Do cookies count?
In fact, I myself have many, many crafty projects in the works…which usually means listed and bookmarked and dogeared and piles of materials scattered about ready to go. I’m always in awe of those who REALLY go out and make it happen. This page is going to be a fun place to browse for like minded souls.
Upon entering the buyhandmade.org the first link I clicked on was this…
Jennifer in Buffalo, NY / www.pretty-haute.com
“Handmade is heart made!”
A Jennifer Lynne in Buffalo? Never!
Look at all the fantastic shops out there. Support handmade! And let me know if you sign the pledge or know of other fantastic sites out there to promote.
The Handmade Consortium
Mmmm. The Ace of Cakes. How delicious is he?
(Not nearly as delicious as my wonderful Marky though, who has been so kind to me the past few days in my time of bitchyness and drama.)
Duff and Jen sitting in a tree… I love this show!!! Handsome men. Cute girls (hello, girl crush on Mary Alice!) And gorgeous cakes! I wanna work there and be friends with this crew! Career change! Baltimore, here I come!
I didn’t find any penguin cake. Or wooden dummy cake. Or a cake with a Penguin and a Wooden Dummy holding hands on top…But that’s ok, Mark and I aren’t going to have wedding cake anyhow, just a homemade ice cream sundae bar with 27 choices of toppings. (Get making the ice cream Dad!)
How cute are these owls?
And this one?
Or this one?
Ok, this concerns me.
But carbtastic is awesome!
A cake for everyone!
America’s Best Places for Artists
Santa Fe, N.M.
Carson City, Nev.
New York City
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Calif.
Nassau-Suffolk County, N.Y.
But check out the Creative Class Heat Map.
Looking at this, the answer must be “go east, young man”.
For the Creative Class
For the artist: smARThistory
These video and audio podcasts, by art history professors Beth Harris and Steven Zucker, place great works of art in context. If you can’t get to a museum, you can still get your art-fix by listening to their discussions of pieces such as Duchamp’s Readymades and Bernini’s Ecstacy of St. Theresa. New York-based Harris and Zucker focus primarily, but not exclusively, on art from the Metropolitain Museum of Art and MoMA, sharing their insights about paintings and sculptures from all eras. While some smARThistory podcasts provide only an audio commentary one can listen to while looking at a static image of the artwork, others are more dynamic and include supplementary materials.
For the musician: Uncensored Blues
If you’ve got the blues, this podcast might just cheer you up. Produced in association with the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale Mississippi, Uncensored Blues shares tracks from rare pre-war blues albums. With music from Blind Lemon Jefferson, Leadbelly, and other blues legends, each podcast explores variations on a musical theme, such as “Hard Times” or the “Black Snake Moan.”
For the chef: ReMARKable Palate
This podcast, part of the Gilded Fork’s Culinary Podcast Network, is hosted by personal chef Mark C. Tafoya. Besides sharing recipes, Tafoya interviews chefs, food writers, and gourmets, and takes listeners behind the scenes of popular restaurants.
Last year I did “The Artist’s Way” and I was soooo glad I did.
This past week, I just found out that the book “The Right to Write” was available to me at PaperbackSwap, so any day now, any day. I know Erin is working her way through this book right now too.
And from Create a Connection, I found Laura, who is reading Julia’s newest book Finding Water.
Something that strikes me most about the first chapter of Finding Water is one of the quotes, one by Abraham Maslow: “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.
If you haven’t read any of her work, I highly recommend it. Pure inspiration.
Albright-Knox lists art up for sale: Treasure trove slated to be auctioned off amid controversy amounts to 196 items
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Monday released a list of 196 items that will be sold this spring at Sotheby’s New York City auction house.
The following is a full list of items to be auctioned and the date of auction. Descriptions are provided by Sotheby’s. The year listed is the year the work entered the gallery’s permanent collection.\ Continue reading
THE ALL NEW 2007 MOSAICS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
IF YOU PURCHASE THIS WEEK WE WILL DONATE
40% OF YOUR PURCHASE PRICE TO BOHW!
**YOU WILL NEED TO PUT “BENEFIT BOHW” IN
THE ‘”NOTE TO SELLER” SECTION WHEN YOU ORDER**
“When the majority dislike a person, it is important to find out way; When the majority likes a person, it is also important to find out why.” -Confucius
I gave this book away to my friend Melissa in Rochester for Christmas (who practices Wing Chun and loves her two cats Tony and Godot.)
I wish I bought a copy for myself! The illustrations are gorgeous. Kwong Kuen Shan obviously *gets* cats. Check out the full gallery here.
Ok, using the word Spring in this title in my email, not bad.
Check out the workshops the CEPA Gallery has to offer!
CEPA offers photography and digital imaging workshops in its education facility; located alongside the Underground Gallery at CEPA’s Market Arcade location, 617 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14203 – 716-856-2717.
Click below to see all workshops offered (not updated on the website yet!) Continue reading