Here’s something …

I’ve been noodling around the discover function of WordPress today, and this little beauty of a post made my day.  Just the kind of thing for Little Friday Eve, so I thought I’d share.

 

Jess and Graham’s aging Rhodesian Ridgeback, Bromley, has been a difficult dog to get close to: “she’s a miserable, loveless creature with no need to please anyone.” But after a bone cancer scare, they finally figure out how to love her.

via What We Don’t Eat — Discover

Inspiring on Every Level

From Completely Cauchy, this.  Presented without comment because none is needed.  She is one of my favorite human beings in the world.

…is a 1934 poem by William Carlos Williams, a sweet love note about some quasi-stolen plums (jump to 49:43 for a funny TAL bit spoofing it). It reminds you of the little things we do to each other without apology knowing we may hurt each other in ways big and small. And it’s the working […]

via this is just to say… — completely cauchy.

Home Planning

It’s been three months in my new place … but you wouldn’t know it to look at the amount of boxes that are still strewn around.  My old apartment doesn’t work in my new home — the furniture is wrong and the rooms are much bigger (or taller, at least – 20ft. ceilings sound good in theory, but in practice … it can seem cavernous).  Pinterest is no help, because I don’t have an extra $82,000 burning a hole in my pocket to buy any of the furniture there, nor do I have access to my own woodshop and paint studio to do any of those DIY projects.  Still, I’m hooked.  Between Pinterest and Justina Blakeney, I’m down one rabbit hole of beauty after the other!

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This, above,  from Stephen di Donato, is my biggest inspiration.  Completely impractical (Russell Jenkins + Peanutbutter = no white couches.  Ever.)  Justina Blakeney’s pillows, and that blue couch, though, might just solve all my problems.  Click on any of the images to go to her site.  You won’t be sorry!!

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My Atom is Your Atom

For, every atom belonging to me, as good belongs to you. — Walt Whitman

I’ve been working on a piece of writing for a presentation at an upcoming branding conference.  I’m still working it out, but the presentation is going to be about witness marks.  Typically, these marks are made by a repair or crafts-person so that the next repair- or crafts-person who comes along will know that a particular piece of equipment goes in a particular space.  Largely they’re used in things like automotive manufacturing and in clockworks.  And, they can be accidental, or caused by the natural wear that comes with use.  The words “witness mark” make me feel … I don’t know? Nostalgic?  A little melancholy?  I’m not exactly sure how to name that feeling.   There is something about the idea of there being a physical, tangible trace of the hands that were there first that gives me goosebumps.

Anyway, I’m working on writing that presentation (but not very hard since the deadline is weeks away) and in looking for good source and reference material, I keep finding myself falling down internet rabbit hole after internet rabbit hole.  The good news is since the deadline is a ways out, I can spend some time exploring before I really get down to work.  The fruits of today’s exploration can be found here.

I don’t know why, but I found myself more than a little misty-eyed as I watched several of the videos.  Maybe it was the surprise at finding they weren’t the hokey cheese-fest I’d expected. Maybe I forgot how I loved Walt Whitman when I was younger.  Maybe (just maaaaaaaaaayyyyybe) I miss the south a little, teeny, tiny bit.

Probably all three.

 

 

 

Weaving

It’s never been my thing.  I tried.  I even bought a floor loom.  It’s the set-up that gets me.

And yet …

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Isn’t this beautiful?  (Photograph by Mimi Jung).  It’s the work of Mimi Jung, an artist at work in New York.  Though, I’m not sure what she means when she says her work is hard to explain to Lyft drivers …  (she really could have picked a less classist way of saying that she has difficulty articulating how complex her work is, instead of intimating that us regular Joes are too dumb to get it),  it is beautiful stuff.  Read about it here.

Be Still My Weird Heart

Because this:

Tourism Ireland managed to thread the history of Westeros into another legend—that of the Bayeux Tapestry. In a follow-up to its famous “Doors of Thrones” project, Publicis London created a remarkable tapestry depicting the many twisted plot lines of GoT’s first six seasons. At 77 meters, or more than 250 feet, it’s even longer than the the 70-meter Bayeux, which was created in the 11th century to document the events that led to the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman conquest of England.

Here’s the teaser video:

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And, some images from the tapestry:

 

Read all about it here.

Here’s Something

Via swissmiss.   I love this list of questions — not just for interviews, either.

 

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Just a thought for Monday.   I’m on the hunt today for a new iron — a good one, but not the $150.00 Oliso Pro (even though I can only imagine how that bad boy could put a flattening on some fat quarters).  Hoping to finish 4 quilt tops this week — 2 dominos, and 2 St. George’s crosses.  But, I need that iron, boy howdy!  Have a great week!