July 29, 2012

Alexis BITTAR Bangles



I realize I am about two seasons behind here, but I just cannot take my eyes off of the Alexis Bittar gold lucite bangle.

Image source: alexisbittar.com

July 11, 2012

Woodland CAKE by Duff/Charm City Cakes

What a fantastic and  winsome combination of color and form in this forest-themed folk art-like cake.

Image source: vincent.lupo for charmcitycakes

July 2, 2012

ON QUIET by Tim Kreider

MANY NON-ARTISTS THINK THAT IF ONE IS NOT CONSTANTLY BUSY OR PRODUCTIVE, THAT ONE IS LAZY OR NOT CREATING VALUE.  IN ORDER FOR AN ARTIST TO BE PRODUCTIVE, THEY MUST HAVE A LACK OF BUSY:

"The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done."

Tim Kreider of from the article, "The 'Busy' Trap" in the NYTimes.