sunday shelf – "series"


A “series” of books has always been a part of my world as well as my sons.  Although they are older, these books still remain on the shelf.  Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, The Hardy boys, and other series of fortunate and unfortunate events which have provided a great source of wonder and immediate escape.  A collection of swiss army knives given by my husband to the boys, you know how most boys are about toys.  They are on a shelf up high and are part of a series too.

So, tell me, do you have a series of items or books on your Sunday shelf?

sunday shelf – "series"


A “series” of books has always been a part of my world as well as my sons.  Although they are older, these books still remain on the shelf.  Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, The Hardy boys, and other series of fortunate and unfortunate events which have provided a great source of wonder and immediate escape.  A collection of swiss army knives given by my husband to the boys, you know how most boys are about toys.  They are on a shelf up high and are part of a series too.

So, tell me, do you have a series of items or books on your Sunday shelf?

Royal Poverty, "Grey Gardens"

Tonight, at 8 PM, HBO will show “Grey Gardens” and I know many of you cannot wait to see the sets, and the acting of Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore.  As much as I am fascinated by Big and Little Edie, I know a huge part of me wishes that there would have been some sort of rescue remedy for them, but then again, these are the things that make stories, and even movies.  
Life is so precious for each and every one of us and I shudder to think that they could not have been helped.  American Royals, mother and daughter, living in East Hampton, in isolation, in total squalor, with all those cats.  I know of so many people with stories of neighbors living life in very much a similar fashion and being content.  It seems that there is little that can provide the service to help these people.  Many choose this life, but then again, many are mentally ill and truly need help yet often their own family cannot intervene or provide the strength to care.
 
Will you be watching?  Does anyone living near you live like that?  Have you tried to help them?  Does social services know?  Do they care?  Are they utterly happy sleeping in fur?

Royal Poverty, "Grey Gardens"

Tonight, at 8 PM, HBO will show “Grey Gardens” and I know many of you cannot wait to see the sets, and the acting of Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore.  As much as I am fascinated by Big and Little Edie, I know a huge part of me wishes that there would have been some sort of rescue remedy for them, but then again, these are the things that make stories, and even movies.  
Life is so precious for each and every one of us and I shudder to think that they could not have been helped.  American Royals, mother and daughter, living in East Hampton, in isolation, in total squalor, with all those cats.  I know of so many people with stories of neighbors living life in very much a similar fashion and being content.  It seems that there is little that can provide the service to help these people.  Many choose this life, but then again, many are mentally ill and truly need help yet often their own family cannot intervene or provide the strength to care.
 
Will you be watching?  Does anyone living near you live like that?  Have you tried to help them?  Does social services know?  Do they care?  Are they utterly happy sleeping in fur?

fab friday – "best face forward"

Today is fab friday (blame it all on Seleta) and it is all “about face” – I did this portrait several years ago of my son.  Fond memories of the ferry ride to Block Island and always coming home with a new cap or a t-shirt.  Idyllic days spent riding bikes, sleeping late, walks on the beach, eating clam chowder, lobster, Payne’s Dock doughnuts, flying kites, skipping rocks, meeting friends, and just slowing down our pace and enjoying a simple life.  
There is something special about the ferry – the lull of the engine, the waves, and the salty air.
It is a treat for all senses.  In this portrait, I think I captured the happiness of my son and how much it meant  – to him to go to Block Island.
  
I would love to capture a face for you in a portrait.  Simply leave me a comment and I will randomly select (through random number selector) a winner.  I think part of why I love capturing  a face is the emotion.  The winner will be contacted and asked to e-mail me a favorite photo of their favorite face.  There is also something very soothing about working in prismacolor pencils.   Although this style is more realistic, I enjoy a variety of styles along with many faces. Do you have a favorite (one) face that you would like for me to capture in a portrait? 
(Comments entered by Sunday, April 19th til mid-night -Eastern Standard Time.)
Winner announced Monday here!)

fab friday – "best face forward"

Today is fab friday (blame it all on Seleta) and it is all “about face” – I did this portrait several years ago of my son.  Fond memories of the ferry ride to Block Island and always coming home with a new cap or a t-shirt.  Idyllic days spent riding bikes, sleeping late, walks on the beach, eating clam chowder, lobster, Payne’s Dock doughnuts, flying kites, skipping rocks, meeting friends, and just slowing down our pace and enjoying a simple life.  
There is something special about the ferry – the lull of the engine, the waves, and the salty air.
It is a treat for all senses.  In this portrait, I think I captured the happiness of my son and how much it meant  – to him to go to Block Island.
  
I would love to capture a face for you in a portrait.  Simply leave me a comment and I will randomly select (through random number selector) a winner.  I think part of why I love capturing  a face is the emotion.  The winner will be contacted and asked to e-mail me a favorite photo of their favorite face.  There is also something very soothing about working in prismacolor pencils.   Although this style is more realistic, I enjoy a variety of styles along with many faces. Do you have a favorite (one) face that you would like for me to capture in a portrait? 
(Comments entered by Sunday, April 19th til mid-night -Eastern Standard Time.)
Winner announced Monday here!)

pillow talk

Spotted these pillows in the city the other day.
Suddenly – I feel inspired to add a few to my home.  
Just love the mix of fabrics, and play of patterns.  
Metallic leather shapes stitched on a linen pillow shine brightly.  
Again, the mix of fabrics seemed to call me out to come up and take a gander.
How about a pillow fight with these or some pillow talk? 

pillow talk

Spotted these pillows in the city the other day.
Suddenly – I feel inspired to add a few to my home.  
Just love the mix of fabrics, and play of patterns.  
Metallic leather shapes stitched on a linen pillow shine brightly.  
Again, the mix of fabrics seemed to call me out to come up and take a gander.
How about a pillow fight with these or some pillow talk? 

good bones, great pieces

pve design illustration for “good bones great pieces” mother, daughter team
I have long admired mothers and daughters with “good bones” if you will, the one’s that are always dressed with something stylishly chic, sporting great pieces. Certain great dames come to mind, “Estee and Erin Lauder” and then these fine ladies come to mind.  
the “good bones great pieces” team,  scoring a “toulouse” at an estate sale
Meet a mother daughter team full of tips, ideas and information to help you with finding great pieces for your wardrobe or your home.  These ladies have an innate sense for great style.
pve design illustration for “good bones great pieces” – click on “background”
A colorful lamp, a stylish sofa, a framed collection, a table, a pillow, a starburst mirror and soon you are on your way to a home full of good bones and great pieces to love and cherish.
A stylish room set to shine with objects, styled and found by “good bones great pieces”
The stamina to search for objects, to “eye” something and immediately see it fitting in and complimenting a home or a person is an art.   Placement is also key to giving each item a moment to shine.
 
Scouting for items, attending auctions, thrift shops, and trade shows all add to their expertise of bringing you great details that truly make the difference.  Seeing the value in a table that is weathered, worn and just needs a fresh coat of paint and some “tlc” are what it takes to transform and breathe new life into a piece.
the “sartorialist” snaps the daughter on the streets in New York
Pop over, leave a comment, tell them what you are looking for and trust me they will find just the right piece, with good bones.  These ladies ooze style.  We could all benefit from a little “oozing” – every now and then.

good bones, great pieces

pve design illustration for “good bones great pieces” mother, daughter team
I have long admired mothers and daughters with “good bones” if you will, the one’s that are always dressed with something stylishly chic, sporting great pieces. Certain great dames come to mind, “Estee and Erin Lauder” and then these fine ladies come to mind.  
the “good bones great pieces” team,  scoring a “toulouse” at an estate sale
Meet a mother daughter team full of tips, ideas and information to help you with finding great pieces for your wardrobe or your home.  These ladies have an innate sense for great style.
pve design illustration for “good bones great pieces” – click on “background”
A colorful lamp, a stylish sofa, a framed collection, a table, a pillow, a starburst mirror and soon you are on your way to a home full of good bones and great pieces to love and cherish.
A stylish room set to shine with objects, styled and found by “good bones great pieces”
The stamina to search for objects, to “eye” something and immediately see it fitting in and complimenting a home or a person is an art.   Placement is also key to giving each item a moment to shine.
 
Scouting for items, attending auctions, thrift shops, and trade shows all add to their expertise of bringing you great details that truly make the difference.  Seeing the value in a table that is weathered, worn and just needs a fresh coat of paint and some “tlc” are what it takes to transform and breathe new life into a piece.
the “sartorialist” snaps the daughter on the streets in New York
Pop over, leave a comment, tell them what you are looking for and trust me they will find just the right piece, with good bones.  These ladies ooze style.  We could all benefit from a little “oozing” – every now and then.