Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lori In Chains

Okay, all I want to do is get down in my studio and CREATE!

But that's not exactly feasible.

My house is a wreck. The laundry pile is a mountain. There is no food in the pantry, or the fridge. The dogs need baths and exercise, as do I. Thank you notes need to be written and mailed. A pair of shoes needs to be returned. A check needs to be deposited in the bank. And most important, my daughters' talent show performances need to be directed and perfected.

I guess this makes me a desperate housewife.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Ode to Dad by Caroline Carey (age 11)


You shine so brite
You are as breezy as a kite.
You love, not fite.
You don't smell like shite.
You are most of the time rite.
You are the bestest dad.

(P.S. Your pants are kinda tight.)


Friday, May 20, 2011


Yesterday was sort of a big day for me. I took my Kokeshi doll to the Holter Museum of Art where it will be displayed and auctioned with 24 other cigar box art pieces by artists around the Helena area. This is the first time I have been asked to be a part of a group of artists and the first time I will have anything shown at the museum (except for the journals I have made and sold in the gift shop). It felt great.

My next arty adventure will be as a featured artist at the Queens of Arts Gallery for a portrait show. I plan to make a few portrait art quilts (or maybe pillows...or whatever my muse runs with) for this show in July. I believe that everyone is an artist, but deep inside, I LOVE being a "real" artist!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bicycle Totes

I made these cute totes with a bicycle vinyl fabric for the girls who went with me to Moab for my 40th birthday trip. I decided to also make the little zipper pouches to go with them.

I love this lining fabric I chose.
Here are my girls with their totes!

Cigar Box Kokeshi Doll

I was invited by the Holter Museum of Art to take a cigar box and make it into a work of art to be auctioned at their June fundraiser, "Havana Nights."

I made my cigar box into a Japanese Kokeshi doll.

The Japanese scroll inside says,
"In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger." ~Kobayashi Issa

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Mother's Day Poem by Caroline Carey

Funny, soothing, pretty and outgoing
Mother of Eliza and Caroline (me)
Lover of children, puppies, and cookies
Who feels joyful, energetic, and fun
Who needs love, happiness, and fun
Who finds happiness in art, sewing, and children
Who would like to see a clean house, the Eiffle tower, and Rome
Who fears horror movies, snakes, and spiders
Who enjoys giving, acting, and Mountain biking
Who likes to wear her green sweat pants, stylish cloths and lots of shoes
Lori Carey

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New School Concerns of a 7-Year-Old

Today we went to the Catholic for a site visit, because we are considering enrolling our girls there for next year. Last night, when the girls couldn't get to sleep, I suggested they make a list of questions they might want to ask the principal at St. Andrew tomorrow. Here is Eliza's list of questions: (she is 7)

(written with her grammar and spelling intact)

1. What do the uniforms look like?
2. Do you get candy when you do something good?
3. is it fun?
4. Do we go to a Sunday School?
5. is the teacher nice?
6. can parents come to lunch with you?
7. Will I like the uniforms?
8. Will the kids in my class be nice?
9. do we go on field trips?
10. is there a music teacher?
11. do we go to difforent classes?
12. do we get holaday off?
13. how many reasseses do we have
14. do we have lockers?