Saturday, February 28, 2009

good old war

Good Old War - Weak Man

loving this song by good old war featuring anthony green

jen stark

my friend alec passed along this wonderful article showcasing beautiful works made from paper. paper being a relatively inexpensive material enables artists to create works large and small without costing a fortune. and with paper being easily accessible and its great opportunity to reuse and repurpose former paper products, it also becomes an eco-friendly choice. among the artists listed in this article i discovered this AMAZING young artist jen stark. check out her site here.

blueberry walnut pancakes

this morning i put on my little chef hat and created some lovely "rustic" pancakes (with the help of hungry jack). i doctored up the box recipe with a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, about a 1/3 c. of finely chopped walnuts and lots of blueberries. and let me tell you--they were delicious especially smothered in vermont maple syrup (none of that fake stuff allowed!)

Monday, February 23, 2009

fleet foxes, la blogotheque, and portland

last summer erich and i took a trip out to Portland, OR, and popped into Everyday Music on West Burnside St where i spotted the best poster i've ever seen. it happened to be of a band we recently saw back in Cambridge MA at the Middle East upstairs, the Fleet Foxes. it was one of the best shows i've ever been to. one of the employees at Everyday crafted this fine poster out of multiple posters so it was awesomely 3-D and begged the girl behind the counter for it. she said it was new but i could come back for it in a few weeks; unfortuately, i don't live in portland. we've seen the ff one other time since and they delivered once again. la blogotheque, an amazing french blog that films artists/musicians, produced this "take away show" of the fleets. enjoy!

Fleet Foxes - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

beautiful work by tim walker

i was introduced to photographer tim walker on oh joy and fell in love...


so here's the deal... i love bees and i love honey. i've been so excited to take this 9 week beekeeping course up in Topsfield MA but i never registered because i didn't think that the class could POSSIBLY fill up but it did. i am so sad and now i've been begging them to let me in. check out the site here

Monday, February 16, 2009

of montreal

Of Montreal ~ An Eluardian Instance (2008) Dir: Jesse Ewles from jesse ewles on Vimeo.

i got stopped as soon as i walked in the door to watch this...and wow, great video! enjoy.

oh, how i love anemones

these were from my valentine...i looooooooove the anemones! they are my favorite, that and peonies!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

for my paper tiger

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

jitterbug perfume and a cup of ginger

a long day calls for a hot cup of ginger tea and jitterbug perfume by tom robbins (the most wonderful gift from the most wonderful rose) on my orange tufted sofa with olive...ahhhhhh relaxing


irene suchocki's prints

Monday, February 9, 2009

yokoo's handmade

i've loved this artist's work all winter... i know most of us are thinking about spring but i can't help thinking about the warm, cozy garments the winter brings. to check out yokoo's etsy site, click here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

On "from under the cloche"

I've been asked, so what is your blog about? What is your focus? And to be honest, it's kind of about everything. Everything that inspires, whether it's an image, or a new recipe i've newly discovered, music, art, people, travels... there's no limits and no expectations. Let's just call this a work in progress, a practice- for those fellow yogi's out there you know what I mean.

from under the cloche was inspired by my own work and mission: (artwork coming soon)

I am interested in an examination of our material life by focusing on our environment and our surroundings. I am drawn to the natural, the found, and the hand-crafted; the subtle imperfections left from the mark of the hand become a poetic voice about time and care. I use repetition as a tool to draw attention to everyday things and reiterate the beauty that they quietly address. I dig for rocks, hunt through old family treasures, recycle materials, collect cast- offs, and acquire hairs from my own head to use in the creation of these works. These collections are tangible links to my interests and from them, I explore the poetic whispers about life's temporal cycles.

My work recognizes the quiet mundane objects that beg for our attention, as well as their nostalgic subliminal voice. It is within these sentiments that I create sculptural vignettes that invite the viewer to recognize the elusive, ephemeral, and lyrical nature of the everyday. Each delineation of materiality within these works deals with its own set of issues, whether formal or accidental, intangible or whimsical, the underlying unity within all the work is the play between balance and delicacy, tension and absurdity.

Monday, February 2, 2009

sparkle motion

i needed a little sparkle to brighten up this gloom in my day. and oh, how i love disco balls!!! i've always dreamt of owning a large antique one and just having it hang out on the living room floor...i got this idea about 5 years ago when i lived out on block island ; there's a coffee shop there named Juice n' Java that houses an AMAZING vintage disco ball.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

great song/ great video by oren lavie

Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie via Le Territoire des Sens

i especially love the shirt bird and the sock fishes!

to inspire...

when we get out of the glass bottles of our ego,
and when we escape like squirrels turning in the
cages of our personality
and get into the forests again,
we shall shiver with cold and fright
but things will happen to us
so that we don't know ourselves.

cool, unlying life will rush in,
and passion will make our bodies taut with power,
we shall stamp our feet with new power
and old things will fall down, 
we shall laugh, and institutions will curl up like 
burnt paper.

-d. h. lawrence