Archive for the ‘art’ Category

niece love

February 23, 2010

My niece is the sweetest thing EVER! She could very easily give the card company that I work for a run for its money!


nobody puts Baby in the corner. Unless they put Baby in a Matisse-filled corner

February 15, 2010

Blehck! This post title sure is a mouth-full! And listen, I did not come up with it.  I’m hoping that my  colleague who did will stick to the visual arts only! By the by, I’m not complaining about being shoved into a corner filled with Matisse prints. Nor, getting to wear a pretty frock, throwing some curls in my hair, and stepping out with my beau to a friend’s retirement party. All in all, a nice way to spend a Saturday evening.

toast travels

February 12, 2010

I love what Toast has been doing lately. Aside from their stunning clothes, beautiful housewares, and exquisite photography, they have now moved into the world of video, podcasts, and storytelling. TOAST TRAVELS is just what I needed to open up this morning. Something to take me away from here.

those eyes

February 3, 2010

What I find utterly wonderful about this man found here is that I can very easily imagine sitting down with him to share a dinner of oysters and champagne. Or, squirrel and moonshine.

The desire to dine with this gentleman is not as strong as the one above, but I like this portrait, too, found here. I suppose, though, that the obvious choice of nibbley would be chocolate.

The beards may seem like the common denominator of why I pulled these two photos together, but, truly, it’s the intensity of the eyes.  Tell me, when you look at a portrait do you envision dinners or conversations or something else entirely? The lighting? The setting?  I’m interested in knowing your thoughts.


January 27, 2010

I will be heading straightaway to the Love Garden when I get home this evening to buy this album. Only wish I had a bitchin’ sound system to play it on. Aw, well.

simply: art

November 19, 2009

Jeanne-Claude passed away last evening. This makes me sad.

i can’t wait

November 19, 2009

zoo animals

November 18, 2009

Creature Comforts.

When you’re feeling restless and you can’t bear the thought of unpacking another box and calling multi-grain tortilla chips sprinkled with parmesan cheese and thrown in the oven ‘dinner’, then I suggest you watch the above clip. That’s what I did. And I might do it, again.

let me count the ways

March 30, 2009

Saturday. An icestorm.

Sunday. Sunshine.

Monday. Warm. Thunderstorm. Fierce thunder.

Could I love Kansas anymore right now?

Jim Seaver

After 10 years of listening, regularly, to Opera is My Hobby I had the immense honor of spending an evening with Dr. Jim Seaver and his lovely wife, Virginia. My friend Aaron made this happen. So he and his lovely wife Kendra and I spent a spectacular and surreal evening listening to opera records on old timey record machines. To hear someone’s velvety voice IN PERSON after so many years of hearing it broadcast on the airwaves. . . well, this lady gushed. And gushed. And gushed.

I have to hold tight to that evening. It beats this evening spent at the local Sears looking for slide-in gas ranges. Which they only had two of on the floor. The rest, I was assured, could be found online. All right, then. But I want to turn the knobs. Lift the grates. Is this what Internet porn is like? Gross.

hey mr. d.j. put a record on

November 24, 2008

shehitpauseAfter an art-filled, boozey evening this is all I can imagine doing right now. An afternoon in the grass listening to records. Even though I only have, like, 4 records. That’s not entirely true. A friend gave me a dozen or so. They just happen to all be the same artist. . . But I’m not complaining. Listen, friends, if you get the chance, I really must INSIST that you head straightaway to the Pig. The art opening was spectacular. The crowd was alive and enthusiastic and Kendra and Aaron’s art positively glowed.