Saturday, March 31, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
We went to the MFA Exhibition at the University of Georgia on Friday. There I got to see one of my favorite local artists, Kyungmin Park. I first saw Kyungmin's ceramic work at our friend Gary's office. Since then Gary has given us gifts of her ceramics and we love them so much. Now you can see some of her artwork from the MFA show. It is easy to see the appeal in her work.
I love the colors of these pieces and the detail in the eyes.
Can you spot the little ladybugs?
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I have been listening to Lykke Li since her first album "Youth Novels." I first read about her in Nylon magazine (my favorite magazine) and I was hooked. Lykke Li is from Sweden and plays dancey sugar-coated pop. I love listening to her album to get myself motivated! So I put on her albums when I want to hear something inspirational and get me going creatively. My favorite song of hers that will get you groovin' is "I'm Good, I'm Gone." Now let's take a listen to some music...
Monday, March 26, 2012
Look! Nilla is hanging out with Jumbles! Nilla visits the bun's home quite often. She loves Oreo and Jumbles. The rabbits are not afraid of Nilla at all. They are curious and come to say hello to her. All Nilla wants to do is eat their salad and drink from their ceramic water dish, also known as "bun water." Nilla loves bun water! It must taste better than the water in her very own dish! This week Nilla "kissed" Jumbles and gave him a few licks near his ears. I was thrilled she "kissed" him, but Raoul was convinced she was "tasting" him. We can't be sure...
Oreo and Jumbles played so much in the patio, that they get so super tired. Oreo is relaxing by her Woodland Getaway.
This weekend Raoul and I visited our favorite DIY and craft shop here in Athens called Treehouse Kid and Craft. I restocked some of my handmade goodies from Shoppe Sugar Cookie, like my Flossy bobbins, wood pins, and notepads.
There are so many cute things in Treehouse. I had to walk around the shop maybe six times before I could decide on what to purchase.
You don't have to be a kid to enjoy Treehouse! I love just looking around for inspiration and eye candy. If you are in Athens, come visit Treehouse. We love it, and I think you will, too.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
We had a great weekend - mostly hanging out at home working on projects and playing with the pets. We did find some time to go out to eat, see the MFA Art Exhibition at UGA, sew, and plant some seeds. Here is some lemon poppy seed cake that Raoul and I shared at the Grit. I am not sure if they knew it was Nilla's Adoption Day celebration, but it was fun to get a candle in our cake.
We got to check our post box.
The trees have been so beautiful lately. Not so beautiful is the golden-colored pollen that seems to have coated everything outside.
Here is my favorite artist from the MFA show this weekend - Kyungmin Park. Her work is sooooo good. I am a huge fan.
Here I am visiting an installation at a side classroom. What neat grass and trees!
Another great work of art - this was awesome, too!
Here is what Nilla had for her Adoption Day Treat. She loved it and it made her very sleepy and happy. We thought it was really funny that there was Turducken for cats!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Today celebrates Nilla's Adoption Day. I remember clearly bringing Nilla home from the Humane Society eight years ago. She was right at home almost immediately and curled up in my fire place to take a nap. I know Nilla has been with us now for eight years, but I still think of her as six.
We love you, Nilla!
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Here is my drawing for Illustration Friday. The word of the week is shades. I am almost certain many people will be going with sunglasses as inspiration. My girl is wearing star-shaped sunglasses and is inspired by the artwork for the 7" single called "Yer So Sweet" from the band Cold Cold Hearts!
A big thank you to Kayte from This is Love Forever. She featured my Flossy Embroidery Floss Bobbins on her lovely blog. I have been a fan of her blog since I heard her interviewed on CraftSanity podcast.
Thanks again, Kayte! You can "adopt" your very own Flossy at my Shoppe Sugar Cookie on Etsy or my personal website, too.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Today I will show you some photos of photos. yes, photos of photographs that are in the Georgia Theatre here in Athens. These are all taken by local guy Jason Thrasher. I think they are really lovely photos and I hope you do, too. They are of some of our favorite musicians.
Will Cullen Hart
Will Cullen Hart