Friday, January 30, 2015

A Drawer A Day

At the start of every new year, I secretly try to be a little bit more organized. After having baby Everett, I have felt the need to really declutter my house.  Nora is two and half and is so extremely curious.  She loves to go through every single drawer and rearrange every single shelf.  She now takes one of the kitchen chairs and drags it to the high shelves and cabinets and peers inside and pulls everything out.  

I have been feeling minus my sketchbook extremely creatively stunted. Before having baby Everett I was constantly doing projects around the house but now I can barely do the dishes or fold laundry.  I can't even remember the last time I pulled out the vacuum. I know I should be easy myself because hey I just had a baby but I miss inspiring Nora and myself around the house.

So in an attempt to be a little more organized and declutter more of my home, I'm cleaning out one drawer or shelf a day.  I can totally do that, right? I mean it can't be that hard to just do a simple little chore once a day, right?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Art Love- Beth Galton

Beth Galton is a freelance food/still life photographer and has done a series called Cut Food.  She had the help of food stylist Charlotte Omens. This series literally cuts the food in half, and you can see what's inside.  I just love the fresh perspective and almost a slice of life. I find myself looking at them, thinking about how she did them and I think that's what makes them special.

Want to see more Art Love? Click here for the series.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Making Art Everyday in 2015 1-7

I can't believe I am already 12 days into making art everyday for 2015. What I am most proud of is that I am sticking with it, even though it's really hard. Sometimes the most rewarding things are the hardest. I also feel lucky that even with a 2 month old, that I am able to sneak into my studio. Read more about the project here.

Monday, January 12, 2015

I'm in Metro Parent Portland Magazine!

I am still so blown away that I was in Metro Parent Portland Magazine for December.  It's a magazine that is distributed around town.  It provides the community with relevant and useful information for parenting.

When I first found out I was pregnant with Nora, I started picking up Metro Parent magazine because I had no idea on anything about being a parent.  My parenting experience was pretty limited besides maybe babysitting when I was 12.  Metro Parent great because it provided me with kiddo calendar of fun family activities and it highlights local family friendly businesses, like going to Baby hour at the Portland Art Museum or story time at the Oregon Symphony.

I love being a parent in Portland!

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Knew New

Isn't baby Everett, the cutest? He is nearly 8 weeks old and is the sweetest little boy.  He loves to be held and one of his favorite cuddle spots, is right up by your neck.  He could probably hang out there all day. He has just started making those sweet cooing baby sounds and has one of the widest smiles.

Even though I have done this once before, it's still a lot of learning. I have forgotten what it is like to not getting any sleep, like at all. Little babies love their cat naps, but I miss night sleeps or at least getting 5 hours in a row sleeps.

Juggling two kids is pretty tough, especially when they are both itty bitty. I want to make sure I'm establishing my connection with Everett, but giving Nora the amount of attention she needs. Tim has helped out a lot, but I think having a second baby has made me realize how great of a daddy he is and wants to be.

I feel lucky.

PS. Blanket c/o The Knew New, Jammy Jams: a gift from my MIL