Thursday, August 27, 2009

Artist in Action

A while ago I did a post about ceramicist Eva Funderburgh and the strange, but cute creatures she creates. Here's your chance to see how she makes them:

Video Credit: © 2009 Eva Funderburgh

Monday, August 24, 2009

Birthday Dream

I had a dream about you the other night. I was standing in a house and someone came inside and said, "Claire is outside." They said it so nonchalantly and I looked out the window - and there you were. I was so excited to see you and we hugged. We sat down on a bench in the yard and you told me about all of the adventures you had been on the last few years and all of the far-away and exotic places you'd gone. I remembered that you had always seemed happiest at home - surrounded by family and friends, so it was strange to hear you talk of these places - I was so happy that I could see you and talk to you - and then I woke up. The first thing I remembered was that I had hugged you - and it had seemed so real.

The next day I had this nagging feeling all day - like I was forgetting something important. I went through a list of friends and family who have birthdays in August and I made a mental note to check my birthday book later... the next morning I woke up and remembered. It was the 23rd of August and that meant yesterday was your birthday. I remembered when we were kids we always thought it was so cool that we were a year, a month and a day apart (we'd always expand it to include an hour, a minute, a second and a millisecond apart).

Happy Birthday Claire!
Love ya & miss ya,
Your cousin suz

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pet Portraits

Thought I'd do a little promo for one of my friends who happens to be an amazing illustrator!

About Stephanie Checton
Stephanie Checton is a Hoboken-based fine artist and illustrator, specializing in pet portraits. A pet portrait is a great gift for any pet enthusiast or just the perfect way to capture your loveable creature! Rates start at $250. Please email for more information:

Picture Credits: © 2009 Stephanie Checton

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Indoor Tents

Remember making indoor tents when you were a kid? Taking sheets and tucking them into desk drawers, propping your tent up with chairs and any furniture that could be spared... Here's the adult equivalent...hmm, just what my living room needs!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cute & Strange Creatures

Adorably cute and strange is the only way I can describe the creatures created by Seattle ceramicist Eva Funderburgh. I need one of these on my shelf - I think they'd make great conversation pieces as well...

To learn more about Eva and her work visit:

Dark Beast with Wings, 2009, by Eva Funderburgh.
Eared Beast by Eva Funderburgh.
Picture Credits: © 2009 Eva Funderburgh

Monday, August 3, 2009

Yum Yum

I saw a post about this cookbook by Sarah Magid on simplesong - can't wait to get it! I really want to try to make the gold twinkies...

Organic and chic