Patterns, patterns, and some more patterns. Hosiery from Eley Kishimoto's 2009 spring ready-to-wear collection. Look how each pair matches the outfit perfectly. Hmm... could I pull this off??? Probably not.
A group of French engineers, called La Machine, created this AMAZING mechanical spider. Apparently it's been hanging out in Liverpool. Is there anyway to get this to the USA, I would totally travel to see it. Check out how many people came out to see it.
Thanks go out to Loyola College's Renew program for using one of my necklaces as a fundraiser for their organization.
***Renew is dedicated to providing wellness programs to Baltimore residents employed in emotionally draining, stressful occupations. "Wellness days" will give these inspirational people a chance to take a small break from their jobs, to reflect with their peers and to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.***
If you are interested in supporting this organization, you can purchase this necklace at my etsy site.
I've been in the mood to treat myself to something new, but I'm kind of on a budget. So, I was beside myself when I found this glass ring and stack of wooden bangles for a total of $7. That's right... only $7 (for both of them).
You will never guess where I found them!
Did you guess?
Do you give up???
Ok, I'll share my secret.
Answer: Pier 1 Imports
I know. Who knew they had little jewelry trinkets?
We are having GORGEOUS weather in good old Baltimore. So I started off my Sunday with a stroll down to the water front to get an iced coffee. There was lots of action on the boating docks. I would have loved to be on the water all day, but there was way too much work waiting for me in the studio.
I spent most of the day looking like this...
it's cute isn't it???
Look at all the work I got done. The order's almost ready to be shipped out. YEAH!!
Jeff Koons seems to be ruffling a few feathers across the ocean in France. This month debuts his work at the Versailles Palace. His large shiny pop art sculptures are causing a raucous among a few French conservatives who say Koons work is insulting towards the iconic French art found at Versailles.
I always enjoy a few feathers in the air.
*Side note- Last year, Koons' "Hanging Heart" sold for $23.4 million dollars, which the most for any living artist*
While picking up my afternoon coffee, I noticed that my favorite coffee company, Starbucks, has teamed up with one of my favorite magazines... GOOD. GOOD is producing mini pamphlets and distributing them at Starbucks, to educate the coffee drinkers of the world on some important worldly topics.
I think it's a great idea! (I'm under the impression that a new one will come out each week with a new topic)
While standing in line, I read up on Carbon emissions and the effects of CO2 in the environment.
I drove through the toll booth on my way to DC yesterday, and the toll booth attendant amazed me. Why you ask??? Well... he was so damn chipper. A man, stuck in a small closet sized office without a care in the world.
How can this man (jammed in a closet with no one to talk to) actually have a smile on his face and a warm greeting ready for me as my car approached?
Then I realized, he is happy for all of those reasons. He has no disgruntled coworkers all up in his business. He only has to deal with each customer for about 30 seconds before they move on and another comes by. And... he gets to be outside in the fresh air all day.
I've never thought of working a toll booth as a glamourous job (and maybe its not), but right now it's sounding pretty damn good.
Anyway, the toll booth attendant put a smile on my face.