Tag: art appreciation


The Weekender: #sconesfordayz

This weekend’s Bellevue Art Festival features local artists and craftsmen and it is a real treat! From fabulously unique hand-carved furniture to metal gizmos with marbles in motion, there is sensory stimulus to be had (but, please no touching, or at least don’t get caught). I even managed to get Elton to come (pried him from the keyboard) and with…



And in it, a passion fruit macaroon to make all things right.

It’s the kind of scene that catapults one toward the weekend and the renaissance.


*Thank you, Elton, for the sweet treat; from Metropolitan Market Bakery


Before They: Global Portraits by Jimmy Nelson

As the 4th of July approaches, I’m struck not by how AMERCIAN America is, but by how diverse we are. There are so many tangental discussions that could stem from this statement–racism, nationalism, patriotism, and colonialism are just a few that would no doubt inspire debate & differing opinions. While I may be tempted to assume that everyone appreciates diversity,…

Apartment Art Acquisition

Seattle’s quirky, stylish, and entertaining neighborhoods in typography!


(I even already have a frame! This thing is going up…)

This is part of my Spring Refreshing Campaign at home. It’s not really a full-fleged thing yet, but it’s going to be…That’s the plan.

Sprucing up the scene at home seems a logical place to start. Chic & organized without, chic & organized within? Here’s to hoping!

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March 30, 2015 | Urubamba & the Fertile Plain, Peru

Our drive to and from Cuzco held wonders as well. Peru’s fertile plain produces most of its agriculture, as established by the Incans. Stops included a Llama & Incan Wool Weaving Center and famed potter Pablo Seminaries’ Studio. This little Coqueta lived in Seminaries’ courtyard. Besos! This part of the trip was truly inspiring for me in an artistic sense–such…

Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea In Concert!

March 14 has been on our calendar for a while now since we learned that jazz legends Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea would be launching a new tour here at Seattle’s Paramount Theater. The day has arrived–so excited!




The duo has come together after 37 years for 2015 World Tour, with Seattle as their first gig (That’s what I’m talking about!). Their joint legacy dates back to the 1960s when the pair worked in Miles Davis’ band. Imagining the raw talent, dedication, and intimacy in the industry of those days makes me wish I could be transported back to observe for a while. Herbie Hancock’s vivid description of that time period is the next best thing:

These two greats performing alone together on grand pianos & synthesizers has all the makings of a historic evening, which I am about to go get ready for NOW…

For more info about this tour, check out this article and interview by OKP.






More Vonnegutisms

Recently things have been more hectic that usual–lots of reasons for this which I will share soon, but for this evening, I’ll leave you with another quote from dearest Kurt Vonnegut Jr. dedicated to all those pursuing the arts either as a career or as a passionate aficionado. What would we do without people like you?


Yes!!! I love it. You may have noticed I’ve been posted on a variety of authors, directors, and musicians during this last week–something about the spring weather has me feeling motivated to seek inspiration, and I’ve been thankful to have the talents of others in the art world to look to.

Who do you look to for inspiration and motivation?

What soothes your soul when it comes to refreshment and enlightenment?

Are you an artist?

Are you an art fan?

I’d love to hear from you below. Whatever your uplifting source, may you have a little time to spend enjoying it today.



Birdman Takes Flight

Tonight was the 87th Academy Awards and last night by chance, Elton & I elected to watch one of the films that would claim, along with its crew, not one, but four Oscar Awards. Drumroll…incidentally drums were the key instrument featured in this film’s soundtrack, “Birdman,” directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Total awards collected include Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best…


Rising Mountains & Skirts

It is not right that I am the only one online this evening enjoying the ardent abstraction that is Eugenia Loli’s artwork. Native of Greece, Loli creates narrative collages of the surreal and intergalactic variety. Her work has been featured in many international magazine publications and can be browsed at Cargo Collective and her personal site, eugenialoli.com. You’ll feel a…


The Art of the Alhambra

I had the good fortune to take a tour of Portugal and Spain a few years ago and loved every minute. That I am half Spanish contributed to my enthusiasm and eagerness to immerse myself with all of the grace of a cannon ball. It was a remarkable trip for countless reasons, including the artistry of so many of the…