Archive for 2010

Bueller..? Bueller..?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Here those crickets chirping? That would be the sound of me not typing my blog…

Alas a plethora of responsibility has overtaken my time, free or otherwise. Even Luna has learned to walk herself (and her soccer ball).

But I shall return soon!!
(insert echo of last line, here…)

Takes my breath away…

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010


I took these photos of my delicious niece; with my trusty Nikon N90s on Kodak Plus-X film. I love love love film… I love the grain, and the subtle hues from white to black. Since I picked up my first camera and saw my first print, my response has always been utterly visceral.

Like Art for Chocolate

Sunday, February 21st, 2010


Meet Maria White of Maria White Ceramics. I love love love her porcelain creations. To watch her work is better than xanax – she fluidly creates these forms on her wheel making it look as if they pour from her very hands. I have the good fortune to happen by her studio on a regular basis… it is always an inspirational drive-by to see the her luminaries, eggs, and bottles (to name a few) waiting for their turn in the kiln. Her pieces are hand-thrown and then individually carved – each one injected with Maria’s vision. Do yourself a favor and visit her site to see her creations. And make sure to get on her mailing list for her bi-yearly sales. (then again, if you’re like me, you can’t wait until spring and will call for a personal showing of her work to select your favorite pieces). This week she is at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore – stop by and say hello if you’re in the neighborhood!

“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli…”

Monday, January 25th, 2010

[The Godfather]


Left to my own devices recently, I decided to whip up another side-business to entertain myself. Introducing Auntie Myrtle’s Bun In the Oven. So that means I’ve been baking a lot. And things have to be tested to make sure they taste okay (I adjust the recipes as I go) It’s for science. Just today I decided to throw together another batch of pumpkin bread to bring to a gathering later today. There will be five other people there, and as you can see from the photo, I made six loaves. Aren’t they pretty?

I’m very full.

“The new phonebooks are here! The new phonebooks are here!”

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

[steve martin, The Jerk]

We have worked for a loooooong time to bring this baby together. So my very first blog is dedicated to the amazing guys at Every Angle Media: Josh, José and Michael. Put simply, they kick ass. If you look up tireless in the dictionary you will see their photos. I’m not kidding, go check, I’ll wait. …See?

I also need to add that I’m having flashbacks to the editorial column I used to write for my college newspaper (Boston University’s Free Press – known as The Freep). My column was called Aimless and I used to write it on my Mac Plus a first-generation Mac (and for those of you keeping score, that would be system software v 1.0 – on a floppy disc – no internal hard drive). And the simple idea that I could cut one thought from one paragraph and paste it into another made my heart sing. Well, that and the bagels from Bruegger’s in Kenmore Square. Back then I wrote about boys. And waitressing…

As the days pass and the sunny weather carries on here in LA I will post about all those things that catch my eye. And possibly waitressing… we’ll have to see how it plays out.

Happy 2010!!