Sunday, March 6, 2011

Granny Stitch Headband

This is a cute blue and grey headband I made to keep my locs out of my face this summer. I plan on making lots of these because I don't like the way ponytails look with my locs being this short right now.

Here is the link to the PDF version of the pattern. Please let me know if I made any mistakes or if you have any questions. Happy Hooking :)

Granny Stitch Headband Pattern

Saturday, February 5, 2011

An artist to-morrow and an artist yesterday - but never and artist to-day

When I introduce myself, I say I am a teacher. I list painting and drawing as a hobby. But I never tell people I am an artist. Quite the contrary, I will deny any title that labels as me as such. But why? After all when I was in High School I toyed with the idea of being a painter by night and a teacher by day. I did go to art school, I spent a month painting in Paris, I have a studio in my apartment. So why do I furiously deny anyone who dare say I am an artist? I think being an artists is like being in love, either you are or you are not. It is a state of being. I don't "feel" like an artist, and I have not achieved anything as an artist...yet... Instead, I feel like a talented, creative, individual, on the cusp of what could be a great teaching career. Maybe tomorrow I might feel differently, maybe tomorrow I will be an artist. But certainly not today....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


This is a sketch that is part of a series of drawings I have been mulling over secretly in the dead of night in a sketchbook I keep beneath my pillow. I don't know if it will ever come to fruition, or if this means I am slowly moving out of my current state of art alienation. I have not produced any of my own work in over a year for a lot of complicated reasons which I am still dealing with. But I wanted to share my drawing, maybe as a way for me to show that somewhere in side of me there is an artist biding her time...

Saturday, January 15, 2011


And the sound of the rain
Against my windowpane
Is slowly, is slowly drivin' me insane, boy.
- Mary J. Blige,  I'm Going Down

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: John S
Flash: Off
Film: Kodot Verichrome