Saturday, December 26, 2009


I don't remember where I found these, but this room is so lovely. Nothing cutesy (I am personally not a fan of overtly cutesy things).

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

May all the joys of the season be yours!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


The massive snowstorm has finally petered out, but not until after dumping almost two feet of the white stuff down on us. Today was the Great Dig-Out.

I love this one...our neighbor's Smart Car, not yet cleared...the contrast between the tiny car and the amount of snow it has on top of it is kind of comical.

Our back deck and much snow!

View from the back deck...

Saturday, December 19, 2009


We are under a blizzard warning all day, with predicted snow totals of 18-24". Yikes! They're saying this is a historic, record-breaking snowstorm, with levels not seen since 1932. A car got stuck in the middle of the road in my neighborhood just now. I guess the poor guy isn't going anywhere for the time being. There are also reports of salt trucks overturning - salt trucks. The snow is falling thick and fast - Mr Hazel had just finished shoveling the deck when 2 more inches of snow promptly covered it right back up.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pregnancy and crafts

For any pregnant artists and craftspeople out there, I found this interesting article on pregnancy and crafts. I never really thought about it until I got pregnant and realized I should probably stay away from my torch for the time being, but the arts and crafts involve tons of chemicals that could potentially be hazardous: paint, oils, photography materials, dyes, flux, solder. I was really pleased that this has been discussed at least someplace as a reference for us pregnant artists!