Friday, September 19, 2008

A Reminder That The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

Just shedding a quick moody tear listening to Alecia Nugent sing Paper & Pen...

First Verse:

There’s a letter in a shoe box in a dresser she keeps locked.
But she’s never read it all the way through.
It was the last one he wrote her, she was sure it was over
from all that he told her in the first line or two.
He said times are hard know, got some things left to sort out
And a man and his freedom don’t easily part.
That’s were she stopped reading, her soul was bleeding.
So she chose her weapon and went for his heart.

Chorus:

With paper & pen she got her last word in
I never loved you was lie she wrote him.
He couldn’t believe the reply he’d received.
What sad tragedy for good love to end.
Ah who needs a knife when you can
take someone’s life with Paper & Pen.
Ah who needs a knife when you can
take someone’s life with Paper & Pen.

Second Verse:

Well, they say he went crazy. In just a few days,
he got on the bottle and went out of his mind.
To this day, she don’t know in the letter that he wrote,
He asked for her hand in the very last line.

Pirate's Day Post, Matey

The Mere Mortal Classic Messenger Bag safely ships your portables, matey.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Weeping Pond

Liza Corbett's ink and watercolor on board creation titled Weeping Pond.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Reliquary :: A Queen's Games


One of several reliquaries by Karen's Whimsy.

More Than Off-The-Shoulder

For a limited time, Character Constructions wood-stamps are 50% off!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Girl Goes Crazy For Louis XIV Bibliotheque

Really I do!



But getting to Amsterdam is the least of my worries with this Sotheby's auction -- the auction estimate is 30,000—50,000 EUR.

Measurements: 258cm. high, 161cm. wide, 51cm. deep.

Description: the arched top above two conforming doors, with elaborate foliate engraved brass inlay, banding and cornices sides similarly inlaid with geometrical banding, set with finely cast foliate gilt-bronze mounts and base moulding, doors now glazed

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Devo Hats For Your Walls


Actually, they are 1950s Art Deco Step Design Red Sconces.

Why Just Wear A Barrette When You Can Wear A Fascinator!


The Strange Fruit collection of fascinators by Pulp Tart is an offshoot of the noir fascinators & features jeweled fruit with molded copper leaves -- netting is an optional extra (and you're worth it!)

Felines Extraordinaire: Carole Lombard & Black Cat


There's just one word for this 1933 vintage glamour portrait of Carole Lombard & cat: Wow.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Fungi Forest



SWIGG's fungi forest made of individual sculptures, like this orange one. They're supposed to be kids' toys... But I'd love a this kind of fungi forest on my kitchen windowsill.

Drawing Blanks


These blank girl panels make me draw anything but a blank idea-wise; but she's sold out. Keep your eye on her store; maybe they'll return.

Color In The Lines

This Crayon Tinting How-To is inspiring!

"Being underground was no fun so he came back above to find some love."

El Jardin de Maria Julia

Just when I start to drag my boxes of fabric & supplies out for The Fall -- the fall when I will re-teach myself to sew -- I see this dress. It's so pretty, I'm slack-jawed.


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Delightful, Disarming Art

The whimsical, breath-taking works of Marie Ducaté. (Thanks to Marc for emailing me link!)









The little figures remind me of those made by Camille Claudel -- in the movie, anyway (where they show her that cave-like insane part near the end) I don't think I've ever seen the real works.

...Now I'll have to look for those.

Who Knew A Chemistry Film Still Could Make Me Say "Be Still My Heart"


The Hagley says that this is a still from 1941's A New World Through Chemistry:

Typed caption: "Scene from the du Pont educational motion picture, 'A New World Through Chemistry.' Everything shown is from the chemical laboratory: rayon negligee, upholstery, drapery, curtains, rug, and lampshades; Lucite plastic furniture, Luctue and nylon toiletware, and synthetic dyes."
I want every single thing shown; but would settle for the Lucite vanity and the lingerie.