availspace Available Space: October 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

autumn swap

I was lucky enough to be included in Sofia Barao's autumn swap which required each person to create a comfort package. Although my swap partner is a secret, I am sharing the goodies I chose for her. After reading her answers to questions, I created a package I hope she will enjoy. A little vintage (a pewter candlestick and a grey teacup), a little new (organic olive hand lotion, a pair of off white gloves) and some favorites of mine (Kusmi tea, scented candles, a book by Paulo Coelho and heart chocolates) which have all been included for her enjoyment. I am crossing my fingers that it all arrives in one piece!

All is quiet on the art front as I have been up to my ears with home remodeling and classes. I hope to start working (and finishing) some larger pieces in the next couple of weeks. Happy Halloween!.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I love it when people come up with clever ideas to recycle everyday wastes. Came across this last week in the newpaper and thought it was so cool that I had to share. We had a whole stack of these banana boxes when we moved a year ago, I wish I would of discovered this then (the boxes were recycleD tho) Heck, it looks like if you go to her site, you can even make your own. Good luck! www.annekejakobs.nl

Thursday, October 02, 2008

paper leaves

Welcome Autumn! I have been so inspired by your arrival, that I decided to sit down and cut out thousands of mini leaves. These I will compile together in a larger work, as my ode to you.

The family has also welcome your arrival with open arms as we trekked up into the mountains to bask in your glory. Even though we lived quite primitively without electricity and running water, we were able to enjoy your beauty under blue skies and cool winds.