Thursday, September 25, 2008

Spray Away!

I love me some fine graffiti, but this would be pretty awesome. Maybe you could spray a rainbow certain days as well.

Image from FFFFound.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Paulson's bailout plan has me furious.

Oh, and now McCain wants to cancel the debate? I'm no fool, and neither are millions of other Americans. We surely do have a financial crisis, but we also want to hear you speak at the debate. Hiding behind this crisis is a cheap distraction that fools no one.

Image of Market Street, San Francisco following the Great Earthquake and subsequent fires of 1906.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Get Smart

So sorry I've been a bad poster lately. Miss Petunia Face has an excellent post today, you must read it, and the comments that go along with it. Lots of food for thought.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pay It Forward Exchange for 3 Lucky Ducks!

Pay it Forward Exchange:
I am paying forward from the lovely Claire who writes the equally delightful blog Naked Lady. It's a wonderful place to visit, she always has something insightful to say, a delicious recipe or two and stunning art. I discovered her when she began to drop in and leave me lovely comments. I think she is someone that I would like to know in real life.

Here are the rules: I agree to send something fun, cute, and nice to the first 3 blog owners who post a comment on this entry. In turn, those three will post this information and pick 3 people they want to send something to and so on. Unfortunately, due to postage costs, I can only pay it forward within the United States. If you are interested in participating, be one of the first 3 blog owners to leave a comment!

You have to promise that you will then post about this on your blog, link to me, and then send something to the first three people who comment on your blog so that this continues. When I have the first three to comment I will email you a request for your shipping address and then I'll send you a nice little surprise. I'm already planning, and getting excited! Tomorrow I am going to go shopping for certain supplies, I am so full of ideas!

New York Times Article about Stephanie Nielson

The New York Times published a wonderful article about how the blogosphere has come together to support the Nielson family following the plane crash that has left Stephanie and Christian Nielson in critical condition. It focuses on how the Nie Nie Dialogues is so much fun to read because Stephanie takes so much pleasure in being a wife and mother, and that she does it in an effortless yet accessible way. This is one of the reasons that she has so many faithful readers who feel as if they actually know her, and explains why there has been such a massive outpouring of support from all over the world. Readership on the NieNie Dialogues has skyrocketed from 1000 readers a day to 20,000!

Please read her blog to find out about ways to help, or click on the cjane button on my sidebar to read her sister Courtney's blog, which has wonderful updates on the Nielson's condition as well as other family news. Courtney is a new mom but has also taken in Stepanie and Christian's four young children while their parents are recovering. It sounds like she is doing a wonderful job.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mad for Plaid

Image from FFFFound

Remind Me

Image from FFFFound

It's So Hot

It has been so hot lately, and this little ice cube makes me feel a little bit cooler.

Image from FFFFound

Mankind Magazine #3

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Image and text from Design for Mankind by Erin Loechner

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Masami Teraoka

31 Flavors Invading Japan /Today's Special 1980-1982 Woodcut

I love traditional Japanese art forms, and Masami Teraoka uses traditional art styles but throws in a modern twist, with exceptional wit.

McDonald's hamburgers Invading Japan 1974-5

I love the bright colors used in this work and the inclusion of traditional clothing such as the kimono and geta.

I don't know the name of this piece, but just adore all of the different textures, All the different patterns and the woman's long tongue lapping up the noodles are fabulous.

Teraoaka has several upcoming exhibitions:

Fall 2009 Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii "The Holy Terrors" (a traveling career survey exhibition curated by Michael Rooks of works by Masami Teraoka, 1974–present)

2009 (dates to be confirmed) Solo Exhibition at Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, New York

2010 (dates to be confirmed) Solo Exhibition at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

Images from Catherine Clark Gallery, and Queensland Art Gallery