Saturday, December 31, 2011

last day of 2011

 Today's fog covering Boston

...and I'm stuck in my apartment, self-quarantined with strep, shaky and slurping down soups and jello to soothe my raw throat.  I'm also currently planning to best my speech record of 22 cough drops in a day..that is, if my stomach doesn't rebel first.  And thank goodness for whomever negotiated to get five seasons of Say Yes to the Dress on Netflix Instant - it's inane and beauty, all in one shiny reality TV package.  Perfect for my current state.  (end pity party).

I did manage to rally and make mom's famous layered jello dessert, Christmas style.  I had been planning to make it the last week I was in town, but it didn't happen.  But today, oh yes.

Happy new year, everyone!  See you in 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Driftwood necklaces

Beautiful pieces of driftwood from Maine + my dad's tiny drill bit + bronzed jump rings + bronze necklaces = handmade jewelry!  It's been so long since I've done anything like this, but I'm pretty stoked about how they look:





Wishing stone


Giving tree




I thought about oiling them or sealing them with polyurethane, but there's a slight problem in that I don't have a space with good enough air circulation to do such treatments.  But the next time I'm lucky enough to get back up to Maine, I think I'll have to collect a second batch!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 2011

(better late than never, ha).


The 12 Days of Christmas, by Fernando Volken Togni

Snow art on Lake Baikal, by Jim Devenan (via Design for Mankind)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas of yesteryear

My mom and her two older brothers...adorable.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

new camera!

It's beautiful.  I can't wait to play with it a bit more and learn how to really use it.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Facebook History of the World.

...amazing.  (written by Susanna Wolff)   Very profane, though.   Some of my favorites: