Just stumbled on this art project by a Brazilian artist named Viviane Hack. I can't read Portuguese, but the loveliness of this paper room (I love the touches of orange) needs no translation...
images via her blog: A Linha & O Papel
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Monday, September 28, 2009
A few more days until October and I have pumpkins on the brain. I love having carved pumpkins on the front porch before it gets too cold and the frost does them in , so that means pretty early on I need to start thinking about what sort of jack-o-lantern I'm going to create. This year I have an easily spooked toddler to consider and I imagine we will be going the happy, smiley route- that is more my style anyhow. These examples were seeming simple and cheery (even the mouse house pumpkin is fun).
If I thought I could pull it off (and it wouldn't terrify my three-year-old), it would be a major artistic challenge to try something like this- but what a cool result.
I also like the idea of stacking pumpkins and gourds. A tower of Halloween greetings for any style....
When the carving goes beyond goofy or scary faces it can result in really beautiful seasonal decoration- the second set of carved pumpkins are truly elegant.
Finally, how could anyone resist something like this sitting on the front porch?
To get you started on your own jack-0-lantern, howstuffworks has a comprehensive pumpkin carving tutorial- everything from the very basic to the extremely ambitious.
Friday, September 25, 2009
It is especially interesting to be privy to an artist's process. I so enjoy reading about what it takes to get the shot she is happy with and how she comes across her very varied subject matter. In addition, Gail writes about her photography business and the up and downs of turning your passion into a career. Of course, I also love that her blog is filled with words of wisdom that go beyond photography and I'm always taking note!
I wish I possessed the vocabulary to truly discuss photography. It would be wonderful to pay my compliments properly, but I'll have to muddle through using layman's terms. When I see Gail's work, I'm always moved, intrigued, or impressed... very often, all three. There is something about how she can capture a moment or angle, how she grasps the fleeting- always uncovering the beauty.
Gail once wrote she is striving to make the ordinary extraordinary- I would say, mission accomplished. Here are just some of her incredible images....
Field of Joy
Ain't No Sunshine
35 Years Together
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This isn't just a Monopoly game piece, you know (vintage thimble via CLUTTEREDMIND):
Dress forms can be a little pricey, but not these sweet mini ones for your best dressed dolls found by littlepinkstudio:
A classic and pretty pin cushion could keep the lady forms company especially this lovely one via NADELWERK:
Yes, these would be great in frames, but these dresses are classic patterns that I would love to wear. Lots more via sacratomato's etsy shop:
Vintage buttons belong in my fantasy sewing room especially ones as pretty (and beautifully displayed) as those by elizabethwrenvintage:
As if all the pretty necessities of a sewing room were not enough, it would be such a luxury to have this vintage Victorian sewing basket to display (with fun "back story" to boot) via millinerymiss:
I so love this print by farouche. It's a good reminder in and out of the sewing room:
Oh, and as a final touch - this lovely photograph by Emmalynne. You're welcome, imaginary sewing room!