Thursday, September 23, 2010

Become part of the movement to make our world a better place to ride by signing the pledge at peopleforbikes.org


graphic from http://www.peopleforbikes.org/
   I'm sure you know at least one person that rides a bike. More than likely someone you love is one of the many cyclists that ride on the roads. Please help make the roads safer for everyone by signing the petition below or at peopleforbikes.org.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies...

Butterflies by Manolo Vald├ęs Photo: Sotheby's
I love getting artdaily newsletter in my inbox every morning. I've seen many beautiful arts that I otherwise would never heard of or seen without leaving the comfort of my own home. This morning was no exception. I was smitten when I saw this picture of Monola Valdes's Butterflies. 


Alexander McQueen's Butterfly Hat Photo: Harper's Bazaar

I have a soft spot in my heart for butterflies since forever. This sculpture also reminded me of Alexander McQueen's Butterfly Hat in Harper's Bazaar which I have a copy pinned to my office wall for a while now.

Fluttery Breath of Life Necklace by Jewelera on Etsy
I found these gorgeous ethereal butterflies necklaces and earrings by jewelera on Etsy. They are just breathtaking and much closer to my price range than the Manolo Valdes' and Alexander McQueen's pieces. Certainly if money is no object, I'd like to have them all. But for now I might just have to get one of Jewelera's earrings or necklaces soon.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Coming This Fall to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

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Beret/Slouchy Hat      Lots of Round Cup Leaflets    |    Mega Loops    |    Regal Collar Scarflette
 
I'm so excited and couldn't be happier that my wearable arts will be available at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) this fall in October.

The pieces I'm working on for the museum are the Lots of Round Cup Leaflets scarves, Mega Loops scarves, Regal Collar Scarflettes and Beret Slouchy hat with Grosgrain Ribbon. All in many colors to choose from. If you're in the Richmond, Virginia area, please stop by and check them out when you visit the museum.

I have not been to the museum in person but from what I see online it's wonderful. There are seven exhibits going on right now including Chuck Close and Woodblock Prints by Hawase Hasui. I think you can easily take a full day (if not more) to be able to enjoy everything at the museum.  There are a cafe and a restaurant at the museum. The museum also have lots of special events, evening programs and classes. General admission is free. I can't wait to visit it in person soon.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220-4007


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Wednesday, September 1, 2010