Posts Tagged 'art'

Road Trip – the arts and crafts version

I just got back from a 2 week road trip with my family that took us through Bavaria, Tuscany and Switzerland. We easily spend a full 24 hours in the car and covered over 2500 miles – fun times with my husband and 2 small children¬†– (especially when the DVD player is broken!). ūüėČ

Anyway, I saw tons of great things but a¬†couple AMAZING things that I would like to share. Driving through Austria on the way to Italy, we saw a fence make from old skis. This seems to be somewhat popular; I had never seen it before. Although I did not manage to get a picture, I found this great website – – that profiled unique fence designs in one posting. I think the bowling ball fence is a clear winner!

You cannot go to Tuscany without visiting Florence. I may have gotten more¬†out of¬†my one day in Florence than from all four years of art history in college. Michelangelo’s¬†David made my trip to Florence. Not since I had seen Picasso’s Guernica had I been so moved by a piece of art. I mean I¬†almost cried.¬†Even my five-year old was interested in him.

I searched for some David crafts. As much as I wanted to find something that would give me a good giggle, I am almost relieved that I did not find anything. I am glad people have enough sense not to mess with a good thing and just let it be.

So I am just about back in the swing of thing. Lots of new postings soon.

Finally getting up to speed, My itouch.

I am often a little behind the times. At this point in my life, I have to chalk it up to age. Although I still feel like a teenager, the truth is that 40 is approaching a lot quicker than I would like. Yes, 40.

This year, my husband bought me an itouch. I love that I can actually access my email AND the internet like the rest of the world. I finally feel cool, until I realize that my nephew also got one for his 12th birthday. Whatever.

In my attempt to try an personalize it, I stumbled across Totally Severe. Sarah offers the best selection of wallpapers, fonts and itouch/iphone¬†backgrounds around. Here’s my selection, go get your own.

Color in the Lines – Summersville

What a charming picture and it is up to you to decide the outcome. It will make the perfect wall art regardless of who colors it.

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Mike Ciccotello

Growing up, Mike Ciccotello was one of those kids that every knew had talent. This was not something that was taught to Mike, but something that he must have been born with. Many years later, it is so interesting to see how his art has evolved. I love the urban and graphic feel of his paintings. One of his paintings was also featured on the back of a Liquitex Easel Set box.  Mike has recently launched a new website showcases his painting and illustartions. Check it out.

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