fun : a few favorites


Jen Corace : Alice Apple : Artsyville

Hi Everyone -

Although my Mom told me that I was a very good sleeper as a baby, it's not something that I do very well, now. There have been many times when I've felt like I was dozing all night. Finally, it got so bad a few years ago, I went to a sleep specialist (she would be very unhappy about un petit studio in our bedroom), and it helped me. So, if you find yourself having a restless night, these favs won't put you to sleep, but will surely keep you company.

Have a nice weekend! xo, Cindy

Art
: Artsyville's doodleprints always seem to say it better than I ever could. I won this one in Aimee's giveaway to celebrate the opening of her Etsy shop. Yay!

Blog : Jason Santa Maria is a graphic designer with a beautifully designed, thought provoking blog. Be sure to check out his daily photos.

Music : Imogen Heap's music is sure to sooth you.

Read : Jen Corace is a favorite illustrator and her prints are hard to come by. But, you can pick up Amy Krouse Rosenthal's book Little Hoot illustrated by Jen. The book is about an owl who actually wants to go to sleep, usually the opposite of what kids want to do.

Toy : Alice Apple's handmade Mini Sausage Dachshund's are about as cute as you can get short of having a real dog.

17 comments:

Michelle Brunner said...

Great picks! I am a huge fan of Imogen Heap, she has the most amazing voice! The toy dachshund is adorable! I am off to check out those artists you mentioned, I love finding new art! Thanks for the recommends! You guys have lovely taste:)

Jude said...

Happy New Year, Cindy! Thanks for this amazing selection to help an insomniac pass the unslumbered time. :) I just love Aimee's work, especially her contribution to the Unattended! project.

suzanne said...

Love this list. And the Artsyville print hits the nail on the head. Though these days, at least for me, the question has been "Why do all the really great ideas come after the project is over?!?" C'est la vie.

Mrs.French said...

ahhhhhhhhh...little hoot...one of b's favorites right now...xo t

p.s.
glad to hear sleep has found its way to your friend.

aimee said...

i thought something looked familiar here! thanks for the mention, cindy :) i really enjoyed the other picks in your roundup!

Krissy said...

Great post dear! I totally bookmarked that blog :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh I won one of Artsyville's prints too and I LOVE it! I've gotten so many compliments on it. I can't wait to collect more!

a print a day said...

i <3 imogen! i love her name too.

cindy : quaint said...

imogen always seems to be photographed with feathers, which suit her music. and, aimee's prints are wonderful and probably best in at least a pair!

Megan Coyle said...

that dachshund is absolutely adorable
and congrats for winning a giveaway, that's always fun :)

Tartelette said...

I am a "single woman" on friday nights (he plays music) and I am always looking forward for new things to read so this list is perfect! Thank you!

Julia said...

I adore Little Hoot :) I bought it for Andrew because of his fascination with owls. It's too cute! Have you read the Little Pea? Very fun!

I hope you find a wonderful way to let all anxiety about sleep slip from your body and mind! That's what I would wish for you darling!

Claire, said...

I'm sorry you have trouble sleeping sometimes, that is the worst feeling.
Those Alice Apple's handmade Mini Sausage Dachshund's are so adorable!
Sweet dreams.

bandelle said...

Enjoy your weekend, Cindy, and rest up well. Now you've given me another blog to read :)

x Kylie

jess gonacha said...

such good choices for sleepless nights! have a fantastic weekend, cindy!

julie king said...

owls are one of my favorite whimsical animals, especially when illustrated so delightfully. and, the dachshund is too cute for words!

please sir said...

Love those pics and that cute pup!