Tuesday, December 30, 2008

growing pains

Funny, I don't recall my two front teeth as ever having been so ginormously large and prominent. I think I had pet rabbits at this stage in my life, I realize now how we seemed to understand one another so well. Thanks Sarah, for sending me this picture, lest I forget, that it could be (and has been) a lot worse! Here's to big teeth! Cheers, and Happy New Year!
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Latest Lithographs

A series of monotypes (rather Warhol-like, eh?) below you can see my process

This last one is the most recent "Losing My Mind."

Friday, December 12, 2008

Battle of the Bands

This week Electron Deception played at Velour's battle of the bands. The first time we played at Velour they didn't pull out the fog machine for us, so this was definitely a better show than before! pLUS, we've improved a lot and we have some new songs, although I think my outfit may have taken away from my "star" power. I looked like a sister missionary playing a bass guitar: not hot. Our band always has to dress Ryan, our keyboard player, or he'll end up wearing a polo shirt and jeans to our shows. I think they may have to start monitoring me now.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Salty Sea

On Saturday G and I ventured out west to the Bonneville Salt Flats. After walking around the flats for a while and doing a photo shoot (G is working on his photography portfolio) we then drove the car out onto the flats and drove fast, for a long time, still never arriving ANYWHERE. That place is the definition of desolate. As the car skimmed across the crusty flats the salt glittered like sparkly diamonds, crushed china, break-away glass shattered on pavement, or the luminescent plankton in the Bellingham Bay (take your pick of metaphors). Then we drove through the small town of Wendover and wondered at the large casinos sticking out like boulders in a flood plain across the landscape. We ended our visit in Nevada/western Utah with tacos at a taco truck stationed next to the road near a Pizza Hut. A Good Day.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Oh my sweetness!

We begin this post with a confection given to me by my roommate Chelsea (pictured above "eying" a sucker). I regret to say that I ate the whole cupcake today. I only regret that there are no more, I do not regret that I ate it, it was sooo tasty. They are currently for sale across the street from my house at the Beehive Bazaar. Go get your own!

The second group of confections shown are some suckers that I made, for suckers (actually they're for a class I'm in.) Some of them have hair mixed with colorful nonpareils in them. Some contain advice for women like, don't "lean heavily upon a man's arm" and, do "make tender statements to your children." Some of the suckers have doll parts in them. They were fun to make, and would be disgusting to eat.

The third confection I'm showcasing is only available for a limited time. It is baby Miles. He will not always be a newborn, but isn't he so tasty and sweet looking right now? Oh my Sweetness!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Missing this:

Even though Lucy is constantly getting into EVERYTHING, she is so cute that you can't be angry for very long, even if she loses your cell phone, eats all the fruit snacks or uses up all the hot water playing in the bathroom unsupervised (which she did ALL of those things while I visited.) Thanks again S and T for a lovely visit.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sweet Sarah

Sarah taught me how to make caramels and temper chocolate. We made peanut butter cups, caramels, and coconut filled chocolates. We found these cool papers at a candy making store in Cleveland, so fun!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Just Listed!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

baby Miles

I told S and T today that I should win an Auntie award today. "Baby Miles," as Lucy calls him, seems to think I'm his body pillow. He hushes right up the moment I pick him up and is soon fast asleep, his ten pound body a dead weight in my arms. At first I was flattered and amazed at my "baby quieting" skills, but the thrill and wonderment of new tricks I never knew I possessed is starting to wear off. :) Next time I hold him I'll just dedicate a few moments out to each of you who wish you could spend your holiday with a lovely 5 week old baby!
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I'm in Cleveland for the week, visiting this family! Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2008

It's Your Birthday, Darling!

Galen Dunn, a guest blogger to Fox in Sox, has composed this Birthday poem for Lauren:


Emily is offering this Birthday poem:

I made you a little denim backpack with ribbon roses and rhinestones decorating the face when I was twelve. It was really cute, but you didn't like it that much, yet you took it to school anyway.

Lauren, you are a Rockstar. And a talented, pretty woman. You have a really, really cute daughter who I love. Who has the best kissable cheeks. I hope all your dreams come TRUE.
Love you,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Ma

My sisters always outdo me, they posted some really heartwarming birthday blogs, but we can never say enough about this fabulous woman. Happy Birthday Mom! This is the lady who used to draw little faces on cardboard then glue it on a popsicle stick for me to play with. I would take naps with her when I was 4 and she EVEN let me wrap my little legs around hers (I KNOW she thought it was annoying, but she let me.) When I'm lucky, she lets me in on her personal time of morning jogs and bike-rides. When I had just gotten home from my mission and had no clothes (and was really stingy) she took me shopping and bought me nice clothes. She still buys me nice clothes. Last Christmas she humored me by going with me to the free-trade-fair-game-green-and-bio-everything+hippy chocolate factory in Seattle. She is a steady friend, and a mother with unconditional love for all her children. When you talk with her on the phone, you REALLY DO feel like you're an only child. Happy Birthday!and what about all those dang buns she had to bobby pin in place in a mad rush before dance practice? Can I ever thank you enough Mom?