October 25, 2012

wall panel: giveaway

That's right, I said GIVEAWAY!

It's almost that time of year when you start thinking about the impossibility of getting gifts for the people you love. Gifts! Ack. They freak me out. In fact, my end of the family have pretty much called a truce when it comes to purchasing or wrapping. We will have non of it. We had one crazy Christmas where we went all out and everybody cried and that was that. No more. But if I'm going to be on the receiving end of something, I'd prefer it to be pie or Lucky Charms. And if I'm going to give something, well, it better be handmade and it better be wood.

So here you have it! I've been getting so many requests for my cheeseboards recently that it's been driving me nutz with a Z. Not because tons of emails are annoying when they all ask the same question, but because answering a ton of emails with the same answer totally sucks -- when the answer is No. But I get it, we need something small. We can't all buy everybody we know a dining room table for christmas. I hear you!

       A limited amount of small patterned wall panels will be available for the holidays. Soon.
       They will be about 14"x14" and will be for sale in the SHOP section of the blog, TBA!
       All different patterns.
       Shipping included anywhere in the U.S. On me!

Leave a comment here to enter {not anonymously of course!}
ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED! I will announce the winner Monday morning, thank you all!!

       Entry will be open for one week, until Friday, November 2nd. I will pick a winner at random!
       And will announce the winner early the following week.

       {shipping anywhere to the U.S. is on me! International winner will pay shipping}.

       Easy as pie. Or as Lucky Charms.

       Good luck lovelies! 

October 19, 2012

space, zigzags, and brief talk of brief travel

It finally happened the other week that I realized I was used to having space. It was such a gradual transition for me, learning how to have a separate studio, that I got accustomed to it without even noticing. Thinking back to when I was building furniture in my living room already seems like a year ago, and likewise, seems impossible. Did I really do that?! Crazypants. But there's still sawdust in the corners and old square-nails turning up on the floor as proof. Thoroughly sweeping the house? Who has time for that!

Aside from endlessly / repetitively cutting little pieces of wood, I also: Went to California to visit the restaurant for it's one year birthday party. It's booming! It's blooming! Ate a lot of pasta, tried not to eat too much tiramisu. Spent a day in Big Sur among some much-needed towering redwood trees and clusters of lively succulents, some placed artfully in mother-made pots that I covet thoroughly

When I returned to Brooklyn I made sure to cook us a pasta dinner because I can never-have-too-much-pasta-seriously-oh-my-god, and then got back to work and played catch-up. Oh no wait, I'm always playing catch-up, right, I forgot. And next on the list was a wall panel, which was exciting because this pattern had me thrilled! And, I'm always in the mood to not build table legs.

So once again, the newest piece I build becomes my favorite, and I would very much like to take it home and hang in on my wall. My wall. But I try to be a nice person and do what I say I will, which means... not stealing art from myself -- what a clever business plan! So, dear Empty Wall somewhere in Virginia, meet your new friend! She will be in the mail on Monday.

Have a lovely fall weekend!