know, New Zealand has been hit by some incredibly hard times. 

I am auctioning off a few prints on my Facebook page for the NZ Red Cross to help with the rescue and recovery efforts. They need all the help and support they can get.

ALL proceeds from each item successfully sold will be going to the New Zealand Red Cross. http://www.redcross.org.nz/

Please, dig deep! 
Every single cent will be going to the New Zealand Red Cross to help everyone affected. Spread the love in anyway you can!!

Auction prints and details are here...

My heart is breaking just thinking about the people and the city lost to the earthquake. 

Thank you so much for your support.

21 February 2011

Herby Goodness!

At first, J thought I was nuts... 

A small collection of jars. A medium collection of jars. 

Now, a massive collection, being used to make herb infused oils, tinctures, salves, astringent toners, hair tonics, and soon - SOAP and LOTIONS!

One of the best parts about this whole process, all of the herbs I'm using are from our garden! That is one of the most satisfying parts. Really! (That and using my awesome Lemon Balm and Lavender Toner! Heavenly!)

Since we have had so much rain in the last few months - Summer? What Summer? - everything has gone being going crazy in the garden! We have tomatoes that have mysteriously appeared, as well as some pumpkins and zucchinis that are almost the size of the calf... a couple different kinds of beans, cucumbers, the list goes on!

This year, I was so lucky to have a good base of herbs. The mint was already going crazy in a bed, but I transferred it to an old lemon tree pot and it's taken off even better than before. It's so healthy and loves to be cut back. The lemon balm, calendula, and the lavender are doing beautifully. The rosemary and thyme coming along nicely for their first season. Even the Goji Berry plant has finally shown us some life - and some berries!

This is been one of the BEST growing seasons in ages! I hope everyone else has had great success as well!

08 February 2011

Strange Creativeness.

Warning – bit of a ramble…

For the last week or so, I've had my head stuck between a canvas and my paints.

I've really found a new way of working that seems to suit me. It's hard to describe. It's hard to explain without sounding nuts. But I've been delving deeper and deeper into what I feel like is a past life. My childhood. My sisterhood. And my frankness about life in general. I will say, it’s therapeutic.

My sister and I have been through some odd things in our lives, as individuals and together as a couple of troublemakers. And lately, I have been missing her immensely. I love to think that maybe in our sisterly link – we still know what each other is feeling and thinking, but with more than 10,000 miles between us, you can never quite tell.

So, here is to getting lost in the woods, pet chickens, inflatable purple Easter Bunnies, matching dresses and burning houses. 

I love you Leigh! Hope you are well... 

04 February 2011

Wristcutters - A Love Story

Ok. Here is my movie recommendation for the weekend!

Zia: Being here with you reminds me of what I was like before my suicide. 
Mikal: What were you like? 
Zia: I was happy...

Yes, I know. A dark comedy about suicide? Yes. It is.
I really liked this movie. You should try and see it sometime.

And yes, the Gogol Bordello references are gold. 

Check out this review of it.

Have a good, happy and safe weekend!