This is a mural on the mysterious mansion in our neighborhood. The mansion was apparently bought not long ago by some celebrity or other. The rumor is it's Nicholas Cage, but then, I think I might have started that rumor. We have yet to see any sign of life coming from that house. The only person we ever saw is that guy in the mural. I have no idea what he's up to, even though I thought about it quite a lot. Maybe he's about to be taken advantage of by a certain femme fatale, or he's just lying around on a nude beach. Or he's giving away his body to the science. Or he's saying: I surrender... but to whom he's saying it to, I guess we'll never know. But what I do know is that I really like this mural.
I was trying to tidy my studio tonight (good luck!) and realized that I have quite a few framing options for my papercuts. My husband and I love frames, what can I tell you. Our eyes start to sparkle at the mere mention of frames. Our favorite pastime is going to the framing shop. We have become quite the experts regarding the size, the width of the frame, the materials used, the glass, the matting vs. the mounting... What! Enough, with the frames already. But wait, I'll stop in a minute, let me just show you some of the different framing options for my papercut art that are on offer in my shop (all of my papercuts are available framed and unframed, if unframed they come mounted on a sturdy 11" x 14" black mat, ready to pop into a frame of your choice)...
Autumn Kiss in a 11" x 14" black wood frame, with glass front
Back Where You Belong in a 11" x 14" black wood frame with white edges, with glass front
Girl on a Swing in a 11" x 14" white wood frame, with glass front
Sylvie Guillem, #3 in a 11" x 14" black curved glossy frame, with glass front
... and a couple of more photos in the black frame with white edges:
I'm quite positive I've got a couple more frames I could share with you, but maybe, for tonight, this will be enough.
What? Yes, the Lace Fence.
By the Dutch design team Demakersvan and here is what they have to say:
"Industrial production is for us a big source of inspiration. The Big Miracle of how some products come about is a beautiful phenomenon if you look at it closely. In our projects we often combine the sensitive and the small with the powerful, large and industrial.
The Lace Fence project translates that line of thinking. Fencing is a sign how we modified and cultivated our environment. Like brambles fences are rising rampantly around us. What would happen if a patch of embroided wire would meet with and continue as an industrial fence.
Hostility versus kindness, industrial versus craft."
Lace Fence contains decorative elements based on traditional lace patterns.
I love the idea behind this design and mixing of the industrial and craft. Brilliant. If we need to be fenced in let us at least be inside a Lace Fence!
I'm pretending to be a professional photographer today...
So, here are the smashing photos I took:
Title: Things they make me do
OK, so I used my husband's pet cow Nuni for this photo shoot. I made her balance on the slippery leaf. I am a very bad person, I know. But, she might become super famous, she might get hired by the famous Shanghai acrobat troupe, who knows? And then I will be a very smart person.
No animal was harmed in this photo shoot. Nuni admitted that she actually kind of enjoyed the excitement and danger. It was a welcome change from her monotonous life of a grazer.
Hope you liked the photos I took for you, I'll be sharing some more soon!
The rain stopped, the sun is out, we're off to the park for some dog watching.
I'm very fond of Edwardian period, especially the fashion and the Art Nouveau movement. And I am particularly fond of this glamorous vintage 1900 Edwardian gauze dress from Myfavoritevintage on Etsy. Goodness. My heart aches for it. Isn't it just exquisite?
Sadly, quite out of my reach. But, still, I will continue to gaze at it and dream...
I also think that this Lady Hare of the English Rabbit Society from Middleburg is quite adorable, holding these two wee rabbits...
And how about this building in the Art Nouveau District of Riga, Latvia? Just spectacular.
Photo via Riga-life.com
We are facing another full week of rain in San Francisco. But so be it, rain is what we urgently need and water rationing is what we desperately don't need:).
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!