October 17, 2017

Creative Stamp People Collages by dosankodebbie

Debbie Davidson, aka dosankodebbie, of Japan, is an etegami artist.
Her recent "Stamp People" project is a creative collection of collages.
I know you'll enjoy seeing how these postage stamps came alive through art!

A few years back, I had the pleasure of interviewing Debbie.
You can read that blog post and learn more about etegami here!

More of dosankodebbie's work:

October 14, 2017

Retro Telephone Etiquette


My, how times have changed!
I wonder what our ancestors of generations past
would think if they could see the cell phones of today?
They'd be flabbergasted with not only the small sizes and technical capabilities,
but also the obsession with which they're coveted and used. 
How on Earth did they ever survive without them?

Just for fun, I'm sharing this retro ad that I came across on Pinterest!

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October 9, 2017

Marilyn Sunderland's Beautifully Carved Gourds

During these months of September, October and November,
we love to decorate our homes with all the autumnal favorites:
pumpkins, leaves and gourds.
Artist Marilyn Sunderland takes gourds to the highest level
by carving them and then applying paint or stain.
Each one is a handcrafted work of art!
Prepare to be wowed!

Find more art by Marilyn Sunderland Studio on her website.

October 6, 2017

Memories of September in Ocean City, New Jersey

This September, I spent some time vacationing at the Jersey shore-
particularly Ocean City, New Jersey, known as America's greatest family resort.
What a perfect time to be there with summer crowds back home and back to school!

Morning bike rides on the boardwalk were wonderful!

Perfect pit-stop.

A windy walk on the beach!

Such a delicious seafood dinner at The Crab Trap!
You can read more about it here.

Johnson's Popcorn - nothing like it!

I can't resist gelato!

Successful shopping spree.

No doubt, our favorite eatery!

Already looking forward to next year!

October 3, 2017

Brighten Your Day with Katrin Moye's Cheerful Ceramics

I'd think waking up to breakfast served in these ceramic pieces
will no doubt leave you smiling and feeling optimistic about the day ahead!
How about a mug of coffee that wishes you a cheery 
"Good Morning!" with its lovely colors and patterns?

Katrin Moye of Nottingham, UK is the creator of each piece.
She enjoys the process of hand-throwing the clay into simple forms,
then painting them with natural motifs like trees, leaves, and snowflakes. 
Such talent, wouldn't you agree?

Here's Katrin's Facebook page.

Images used with direct permission from Katrin Moye.