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Around Here: September 2020

Hello, friends! Here's a little bit about life around here right now:

What are you working on?

I feel very unmotivated to do Halloween decorating.  But, I do love Halloween.  So, I'm trying to motivate myself to get it going.  I pinned a few images of things I like and want to make, like these:

The question is, will I actually do it?  Have you/are you decorating for Halloween?

What are you loving?

The TV Show, Star Trek: Lower Decks

It's a cartoon version of Star Trek, which focuses on the lives of the "lower deck" crewman -- the lowest rank people on board the ship.  It's half-an-hour and totally silly, so it's perfect for a quick Friday night watch after the baby goes to sleep.  I listened to a review of it on the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast and decided that I had to see it!  It gets better as you go through the episodes; as the show finds its footing and defines the characters.

How is the baby?

He had a rough month and had to see the doctor a few times.  But he is still as sweet and smile-y as ever.

He is ten-months-old (!!!) and starting to get really active.  We are baby proofing as fast as we can.

Current art crush?

​Margaret Molinari, aka margarts.  Her printing videos will hook you.  She takes vegetables and household objects and prints on fabric with them every single day.  It's inspiring!  Take a peek (these images are embedded from instagram, if you don't see them, click HERE):

I'm a relatively new follower of Margaret.  I think her earlier work is more along the lines of traditional printing with hand carved stamps. But this month I have really looked forward to my daily object printing video from her.  I hope you enjoy them too!

So, there you have it!  That's the scoop on life around here at the moment.  If you're a member, September's vlog is in online classroom! If you're thinking of becoming a member, here are a few nice things people said recently:

"I just wanted to say that I love the new process video feature – definitely a valuable member perk!"

"The livestream, vlog and real time art video are all awesome - Julie is the best."

Thanks for stopping by!