We've been working with all these fabric designers at work, creating specialty Slice cards for them. Each designer created about 18 images to use with the digital fabric cutter. One of my favorites, Joanna Figueroa, created the little bird image I used in the bag above. I kind of knew I needed to make it. So I created a bag and used her fabric and made this. I am well pleased.
May 11, 2011
April 02, 2011
Last summer, I had the pleasure of having a hornet's nest in my back porch area. We would have people come over and they would be disturbed, and rightly so, by the alien intruders. Mostly guys would want to get rid of it immediately. I kind of had a "they're not bothering me, so I'm not going to bother them" kind of attitude and left them alone.
But today, in between conference sessions, I just decided to take it down. For some reason I thought the outer shell would be stiffer, but it felt like holding a soft origami ball. I wasn't able to remove it completely intact, so I thought I'd just tear it apart.
Starla was fascinated.
She's such a pretty girl.
One of the most favorite things I discovered was that the hornet's nest was tiered. It was like finding a wedding cake of combs inside of a surprise ball of bark and spit.
They say that the most common pattern in nature is the hexagon. I can understand why and that's because God is rad.
My final favorite thing about this nest was the pattern left behind on the ceiling of the porch. Circles encasing one another, each one completely closed and separate from the other.
April 01, 2011
Okay, for those of you dying to know how the 6 Pack in 6 Weeks workout went for me, I'd have to say it was successful. Not necessarily because I got a 6-pack. I'm sure if I'd kept to the diet I would have gotten a 6-pack, but I ate pretty poorly. I'm still working out every morning and sometimes eating better, sometimes not. Either way, the working out helps.
Here's the before and after photo.
It's mostly that I'm toned and not as fluffy on the sides. The part on my ribcage got trimmer, too. Summer's coming up and I've got a season pass to go to Raging Waters and I am going to take advantage of it as much as I can!
January 26, 2011
So, sometimes, when you spend the whole weekend eating ice cream from Leatherby's and Mexican Cokes and Spinach Artichoke Dip and a whole bag of Cadbury Easter Eggs, you wonder, "Why am I doing this?" And then I remember that I'm pms and even though I would still eat those things when I'm pms, I would still continue to trudge along and not give up. So today I drank some real Coke, but I didn't go to the frozen yogurt place. The sheen has been dulled a bit on the frozen yogurt place because on Monday I went there and Audre wanted me to take my own spoon and I told her no, that I would just use their plastic spoons and she had a tissy fit and started dropping the f-bomb at me about using my own metal spoon. So now I never want to use my own spoon ever again. Phew, how did I get onto that tangent? I am starting to cheat on the Jillian Michael's 6-Pack dvd in that I'm doing my 100 sit ups, 45 push ups, 200 crunches routine again. I don't think just her dvd is going to get me a 6-Pack in 6-Weeks. Well, maybe it would if I didn't eat so much chocolate.