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Monday, May 16, 2011







Spent the weekend with my daughter in Minneapolis.  Whenever I have the chance to have my daughters model for me I take it even though there is some reluctance on their part - sometimes.  She looks great in the linen and silk over-shirts.  I have a hard time figuring out what to call these garments - jackets? over-shirts? vests?  They are what you think they are.  Anyway she makes them look great.  If you are interested in seeing more check the ETSY site to the right of the photo posts. Another lovely thing is the art on the walls of the apartment house where we stay, all local scenes painted by local artists of the Twin Cities area.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Close to Home

                                    What do you get a man who has everything for his birthday?


A Man with a Cat, of course  Local artist Amy Arnold was our guest artist at VIVA Gallery for the month of April.  She makes these whimsical, classical characters out of felted wool.  I love them and so does the man who now really does have everything!

In pondering other things around the house:




This post is in the exact center of our living room.  I once asked a feng-shui 'expert' what do you do with a post in the middle of a room? - his answer after much thought was plants, make it like a tree.  So - OK- that works but space for chairs y'know, comfortable chairs in a 'conversational area' presents a problem.  We have lived here for eleven years and the post and I still have issues.  The thing is though - it, the post, is not going anywhere - it's holding the place up.