Friday, March 19, 2010

Blog Promo Friday!

I have been blogged about most charmingly by Stephanie Corfee, who found and is inspired by my beer bottle cap necklace. Stephanie has a lovely Etsy shop full of gorgeous, colorful prints to beautify your home or office. I'm especially drawn to her witty and mesmerizing Barefoot Hippie print!

I felt a lot cheerier reading her blog, so I'm adding it to my blogroll and hope that you'll check her page out, and her shop, of course!


What's wrong with this picture?

It's the Trump Skating Rink in Central Park, today, March 19.

Note the orange danger cones dotted across the ice.

Then, note the apparel of many skaters.


Yes, there is ice skating in 71 degree weather. There may be spots to avoid, but if you wish to skate, you can.

Look at the Weeping Willow tree, newly green after a week or so of spring/summer freakish temperatures. The plants must be so confused!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The End of a Trend?

Maybe 2 years ago I started to see this poster everywhere, dating from WW2 Britain. I loved the phrase, and even made some key chain charms using it that I sell in my shop. I did well with them and only have a few left, but they hardly sell any anymore, as its moment has passed.

I was stopped in my tracks by this display last week at my local Barnes & Noble. I didn't have time to check the manufacturer, but I feel that now that it's mass marketed (the image doesn't seem to be owned by anyone), the demand will wane.

Now I enjoy the parody posters that started springing up last year....

Monday, March 1, 2010

Dolley Madison on PBS Tonight!

Last summer I worked as assistant costume designer on this production, "Dolley Madison" for Middlemarch Films, for The American Experience, and it will be on TV tonight on PBS in my area! (Check your local listings)

I worked with Candice Donnelly, who designed the beautiful costumes, and this was my second time around with Middlemarch Films; in 2006 I worked on "Alexander Hamilton" and had a marvelous time. Eve Best stars as Dolley, the first First Lady to define the role and create a blueprint for all future First Ladies.

If you can't watch this evening, you can view it online at this website after tonight - just click on the top link that says "Watch Films Online", if you have a fast internet connection.