Sunday, February 28, 2010

Macarons Class at Baking Arts

Aaron and I made les macarons this afternoon at Baking Arts in San Francisco.

The class lasted about an hour and a half and we each made a batch of 10 macarons from start to finish. The owner and instructor, Richard, was very knowledgeable and friendly. With classes of about 6 people the atmosphere was pleasant and perfect for beginners! I definitely recommend the class to jump start your macaron making!

I love Macarons!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I haven't posted for ages because I have been making these guys!!! Meet the animals for the Milk + Bookies story time event this weekend at the Skirball Center. Milk + Bookies is a wonderful children's literacy non profit operating out of LA. Check out their website for a the details! These woodland creatures were made from over 1700 dictionary pages reclaimed from the Recycling Center.

Here are the squirrels in their box which will make it's way to LA Saturday...

The alligator can hold a book or sign in it's jaw (or even a 7 year old's head).

3 owls tower above....
The animals who have been living here the past week left today (despite tears from little ones), on a journey to the Skirball Center. Wish them luck!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy V Day

Today was beautiful! Spent the afternoon running through newly bloomed mustard fields under perfect blue skies! Happy V Day to All!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Went to a library book sale today and bought this little books with anatomy engravings. Inside were these medium format even better find....

This one had "Our New Home" penned on the back.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Miniature a Day

Miniature of the day! Available here.
Aaron and I went to Community Art Night at Jefferson Elementary. Several Parents started an art group and are creating installations throughout the school. Art Night was a school and community event. There was a tremendous amount of energy and creativity. Kids, parents, friends, teachers were all making incredible treasures including birds made from discarded library book. Many of the creations from art night will be installed throughout Jefferson. Check out some of the video below...

Alice in Etsy Wonderland

My Wonderland Shadow Box was featured on an etsy Wonderland treasury! Check it out here!
Thanks Christyyyn for selecting my shadowbox as one of your treasures!