Thursday, July 30, 2009

Go Cook Something

I recently started a food blog.

It's something that I've been thinking of doing for quite some time, in fact I had purchased the domain name a couple of years ago, and it has been pointing to my webpage ever since. When I figure out how to redirect it to point to the food blog, I will. But for now, I just wanted to let everyone know that it is up and running and I am having a blast writing it.

It's not so pretty yet, I need a banner and possibly a new design for the content, but I am loving it!

Check it out if you have a minute!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Boston Handmade Represents at SoWa

On July 12, just one day after the Boston Handmade Somerville Marketplace, I was at the South End Open Market.

I had done this show twice before, both times with BH. The first was the October show last year, and the second was this June.

July 12th was different. I was alone. Even though I was alone, there was enough BH at the show to make me feel at home. I had Marla of SeaGlass Things across the aisle and two booths down from me, very comforting to have her in my sights at all times.

I had Chroma Lab almost directly across from me in the next row over. Tony from Chroma Lab manning the booth.

Alicia from Chroma Lab was helping her neighbor Fussy Gussy, when I got the opportunity to take some pics. I love this booth!

Betsy of Stonehouse Studio was there, too. I had to look for her as she was not so close to my booth, but there she was!

I thoroughly enjoyed the day, especially later on when my hubby and friends arrived so that I could walk around and check out the other vendors (and take the pictures).
My friend Suzanne took this one of me in my booth.

I have 4 more SoWa dates this summer before the next Boston Handmade show on October 18th. I am really looking forward to them all.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rusty fetches

Scott and Rusty playing Rusty's version of 'fetch'.

Jumping through the hoola hoop. He really likes the hoola hoop.

He's a cool dog when he is not biting people. So cute, too!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The best fortunes ever!

Scott got take out chinese food the other night. He got two of the best fortunes I have ever seen. He is so proud of these fortunes, I don't think he will ever throw them away.

Click the picture to embiggem, if you can't read them small.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fireworks and Fire

The only fourth of July fireworks we saw were from the dock at Nick and Julie's.
It was so beautiful and simple.

A little bit of July 5th early morning.

It seems as though someone (JulieS?) threw a glass into the bushes.

Good times were had by all.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

SOWA Sunday

Come visit me this Sunday at the South End Open Market.
July 12th from 10am - 4pm. Free admission and free parking!

Shop the handmade market and the antiques market. While you are there, pick up some fresh produce from local farmers and freshly baked bread from local bakers...mmmmm... fresh baked bread!

Two other Boston Handmade members will be at the market this Sunday as well. Betsy from Stonehouse Studio, and Marla from SeaGlass Things. Check us out and show your support for local artists!

It's a great way to spend a Sunday!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

BH Somerville Marketplace

Boston Handmade Somerville Marketplace. Saturday, July 11, Union Square, Somerville. 3pm - 7pm.

Come to Union Square on July 11th to support YOUR local artists

Our July 2009 outdoor fair will feature work by Massachusetts area artists, craftspeople and artisans associated with the arts group Boston Handmade and helping people make a living making things.

Boston Handmade promotes local independent businesses and individuals creating one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade works in small studio environments, not factories.

More than 25 artists, artisans, and craftspeople will be showing and selling handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, housewares, art, photography, toys, and sculpture along with hands-on craft demonstrations from The Common Cod Fiber Guild and The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

I'll be there, so come find me!

I'll be sharing a tent with my sister Kathy of we are both very excited to share space. This will be our first of many shows together I am sure! Come visit us on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th!

Independence day. That's what it's all about.

'Independence' has renewed meaning to me these days. It's a HUGE word that says a lot.

Freedom, Liberty, and Happiness.

That said, Scott and I bought some goodies tonight to fulfill our desire for some pineapple vodka. As soon as we get this started, it should only take a couple of weeks to be good to enjoy.

Happy 4th!!!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

January First

I have become engulfed with this blog about Jani, a six year old girl, January First. Jani has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, after years of doctors, tests and prodding. Her parents are having a most difficult time with her healthcare since there is no place they have found yet that will take a child under 16 with her disorder. Jani is 6, and has a baby brother that Michael and Susan have to look out for, and Jani has extreme violent episodes.

This article published by the LA Times is basically a 5 page crib note into the life of Jani, Michael and Susan. It had me in tears at times, as did the blog.

If you have a moment, please read what you can. I hope that the more of us who are mentally healthy who learn about mental illness, the more research will be done for the mentally ill, if that makes sense.

Thanks for your attention.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

JP First Thursday Artisan Fair

Boston Handmade at the JP Artisan Fair. Thursday, July 2nd 5pm-8pm. That's tomorrow, folks!

Exhibitors at this show include:

Kerry Hawkins Photography, fine art photography
Jen Paulousky, Blue Alvarez Designs, designer knitwear
Beth Brennick of Elizabeth Brennick Designs, clothing and accessories
Lucie Wicker Photography, fine art photography
ChromaLab, painted furniture and clocks
and me, Nancyrosetta, unique jewelry

Jamaica Plain First Thursdays
Curtis Hall, 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130

Rain or shine. rain=indoors shine=outdoors.

Hope to see you there!!