Friday, June 30, 2006

around town in fashion now...

so my friend ed g. has been fixing this bike up for me. now that i'm in virginia through mid august i get to style out around town on this rad bi-cy-cle!!! with *streamers*!!!!! it's not quite finished up yet, but b/c today is my day, i got to get it! he's going to paint stars AND bombs!!!! & i get a bike bell coming! hot dog! i'm so excited to see the paint job! so i'm off too ride around town tonight for the birthday evening!

thanks for the birthday wishes so far! :)


birthday bike for the summer

birthday bike for the summer, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

the stylish streamers

the stylish streamers, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

birthday benefactor

birthday benefactor, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

off to go

off to go, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

black rider

black rider, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

low rider

low rider, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

bike shop

bike shop, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Thursday, June 29, 2006


yep. i'm that number today! (june 30th, 2006)

it's 1:09am in virginny so that makes it official - if i was in sf i'd still be 31, but, i guess i'll tackle that new year head on now!

Monday, June 26, 2006

totally cute, excited customers!!

the best customers; these gals were super lovely and so fun; the one girl on the right was going on a long cross country trip and she found *exactly* the perfect necklace for her; it was so cool having her find it and have her immediately put it on and be sooo very happy about it!!

sean & julie star wars; happy happy

my super duper friends; she's gonna start making cutie diy things too; embroidered onesies!! i cannot wait to see them! maybe i'll have her make them and i'll put them on sprout studio!

& is that a poochie buddha belly or what? ai yai, i think i need to do some sit ups or something; hello pilates and yoga...!

rcf crowds

rcf crowds, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

some more ny outtakes for ya...

mj trimming shopping

mj trimming shopping, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

a horse is a cat is a horse on the carousel?

fire + no burnt clothes

fire + no burnt clothes, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

the lovely christine of twospace

so hot i was ready to pass out and die

little doggie tooshie

little doggie tooshie, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Friday, June 23, 2006

ps - my hip momma

she scored a pair of new diesel jeans at the thrift store today for $3.99!!! that's one happenin' almost 60 momma struttin' around in her new diesel jeans!!

RCF photos

so, i'm just now coming up and breathing from last weekend. my oh my. the heat just about did me in, for realz. i had a wonderful pre and post rcf as well with my friends from twospace and my new lovely friends from india romeo. we had cocktails, stayed up on roofs to watch the city sunsets, looked at art, walked across the williamsburg bridge down in the village, ate yummy sushi, laughed a lot, had our pictures taken in an old b&w booth, got completely worn out both days of rcf, lots o' dirty park feets, many wonderful people and smiles, & chatted with other business owners -- slaughterhead, ifn' books and marks, super maggie, green girl art, the small object...and of course i was right in between twospace and india romeo, wonderful booth mates for sure -- i'm sure i'm forgetting some more peeps i chatted with...and some i just don't remember the names of their very cool businesses.

let's see, we went to the MOMA (for free night - hoorah!), the international center for photography, bryant park, the chelsea galleries, rode the ferry around staten island (free!) meandered around red hook and watched the sun set behind lady liberty (i love red hook; we decided this is where we would live in one of those rad old brick industrial buildings were we to move to ny; which we are not - never fret dear san francisco, we aren't leaving you anytime soon!), we got our nft book (thank you c. & i. for pointing out the need of the nft book; not for tourists ny guide) and felt rather proficient at navigating the subway by the end of our stay. we met up with so many friends - virginia was in the house big time. we also got to stay with my dear friends in brooklyn the last night. (the ones with that cutie bug boy in my previous post).

this is what i decided about nyc. and i think i come to this conclusion each time i'm there. i love it, but i love san francisco more. much more. nyc is vibrant, alive, crazy, dark, dirty, huge, amazing, hectic, stimulating, and almost makes me a little crazy...we would definitely be brooklyn-ites if we lived there. the vibe in san francisco is just my style. more mellow, just as much to do that interests me, beautiful and bright and just as alive and exciting; with the added bonus of slipping out of the city to any kind of nature your heart craves in very little amounts of time. i love that about sf. so once again, nyc was great, but was happy to go - but am also just as excited to go up and visit again soon!

since my arrival back here in ole virginia town, i've been literally trying to do a lot of nothing. watching movies with the parentals (my mr. is back in sf for the week), (we've seen 'match point', 'shop girl' - loved it and will watch it again & again i'm sure - and we've seen 'skeleton key' and lots of british mysteries; my papa adores those) , hanging out with my almost one year old nephew (very cute, pictures of him to come too), reading through my ibs cookbook so i can figure out my digestive world better and get that nasty stress out of my life which is affecting my eating world wayyyyy toooo much, i've been sleeping in - glorious sleep how i love thee, i've been checking in with my mail and meandering around to all the blogs i like to read that i've been neglecting, soaking in the the good ole a/c since it's hot as ass here, chit chatting with my grammie, and basically recharging my batteries. ooo - i also went thrifting today -- not really any scores, but that's okay, first runs can be tricky - one orange and pink striped shirt; very cute, and one striped robey type deal to throw over my suit after swimming - got a coupla fun osh kosh overalls for the nephew and one *totally* adorable jack and janie vintage inspired dress for my friend i'm seeing tomorrow! so a good run, just not fantastic yet...

it's been good --- soooo very good this last week....and more of just this is on my plate for the summer! yay!

tomorrow i go visit one of my dearest, most lovely and true friends, ms. jooooooooooooo - she's got 2 cutie bugs and i'm going to get to meet the newest; i'm so thrilled! (and also b/c finallly, there is a GIRL amongst my friends' kiddos!!!!)

more later peeps!


more booth 2

more booth 2, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

vintage button rings

vintage button rings, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

more booth

more booth, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

searching for just the right free sprout goodie treat

hot dog for sales!

hot dog for sales!, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

crowded booth

crowded booth, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.


booth, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

auntie jen and ari

auntie jen and ari, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

i have more photos that i'll begin posting from renegade but these are from sunday; my friends stopped in to see me and this is ari, cutie bug, with his "auntie jen" ;) and with a boat load of icecream on that face!!!

more later...

auntie jen and ari - doing the funny mustache

Monday, June 19, 2006

i am one whooped pup.

rcf in DONE and i am one cooked girlie. (as in heat wise and exhausted wise.)

i'll post pictures later; i need to go into full recovery mode now!!!!!

Monday, June 12, 2006

safe and sound... virginia. still being production girl; a few days left to prep for renegade. once i hit ny though, which is wednesday evening, no more for me. what's done is done! started new eating regime for this girl (concerning ibs and some other not so lovely things, i'll spare you the deets). needless to say, i might be one level of stress less; like if my stress levels were akin to the national security levels, i might be orange, not red now. my aim is to be the absolute lowest when i touch down back in SF at the end of the summer - what is that, like blue? that's my goal. my friends grabbed a big ole bag of vintage fabrics for me at a garage sale yesterday; some cute stuff is in there; but it needs a good washing and air out; then i can play around with some of it! so my scores have already begun; many more are to be had; i can feel it!

the wedding was lovely - it's always interesting when 2 people come together; you have this amazing mix of people and 1/2 of them, most of the time, don't even know each other -- it's a strange dynamic to know someone soooo well (in my case the bride) and her man, who i sort of know, he's lovely too, but i don't know *any* of his friends - and we are all so very happy for them, jointly grinning and satisfied at our great people coming together; but it's still odd to be like, huh, who are you?!

we shot some photos but with my interim camera - i did finally get one - but i kid you not, all the photos are coming out blurry on me; and it's NOT me, i swear. it's that stinky camera. i didn't lose my touch that we'll see if i keep the interim camera...but i need an uploader to iphoto b/c i don't have one of those yet....but i may get a few up before we leave for ny insanity!!!!

off for now and back to making (well, if you must know, it's 11:20am here and i'm still in my pj's!!) ---- so really i'm off to shed the bunny slippers and get some cute threads to throw on! ;)


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

sprout studio break time (a mini one) (just from blogging) (never from making!!)

so, i'm flying east on thursday. in between sewing up a storm and packing all my goodies (b/c the mr. decided to *drive* east 2 days ago! eep!) (he better make it for the wedding...) i won't have an abundance of time for posting. but, i'll get back on the blogging wagon soon. saturday is another wedding for us of really wonderful friends that we don't get to see enough b/c we live on the west coast and they are on the east coast. but we also will get to see them in nyc b/c that is where they are spending their honeymoon and we'll be up there renegade-ing and art-ing it (and cock-tailing it) with our other lovely twospace and india romeo friends! hoorah for ny!

also, i'm compiling a list of some summer reads to check out at the local library while i'm in norfolk - any suggestions for me? some fav's of mine are mark helprin, anne lamott, madeleine l'engle...

the other fun things on my to do list are to experiment with the gocco, find fun vintage-y cool things at thrift stores, lounge at beach, learn to surf, drive on beaches in north carolina, eat yummy foods from grill, swing in a tire swing from big magnolia tree, take out friend's canoe at dusk each evening to watch sunset, wear lots of anti-mosquito bug spray, camp out in hatteras, play with nephew (who turns 1 the day before i turn 32!), go find lots of art to look at (which could be challenging in norfolk, so i'll be broadening my spectrum), write and sketch in journal for me and for sprout studio ideas, sit in lawn chair while sprinkler waters greeney grass, plant tomatoes in my friends garden and EAT them all right off the vine, drink lots of iced tea while porch sitting on all friends porches (that are all huge and marvelous in virginia), do lots of yoga, take lots of photos, do lots of wandering, de-stress, de-toxify, hang out with my momma & papa, hang out with the in-laws and other assorted relatives, and last but not least, try not to miss my crazy dixie-loo loo too overly much as i'll get all teary not being with her for 2 whole hooooo. (but she'll be with the best people ever taking care of her) (but i'll miss her sorely)...

so, for now, i probably won't be posting until sometime late this weekend - maybe i'll get to shoot some party wedding pics...we'll see (or maybe i'll just surprise you and post some nonsense anyways!)


Friday, June 02, 2006

first thursday, owls, line art...

went out to first thursday last night. when most of the galleries stay open later and have new art to show...this is what i liked! i'm off to another opening tonight and hopefully i'll shoot some fun stuff there to show and tell also. i'm a busy bee this weekend; it's my sewing weekend ahead...i'm bonding with that needle and thread machine over's beckoning me to come and caress it's pedal alllllllllllll day long!


favorite ship drawing

favorite ship drawing, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

more art

more art, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

first thursday artwork

first thursday artwork, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

blustery owl

blustery owl, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

pair o' owlies

pair o' owlies, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

first thursday art line up....