I’m getting ready for a 10-day break from studio work. The first week will be spent back in Michigan at my parents’ farm. It’ll be the first visit since our move, and I’m so looking forward to it. I love summer in the midwest. I’ll be spending most of my time outside – having art picnics, reading, hooping in the grass, swimming, going for long walks on the rail trail… all of my favorite things.
Before I depart, a little update on what I’ve been up to, in pictures:
Taking Samson on fun outings, like the beach and the park. (He hates the grass.)
Had a lovely working Sunday downtown with my friend Jess:
R.T.’s friends refer to him as a robot, so I fell in love with this button at Gus & Ruby:
I’ve been painting again! (I find art is best with a glass of wine.)
I got in touch with my handy side and built this playgym for Samson. Aside from the sanding that R.T. is doing in this photo, I built the entire thing myself. I even learned how to use a couple of power tools to get it done. Proud! (Pardon the mess in the second photo. That’s my living room. It’s always that messy – not going to lie. This is real life, people!)
I went to Northampton, MA last weekend to do some work (and have some fun!) with Jess Greene of Seek Your Course. I’d never been to Northampton before and I just LOVED it!
And then R.T. and I spent the rest of the weekend adventuring around New Hampshire. (Yes, 4-day weekend before a 10-day vacation… I’m going to get a degree in taking time off! Love it.)
Isn’t R.T. the cutest?
AND THE BEST NEWS OF ALL!
On May 23rd, my dear friend Brigid welcomed this sweet boy, Ian Daniel into the world. He’s a little preemie and THE cutest, tiniest thing. Brigid is already the best mama ever. I’m so excited to watch this tiny sprout grow up!
This is my friend (and fellow designer!) Elise with Ian. Elise is due to have her own little one in July. So many babies!
Another highlight of the last couple of weeks was getting to meet friend and client Mara in person. We had lunch at one of my favorite Portsmouth restaurants. I realized as soon as we parted ways that I didn’t get any photos of her/us together, which is super sad — but it was fantastic, so she gets an honorable mention.
Off to the races…
Time to finish up my to-do list, pack up way too much stuff for a 6-day trip, and turn on the auto-responder.
See you in June!