Friday, January 29, 2010

Jams -- The Middle East - Blood video

I've maybe only seen at total of 30 music videos in my life, but this one tops the list as one of my faves. Hope you like...

Image Inspiration -- Kind Words

Agreed. Thank you, Conan.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Give More?! Why Sure!!

I'm also excited to tell you that I'm a proud supporter of an awesome organization run by some of the finest, most inspired people I know. That's right, FEAST!!! And they need your help to keep the food on the table for the next year of art funding, agricultural sustainability, and ferocious fun. Check out their rad video and Kickstarter donation page here. Xo

Giving Feels Good -- Try It!

Well friends, I've been in hiding these days, feeling low and helpless, trying to wrap my head around so much of the sadness and tragedy in the world lately. BUT THEN, I decided that there might be a way to DO SOMETHING and feel nice again. Here are some links to some of the contributions to amazing causes that I've been working on over the past week, and I'm starting to feel a bit better. I hope you can join in on the giving train and help, too! And if you have other causes worth noting that are close to your heart, please post it in comments! Thanks, love & cheers, Liza

In support of my friends Tori and Abby and their efforts to help the people of Haiti, please donate to Compassion Weavers

For my incredible friend Ryan who has been struggling with Spina bifida, and continually gives me strength and light with his optimism, humor and determination, the Reeve Foundation is a great place to support.

And for the love of all creatures great and small, I've sponsored Chong in my brother's name (pictured below). He is a rescued calico guinea pig from the Vegas strip and needs a new home. Now my brother will be sent updates and pictures of this beautiful fluffy creature -- what better way to tell someone you're thinking of them!?! You can find all sorts of animals to support through one of my favorite organizations, Best Friends.

And remember: "A new decade stretches before us. We don't quit. I don't quit. Let's seize this moment -- to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more." -President Barack Obama

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My First Shape Notes

Some of Brooklyn's finest gather to show me how it's really done.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pet Post -- Floppy PB Bunny

Well, this rabbit has simply got to be kidding me. Not only are calico bunnies rare (aka my little PEANUT BUTTER man), but this little guy is too cute for his own gravy. I'm thrilled and outraged at the same time.

via fudgyrabbit

Memories -- Little Liz

I just had to post this to prove that at one point in my life, I could rock bangs. It was brief, glorious and fleeting-- but it did exist. And MAN did I love triceratops!! Still do. Just wish I still had this awesome sweatshirt...

Image Inspiration -- My Love for A-Frames

Collage by Stephanie Davidson

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Memories -- Going Home

These were the roses my granddad gave me when I graduated high school and the wishing rocks my grandmom gave me... I just love coming home and seeing them there by my bed.

I also found this sweet gem of me (age 16?) and my first bunny, Melvin. What a guy. Oh, the things I come across in old drawers!

And of course, 1/8th of my brother and my Garfield collection that gets me so pumped no matter what. Such an awesome greeting committee.

Coming back soon, DC. Missin' you!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jams -- New Record Piles

My recent antiquing trip in the Berkshires was a hit on many levels, one of them being scoring all of these oldies but goodies on vinyl. Mmmm...nice spinning sounds. And for such $avings!!

American Chopper and A Good Cause!

My dear friend Ryan alerted me that the Christopher Reeve Foundation has been working with the reality show American Chopper to craft a wheelchair accessible motorcycle, which will be featured on their show this Thursday (TONIGHT), at 9PM ET on TLC. It should be pretty awesome and inspiring for a lot of people out there. And then, why not donate to a great cause?! Thanks and cheers Xo Liza

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jams -- Tickle those Keys!

Elderly couple Fran and Marlo walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. Watch 'em jam! They've been married for a whopping 62 years, and Marlo turned 90 this year.

via acupofjo

Pet Post -- Cat in the Bag

Welp, I searched for the cat for an hour, only to find her searching for snacks in this bag...

Reading List -- Back to Basics

Lately, I've only been able to read art books, short poems, the Economist, and record liners. I'm hoping somehow January will bring with it the ability to start reading again? This poster mostly just makes me want to go sledding more than anything...wish me luck.

via dreamslikethat

Friday, January 1, 2010

Image Inspiration -- Magic in 2010

just so much to be thankful for. here's wishing you a very happy new year!!

(and cheers to sarah for this picture, my fave xo)