Tuesday, June 29, 2010

how to colorize your dog

dog,dogs,dog hair,dog hair dyes,colorful dogs,dog show. dog shows
i just finished watching a video on the wall street journal site about colorizing your dog (would have embedded it, but for the commercial!) i have a black labrador, so re-coloring him is not an option...mainly because he would object...and give me the stink eye...and frankly, it would be difficult to coordinate an outfit with all that color over the long term...but, people do it!..mostly in china...there is concern about the dye and the dog's skin sensitivity and the dye is poison...(how come they tell me pulling a tick is ok, because dogs have tough skin?)anywho...my guy aint going for it!

Monday, June 28, 2010

weekend gardening

this weekend was super hot, but i still managed to log about 8 hours either gardening and/or doing random yardwork. i have big time weeds, so i spent a couple hours filling two trash cans and a small recycling container with weed tree cuttings, bermuda grass clumps and out of control morning glory and porcelain berry vines. i also took the pansies off of the front porch and put them into the composter...i refilled the self-watering planters with chartreuse and black sweet potato vines, and anticipate adding fuschia mini petunias in the very near future. all the potted plants were mulched with the shredded remains of the old red oak. the front door mattes were cleaned as was the porch, with a broom, dustpan and finally a hose. i split the grasses between two pots on the front porch and two on the shed steps...they also were mulched, as were the blueberry plants up there. 
four eggplants and 4 basil were planted in the newly turned west side bed,and all of the volunteer mini yellow pear tomatoes were tied up.

Friday, June 25, 2010

young buck

i see deer almost everyday while walking the dog in rock creek park...but not this close! we startled this young buck, but once we made eye contact, he just stood there chewing on stuff while i took multiple shots.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

it's hot!

its so damn hot.
im sitting inside with all the shades drawn in a sun dress.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

taste the rainbow

..the bacon rainbow, that is! one question: why? bacon needs no improvement!
(i will take the purple piece, btw.)

Monday, June 21, 2010


i once went to a dinner party at a restaurant with stools for seats-cafe asia dc, to be exact: 9 of the 16 guests had major back pain the following day from slumping for several hours. i can see why you would choose a backless  seating option: they can be cool...but painful. if you prefer fashion over feelings, you probably love this pluto "bench" by simon pengelly, shown at neocon last week...
goes with my velcro lamp.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

flower power no more

i buy vintage and antique stampings for enameling from my supplier in manhattan...these little flowers are an example of what i buy from him: so cute and they can be made into post or dangle earrings, pendants, rings: whatever! but oh no: he has finally run out and my little flower power line must come to an end.
i saved this last one for me!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

go on an artventure

h street, ne is like a different world in dc: filled with pioneers preserving a small town feel in the big city...wild and freaky pioneers! i have been to palace of wonders a few times and the bucket of tater tots @ sticky rice is very familiar to me...so is the wig shop. but galleries galore are lining the streets now. tonight, take a visit yourself because twelve art spaces are inviting you to come check them out from 7-9. dont forget to get your artventures passport stamped for discounts at local eateries.

how to make things with velcro

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

top chef dc

top chef dc premiers tonight and i couldnt be more excited that our great city continues to get positive attention...finally...and delicious food...finally. previous cycles of top chef have had some of our fantastic local chefs competing for the big prize, and this season will be no different. i will be rooting for chef dean (charm city via dc) and the youngster, chef warren

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

the amazing floating ring

i love rings!
so i couldnt resist a few tempting treats from fellow etsian SouZouCreations straight outta fukuoka! i bought my mom the box of chocolates ring: sweet!
japanese kawaii design at its cutest!

Monday, June 14, 2010

poppy stems

a  customer commissioned me to design a poppy ring-she meant with the stem! the fuzzy texture of the poppy stem did transfer over into the sterling silver and the lost wax casting came out beautifully! i finished one end with a ball of sterling wire and tipped the other with a single silver oak bud from my old tree (r.i.p.).

Sunday, June 13, 2010

takoma park jazz festival

fantastic and free is the 15th annual takoma park jazzfest! check out two stages of jazz, blues and bop today, 11-6.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

nba playoffs: celtics in seven

originally my dad wanted to be a pro basket baller-after an engineer-he was a 6'-2" center, truly back in the day. i'm 5'-6" ( pushing it)  and i am not that great at team sports (yeah, i know: there's no 'i' in team)...that is why i love the nba: these are the most amazing athletes in the world and i wish i could make that shot! so, the nba playoffs are on and i say, celtics in seven. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


shot this lovely rainbow while driving home...storms are ending!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

trash or treasure?

while perusing every design blog possible in search of a modern floor lamp , i came across the trashlamp, a combo of dual iconic household objects with one objective: to illuminate your garbage
...social commentary or joke?

art parade

be part of the washington project for the arts parade today by watching it: its too late to enter. the extravaganza starts noon @ half street. se @ m, and ends at n.
wait: it goes for a block? better be on time.

Friday, June 4, 2010

collecting vintage

vintage,shopping,antiques,vintage owls,owls,clowns,vintage clown art,mid century collectables,collectables
 i shot some more great vignettes during my shopping session last friday...
seems owls and creepy clowns/harlequins were/are very popular!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

kayaking on the potomac river

managed to get a good paddle in before the thunder storms hit...
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

cool copper cone necklace

go for baroque in the copper cone choker! i just relisted this gorgeous choker necklace after letting the listing lapse for a while...a more decadent version was sold at the renwick gallery shop a minute ago.

this weekend's haul

did a little thrifting this weekend at the huge barn: the mister was no where around! i found two compotes, an urn and a mccoy planter, all  for $22: sweet! these will look great in the summer version of kensington!