For a short week, this week was long!
Five on Fridays
1. I love to laugh. I laugh at everything! Sometimes it's because something is funny, sometimes it's because I"m nervous, but you can always find me giggling at something. One time, when my son was little, he stuck his head between two posts, trying to get a closer look at a water fountain in downtown San Rafael. But when he tried to pull his little head out he got stuck. So what does this wonderful, supportive, super mom do. . .she stood there and laughed! Just then, these two little ladies crossed the street, walked straight up to me and scolded me for laughing at him! Oops
2. I've lost my cooking groove. Last night, I got home around 7:30 pm and I really didnt have the energy to cook anything for dinner So I had a wonderful 1/2 of a cheddar cheese sandwich, on sliced sour dough bread. Not quite the gourmet chef but I thought, hey at least its something in my stomach. And then 30 minutes later, I had an upset stomach. Well, I guess cheese sandwiches are off my list!
3. I'm toast by 3:30. Although I try to stay engaged in work until 5:00 pm, my mind thinks otherwise! Most times I keep the "easy" work for the afternoons. You know, the mundane things like filing, or data entry. So if you ask me to crunch numbers, and it's 4:00 pm, don't expect anything to be accurate!
4. I am not a yarn snob! I love all types, soft cotton, versatile acrylics, super yummy alpaca! Even the flash nylon that's out there. It all has it's place and purpose!
5. I am not, by any means, a photographer. I swear I know how to use a camera, but most of the times, my photos come out wonky. You know, slightly blurry, and out of focus, or the head is cut off. But I'm a wiz with my iPhone. Go figure!
This Week in Review
Support your local artist!
That's what I firmly believe. And I have proof!
Look at my new lamp shade!!! The one hanging from the ceiling! It was made by Presley Sundberg, of Manifest Station Studio. Here's a link to her website, go on, check it out! manifeststationstudio.com/
I met Presley last September, during the Sierra Ag & Art Trail
(sierracountyartscouncil.org/archives/5635) I went there specifically to meet her because I knew I wanted one of her incredible pieces of art in my new office. I already knew which pattern I wanted, the Gorman Fisherman's pattern. I showed her a photo on my phone, and asked if she could recreate this? "Oh sure, I can do that!"
We had a good amount of email exchanges with lots of photos and dimensions in which I was trying to show her exactly where I wanted to hang her lamp. And then the move happened, and Christmas happened, and New Years, We both were so busy, me with moving, Presley with orders.
And the other week, I got an email saying, "I'm almost done with the pattern. I can't wait to show it to you." I was so excited, I couldn't wait to see it.
We were able to use the base of the existing ceiling lamp, and she expertly cut out enough space for the lights to fit! And just look at the pattern. Here, I'll show you a side by side comparison.
I want to knit that!!! Really, it's so wonderful that her work makes me actually want to knit a sweater! And you all know that I typically don't knit sweaters! Remember the moss green sweater that I've been carting around, unfinished. The one sitting nicely on my shelf waiting to be seamed. . .for 5 years!
Thank you Presley, for creating such a beautiful, incredible, wonderful, piece of art.
I love it!!!