Burning Down the House

The new craft I tried this year was woodburning. I saw a kit online about a month ago and decided to try it and make some Christmas gifts in the process.                 The kit included the tool, a few different-shaped points, letter stamps, and a bunch of wooden […]

Steve Martin, Museum Curator

He’s a comedian, actor, producer, and musician. And now he can add museum curator to the list. Steve Martin was in town last month to talk about the exhibit he helped curate at the Museum of Fine Arts. Martin is also an avid art collector, and he enjoys the work of Canadian painter Lawren Harris. […]

T – 58 Days

I’m closing the book on another decade in fewer than two months!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! I’m taking solace in my new Peeps socks.             I have 20 things left to do on my list and am trying to talk myself into staying calm. I’m planning to finish Tender Is the Night […]

Feeling Irish

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m celebrating with a Shamrock shake, green Peeps, and some Cranberries.                     I feel a little more legit about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since discovering that I have a few Irish ancestors. According to AncestryDNA, I am 4 percent Irish! I couldn’t […]

Copper, Silver, and Gold

I made two rings last weekend at Stonybrook Fine Arts.             Our instructor Sophia walked through the whole process for us first. The class size was eight, which was a good number for the space. All in all, it took us a little under three hours to make two rings. […]