Friday, February 29, 2008


I have definitely had too much caffeine today...

Oh, and happy Leap Day!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Work while you have the light..

Len Lye's Rhythm, 1957

Busy busy busy... nothing much to report. Yet.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

it never rains but it pours

Many things going on this week in the world of work, most of which I cannot write about for various reasons. I'm sure it's safe to mention that an unseasonably large fly has been buzzing around the studio and sneaking up on me all evening.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

A very happy birthday to one of the best people on earth. Wish I could be there to celebrate.. I love you!

hop hop hop

From my desk I can see a workman laughing and hopping around on his ladder in the street. Whenever someone walks by he stops hopping and tries to look busy.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

for that good bishop's sake

Many happy Valentine's wishes to everyone I love who is far away!


It seems every time I go away to teach I end up getting a cold. I never got sick when I was teaching small children.. not sure what's wrong with my college students that makes their studios hotbeds of disease. I am using it as an excuse to eat oatmeal in bed while waiting for the Indiana Jones trailer to be released on the internet. That's not remotely nerdy, is it?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

the littlest birds sing the prettiest songs

I'm back from days of teaching and seeing friends. Today I filled up on Moroccan food and sunshine, wandered into the New Year celebrations in Chinatown and watched the moon set.

I espied this paper model in The World of Interiors and thought it was sweet..

(Throated Bunting model by Japanese paper artist Keiji Kawaguchi.)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

get your vote on!

I've been hooked on the Google Twitter Super Tuesday map since my sister sent me the link. As she pointed out (and I wholeheartedly agree), it's exciting to have someone to vote for for a change.

Monday, February 4, 2008


Yesterday was Superbowl Sunday. Despite the fact the game was held not many miles from where my family live and I speak to them regularly, I only found out about it by reading a reference on a blog about cupcakes.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

happy Groundhog Day!

Friday, February 1, 2008


I'm in the process of cooking paper pulp to sculpt some figures. While it's boiling I'm trying to make some armatures, which would be easier to do if my studio wasn't shaking from the building opposite being torn down. They seem to be keeping the facade, which is good, but replacing artists' studios with trendy housing is a dreadful shame.

I found this virtual tour of puppeteer Ronnie Burkett's studio the other day. It's fantastic! I'm not a fan of marionettes, but he is an incredible maker. His heads are beautiful..

from Ronnie Burkett's 10 Days on Earth

I also learned that Sesame Workshop has launched a video site on which you can watch hundreds of clips from Sesame Street. Hooray!