Whole-y Snapper!

I have always wanted to catch and prepare my own fish. Well, I am now half of the way to achieving this dream of mine. I did not catch the snappers, but I gutted, scaled, and cleaned them. Thank you, YouTube! The internet is the elders of our society. That’s a metaphor. The first step was scaling the fish (the top photograph shows the…

Foraging & Feasting

I am an amateur forager… wait, that’s giving myself too much credit. I am an aspiring forager. I read books and a lot of online material about the topic. I’m proud to say that I’ve picked some wild stuff (shown above, mustard greens). I am lucky, though, because the area in which I live is rich with wild veggies. I recently received a book…

The Best Ceramic Bowl Ever!!!

I know it sucks, but I’m in love! Also, it’s my first, so by the laws of nature, I have to be in love. I began the class 5 weeks ago and after the first session I was not in the best of spirits. Turns out being a ceramicist is actually pretty difficult. I am not the best student or persevere-er, however I get…

A handmade life?

I originally designed this website/blog as a showcase for my crocheted and crafted goods. However, even from the beginning, I knew that wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I want to create a space where I can share with others my journey from buying into the consumerism-hype, not caring about the loss of quality in our society, not caring about the damaging products I put…

Noise Pollution

Today happened to be a wonderfully beautiful day, so I convinced myself that I should be out of doors (it’s never difficult to convince myself to shirk responsibility and play outside). I decided to go for a walk to the beach and listen to the ocean for a little while, which has the ability to completely calm my mind. However, lately its effects have…