The beauty of Wabi-Sabi |

The beauty of Wabi-Sabi

I learned of the term “wabi-sabi” a few years ago, and was instantly attracted to its meaning: In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance … Continue Reading →

Things to Come |

Things to Come {Get excited!}

Hello lovely fans of vintage and handmade and repurposed and pretty pictures and road trips! I’m taking a liberty to assume you like some of the same things I do. … Continue Reading →

Sweater Vests Y'all |

Sweater Vests, Y’all!!

I can’t lie. I see sweater vests at thrift stores and think “how can I convince the general public that these are amazing, without coming off as a vintage woman … Continue Reading →

Slow Fashion at NWAFW |

Slow Fashion at NWA Fashion Week

Well, there’s a new chink in my pistol handle – a notch in my belt – a symbol of some kind (a pair of scissors?) on my metaphorical airplane. I’m … Continue Reading →

Good Things: NWA Fashion Week |

Slow and Balanced

My NW Arkansas Fashion Week collection hits the runway tomorrow night and I’m still embellishing and hemming. I have some shopping to do to finish a couple of looks. And, … Continue Reading →

Learning New Tricks |

Learning New Tricks

I found an artist named Kelly Rae Roberts in an issue of Where Women Create and immediately fell in love with her creative style. I started following her online, and … Continue Reading →

Cattywampus is Coming! |

Cattywampus is Coming!!

Well crap – I see that a number of you visited yesterday, when the vendors for Cattywampus Coop’s Wonderland were announced, and here I am a day late saying “hello!!” … Continue Reading →

Reconnecting with the Artist |

Reconnecting with the artist.

I’ve always been a maker. There have always been notebooks and sketch pads nearby, and I’ve dabbled in all manner of creative expression. But over the years the time I … Continue Reading →

Helping Bees in my Neighborhood |

Helping Bees in my Neighborhood

A friend of mine is an entomologist, and knows just about everything there is to know about bees. When I went to a presentation he gave last year I was … Continue Reading →

Getting My Shoes Muddy |

Getting My Shoes Muddy

I am a big fan of wandering around in the woods and getting my shoes muddy. When I was my son’s age, I was lucky enough to spend time on … Continue Reading →