Tuesday, March 31, 2009

She Talks to Angels...

They call her out by her name.


The Black Crowes )

Monday, March 30, 2009

Moody Monday 3/30/09

Mama?
Yes?
What are you taking pictures of?

I'm taking pictures of all the different shades of green...

The ones that come right after brown.

and the ones that have more blue than yellow.

if you blink, you might miss it.

silence.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lucky Saki Cups.... & Thing 4

Once again, my friends...
the Great Giveaway Gods have been kind to me.

This one was from Patricia, who sent this beautiful 
saki set & chopsticks, from Soho East.
Thank you, PVE!!!!!

Which brings me to.... Thing 4 (from the list of 25 things about me.)
I can eat more sushi than any person I know.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just a Nut

Thinking about adding this to the skeleton collection.

It caught my eye on the way to the bus stop.

It felt like someone was looking at me.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Corny Swan Pic

I need to go paint my nails black. 
 I'm totally losing my edge.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Surprise!


Look what came in the mail today!!!
A sweet card & a popcorn bag from Jean at Renovation Therapy.
I seriously LOVE that popcorn bag, 
and would have been thrilled with just that... but NO, there was more.

INSIDE the popcorn bag? 
ROOSTER COASTERS!!!!

Thanks, Jean!!!!!!!!
Send her a tweet. That will make her day.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Looking for Signs....Soon

We have a beautiful old schoolhouse in our town.
I pass by it every day.


And I can't help but look at that weathervane...
 & see the word SOON.

WHAT is coming soon!?!?!?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Book Report: Go, Dog. Go!

This book was an early influence 
for me, of illustration & design.
(and sense of humor)

The varmints all love it, too.


I can't read this page without laughing.


I'm forever asking people if they "like my hat."

This particular spread is burned into my brain.
Isn't it beautiful?

I especially relate to THIS guy, having had insomnia myself.
The  first grade teacher who gives way too much homework
would call that a text-to-self connection.


And I remember getting lost in THIS spread.
These dogs know how to party.

What's your favorite children's book?


Monday, March 16, 2009

I Spy Mina....

back on her porch & looking quite spiffy!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

How to be a Jewish Mother

to dig this book out of it's hiding place. 
It was published in 1964, and designed by Tony Palladino, 
who coincidentally taught graphic design at my school.

It seemed pretty funny, back then,
 seeing these everyday things printed in a book for the whole world to see.

Especially this page below, which illustrates the perfect position
for angst-ridden sighing & hand wringing.
Oy.
 
How to overdress for winter:

And as an added bonus, I found some exposed 
"safety film" in the back, from this camera.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Skeleton Found...

I found another one of these yesterday...

like I need another ridiculous thing to collect?

Anyway... I shot it in the sweet light of the kitchen, 
on the back of the toaster oven tray.
Does anyone know what these are?




Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Inspiration in Odd Places

This game box is a remnant from my childhood. 
The game pieces?
Gone.

Those varmints get into EVERYTHING.

And they always leave their lil varmint footie prints behind ;-)