Sunday, August 31, 2008

Family Fun Time

So I hopped a Greyhound bus Thursday night and headed upstate for some quality time with the family. It was my cousin's (godsister) bridal shower, and it was great to see her. Plus, we got to watch our mothers run around like lunatics in preparation for the party.

Here we are trying to act like grown-ups:

And here we are realizing that adulthood is still an elusive thing:

I also went to the GREAT NEW YORK STATE FAIR with my parents. For anyone who lives within a 20-mile radius of Syracuse, the NY State Fair is a HUGE deal. It's a chance to eat tons of food on sticks, pet some animals, hurl your guts out on the midway rides, and definitely see a mullet or two. As a kid, I used to go to the Fair at least 3x during the 10 days that it was in town.

Here are my lovely parents enjoying a sandwich:

And here I am, rapt with joy after WINNING at a game of "I Got It!" I selected the most ridiculous prize I could find, a photo night light. Awesomeness.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Woo! Got a haircut today in Brooklyn at the always-fabulous Beehive Salon. The stylist left a section of hair on the left side of my head a little longer than the rest of my hair, to create some kind of asymmetrical look. Love the cut, not so sure about the single strip of hair.... but I'm gonna try it out for a while.

So I just finished a NEW bracelet. It's so freaking fantastic... I took some pics today and will be getting it up on Etsy as soon as I can dream up a name for it. Its kind of dark and industrial, so a need a dark-sounding name. It took me two days to make this piece, so it's not gonna sell for cheap. But I think that, for whoever comes to own it, it will be money well spent.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Foolishness or adventure? Or both... Elsie Q and I just had a little "business meeting" and decided to do craft shows in both Chicago and Austin this fall. Both shows are only a few weeks (and thousands of miles) apart. So the vendor fees have been submitted, the plane tickets are (partially) booked, and the search for lodging has begun.

I'm feeling excited, apprehensive and slightly overwhelmed. It definitely gonna be a crazy September....

Monday, August 18, 2008

She Returns!

After three weeks wandering around Morocco, I'm finally back in NYC. And honestly, it has never felt so good to be home! Morocco is an amazing country; its full of contrasts and contradictions. It's gorgeous and crumbling, noisy and serene. And though I had an amazing journey, I am so glad to be back in a place where I can let the sun hit my bare arms without worrying about local customs, and enjoy a cup of coffee in an outdoor cafe without being the only woman in the place.

So after trekking through the Atlas mountains, riding my trusty camel Clementine over sand dunes as tall as buildings, and taking in gorgeous mosques and ancient ruins, I'm full of ideas and inspiration for new jewelry designs!

Back to work.....