Art

Things I Love Thursday: Catching My Eye

Today’s TILT post is going to be rather a mishmash of things that are making my heart beat a little faster this week. Last night the photo above of the Crescent Hotel in Beverly Hills stopped me in my tracks. I’m so completely in love with the hummingbird painting/print above the bed – such an […]


Things I Love Thursday: Chihuly

Well, I missed doing my TILT post last week, and almost missed it again this week.  Of course, with my birthday celebrations, my schedule is a little bit in an uproar, but I decided it was important to get this post in this week.  I’ve been having a lot of fun for my birthday and […]


Decorating with Books

Recently I decided that I really needed to get over and start dealing with my storage unit before someone calls Hoarders and blows the whistle.  I’ve been meaning to go through everything there and start getting rid of as much as I can.  I mean, it’s been in storage for years so the majority of […]


Reading My Heart Out

So I’ve been busy.  Seriously busy.  I’ve been reading my little heart out and loving every minute of it.  I thought I’d share some reviews of what I’ve read recently and since the book I just finished on Sunday is still on my mind, I’ll start with it.  I’ve mentioned before that I belong to […]


Decorating with Quilts

I’m still on my decorating kick, if you couldn’t tell.  It’s spring, I’ve been watching a lot of HGTV and looking at a lot of design blogs…so I’m nesting.  One of the things that is so important to me in decorating our home is incorporating my creative side.  I create, and I have a love […]


Five Years

On Friday morning I came downstairs to find not one, but two vases of roses from Eric.  We were celebrating our five year wedding anniversary, and I couldn’t believe all the roses!  They were stunning!  He also had a sweet sweet card for me as well. We decided to celebrate our day by going out […]


Deep Ellum Photowalk

A couple of weekends ago, a friend and I met down in Deep Ellum for a photowalk.  It was a good chance for me to practice a bit with my camera, enjoy her company, and get in some exercise.  Win-win-win!  I was really looking forward to shooting down in this area of town because I’d missed […]


More Artful Readings

Time for more book reviews.  I am seriously shocked that I’ve finished three books so far this year, and it’s still January!  Of course, two of them were started last year, but still.   First up is The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber.  This was the selection for the Artful Readings book club I belong […]


Verge

It’s a strange limbo I’m in currently. After two years and fourteen days, I’ve finished my coursework at school. I’ve earned six certifications and am only waiting to hear from PMI to schedule my last one. So, I’m done but yet not done. It’s a weird place to be in. I feel some of the […]


Four Years

Each year, the beginning of spring brings with it Easter, warmer weather, everything blooming and mine and Eric’s wedding anniversary. This year marks our fourth anniversary, and according to the list of traditional anniversaries the fourth anniversary is the fruit and flowers anniversary. I’ve attempted to find a gift for Eric each year that holds […]


The Art of the Chair

I know I’ve mentioned before that I attend a book club at one of the local art museums. What I love about the program is that the books often are selected based on having some tie to art and particularly to the current exhibition. A couple of years ago, we read the book One Vacant […]


The Last of Summer

Although my thoughts, and the weather, have already turned to fall I thought I should probably wrap up my Miami posts (since I am a total slacker and still telling you about the trip we took in JULY). So, here are our last two days. On Saturday, which was also 4th of July, we went […]


South Beach

I am so far behind on posting on the blog. But, I am trying to catch up! You may remember that over fourth of July weekend Eric and I went to Florida for a little vacation? I blogged about visiting Little Havana in this post. I thought I’d post some more photos before it was […]


Random Tuesday Thoughts

      On several of the blogs I read, I’ve noticed that there has been an interest in creating a gallery wall to showcase photos and/or art. I wanted to share our gallery wall with you too. When Eric and I first got married and moved into this house, we came to a bit […]


Chameleon

Ok, so I’ve been thinking lately (never a good thing, probably). In my mental wanderings two things have come to my attention. 1) I cannot stand misspellings (typos we all make, granted) and 2) I need to be selective in what I choose to read. So, as far as the misspellings go, Blue-Eyed Bride already […]


An Artful Display

Last week I had a wonderful opportunity. My friend, Jennifer, called and invited me to come to an open house that she was taking part in along with several other artists and interior designers. There were beautiful things to buy as far as the eye could see. Every room was filled with such exquisite treasures. […]


Black & White

Although the black and white trend seems to be prevalent in fashion right now, at least in my locale, the graphic beauty of its contrast is always in style. The painting above is Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 71 by Motherwell. This was painted in the 1950s, and it is still just as compelling […]