Sunday, March 30, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Peter and David

Last night G and I watched Suzie Templeton's stop-animation version of Peter and the Wolf and were quite enchanted. The puppets were so beautifully evocative it was impossible not to become emotionally attached. Especially to the duck who I instantly fell in love with and am still traumatized by what happened. (G is too.) In spite of that terrible tragedy however, I do recommend experiencing this little film.

And although I haven't listened to the 1978 David Bowie narration of the same story, I'm going to recommend it anyway. How in the world could it not be fantastic?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring bags uncovered!

While half-heartedly organizing the closet shelf which contains a strange combination of empty shoe boxes, a boxed up wedding dress, and a few old childhood toys, I uncovered this little seersucker bag with round bamboo handles that I purchased from a super cool street vendor in NYC. (I've met many cool NYC street vendors in my day - PFTP even let me work her table on Prince St!)

The other flower embroidered bag was given to me by my mother who found it at a yard sale somewhere in the vast landscape of the central San Joaquin Valley. I'm pretty sure it was Fresno.

The dolls have arrived!

Nothing quite beats getting a brown paper package tied up with string in the mail, right?
Now I must work on bringing my nesting dolls to life...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Another one down...

Number 13 on my "General Plan for 2008" list states that I would like to write down each book I read this year. So I'm going to. You know, just to see how smart and well read I can feel. But mostly so I can actually remember each book I read instead of saying, "hmmm, that sounds so familiar...." This might also promote the idea of actually finishing a book instead of reading 2 and half at once for months.

I decided it might be nice to share this list with you. Last night I finished reading Plainsong by Kent Haruf and it was wonderfully sparse and beautiful and ultimately hopeful and I think you might like it too.

(Finished Murder on the Orient Express as well in January. If you like witty French investigators and murder on trains you should read this one too.)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

I left my heart in the desert...

I was reminded while reading the PFTP blog, that I had somehow missed seeing Wim Wenders' classic film, Paris, Texas. I don't know why it took so long but it was worth the wait because I now have a dear little treasure that has been forever tucked away in my heart under "favorite films".

And I must agree with P. about Nastassja Kinski's hair - it is truly wonderful. Is it bad to want sexy peepshow hair?
I must confess I do.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

From the archives...

Digging around for something interesting to post, I found my first screen print from way back in the dusty years of 2003.

Spring-Heeled Jem

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Sometimes Tuesday needs all the help it can get and this Tuesday wasn't an exception. I came home from a not so exciting day at work only to find a package stuffed in my mailbox. I didn't remember ordering anything yet there sat a package with my name on it. I opened it to find a chocolate vinyl bag with blue striped straps that the nice people at Domino Magazine sent me for signing up for a two year subscription. (A good deal for $10!)

I felt so happy that it inspired me to get new batteries for my Japanese talking watch that's been out of order for like 6 weeks. I can once again hear the time announced to me hourly in Japanese which makes any day better!

Besides talking, the alarm also makes a digital beep, a cuckoo, and a rooster sound! You can find them in different colors at

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Cleopatra de Primavera

While hunting around Anthropologie for fabulous items to purchase with a much appreciated gift card, I came across a wonderful line of eau de parfum by Tocca. After debating for quite a while on which scent to commit to, I chose Cleopatra. In the end I just couldn't pass up the name. While Cleopatra is hardly the domineering and powerful scent you might expect it to be, the fresh and sparkling grapefruit, sensual white jasmine, golden amber and rich vanilla will help any girl feel quite queenly and ready for Spring!

Now if I only had the Tocca Paige Dress to go with it!