Archive for May, 2010

Big Changes

Music of the Week:

Have to admit, I am not a huge rap person; but a little Biggie Smalls every now and then doesn’t hurt.  Thought I would pull this out of the vaults as it’s very appropriate for my exciting venture that I will be taking here in a few days, “Going Back to Cali“.     

Blog of the Week:

This blog  is one of the very few  where you actually want to read from someone who is ranting and raving.   If you watch the Food Network then there is no doubt you know who Anthony Bourdain is.  He eats great food ,travels, and writes for a living.  How genius of a job is that? 

Quote of the Week:

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”  -Salvador Dali

Other Inspiration:

I don’t mean to sound morbid here, but I really hope that I go out with style in this Mercedes Hearse.  This truly is a one-of-a-kind ride my friends.  I can only imagine what the horn may sound like on that cruiser.



Music of the day:

Every since I walked through my door yesterday to hear “my musician” playing his rendition of “Sea of Love” by Phil Phillips,  I have not been able to get it out of my head.  Catchy, simple, and classic; truly a classic.  If this song doesn’t make you want to have a glass a wine and a slow dance with that “special someone” than I don’t know what will. 

Blog of the day:

Wow, this blog has an endless list of female photographers.  The site features one photographer a week and promotes their work.    Each photographer has an etsy shop, (hence the title of the blog: Female Photographers of Etsy).  Hopefully my name will grace the presence of their homepage within the near future.   

Quote of the day:

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”   -Vincent Van Gogh

Other Inspiration:

I have always been drawn to graffiti art and I can not understand why some people don’t consider this art.  I mean really, would you rather look at a blank wall people?


Music of the Day:

Thought I would pay a little homage to the one and only Jim Morrison and The Doors.  After all, it has been a Morrison week in our household with “The Doors” movie being watched every night.  I’m sorry, but I don’t think anyone could look better in leather pants than him.  It’s no wonder that every chick back then wanted him to “light their fire”. 

Blog of the Day:

Let’s kick it back old school once again by talking about this blog , which was created by another artistic person that I went to school with.  Check out Callie Giovanna’s photos on here; they are incredible.  (Side note:  Her name rocks.)  Not only are each and every one of her pictures beautiful, Callie is a beautiful and talented individual that has managed to create a blog that will keep me coming back for more. 

Quote of the Day:

“There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.”     -Jim Morrison

Other Inspiration:

Check out these Chat Cups by Soop Group.  I can think of many ways that this idea is wrong but yet so genius at the same time.

Hump Day

Music of the Day:

Talk about blues; you ain’t heard the blues until you have heard Robert Johnson.  This is the blues my friend; it may not be the blues that you are use to with the modern crap that claims to be blues, but this is it.  You truly feel his blues when you hear this.   

Blog of the Day:

Oh, for old times sake, why the heck not?  Here’s a shout out to an old college friend of mine that created this blog.   I am really digging his Design Portfolio; but I must admit, my favorite thing is this photo that he has on here.  Any guesses as to who this could be?   Yes, yes, it is “yours truly”.       

Quote of the Day: 

“The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”  -Norman Vincent Peale 

Other Inspiration:

This has to be one of the most creative ideas I have seen in a long time.  David Stark adds a whole other realm to art with his Post it Project.  What a way to spruce up your home, office, or even the restaurant bathroom stall for that matter.  I can hardly sit still; I want make a mad dash to the nearest store for sticky notes.  (Be sure to check out David’s website; it’s a trip in itself.)