Saturday, March 29, 2008

If it ain't flat, don't pack it!

After getting my new job and preparing to move, I realized that I wanted/needed (who really needs any kind of table, though?) a new coffee table. So I whipped this one up real quick. I was totally NOT IMPRESSED with the Maple plywood I bought. I suppose I will forever be a Birch girl. Anyway, it was inspired by a $800 (I think) table I saw somewhere or other. I think I may adorn it's top with Blik wall decals.

Monday, March 17, 2008

gifts from god

Inspired by the old saying "Beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy"; are products that make our lives easier or "better" actually gifts from god? Is a less labor-intensive life filled with material objects better than one without?

Where do products come from, what are they made of, and why do some of them even exist? These are questions that may never cross the mind of the average American, so these consumer goods might as well be sent down from god, right?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

freshly painted birds

I just finished painting some of my larger (22" wingspan) birds. Now I'm working on some for myself... strangely enough, I don't have any of my own trees or birds for keeps, all that I have is my Etsy inventory.