Monday, July 7, 2014
American Authors - Best Day of My Life
Bruno Mars - Lazy
Jackson Five - I want you back
Your Body is a Wonderland - John Mayer
Barenaked Ladies - One Week
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
U2 - Beautiful Day
Do you Wanna Dance - Beach Boys
Tonight Tonight - Hot Chellae Rae
Say Hey - I Love You - Michael Franti and Spearhead
Build me up Buttercup - The Foundations
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Speaking of Travel
How do you plan your trips? I like Trip Advisor a LOT -- people (including me) enter all sorts of details and destinations that are so helpful for getting the most fun from your trip. I also use kayak almost exclusively to find the best airline and even hotel reservations. We once traveled all over Italy without reservations, using the kayak website to book ahead on each leg of the way. Technology is amazing.
|Ben(center front), Bill, Ally and me. We were wilted by this point - so hot in caves.|
|Lou and Liam|
|Rosie with Liam and Noah|
One more thing...someone had asked whether I write in my glue book collages. Here is proof. I did these pages for a friend's journal, with a theme of lyrics. The two-page spread and a coordinating tag:
Monday, June 2, 2014
Anyway, now is now, and I'm still gluing things into books, kind of like collage, I guess. I thought I'd share some here. I haven't done any journaling on them yet. When I do, I'll post a few.
|My friend Pat made this tag.|
|Those vintage cars were in an Esquire advertisement.|
|Every now and then I use an actual real-life photo.|
|I have a thing for doorways|
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
And although I haven't been blogging, I have been reading. Just finished Life after Life - an unusual plot involving being reborn several times to change the ending of a life story. The setting is pre and post WWII, and while I didn't love the book at first, it did grow on me. Now I'm reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. It's good - but so far very similar to her previous offerings.
The weather in NYC is finally warming up, and with it, our visits to Central Park have begun. Our new mayor wants to do away with the hanson carriage rides in the park. Have you ever ridden in one? Would you miss them when/if they're gone?
My Hawaiian ladies altered book group is finally nearing the finish line for each of us working in the books. The last two pages were themed "Got Humor" and "Diamonds and Rust," which we are supposed to interpret any way that strikes us.
|Based on lyrics from the Joan Baez song, "Diamonds and Rust"|
|The Three Stooges|
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
How was your Easter? Mine was lovely. We went to an Easter Parade at the Jersey Shore (Seaside) and my daughter and her family won best dressed family. They looked pretty darned cute, I have to say. Sadly, I didn't get a shot of their mom and dad with them, but here are the babies:
|Liam with Grandpa Lou|
|Liam, Noah and Wyatt|
I'll be writing more about art and reading and movies soon. But for today, my boys.