new and improved..

In Uncategorized on April 11, 2010 at 11:28 pm

so ME of all people knows what a powerful tool a blog can be!… but I also know that they can be VERY!! time consuming.  So I haven’t made this blog priority for a while but now in light of my participation with Parade Magazine’s What People Earn Project I know that now is the time to leverage this outlet, like it should be… So I am in the process of redesigning the entire blog!  that’s right peeps.. I am learning the language of CODE.  So in a few days (maybe a week) this blog will be completely new and reorganized to act as a visual resume for me.. Meghan Olesen and lucky 15 creative..  So in the mean time check out my progress on Parade Magazine…


what i love about hand crafted…

In Uncategorized on February 7, 2010 at 9:07 am

is that it doesn’t matter why you did it.. or what someone might do with it after you make it. it’s about the idea that came to mind, the process in which you the owner of two hands came to the end product, and the reaction of those who will encounter your piece. i have often struggled with the idea that somehow making something with your hands is secondary work… only left to the unskilled and the uneducated. i have met many an educated person whom which never learned to thread a sewing machine. or who know how to repair a broken toy. at first i would throw my hands in the air and declare what a loss! but as we all can’t (or wouldn’t want to be) doctors, not all of us can be craftilly(someone help me please!) inclined. don’t get me wrong, i am completely scared with the state of our human animal to “make it’s own tools” for survival, but in a way it does bestow a bit of higher achievement to know that when the world goes to shit i will be able to charge $200/hour to knit a sweater… 🙂

(spider hat is from christine grant’s etsy shop @ (click here)

here’s my take. (well one of them)

In phoenix on December 4, 2009 at 2:30 am

here’s what’s really wrong with phoenix.. how can the mayor (and congressman mitchell, won’t leave you out) “kick off” buy local week on nov 27th, and on nov 30th i find this very large (and well sponsored) poster on the 5th floor of the burton barr library?  what you can see is “shop phoenix! your tax dollars support this service/program (which would be the library)” .  what you don’t see is that the list following that statement are all big corporate “malls” filled with non-local stores.  tell me city (and state) management… do you think that taxes generated from big box is more important than small and local?  the problem with phoenix is that it’s left hand doesn’t know what it’s right hand is doing…at the very least there should have also been a list of small (and sometimes really big) local businesses that also bring in tax dollars that support those services/programs…