Saturday, April 29, 2017

My Thought Today

My thought today needs no photos.  My 8 year old grandson told me yesterday he is scared of nuclear war.  The US and Russia specifically.

No child should even know that.  No child should say that.  On one hand, it makes me cry.  On the other, it makes me really angry.

Not one politician, not one non-progressive voter, not one person in power should be remotely proud of themselves.

Actually, I do have a photo for this...


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dream Wardrobe - Johnny Was

I'm loving these beautiful bohemian tunic tops and dresses from Johnny Was.  All perfect with jeans or leggings for summer!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Current Obsession - Martyn Thompson

This week I'm loving the work of the designer and photographer Martyn Thompson.

Martyn Thompson Studio

Martyn Thompson Studio

Martyn Thompson Studio

Martyn Thompson Studio

Martyn Thompson Studio

Martyn Thompson Studio

Martyn Thompson Studio

Martyn Thompson Studio

The book "Interiors" by Martyn Thompson is here.
Might be worth a look...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Current Obsession - The Art of Leonora Carrington

I've just discovered the artist Leonora Carrington, a surrealist painter in the 1930's.  Her life was as amazing and interesting as her art.



Read more about Leonora Carrington here.  


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pinterest Inspiration

I like to browse Pinterest while I'm having my morning coffee.  So inspiring!  Here are a few things I found today that are going on my 'try it' list...

Roasted carrot soup.  You've got to love it when simple things you already have on hand blend together (literally!) to make something delicious.

Speaking of blending, the same blogger, Erin, recommends this blender.  It comes in a ton of crazy colors and is a fraction of the price of the you-know-which-blender I just can't bring myself to spend the money on...

Great.  Like Vegetarians and Vegans don't have enough to worry about.  If they find out vegetables feel pain we're really in trouble.

Turn an old dresser into a backpack and shoe holder.  Brilliant!  Two things that are always in the wrong place.  Wish I had room for this one.

I have this cute retro food poster framed in my kitchen.

Then there are always the Pinterest "noes".  That's the plural of no, I looked it up.

I want a purple door!

And, my daily inspiration quote.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tom Robbins

I'm sure I've blogged about this before, but my favorite author of all time is Tom Robbins.  I don't say this lightly.  I have many, many loves in the book department but I'd have to take my Tom Robbins books to that desert island.  I picked up "Another Roadside Attraction" sometime in the late seventies, at probably the lowest point in my life.  I judged it by the cover, but how could I not?

I would say that Tom Robbins (and perhaps some dabbling in psychedelic drugs) taught me to think differently.  To question everything and believe magic is real.  For that I am eternally grateful.

I bring this up because I tried to read "Jitterbug Perfume" a few days ago and it fell apart in my hands as I turned the pages.

The copies I have now aren't even my originals.  They wore out years ago.  These copies have been through my three daughters and I countless times...

Imagine how thrilled I was when I came across this on-line!  Turns out it's an art project or something though and not a real thing.  It definitely should be.  These are the books I would want too.  The later ones not so much...

In case you're not familiar with Tom Robbins, here are a few quotes I love...

subversively yours, 

P.S.  I'd have to take my Steely Dan albums too but that's a different story...