What we picked up at the Warrenton Antique Fair this weekend. It was the second to last day, but we managed to find some gems!
Photos from our trip to Washington and Oregon over Christmas. We stopped by Multnomah Falls after picking up our rental car. It’s a special place for us both. My first time here was around 5th grade, when I was visiting my mom’s side. I think it may have been the first time I’d ever seen a waterfall. And for BJ, it was a stop on the way to California or Oregon to see relatives. He also is a huge fan of their hot chocolate, but the cafe was closed Christmas day. I wonder if our younger selves crossed paths.
My summer break flew by and it’ll be over in a few days. Can’t believe it. Besides working on the store, and lesson-planning for school, I’ve been carving out time for personal projects. I’m not pleased with most of it, but it’s felt great to test things out and begin routines—to return to the habit of creating. Ideally, the creative misses will eventually lead to hits.
I also took my first dance class, in modern dance, at the Houston Metropolitan Dance center. Although I was nervous, my love for SYTYCD carried me through. Who knew pointing your toes could be so hard?!
Summer has also given BJ and I time to explore more of Houston—many for the first time. Last week, we stopped by the Central Library, got our cards, and checked out as many books as we could carry. We finally walked to the Sicardi Gallery literally around the corner from us. We enjoyed the shrimp egg rolls and lobster with our family at Tay Do restaurant. But we also stopped by old stand-bys: the Menil, where I got a little teary to see the same guard who was on duty in 2009 at the Twombly Gallery when BJ proposed; beating the lines with an early dinner at Tiger Den, where we tried the pandan custard donuts; and pizza and my favorite fries at Kenneally’s Pub.
If you have some time, this video is worth watching, especially if you love Linklater and the Before Sunset, Sunrise, Midnight movies.
What will survive of us is love. – Philip Larkin
Film photos and an interview from my studio visit with ceramist, Angel Oloshove, on M&S’s blog here.
Last month in Grand Rapids, Michican, quietly wandering around the Calder sculpture, La Grande Vitesse. We were pretty stoked to have the entire plaza to ourselves.
Favorite looks from Rachel Comey’s Resort 2015 collection. I’m all for the loose (especially the pants), but still put together looks. And I love how they used the store, mid build out, as the backdrop.
For my second test of these tiny pieces (still unnamed) I used a rougher textured clay. Dreaming of a wall covered with these?