I have a pool. With small children, this is a blessing and a curse: A blessing because my family enjoys swimming, and a curse because my family enjoys swimming—which means I need to be vigilant and sit by the pool all day even when I don't feel like swimming.
When I was a little girl, my mother and I took pottery classes at the famous Detroit landmark, Pewabic Pottery. My mom is very creative and tried to encourage an interest in the arts in both her children. Because I attended pottery classes, I have always appreciated the art of ceramics and know the amount of time it takes to produce a unique piece. Sometimes, you have a piece of clay exactly as you wish it to look and it is ruined in the firing process. Patience and tenacity are essential qualities for a successful sculptor, not just an artistic eye....more
On August 12, my mom sent me a seemingly random text message that said: I named you after Lauren Bacall. Cool. Babe.First of all, can we just pause here to recognize how suave my Mom is? She's a pretty crafty chick and an amazing woman. You should check her out....more
This past Saturday, we needed to get out of the house. It was hot (+100F, blech), and the only thing I had to do was cleaning. Who wants to do that? Not this girl.So we headed to SF for an adventure day. Originally we were going to go to the zoo…but after spending more time enjoying ourselves at The Melt, eating ridiculously good jalapeno and grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, than we intended, I had to look for something else to do....more
My nephew who is studying to be a mountaineer sent me this photo of a rarely visited place on the planet. He had to climb up icy mountains and camp in the snow in order to get this rare photo. I thought it looked both freezing cold and somehow, warm with that brilliant sun in the sky and reflected back on the icy snow. To visit my artist blog: http://margaretaycock.com...more
Well, I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night…soooo…
Well, I didn’t have very much time to prepare…soooo…
Well, I wasn’t really invested in this idea anyway…sooo…
We dish these lines out like they are candy on Halloween.