Friday, February 22, 2013

Post 100!!

Three big, yes, BIG things are happening today:

1)  Today is National Margarita Day.  For me it might be right up there with Christmas.  It's Friday - why not mix a batch up for you and your honey to celebrate a long week's work?  I'm usually a purist when it comes to my margarita, but seeing as citrus is in season right now, this Grapefruit Margarita is DEE-lish:

Grapefruit Margarita

This makes six small margaritas, or four properly-sized ones.  (C'mon.  Get your head in the game.)

  • Salt
  • Lime wedges
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • Ice

  • On a small plate spread salt.
  • With lime wedges moisten glass rim.
  • Dip glasses into salt.
  • Place glasses into freezer to chill.
  • In a pitcher combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and Cointreau.
  • Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice.
  • Garnish with lime slices or grapefruit slices.

I will be using said margarita to toast the next two items:

2)  Last night I hit 150 pages of this novel of mine.  I gave myself three months to "change gears" from pottery to the written word. (Oh, I'm totally coming back to clay - just a hiatus for a few months...) Now I am writing in the Princeton Public Library, in the early morning, in the night, upstairs, downstairs, in my Honda, in my jammies, in my dirty apron, at Small World Coffee - whenever and wherever I can.  When I'm not writing it, I'm thinking about it.  It's way more difficult and way more fun than I anticipated.  I can't share everything, but I can tell you it is a modern romance that I hope is a little funny, a little sexy, and I hope a lot of fun to read.  I keep a weekly word count on my website, if you'd like to pop in and check my progress...

3)   It's my 100th post!!!!!!

I started this blog as a way to keep a record of my creative journey, process and inspiration, and to share that with other like-minded folks.  I am so grateful that you kind readers have stuck with me, connected with me, and have shared some of your journeys.  The creative process can be a lonely one, and it has been such a comfort and joy to connect with other artists here.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all my readers.  You make my heart happy.

So in honor of this momentous occasion, I'm doing a giveaway of the design that started it all - my Rosie Candle.  If you would like to be put into the drawing, just leave a comment and I will put your name in.  In a week or so, I'll pull a name out of my bright orange winter hat, and Rosie will be yours!  (And yes, kind readers, I will ship internationally... :)

And have I said Thank You?  I have?  Just one more.

                       Thank You.


  1. YAY! I've been following your posts ever since I met you at Clover Market in Ardmore. I love your work and would love, love, love to win the Rosie candle. - Amy Abolafia

  2. I did not know you were writing a book! Finding time to write, when it coincides with the mood striking you to write, is so hard! Well done, well done, well done. Love your work so can only imagine how great the book will be. xo Leslie

  3. Congratulations on all counts! Your writing is impressive, your thought life is rich, your margaritas are tantalizing, and your blog is successful! Yay for you.

  4. Congratulations - enjoy the marguerita, it definitely sounds like you deserve it ;) Rachel x

  5. Woo Hoo! That drink looks awesome and congrats on the book (sounds interesting) and the 100th post! Rosie is adorable. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  6. Wow! and Congratulations! on keeping your creative spirit challenged and moving forward. I love your pottery, and the novel sounds very exciting... definitely a day worth celebrating!

  7. Thanks to you all for reading! I am so happy you're here sharing #100 with me!! xoxoxoxo Rae

  8. Yeay 100 Rae! I don't need to be in the drawing but just wanted to send you a hug and a pat on the back! Can't wait for the'll be as beautiful as you. Keep it going girl...we are here for you!

  9. Woohooo!! I've been waiting for this 100th post! Congrats on the novel progress...150 pages is awesome! So can I ask what it is you're writing about? Hope to one day purchase it (signed copy of course!) Thanks too, for the margarita recipe!! Sounds wonderful!

  10. I'd love to be entered! I love your rose candle . . .almost as much as your hydrangea candle!