Sunday, October 25, 2009

yesterday brandon and i finally went to see Where the Wild Things Are. He wasn't sure he liked it, but I enjoyed it a lot. However, I spent the majority of the movie wanting to cry ... as I get older I'm becoming one of those women who cries at Hallmark commercials, so you can imagine what happens during a movie with a lonely little boy who makes up sad stories and is quite unhappy and angry.

The past couple of days have been really beautiful, weather wise. The trees all around us are turning to gold, and it's amazing when you walk underneath one of them and the light filtering though seems to change the whole atmosphere. Here is the one in our front yard:


I didn't capture the amazing light. But it's still pretty.

Next saturday (halloween!) is a mini INDIEana Handicraft Exchange event at the Halloween Festival in Irvington. Come on our if you can! The festival is a huge event that shuts down US 40, and they're on their 63rd year, so you know they must be doing something right. See you there!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I have things to do, but I do not want to do things. I worked at the library all day, and now i just want to veg. i should be picking from:
scanning an image;
matting said image;
finishing a painting;
sewing cat-erpillars to send to the Renegade store;
bringing more things up to my studio.

instead i suppose i am mentally preparing myself for having to go get my tires rotated and checked tomorrow. it's a little overdue ... my signature from the paperwork from the last time i was there is just "candice hartsough." no mcdonald. uh oh. i'm hoping they're not like "oh well you just need 4 new tires, sorry."

here is a picture of me pretending to work last night:


A friend is applying for a grant for a *secret* project, and needed pictures of crafty people working in their studios. and hooray, since i'm halfway between old studio and new studio, we went up to the new one for the photo shoot. fingers crossed she gets the grant, because if she does, some amazing things will be happening soon. i'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

brandon and i are both home sick from work today. and we have different ailments. i hope we don't cross contaminate each other. i really hate calling into work, i always feel bad. i can't tell if i just have a headache that is causing a stomach thing (which happens to me occasionally), or if it's something worse. i don't have any body aches or fever, so i'm thinking it's not the flu, thank god. brandon is reporting a sore throat and cough. no fever either. hopefully this day of rest will bring us back up to speed by tomorrow.

i must admit that it is fun to have a lazy snuggle with blankets watching court tv day, even though i feel a bit miserable.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

remember this?


Well a fellow Indianapolis artist, silastones, saw my entry and made me this amazing present:


isn't it wonderful?! I was so excited to come home this evening and find it in my mail box.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Moments ago I uploaded my newly updated website! Check it out!


I would appreciate it if you let me know if you find any broken links or any other funny business. I don't think there are any, but I suppose it's possible for me to make a mistake.

I am proud to say I built the whole thing by myself! I read, oh, perhaps just the first page of a CSS book, and after my mind became scrambled I just dove in with my prior html knowledge and Dreamweaver. It may not be fancy or perfect, but at least I tried.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hello, all!

I am back from the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange! It was a fun day and a half, as always. I met some pretty awesome people, and saw lots of familiar faces (and I'll bet I didn't remember your names ... I only remember names after about the 30th meeting. Sorry!). One of my favorite things about doing fairs such as this one is the trading, which I am getting braver about instigating. Here are two great trades I made yesterday:


This pendant was made by Once Lost. I had the honor of having my booth right next to Michelle, the maker of these wonderful pieces. She uses things like antique watch parts to make beautiful steam punk type jewelry. I was proud to wear my piece today! Michelle also had the cutest baby boy. I kept stealing glances at him, and saw him do fun baby things, such as dancing to the loud music playing.


These earrings were made by Courtney Fischer. They are antiqued brass filigree that she painted turquoise. So pretty, and so light! I hate when earrings hang heavy in my ears.

I also traded for some yummy treats from The Hot Cookie. Lemon tarragon= love

So after the weekend's festivities, I'm taking it a bit easy today. I've been working on my website some, but we took the afternoon off to go to the Riley Days festival in Greenfield, and then went to see the movie Zombieland ... which I highly recommend, by the way. Brandon and I typically go to every zombie movie that comes out (because he loves them so, and i just like to tag along), but this one was actually a comedy, and we laughed out loud plenty of times!

Friday, October 2, 2009

today i am going to be very busy, because tonight is the handicraft exchange. i have to clean the house, finish some stuffed animals (i may not have the new hybrids to sell this weekend after all, unless i can get these guys done), prep and freeze garden green beans (i always put that off ... it must be done today!!), and hopefully leave the house by 2:30. i'm not actually supposed to be there till 3:30, but i want to make sure to get a good place to park! and also if i'm awesome early, i can help with the set up of the event, which will probably be appreciated.

but despite all that, i decided that i need a hair cut. today. i cannot wait another day, it must be done today. it is weird, because my hair will grow, and i'll think "it's cool, no worries. it's growing, whatever." and then suddenly i'll be like "OH NO IT'S TOO LONG IT HAS TO BE SHORTERRR!" and also, i always feel more confident right after a hair cut (that is, until i discover that maybe it was cut too short, why won't it groooww?), and confidence will be good for tonight's event.

so, come on out, if you can! hopefully i will be there with shorter hairs, and not still trying to get my house cleaned.