Monday, July 7, 2008

new necklace

i just made this a few days ago. i'm really pleased with how it came out.


i took this picture of my sister and her 5 year old daughter, deborah. i love how focused they are on the task. deborah *hated* having her nails clipped until just recently. becca (my sister) has brilliantly came up with the idea of bribing her with getting her nails polished if she lets mama clip her nails. so now it's this special thing that they do together. i painted my fingers black and deborah was like, "i want that color, mama!" uh, no. she gets pretty pink, purple and blue sparkly pastel shades. i'm a bad influence. naughty, naughty antie beth.

Friday, July 4, 2008

the norse woman

doesn't she look kinda norse-ish? at any rate, she looks cold to me. shoulda done her in blue....

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

more sadness

this picture is supposed to be a little girl, but she ended up looking older than she actually was. so sad. but i'm still pretty happy with it.

here is the other poem i wrote while i was in hospital.

i feel

i feel

like a hollowed out tunnel,

blasted apart. maybe this

could be a time of

cleansing. or a time of


am i being forced

through the eye of a needle, to be

something else on the other

side? ordered. orderly.

straightened and true.