Tuesday, June 30

cold nights and risotto goodness.

winter is surely setting in.
this was the last of today's light, taken from my back porch.

my indoor plants don't min
d the cold one bit.

tonight's iciness called for risotto.
tasty tasty risotto.
i made this recipe up about a year ago, by throwing heaps of stuff i liked into a pan and watching it turn into something edible :)

  • arborio rice
  • vegetable stock
  • sea salt and pepper
  • garlic
  • fresh lemon juice
  • mushrooms
  • asparagus
  • cherry tomatoes
  • corn kernels &
  • spanish onion

turned out a treat, plus there's left overs for lunch, score!

the simple life part two.

so, i know i said all i wanted in life was a credenza and a beagle...
...but it turns out there is
one more thing that i reeeeeeeally need.

dear landlord,
can i please please
please have a duck?
just one.
i will love it and care for it and give it lot's of open yard to play in and maybe even a bath to swim in?
it will be called barry, or if it's a girl, Genevieve.

kitty genius.

meet kitty genius, aka ashley goldberg.
she makes very pretty prints.

visit ashley's etsy store.

keep calm and customise.

i love old propaganda posters.
here are a few of my favorites;

keep calm and carry on has a really interesting history;

during the early spring of 1939 and the war with germany almost inevitable the british government's ministry of information commissioned a number of propaganda posters to be displayed throughout the country upon the outbreak of the war. the plan for the posters was to relay a message from king george VI to his people that all capable measures to defend the country were being taken. using the crown of king george VI as the only graphic element it simply read 'keep calm and carry on'.

the last few months i have had so many birthdays come up.
with minimal money and maximum spare time, i thought i'd make a personally customised keep calm poster for each of my friends.

for tess, a star wars fan

for jeff, a metal devotee

for miranda, a prize winning cup cake maker

and for luke, a flow chart junkie

spare time results in birds and dandelions.

all these beautiful blogs and talented artists that fill my days often inspire me to sit down and make something.
usually random things.

my goal this year was to start doing more things i love but am scared of, like craft and drawing (an old art teacher told me if she ever saw me with a paint brush or pencil in my hand, she'd fail me. harsh, but understandable).

i love nothing more then a good sharpened pencil and some fresh paper, but i am so very intimidated by them.
this is something i am working on.
luckily at my work, two weeks of the month are production and the other two are down time.
this gives me two whole weeks to do my own thing, resulting in the following;

you don't even want to see my attempts at crochet!



loveology was on my 15 lovely blog awards list, for a very good reason, it's beautiful.
do you ever find a blog and realise that you love every image, every post, every quote?
loveology makes my heart flutter.
all the images of cosy sunlit beds, tiny ceramic owls and misty forests, they do it for me.


Monday, June 29