Thursday, 30 April 2009
The funny thing is, that when I was a little girl, I was absolutely terrified of Joan Crawford. She was like a monster to me, who might hide in my laundry basket or behind the hangers in my closet. You see, in 1981 - at which time I was 5 years old - i saw the movie Mommie Dearest, which had been adapted from the tell-all book written after Joan's death by one of her daughters. Many of Crawford's colleagues, including Marlene Dietrich, denounced both book and film, which depict Crawford as a most monstrous purveyor of relentless emotional and physical abuse upon her children. A particular scene in the film in which the young girl is reprimanded for not arranging the hangers properly has always haunted me. See trailer below.
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
elvis loves me necklace by blinkphoto
scroll saw portrait by stevesscrollsawart
hand carved egg by 1eggman
zombie elvis earings by voodooville
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
these crummy lifeless photos do no justice to the forests of Alishan, Taiwan, where the trees are too tall to photograph, and the shades of green too many for any lense to comprehend. walking amongst these giant 3000 year old majesties, i wept in awe.
sadly, all of the largest and oldest of these trees are dead. what was once a great cypress army is now a great many benches and end tables. the few that were left alone have all since passed from diseases brought in by the foreign species planted in their place. but twenty eight ghostly giants remain here, in this forest. and though dead themselves, they are host to much life. clad as they are in glorious green robes, they remain, as they have, for a thousand times longer than i. lifetimes 3 milleniums long, now halted, stand in ghostly reminder of the capabilites and the follies of the human race.
woah. rambled on there didn't i? :)
here, watch this:
Mother's Necklace by sjengraving
Mother and Child sculpture by wendygold
I Love You Mom Necklace by laughingravendesign
Mother and Child fine art print by haywardART
Vintage notecard from confections
Brooding Hen print by PistolesPress
Monday, 27 April 2009
print by valentinadesign
necklace by RachelleD
tea towels by FancyBoutique
while enjoying the company of some good friends i see far too infrequently, the sand-floored patio i was sitting on decided to inhale one leg of my sh*tty plastic chair and eject me into the air, only to land quite clumsily on my ill-positioned wrist. once the immediate embarassment had passed, all that remained was agony, swelling and an inability to do just about anything with my bum arm. i can't even do up my bra by myself! had to enlist my husband to help me with the simplest tasks all weekend long.
the weather was impeccable, and i was finally able to wear a dress and mary janes without even a cardigan!
my husband and i walked all around the city during the days and snuggled up to dvds in the evenings. injuries aside, it was a lovely weekend! but alas, now i'm back to work, and with but one hand for typing.
here's hoping that you all had an accident free weekend full of sun and joy!