Monday, March 31, 2014

Chicken Card 17

I am thankful for my friends.

What's What? 13 (#3)

What's What? 13 (#3), 5 x 7 inches, fabric, copper, cardboard, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Homemade Dinner

Molly and I made a delicious meal tonight.  I made mashed sweet potatoes with coconut milk, ginger and chives.  I also made shredded brussel sprouts with kimchi.  Molly made a delicious dish of caramelized fennel, garbanzo beans and dates served over cous cous.  She also made a spinach (from her hoop house!), apple, avocado, sesame salad.  Food is a beautiful thing.

Met a friend for tea at Beans and Bagels in Lincoln Square and left a chicken and abstract eggplant for someone to take home.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chicken Card 15

I went to Twisted Scissors today to get my haircut.  I dropped a few feathery ladies while I was there.

The cut.

Work. #icanbetheanswer

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chicken Card: Day 11

Wowee...I got a smart phone and I took the above photo with it.   I find it very strange that my phone takes clearer photos than my camera...and less editing is needed.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chicken Card: Day 10


It Hurts 13 (#1), 5 x 2.5 x 2 inches, wood, needles, copper, 2014

Uncertain 13 (#2), 12 x 3.5 inches, fabric, copper, 2014

During the past 2 months I have been seeing a therapist for the first time in my life.  I say this because I do not feel it is something to be ashamed of, but instead something to be proud of.  It took me a long time to finally decide to do it because I believed I could change my dysfunctional behaviors on my own.  And I thought it was embarrassing to ask for help from others.  But I have learned that is is almost impossible for anyone to make such big changes without help.

In this short amount of time I have discovered that their are 5 major symptoms I have been battling with all my life that cause me to behave in ways I don't actually want to behave.  I'm a control freak, a perfectionist, dependent/anti-dependent, overly vulnerable and have very low self-esteem.  

As scary as it has been to face these issues, it has helped me to start seeing them in my actions and thoughts.  I have been challenging myself in many ways but also keeping in mind not to be too hard on myself either.  I am now aware of when I am acting these out (and why) and sometimes I can avoid them, stop them, or at least apologize to myself or others when I have acted them out.

I want to let go of even the little things that hold me back like numbers for instance.  I'd never do anything 13 times and I most certainly would never create an even number of pieces because I'd heard when I was little that odd numbers of things are better.  That may seem silly but it's the build up of these little things that I hold on to that become something much bigger to deal with.  So I am making 8 pieces, each with 13 objects.  As I begin to change the little things, I can start to change the bigger ones.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Chicken Card: Day 9

Dropped a furry chicken off at The Grind in Lincoln Square today.

Made a pizza with some of my spaghetti sauce I made from this past summer.  Super delicious with spinach, sun dried tomato, onion and kalamata olive.  Yum!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Chicken Card: Day 7

Dropping chickens off all over Chicago! Yesterday I left some at Ground Control in Logan Square. When I was headed to the restroom the owner stopped me to ask, “Are you the one leaving the art?” I was so worried she was going to ask me to stop that I didn’t want to admit it…but I am not much of a liar so I replied, “yes…” and she responded with, “They are so cute! Thank you!”
That made my day…and the delicious vegan wasabi portobello burger!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chicken Card: Day 6

Dropping Chickens at Metropolis.  Take a chicken, love a chicken!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2nd Annual CSA Farmer Talent Show

I was in the farmer fashion show at the 2nd Annual CSA Farmer Talent Show last night showing off my carrot earrings and handmade carrot pin! I love being in the company of farmers and the people who appreciate them! 

Chicken Card: Day 4