Monthly Archives: April 2011

Easiest Chocolate Cupcakes EVER!

I got my hair cut last week from my sweet friend, and incredible stylist, Kyle. She’s fantastic. And one of the best Mom’s I’ve ever met. We chatted about everything, included her not-so-secret recipe for cupcakes. A box of Duncan Hines Devil’s Food cake mix and a can of pumpkin puree. The following day I realized I had both in the house, so I gave it a try. Yum. It took about 3 minutes of prep, 20 minutes of baking and 30 seconds of eating. I mean 10. Yum! And “Healthy!”

photo from shutterstock.com, I even left the watermark on to prove it!

Lie in Our Graves

I’ve been cleaning out my iTunes library this week and ran across this old CD, from what, 1996? Ouch. Anyway, I remembered my favorite song from that time in my life, called Lie in Our Graves. There’s a musical interlude halfway through the song which quietly disappates and then the the lyrics come back with:

I can’t believe that we would 
Lie in our graves 
Wondering if we had 
Spent our living days well 
I can’t believe that we would 
Lie in our graves 
Dreaming of things that we 
Might have been 

It inspired me then, it inspired me now. Watch and listen to it here. Now.

Got Time?

We were at our friend Kim and Chris’s house the other night and spotted her new, awesome clock! It’s similar to this one, but dark silver, rather than orange. (On a side note, someday I’m going to post about Kim’s house because it’s absolutely amazing!!!) Anyway, she found this fabulous clock on Etsy shop All15Designs. Really cool, fun stuff. Check them out here.

Daughter

I promised you that I would share some of my writing. So, here’s a little something I wrote about a certain little girl. It’s a first draft, so bear with me. 

You’re climbing the rock
No fear
Dad tries to hold your hand
Before you jump
But you just go ahead
And fly off the rock
You land on your feet
Then roll
Onto the soft grass
You’re up
More
More
Your eyes are bright
Your face serious
When you jump
Your eyes are wide
When you land
Your mouth breaks
Into a smile
I watch
Through the camera
Clicking
Capturing
Remembering

Helen Frankenthaler

Have you heard of Helen Frankenthaler? I first ran into her work during a Graduate School class on Abstract Expressionists. What an amazing class. What an amazing artist! I’ve had a soft spot for her ever since. Her work is stunning, simple and sensational. And from what I can remember from the class, she was one of the first to experiment with an unprimed canvas. For my class I tried my hand at her style, one still hangs prominently in our house. Here’s a link to more of her work. Amazing. I might just have to pick up my brushes again.

Amy Rice at the Birchwood Cafe

I stopped by the Birchwood Cafe the other day to pick up a piece of Key Lime Pie and fell in love with the artist they’re currently showing. Amy Rice is a mixed media artist from Minneapolis and used untraditional methods, including a Gocco printer. I love the lightness and use of color in her work, and I especially love the texture she gets from using type. What a find!