Wednesday, April 29, 2009

trying not to get too excited

we had the inspection on the (possible) house-to-be last night. i won't go into detail (because i am, i am learning, a very superstitious person) but let's just say it's getting to the point where i'm having a hard time quashing my enthusiasm.

this is a good thing in case you were wondering.

in lieu of house talk, i'll show you something weird that i saw on one of the piers yesterday.



does this mean that i can buy drugs on that pier? either way, ugh, i don't like gold accessories ESP gold shoes.

also there was a dog in a fountain by the ferry terminal

video

i just might be five years old. dogs in fountains make me laugh and clap my hands.

Monday, April 27, 2009

a little slice of wtf

so this morning i got a lovely email from lily at apartment therapy san fran. looks like casa rakkaleff's tiny kitchen nook is on the site today!



here's the link.

weird, right? weird but cool. thanks, lily!

(speaking of casa rakkaleff, we now have a blog. you know, 'cause we're trying to buy a house.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

it's been busy!

sorry to have been gone for so long but a lot's been happening! i mean, spring, for one thing!





mainly, leff and i have been trekking around areas near seattle (because we are *done* here except for jobs and such) trying to find places to live. on vashon island we found that reading was sexy



but that that particular place wasn't for us. mainly because it lacks traffic lights and is, like, ridiculously quaint. which makes us itchy, my precious.

strangely enough, our cleveland seems to be bremerton. i'm not going to apologize for it.

we've spent a lot of time house hunting







and have found a place that we're going to put a bid on. no, i haven't posted pictures of the house here. i feel kind of like i'm jinxing us by even mentioning it in public. still, *fingers crossed* and all of that. i'll let you know of any new info if there's any to report.

when not freaking out about potential property ownership, i've walked the chop,



met some terrific bakers,



seen THE MURAL



and had another show open. this time in cali.



it's up until june 5th so if you're in slotown, please say hi to my little fawn guy! (more info)

there's still a lot of news on the art career front but, given my superstitious nature, i'm not going to talk about it until all of the details are ironed out. let's have another *fingers crossed*.

also, yodeer is about to start its fourth month.

i'm sure i'm forgetting a lot but i'm sure you can understand why. i think the only thing that's keeping me from spazzing out is britcoms on netflix. thanks, bbc!

Friday, April 03, 2009

oh, ok. i made an extra piece for the edible book festival

it's "wonder bread". you know, 'cause it's bread with wonder woman on it.



and now, dear reader, i'm gonna' go take a nap.

ps--if you make it to the edible book festival tomorrow i'll be your bff!

2009 edible book finished!

so here's the cake based on the book fire bringer (warning: audio!) that i made for the upcoming (as in TOMORROW!) 2009 seattle edible book festival! three pics for your viewing pleasure.







if i have more time, i'll crank out another entry. i'm not sure about that though so don't hold me to it.

anyway, if you're in seattle, wa tomorrow (3/4/09) from 1-4p, please drop by the good shepherd center!

admission is $10 (free with edible book entry) with proceeds going to the seattle center for book arts!

hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

edible update 2

yesterday was a day somewhat filled with tiny marzipan tulips and mushrooms.



i'm almost finished with this cake. don't forget, if you'd like to see, be seen with or eat the completed cake, you'll get your chance at the seattle edible book festival this saturday!

i'll post the finished cake at some point on friday. i'm sure you're all aquiver at the thought.

p.s.-- further proving that larry's/metro in lqa is full of sweethearts, the bakery guy gave me a free cake round for the festival! thanks, bakery guy!!