Thursday, May 21, 2009

nesting is for the birds...

I have long collected nests after the momma birds have finished them off.

Faux eggs have been inserted.

Here is by far my most prized nest, and over 20 years old. This nest was found in a low bush just outside my house when I lived in Kansas. Directly behind our building was a horse barn. The diminutive nest was lined with perfection with horse hair to keep those little eggs warm and cushioned.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Edit. Enhance. Tweak.

Picnik allows photos from any source to be altered and revised for publishing. Technique possibilities include neon, heat map, pencil sketch, posterize and many more options.
As features download, watch for clever, picnic-related phrases to appear such as growing grass, warming breezes, applying sunscreen and blooming blossoms.
The method displayed here is called PIXELATE.
Have fun playing around with this free, or upgraded website.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to Moms everywhere.
For a good chuckle, watch Keeping Mum as mentioned in my last post, with your Mom today.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Keeping Mum

Mary Poppins meets Nanny McPhee in a gorgeous countryside setting, here.

A dark, witty, madcap, humorous British comedy featuring Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas is easy to watch for the chuckles, not any deep underlying significance.

Be prepared for a like Mother, like daughter conclusion.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Red Meat and Gin

Photo credit: Jonathan Wenk, Sony Pictures

Julia Child, matronly chef and fond of French cuisine, attributed her lengthy life to the consumption of red meat and gin. In August, Julie & Julia, a biopic will be released featuring a mop-wigged, guttural Meryl Streep as Julia. To refresh the memory on Julia, visit the exhibit and her kitchen at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute.

Watch the trailer here.

Bon App├ętit!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A new bag of tricks...

In honor of Mothers everywhere, is offering 20% off all Le Pliage products through Sunday, Mother's Day.
Shipping is free.
Coupon code: MomDay
These are great bags in every color and size, especially for travel.