8-6 Ephemera

Ultimate Olympics
Here are a few things capturing my attention this weekend…

…hope you’ve found something that captures your attention too!


I’m eighteen…

18 Balloons

My youngest child turned 18 this past weekend.  He was born an old, contented soul and has never wanted much so finding the perfect gift for him can be quite challenging. Since 18 is a milestone birthday I wanted to make it a day he would never forget… Continue reading “I’m eighteen…”

Eeny meeny miny moe…

…Choose a book and off I go

One of my favorites things to receive is books.  In addition to a fabulous Taschen book (The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute: Fashion – A History from the 18th to the 20th Century) this Christmas I was also gifted with the 9 volumes pictured above.  I started with – and just finished – The Good Lord Bird (which I highly recommend).  I am torn between reading The Buried GiantPurity or Tales from the Back Row next, so  rI’m going to use “eeny meeny miny moe” to decide.  How about you?   I’d love to hear what you’re reading right now…..

It’s gonna be a funky new year…

After the Hunt William Harnett
After the Hunt (William Michael Harnett) 1885

I am not a big one for making New Year’s resolutions.  Instead, I’m all about seeking inspiration through books, movies, fashion, travel, and art.  I started off 2016 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to view the Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life exhibition.  I’m still confused by the ‘modern’ selections but the pieces from the 1700 and 1800’s were breathtaking.  I was so excited by the art that I have taken my paints and papers out of storage and am attempting a few still lives of my own.  How about you?  Do you make resolutions?  I’d love to hear what you have in store for 2016…