She Will Persist

She Will Persist

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Are you as disgusted as I am with the sexist treatment of Elizabeth Warren? The lack of funding and total disregard for women’s heath and family services? Or the lewd remarks that our President has excused as locker room talk? Join the forces of nasty women like me and tell your local and national politicians […]

Spice Organization- I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…

Spice Organization- I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Blog | 6 Comments

I didn’t earn the nickname Jess the Mess for nothing, however enough is a enough. I’m tired of searching high and low just to find the one spice I need from my spice cabinet. So I went searching for some solutions to help get organized. But when hubby and I arrived at the home improvement […]

Collar Me Happy

Collar Me Happy

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Blog | One Comment

It all started with this dress. Adorable don’t you think? I ordered it online and when it arrived I was giddy to try it on. I saved it from its plastic packaging. Arms up in the air, the dress fell down around me. I zipped it up and liked the fit. Phew! I knew it […]

Rockin’ Repair

Rockin’ Repair

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

It was a nice, warm Wednesday evening when fixers gathered to help repair the broken, tattered, and rusted. We collected 30 tickets. 25 items were fixed, 4 items were not repairable, and 1 was in the progress of getting repaired. The event was sponsored by Marion County Environmental Services, and the space was donated by Willamette […]

Dinomite Skirt

Dinomite Skirt

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

For Mother’s Day I received a serger. And so far I really love it. It serges super fast and it’s so nice to have a quick way to finish edges that look polished. It has also opened up my world to a new type of fabric….knit! I usually stay away from anything with stretch when […]

Salem Sketchers

Salem Sketchers

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

I’m so very thankful to be a part of this supportive group of sketchers, Salem Sketchers. I was invited to the group by Katy Vigeland, artist and owner of the Art Department in Salem in May of 2014. That day, I arrived at the Salem Carousel to find that only the both of us showed […]

Gemini Gizmo/Gremlin Cake Part II

Gemini Gizmo/Gremlin Cake Part II

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Since Jason is a Gemini, I thought it would be fun to show both sides of a Mogwai. With Gizmo completed, I needed to get started on the bad boy Stripe. At this point I also realized I didn’t want to just sculpt a head. I needed to add a little bust of a body or […]

Gemini Gizmo/Gremlin Cake Part I

Gemini Gizmo/Gremlin Cake Part I

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

I love cakes and really enjoying making them. In fact, I think I won over Jason’s heart in collage with a Wile E. Coyote cake that I made him. He still reminisces about the taste of that cake. So every year when his birthday comes, I try to do something a little special to show […]

Care to Compost Video

Care to Compost Video

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Many thanks to Nate and Rochelle of Rafns’ for allowing us to shoot a commercial about businesses that compost at the last minute. Their dedication to delicious food, commitment to the community, and love for the environment is reflected in the business they run and the way they operate. Here are some shots with Kyle […]

Mask Maker, Mask Maker, Make Me a Mask

Mask Maker, Mask Maker, Make Me a Mask

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 in Blog | 3 Comments

  I’ve been known to make some outrageous paper mache projects. The smell of flour and water makes me swoon and I relish the oohey-gooey mess. Joker pinata, 2009 But eventually I wanted to do more with paper mache. I wanted to make sculptures that weren’t just flat. It all started with this book that has […]