Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hot Flowers

It's been a hot day, 90+ degrees.  In an effort to cool off, I decided to do a digital collage using photos of flowers.  It's supposed to be back down to around 60 degrees tomorrow, thankfully.  I hate the heat, although it was a dry heat...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Great Stores - Mothology


Hand Blown Recycled Transparent

Blue Milk Glass Hurricanes

Plates too


This is one of my favorite stores.  I just saw these plates and hurricanes today and I think the blue is just  beautiful.  When I can afford it, they are on my shopping list.

New Look

As you may have noticed I changed this blog's banner and colors.  I haven't posted much lately as I am getting ready for a two person show taking place in June in Lowell, MA.  I will post more soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Etsy Favorite - PrinceDesignUK


These beautiful bowls are by Elizabeth Prince from Manchester, UK.  I bought one very like the one at the top left.  They are all one of kind and that bowl is very precious to me.  Her Etsy store is here

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Earthday pics
These are the 2 items I bought online today in honor of Earth Day.  The first items are bio-degradable plates and bowls from Branch and the second is bio-degradable trash bags from Drugstore.com.

Other good Earth Day links:

Support Earth Day Network
World Wildlife Fund
National Geographic
Earth Day online games

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Look what I just got in the mail

Happy Tape!
I have loved this tape ever since I first saw it on several blogs.  This selection is "Natural" and can be found here at at Tina Rice's site.  Look at her blog too for great ideas on how to use the tape.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Monday

Today is Monday, Patriots Day in Massachusetts.  The marathon was run and the Red Sox game started at 11:00am.  I spent some time at my studio in Lowell in the morning and met with a potential web client.

I'm reading:

Pack of Cards, short stories by Penelope Lively  I love her writing style, wit and detailed characterization.  I have read many of her books.  This is the first time reading her short stories, which are great for reading in bed at night. My favorite book of hers is The Photograph

My current "restaurant" book is The Kings English which is about a book store in Utah.  It is an excellent book with reading lists at the end of every chapter.  I'm set up for years if I use those lists.  By the way, "restaurant" books are those that I keep in the car so that I have reading material should I go out to eat or have to wait for something.

The magazine I just go finished looking at was Living etc.  Good pictures, inspiring stuff.

Hope you had a good Monday.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

One of my favorite Etsy sellers

Bailey Doesn't Bark

Bailey Doesn't Bark is one of my favorite Etsy stores, love the ants.  Jin Lee makes truly wonderful pieces.  Here is her website - www.baileydoesntbark.com Here is her blog which has great wonderful images.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Candy's Birthday

Today is my sister, Candy's birthday. I live in Massachusetts and she lives in Oregon, so we don't see each other much.  I wish her many happy returns of the day!  I got her a bunch of stuff from Farmhouse Wares one of my favorite online stores.


Get them here:
Collapsible Wire Magazine Holder

French Dot Garden Pots

Bag Holder-Cafe Creme
Oh My Aching Everything

I also got her a gifts certificate for Zanisa, another online store.

I love these bowls

These bowls used to be in the VivaTerra catalog but didn't buy them in time.  When I got the new catalog for Acacia, they had the same bowls!  I was so excited.
You can get them here