Recurrence - One Week Only!

My good friend Kim Strom and I have been working long and hard this semester to put this show together. It will be up all week, and there is a reception on Thursday. Here is our postcard for more details!

The Doily Project, Ikea, and Sunflowers!

I've been working on these the last few days, and just took them off the blocking boards. I used corn starch to starch them, and I really like how they turned out. They are for a painting project I'm working on.
Nate and I went to Naperville this last weekend to attend the Midwestern Electronic Music conference and to Ikea. It was a fun little jaunt, and we came home with some nice stuff from Ikea. My favorite thing is the lamp we got for above the kitchen table and the plates we got for our kitchen. I'm sure they'll make an appearance in some pictures sooner or later.
Yesterday I did a little thrift shopping in between errands, and I came across this awesome purse! I've been obsessed with yellow lately, and it is the perfect size. Oh, and those lovely sunflowers? The Jewel-Osco in town has an empty lot right next to it that hasn't been developed yet, and it is filled with sunflowers! I hopped out of my car and 'borrowed' these.

Bad Dog Gallery Show - Fringe

Last Thursday was the opening for the show Fringe at the Bad Dog Gallery. A good time was had by all, and many people showed up to say hi. Thanks to those who came out!
This was my piece from the show, it is titled 'Three Sisters.'This piece is by Kathie Webb
Brikena Boci
Kristine Chisamore

Birthday Goodness

My parents sent me some flowers for my birthday on Friday which was nice. They are obviously seasonally themed, but also, 'pumpkin' is my nickname from my mother. Well, that and 'poopie'... I'm just glad they came in the pumpkin! haha...
Nate's parents sent me a camera stand (yay!), a picture frame, and a picture album. I don't know how I went so long without a camera stand. I've already used it a ton!
Nate himself got me a gift certificate for a massage! YAY! I am saving it for about a month from now when the show I'm getting ready for with Kim is done.
Here is a little something I've been working on all weekend:
It is a watercolor painting of a doily that Nate's Grandma B made for me. I plan on doing a bunch of these for the show. (Realistically, maybe three or four...)

Bo also says hi. He is doing the best couch backstroke that he can muster up. :P
And yes, I still knit every now and then. Mostly just at the weekly stitch and bitch though these days. I'm almost done with the second front panel, all I'll have to do then is the ribbing around the collar. I have a feeling this will become a wardrobe staple.
Also, thanks to everyone for your birthday wishes you left in the comments of my last post! :)
They give me the warm fuzzies!

Working working working...

Sorry for such a long hiatus, I finally caught the cold that everyone else has already had, and I'm just now starting to feel better.
I've been chugging along on some of my work that I'm getting ready for a show later this month.

I also did some cooking tonight. I made some really yummy chili tonight using ground chicken, corn, and black beans for dinner. Nate had a bowl and almost instantly fell asleep. That's when you know you've made a good chili!
I also made some cupcakes for my birthday tomorrow. They are for my students in my drawing class. I think this should help me win the 'most awesome teacher ever to walk the planet' award. They are chocolate cupcakes with heath pieces mixed into the batter with chocolate frosting that I proceeded to dip into more heath pieces. Yum.
I'll give a more detailed update soon, but I wanted to assure you that I didn't fall off the face of the planet. :)