Thursday, September 29, 2011

lollipop, lollipop

So MICE has come and gone, and it was such an amazing day! I think as an event it did a great job of learning from the year before and making everything even more awesome.
(photo by Renee)
(photo by Renee)
I was happily placed between my two good friends, Valerie Arruda and Julia Denos. Julia is in the picture above, with all her amazing books (including Audrey!).
Val and I with all her glorious prints. We will be sharing a table at the Boston Bizarre Bazaar!
(photo by Renee)
 (photo by Val)
(photo by Val)
Thank you so much to everyone who came!! I love the craft/art fair feeling. So autumnal for me, just like back to school. :) And congrats to all my friends on such a successful day!
xo, Amanda

Thursday, September 22, 2011

the pine trees in black and white

Marika Rivera, daughter of painter Diego Rivera and artist Marie Marevna. I love how beautifully old-world Italian she looked, though in actuality she was Mexican and Russian.
She's perhaps best known for her role in Fellini's Casanova. 
(with her husband)
A painting by Marika's mother, seen at left holding Marika as a child.
Another fascinating branch of the Diego-Frida "family" tree of lovers and children.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

mice mice mice

MICE is this Saturday! I've been crazily preparing prints, post card sets, paper dolls, etc.
I'm so excited! Maybe I'll see you there. :)
University Hall, Lesley University
Porter Square
1815 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA
September 24th, 2011
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

europe: yellow london

phone photos from London:
 How is everyone's week going? It just switched over from hot weather to cool, beautiful fall weather here. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

the art of cake

Everyday is a Holiday is a grassroots company created by my friend Jenny Holiday and her boyfriend Aaron. Specializing in hand-painted home decor and furnishings, they have a style all their own that I first noticed my junior year of college. Jenny's is one of the first "artist blogs" I got into and I still love her today!
Jenny and Aaron will be teaching two classes at The Creative Connection this weekend. There's still time to register for their classes. 
I hope you're all having a lovely week so far! xo, Amanda

Monday, September 12, 2011

what a little moonlight can do

Watercolor sketches from Dr. Sketchy's today!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Did anyone do anything fun?
xo, Amanda

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I live with a mythical creature.

(She belongs to my new roommate. Yay!)
xo, Amanda

Friday, September 9, 2011

autumn inspiration and reading

Q's Daydream led me to these Russian Vogue photos of Ulyana Sergeenko's first line and they seriously took my breath away.
I love the clear tie to Ulyana's Western-Europe roots mixed with mid-century silhouettes.
This month, I'm reading The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter and
A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka. Both are wonderful. What are you reading right now?
xo, Amanda

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

new home

My new neighborhood is the kingdom of gardens, lawn ornaments, twinkle lights, and porches.
 Someone has an actual pumpkin patch taking up the entirety of their front yard.
 Mary is everywhere.
The sky reminds me of summer evenings playing outside when I was little.
 No chain link fence is left without foliage.
 Sunflowers run rampant.
The houses and flowers come in a variety of colors.
This is a neighborhood I've always loved walking through. I really like being here.
What are your favorite things about your neighborhood?