BLACK GLITTER AND FLUORESCENT PINK
I've been working with printmaker Meg Turner at Louisiana Artworks to produce a new screen print series. It's been really fun! The photograph is not doing the black glitter justice at all. It's really something! I had a good bit of experience in printmaking from college and graduate school but had never made these in particular. I did forget how labor intensive printmaking can be. Lots of prep time and plenty of room for my non-exacting nature to show. Thank goodness for the exacting nature of Meg. I think I'm gonna be keeping a pair of these for myself. Just thought I would give everyone a peek.
ANOTHER FABULOUS APP!
These are just a few of the fun pictures I took yesterday....not in 1970. These are from app for the iphone that I recently discovered. It's called Hipstamatic and operates like an old camera. The Hipstamatic was a real camera that has been revived and is catching on again. There are about five different lenses and flashes that you can use with two different types of film. The possibilities are endless. It'll cost you a dollar ninety-nine but I promise it's worth it!
3 DAYS OF BEING DOWN
I hurt my lower back trying to lift the porcelain lid off the back of my studio toilet that was covered in magazines. (So Glamorous!) That took about three days to heal. Then just when I was back on track and feeling great, I dropped my keys and all hell broke loose. It was a much worse injury than the first and left me with nothing to do but get in the bed. At first it was bothersome but then I got really used to it. I had several visitors that brought me necessities (I know-it was nice)....I've never really been stuck in bed when I didn't have a cold or something terrible. The spring weather was nice so I had all of the windows open and managed to eat and entire bag of Milano cookies. I'm not hoping that it happens again, I'm just saying laying in bed ain't so bad!
I REMEMBER WHEN JELLIES WERE COOL
They say that if you are old enough to wear a trend for the second time...you just shouldn't do it. Normally, I would agree but these were just too perfect. Clear jellies match with everything. I wore them to a baby shower with a purple linen dress and they were so cute. A little more sun on the winter legs wouldn't have hurt! Anyway, this is my fifth pair of Melissa flats. They are scented and have some special patent on their plastic infused with fabric. They run a little big so I'm a Bigfooted size 11 and I fit into the 10s. Try some!
DON'T SAY IT CAME FROM ME, BUT.....
This is the best GIN ever! That's all I have to say about that. Great for a warm weather drink.
Too funny, on the same day I wrote the Hendrick's post, I stopped to try and early dinner at A Mano --where they used the same gin in a cocktail. Of course I ordered it! I ordered two and now I want to re-create the Chinnoto at my house. The waitress said Amaro is easy to get from a specialty liquor store. Check out A Mano too--it's the new Adolfo Garcia restaurant on Tchoupitoulas in the CBD. I really enjoyed it.
LOOK OUT MARC JACOBS....
My cute friend Jonathan Wells came by (he's in the picture above) my studio for a visit last week. After talking for a bit, he confessed that he had bought, virtually a vault of women's clothing from an estate sale in Meridian, MS and had the bulk of the pieces in his car. Eileen and I were like..."you better bring that stuff inside...like now!" About an hour later we had dissected boxes upon boxes of the cutest dresses from the sixties that you have ever seen. It was like stepping back in time. The bulk of the collection was from a mother who saved she and her daughter's clothes in the attic for all of these years. I was partial to the polyester, it was really made to forgive back then and has a great stretch and thickness. Jonathan wanted to know which vintage clothing store might be the most interested as he had over 100 dresses. My mind was racing and I was still wearing some double-knit when the light bulb went off. I proposed that he let me call some interested girlfriends and give them a chance to buy some of the findings before taking them elsewhere. He was game and a party was born. Word spread fast and my friend Gogo took my advice and got there sharply at 3pm. She is very petite and managed to clean up on the smallest sizes! Being a vintage clothing wearer herself, she was on the case. Everyone managed to find something and the clothes just magically came back to like. My other friend Ashley Schumacher got lucky on quite a few dresses..it was as if they were made for her. (She's the blond in the top three pictures) It was over by six and the boxes were almost empty. Jonathan had a smile on his face, I had a blast, and those clothes are going to be out and about. He just emailed me last night that he has more and winter clothes too so I guess we'll be having another little get together soon!
RAIN OR SHINE...preferably RAIN
Have you ever seen a better looking bunch of galoshes? The first three are by Chanel and the black crocs are by Jimmy Choo for Hunter. I have a pair of Tori Burch rain boots that are pretty smart but I don't think one just one pair of galoshes is enough for this subtropical climate. I managed to get out of there (Saks at Canal Place) without buying them but I'm sure thinking about it!