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Month: October, 2012

shoes.

I want these. I need these.  I got these! (wowza!)

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seriously. (thanks, ma!)

(via madewell)

i love a good hillary meme!

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fall bounty

sunny, windows open, a bit of crispness in the morning air, an arrangement of fall goodness from my bountiful basket, this week, getting a bit of work done, doing a bit of cooking/baking! i’m a happy gal : )

here’s a glimpse of my tiny, but cozy, studio/living-room/kitchen

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(note the fall flair: arrangement on coffee table + jack-o-lantern kitchen towels : )

-A!

the bees knees

after a lazy, five-month hiatus (on my part. . . i know, horrible), i’ve finally made some nectar for my sweet hummingbirds!

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& some nectar for moi !!

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1/4 c. hot water
1 tsp. dried lavender blossoms
1/4 c. honey
6 T. gin
2 T. lemon juice
Mix hot water and dried lavender blossoms in bowl. Let steep 5 minutes. Whisk in 1/4 cup honey. Strain into another bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the honey syrup, gin, and lemon juice; strain into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into 2 pretty, chilled glasses.
*I also added a little flair by taking a small piece of citrus peel and doing a fancy, little trick to add to my already pretty drink! See here.
it’s so delicious!
cin cin!
-A!

exquisite corpse

in my school life, second quarter is quickly approaching and i’ve begun to imagine some things i’d like to share with my students, one of which is ‘the exquisite corpse.’ in the past, i’ve offered ‘the exquisite corpse’ as a short-term prompt, but i’m exploring the possibility of expanding it into a unit of exploration for my students. i think there is an inherent open-ended quality to ‘the exquisite corpse,’ and it gives children the potential to be wildly imaginative and create hugely diverse artworks. i’m also considering how the exquisite corpse has many applications in both 2D & 3D. am i right??! it would even be fun to do the exquisite corpse in a creative writing application! i find this idea exciting! and, i think maybe my students will, too!

i have this beautiful book to share with my students:

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you can read about this fantastic project, here.

and, here are some images and resources i’d love to share with my kiddos : )

epic examples:

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-A!

care

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reminder

on a day where all that seems possible are many cups of tea & email exchanges,

despite the endless list of other things needing to be addressed. . .

do not let your fire go out,

spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite,

the not-yet,

and the not-at-all.

do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.

the world you desire can be won.

it exists. . . it is real. . . it is possible. . . it’s yours.

-Ayn Rand

happy first international day of the girl!

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memo

alison, read this. read this a lot, this week ! 

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drawing feels good.

a weekend of watching wes anderson films materialized. . .

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