What's new in my world? It's time to balance the scale. Life is getting in the way of dishes. I've got the whole rinse-and-stack method down pat... now they patiently wait in the sink for actual washing. Mail sorting? Not happening. Phone calls returned? Almost, but not quite. I haven't watered the plants in a week. Three of my last five dinners have centered around popcorn and pretzels. The good news: I still have clean under ware.
For those of you who are interested in seeing some of the work from the Chicago International Poster Biennial that I referenced in an earlier post, I now have a link to a slide show the winners' work. Some of my favorites include the works by: Farhad Fozouni, Tomasz Boguslawski, Emek, Christian Helms, Mehdi Saeedi, and Iman Safael.
Last week I posted a few new necklaces to my shop, including the one shown above. I recently acquired large spools of recycled leather and have had some fun playing with it. I used it to make the little metallic tabs for this necklace, and plan on using it to make some bracelets as well. I love the colors of this feather, and somehow found myself thinking of The Island of the Blue Dolphins when I made this necklace. Anyone have this on their school reading list? It's funny the things that stick in your mind... I read that book nearly 20 years ago, but I still remember how Karana makes a skirt out of cormorant feathers at the very end before she leaves the island.
I flew to Atlanta this past weekend for work. The weather was beautiful and I was working in the Virginia Highland district, which is a really cool spot. If you are ever in Atlanta, I recommend you visit this area. While there, I wandered into a shop called Bella Cucina where they had old french magazine pages strung from the ceiling like banners. I bought one that has a beautiful painting of geishas stringing calandars (?) to a tree. I'll have to find out for sure. Another thing I would recommend if you are going to be in Atlanta, is to go to The Flying Biscuit Cafe and order the fried green tomato BLT sandwich.