My First Drawing

I'm taking a Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain class. The other day I drew my own hand:

It was a major breakthrough for me. I'm very proud of it.


What I'm into:

Chinoiserie wallpaper

from de Gournay

Wallpaper by Florence Broadhurst

from Walnut Wallpaper

Anything from Shine Studios


Photo Friday

Ruby and I had a great walk today. It was so moody out - the light rain and grey skies made the colors of the plants really stand out.


New Favorite Song

by Bright Eyes

"Lime Tree"

I keep floating down the river but the ocean never comes
Since the operation I heard you're breathing just for one
Now everything is imaginary, especially what you love
You left another message said it's done,
It's done

When I hear beautiful music it's always from another time
Old friends I never visit, I remember what they're like
Standing on a doorstep full of nervous butterflies
Waiting to be asked to come inside
Just come inside

But I keep going out
I can't sleep next to a stranger when I'm coming down
It's 8 a.m. my heart is beating too loud
Too loud
Don't be so amazing or I'll miss you too much
I felt something that I had never touched

Everything gets smaller now the further that I go
Towards the mouth and the reunion of the Known and the Unknown
Consider yourself lucky if you think of it as home
You can move mountains with your misery if you don't
If you don't

It comes to me in fragments, even those still split in two
Under the leaves of that old Lime Tree I stood examining the fruit
Some were ripe and some were rotten, I felt nauseous with the truth
There will never be a time more opportune

So I just won't be late
The window closes, shock rolls over in a tidal wave
And all the color drains out of the frame
So pleased with a daydream that now living is no good
I took off my shoes and walked into the woods
I felt lost and found with every step I took



Ruby and I found this flower last week, it's a Dogwood Blossom.

I meant to go back to that tree and photograph a blossom right at its peak of perfection.

I forgot and now they're a little past their prime. Still gorgeous though.

Dogwood's are my new favorite tree.

Cool Things In My World

Getting better at crochet in order to make an updated Granny Square afgan

photo from Purl

My new Neutra house numbers from Design Within Reach

This idea from Cottage Living mag

This book: Simple Sewing With A French Twist


Photo Friday


Couldn't wait for Photo Friday

to post this beautiful tulip


How Strange

I'm compelled to purchase this:

From Spicy Brown.

Photo Friday

Longtime readers will remember this debacle. Here's my own damn maple blossom photograph.



this shot taken by my sister-in-law, Dre. Love it.

She's such a bad-ass:

Fuschia Explosion

There are Rhodies all over the place in Seattle, it being the Wasington state flower and all. But I was blown away by the color of this one bush:

It was like fuschia exploded.


Photo Friday