Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Simple Art

I love Etsy. I could probably spend all day there. This is one of the many beautiful items I stumbled upon today on Esty:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Animal Art

I love dogs.

My husband hates dogs. (It always surprises me when people hate dogs. I just don't understand it.) So right now, we don't have a dog... it might be a long time before we ever do. Luckily, I stumbled upon a website that works as a lovely vicarious dog.


 On location

 On set

The only problem is that I start to get really envious when looking at these pictures. It makes me want one really bad.

The photographer, Sharon Montrose, also photographs a lot other animals.

Since I married a man who is 6' 8" I plan on having tall children. These baby giraffe prints would be so cute in a kid's room (especially if they are tall too). I want them so bad!

She also photographs cats and babies, but I like dogs and the other animals best. She also has a blog with a lot of her work - http://sharonmontrose.blogspot.com/

Sharon does a lot of commercial photography with animals too. This is a set she did for Target this last spring. It's beautiful!

I just think everything she does is beautiful (that's why I posted so many pictures). It's truly amazing.

Moritake Art

Yoshihiro Moritake's online sketchbook

All of the pictures are available for free as desktop wallpapers in both 1440 x 900 and 1280 x 960 sizes.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bread Blog

This summer I've had a tendency to become bored very quickly. I don't have a job until September and I just finished summer semester at school. I live in a small apartment alone with my husband, who actually is busy. I just don't have much to do. This morning I was in the "bored realm," just browsing the web when I came across a new food blog. This food blog was poorly put together and pretty uninteresting all around. However, one of the recipes on this blog interested me and the blog she took it from interested me even more. I was instantly hooked.

The blog is only about bread. This may sound boring (because what's more boring than sliced bread... isn't that what they say?) But it was actually really interesting. It has a large variety of bread flavors including coconut bread, asian multigrain rice buns,and green tea and pistachio bread. It also includes a variety of genres of bread, such as doughnuts, bagels, focacia and pizza dough.

And, whereas I am a very visual person and pictures are important to me in recipes. I fell in love with the blog in large part because of the pictures.

With each recipe they show both the outside and the inside of the bread. The inside is the most important to me, because it is the most convincing part.
Chocolate Hazelnut Babka
This blog is not only beautiful and creative, it has given me something to do for the next month. Here are a few of the breads I want to bake: Spinach Feta Bread, Bread soup (or Papa al Pomodoro), Potato Bagel Stars, Bread Cones, English Muffins, and, the one that started it all, Pesto Bread.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Dino

Not only is it a great Dino, it's a book. And not only is it a book, it's a Thesaurus! It's a Dinothesaurus! Happy day!