Monday, October 17, 2016

friends don't lie

can you guess what i'm going to be for halloween? i made these felt waffles yesterday. i wanted them as a prop and didn't want to walk around with a vegan version of eggos all night. i searched and found a nice waffle tutorial here, but i used triple layered felt instead. they're not perfect, but not bad for 15 minutes of work! yay!

Friday, September 16, 2016

SIDE A: printmaking

i've been working on block printing a bunch of new fabric designs lately. i am particularly thrilled with this mix tape print, especially in teal on aqua. i can't wait to print it in black! i am really into black ink right now.

Monday, August 22, 2016

stranger things

in mid-july during the weekend of my birthday i was watching a woody allen movie that was terrible and i couldn't finish watching it. i needed something to watch. then i quickly recalled that a friend mentioned something called stranger things both on instagram and on facebook, and how it just came out. that was the only mention of the show at that point. not knowing what it was (or how quickly it would take over my brain, your brain or the summer) i turned it on. BOOM. i ended up staying up way too  late watching "just one more episode." case closed. hands down one of the best new shows i've seen. 

i am a HUGE fan of what i call "little boy adventure films." you know, ET, stand by me, the outsiders, the goonies, big, etc. and being a child of the 80s there were plenty to go around. this show combined all the elements of 80s shows and books into one in a magical way that was made for me. and the music just sealed the deal. i've watched it twice now and look forward to another season. 

etc etc blah blah, go read all the articles on the interweb about it! 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Happy June!

summer times are here and i'm ready for all the beaches and adventures!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

miss moon

you know the moment when you discover a book and you see stars and feel all the warm-n-fuzzies as you flip through the book. miss moon: wise words from a dog governess by janet hill is just that kind of book. after i read it i hugged it and told everyone in the vicinity about it.

it's a children's picture book, but it's totally not just for kids. i feel that as an adult i get more of out if than a child.

oil paintings by author janet hill are the backdrop for lovely little life lessons. all from a dog governess!! talk about an amazing job.

lesson one: friends can come in many shapes and sizes.
lesson two: be true to your adventurous spirit.

it’s really quite sweet, and the whimsical nostalgia-inspired images illustrate such wisdom perfectly.

and BONUS: she has an etsy shop where you can purchase prints! from this book as well as her other works. sigh -- it is all so amazing and i can't wait to get this print on my wall.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

vegan cheeze sauce

here is a delicious non-processed, non-dairy vegan cheeze dip that is wonderful! it wows both vegans and carnivores. it's warm, ooey, gooey and delicious on nachos! i've been making it for nearly a decade, but i'm placing the recipe here in case i ever misplace it. (not that i don't have it memorized or anything!) 

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (soaked for at least an hour, or overnight)
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 4 oz. jar of pimentos
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1  1/2 tsp salt
  1. place all ingredients in blender and mix on high until completely smooth.
  2. pour into saucepan. heat over medium heat while stirring or whisking continuously for 5-10 or until cheeze is thickened to desired consistency.
  3. enjoy!