I’m finishing up work on my own book right now, but I thought I’d throw this out there. It’s about summer reading in junior and senior high, and reading things that are otherwise not going to cross your radar. It’s pretty much taken directly from a comment I left somewhere else, but I thought it […]
In 2001, I spent the summer studying ceramics at the American Academy in Rome (specifically, I was studying Terra Sigillata from a site located on the Palatine Hill). On occasion, the group of fellow analysts would take weekend trips to places, to see the ancient sites and collect information for future lectures and classes we […]
Spring his sprung, Grass has riz, Where this year’s Spring Market is. I’m off to Market tomorrow (eeeeaaaaarrrly–but then I’ll have a car which is a nice thing to have to go to things like museums! and museums! did I tell you about the museums?) I probably won’t post, per se, since other folk do […]
Did that winter seem to never end or what? I still half expect there to be one more snow thing that happens or something, and I find myself staring out the window from the corner of my eye waiting for it to fall. How messed up is that? Anyhoo, it’s been a busy few weeks! […]
And also? If, like me, you get the giggles over internet memes, then go play this game, which will give you the skillz you need to play the version which uses Benedict Cumberbatch, and otters instead of numbers. You’re welcome.
HI everyone, just wanted to point you in the direction of a review by Nikki over at The Girl Who Quilts for my class over at Craftsy, Creative Longarm Quilting. I’m really glad she wrote it up, because Nikki is one of those rare birds who quilts on domestic *and* longarm, and is truly proficient in […]
5-8″ of snow on Wednesday? I’M DONE. Hopefully by that point , though, I will have some awesome news to share which will be like having a little sunshine! Maybe even two things to share. Who knows? Although it still won’t make the snow melt. Le sigh, as my husband would say; he’s decided to […]
We’ve had a long illness here, with a pretty nasty fever and a double ear infection. I’ll get back to writing once everyone is on the mend. Our nights have been like having a newborn again!
I’m turning off my phone and computer, unhooking for reals until the day after Christmas. Between now and then, though, I am hoping you and yours are healthy and happy this week, no matter who you are or where you are. Well, I wish and hope that all the time, really, but now I’m actualizing […]
I happened to come across one of my favorite works of ancient art today, the Winged Victory of Samothrace. it currently resides in the Louvre, and is in the process of being restored. It’s an interesting monument depicting Victory (her Greek name is “Nike”) standing on the bow of a ship, in a position of perfect […]