Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The shopping is finished and the big holiday of the year is almost here. The kids are excited about Santa coming and are watching holiday movies to pass the time. As I shout to them to the other room that they cannot have any more cmas cookies until the party tonight, I give in again. So I leave this post by saying Merry Christmas and officially sign off to spend more time with my kids, and counting down to a big martini at the Cmas eve festivities tonight!
Friday, December 05, 2008
The artist, Clare, in this book had an intriguing edge as it related to the time traveling character, Henry. Her paper assemblages of birds and a direct comparison to Anselm Keifer, one of my favorite abstract artists, was a great connection. Clare was driven to creating beauty in her work much of the time with her final dark bird creation at the end of this tragic story. An amazing piece of fiction with visually rich metaphors and symbolism-lots of good stuff for making art!
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Outside it is frosty and crisp. Some of my favorite things I see out a window or walking up the sidewalk are simple things added over the years to the landscape. Everything is so beautiful anyways in black and white, no? And with the high-contrast of winter, it is almost a must to see all of it this way.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Last night was the annual lighting of the giant holly tree in downtown Avondale Estates. We have gone every year since we moved here (5 years!) And it is magical every time. The kids are definitely in to it, but I have an adult love affair with it as well. I love singing Christmas carols, sipping hot cider and munching on Krispy Kreme donuts (yes, so decadent!) It has been really cold every year so far, and this year was no different-37 degrees! But the sky was clear, no wind and it felt so, so Christmassy! Seriously, in Atlanta, it is hard to come by sometimes. I really do miss the holidays in MI, the snow falling, the beautiful snow-covered landscapes, drinking coffee by the fireplace. Just the coziness and hunkering down when the wind is whistling hard outside and the crackle of a roaring fire inside. Welcome winter!