by the way

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.
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.


Flying: feathers, planes, biscuits...

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.