Friday, December 25, 2009

Dunkin' on Christmas

Bron Bron gearing me up for tomorrow's tourney. CHEERS TO ALL!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pet Post -- Cat Carols

hope you all are able to sing some holiday tunes and have a very nice time!!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pet Post -- Puppy Whistle

this one goes out to Heady Xo

Reading List -- Magic

I could use a vacation...

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Image Inspiration -- Sleep Baby Sleep

...but maybe if I had huddled in this cozy bed instead of my cold kitchen floor, I could have caught some z's?!

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Jason Karolak -- AOD

I want to fly away in this.

More from today's artist here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Loretta Lynn - Merry Christmas

Sweet Santa, her fretboard is hypnotic...and so is this tune!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pet Post -- Bunny, It's Cold Outside!

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Someone put a bunny in my book wagon!!

And then there's this important news story (thanks, Karyn!) that I have not been able to stop watching all week long.

Cheers and chilly bunny ears,

Image Inspiration -- Friends and Fashion

Today I am thankful for my amazing girlfriends and these beautiful headdresses from LittleDoe.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pet Post -- Holiday Costumes

My dreams of successful Halloween costumes for the pets didn't really take flight this year, despite my creative efforts. I tried to turn Peanut Butter the rabbit into a PB&Jelly sandwich (pictured above), and boy was that a struggle!! So this Christmas, I decided to give them a break and take comfort in other people's festive pet costumes...Cheers!

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Image Inspiration -- Weaving Yellow

I'm freezing, need to craft, have to make gifts -- so what better way than to get lost in glowing yellow yarn?!

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Thursday, December 10, 2009


whimsical? check. love it? indeed.

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Reading List - Tove Jansson

Oh I just adore her work!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Deck the Halls

image via abeautifulmess

This year, with all the craziness, I assumed my tree would inevitably look like this one (above), filled with post-its and scattered thoughts. Thankfully, my friend Karyn decided to have some special friends come and decorate HER tree and it got me right in the holiday spirit!! Check out this very well lit tree and Santa's little helpers:

Dakota poses with the duck by the tree!

Desmond gets stoked!

Final Product! Happy Holidays!! Xo

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Image Inspiration

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Pet Post -- Awkward Family Photo?!

Don't get me wrong, if I had more time, I would photoshop Santa hats on all these pups -- but something about this picture reminds me a bit of my favorite funny family site AFP...

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Hugging Kids

Hugging some Kid
Originally uploaded by Clover_1
what nice-timers!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Way It Will Be

Throw me a rope -- a heart breaker by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pet Post -- Kitty Leg Stretch

Beauty this rich often hides in caves of treasure and gold. Thankfully, Maru blogs from Japan and keeps me smiling time and time again...

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Peruvian Masks

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PS22 Chorus -- LANDSLIDE by Fleetwood Mac

Many thanks to Molly for showing me these talented stars and filling my heart with such joy!

Check out more rad songs and keep up with the students here

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AOD -- Rob Matthews and Tom Edwards

"If Drawings Were photographs
– [is] the first ever zine published by It’s Nice That. The brainchild of designer Rob Matthews and Illustrator Tom Edwards, put simply – 'Tom gave drawings to Rob and Rob tried to make them into photographs.'" I'm loving the results!

Check out more from It's Nice That here

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Missed Connection

I adore illustrated missed connections, but this one made my heart skip a beat. How romantic!!

More at missedconnectionsny

Anna Aden -- AOD

Today's artist's photographs remind me of the way I feel when I sing.

More here.


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...

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Pet Post -- Calico Smiles

MAN do these corgis know how to laugh!! I could sling jokes with these pups for daaays.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Dream Band

I feel like I should book these cats for my friend's wedding immediately...

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Being Thankful

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)?!




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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Crafty Plates

I'm head over heels for these handmade plates from Ninainvorm's Etsy shop. They make me want to raid my mother's china cabinet and spice things up a bit!

Animals Love to Laugh

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Image Inspiration -- The Economy of Words

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.

In Case you missed it!!

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!!!!!!!!!!

And now, the less crazy Dylan...

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
Jolene, Jolene
Baby I am the king and you're the queen"

Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa

Getting fired up for his live show tonight in NYC!!

side note: this video makes me lose my mind-- not sure if it's the reason I haven't been able to sleep for 3 days...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Reading List -- Tao of Pooh

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