Who’s better than me today?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life183 Comments

I’d really planned to write something special on the topic that I’m about to write about. Really. I’ve been thinking, and coming up with really clever analogies and angles for the past month in anticipation. (And Mom, you might want to stop reading now, because I don’t want you to be upset and think, “What the hell?” because right now, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWho’s better than me today?

My dirty little secret

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life45 Comments

I, Cathy Zielske, make my living in the realm of color and space; harmony and flow, balance and repetition, these are my trade tools…I take words and images and make visual magic. I’m a designer. It’s what I do. In short: I make things look real good. But you’d never know I make big bucks doing this if you walked … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy dirty little secret


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life207 Comments

At 5 a.m. this morning, Cole calls out to me from his room, "Moooooom….I think I had an accident." No worries, buddy. Come to my bed, go back to sleep. Next, it's 7:30 a.m. and I'm walking into the kitchen to get coffee going and I see that my sweet Dan has given me a brand spankin' new blender (something, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeForty-one

My girlie wrote this

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life32 Comments

I am from Here, the place I was bornFrom a mom and a dadFrom toast or oatmeal for breakfastFrom very cold wintersI am from HereWhere there's trees from everywhereAnd sun all aroundI am from vacations to NevadaAnd one international flightI am from Utah taking my mom awayAnd very grand birthdaysI am from Here She wrote this a few weeks ago … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy girlie wrote this

Chip waxes philosophic

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life31 Comments

Dear Beloved Family, It seems there've been some requests for direct updates from me…so while the Lady is off drinking her weird, hot dark water, and grumbling about "I didn't sign up to be a maid" while picking up soft, nice smelling things off the floor, I thought I'd dash off a quick note to let you know how I'm … Read More

Cathy ZielskeChip waxes philosophic

Lobbin’ it from 3-point land

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking48 Comments

I'm not sure what that entry title really is trying to say, but I scrapbooked again, and it feels somehow…miraculous. And Donna D. has got to be feeling so proud right now. Why? Trash to treasure, baby. The black stuff on the layout is the packaging for those cool Teresa Collin's giant chipboard letter thingies. And, more of the lovely … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLobbin’ it from 3-point land

Porn for Mac users

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life39 Comments

…looks like this. And by "porn," of course, I mean, that which causes technological euphoria, and a light tingling sensation in the mouse hand. Meet my new Airport Extreme, with an emphasis on the "X". After nearly a month of dealing with a third party that shall go unamed (Netgear), and being told: "We cannot help you," I bit the … Read More

Cathy ZielskePorn for Mac users

in honor of all Presidents, both dead and living…

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life79 Comments

I present the before: …and the after: Awwwwww. Her so cute! I don't know about you, but this knitting stuff is mildly…addictive? To put it…mildly. So it's President's Day, and I'm actually going to take most of the day off. Right on! Just a few little work things to do, then I'm going to join millions of other Americans in … Read More

Cathy Zielskein honor of all Presidents, both dead and living…

I’m in love…

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life43 Comments

I present, my first felted project: Oh for cute! Seriously. I'm in love. In love with this tiny, super cute purse. My heart is a flutter. The only reason i decided to learn to knit was because of this. I remember thinking (in a high-pitched, somehow unplaceable yet distinct accent): "For to have me make like bag?" So thanks to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI’m in love…

Crazy…but that’s how it goes

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life26 Comments

So Cole has started writing a series of "books" at school, and has been talking about it a lot over the past few weeks. Finally, on Friday, he brought one of them home: Very good collection of stories about how bad you can get messed up if you do things like: a) try to outrun a train in your car, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrazy…but that’s how it goes