All too often, I feel that my blog dries up. I'm constantly working on things, but sometimes those things just can't be shown. For instance, I've been reading up a storm these past weeks, doing research for a couple of new projects, but I can't very well show off the new synapses in my brain. (Or can I..?) Until further scientific photographic advances become affordable, I'd like to start some new features to ensure that I always have something to write about.
Another thing I've spent my time on these past few weeks is getting a head start on spring cleaning. We've cleared out the cupboards and filled boxes and boxes with all sorts of miscellany that never should have been moved from St. Louis. Now I'm in the mood to dress up my home with things that I actually want. First up, I can't wait to get started on planting some seeds for new houseplants. (None of my old plants survived the 2000 mile trip in the cab of a U-Haul.)
Of course, I couldn't very well just use plain terra cotta planters, so I have my eye out for unique and unusual planters. From a rather extensive search on Etsy, I discovered my favorites all came from one shop, Fruit Fly Pie. Wendy, the artist behind these brilliant ceramic pieces, creates work with such a great sense of humor that is filled to the brim with kitsch. How could I not love it? I can't wait until I can own a piece or two for a little herb garden, since they would look absolutely perfect in a kitchen. (Or is that kitschen? Yuk yuk!)