fun : a few favorites
Blue Hyacinths represent sincerity
Hi Everyone -
There is no special photo today because I didn't have anything that was good enough. Pulling together an image of favorites can sometimes be a challenge because I just can't find a good shot. Last week's pic took so many arrangements to get the color in the THINK sign to look good I almost gave up. In addition, all of the items should kind of work together and eventually I'm going to run out.
I just want to mention that the foundation of these favorite posts has been to feature artists from whom we have been able to purchase something and others we admire. Although we would love to buy something from all of our quaint friends, we're just not able to for financial or spacial reasons as we saw earlier this week. This is a personal blog and we're trying to do our part to extend support mostly to the handmade community by highlighting some wonderful craftspeople even though they might not have found a place in our place, yet.
This week's choices are from some terrific artists and everything has a certain softness. Except for the music, we're not able to say we call any of them our own, but we can admire them from a far. Enjoy your weekend!
Art : Duane Keiser's paintings can get expensive when he sells them on eBay, but we can all watch him create one. The candy apple is low on calories and won't upset your dentist.
Blog : Super cute without makeup Jessica took our ugly post one step further and started a really interesting discussion yesterday about keeping it real online and beyond.
Craft : I am always tempted by the wonderful fabric wonders from Abigal Brown, especially her little matchbox tweeters.
Music : Kathleen Smith has the sweetest sound to her voice, but sometimes I hear a little bit of Nellie McKay, too. You Try is without a doubt one of the most moving songs I've ever heard. (via Design for Mankind)
Stationery : Felix Doolittle has been my idol when it comes to beautiful watercolor illustrations for years. I've tried to paint like him, but it's hopeless. These Personalized Calling Cards look so pretty.