Monday, September 8, 2014

housesitting, dogsitting, chickensitting

I've spent the past several days in White's Creek, Tennessee, caring for my friends' home and animals. It's been quite nice.
See the treeline there at the top? That's the top of the hill across the street. The cabin is situated in somewhat of a valley, or holler more accurately.
Seems like I'm dogsitting for a different friend every couple of weeks, which suits me just fine--staying in one place makes me restless anyway. I am fortunate to have friends with five star front porches, so that's where I'll be the rest of this week.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

starting anew

A quick look through my archives will show that I've been an absentee blogger this year, and a sporadic one over the past several years. That's bad! I am committing myself to blogging all over again, though, this time with a shift in focus and approach.

After spending two and a half years in a very time-intensive fine arts program, I dropped out of university, moved back to the city (Nashville, my hometown), and threw myself into making and selling my soap. The most wonderful part has been reconnecting with a community of makers, which is the motivation for my relaunch here at Hag Palace. See you back here soon!

Monday, January 6, 2014

winter is happening.

It's happening! Winter--in January. (If you're in the northern hemisphere, that is. But enough with the details!) I didn't really understand what winter was all about until I spent a few years living in Indiana. We have it pretty easy here in Tennessee.

stopped off in Alexandria, TN
I awoke this morning to 60 degree weather and a windy day. The only precipitation I could detect came in the form of wayward puzzle pieces.

the weather in Smithville, TN
Worry not, snowbound friends! By the end of the day, the temperature had dropped 45 degrees, and then snow, and then ice. Hooray.

Mary Xmas
I hope you have a sweet animal friend to keep you warm! I am grateful for mine. Since I will be ensconced in this ice palace all of tomorrow, I guess I'll use the snow day to photograph more soap for my Etsy shop, and maybe work in some fun with ceramics. How about you--any snow day plans?