Sunday, January 16, 2011

Beauty enters in all forms...

Beauty enters in all forms
thrills me to upper level confessions
falls away from this I am in now
hunts me like there is no tomorrow.
Only these collective moments
building blocks to later lives;
what we consider to be extreme,
yet only kittens compared
to the extension of this universe-
only fragments.
I try too hard to document
their passionate actions
strange comforts
unbearable loveliness
proof of being alive.

Monday, January 10, 2011

King of Hearts

Sadness, hope, truth, humor, art and love- all beautifully wrapped up in one amazing French film.

Le Roi de Coeur (King of Hearts)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mike Dipetrillo

So I was grabbing a Stumptown espresso (best coffee in the world) and a mighty tasty mini cupcake of the month (banana cake with peanut butter chocolate fudge frosting) at Cupcake Royale in Caphill yesterday and zap! (laser beam sound) tractor beamed toward the art of Mike Dipetrillo aka mikeatron. His series of Zodiac illustrations (the images below I took at Cupcake Royale) line the art gallery-style walls in colorful sincerity. I heart this art. Visit mikeatron at his Homepage.

Dipetrillo's bright acrylics, environmentally conscious humor and delightful mythological depictions brightened my evening. Images of Zodiac available for viewing at Cupcake Royale, Capitol Hill location. Better yet, go attend the reception on Thursday, January 13th 2011, part of one of my favorite local events- BLITZ Capitol Hill Arts Walk.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

We went out for Pho last night for our New Year's Eve dinner at Ballet (a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant in Capitol Hill) and my fortune cookie said:
"You will be fortunate in everything you put your hands to". At first, I dismissed it but then my sister asked me to reconsider it's application. Currently in my life, writing, making art and playing the piano are some of the most important things I do. I don't want to over analyze (me? no!) but lately I've been seeing beauty and purpose in the little things. So here's to a fortunate 2011! Happy New Year!!

And apparently I'm not the only one who's read into this statement. See Cindy's blog, Hello for her entry on this very subject.