I'm happy to announce that I will be showing my work at Artscape 2008. Artscape, in Baltimore, is the country's largest free art festival. I've been going for years and now I will be selling my jewelry there. YEAH!!!!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Say what??? I just need to vent for a second. I just spent $50 to fill up my car. Now I have a small 12 gallon car with awesome mileage... I can't even imagine the price to fill up some big old gas guzzlers out there.
I'm starting to feel a little like my grandparents- "when I was your age, I paid only a quarter for a loaf of bread". But NO JOKE, when I got my license (just a mere 10 years ago) I spent about $18 to fill up my tank. In ten years the price of gas has almost quadrupled.
Phew!!! I think I may seriously considered buying a new bike. (too bad I live in the city and will probably get jumped if I ride a bike). Except if I biked everywhere, my butt would probably be in amazing shape. So maybe I need to thank the government for raising the price of gas so I can be ripped. Just kidding!!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I found the best blog today- The Portrait Party
What an amazing idea... all you have to do is post that you are interested in participating, pick a partner and draw each other. When your pics are done, you can post them on the blog and share them with others. It's awesome to see the different techniques that people use. Some drawings are sketches, some are caricatures, and some are fully detailed. I wish I could draw people; I would join in the fun!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
pick of the day- Sabon NYC
While getting ready this morning, I noticed in my shower that I'm almost out of my favorite shower gel. OH NO!!! What's a girl to do? I was so desperate I even thought about adding water to dilute it so it would last longer. I must make an emergency order and have it shipped to me.
Everytime I hangout in NYC I make a stop (or two) to Sabon.
Sabon has a ton of wonderful scents such as lemon basil and ginger orange. My absolute favorite is Patchouli, Vanilla, Lavender. I know what you are thinking... patchouli is for hippies. But I promise you when you combine it with vanilla and lavender it turns into delicious heaven in a bottle.
Next time you visit NYC, stopping by Sabon is a must.
I'm off to place my order.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Pick of the day- these adorable transfer decals from sprout home
I've chosen these for two reasons:
1. They are so freakin' cute.
2. I'm thinking it would be fun to have them at a party so everyone could remember which drink was theirs.
All decals are reusable and dishwasher safe. SCORE!!!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I'm not sure that a day goes by that I don't have a cup of tea. Iced tea, hot tea... morning, noon, and night.
Hi... my name is Eliza and I'm a tea addict.
I absolutely love these butterfly mugs; they are delicate and beautiful. Check them out here at Homebasic.
*sorry I don't know much about the company, everything seems to be in German*
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I'm always astonished that I can continue to find products that I love. Just when I think I've seen it all, I find another great design. Here's the start of my one item pick of the day.
Of course I have to start with a rock pattern. This felted stone rug is the result of some leftover wool from a blogger on craftster. It looks so very soft on the feet. Hmm... I wish I had some wool laying around.
As I sit here praising the almighty Sun God, I'm trying to channel his rays of warmth. All I can think about is YELLOW.
Sun God please bring your presence to Baltimore.
elephant head drawing found on etsy- Matty8080
lemon skirt from anthropologie
Daybreak pillow from anthropologie
pepper suede flats from jcrew
little blossom painted lantern from urban outfitters
The sun is starting to peak out of the clouds. YEAH!!!
Oh mister sun, sun, mister golden sun... where the hell are you?
It's already a week into April and it's been one gray day after another. Where's the springtime sun? I'm getting a little stir crazy. Every morning I wake up hoping to see those little rays of delicious light. But NO... just another gray day in Charm City. Mister Sun where are you?
I took a stroll near the piers this morning and the sailboats are yearning for the springtime sails.
I think I may have to invest in a sunlamp.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
NO these are not chia houses!
These are "green installations" from across the world. Companies are trying to reduce the amount of concrete in our environment and are starting to replace it with natural greenery.
The plants not only create a calming and tranquil effect, but are also a great conversation starter.
Check out some more here.
I've never been the type of person that has all matching hangers in the closet. I've got a few wood hangers, a handful of fabric hangers, and a slew of plastic hangers. But I am definitely lacking in the "city scape" hanger department. These hangers are sculpted into the city skyline of your choice. Options include London, New York, and Tokyo.
You can find these at www.sixixis.com .
I may be more inclined to hang them on the wall as art, rather than hang my clothes in the closet.
Although it is currently pouring buckets, Baltimore is not really known for large amounts of rain fall. So... I may consider moving to Seattle or London just so I can wear these rainboots everyday. Folded wellie boots are by designer Rachael Sleight.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I was going through some old files and came across these pics of some work I made while I was in school. Although I've been out of school for four years now, I sometimes secretly wish I still had to complete projects. Ahh... the memories!