Monday, April 13, 2009

recharged

a few quiet minutes to myself while the guests and the child and the husband all make a little trip out to the tarzan cliff--a nearby beach that sabin adores. i'm home, watching over the beautiful garlic-studded organic leg of lamb. i couldn't really leave it behind on its own, now could i?  plus, there's bread to be made and lemons to be squeezed so they have fresh lemonade when they come back.

but, right now, i have a few minutes to relax and reflect on the past days of easter holiday. it's really been glorious.it helped that the weather was exemplary and it also helped that we went down to møn's klint. we spent time with friends, playing cards and we got the garden and the greenhouse ready for the season. we ate lunch outside. we stayed up late watching monty python movies. we went for a walk and an ice cream at a little castle nearby. in all, it's been completely relaxing and wonderful. i was thinking that it made me sad it was ending, but it really doesn't, because i feel renewed and recharged and ready to jump into being busy with a dozen articles for the first issue of the magazine i'm editing (and writing).

and i thought i'd update my "evidence of creativity" and share the things i had the chance to make on thursday and friday, two luxurious days where i never got dressed in proper clothes and just worked in my studio.

#41 - a new "coat" for my french press coffee maker
#42 - a new bag for spring
it's even got a dual pocket inside for my iPhone and my HTC Diamond
(yes, i'm a brand hound)
(and yes, i have two phones)
#43 - 45 a series of painted stones inspired by nordic petroglyphs 
these and a few others will go up in my etsy shop this week.
but now, the gang is back, so more later...

12 comments:

Pattern and Perspective said...

Oh, how lovely. I'm sure some of the fabric is Anna Maria Horner. I love her fabric. I'm having some porch swing cushions made right now, so I'll post on my blog probably next week. I can't wait to sit on them and read a book or twitter or something.

I am off to the clinic right now because I had surgery recently and I think a wound is having issues. Then, to work, where I have not been for 2 weeks. Um, I would much rather stay home forever and wander the outdoors. I wonder if I could talk my bf into allowing this - he does make a bit more money than I. I can then pursue dreams. (maybe I should be blogging all this?)

Anyway, I love your painted rocks. So lovely. Loving the first one. I am glad you had a wonderful Easter!

julochka said...

it's true, the fabrics are all anna maria horner, except the plain blue, it's just an ordinary cotton from my local fabric store.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I never thought to put a warmer around the French press! Ours always gets cold and I am not a cold coffee drinker. Love to be there for the dinner...lots of garlis on lamb..yum!

eyebuzz fine art said...

I ove these painted rocks, Julie. Glad you had some calm, creative, non-work clothes time. tt

Molly said...

Beautiful stones! And a very lovely bag!
Glad you had such a lovely-sounding weekend, and good luck for the busy week ahead.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You must be ready for anything this coming week after that wonderful recharge. Your projects are wonderful and wonderful you created them in an unhurried way...have a great week!

Char said...

sounds like a lovely time and you are so very creative. I really love that last rock.

It's Just Me said...

I knew I should have come over for the slushy and stayed for the flow of creativity! Need it. Although bought stuff for my give away - jewlery supplies to make some "Jules"

Maggie May said...

I adore the French Press coat, the colors, the heart clasps, the whole thing is so wonderful!

Barb said...

I just love the french press warmer and the spring bag is lovely too. The warmer is such a great idea to keep the coffee warm.

Delwyn said...

I can't believe how creative one girl can be...do you have ideas swirling around in your head all day long?
Ho do you manage to work as well?
Perhaps you don't sleep?

You are a very clever pixie Julie,
thanks for sharing your creations. I love that fabric too - its so spring...

Sandra said...

A coffee cozy! They have been made for the tea pot, why NOT the coffee pot. Great idea!