Today I accomplished something I’ve dreamt of doing for a very long time – canning! In my own home, all by my self (more specifically, without Mom’s help). Perhaps canning doesn’t typically fall within the realm of ‘arts’ that I try to stear this blog around, but I really think that there is something incredibly… Continue reading You Say “Tomato,” I say “Canning Time!”
You’ve heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonaide.” In my world today, it’s more like, “When life gives you a really challenging first child, let the second one do whatever she wants.” To those of you who like to take parallel quotes literally, do yourself a favor and don’t reread what I… Continue reading Making Lemonaide. Mixed medium on paper.
In anticipation of another fun Arts @ the Aviary night beginning in just a few hours, let me share last week’s evening with you. INGREDIENTS: 1 soprano 1 tenor 1 accompanist/alto 2 mini-mezzos for comic relief seasoning, to taste 1 book of barbershop quartets or sweet adeline music 1 book of opera duets 1 book of wedding songs… Continue reading Yield: 1 Wedding Under the Sea with Verdi’s Barbeshop Trio
Through circumstances I could not – and would not – have scripted myself, Nathan and I have learned some pretty valuable lessons over the past couple weeks.After our Christmas concerts and prior to last week’s performances, we had decided that a really good idea for future busy performance times would be to line up way more babysitting… Continue reading Seizing the Moment: A Special Thanks to Jillian
Many of you already know this about me. I am a Conquistador of Chaos.* For the most part, I honestly enjoy all facets of housework. I also love baking and cooking pretty much everything from scratch. I also don’t have a dishwasher. Problem is, I really really really love to have a clean and bright… Continue reading Love, Your Kitchen