Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Devil is In the Details

As I wandered around my parents house on Thanksgiving,
I thought about all the details that were unique to their home.

This beautiful painting with embroidery
was in the bathroom in the house I grew up in.
In their current house, it's on prominent display.


In fact, there was embroidery everywhere.
When did women have the time to embroider things back then?


So while Dad played cards with the varmints,
I decided to do a house tour of my past.


Here's my Dad surrounded by his own varmints.
We were drowning in Huck-a-poo.
(nice cleavage, mom!)


Mom looking elegant in a long fitted plaid robe.


She named this dude "Hung Lo."
He still hangs out over the dining room table.


In this pic, I was obviously teething.
Why was I so happy?
I'm pretty sure they gave me a shot of cherry schnapps.


This was my kindergarten boyfriend.
Here he is holding my hand & whispering
naughty things to me before school.


This was the awkward phase.
Notice the bad hair, braces & yes, more embroidery.
We got that ski jacket on sale at Syms.



This is abdullah. He's made of some fancy hollow wood.
We always wondered if there were jewels hidden inside him.
Or drugs.


LOVE this old tile table.
When I was 3, I played a game where the yellow tiles
were scrambled eggs, for each place setting.


Here's my brother.
He convinced me that there
was a space elevator in his closet.
He often came back from space with cookies.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday Night Pics

we snuck out for dinner with some local creative types...


(and who just might have a full account of the drinks,
the meal & the hilarity that ensued)


and those who have mod & covetous tables...



I snuck-up on two studies of black & white...

and still made it to bed way before midnight.
How was your saturday night?
xoh

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Alpha Cap H

This H&H caught my eye last night,

Here they are in daylight, thanks to google maps.




Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cleaning off the Desktop: 11/19/09

an assortment:

collected by the varmints


flirty chairs



tortoise shell cat, lower case j.


A


F


L


twigs & berries





flirty shed


color palette inspiration:
green, gold & black ball 'o fur.

What's been hangin' around YOUR desktop???
xoh

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Word.

when the universe says "Hi" I say Hi, right back.
xoh

Monday, November 16, 2009

Signs of the Time: 11/16/09

alphabet X.

textile inspiration?


sunday in the park.


my roses are happy to see you.


joy.

xoh

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shooting Ida


between the raindrops, I went out to shoot the storm...


I'm not usually one to take the high road....


it's also not like me to sit around

I didn't even wait to see if this guy
would turn out to be an S, 3, M or W


But I did stop, when I saw life imitating art.
xoh




Thursday, November 12, 2009

Alpha Cap G & B

Thin, Sans Serif cap G.

Pretzel Bold, Cap B.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lucky Find....

Last saturday, minding my own business,
out for my walk, THIS stopped me in my tracks.



Then when I saw THIS, I cheered.
I kvelled!
I moaned!
I hyperventalated!
I called Jean!

I scored a set of 6, for $3.00!!!!


I had to shoot them filled with milk,
or it would be too hard to see the beautiful details.

It's unusual to see his work in this color palette.

If you know anything about it,
feel free to share in the comments!
xoh