Tuesday, April 19, 2011

cats n' dogs. geez, it's raining.

as many of you know, although april brings many good things (easter, fresh flowers, reese's peanut butter eggs) it also brings rain (gloomy, yuck, wet) 

as i contemplated this hard truth while on the bus this morning i decided that rain wouldn't be half as bad with optimal, stylish and unusual umbrellas...perhaps to make a passerby smile or yourself grin on a rainy monday..

1. for the inner art student: color wheel stick umbrella from uncommongoods.com 
2. in case you find yourself in nyc and it's too wet for a map or for those who love the big apple: raindrops on railways umbrella from modscloth.com
3. hippies love a good rain: marimekko prenikka compact umbrella from umbrellas.net 
4. how much fun. no need to remember to feed the fish: big fish umbrella also from modscloth
5. bring your own sunshine: mod 70's vintage pagoda

Saturday, April 9, 2011

poeticlaughter: free spirited art, etsy shop

i'm really proud of my new cowl that i crocheted for my etsy shop, poeticlaughter. the shop isn't up yet until i get more work and have time to develop shop policies, a logo, etc. but until then, please enjoy window shopping ;)

poeticlaughter piece, etsy draft 

wearing my new crocheted cowl out on a saturday afternoon

double crochet cowl (ok, so dustin is wearing it because i needed a close up and wanted to take it myself hehe)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Not Breakfast: Dinner At Tiffany's

I am grinning ear to ear as I write this. 

Friday evening was the most romantic dinner with my husband. 

Dustin surprised me by taking me to Cibomatto, one of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago at The Wit

Before dinner began he presented me with the perfect gift: the daisy key necklace from my favorite store, Tiffany & Co.

the blue box.
Dustin said it was "me"

lobby @ the wit

being "fancy"

chefs at work
excited, unwrapping, so excited it's blurry but had to post it 

"fancy" cont.

fresh ingredients, chef's table 

Inside Cibomatto

starter: beet salad, burrata, parma prosciutto, chestnut vinaigrette
our table, italian soda for me, beer for dustin 

seating @ the wit lobby 

agnalotti, spinach, preserved lemon, ricotta salata

the wit lobby, music playing was: best day of my life by brighteyes

wit lobby cont.

wit art 

not too shabby; personal bathrooms 

It was a beautiful evening on the town & I'm still glowing after such an amazing date.

to life's pleasant surprises,

Monday, April 4, 2011

Yarn Art

my first multi-color scarf

My second work of crochet art! I just learned to crochet and adore it. I've been having fun with bright colors and learning new stitches. I'm looking forward to putting some of my work up on etsy so be on the look out for PoeticLaughter knits and other handmade goodies by yours truly. 

art washes away the dust of everyday life,

Friday, April 1, 2011

So This Is What You Do?

first art purchase together

love at first hide

kitten.espresso machine.

   Let's pose normal, wait, no really. smile. i mean, ok don 't. ugh you didn't?
wait, did it take?

cherishing little moments and loving an artful life,

Travel: Not for the Faint of Heart

way to loop

tired. but home.

But I Will Hold On Hope

Dustin left, Jon right.