Thursday, May 17, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Museum of Modern Art

We went to the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim last month and came back with our heads brimming with ideas and inspiration from all the wonderful art we saw.

This charm bracelet was inspired by Paul Gauguin's "Still Life with Three Puppies". We found some vintage flocked puppy charms that we thought were just perfect for our project:

We used colors pulled from the palette of Salvador Dali's 1931 painting "The Persistence of Memory". The melting clocks in the painting are so iconic and we loved the colors he used:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Occupy What???

My daughter and I were in New York City last month and saw this as we were about to cross the street:

I think it makes a lot more sense than the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Dog Ate My Homework

It actually DOES happen sometimes:

Bon Appetit LeeLee. :(

Yeah okay, keep ignoring us.....
Oh great - is that a snow boot? Are YOU the one who chewed off the zipper? We're pretty sure you are.

Ah - sleeping after all that effort.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Reelentless

After years of taking fishing charters run by others, we decided with my husband's love of fishing and our family's love of fish, we needed our own boat. He's been dreaming of this for years and we just got this one a couple of weeks ago. She's even got a little head and galley which pleases me and she is very comfortable to sleep in. What I like most is the heater and the fact that the cover keeps you out of the weather. Even in the middle of Summer it can get really cold out on the water and it rains - a lot.

The Reelentless. Here she is in her slip at Valdez, Alaska.
She will be roaming the icy waters of Prince William Sound this summer as we fish for halibut, salmon, red snapper and ling cod.

Here's a photo of a rainbow I took out the boat's window. It was cold and misty when we started out and the sea was a bit rough. We ducked into a cove and caught three halibut and went back to port. It's a good thing because the ocean's swells were getting a bit bigger and I was feeling a bit green around the gills.
We got to see otters and porpoises - but they were being shy and I could not get photos.

A view of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline snaking its way up the mountainside - taken while driving back to North Pole after our fishing trip last weekend:

It runs 800 miles from the harbor town of Valdez to the North Slope oil fields at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Goodnight Moon

We've loved this wonderful children's book for many years. This is a collection of vintage and handmade items available on Etsy that we have chosen to represent the illustrations in Margaret Wise Brown's classic story.