November 30, 2014

The Art of … Sesame Street

Maria Jose Da Luz

Whether you were raised on Sesame Street 
or loved the Muppets alongside your children or grandchildren,
I think you'll enjoy this collection of Sesame Street art!

Mike Boon

This series of minimalist art is by Thomas Pastrano.

Dave Perillo

Glen Brogan

Never very good at chemistry, but this sure is fun!

...a close-up.
Information given includes Muppet fur or skin color, nose color,
primary Muppeteer, and year they were introduced.
You can buy a poster at Redbubble.


Sesame Street Zen...

Sesame Street Emoticons!

Steven Lefcourt

A clever Venn diagram for the colors of Muppets-

And another Venn diagram...

That Dos Equis man meme...

Sesame Street goes Keith Haring.

And for the finale, listen to Jimmy Fallon, the Muppets, and The Roots
sing the Sesame Street theme with classroom instruments!
(The rap is especially great!)

November 27, 2014

Thankful this Thanksgiving


I'm so grateful for the Lord's many blessings.
My husband, family, friends.
Our health, home, happiness.
Most of all-
The gift of my salvation through His son Jesus.
My cup runneth over.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Enjoy, love and appreciate each other this special day!

November 25, 2014

Paisley Beading ~ November 2014

Featuring a selection of handcrafted jewelry
from Paisley Beading,
my online Etsy shop!

Here's the link:

Also, visit Paisley Beading on Facebook.
"Like" to get news, sales and coupon codes!

November 20, 2014

Smitten With These Mittens!


Yes, indeed, I'm smitten with these mittens!
Every handmade one of them is straight from Etsy.
Whether knitted, crocheted, felted or up-cycled from old sweaters,
they're here to warm hands and hearts!

(Click on the link below each to take you right to its Etsy shop.) 

November 17, 2014

Prince Ea's "Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?"

This artist's video rap is spot-on.
He addresses the electronics-crazed society that we've become.
It really hits home. Be convicted.

While we're at it, check out my post entitled
The Cell Phone Appendange.

November 14, 2014

Birds from the Opulent Nest

Absolutely opulent! 
These stylized birds have hatched from the "Opulent Nest" of Jennifer Lambein,
talented artist and designer from Cleveland, Ohio.

Surely each of these is the male of the species,
since their bold, ostentatious feathers are attracting lots of attention!

See more of The Opulent Nest on Etsy.
Here's Jennifer's website.
Not to mention, (but I will), her Facebook page.

Permission granted from Jennifer Lambein.

November 11, 2014

A Veterans Day Thank You

It is with extreme gratitude that we honor
our United States Veterans
today...and every day.

May God bless the men and women in the armed forces,
past, present and future.

"I thank my God every time I remember you."
Philippians 1:3

You can find the website for the 
United States Department of Veterans Affairs here.

November 10, 2014

The Cactus as Interpreted by Lina Cofan

 Whether monolithic or barrel-shaped, these ceramic cacti make a grand statement.
The artist? Lina Cofan, of Madrid, Spain.
She's drawn to sculpting the cactus because of its whimsical, yet stately form,
Amazing works of art in high-gloss greens add flair to contemporary decor.

 Here's Lina's blog.

Images shared with direct permission from Lina Cofan.

November 7, 2014

Rice ~ Let’s Go Shopping!

Founded in 1998, Rice is based in Denmark.
It's best known for handmade baskets, bright melamine tableware,
and hand-glazed ceramic pieces.
Their colorful, whimsical products encourage a lighthearted lifestyle,
whether we're entertaining or just having a bowl of cereal!

Care to join me as I browse through Rice?  Let's Go Shopping!

Speaking of whimsy, first I'll introduce you to this
>>>Paper Mache Flamingo Wall Hanging<<<
I think I'd hang a few scarves on her lovely curved neck!
Comes in your choice of 2 color combinations.

>>>Gnome Candles<<<
If you're a fan of the garden gnome, these candles will tickle your fancy!

>>>Hand Embroidered Raffia Beach Bag<<<
Feminine and fun. Head to the beach or pool in style!

>>>Melamine Cups<<<
Very sturdy in great colors & patterns.

>>>Rectangular Melamine Plate in Dutch Rose Print<<<
Charming, old fashioned, detailed. At your service!

>>>Set of 4 Retro Melamine Bowls with Lids<<<
I really, really like these.
Prepare, store, serve, take to a party.
These pastel colors are sherbety-sweet! 

>>>Hen Shaped Egg Cup<<<
Darling way to deliver your morning egg.
Comes in pink, yellow, turquoise, mint and coral.

>>Square Pillow with Vintage Cockatoo Print<&lt;
Bright & bold!

>>>Round Rafia Mini Basket with Embroidery<<<
Darling on the dresser-top for rings and things!

Visit the Rice website & Facebook page!

One of the amazing thing about Rice is that they're really socially responsible.
Check out the "We Care" page on their site to see the good they do around the globe!

Here's a fun video to enjoy from the Rice website!