Archive for March, 2008

Rainbow Gate

Rainbow Gate-Dinnerware 

Last year I was introduced to Rainbow Gate ceramics by two of my lovely friends, Dale & Stefanie.  They registered for the Santa Fe made ceramics for their wedding two years ago.  I adore their unique, colorful products:

Rainbow Gate-Tall Vase Dragonflies

Rainbow Gate-Cactus Teapot

I loved browsing the bird collection:

Rainbow Gate-Yellow Finch

You can see more of my favorites from the bird collection after the jump!

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March 31, 2008 at 5:07 pm 3 comments

My Very Favorite New Artist…

It’s my Mom, Kathy Pentland!  Here are some samples of her recent work:

Kathy Pentland Painting 3

Kathy Pentland Painting-1

Kathy Pentland Painting 5

Kathy Pentland Painting 2

Kathy Pentland Painting 4

Someday soon I will post a fantastic painting of Chicago she did for us.  It’s in a place of honor in our living room.  I adore her inventive use of color and I can not get over her moons!  Of course, I love her to pieces & couldn’t be any prouder of her gorgeous paintings.  Have a great day!

March 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm 3 comments

Jenn Ski

I have completely fallen in love with the artwork of Jenn Ski:

Jenn Ski 1

Jenn Ski 2

The two pieces above were found on her formal website, and the two below are available through her Etsy shop:

Jenn Ski-Small Giclee Print

Jenn Ski-Giclee Print

Exploring around her Etsy shop I found lots of tresures.  Here are some more of my favorites:

Jenn Ski-ABC Animals

Jenn Ski-Home Sweet Home

I am so digging that chair! 

Finally, I would just like to wish my Dad a speedy recovery from his surgery.  I know you’ll be chasing after the Beagles in no time!

March 26, 2008 at 2:27 pm 2 comments

Dressing Room Decor

I know I said I wouldn’t be posting any more this week, but since I learned that legendary stage & screen actor, Paul Scofield, died on Wednesday; and I found this interesting article in the New York Times, I decided I couldn’t resist. 

I’ve always loved theatres.  When I acted in college and high school my favorite moments rarely happened onstage, they happened backstage, often in the dressing rooms.  There is something special about putting on make-up in front of a mirror, making your character come to life.  I adored putting on the various costumes and seeing someone new when I looked in the mirror.  I even love the smells.  The make-up, the powders, the mustiness of the costumes, even the hair spray.  It was all part of the magic.  So, today when I read the article about Broadway actors & how they designed their dressing rooms, I was moved.  I loved seeing Andrea Martin’s dressing room for Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein:

Andrea Martin Dressing Room-NYTimes Tony Cenicola

(Photo by Tony Cenicola, New York Times)                         

And Sherie Rene Scott’s dressing room for Ursula in The Little Mermaid:

Sherie Rene Scott Dressing Room-NYTimes Tony Cenicola

(photo by Tony Cenicola, New York Times)

If you get a chance, & you love theatre as much as I do, read the article.  There’s also a slide show & a wonderful picture of the amazing Harvey Fierstien‘s dressing room.  So much fun.  Anyhoo, this is it for me this week.  Have a hoppy weekend. (Get it?  Because of Easter I said hoppy!) 

March 20, 2008 at 4:12 pm 1 comment

Arthur C. Clarke 1917-2008

Arthur C. Clarke, one of the world’s most well known science fiction writers, passed away yesterday at the age of 90.  I will never forget reading 2001:A Space Odyssey for the first time my freshman year of high school.  It changed the way I think about life, science & the future. 

 2001-A Space Odyssey Poster

Some of the images from the film, which was a tremendous collaboration between Mr. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick, left a serious impression on me.  I know I will be revisiting this film very soon.  There is a wonderful article about Arthur C. Clarke and his contributions to literature and science at the New York Times.  You can see some wonderful images from the film here.  I will be unable to post the rest of the week, so I’d like to wish, to those of you who celebrate, a Happy Easter!  Cheers. 

March 19, 2008 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

The Inspiration of Hope

Barack Obama Change-Fairey

I don’t usually try and involve my politics into this blog, but I was very inspired today by Barack Obama’s speech on race.  You can find a text version here or watch a video here.  I encourage you to read or watch this incredible speech.  The picture above by Obey artist Shepard Fairey I borrowed from my friend Evil Vince‘s site. 

March 18, 2008 at 9:45 pm 1 comment

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Of course, this fun holiday inspired an entire green-themed post.  I found all of these goodies at the lovely UK site, Graham and Green:

Kartell Perspex Suspension Lamp-Graham & Green

Chinese Painted Green Flask-Graham & Green

(More green goods after the jump!)

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March 17, 2008 at 8:24 pm Leave a comment

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