Friday, October 29, 2010

washington dc weekend events

there is a lot going on in the nation's capital this weekend...saturday kicks it off with howard university's homecoming parade at noon walk over to the rally to restore sanity or the march to keep fear alive...there are a million parties and events associated with these events, so look online...there is a horse show at the verizon center...marine corp marathon on sunday...did i mention (adult) halloween?...let's start this party right: with an after hours dance party at the hirshorn museum tonight 8-12.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

san francisco in miniature

my parents live in san francisco and its a wonderful city! here it is in a miniaturized version via the tilt shift photo(shop) process...mostly cool...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

turquoise with a twist

my turquoise and lime fleur de lis earrings were featured on etsy by eclectibles in this luscious treasury...they sold shortly thereafter...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

pantone colors for spring 2011

pantone women's colors, spring 2011
pantone men's colors, spring 2011
whether you are designing a new fashion line  or revamping your existing wardrobe, consider these colors, because you will be seeing a lot of them next spring.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

shadowboxing, part 2

today we had a nor'easter blow through, which meant i wasnt outside much: the dog did not want to be there at all. so with all this extra time on my hands, i decided to make some (more) shadow boxes with the stuff i have collected around here: weights...found pottery and natural things from in and around the river. it took hours: way more than i thought, but the results are worth it...and its done!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

tonight's sunset

tonight's sunset was awesome and culminated a beautiful day of contemplation in the upper 80's: probably the last day like that for a long time. wish you were here: not!

Monday, October 11, 2010

banksy tags the simpsons

i missed last night's episode of the simpson's because i was at a tiki bar enjoying myself with friends...but i caught the opening on youtube this morning...and it was great! banksy has sort of gone mainstream.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

burst at the artisphere

i am sitting outside writing my random blog posts: the sun is dropping rather quickly now and i just got a little chill! or maybe i'm getting chills because i am excited about the party in arlington tonight to celebrate the opening of the 62,000 square foot artisphere in the old newseum space. there is a lot going on over there: exhibition space, concert and performance areas as well as laser light make out (!) theaters (2!). the party starts at 8...ends at 2 and features house diva ultra nate all the way from charm city: holla!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

rat control

i saw this dead rat laying in the middle of the street...yuck.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

most dangerous neighborhood?

wow...i was shocked to see the navy yard area in southeast dc named as the ninth most dangerous neighborhood in the country! really? i dont think so, but they have the stats to prove it. this neighborhood is near capitol hill, and i have lot of friends who live there, including mann of mannmade designs...and hello cupcake is opening their second branch i even need to mention the marines (hot, but dont ask and dont tell)? this hood is filled with great shops, great restaurants and great people. i have never felt threatened or frightened when visiting, and most everyone on the street says 'hello!', which is typical of most places in dc and its surrounding, all i am saying is, its worth the risk to go and hang out there, but watch your back, i guess!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

my new favorite etsy shop

today, these fab fingerless gloves arrived from ankara, turkey, home of the amazing elde: i am in love! not that i like cold weather or anything, but these marvelous mitts will at least make it more bearable! i am eyeing a few more pairs...

Monday, October 4, 2010

i caught a fish!

i went to cockrell's creek seafood and bought myself a rockfish to eat...
part of my new series of sterling silver animal and gemstone inspired jewelry. my sister sent me the beautiful abalone shell.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

festive weekend

there was so much going on around here today, it left my head spinning...and it continues! if you missed art on the avenue in delray or crafty bastards downtown, i feel sorry for you. hopefully, you werent there because you put your activist hat on and marched down to the national mall for today's big rally. tomorrow go to fell's point for all kinds of festivities in charm city.