Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sketchbook piece by Tennessee Thomas. "It was inspired by a very old book Z gave me called "The Heritage of Dress" or something an Edward Gorey child may have dropped on a walk."
I've decided since my sketchbooks have turned into random image printouts with no really personalized artistic twist, I'll be posting more from other people's journals in hopes that it can invigorate me (and others) to pick up a pen again...
Friday, November 27, 2009
What a wonderful time to appreciate all the gifts we have in our lives. Perhaps you'd like to send a note to a friend telling them you appreciate them (while supporting amazing crafters)?!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I found this treasure in my journal today and it lifted my spirits like you wouldn't believe. No, not just because of my 31yr old brother's hilarious handwriting, but the story that came with this note. He had to write a speech for his best friend's party and said to me, "Sis, I'm just gonna buckle down and write it." When I came to check on him an hour or so later, this was what was on the page: "Thank you. I am honored to be part of this joyous event." And it wasn't because he couldn't find the things to say -- it was that he cared so much that he wanted it to be perfect. I just love that about him.
Actor Will McFadden lit up prime time TV this week on ABC's hit series, "The Forgotten" (episode: Prisoner Jane) Check out his scene with Christian Slater here online. I'll tell you one thing, his slam-dunk performance won't be forgotten!! I am just so proud!!!!!!!!!!
I still have this photograph on my wall from when I was in middle school. I can't believe I'm seeing him live TONIGHT!!
Ps. Do you have this album? With that one song Jolene:
"Well I found out the hard way, I've had my fill
You can't find somebody with his back to a hill
Those big brown eyes, they set off a spark
When you hold me in your arms things don't look so dark
Baby I am the king and you're the queen"
Monday, November 16, 2009
I haven't read this one in years, but it was like revisiting an old friend...and I could use some advice these days, so how about it -- any other goof book recs my friends?!
"Everything has its own place and function. That applies to people, although many don't seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don't belong." -Benjamin Hoff
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
As crazy as my rabbit is, it's surprising how calm he can be when emerged in water. Someday I will hire a photographer for the event, but for now, these buns will have to do.
The video, "Baxter Relaxes in Pool," has been the only thing keeping me going the past couple days. He reminds me to take a minute to chillax and go ahead. Bless his bunny heart!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Rolfe Horn, "Cloud, Lake Tahoe, California," 2001
Hiroshi Sugimoto, "Boden Sea, Uttwil," 1993
Shelia Newbery, "Storm Clouds #2" (Berkeley, 2009)
via the artist's site
Yup, this is how I'm feeling today. No other way to put it, really. Could use some sunshine and a whole lotta sleep. But I am thankful for these amazing photographers for capturing the ambiguous and daunting glory of a grey sky.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Many thanks to Karyn for capturing one of the sweetest moments between two animals IN HISTORY. They snuggled faces for the first time! I was too much in shock to move, but luckily she had her cell phone out and ready. My little calico babies are finally getting along!!
Come celebrate the release of quite possibly the best album of the year tonight at Brooklyn's Jalopy Theatre. Heather Masse (fellow Oh Liza Jane-er) will be killing you softly with her songs. And the amazing Mike and Ruthy are opening at 9pm-- it really doesn't get any better than this.
Ps. If you can't make the show, be sure to pick up her album here
**Congrats to Heather-- I'm overflowing with pride and excitement!!**
Monday, November 9, 2009
"Palucca Tanzt" 1929, by Marianne Brandt
Oooooh does this look like a great exhibit -- a designer's and typographer's dream!! The NYTimes slide show had me drooling, and they quoted Nicolai Ouroussoff proclaiming: "'Bauhaus: Workshops for Modernity' takes a sledgehammer to the clichés and restores its historical subject to vivid life." Check out the MoMA blog post by earth-shattering graphic designer August Heffner here.
image via NYTimes
The exhibit started yesterday and runs through January 25, 2010
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
"Sun and Shade," 1952
Find out more about this American legend through his book, The Sound I Saw, that features images inspired by his love for jazz and his time spent in Harlem.
A moving tribute to this amazing photographer's life here