Wednesday, March 31, 2010


The art sale was a whopping success! Thanks to Leland at Rowley Press for taking these photos, and hosting the event!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Birthday John Fox!

He's good at rock climbing, kayaking, cycling, listening, and making an occasional okra casserole. Hope your birthday is grand Dad, look for my present in the mail, it weighs 10 pounds!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Emily + Emily ART SALE- Tomorrow!

Tuesday Night, 8-10pm
Wednesday 10-6

at Rowley Press, 39 W 200 N


There will be snacks, ceramics, music, and art.
Please come!

Friday, March 26, 2010

schmaltzy writes again!

rhett and i have a new song, here. the recording is a bit rough, but that's how they all are...

p.s. i had to put it on "berenice's hair" band site, because Schmaltzy used up all their space.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

for the foodies :)

Laura made this delicious chocoflan pastel to accompany a delicious cream of broccoli soup (recommended to me by Sarah), we also dined on Ruth Wilson's rolls (even with some whole wheat flour, and 1% milk instead of whole, they were delish) and for health's sake, or as an excuse to eat nuts, cheese, and berries there was spinach salad, it was all sooo good. I wish every day was like this.
the lovebirds, Laura and Chad...they make me happy :)
The rolls, with shiny buttery tops
Dinner. Clay and I, sorry for the blur. Today: I met with my graduate committee and "defended" my thesis (means we sat in an office and talked about my exhibit for an hour). Then I spent the afternoon leisurly cooking with Emily M., Laura, and Chelsea. Emily did yoga postures while I formed rolls. She said the ujjayi breathing was most delicious when done in a kitchen with bread baking in the oven. The friends came, the food was consumed, guitars were played and songs sung, followed by games and communal dish washing. I feel so content. Partly because of the delicious food, but mostly because of the way good relationships with people are "nutrients to the soul. " You could say "chicken soup for the soul" if you really wanted to be gaggy.

Here is where I insert a snazzy quote about how love is the staff of life (when you thought it was bread). I keep thinking about the counselor I saw last year, we were talking about binge eating, and he told me to include a friend in that activity - not to drag them down with me, but to have a conversation with them, talk about how our days went, to show that we care about each other, he said it would help satisfy my need for food AND the more important need to feel loved. It seems about right. :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Whit-dog!

I think the "Whit-dog" comes from Whitney's varsity basketball days, when she was always the smart, pretty, and athletic one in the family. She still is, only she has added volleyball, craftastic-ness, ability to find cool stuff in every junk pile, mother, chef, and pop star (see above photo) to her repertoire of talents. The guestbed in her house is always clean, the expensive and fragrant shampoos are in the shower, and the candy is in the cupboard next to the microwave.
Whitney has an eye for detail; she garnishes everything: Christmas hams, party tables, packages in the mail, hairbows. I love getting pom-poms, yarn bows, and tiny plastic figurines on all the presents she gives me.

Whit- Happy Birthday! Thanks for: letting me cry all the time, being the creative director and editor of my paper, lending me treasures for my art show, supporting me in all my endeavors, and for being such a sister-friend. Love you!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


7 songs for 7 dollars! All original songs by the dreamy Brian Andelin, professionally recorded and mastered, Stars of Leo sounds so smooth and so sweet. Original artwork by yours truly.
Buy it here!
Read about it here!
Listen here!
3-16-10, Salt Lake City EP release at Kilby Court.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Making Movies

what else is there to do on a friday morning, other than make movies with your friend emily? the final project has yet to be edited, below is what happened post filming:

(sorry it's so long, 3 mintes of watching us eat. it's not that entertaining. i know, but watch e. melander's hands, she does great gestures.)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


It's done. My website is done! Most everything on there is for purchase, you can check out the etsy shop off the "about" link, or just e-mail me with inquiries. Enjoy!
p.s. about this new drawing, I call it "Barbara and the Airplanes." I drew it from intuition, "I dunno, airplanes flying around some lady's head seems right." Tonight the epiphany came: the airplanes represent change; embarking on new adventures. My dreams have been really weird lately, change is in the air. I am graduating soon and it's freaking me out on one hand, the calm side of me says it will all work out, but the other side is losing it. Also, once you are in the air, you can either have a catastrophic crash landing, or a smooth one. There isn't any other way down, this isn't science folks, just facts. I'm just saying there are always risks involved, that's all. That's what the airplanes are: risks.