studio journal

heathen prayer beads

heathen prayer beads

... I decided that I deserve some too, so I made them, because I'm my own god, I guess? Or at least, I'm my own disorganized but somehow lovable sentient creature. 
PATCHOULI is back.

PATCHOULI is back.

"Don't carry too much patchouli," they told me. "Not many people like it," they said. THEY WERE WRONG. It sold out.
secret lentil 2017 holiday gift guide

secret lentil 2017 holiday gift guide

Gifts for under 20 dollars! Gifts that fulfill awkward co-worker obligations! Gifts for the artist and adventurer! And of course, let's just say it: Gifts for your own damn self!
This Shoe Was Stolen From Russell F. Speirs, who took this picture ...

This Shoe Was Stolen From Russell F. Speirs, who took this picture ...

... he made up for it by mailing me fantastic Thurber-esque cartoons, some of which I didn't realize were also adult-esque until years later. (A well-endowed woman wearing pearls with the caption "Whose cellar door is good for sliding down? Mrs. Gotrocks, that's who!")
Yes! Much translucent ethereal scrunchy matte black silk

Yes! Much translucent ethereal scrunchy matte black silk

Also — you know how I don't do custom work? I don't. But once in a while someone asks me for something and the stars, planets and coffee mugs are aligned sooooo perfectly that it's easier to say yes ...
black and white stripes. black linen

black and white stripes. black linen

"Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, 
wearing stripes with plaid comes easy."

— Albert Einstein
red stripes, visitors, coffee-groveling

red stripes, visitors, coffee-groveling

I met a holiday-traveling customer from out of state this weekend at my studio. We had such a solidly good time. I'm still adjusting to how odd-bu...
special offering: Carmel Nicoletti for secret lentil

special offering: Carmel Nicoletti for secret lentil

Artist and studio neighbor Carmel Nicoletti made a smattering of spare zen-like hand-hammered copper necklaces just for Secret Lentil. They're ...
Cedar Sutra, Tea House, Nag Champa: new candles

Cedar Sutra, Tea House, Nag Champa: new candles

Hello. Allow me to introduce three new candles. Cedar Sutra. There's something majestic about the smell of cedar. I feel like it opens up the...
greige + stripes

greige + stripes

Greige is not a pretty word, is it? It sounds like some kind of slurry or slip that has some unexpected grit mixed in. But I'll tell you something:
Allow me to introduce Very Good Candles

Allow me to introduce Very Good Candles

You guys, you guys. I have candles for you. Secret Lentil Very Good Candles are made from soy wax, with lead-free cotton wicks, phthalate-free f...