Seattle's spring has been a bit soggy and unpredictable so far, but like this sweet little mite, I'm not going to let a few puddles get in my way.
Image from the Wall Street Journal
The cherry blossoms, magnolias, camellias and daffodils are too beautiful to miss, and getting a bit wet is well worth it for a little playtime outdoors. Although I'm afraid I'm not nearly as cute in my rain gear as this little one.
Maybe I need a pair of these:
What about you? Are you game for singing in the rain and splashing in puddles? Or would you rather stick to the great indoors until the sun comes out?
Happy Friday, friends! What are you up to this weekend? If you are in Seattle and looking for something to do, may I recommend a trip to SAM for the Nick Cave "Meet Me at the Center of the Earth" exhibit?
Mr. H. and I went a couple weeks ago and loved it. Mr. Cave's Sound Suits, wearable fabric and found-object suits, are utterly delightful--Dr. Seuss meets Sesame Street meets Where The Wild Things Are meets Couture. They're also thought provoking, bringing up themes of beauty vs. ugly, treasure vs. garbage, stranger vs. familiar. But mostly, in my eyes, the suits are fun and playful.
They put in an appearance in the September 2010 issue of Vogue, and when you look closely at the fabrication and craftsmanship, it's no surprise that Mr. Cave is the director of the graduate fashion program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
September 2010 Vogue
In fact, it seems to be a pretty short leap between Mr.Cave's whimsical Sound Suits and what we're currently seeing on the runways and the street.
Kate Moss (The Cut)
Anna Dello Russo (Vogue.com)
The ubiquitous Prada fur stole (Tommy Ton)
House of Holland (Style.com)
Mary Katranzou (Vogue.com)
Mary Katranzou (Style.com)
I think even some of my youngest friends would love this exhibit if their moms have time to take them to SAM. Penelope, Bobby, Sophia, Lane and Cole, let me know which suit is your favorite! (I'm fond of the furry ones, myself!)
I love the the "Tory Entertains" posts on the Tory Burch blog. Wouldn't you love to be invited to this spring break lobster luncheon?
Image from Tory Burch
Blue and white and lobster are a few of my favorite things, so found Tory's invitation especially inspiring. I have a couple lobster feasts on the horizon... I owe my friend Pam a lobster pot pie, and have a "crazy lobster night" summer tradition with some dear friends. So what would my spin be on this lobster fest?
I would start with my favorite vintage blue and white plates.
Image from Costal Living
Add some relaxed blue linens... and maybe some white flowers...
Image from Carolyne Roehm A Passion for Blue & White
Or perhaps a pretty pop of pink! An outdoor setting is a must, so we'll hope for warm weather and sunshine.
Al fresco dining at Pam's (photo Heidi Diaz)
What to wear?
Image from Nordstrom.com
A Tory seashell tunic...
Image from Nordstrom.com
Or this relaxed hostess dress would be perfect!
Of course, it's the friends around the table that make the meal special. Who wants to join me for lunch?
After a 20-year career in PR and marketing, I've traded PowerPoints for paintbrushes, sky-high heels for ballet flats (OK, I still clomp around the studio in Manolos sometimes). Because to be truly alive, you need dreams that you're still chasing, not just dreams that have already come true. And since I was old enough to hold a crayon, I've dreamed of an art-filled life. So in this blog, I explore my dream of growing up to be a professional artist, plus the other aspirations, daydreams and musing that keep life interesting--and your wildest dreams, too.