Today, I'm part of Amy's Blogger Crush Series...(I'm blushing) and just because I kept this interview for a month before I sent it back doesn't mean I'm lazy (I am)...it just takes me a while to get up my courage to write about me. And her questions were REALLY hard...Read it here today, on the wonderful Amy's, Old Sweet Song...
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
a total studio makeover
a brand new studio
a brand new space
a simple meal
stopping to smell the flowers
making important phone calls
making unimportant phone calls
answering important/unimportant emails
What are you thinking about?
*Hey. Pssst...Mother's Day Sale just because I love you: today until tuesday, may 5th at midnight take 25% off earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Write 25% MDAY in your email--pretty good huh? we'll even stamp her initials on our hangtag...even better. oxodeb
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Breakfast at our favorite spot, Five Leaves: a billowy bowl of homemade ricotta with chestnut honey, thyme and figs, like eating a delicious cloud.
Lunch: photoshoot with the Daily News at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (heeheehee--I'm going to be in the Daily News next Tuesday in an article about local artists inspired by the Cherry Blossoms!)....It was fantastic to be there by ourselves (closed on Mondays)..well, Martha Stewart Weddings was also there, doing a photoshoot under the cherry blossoms--see it back there?
Dinner: tired but obsessed by a recipe in the new issue of Saveur, balancing bags full of groceries and bonbons, got home and made it this way in 20 minutes--it will now be my new go-to recipe:
Next, Put some water on the fire with a little salt to blanche the dandelion greens-while water waits to boil, put a small saute pan on with a little olive oil, add about half a thinly (or not so thinly) sliced onion...saute until soft and golden. Now add cleaned dandelion greens to the now boiling water and blanche for a minute until bright green. Drain and immediately add to the pan with onions--sprinkle with a little salt, a crack of pepper, a dash of red pepper flakes and a squeeze of lemon. Serve on top of beans and drizzle your most excellent olive oil on top--it's that good.
oh! and thanks amy...
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Monday, April 27, 2009
I've been telling anyone who'll listen that I've been reading quotations...I think they've been helping me get over some invisible bump. Here are a few from some of the heavy hitters (aka visionaries) I found inspiring:
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Aesop, The Jay and the Peacock
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
I also loved another one on friendship that I cannot find now and can't remember who said it. It was something like: "A friend shouldn't be judged by the last conversation you had, but by your entire history with them". I love that.
Of course send more if you want... hope this week...it's a good one!
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Friday, April 24, 2009
Tomorrow I'll be back at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene once again, with more Cherry Blossom inspired pieces for the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens...will you come and see us? Let's hope for good weather!
(We'll be spending Saturdays at the Flea for the next few Saturdays up until May 16th! Don't forget Mother's Day is around the corner!)
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Down home news: last night we went up to my niece Emily's school to see her in her final play--she's a senior now. The set was so particularly beautiful on a pretty Spring night. I always get a little weepy when I see her because I feel so proud...she's there in the middle of the last one, raising a pretend glass of champagne...Yay Emily!!
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Happy Day After Earth Day. I am celebrating the week by reading Barbara Kingsolver's book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and feeling really motivated to do even better this year.
But I am celebrating today by sharing some wonderful work by three very sweet friends. Their love of nature is expressed so clearly and so beautifully and move me so deeply, always touched by their delicate handling and understanding of their subjects...here, trees...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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