Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Is the top photo added to or is this photo simplifying? The hydrangeas add some soft color.
The saint medal added to the heart with string looks great. Maybe I should add one of my saint metals to the tin heart by our front door and change out the ribbon to string. I think I will!
Via Vosges Paris.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
L'Armoire des nos Coeurs via Blomsterverkstad.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
In going through my collection of tear sheets I found the web site for Frances Palmer Pottery. She has some beautiful square dishes and other handmade pottery pieces. Go take a look.
So now I can throw this piece of paper away as the visual is stored electronically!
Later Note: it is disturbing for me to see these images on my bog as the colors of the background are so displeasing to me. I do not like the visual plane cut in half. It is as if they put the pieces on a sideboard at home an took the picture. White has to be photographed in a way that all the wonderful details show up. But with all the talented photographers and stylist out there it is a shame to see such beautiful pieces photographed in such a common way.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I was tagged by fellow Mississippian Jennifer Jane's Style Journal. The rules are:
1. Square. I like square plates and baking dishes. I have a collection of green glass square plates, bowls and a pottery sets of square plates. Also, there is square baking dish for my sour cream muffins and square baking pans that are used for carrot cake which sits on the square cake pedestal.
2. Stamps. I still soak stamps off envelopes for my collection, but only the pretty ones. I have started using the older stamps on tags, cards and some of the uncirculated stamps as postage.
3. Plants. My father taught me to propagate plants which I still love doing. My interest is more in starting the plant than in the plant one it is rooted and growing. We have a tea rose that came from my parents (Madison, MA) that came from my grandmother (Louisville, MS) that came from her sister-in-law who was my great aunt (West Point, MS).
4. Books. We lived in West Point, MS when David Haberstam wrote The Noblest Roman. He worked for the Daily Times Leader after he graduated from Harvard. Some of our family friends are in the book.
5. Bones. In the 2nd grade I took a cow skull to show and tell. Could this have been the beginning of my interest in Georgia O'Keefe? Of course, we had to draw and paint skulls in my different art courses at Auburn.
6. Fabric. I make 18th Century style haversacks from old fabric. All are hand sewn.
I am tagging
2. Eddie Ross
3. Hearts and Hands
6. Designers Block
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The above image is more monochromatic with a small touch of dark while the below image shows the same beige with more white background showing with a touch of rose and cream.
I love the paper cut out on All Over Print, but then I am always a sucker for anything with hand made paper.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Images from a workshop taught by Ange Laliguori in collaboration with Shelley of Albertine Press.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Nice idea for wrapping a cone. The colors and textures of these items work well together, but them rust and string are two of my favorite things.
Images from Idemakeriet via Blomsterverkstad.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
"His attitude towards creation was simple and direct, as simple as the gaze of a dove; as he considered the universe, in his pure, spiritual vision, he referred every created thing to the Creator of all. He saw God in everything, and loved and praised him in all creation. By God's generosity and goodness, he possessed God in everything and everything in God. The realization that everything comes from the same source made him call all created things -- no matter how insignificant -- his brothers and sisters, because they had the same origins as he."
Friday, October 3, 2008
"I recycle paper waste by pulping disregarded material and producing a range of contemporary vessels and sculptural forms for interior spaces, inspired by primitive artefacts, archaeology and nature.
A limited palette of carefully selected neutral colour makes shape and surface quality paramount.
Recent developments with paper manipulation have seen the emergence of a body of work that strips common everyday tools of their function to begin new lives in frames and as installations." M.H.The above statement and images from Magies' web site.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Large iron bridges are fascinating to me. There is a great one between Chattanooga and Nashville.
Images from Harmonie interieure.