Monday, January 30, 2012
No time for creativity right now! Unfortunately. I'm trying to get my taxes done so I can file the FAFSA by the first of February, but I'm also in the middle of crazy stuff at work. My daughter is in the middle of finals. It couldn't be more stressful around here. Well, it probably could be so I must say I'm grateful for my job, my daughter, the helpful people at the TurboTax help desk, and the so many things that make my life easier!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
On Monday whilst waiting for the doctor to see me I was thumbing through the latest issue of West Sound Home and Garden magazine when I saw one of my custom cards! I was indeed surprised, and proud that they felt it worthy to include in their article on "The Lost Art of Thank-You Notes" this month. Below it's on the third page up in the right corner...the custom monogram for Georg Syvertsen. (Click on images to enlarge if you want to read it.)
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The nominations were announced this morning! Here are the top categories.
War Horse, The Artist, Moneyball, The Descendants, Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris, The Help, Hugo, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Steep and Michelle Williams
Damian Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt
Michele Hazanavicius for The Artist, Alexander Payne for The Descendants, Martin Scorsese for Hugo, Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris, and Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life
For a complete list, go here.
I still have to see The Descendants, Albert Nobbs, The Artist, The Iron Lady and a few more! Then I'll give you my picks. : )
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? I watched it at a neighbor's house where I'm house-sitting. Nice and quiet, no interruptions or distractions...a little getaway for me. I thought the show was a little boring overall and I didn't see all the movies so I can't be much of a judge, but I was so happy to see Michelle Williams win for "My Week With Marilyn."
And I thought this guy should have won over George Clooney....
But I was so happy to see this guy win for his performance in "Beginners!"
Academy Award nominations come out on January 24th, show is February 26th.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I inherited these scraps of paper from an artist who died a few years ago here on the island. There were no heirs except a sister that needed to be in a care facility so the community stepped up to sell her belongings and had an art auction to raise money to support the sister. There were a lot of things left over like these wrapping paper scraps. None of them are large enough to wrap anything except maybe a small jewelry box, but they'll look great in a collage! I love the patterns!
Monday, January 9, 2012
Even though I'd followed the blog all of 2010 (still have the link to the left on my blogroll), I had to have the book. It arrived last week and I love it. I think you can only get it from UPPERCASE and it's on sale right now! Lisa Congdon has a new blog for 2012....365 Days of Hand Lettering.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
About this time of year in the Pacific Northwest I start day dreaming of moving back to Southern California...actually the real dream is I live there October through April and up here May through September - the best of both worlds. This home designed by Pamela Shamshiri for Commune in the Dec/Jan issue of House Beautiful feeds my dream.