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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Style Any Age -- Yes!




This is a long trailer for our upcoming documentary about stylish New York older ladies. The documentary is planned to come out in the summer of 2012.
For more stylish ladies check out http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com
For more about director go to linaplioplyte.com



A friend posted this on Facebook -- had to share it.
Check out the blog too -- this is fun.  I love this - the ladies, the clothes, the comments.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Local, Handmade


While doing a little house cleanse over the past week, it was today that I looked and saw that in this house we have some great art, art made by me, by kids, by husband, grandkids and friends.  This post reminds me to notice and not take for granted what I see everyday and what makes this house a home.


This one makes me smile, my two youngest daughters sewed this up and gave it as a gift for Mother's Day.  It's a little faded but still perfect.  They're all grown up now but this work of art is just who they were and who they are today.


A mosaic of a raven made by an artist in Baraboo, WI and an oil pastel of a Flicker (I think) woodpecker drawn by my grandson.  I love both, so much soul.


                    

The stained glass piece was made by my husband a long time ago, he doesn't do that kind of work anymore - too busy fixing motorcycles.  

The rug with the beautiful red cardinals was made by my dad.  My artistic dad who loved to work with his hands.  He was a plumber by trade but in the winter when he couldn't be in the garden he could be found painting by number or in his workshop making a wind chime or a lamp or....  I was gone from home when he found the rug projects to do -- I think it's so cool that this man who loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, gardening would do this work and love it.  I have two of his rugs, such a good way to remember him.


Deb Conlon, Amy Arnold


Ken DeWaard



Three of the many works of art that aren't made by me or family members, nonetheless they hold important places on the walls of this house and are done by local artists.  The painting of the little yellow building is of a garden shed turned into a present day sauna.  This painting is by a neighbor who thought it worth painting - I think so too and in the wintertime this painting warms me up.

Here's to a New Year filled with art - where ever you find it and take time to notice how much it adds to your life.
Cheers!