Saturday, June 27, 2015

Thinking of Erasmus

If I have money I buy books.  If I have any left over, I buy food and clothes.

I'm thinking of good ol' Erasmus today.  I have time to go to either the library or the grocery store, but not both.  I've opted for the library....

Weekly Round Up

A couple of weeks are being "rounded up" all at once here.....

While the ladies had a tea party….

… the gentlemen watched the kiddos.  Thanks, Ann, for a lovely Sunday afternoon!

I started drying some herbs and rose petals.  This is not the correct, official, typical way to dry these herbs.  But this is the way I have time for!  We’ll see how it works.

... I took my first pottery class.  I'm in love!  It was so much fun!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


"Every man dies — not every man really lives."
-- William Ross Wallace

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cleaning Ephemera

ephemera: items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, especially pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc.

I found this when cleaning and I haven't the daftest idea what it is.  

A map of.....?  Plans for....?
I saved it so it must be important.....

Any ideas, clever and creative readers?

Street Art from Trash

This guy is pretty amazing:

Here's an article with a photo gallery.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quotables: Art

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
-- Claude Monet

Whenever I think of Monet, I think of my Mom.  In 2013 my sister Rachel and I took my mom to Europe.  One of the top items on her list was to see Monet's garden at Giverny, outside of Paris.  We spent a lovely morning amid his flowers, and Mom said the whole trip was worth it just for that experience.  Love you, Mom!  (Rachel, you're pretty awesome, too!)