Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Favorites

I know, I know, it's been over two months since I've blogged.  But I warned you, and apparently it was more true than I realized at the time. What have I been doing during my regular blog time (aka. the kids' nap time)? Napping and growing a baby. (I'm at 18 weeks now.) Maybe I'm going to get past this tired stage now, maybe since I cried yesterday to my OB GYN's PA about how exhausted I am- I'm now over it, maybe now that I've cut my work hours by half I find myself with more time and energy, or maybe since I woke with a headache this morning and caffeinated myself- I just have energy for the day.  We'll see.

So for today, I'd like to talk about my talented baby sister, Elisabeth.  She's not much of a baby, and in fact, is expecting her own baby in two months.  Nevertheless, she'll always be the baby of my family and so she's stuck with the title.  Anyway, Elisabeth is an amazing artist, who started painting masterpieces around the age of 10... which made me realize that even though I enjoyed art and might have been better at it than the average bear, it was definitely not my area of expertise.  She's now a graphic designer but still does amazing water colors that I hope she starts to sell again some time soon.  On top of that, she's found yet another talent and passion... pottery.  My sister loves is obsessed with mission style, but has found that there are not many artists creating original pieces that fit into mission style homes, and so it has become her goal to create art to fill her home and others like it.  Whether or not you are as obsessed with mission style as she is, I bet you find it hard not to drool over her pottery pieces.  I was lucky enough to be blessed with a beautiful piece for Christmas (which I will not post a picture of right now, because I don't have one that will do it justice).  But what I will show you is some of her other pieces that are beautiful. And lucky for you, she's finally opened her own shop at Etsy to sell these gorgeous works.

This Bleeding Heart Vase is Gorgeous!

I can think of several people in my life with an affinity toward acorns.

Sweet Pine Cones

And this last piece got me thinking about Colorado.  (Well, that and the fact that my cousin, Emily, gets to go Colorado... lucky, lucky girl.)  Colorado's been on the brain a lot the past couple of weeks. It's my absolute favorite vacation spot- maybe it's due to fact I spent so many weeks there on family vacations growing up, maybe it's due to the cooler weather in the middle of the miserable Kansas heat, or maybe it's due to the majesty of God's handiwork.  Anyway, looking at this Pine Cone Vase made me want more things Colorado.  So, here's my treasury for the week, visit it in person so you can take a closer look at some of these sweet little things... most of them are relatively affordable... most. Not all.  And maybe if you're like me and have Colorado on the brain, but aren't sure you'll be able to see it in person this summer, you can at least have a little piece of Colorado in your home.
Love you and hope to blog again sometime soon... sooner than two months from now!

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