Where I’ve Been and Where I’ll Be

May 13th, 2014 § 0 comments

IMG_2597It’s been a wild few weeks filled with school plays and concerts, family hikes, runny noses, and book-y events—making seedbombs with lots of smallish people HERE, and deconstructing sweaters and transforming them into funky felted flowers HERE and HERE. The highlight of these past few weeks, though, was a weekend getaway to Austin, TX, where, along with my trusty old familiar friend Arrington and new supercool friend Lee, I was part of the AUSTIN MAKER FAIRE—a one-day family-friendly event to MAKE, build, hack, learn, sew, write, see, swap, connect, play, invent, think and be inspired. My Austin friend Bernadette was the mastermind behind the crafty part of it all—and we made hundreds of seedbombs out of recycled egg crates and native Texas wildflower seeds generously donated by THIS NICE PLACE.

IMG_2510Hey Austin! Prepare for a summer filled with black-eyed Susans, Indian blanket, lemon mint, Mexican hat, plains coreopsis, Texas bluebonnet, and clasping and prairie coneflower. They are coming.

To my surprise, my book has been mentioned HERE, HERE and on my all-time favorite blog Dinner A Love Story, and I’m sorry I haven’t gotten around to telling you about this because so many neat things have happened lately and its all been so surreal to me that it hasn’t seemed at all appropriate for smallish blog post snippets.


Bat-watching from the Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin

Bat-watching from the Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin

Mark your calendars Brooklynites! I’ll be in Greenpoint this weekend at WORD—on Sunday, May18th. Meet me between the stacks at 11 a.m. We’ll get our hands dirty making seedbombs, talk about book-y things, and then stroll down to Java Street Community Garden for a guided tour.

Join me! Together, we’ll plan clandestine small-scale planting attacks on neglected neighborhood space. We’ll scatter seedbomb seeds and talk about improving the world through positive creative action. Bring you ideas! There’s room for you–whether you’re a sneaky gardener, drive-by knitter, nameless needleworker, or clandestine quilter. Symbolic gestures can be powerful and effective methods for change. Let’s talk about it all at WORD on Sunday while we get our hands good and dirty.

Meet me there.



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