Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Favorite Art Websites It's my go to website when I want to look at quality photography on any subject. Often times I'll stumble upon just one photo of someones artwork and I'll trace it back to the source that opens my world up to more amazing artists. It lets you keep track of the photos you like and follow the people that post best photos. One look at this website and you will understand why I love it. I'm a visual person and on the homepage alone there are so many amazing pieces of art and photography and fashion that you want to click on 10 things at once. This is a website that's a huge source of inspiration to me as it connects me with beautiful things I wouldn't see anywhere else. Trendland is all about fabulous forms of art. The illustrations and photography they feature showcase some of the most beautiful and emotional art I've ever come across. The whole website is focused on interesting forms of art and expression. This is another website I go to when I'm looking for new inspiration and I want to be swept away into someone else's vision of the world. It's a brilliant website. Not to be confused with the link above trendhunter is a website/online magazine where High Fashion meets High Art. This website showcases so many creative artist and photographers it's insane. I've come across many posts that lead me to artists that soon became my favorites because of this website and I can always find something here that I want to share on my They don't post as much as I'd like but they give me great ideas for art projects and they feature some really unique art and artist that I'd never come across anywhere else. I love me some graffiti and this is my favorite website dedicated to street art. So this was a taste of my favorite art websites. These are places where I find most of the pictures and artwork I post on here to share with whom ever stumbles upon it. I don't always link to ever source every time as I like to link the viewer directly to that artists website so that they can get more fans and inspire more people. Yet without these websites myself and a vast amount of other people would never come across half the beautiful images we've seen!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Martin Millar Books

I loved Ruby & The Stone Age Diet, it was wild and off the wall. I didn't enjoy Lux the Poet as much but it was still a really unusual read. There were just so many characters to follow, some were interesting others were boring and it lost my interest at times. He's still an amazing author with a very different style. I would recommend reading them both though, I just liked the top one more. I'm planning on reading more by him too cause Martin Millar creates such a realistic and sometimes insane world for his kooky characters, that it's hard to go back to reading regular styled books.

Sweet Potato Chips

These were so freaking delicious! omg and silly me I thought they would be healthy because they were made from yams and I made my own "light" seasoning. Turns out anything you fry is not healthy! They were the best chips ever. (aside from Grippo's BBQ of course)

Studded Grilled Cheese

Stuffed Grilled Cheese! Tomato, green onion, feta and sharp cheddar cheese. Makes the best grilled cheese ever.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Would You Sleep Here?

Now I think this house is pretty cool considering it looks like the oldest house ever but it's probably brand new and was just made to look old ha ha or not. I can see this house crumbling under a few kinds trying to play hide and seek inside.If I was one of the raised with wolves types then this nature made root hut would seem pretty cozy. You would think the bed on the water would be kinda cool but in reality waking up to hundreds of mosquitoes swarming you under Victorian lace, doesn't sound that awesome after all.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Martin Millar Art

Turning out to be a great day for finding amazing art! I was looking for info on the writer Martin Millar and I came aross the the artist Martin Millar. One look is all it takes to see how cool these pieces are. Check out more and even buy some of his prints here:

Artist Of The Month: Beatrice Boyle

In case you haven't notice I'm a sucker for dark and twisted portraits. Which is a little odd because I don't do portraits myself but maybe that's why I'm obsessed with them and the artist that create them. Beatrice Boyle creates the epitome of the kind of art that moves me. It's very tortured and the lines of reality and perception are very blurred in her work. Every one of her illustrations is like a punch in the stomach or a slap in the face... emotionally that is. That's what I love, this is art that makes you feel. It makes me wonder about these girls and how the artist came to showcase these different emotions with each of them. Is it a glimpse into their souls or the artist's soul? Perhaps a bit of both.
^She's got a really cool blog that you should follow as well^
^And check out her website^

Midnight Easter Egg Hunt

Good Times!

Rooms That Make Me Jealous

What a magical look and feel this room has. It makes me think of the tents I used to make with my moms linens when I was a kid. Only these picture make it look so much more fabulous. I would love to live in a place like this, all soft candle light and fluffy pillows. It'd be like living on top of a birthday cake!While I could do with less pink, I love all the cool ideas in this above picture. I love the tree design at the head of the bed and the cool quote on the wall. I'm a sucker for lights being used inside like this but adding them with this do it yourself style canopy bed takes it to a whole new level of awesome. Books. Books. Books. I'm a super nerd when it comes to them and I'm very attached to my personal collection even though I have no where near enough to fill a wall this size but I think it's adorable how this photo uses homemade latter of all sizes to give a kind of optical illusion to the viewer to make it seem like the shelves are bigger than they are. To think a few twigs and some hot glue could transport a few simple bookshelves into a seemingly vast and magical wall of books is amazing. I'm so going to steal this idea and adapt it into my room.
I love me a big kitchen, especially since I have such a tiny one. I like this kitchen cause of the warm colors and open space. The beautiful colored marble counter tops along with all that cabinet space. Plus at least two islands to prep your food on. I'm seriously jealous of this kitchen!Another cool picture of someones den/library. Hell I would make this my bedroom if I could. I like the idea of color coding the books but mostly that couch looks so inviting. Like it would be the most perfect spot to snuggle up and read a book.

Somersault Movie Review

I absolutely loved this movie. It's not a happy, energetic, feel good movie. It's a sad, coming of age story about a runaway who's trying to get her life together. This movie was very timid at times but it's also very deep. I'd seen Abbie Cornish in a few other movies like Candy and Stop Loss but I never really thought much of her. That is until I saw this movie which was one of the first films she was ever in and I kinda fell in love with her. She acts with her whole body and her eyes really do pull you in and emote so much. She would have made an incredible silent movie actress. Lucky for us those days are over and we get a whole lot more. This is an Australian film, and as someone who hasn't really seen many (if any) movies that were made in Australia with an Australian casts, I was pleasantly surprised. My only qualm is that the movie could have done with a lot less nudity and still had the same calm before and after the storm feel to it. None the less it's a beautiful movie along the lines of the British film Fish Tank.I loved the colors in this film. The cinematography was brilliant. The way the two main characters would look through goggles and pieces of glass made you feel like they really wanted to see the world differently, to be different. Some scenes were so pale and cold while others would be so warm and almost electric. The colors and backgrounds of this movie are really beautiful and add tremendously to the raw feel of this movie. I highly recommend you see this if you get the chance.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More (Mostly) Vegetarian Meals

I love vegetables. All kinds but especially in my favorite cayenne, kick-o-man sauce. I like them with noodles, rice or just extra veggies! Egg Rolls. Yummy veggie egg rolls. Easy to make and way too easy to eat! Vegetable soup, now I must confess I put cutup chicken breasts in this but only a little. The colors while it was cooking were so beautiful. The spinach and red onion look perfect together.
It came out so delicious and it made so much that in addition to eating it for two days I filled two big containers of it up and froze it. Homemade spinach, mushroom and tomato pizza with Alfredo sauce. I could eat this every night if I didn't have a dozens of recipes I could live on.
Garlic. It's my favorite spice and additive, whatever. I add it to just about everything. My second favorite spice is cayenne pepper. Third is regular black pepper. Fourth is Rosemary & fifth is Cinnamon.Homemade granola. I make it for my mom all the time and there are dozens maybe even hundreds of different ways to make it. I like to use Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, for this one I used the kind with strawberries. I also use oatmeal, flax seed among lots of other things. It's the best granola you've ever had.Spinach stuffed pasta shells. I prefer them with Alfredo sauce but they're good with regular pasta sauce too. I bought some frozen ones and loved them so I decided to make my own homemade ones which were so much better.
15 Bean and veggie chili. I hate beans of all kinds except the green beans so who knows what possessed me to put a bag of soup beans in my chili all I know is for some crazy reason it was so yummy and delicious it's not the only way I can eat beans! This is before I added all the water and cooked it down.Then you have a traditional salad. Works ever time.