Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sometimes Life Gets in the Way...Music Monday + Art Talk Tuesday

What can I say? I'm busy...but I need to always remind myself this is my outlet for ME. I need to give myself some me time...don't you all agree (for yourselves, of course). Life with a 5.5 month old and a 3.11 yr old is fast paced and when you add a layer of work and friends and volunteer commitments...it gets harder to find time for myself.

However, the only time I really get to be by myself is in the car. After the kids have been dropped off and on my way to pick them up I am afforded about 30-40 minutes to myself...so I listen to music.

Here's what I've been digging recently...

Rather Be by Clean Bandit 
Shake it Off by Taylor Swift 
On the subject of art, the video to Shake it Off is really funny. I'm glad to see what even though MTV no longer plays videos, the art of video music video making has not been lost. One of my favorite videos of all time is "Land of Confusion" by Genesis... remember it? With the puppets... watch it here. I also am a fan of the Bedtime Story video by Madonna. The BEST music video ever...is not a video, it's a movie, The Beatles Hard Days Night! It's genius, moving from comedic performances to thoughtful and witty music performances.

What are some of your favorites?

XOXO

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday Threads: Toms + Target

I am so excited about this Target collaboration! I am definitely going to be in line at 6:00am for this one...call me crazy.



Toms will give back (as they normally do) shoes for shoes and meals and blankets for apparel. The entire collection is also rumored to be under $50 a piece.

Happy Philanthropic Shopping! 

XOXO

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Music & Art on Tuesday: Cecilia the Satellite

Today I discovered new music. At first I could not believe what my ears were hearing and then there it was plain as white bread (that's a thing, right?) "Cecilia and the Satellite" by Andrew MaMahon. A really cool new tune with great album cover art... I want this on a shirt!


XOXO

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thursday Threads: Boogie Board Sync 9.7

Today my "Threads" are threads of technology! Last weekend while finishing back-to-school shopping, I discovered the Boogie Board. It wasn't much, just a simple e-writer, so then I did more research. I found that the company also made on e-writer that syncs to your phone via Bluetooth... this meant I can email myself my notes, drawings. I can send them to friends or clients! This tool is revolutionizing things for me, and I have only been using it for less than 24 hours. If you are an active note taker or artist on the go--- this is a great product for you. The best part, it's only $80! Boogie Board Sync 9.7 



XOXO

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Art Talk Tuesday: Smithsonian Throw Down... Have You Voted Yet???

This is the ultimate competition for all museum nerds! The Smithsonian is looking for ONE item that best exemplifies the institute, and WE get to pick! The Smithsonian is currently in Round 2 of voting, and it ends TODAY! They are down to 12 contenders in four categories...
1. Art
2. Science
3. Culture
4. History
Follow this link and go vote today! 

XOXO 

If you want more information about the Summer Throw Down... read this and this and this and THIS


Monday, August 11, 2014

Music Monday: Hallelujah...Thank You Robin

While I was on maternity leave my husband bought his dream guitar, a Les Paul. For the past couple of months our home has been filled with the sweet and rich tone of his Les Paul. Most people don't know this, but I love to sing. It's a secret talent of mine...but every now and then I let loose and belt out a tune in public. Since the Les Paul came into our house, Mr. D has been asking me to sing with him more...I hesitate...but last night we put together a "set list" of songs that I would feel comfortable singing with him.

As I was driving into work this morning Jeff Buckley serenaded me with his rendition of "Hallelujah" and as I sang along I made a mental note to email Mr. D with a request to add this song to the list. It seems appropriate and haunting now at 10:45pm, because later in the evening we would all slowly start to learn of the death of the great Robin Williams. He, like Jeff Buckley left us in shock with the news of his death. Robin Williams who made so many of us laugh was hiding his own demons. Jeff Buckley's passing was not intentional, but a tragic accident...yet I still remember being shocked by the news when it occurred.

So tonight I think about sweet and haunting melodies and the genius mind who made life sweet with laughter.

RIP Robin

XOXO

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Foto Friday (1 day late)

From dress up with my mini to opening a Smithsonian exhibit, meeting a rock legend, speaking in front of the Miami Dade County School Board and S celebrating his 100th day. It was a great week! 
















Have a great weekend! 

XOXO