Friday, February 24, 2012

puppet master

Well now I really do have my hands in everything.  My latest endeavor?  Puppet making.  Wait, you may be asking yourself, does she know anything about puppet making?  No.  That's right, say it loud, say it proud, I have no idea what I'm doing.  But that's part of the adventure.  I'm sure he's going to change quite a bit over the next three weeks, but after only a few days he's really starting to turn into someone I want to hug.  Which is a good sign.   Meet the beginnings of Max:

I've been on the project two days and the house is already filled with white fluff and colorful splashes of dye (a purposefully turquoise kitchen sink might actually be my next home improvement project; accidental turquoise sink? not so fabulous).   But I am having a blast.

Max still has almost a month before his film debut, so I'm not too worried, but if any of you readers out there are secretly puppet masters and have any tips on creating loveable beasties, please let me know.  Meanwhile I'll just keep forging ahead, which for now means dying everything I come into contact with. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

grand bazaar, grand ring

The Gaia Repossi rings for Zadig & Voltaire are pretty cool.  But can I say that I think the ring I picked up last year at the covered bazaar in Istanbul is even better?  And it was most certainly less than the $320 they're charging for this one. 

I realize this is basically a gloating post, because I can hardly guarantee you'd be able to find this ring even if you made the trip to Istanbul tomorrow.  But you'd probably find some other wonderful gem.  And I guess what I'm saying is, shop online, yes, shop at net-a-porter, of course, but also hunt for treasures in unexpected, personal, out of the way places; both the booty and the process of finding it are often infinitely more rewarding.

more photos after the jump (can't resist playing with my new camera)...

Monday, February 20, 2012

falta poco

Seven months ago Husband and I started our first joint artistic project, (some of you may remember the very beginning, when I was just contemplating feathers and pinning mohawks) and now here we are, in the final thrusts of editing and color correcting, almost ready to birth this baby.  I'm so excited, I couldn't resist sharing a still from the video.