Friday, April 30, 2010

Make a Splash - Week's End

Have a wonderful, lively weekend. GG & her editor are resting (although GG may be entertaining a notion of busting out like this cat; hard to tell, she has her poker face on). You should check out a colorful post on Jimi Hendrix & his fabulous coat-of-many-colors; it will be on display this summer at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Intrigued? You should be. The Clever Pup, she's rather colorful herself, will tell you all about it. [photograph via the things she loves/tumblr, via we heart it]


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bird on the Wire

Darfur Peace & Development Organization (DPDO) is building the Gangy High School of Peace in El Fasher, Darfur, Sudan. Considering the news, things are moving along. We'll have on-the-ground news (& more photos) sometime in late May. Meanwhile, we don't ask that often. (No, we really don't.)

ciao-weary-meow/the Mgmt

[photograph by Bron, via we heart it]

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Audrey & a Café Cat

It's a Wednesday & GG is not allowed to go to the museum (again!). A GG dream come true would be AH, another cat, & a café . [undated photograph but via; lots of fun for the admiring legions.]


PS: Visit AH's fabulous official website & see what you might do to contribute to her charitable work. Which has never stopped, of course.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Look At That Face

Look at that face -
Just look at it,
Look at that fabulous face of yours.
I knew first look I took at it,
This was the face that the world adores.

Look at those eyes -
As wise and as deep as the sea.
Look at that nose -
It shows what a nose should be.--The Roar of the Greasepaint --the Smell of the Crowd*

We must admit to you, dear readers, that we need another break.
GG is all for les vacances immediately. But we will post photographs through the week & reassess the situation. Meanwhile, enjoy these feline faces in their spaces; & the links on this page & on GG's editor's blog bricolage (where you can comment).

(*lyrics & music by Leslie Briscusse & Anthony Newley)

[images here, here, here, & here via we heart it]

Friday, April 23, 2010

Cinnamon Girl - Week's End

A rare shot of GG. She how she's contemplating going to the Human Rights Art Festival this weekend? Actually, this was taken on Easter weekend...& GG seriously, really, no kidding perks up every time she hears Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl. Which is just about every day. She expects to fly & dance, too. She's one cool cat & her editor will never compare.

Maybe we'll see you at the fair. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to visit the
editor's blog, here. Have a great weekend, whatever your plans.

ciao-meow/GG Central

[personal photograph & scan from Mirror Ball]

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Art Changes Lives - Ask Tom Block

"There is within these peoples' souls a tremendous amount of beauty and [conviction] that they can actually make a difference.." - Tom Block, artist & activist

We're gearing up at GG Central for the big festival in our neighborhood. Here are some Tom Block paintings & they have changed lives. (Not just those who bought the paintings, silly!) Here is a press account of his first meeting with one of his subjects.

We're so proud of Tom, yes. He is the producer of this weekend's Human Rights Art Festival sponsored by Amnesty International & also a local member of the
Takoma Park-Silver Spring #297 local AIUSA group. Tom has worked long & hard (with many others, to them next week, you know who you are) to bring this off. Human rights activists are no easier to herd than any other group of people.
Do not despair about the dark nature of Tom's work; you'll notice the bright color he uses--this is not incidental.

ciao-peace-meow/GG's editor

[images by Tom Block/all rights reserved/used with permission of artist]

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Les Modes

It's a busy week, therefore some fun is most necessary. Last night GG & her editor were looking at hats & old French fashion magazines. These are covers from Les Modes (a French fashion magazine) to entertain & inspire you. All are watercolors by Félix Fournery, 1908 (via LIFE archives). Look at those hats in the first image. Wow. GG is desperate for a summer hat...but her ears, where do we put her ear-tips? (She does not like the cut-out option. We can never win with her.) It is our considered opinion that GG should wear green feathers in her red-orange hair (like the third lovely lady). Very fashionable & chic, non?

Bonne nuit/GG's milliner

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A GG Invite: Human Rights Art Festival

GG is rousing from Spring Break. She & her editor are still under-the-weather but invite you to the Human Rights Art Festival in Silver Spring, MD this Friday through Sunday (23-25 April 2010). We will be posting this week about the festival, but consider this your official invitation! Stay tuned. If you can't attend, we'd still love it if you clicked the links & read what it's all about (& see all the exciting sponsors, events in our neighborhood).

Some Giulia fans have asked if she will be at the festival. We have hopes but her recently diagnosed asthma may make this impossible. We'll see. (She hates that answer.) GG's editor would love to meet you, though. Be in touch through e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, or her blog, bricolage (where you can leave a comment).

ciao-meow/GG Central

[image by Tom Block/all rights reserved/used with permission]

Monday, April 5, 2010

GG's Spring Break

GG is on spring break.

Please check links on this page, especially for Darfur Peace & Development Organization (DPDO), Enough Project, U.S. Campaign for Burma, Raise Hope for Congo, Theater J's In Darfur production, Ante Up for Africa, World Food Programme, & Haitian relief.

GG is miffed--
really miffed--that she was not invited to the White House Easter Egg Roll. It's right down the street from us. She doesn't want to hear about allergies; she has them, too. We're trying to figure out something to make up for it. Wish us luck. Have a lovely week. (GG's editor takes comments on her blog, here.)

ciao-meow/The Management

[photograph: Freedom/Impress on Me, via we heart it]

Friday, April 2, 2010

Buona Pasqua from GG - Week's End

GG & her editor wish everyone who celebrates the holiday, a peaceful & lamb-like Easter. (Or happy spring, you get the idea.) We've asked GG to behave in polite company this weekend. We live in hope.

ciao-baa-meow/The Management

[adorable lambs via {this is is glamorous}]

Aussie Easter Bunny

Hello friends in Australia. This early bun's for you! [photograph by the dashing Sam Hood, 1945 for Smith's Weekly. Via State Library NSW]

ciao-meow/GG's spring holiday coordinator

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Poisson d'Avril

GG is up to something. We know it. Watch out for Fools (of all kinds) today & everyday! Here is a (French) explanation about the day. [image via Paris-Bali]

ciao-cheeky-meow/GG's jumpy editor

One More Cup of Coffee

Buona mattina, bambini. Some photographs while waiting for espresso. (Giulia is still asleep.) We hope to be back today; allergies & such have laid us (GG, too) quite low. Mimph.

ciao-meow/GG's barista

[Coffee Break by Emiliano (credit); sleepy cat-your life, it seems extravagant, & Napoli, beauty in everything/tumblr, both via we heart it]