Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Feline Frenzy

art, art show, cats, yarn

My friend Marjie had her cat theme art show here recently.
She upped the feline vibe by stringing yarn throughout.
If you look closely, you can spot one dog~
art, art show, cats, yarn, wood block. wood print, print

art, art show, cats, yarn, watercolor, painting

art, art show, cats, yarn, painting

art, art show, cats, yarn, print

art, art show, cats, yarn, print

art, art show, cats, yarn, print

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Head over heels for TED

I have enjoyed TED talks for some time now, 
but it wasn't until recently I discovered that you can
take these inspirational messages with you anywhere.
Download it today and add this cute icon to your home screen.

TED talks has an incredible new app with a feature that allows you to
create your own playlist of your favorite talks.
Now that's an idea worth spreading~

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Eggs

avocado, egged, baked avocado, salsa, vegetarian, veggies, healthy, healthy eating

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, eggs are certainly one of my favorite parts of spring. I've been trying a few new recipes ever since I discovered a new source of free range organic farm fresh eggs. (the best!!!!) This method is so easy, and tasty, you are just still not to try it.

Baked Avocado Eggs
-set oven to 425
-halve an avocado and remove seed
-spoon out enough avocado insides so that
the egg will fill the cavity
(I recommend two spoonfuls) 
-crack one egg into each avocado well
-set on baking sheet or pan and bake
for 15-20 minutes

Enjoy with salsa!!!~

Thursday, April 17, 2014

1000 PAGE VIEWS!!!

double exposure, girl, fashion, city, lights, city lights,

Join The Dust reached 1000 page views yesterday.
I cannot express how thankful I am to my readers and the friends and family who helped support me 
through this blogging journey. 
I only hope that through time Join The Dust will grow and develop into a blog that will continue to interest those of you who continue to read. ~

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Everybody's free to wear sunscreen

Wise words from Baz Luhrmann. 
This recording has always motivated me to try and make the day the best I can.
What advice do you guys have from your life experiences?~

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


hacky sack, believe,
hacky sack, lie, believe

Do your part: Ecosia

ecosia, eco, green, search engine, environmentalism, trees
Ecosia is a search engine that donates 80% of its income to a tree planting program in Brazil. By searching with Ecosia you can help the environment for free. I have been using Ecosia for quite a few months now, and I am already up to helping plant 401 trees! (I went from 400 to 401 finding the image for this post) 

Ecosia make me feel better about my excessive internet use, and the search results are just as good as google's. You can help make the world a better place without even going out of your way. So search on my friends, enjoy the cute homepage and make the world a greener place~

Monday, April 14, 2014

Soggy moccasins

fashion, casual, moccasins, hoodie, red, mustard yellow
It had just began to feel like spring when the weather took an ugly turn.
I choose a very rainy day to wear moccasins, but luckily I kept my dress casual enough that it didn't matter too much. I kept cozy in my hoodie, tea in hand, while I labeled LP's all day.~
folk, folk music, banjo, guitar, record, old, vinyl,

Moving on

beer, pint, draft, bar, drinking
Yesterday I had to step away from a job and a family of co-workers I loved.
The JAC had become a second home to me, but I am excited to enjoy it was a customer again.
I grabbed a drink after my final shift and mulled over all of the memories I had made while there.
The newly found free time is also a breathe of fresh air.~

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pinching pennies

Sometimes, I swear the kind of work Dave takes on with his art is the work of a madman. 
So much detail.

I've been making progress on putting together a guest list and a budget for the wedding.
I find myself discouraged by finances, but I understand that I am not alone with this problem at this age in my life. Somehow, there is a sense of unity in the cheapskate rituals me and my friends find ourselves performing. 


dreary, building, victorian, old, architecture
dreary, building, victorian, old, architecture, downtown

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Those fleeting times

dreads, dread head, purple hair, hippie, funny hair
I've been cherishing each and every moment I share with my friends the more I realize that these days are fleeting as graduation approaches. Hold those you love close, and soak in the memories~
art, friends, group art, drawing, hippie

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Graduate Show 2014

Some snippets from Eastern's Graduate Art Show. So honored to share my college of arts with such talented individuals. Every one of them has such a bright future.~

Thursday, April 3, 2014


What does cheap mean? Is it something lacking in quality, or price? Does a low price make something cheap? Or does the fact that it didn't cost much in materials make it cheap? Which is more important to you? How much should you charge for the work you do? How much does the price mean to you for your creation? 
These are some questions buzzing 
around my head today~
metal work, copper, metalsmithing,
metal work, copper, metalsmithing,

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Heart of the Hearth

In the ceramics studio, a kiln is just as good, if not better, then a campfire.~
fire, kiln, ceramics, art studio, studio
fire, kiln, ceramics, art studio, studio

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April fool for you

breakfast, eggs, skillet
Andy and I are two fools who fell in love and have been together a grand total of four years today. We celebrated by starting the day with a hearty breakfast, listening to a table of ornery elders cackle away about their day. We wore a smile the entire time.
I cannot image life without him. I can always count on him making be laugh every single day.
 I look forward to it all.~
handsome, bear, man