Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Phillips was a hang-out for GG's editor when she was still an official teenager, recently returned from France. "Meet you under the Matisse" meant she could be found sitting on a lumpy bottle-green velvet sofa in the music room (under a Matisse). We'd love to see GG sleeping on that sofa; we miss it terribly--including the lumps. The jewel-box space has become too manicured for our taste; but like an old friend--you still love them, even with (too much) Botox.
Some favorite paintings at the Collection are by Bonnard. Above, The Palm & La Côte d'Azur, respectively. The museum goer (looking just like GG's editor) is by Nina Leen. She's trying to divine from an egg-shaped objet d'art, "What will the Easter Bunny bring GG?"
ciao-meow/GG's art curator & party planner
[Bonnard images via artchive.com & Nina Leen photograph via LIFE archives]
Monday, March 29, 2010
Update: Monday afternoon: Photographs have disappeared from both of our blogs; we do not know what is going on but we are most irritated. We will try to upload over time. Cheers & we hope the same is not happening on your sites. The Management
Peeps! Please do not tarry--race over to Made4Aid. At least tell them how much you care about their work. Everyone needs a pat now & again. Look here at Rod, another creature by UK-based The Devil Makes Work. You could give him a home.
Also, there is a gorgeous blue, window-paned handmade bag; two beautiful hanks of hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn; & a marvellous selection of photography cards. The cards are not by auction but a set price.
It's so very easy to participate in this. GG's editor hears from nervous Nellies about bidding & paying. Stop yer whinin'. If you're in North America, you can write a check (or cheque, if thou preferest). There's PayPal. Whatever. We know very well that those who have e-mailed buy things on-line nearly every bloody week. Do we sound annoyed? We are. Well, OK, GG is asleep (presently).
Soon, there will be a break at Made4Aid & perhaps it will return in another format. Meanwhile, these items are available through 3 April 2010.
[all images via Made4Aid/all rights reserved/used by kind permission]
Sunday, March 28, 2010
The production begins with two pay-what-you-can shows, 31 March & 1 April. The run continues through 18 April 2010. For box office information, click here. Beyond-the-Stage free discussions will take place throughout the run; here is the schedule. (Ms. Winter Miller, the playwright, & director Derek Goldman will be at the 4 April discussion.)
If you cannot see the play for any reason, please do consider one of the discussions. Hope to see you there!
*This production includes loud gunshots and depicts intense scenes of physical violence. Not recommended for children younger than 13.
[images via Theater J & MiaFarrow.org]
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
From the Made4Aid blog:
[image via Made4Aid/all rights reserved/used by kind permission]
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
[Famous but always fun photographs by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1963, LIFE archives]
See here for the White House's Health Reform: A Year in Photos.
ciao-meow/GG's Health Care Advisor
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Watch this mini-movie by Isabella who has the right attitude. (We must speak to GG about attitude.) Most of us don't like moving, even if it's to somewhere great. Just thinking of packing & moving makes our hair hurt. Isabella, whose mum is The English Muse, has a lovely way with the camera. Thanks for making us smile, Bella.
[photograph via motley photos, via we heart it]
Thursday, March 18, 2010
After every war
someone has to clean up.
straighten themselves up, after all.
In the grass that has overgrown
causes and effects,
someone must be stretched out
blade of grass in his mouth
gazing at the clouds. - Wisława Szymborska
Entire poem, here.
[photograph by random images, via we heart it]
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
[illustration via Vintage Holiday Crafts--an excellent public domain site]
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Meet Alfred. He hails from the Outer Hebrides Islands; however, he is more than willing, even eager, to relocate. GG is envious of those fabulous ears.
From M4A's website: Alfred is a limited edition hand-made Creature, one of a kind - made for Made4Aid by Woo of The Devil makes Work Alfred is made of genuine Harris Tweed, which is woven by hand on the Outer Hebridean Islands North-West of Scotland. And he is stitched entirely by hand, with vintage button-eyes and a little mother-of-pearl vintage button heart. Alfred is nearly 4inches/10cm tall, excluding his ears. (Including ears: 7inches/ 17.l5cm). Alfred is not a toy, or intended for young children.
He is quite a character.
[photographs by Made4Aid/used by kind permission]
Monday, March 15, 2010
Please visit Ante Up for Africa for details. GG wants to go, of course. (We do not expect an invitation but have yet to break this dreadful news. A disappointed orange cat is not a happy sight.)
[image via lilitu/catland gallery]
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Yesterday while marketing, we looked at cards & pretty journals for this month's birthdays in GG World. They were quite nice but nowhere near as lovely those above (& they were twice the price, too). Congratulations to our pal, C-Pup!
ciao-woof-meow/GG & her editor
[collage of images from The Plum Plum/The Clever Pup-used by kind permission/all rights reserved]
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
ciao-meow & baci! GG & her editor
Friday, March 5, 2010
Now what's all this about pets, pasta? The Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) will have its annual spaghetti dinner on Saturday, 13 March 2010 at the Metropolitan Methodist Memorial Church on Nebraska Avenue, NW (near American University, yay, ahem).
PS: If you can't be there, here's a recipe tribute to Lady & The Tramp.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
ciao-meow/GG's put-upon editor
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Mexican peasant, our homeland, Ameríca, has magnificent mountains,/rivers, deserts and mines rich in minerals. Yet the inhabitants of this/generous land live in great poverty. What then should be the poet’s duty?”- Pablo Neruda
We hope that you will help this wonderful country & its people in whatever way you can. Here is a list of highly-rated humanitarian organizations working in Chile via Charity Navigator. Here is the Chilean Embassy's link with additional information. We know it is easy to become fatigued by so much bad news, but a small donation goes a long way--just make sure it goes to an organization that uses money wisely. Here is a link about Chilean poets.
ciao-subdued-meow/GG & her editor