Sunday, April 30, 2006


Originally uploaded by The Paper Doll.

My mother in law and her siblings have been going through their childhood home recently. As fate would have it, Grandma S has begun a steady decline into senile dementia. It started off fairly simply (as it always does), but now she has to be watched all the time.
It's been decided that Grandma S's house will be put on the market. Because of this I've been the recipient of a great many items of hers. Mostly sewing, quilting, and crafting. While I always love receiving supplies, I can't say I enjoy receiving them this way.
I'm a bit conflicted. On one hand, I'm glad to get them while she's still alive, so that I can look at them without feeling complete loss. On the other hand, I would have wished her to have given them to me of her own volition. Instead we, the family, pick over her house like vultures, dividing up her posessions amongst ourselves like morsels. I know we can't ever have the S that we had before, but I wish she were there to guide us.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

TILT 9: local shows

Originally uploaded by The Paper Doll.

I love going to local music shows. Especially small shows at smokeless venues. I enjoy seeing my friends up on the stage, making great music and having a good time. I really like being introduced to new music and new bands through going to see bands I know and like. Lately I've been super lucky in the fact that all of the opening bands I've seen having been really good. I've had the chance to listen to and love the following:
The Sad Lives of the Hollywood Lovers
And of course, one of my favorites as of late
Blur the Lines who gave me the opportunity to take that spiffy black and white photo you see.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I do work with paper...see?

Originally uploaded by The Paper Doll.

This is the first batch of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I've made. I rather like them. I'm thinking about putting a few ATC kits together that can double as collage additives. yeah...and stuff. *grin*

Thursday, April 13, 2006

TILT 8b: Salamanca

Originally uploaded by The Paper Doll.

This was the first of the salamanders. I likee lots.

TILT 8: Salamandre

Originally uploaded by striatic.

This was made for me by a very talented friend, check out more of his work here.

I love it because it was made thoughtfully, specifically for me. That doesn't really happen to me often, other than the fantastic offerings from my little girl. In fact this is probably the first time since High School. In return I'm working on a photo series in collaboration with my friend Eliza. As soon as I get it just right I'll be posting for all to see.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Big steps

Originally uploaded by The Paper Doll.

I've not been posting because I've been really really busy lately. Y'see, I've finally decided to go ahead and start selling my stuff online. Thanks to I think I can pull it off too. Tomorrow will be the first day I post my stuff up for sale. I'm nervous, but I also know that it will be a while before anyone notices it's there.

Thanks to two of the best chums a girl could ever have I have fantastic product photos modled by one of the most beautiful people I know. So...yeah. Give me another 24 hours and I'll be an online retailer. I'm not sure I like these butterflies so much, they keep unsettling my dinner.