Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 142:  I have been feeling so much more motivated again and have had an engaging week of making things.  I don't have the internet at home, so I'm always online at coffee shops.  This week I've been so busy with work, that I just couldn't make it out to update my blog!  So here it goes.  For day 142, I made a candle holder out of an Arizona iced tea can.  I was at a friend's house when I saw this can standing empty on her table showing off all of its beautiful colors.  The air was full of wonderful exclamations when I first laid eyes on it.
Day 144 and 145: I took a pair of baggy pants that I never wore, cut about 2 inches off of each side, the bottom, and the top, then sewed it all up.  This took so long because I sewed it all by hand.  I'm mostly happy with them, but still have to add a button, and do something different with the bottom of the legs.  I don't really like how that part looks.

Day 146: I attended Pecha Kucha Night here in Taos.  This is an event that started in Japan and now takes place in 421 cities around the world. (I hope I got that number right).  People who are involved in some sort of creative endeavor get up and talk about what it is they do, using a very specific form of presenting.  They get to show 20 pictures and talk for 20 seconds about each one.  So it is very condensed, to the point, deep with meaning and rich with imagery. I felt very inspired to create after attending this event, and who knows, maybe I'll get up and present next time.  Here is a link to their site:  After getting home I made this.  I took a bunch of tiny boxes that some little solar flashlights (for the store) came in, cut them into thirds and glued them together in a pattern.  I would love to make this bigger, to fill an entire window.

Day 147: I have been working on my table a little bit here and there, but I got so involved in it today, that it became my project for the day.  I spent several hours gluing more paper all over it.  I am really starting to love how it looks and to believe that I might actually finish it.
Day 148:  I started another cardboard tube project.  So far I've just sawed a bunch of pieces and have begun to arrange them.  It's gonna be sweet.


  1. I am so inspired by your work! I heart eco-crafts! <3 <3 <3

  2. I've seen an idea for fusing together empty coffee cans and hanging the "shelf" on a wall. I want to do this in my craft room and use the cans as cubbies for my yarn. I love the pattern you made by linking your rectangular boxes.

  3. I love the idea of the coffee can shelf. I could definitely use cubbies for all my collections. I'm a big time coffee drinker but don't buy it in a can. I might have to collect them from friends. It's funny, more and more I'm saving not only my trash, but other people's!
    Thanks to you both for keeping an eye on the things I've been making!