Sunday, October 30, 2011

Say it ain't SNOW!

Let's hope this is not a sign of things to come this winter!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Peace "'Sign" of the season

I don't always know who buys my art or what it will be used for so it's always a surprise to come across one unexpectedly. Found this one in Walmart in NJ.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Could avoid it no longer...

With the exception of the occasional wedding or funeral I have managed to avoid going to church since I got to the age my mother could no longer "force" us to go & that's a long time. So I found it at the very least amusing that I paid 32 pounds for me & Callan get into West Minster Abbey, my treat since It's the first time I "made" her go to church!I lit a candle for my Mom
This statue was the first thing I saw when I entered, she so looks like I feel sometimes!
I found the ceilings to be the most beautiful part.
One last note on the Abbey, they should take part of the admission fee & put it towards improving the rest rooms. How does a church that size only have a 5 stall bathroom & not all in working order? Funny part is it was a unisex bathroom so the guys who are usually in & out got a taste of what we ladies go through on the line for the "loo"!
And finally the lesser known St Margaret's Church is right next door, smaller and less ornate but free & very pretty.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Liberty London

What's not to love about this bag. I came so close to buying it but the reality is I'd use it once, maybe twice & then it would hang with the rest of my collection of bags & I would go back to my messenger bag that I have used every day for years. I own a bunch of shoes, yet I wear the same ones everyday & when they wear out I try to find the exact same ones to replace them. I'll buy the same top in 6 different colors & I'm set for the season. A bag this fun does not belong hanging in a closet so I did the mature thing & took a photo & left it there for someone whose more flexable in their wardrobe to take out on the town!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Renegade Craft Fair London

When planning our trip to London & Paris we scheduled it so we could attend the first ever Regegade Craft fair in London. I was a little dissapointed that it was so much smaller than the one we attend in Brooklyn every summer but that is probably because it was new to London. I got a new tote & Callan was delighted with her new crown! Best of all it brought us to an area of London we would not have discovered otherwise.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Inside the Musee du quai Branly In Paris

This is a museum dedicated to the indigenous artworks of the Americas, Oceania, Asia & Africa. The interior is really nicely designed and flows organically throughout the gallery space. On display there are large totem poles, ceremonial masks, textiles, jewelry, clothing, sculptures and much more. Personally I enjoyed this museum much more than the Lovre. If your going to see the Eiffel this is just a couple of streets away & worth the trip!
PS. It is dark inside & there are floor to ceiling glass cases that I had a few near misses with so watch your step!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Musee du quai Branly In Paris

I loved this bent metal architectural element in the museum gardens, a version may turn up in my own garden!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Musee du quai Branly In Paris

One of my favorite things I saw in Paris was the Musee du quai Branly. It is awesome inside & out.