Many people came in to my blog this weekend, from Ali's site. If that is you ... WELCOME!
Like so many others I love Ali's work. Her most recent book, Life Artist, especially and I'm pretty thrilled that she saw something of value in my piece. Thanks so much Ali. The 'history' post means quite a lot to me, so if someone can take away something from that -- all the better.
As you can see, my projects are about to be injected with a big dose of pretty things from Paper Valaise. I would have been happy getting these in a plain old postal mailer, but just look at that personal touch they add to their boxes. That Tiffany-blue ribbon is not part of the order, just a nice way to send things to customers, as though it's a gift. I feel like it's a gift. And the items themselves are pretty much already mentally designated.
We watched part (and are finishing up tonight) the movie, On Golden Pond, this weekend. Whoever did the set design did a fantastic job. If you ever get a chance to see it (we just selected it as a free 'on demand' cable option) be sure to check out the walls of their summer cabin. They are entirely covered with photos. Not in frames, just loose snapshots, maybe with thumbtacks or tape. I was almost distracted from the plot trying to see what was going on there. It was just such a great, very real, sort of quick thing that people do/did sometimes to share their memories. A nice movie for the fall.
Today was pumpkin carving day and and we enjoyed this seasonal treat. It's chai tea in apple cups, with cinnamon sticks to stir in the honey. It's hilarious to hear Marty ask for "dee" (tea). He's so little for tea.