4.28.2011

sun + berries

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Just yesterday Mom and I slipped away for a morning walk on the beach. Sunbathing squirrels squinted at the sunshine and rows of pelicans flew back and forth overhead. We found shells, breathed in the sky and waves and pondered the footprints that came before us.

Then we picked our very own gems in the strawberry fields, filling our buckets to the very tippy tops! Two pies later (to be shared, I have not eaten them all up myself) and there is a single sweet tart slice left...

Thank you Mom, such a beautiful morning. I'd been looking forward to our strawberry pickin' day. xo  

{4.27 to 4.28}
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4.26.2011

daydreaming

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The past few days, ever since I watched Charles and Diana's wedding over the weekend,  I've found myself lost in thoughts about what life may be like for Kate...getting her hair perfectly blown out each day, traveling extensively for rewarding charitable work and sometimes pleasure, setting fashion trends almost by accident and marrying the future king.

This afternoon I found myself entranced by a program all about Princess Di's jewelry collection.

So yes, early Friday morning I'll be curled up on the couch watching Kate marry her prince.
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4.25.2011

jellybeans for breakfast

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In elementary school I got the book Jellybeans for Breakfast and read it over and over. I know it must be tucked in a box somewhere because I liked this book very very much.

And that is just what I had for breakfast and they were delicious!

{4.22 to 4.25}
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4.21.2011

sleeping

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....and waking up at odd hours

I think by tomorrow I will be back in this time zone officially.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my Amsterdam post!

{4.20 to 4.21}
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4.19.2011

venice of the north

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pannekoekens, kitties sleeping in caf├ęs , bicycles, cobblestones, appeltaarts with cinnamon ice cream
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Schiphol Airport, Delft, Amsterdam, The Hague, Keukenhof, Scheveningen Beach, and Vondelpark
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Anne Frank, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Steen, Rijksmuseum, Vermeer....The Girl with the Pearl Earring
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art - everywhere, chocolate croissants, canals, bridges, gables, history, salty fries, sandwiches in the park
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trains, tulips, daffodils, boathouses, red lights, trams, flower market, warm waffles and steep staircases
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Case and I just got back from a week in Holland. I'm still thinking about the pancake with fresh lemon juice and powdered sugar, how amazingly Rembrandt depicted light, the sweet postcards and magazine cutouts pasted onto Anne Frank's bedroom wall, Moeder's, Steen's sense of humor, a rainbow of tulips, riding bikes through Vondelpark, and finding shells left on the beach by the North Sea ...
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Just last week I was walking along the Singel canal and now I'm home with confections to remind me and share, a sleeping Hermie, purring kitties and hundreds of photographs to sort!!!

a few thank yous when a thank you in a blog post is not nearly enough...
thank you Case for making it happen
thank you Mom & Dad for taking care of the kitties and Hermie Monster
xoxo

{4.11 to 4.19}
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4.10.2011

stars + furry paws

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Thank you to everyone who came out for the Dreams of Spring opening last night. It was lovely to meet so many new people and Leanna Lin was a delight to work with. The show continues all month long!

This past week was a whirlwind of projects and to-dos, looking forward to a few naps and a very good book...any suggestions?

{4.6 to 4.10)
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4.05.2011

art!

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Sometimes it is difficult for me to step away from my art and try to see it how others might see it.

For many weeks I've worked on the big and little details for my upcoming art show, wondering if the story I wanted to tell would be seen in the paper chosen for the decorative frames, in the images I photographed over several days, in the fine art cotton paper that took my breath away when it arrived fresh from my printer, in the fabric garland I made while watching a marathon of Lifetime movies and in the hand sewn photograph cards I had thought about but wasn't sure I could execute as imagined.

Today Mom (thank you!! xo) and I headed up to Leanna Lin's Wonderland to install my creations.  A few hours later as I stepped back one final time to take it all in my stomach fluttered with excitement and happiness...

If you are in the LA area on Saturday please come by to enjoy the festivities and say hello! 
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4.04.2011

dream, love....

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I'm super excited about these new creations for my Dreams of Spring pop-up art show at Leanna Lin's Wonderland this Saturday. Each image was thoughtfully paired with a word from a well loved book of poems....looking forward to making more for the shop, Unique LA and hopefully one for myself!
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