Friday, September 22, 2006

when too much is too much

...taking a little break guys...sad news on top of sad news on top of my IBS flaring up on top of not having my mister with me = one teary overwhelmed know when you just feel like one more bit of sad in the world is going to topple you over & make you spiral a little bit into...well, into the "too much is too much" space. that space for me right now includes, my brother & sister-in-law losing their 4 mo. old baby, my cousin who struggles with drug addiction being back in jail, my IBS flaring up beyond control, 2 neighbors leaving me and leaving a sad building, my one lovely friend who is my confidant at work leaving until january, 2 good friends losing their fathers in the past month, & me feeling super lonely with bl in virginia and me here in SF.

i know i need a break from the world when riding the bus into work this morning i want to cry listening to lucinda williams 'blue' on my ipod, the bus driver hits a construction man, & walking the streets up to my school i pass 4 homeless men who all look at me so was/is all i can do to make it up the hill & try to start the day w/o totally losing it.

so, i'm taking a break. i need some time to re-energize & re-focus -- maybe a week or two...maybe less. but i need some things to lift some of this before i have creative-ness & fun-ness & joy-ness to spread again.


Monday, September 18, 2006

mini ipod holder from gerbera designs

the sorta blurry photo of my awesome ipod snuggly - it's life is now complete! i traded with vanessa of gerbera designs & i love it! thanks vanessa for an awesome trade!!

swag bag

swag bag, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

a bunch of us small business owners trade out swag & cards together & these are mine little baggies. i broke out the zyron, which really, in theory & concept is awesome, but it's a serious piece of doo doo. but i had fun making these hot pink stickers to seal up my baggies. if any of you wanna trade cards, give me a holler & we can trade swag!

small object package for the mister

i printed out a bunch of sarah's goodies to put this fun package together! he's putting on this whole porch sittin' series in virginny & i printed some of her awesome thumb wars for them to play with for activity #1! i also printed up some receipt holders to help organize his world! thank you sweet sarah!

in looking about the "wwww"

world wide web *wanderings* i found the following good things to look at:

chair painting

lisa solomon's work at limn gallery in SF

jen corace go to the games section and dress yourself up!

this interview with souther salazar & saelee oh...

ryan jacob smith

& then of course, a thing of beauty is a joy forever (or, what i would really love to have)

vintage flap bag

this pouch already sold out i love it so, however, i scored the branch one earlier on & love that one too.

these resin rings i want one as my wedding ring that i don't have.

pictures to come was acting wonky for me last night and wouldn't upload my pics. i'll try tonight.
i also did the unthinkable: spilt the whole glass of water on my poor little mac, oh yes, i confess. she seems okay (thank god) however, the battery is no longer charging...maybe i shorted something out in there? eek! i will never ever no not ever drink fluids near my beloved little mac book yai...

Sunday, September 17, 2006

the collection

the collection, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

a couple of different collections going on here. i (well, we) collect these numbers that are all over the streets - & sometimes other people that know of our collecting efforts pick them up for us too. thus the 42 taped to my door from our neighbor sian. i've used them before & sewn them up onto cards & stuff...i'm not sure what i will end up doing ultimately with them all...i just like to pick them up - all the different text & fonts are pretty cool to check out. also, the mister collects these free signs; all sorts, he's working on a whole piece of free signs. i think he's got a book in the works. we also get some free signs donated from people that know about this collecting habit...there is something very odd & furtive about "stealing" the free sign & not taking the actual free item that still sits there, a little forlorn & lost...all part of the piece. and then, i like old doors & windows with lots of chippy paint & articulations that are not on doors today at all. so, there's the photo collection of doors that we have too - these red doors are down the street on an old brick building i love...oh, to have the money to build out an old factory building! i love so many down here in the dogpatch area of my neighborhood!

off to do finish up some sprout studio work! have a lovely sunday - the weather is gorgeous here in SF!

favorite red doors on my street

042 collection

042 collection, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

farmer's market flowers

farmer's market flowers, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

market booty including flowers: yukon potatoes (for soup tomorrow night), portabello's & peppers for the grill, thai basil, cilantro, my new favorite lilacsi honey, yummy bread & heirloom tomatoes!

poppie & pickles

poppie & pickles, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

dixie loves these two cutie pie's - they live right across the hall - lucky dixie loo-loo!


sian, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

why our building is sad, why i simply must go to london, & why i now have a bunch of ikea furniture in my place!

goodie ring from amy burhoe

goodie ring from amy burhoe, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

super great rings on amy burhoe's site go check them out; i'm itching to get several more!

new favorite pants

new favorite pants, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

i *love* sitwell pants; i can only afford them when they are on major sale at anthropologie - $19.95 - yahoo!

new shoes 2

new shoes 2, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

new shoes 1

new shoes 1, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Friday, September 15, 2006

green ribbon swirl girl

green ribbon swirl girl, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

i'm a lucky lady for sure! all goodies from sarah with the small object

i love my little swirly green girlie!

a little greedy cat monster was born today and now i can*not* wait to get another one!!

the small object package

the small object package, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

goodies awaiting in here for sure!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

why you don't eat at your desk at work


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

music & stuff...

worked worked worked at sprout studio headquarters allllll last night - starting second stage of pieces tonight (have to seal & varnish again). but tonight, i go out! yummy thai down on polk before the hem show! i was turned onto her this last late spring - super mellow - i'm going to go with my lovely neighbor & a friend i used to work with! of course, in my late scramblings this morning (yes, late for my meeting) i ran out and forgot to
grab my camera :( so no pics, but i'll post about it tomorrow.

more on the music front -- excited for hardly strictly bluegrass the line up looks fantastic and i'm super thrilled to catch gillian welch again! we've gone every year they've had it - it's *such* a fun weeekend - & i just found out that the mister will be able to be back with me for that weekend - so extra fun times!! i also scored tix for lucinda williams at the fillmore in october. & i'm looking for show buddies to see the detroit cobras with me on friday october 20th at bottom of the hill. although that was a hard toss up, because slim cessna's auto club is playing at 12 galaxies that night too -- ooo, i love them, but i haven't seen the detroit cobras yet, last time it was sold out - so i'm going to buy tickets beforehand this time...any takers?!

other news, a little top secret holiday gift in the works for the mister - i'll probably be asking for suggestions about it soon...he doesn't read this anyways so i should be able to discuss it soon!

have a lovely tuesday!

Monday, September 11, 2006

live/work studio

live/work studio, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

what went down at the ole suite 16 here...still working tonight. lots to do to prep for crafty bastards & for a few other accounts...

mail fun: a letter press card from mav -- the love card, & yes, i love it - it will be flying away to my lovely mister in virginia. (shh..) i also received the most wonderful ring from amy burhoe's site -- pictures to come tomorrow...i'm wearing my glass ring right now and have every intention of buying another one soon!


weekend work

weekend work, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

to become necklaces

to become necklaces, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

the project space

the project space, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

walnut ship

walnut ship, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

sail along little nut ship...

coolest walnut ship

coolest walnut ship, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

diminutive walnut ship

diminutive walnut ship, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

i would like to make these as holiday ornaments -- aren't they so rad? i love this little pirate ship; i think mine might need a skull & cross bones on one of the masts though!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

little miss sunshine

if you do just one thing to make your week &/or weekend humorous, and funny & to let yourself love the world a little bit more, go see little miss sunshine it is *the* funniest & most heartwarming movie i've seen in such a long time. seriously, i went and saw it by myself and i was guffawing & close to peeing my pants. yes, that funny.

go see it. i know you will love it.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

ARR! but really, i'm not stinky...

My pirate name is:

Dirty Jenny Rackham

You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from
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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

fort fun-funston!

dixie & me went adventuring to fort funston; so i'm loading you up with pictures from the weekend. we went both days (sunday & monday) i here by declare that the work week really ought to be 4 days. 3 day weekends are absolutely the *best* - i love them! i'm scheming how i can work part time next fall already!! hehehe...yeah right, did i mention i live in san francisco? oh right, rent much???? yep, better keep that full time gig!

let's see...i also read the entire ny times; hoorah! had a lovely dinner with wine last night (ibs is calming down a bit - another hoorah!) but, but, but, i miss the mister something awful. :( it's so not fun being alone...i'm such a whiner.

i also packaged up lots of sprout studio orders - i'm beginning to feel like some people might already be, ah-hem, some people (!) holiday shopping! yowza - they'll be on top of things & impress lots of people!

i wanted to post some new sites i've been looking at, but that will come tomorrow - in the meantime, check out some of those blog links to the left; i need to clean them up a little but the majority are ones i really enjoy reading and looking at!

until later sprout peepers!


wind swept trees

wind swept trees, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

battery davis

battery davis, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

chalk bus

chalk bus, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

lichen? moss

lichen? moss, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

orange lichen?

orange lichen?, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

sand castle (not mine)

sand castle (not mine), originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

fluffy flowers

fluffy flowers, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

happy dixie loo

happy dixie loo, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

beach bunker graffiti

beach bunker graffiti, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

cutest pup & her mama

cutest pup & her mama, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

ice plants & toes

ice plants & toes, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

sandollar times

sandollar times, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

gg bridge from fort funston

gg bridge from fort funston, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

she's laughing!

she's laughing!, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

dixie loo noodle's nosey

dixie loo noodle's nosey, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

dixie loo's napping probocis...

squinched shut eye balls

squinched shut eye balls, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Friday, September 01, 2006

things i like to see...

*people walking by themselves, but obviously thinking of something amusing or lovely, & you catch them sportin' a big grin...i love watching people break into a huge smile when no one else is around...

*seeing a papa with 4 little guys of his own hanging on & trailing behind him asking a million inquisitive questions...

*the sun peeking up over the bay bridge from my ride into work in the morning...

*watching the physical force of the fog rolling over the western part of the city...& standing in yummy warm sunshine on my side of town!

*perfectly fallen leaves that are so exqisite & divine...just one laying on the sidewalk...i could look at it for a long time...

*heartwarming graffiti stencils on the sidewalks in the mission

*the bus coming on time!! :)

*my dixie loo scampering and bounding down the hallway so excited to go to the dog park!

& the thing most i like to see right now, is the long weekend coming! yay!
you have a fabulous one too!
i'll post pictures of my weekend on sunday or monday!