Author Archives: karin

Stuff I made

I am no fine woodworker, but I like taking scraps and putting them together to make something else. Here’s a few things I made recently. Tables for porch I used the railing we removed from the deck when we made … Continue reading

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(Why I hate) Bicycling in downtown Lincoln

(Above, a picture of a car in the 14th St. bike lane in Lincoln, NE. It’s not even turning, just driving there.) I broke the law yesterday. I’m usually such a good citizen. But I admit it. And I knew … Continue reading

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CSAs taught me to cook

Before about 5 years ago, I would have said, if asked, that I “can’t cook.” Of course, I could make scrambled eggs and ramen, but nothing that would compete with, say, a meal out. At some point, I started making … Continue reading

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Party photo booth instructions, notes, tips

There are already a few how to’s on this, but I thought another couldn’t hurt. I got the idea for setting up a photo booth at a party from Lucy Knisely’s flickr stream. I loved the idea, and immediately thought … Continue reading

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Backyard

Geoff and I have been slowly but surely working on the backyard. I have a hard time with this stuff, battling my apathy to do something I really want to do. My apathy steers me right a lot of the … Continue reading

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Potatoes and Bok Choy with Balsamic and Garlic

Driven by a desire to try a dish with bok choy that could be topped with blue cheese, I made up a new recipe. Most of the recipes I found were decidedly asian, so I decided to make my own … Continue reading

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Yogurt Cake with Rosemary and Orange

This recipe was based on Quick and Easy Recipe: Yogurt Cake at the Kitchn, and a Google search for “rosemary yogurt cake,” which inspired the addition of orange zest. Also I added ground almonds in place of part of the flour, … Continue reading

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drying rack and sketchbook

Since I would like to work in oils more, I decided I need a drying rack so all the horizontal surfaces in my studio aren’t covered in paintings. And since I don’t really care what it looks like, I made … Continue reading

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Nothing much

I’ve had a few non photogenic days in the studio. I worked in my sketchbooks, cleaned up a bit, and organized my oil paints. I had a plan, to keep working on the small paintings I started, but they’re still … Continue reading

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Oil! (Day 3)

(I wrote this post yesterday but then forgot to post it. oops.) Today Wednesday I worked with oil paint for the first time in a long time. I wanted to switch back to oil for a few reasons. I’ve never … Continue reading

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