Monday, December 31, 2007

Aunt Bee's Bottom

Lauren said to me one Sunday as she followed me into our apartment, "Emily, you've got a big bottom (as if I didn't know already)." Well, it's not as big as Aunt Bee's! My mom and I watched some Andy Griffith re-runs for the New Year, and I made this. That's the stuff Mayberry (and Aunt Bee) is made of. Happy eating, and good luck with all the New Year's resolutions!

Resolution Number One: I will increase my high fructose corn syrup intake this year.

just kidding.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

i rode the train home last year

yes, i rode the train from bellingham to pasco last year for the Christmas holiday. this video clip gives you the main effect of train riding. fun for about 25 seconds.

when was the last time YOU rode a train? where to?

Thursday, December 20, 2007

a brand new bag

this little bag is made from a small handtowel. you can make one yourself! it's a great size for a little backpack.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

world wide wrestling federation

this is my newest etching. you can see me working on it in the first picture. i did some watercolor on one of the proofs. it's not done yet...i've got to have something to work on for the new year, right? what do you think it should be titled?

Monday, December 17, 2007

i'm an aunt again!

hooray! lauren and sergio had their baby today! congratulations.
ruby larios, 7 pounds, 19.5 inches long! pictures will follow...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

haul out the holly...

these are some of the holiday treasures i found at deseret industries this week! they bring me loads of holiday cheer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Foxy Fashion

This hand crocheted blue scarf goes perfect on those blustery wintry days, whether you're looking smart in the studio, flocked in pink, or threatening (scalpel accessory comes separate), this scarf will bring you warmth and elegance for all your winter events.

Vanessa taught me to crochet, then my roommate re-taught me. The picture with the little bunny in it reminds me of some photos I took with Amy Andelin when I was about 10. We put our plastic Breyer's horses in the grass then got really close and photographed them. I still have the photos somewhere.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel

The Oratorio Society of Utah did a decent job performing Handel's Messiah. The soloists were good, most of them had doctorates in music, while the bass was even an anesthesiologist from LDS hospital. I sat in the top balcony by myself eating candy and drawing pictures. I would go again next year, I just hope the violins have a chance to practice some more between now and then.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Education of Children

"education of the schoolchildren" hand-colored etching (click on image for close-up)
"pretty is as pretty does" etching
I guess I'm not done exploring the issues and characters I created in this print from last year, that is where my new work is departing from. Not sure where I'm going, or even what I'm doing here at graduate school. I just keep making stuff. Oh the journey!!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


I printed all day today. This is how it came out.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

wary little girls

I just wanted to put something on my blog. This little print is 1 by 1 inch. tiny.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A brand new start!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I'm on a new kick. The semester will be over. The holidays will be upon us. While the holidays bring little crescent shaped almond cookies, chocolate truffles from Costco, and (we hope they don't forget us this year) the Jenkins' braided sweet bread with white icing and candied cherries for garnish, the holidays also bring lots of joy and mirth. Here's to the mirth! Why wait, I think I'll start with the mirth now...fa la la la, la la la!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

little baby sister Lauren is 20!

Lauren is a hip guitar player and singer (even when some wierd guy keeps talking to her),
a very serious shopper, as seen here at Goodwill in Seattle,
plus a great sister/friend. Happy Birthday Lauren! I love you!

p.s. i know i can't call you my "little baby sister" anymore. that was the last time. ok?

Monday, November 19, 2007

She's smart, pretty, and talented: Debra Fox

Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

Birthday Wishes!

Dear Mom,
and I hope your Birthday is FANTASTIC!
your devoted daughter emily

It is cousin Mickey Martin's birthday as well. I snuck into his dorm this morning, and placed a cake on the kitchen counter. I hope he's having a super day.
and here's a preview for Lauren's birthday present! also, I forgot to pass the "survey" onto Erin Fox and Justin Fredin!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

all about me me me...

Lauren tagged me to answer the survey. so here goes:
1. ideal place to live: anywhere but provo. ha ha ha
2. jobs i've had: babysitter, kids camp counselor, swim instructor, winco deli worker, book layout, janitor for my dad's office, campus security, currently i'm a student and an art instuctor at a university (sounds impressive, eh?)
3. my junior high, high school, and college years: grades 6-8 were the best years of my life. why? i had a horse named Jane. i had a long pony tail and wore shorts and coyboy boots while riding her in the fields around my house. heavenly. high school was o.k. i was into the beatles, astronomy club, and tyler mcdonald. college has taken a long time: ricks, byu-idaho, western washington, columbia basin college and now byu. feels like freshman year all over again.
4. how did i meet my husband: i was sitting in the library with my nose in a book on edgar degas and he walked past, as he walked by he dropped the pen he was holding, so i picked it up, when our eyes met, i knew. i just knew.
5. describe myself: as of right now i'm extremely pessimistic and i can hardly stand myself. where is that carebear stare when you need it?
6. family: i'm part of the fox family. we are seven siblings. i'm the only one who is 25 at this moment. (years ago i mathematically figured out how sarah (2 years older) and i were the same age, her birthday is in may and mine in august, not accounting for the years between us, i concluded that during may-august we were the same age. it made sense to me at the time. i'm still not a winner in math.
7. my biggest accomplishment to date: i can play the tambourine with my foot.
8. my guilty confession: when walking to downtown in bellingham, i used to walk through the co-op to fill up on the crackers and artichoke dip. i'd take a sample, do a lap around the store and then take more samples, and then just walk out the door, crackers and dip in my mouth, and carrying even more in my hands. that's how i was a part of the 'community' co-op.

Friday, November 16, 2007

thanks to erin for the shirt!

truly, i do like the shirt, although i don't look very happy. i had really greasy hair and was in computer-head mode. art history. poo.
thanks erin, it made my day!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Would you like some cookies?

This is what happens when I'm alone and supposed to be working on "serious" art. I haven't tried one yet, I'll bet matte medium and glitter tastes real good. There's probably some two year olds out there who can attest to that.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

ode to joy: the Kendricks

Saturday I dined with Ethan, Becki and Jeremy. Steak, Homemade rolls, and raspberry jam. Need I say more? Of course, we did some guitar hero after the exquisite meal. I did alright with Beastie Boys Sabotage. And Ethan is "the only kid who wants his mom to knit," according to Becki. (See Ethan opening the knitting satchel.) Thanks Kendricks, you light up my life!

I'm a one man basement band

Saturday, November 10, 2007

i miss all the old music (lament)

There's nobody to play with in this dinky town...sigh.