Saturday, March 31, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Here is Nilla taking a morning nap on our futon. She loves to sit on the top of the squishy cushion. Sometimes she sleeps there while I take a nap on it, too, so we sort of have a "bunk bed" feel. I love it when she does this with me!
Then Nilla will look out the window at the birds, squirrels, or a neighborhood kitty...
And she will watch them from her perch!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I have been listening to Lykke Li since her first album "Youth Novels." I first read about her in Nylon magazine (my favorite magazine) and I was hooked. Lykke Li is from Sweden and plays dancey sugar-coated pop. I love listening to her album to get myself motivated! So I put on her albums when I want to hear something inspirational and get me going creatively. My favorite song of hers that will get you groovin' is "I'm Good, I'm Gone." Now let's take a listen to some music...
Monday, March 26, 2012
We went to another MFA EXIT SHOW at the University of Georgia here in Athens, this past Friday and were thoroughly impressed with what we saw. We looked at art, had some nibbles, hung out with friends, and snapped off a few photos...The giant MEGAPHONE THING above had a tiny speaker attached to the end of it which emitted "industrial noise" intermittently...it was surprisingly loud...
Another SOUND INSTALLATION...there were faint STREET TRAFFIC NOISES coming out of each speaker:
This tank had an AUTOMATED SHOWER HEAD that moved back and forth across the top, showering MOTOR OIL over a tray of CERAMIC (maybe plastic) SPHERES:
We thought this MUSTACHE-MONOCLE combo was pretty cool:
Missy striking a couple of poses in one of the LIFE DRAWING studios:
We lingered long enough to have the gallery all to ourselves...
We joked that this was another art installation, but it was just ice from the open bar dumped out on the walkway at the end of the night...
FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Finding out that Jumbles is okay after getting the results of his biopsy back!
RAOUL - Jumbles getting a clean bill of health.
WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Worrying if Jumbles was okay.
RAOUL - 6am meeting on Friday.
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Talking to that drunk guy at the art show was pretty wacky.
RAOUL - That drunk guy playing with Gary's hair was pretty funny...until he started throwing empty water bottles down the stairs at the exit show.
WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - "There's another installation outside...oh wait...that's just the barbeque pit"
RAOUL - "Bean Ballet"
FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - The roasted veggies that I made.
RAOUL - The roasted veggies that Missy made.
THREE THINGS ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST FOR THIS WEEK?
MISSY - Socks, butter, Bunny Bascis T.
RAOUL - Bananas, mailing envelopes, jellybeans.
PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Pascal Pinon, Black 47, Camera Obscura, Belle & Sebastian, The B52's, Beat Happening, The Black Atlantic.
RAOUL - Pascal Pinon, tUnE-yArDs, This Mortal Coil, Black 47, Colorblind James Experience, Gorillaz, DJ Punk-Roc, Stereolab, Beat Happening, 4AD's "Dark Was The Night" compilation.
Look! Nilla is hanging out with Jumbles! Nilla visits the bun's home quite often. She loves Oreo and Jumbles. The rabbits are not afraid of Nilla at all. They are curious and come to say hello to her. All Nilla wants to do is eat their salad and drink from their ceramic water dish, also known as "bun water." Nilla loves bun water! It must taste better than the water in her very own dish! This week Nilla "kissed" Jumbles and gave him a few licks near his ears. I was thrilled she "kissed" him, but Raoul was convinced she was "tasting" him. We can't be sure...
Oreo and Jumbles played so much in the patio, that they get so super tired. Oreo is relaxing by her Woodland Getaway.
This weekend Raoul and I visited our favorite DIY and craft shop here in Athens called Treehouse Kid and Craft. I restocked some of my handmade goodies from Shoppe Sugar Cookie, like my Flossy bobbins, wood pins, and notepads.
There are so many cute things in Treehouse. I had to walk around the shop maybe six times before I could decide on what to purchase.
You don't have to be a kid to enjoy Treehouse! I love just looking around for inspiration and eye candy. If you are in Athens, come visit Treehouse. We love it, and I think you will, too.