Hi All! I want to quickly answer a couple of questions regarding Oregon. My hubbie still hasn't accepted the job but it is looking like we will. It is in Prineville about 30 miles or so from Bend, OR. I have never been to Oregon, but from what I gather Prineville is just like my hometown without the excessive population growth, increase in gangs from LA, and high rent prices and general snobby, luxury filled LA-ness (please dont take offence, I was born and raised there). I am looking forward to living in a house again. I have never aclimated to apartment living. We cant stop talking about getting a dog... oh and a ferret. Ferrets are illegal in California and I really hate having to worry when I have one. I miss my little furry friends! I have never been so long without a pet of some kind. This job is a great oppourtunity for my husband, a GREAT oppourtunity and we are looking forward to the adventure.
Onto crafting. I have acquired yet another crafting addiction, Papercutting. If you dont know about Papercutting then you should visit these sites
I have been so swamped! I found out that I am graduating a little earlier then expected and my hubbie has been offered his dream job. This means we might be moving to Oregon for a year or so until my Graduate program starts. Anyone live in central Oregon? I have never been to Oregon before. I am really curious to see what kind of life is up there.
I will be back with more in a day or so. I haven't been doing much embroidery this month but I have been having fun with Scherenschnitte and knitting new hats so I will have some pics of that next. Its also gardening time and we need an update here. Have a wonderful Thursday and send me some good luck, today is my craziest day of the week.
Hi Everyone! You are probably wondering who that cute guy in the picture is... The Spring quarter has started this week and I was happy to see a friend and fellow etsy store owner in my first class. Her name is Alex and she makes awesome bat coffee cup cozies that each have their own personality! I wanted to tell more people about her adorable bats so I interviewed her. Here is what she has to say.
Hi Alex! Tell us a bit about yourself.
"My name is Alexandra Aiken. I am from Oakland, but currently live in
Santa Cruz. I am going to the University of California, Santa Cruz for an
Anthropology major and History of Art and Visual Culture minor. I LOVE
bats! I volunteer at the Oakland Zoo with the Flying Foxes, and I also
attended a training seminar on bat rehabilitation in Mineral Wells,
Texas. I love all bats, they captured my heart when I was a young girl when an educational group came with live bats to teach us about their
benefits to the environment. Apart from creating art, I am constantly reading and writing papers for my classes and watching new movies and old favorites."
What or who made you want to become an artist and who inspires you to create?
"My mom, she is my role
model, important influence and friend. She taught me everything I know
about art, recently she taught me to sew and is always helping me with
helpful criticisms, new ideas, creating difficult items and is always
there to support me. She is the most creative person in my life, she really
inspires me :) I also love to create things, and since I love bats I
decided to combine my passions."
What inspires a new bat?
"In terms of my creative process, I usually stumble across new fabric
which inspires me to create something new and different. Most of the
time I'm pretty inspired and motivated, but sometimes the spark isn't
there and I know it's not a day to create LoL!"