I have a lot more free time lately...which means that I can do nice things for my readers, to remind you that you are
Neat, sweet, and basically my favorites.
This is a 100% recycled brooch/pin that was made from cruelty free and vintage materials.
Comment on this blog post and tell me your favorite spring activity! (because I want to know, duh.)
Anyone can enter. If you do not have a blog that I can contact you from, please leave your email in your comment. I would never ever sell your information. I wouldn't even know how to anyway. Just type it so that some crazy could never copy and paste it to send you weird emails for viagra or something. (Ex: maudlinbrooch[at]gmail[dot]com)
I will choose the winner at random on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 6:00 PM EST, by drawing a number, blindfolded!
We found him at the Humane Society yesterday, and we fell in love. We don't know if we're going to be able to keep him because of my allergies, and also our cat Willi is a bully, and Humphrey is just so skittish and hides almost all the time because of that.
Supposedly he was quite the sorry case when he was brought to the Humane Society in March. He's five, but he's smaller and skinnier than Willi (who isn't even fully grown yet.), and he had fleas, missing fur, and the tip of his tongue. Now he is healthy and ready for lovin. I hope we can keep him!
Our friends Stephen and Colleen live about two blocks from us. They moved to Madison from Portland, OR around the time I moved from Pennsylvania. We get along really well, and luckily, so do our cats! Sometimes they even kiss!!
Here is Willi and her best friend, Emerson... On a playdate.
Jason had his first art opening since moving to Wisconsin a few Friday's ago. We drove to Milwaukee and all of our lovely friends from Madison did as well! His artwork looked beautiful. I'm so very proud of him!
Jean is our chatty neighbor whom we split our backyard with. She is a cute, older woman, who loves to garden, and she often teaches me tricks on how to make my garden more fruitful. She is also a retired Nun, which I think is really sweet. She even has a wedding ring to God.
Anyway, today she gave me some Rhubarb, and I got so excited I had to blog about it! It's going in the freezer until the strawberries are ripe!
(Now that's for another post!)
I call these my Rhubarb-erine Claws. Get it? ....Like Wolverine Claws? eh? eh?
Another reason why I haven't been able to blog lately about my creative life would be that I am finishing up my album. (Which will be released on June 3rd, on my 24th birthday!)
I've been working on this album consciously for about a year and a half, but there are songs on it that I've been working on since I taught myself to play guitar five years ago. It's a long time coming. I just want to thank everyone for being so patient. And I thought I would do so by posting a recent collaboration that I've done with New South Bear.
A few weeks ago Meg from OMG!MegG! asked me to do a guest blog while she takes a week long break from the internet (a difficult decision for an avid blogger!) This was my first guest blog, so I wasn't sure what to do. After a lot of thinking, I decided that I would try to inspire others to DO! Do It Yourself, that is.
Sometimes Jason and I consider getting another kitten. And then we agree that Willi would murder it in its sleep. And then we deny it, and try to remind ourselves that sometimes she is sweet... ...about 5% of the time.
Oh hey, it's me. I'm sorry I haven't been blogging much these days. I haven't had much creative time lately. AND when I actually get the chance to be artsy fartsy, I'm working on my album (since it's my top spring goal.)
Anyway, I just wanted to share a little sneak peak of this brand spankin' new album art with you.
Don't worry, after over a year, the wait is almost over. Your patience alone is song worthy!