Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Crafts of Summer - Catching Up


Copious, choice content is coming up from my super-duper summer of craft, travel, and lovinspiration. Follow me through my fleeting five weeks. Life can seem like you've living in a movie. I was present and mindful in everything I did this summer. That made all the difference. 


CHA-JFA Show 2011.  Rosemont, IL
"It's a good time of year for happiness." 
-Peter (A String of Blue Beads)

Chicago's Loop
"Life moves pretty fast. 
If you don't stop and look around once in a while, 
you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller

Charles River, Boston
"We could jump out and swim."
-Tyler Winkelvoss (The Social Network) 

Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts
Monty kisses her
Courtney: What are you doing?
Monty: I'm ending our friendship.
kisses her again
(With Honors)

Dottie's Coffee Lounge, North Street, Pittsfield, MA. The Beautiful Berkshires.
Arlo Guthrie: Just what I've always wanted.
Alice Brock: A restaurant?
Arlo Guthrie: No, a friend with a restaurant. 
(Alice's Restaurant)

Mehndi, as applied at XO Glow Salon in Park Ridge, IL.
Origin of expression
Born of imagination
Designed with creativity
Amaze, mystify, and intrigue.
(from "Henna" by Yas)

Glee in 3-D. Niles, IL
"Raise your glass." 
-The Warblers

Pyramid of the Moon, as viewed from the Pyramid of the Sun.
Teotihuacan, Mexico
"And in all the days of my life 
I have seen nothing 
that has so rejoiced my heart 
as these things. 
For I saw among them strange 
and exquisitely worked objects 
and marvelled at the subtle genius 
of the men in distant lands. 
The things I saw there 
I have no words to express."
Brussels 1521 
(quoted in ‘Turquoise Mosaics from 
Mexico’ by Elizabeth Carmichael)