Saturday, April 25, 2009

Heirloom Daffodils

These daffodils once belonged to my great-grandparents. Several years ago my mother transplanted several from their garden to her own. Two years ago she divided them and gave some to me to plant in my garden. Someday, I plan on dividing them and giving some to my own children.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Catching Air

I am a big fan of the artist Robin Rhode. I was so excited to learn that his show Catch Air was coming to the Wexner Museum. We packed up the whole family and went to see it. By a stroke of luck the gallery was empty and we had the whole place to ourselves. Besides being a bit smaller than I had hoped, the exhibit did not disappoint. Along with the collections of photographs, there were four short videos of the artist performing. My children were absolutely fascinated and sat through all of them. Their favorite, The Score, showed the artist painting quick, rough images of musical instruments on a white wall. He then proceeded to "play" them. They found this to be hilarious. Watching someone paint on walls and draw with chalk greatly appealed to them.

The Wexner Museum is located at the Ohio State University. My husband and I both graduated from there. We loved it and are always happy to have an excuse to return. On that particular day it was gorgeous, as you can see. There were bright, cheerful swaths of red and yellow tulips everywhere.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another Feature!

I was lucky enough to have these bookplates featured by the lovely Karol on Home Sweet Home Inspiration. You can read about it here. You can buy the bookplates here and here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Feature From December

While puttering around on the internet yesterday, I stumbled upon a blog feature from way back in December. Baby Bean Vintage Studio featured my Le Lapin print and I couldn't be happier!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An Elegant Feature

The lovely Tara from Nothing Elegant was kind enought to feature my new print on her blog. You can see it here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Eggs, Chocolate and World Domination

This Easter we were all recovering from the flu so we stayed home and celebrated quietly. The Easter Bunny hid eggs and left basketfuls of candy that were devoured. He also left the game Risk. That's how we ended up spending the entire morning and part of the afternoon vying for world domination. I played with an "all in", Napoleonic attitude and quickly regretted it. I was left defending Australia, my only conquest, and was succinctly squashed. The game is meant for children 10 and older. My son is 7 and he beat both my husband and I by a great margin. And he has not stopped talking about it since.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A Ghostly Encounter

While in St. Augustine we took a walking ghost tour. First, I have to apologize for the crummy pictures. We were in such a rush that I forgot my camera and had to make do with a cheap disposable one. The pictures leave much to be desired. The tour, itself, was a lot of fun. It started off at the sufficiently creepy Spanish millitary hospital and then continued on around town. There were two very old cemetaries that housed oak trees hung with spanish moss, former mortuaries that are now bed and breakfasts and an old millitary fort. We didn't see any ghosts but we heard a lot of macabre stories-an exploding corpse, people accidentally buried alive and a honeymoon suite that used to be an embalming room(They don't tell their customers). All in all, a fun and spooky experience.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Wild Preview

Okay, I tried posting this before and it didn't work out. I hope it does this time. I think this looks amazing. There seem to be quite a few changes from the book but the wild things look perfect and so does Max's suit!

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Little Bit Of Heaven

Sorry that it has been so long between posts. It's always hard to get back into the swing of things after a vacation. Florida was wonderful. Being on the beach was absolute heaven and St. Augustine is such an amazing town. We fell in love with it. We spent our time there exploring all of the lovely little shops, cafes and museums. It's a town that is brimming with charm and history. The last picture shows the amazing restaurant, Harry's, where we had dinner. We sat outside under flowering trees lit with Christmas lights and ate by candlight. Afterward we took a carriage ride tour of the town. On our last night, we took a walking ghost tour which was both lovely and creepy. I don't have my pictures of the tour ready yet so I'll have another post devoted just to that. Until then, Happy April!