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New Website! New Blog!

Guys.  Exciting news.  I’ve just finished a month-long marathon of visitors and traveling, so can finally now buckle down and make some stuff.

Stuff that will now be posted on my NEW WEBSITE and NEW BLOG constructed by Jeremy at New Fire Media!  So make hungryfoxillustration.com your first stop, and keep the new blog in your blog rotation from now til forevermore!

This blog will stay online, but I will no longer be posting here.  So long, folks!

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happenings

fresh-churned goat cheese and roasted cherry ice cream with homemade waffle cone on 4th of July (recipes from jeni’s splendid ice cream)

saw my first polo match (skaneateles vs cortland)

pretty much a bunch of people galloping around on horses while waving heavy sticks.  the announcer warned that spectators sitting on the sidelines that it’s not against the rules for the players to jump the low wall to chase an errant ball.

the polo players

early evening dough shaping at wide awake bakery.  love this place.

exciting news:  you can pit cherries with a bobby pin!

sitting in Eric’s office in Syracuse, I consume a lot of goldfish crackers.

we stayed in ithaca last week, and I took over the table in linda’s lovely mural-covered dining room

Eric’s family is here this week.  I’m lucky that they all love making and eating delicious food as much as I do.  Fourth of July week is always filled with tasty pies and crazy ice creams and savory delights.  And chocolate.  And tonight we’re going to a baseball game in Syracuse!

I can’t believe that my summer here is half over.

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here and there

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carpenter falls near skaneateles

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ice cream at heid’s by lake onondaga.  we got six scoops for only $3.40!  the extra large is NINE scoops.   the girls behind the counter told us that there’s a man that comes in three times a week for nine scoops of black raspberry on a waffle cone and he eats it all before it melts.

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lake onondaga.  apparently its super polluted, but it’s a really lovely lake to sit by.

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my best friend.  and husband : )

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super sticky homemade marshmallows

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strawberry picking at grisamore farm down the road

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ithaca is gorges

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Lately…

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Croissant success at the bakery

Sangria and paint on a sunny afternoon

The owl on the porch that supposedly keeps the birds from smacking into the window, but mostly just scares me at night

Ithaca parade.  Complete with tutu volvos and chainsaw marching band.

The Ithaca farmer’s market was totally dreamy.

I’ve been working on some illustrations for my mom’s book.  (yes, her book!)

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Sketchbook

If I was left alone with my natural tendencies…this could be me.

(click to see larger)

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Hello, Skaneateles.

At the beginning of April Eric and I started talking seriously about him accepting a job in Syracuse, NY with StartFast.  It was Master’s week and I was about to start a 70-hour work week of all-nighters, and something in us just snapped.  “What the heck,” we said, staring excitedly at each other. “Let’s just do it.”

A mere five weeks later, after a frenzy of packing and goodbyes and sketchy u-hauls, we pulled in next to Eric’s parent’s cottage on Lake Skaneateles, our home for the rest of the summer.

Eric is working long hours (and loving it!) as programs coordinator for Startfast, a start-up accelerator program in Syracuse, which is about 40 minutes from the cottage.  I am making art and working a couple days a week at Wide Awake Bakery in Trumansburg, which is the opposite direction from Eric’s work, just past Ithaca.  I’m learning about baking bread in a beautiful wood-burning oven from two crazy/awesome guys, working with local flours from Farmer Ground, and even making some cookies and dessert-type stuff to sell along with the bread.  It feels great to jump in to life in the Fingerlakes so quickly and easily.  My main hurdle now is to develop a schedule for my “drawing days” to make sure I’m as productive as possible.

I’m completely blown away by the beauty that I encounter every day, whether it’s waking up to the shimmering lake, driving through rolling hills of green farm land, or packing up loaves of crackling bread, fresh from the oven.  I CANNOT WAIT for firefly season to start!  They are incredible here.

Oh and also, Eric came home the other night with a moped!  It runs well, but it’s covered in rust.  He found it for really cheap on Craigslist; a good summer project for us.

More updates about the darling little towns that dot the roads around the lakes to come!

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Family Photos

There’s this hilarious photograph of my father, uncle and grandfather taken when dad was 13 or so.  He’s smiling, small and blond, and the other two are massive and severe.

Also dad’s shirt is a comic strip.  So good.

The photograph inspired this little doodle awhile ago.

My father is not pictured in the doodle.

 

Here’s a Christmas card I found last year while helping my Grandma clean out her basement.

My grandpa was so awesome looking!  Here he is, looking awesome again!

And here he is as a child in a cornfield in Sweden.

We all loved him very much.

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