Leaping!

I always get excited about leap day, and yet I always fail to do anything particularly special for it. Luckily, I have four years to plan for the next time around. On a related note, I had a very long dream about frogs last night. Since I don’t particularly like amphibians, reptiles, or really any … Continue reading

Bits & Pieces: Yours, Roxanne

1. Illustrator and graphic designer Roxanne Daner of Etsy shop Yours, Roxanne likes dogs, which means I like her. Even better, she paints whimsical gouache images of dogs that are subtly colorful and lightheartedly sophisticated. Just so you don’t get the wrong impression, I’ll note that Roxanne draws and paints other things just as well … Continue reading

Extra Bulk

I finished a four year bachelor’s degree in two years. My hobby is painting meticulously detailed “collages” full of tiny objects and perfect shadowing. I’m currently watching seasons 1 & 2 of Modern Family on DVD for the firth time–in a row. It’s safe to say I’m a pretty focused person with a long attention span. Usually. … Continue reading

Bits & Pieces: Cake with Giants

1. Usually, I prefer pie to cake. As far as I’m concerned, the best thing about cake is the frosting–usually buttercream (although my favored type is any meringue-based icing). The thing about buttercream frosting is that once it’s refrigerated, it’s no longer soft and silky, allowing you to realize that you’re ingesting large, sugary bites … Continue reading

Bits &….

I know, I owe you a post today! I got caught up in shopping and baking and painting and Hidden City, a Travel Channel show hosted by a crime novelist who I can only wish to someday match in fascinating-ness. So in place of 3S’s regularly scheduled programming, would you be willing to accept a painting? … Continue reading

Macarons

First, I just want to note that on the west coast, it’s still Monday. I had nearly a half of an hour left to pull together a post before failing to follow last week’s promised schedule! I just blog better under pressure–that’s my reason and I’m sticking to it. Now that my late night posting … Continue reading

Hello, Hawaii

I bought plane tickets to Honolulu this week! I’ve never been to Hawaii, but I’m hoping the islands are as adventurous, tropical, and colorful as Nick Kuchar of Everything is Jake‘s posters make them out to be. If I weren’t already going to Hawaii next month, the retro-inspired graphic design and vibrantly sunny pastels on … Continue reading

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