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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

WOOHOO! Celebrate with me & the wonderful
Ladies of Mason-Dixon Knitting the release of their new book
Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines

Just a little something from me to YOU!

Here’s my take on the Classic Pea Coat
Northern Style, in Pea Green!

See it in all it’s glory walking the
Streets of Manhattan on page 27!

THANK YOU so much Ann & Kay for the wonderful time and letting me be part of your magical trip!

Monday, September 15, 2008

  Monday Morning Mirth  

Out for a walk up north in Michigan a couple of weeks ago, I came upon a sight I’d seen a hundred times before but never reallly noticed.

This is an ancient maple tree in my Mother’s yard. Next to it is my car, on the lower left.

The scale of one to the other delighted me and spoke volumes…

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Even though I’ve lived here for over 8 years, there’s still parts of the neighborhood to discover!

All it takes is a simple 15 degree shift of focus, turn left, go north.

So far, while making some keys, I found some decent Chinese take-out I’d never noticed before.

And bonus of Bonuses, a Benjamin Moore Paint Store, right around the corner a couple of blocks away.

Let the Chips Fall Where They May!

I scooped up about every taupey brown combo I could lay my hands on and put them all out in a row to study.

The plan is to try and match a tone in the picture you see above, a favorite, hanging in mon boudoir…

It is a print from the cover of an Art Nouveau Magazine called Le Frou Frou, that was popular in Paris in the early 20th Century. I love the red-haired Can-Can dancer taking a break from her hectic shift. This one was by Lucien-Henri Weiluc.

Lucien-Henri Weil, assumed the Nom de Plume of Weiluc was first published in La Caricature. Early in his career he briefly signed as Luc Weil, but the Weiluc name stuck and went on to appear in various Belle Epoque publications including Gil Blas, Le Rire, Le Sourire, etc.

Weiluc’s work was shown regularly at the Salon des Humoristes. He would also take the reigns for the event in ther years 1907-1909 serving as coordinator and spokesperson. A few years later in 1911 he would become the head of the Societe des Dessinateurs Humoristes acting in the capacity of Director of the group.”

Now, I’m drawn to the tones on the left, something called “Griege Ave” #991 but I think the one on the right matches best, “Shabby Chic” #1018.

The plan is to do all the walls and ceiling in the taupe color then match some drapes to the burgundy…

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