I spied artist Anne Siems on the always lovely Melissa Loves blog. Melissa did a fine job of pairing Anne’s creations with outfits, so clever + creative. Melissa describes Anne’s work as magical and I must say I concur, it was the first word that came to mind when I saw it. There’s also a delicate exuberance (if such a thing exists). The tendrils of floating wreaths that surround many of her works are like a champagne cork that is just about to explode, there’s something celebratory mixed in with a healthy dose of anticipation. I couldn’t think of a better (or more beautiful) way to sign off for the holiday then to showcase some of her amazing work. I am particularly drawn to the deer but the swift fox is also holding court on my wish list.
A very merry Christmas to you all, wishing you the best of everything now and always!
Do you know about the Danish company House Doctor? If so why have you kept them from me? I think this chain of stores would do a bang up business in the States. There’s only about ten thousand items in their virtual catalogs that I would shell out my hard earned cash for. They even have a section dedicated to ribbon! Here’s a link so you too can pine for some House Doctor too.
I owned a pair of white Minnetonka mocc’s when I was 8. I thought they were the moon and stars of shoes, so cool, especially with their seed beed embellishment in a ubiquitous Thunderbird pattern. Nothing says Native American quite like white mocc’s and a Thunderbird thrown in for good measure, right? I have been pining for a new pair for a while now, I bought some cheap imitations last year and they proceeded to fall apart within a week–lesson learned. I would have picked up a pair sooner but I am having trouble choosing a color. The natural is always a safe bet but the scarlet ones are this side of sassy. I think they are perfect for walking the girls, going to the grocery or whatever errand that concerns shoes and not thinking too hard about what I am going to wear. I would like to wear them with a striped tissue cotton t-shirt, olive cargo jeans and this necklace to complete the ‘ I’m not thinking too hard about what I am wearing’ ensemble.
I received an email the other day from Miss Mary M. that asked if I was still posting cute animals on Monday’s and if so she was kind enough to include a link to a cute baby animal. I do think when you send a link of a baby owl in a knit cap that you need to accompany it with a warning *this may kill you with cuteness*. I can guarantee that I have never seen a cuter baby owl, with or without a knit cap, this little guy/gal takes the prize for cuteness this Monday morn.
I am finding it hard to articulate my sheer delight at the existence of this fine tome– Encyclopedia of Exquisite by one Jessica Kerwin Jenkins so I shall allow the lovely Ms. Kerwin Jenkins to do so:
Each of the Encyclopedia‘s 100 entries points to a different way to be happy, whether that means wearing a top hat, eating a luscious pear, luxuriating in a bath full of warm milk, or keeping a singing cricket as a pet.
A perfect gift for a lady, an ephemera addict, history buff, design enthusiast or the like. I can not wait to open my copy up on Christmas morning hint, hint…