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I have a goodreads account but I've come to accept that I just don't have the time to update multiple sites at the moment (much to the sadness of twitter readers everywhere it may be quite a while before I jump on that bandwagon).
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I just read an article on Oprah in the Atlantic. The title was "What's so great about Oprah?" so I was expecting a bit of snark. Surprisingly though I came away feeling a little misty, even though I really never watched her show much growing up so don't have many personal tv connections with her (if there is such a thing). I didn't know about her impoverished childhood and I was so impressed by how far she has come and how much she has given back.
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Last night Cameron and I watched Part 2 of the new Woody Allen documentary on PBS.org. It was such a great mix of interviews with Allen as well as friends and family and clips from his films. I definitely came away with an admiration for his constant dedication to his creative process and as a bonus I've never laughed so much watching a documentary.
9:17 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
Mindy Kaling is my new internet obsession. I've been reading her articles and blogs quite a bit lately and tonight's new yorker article was a true gem. There is something so therapeutic about guffawing out loud to yourself while staring at a computer screen.
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If the nations truckers are starting to get in shape I suppose the time has come for me to start exercising again as well.
5:13 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I read a few profiles from the Mormon Women Project every Sunday while I'm getting ready for church. I love to start the week being inspired by these unique and talented women. Today I read a great interview with a woman who started a business selling artisnal crafts from various developing countries. I found a few items on the site that were really beautiful and even looked perfect for my little boys (wooden puzzles from India).
8:11 AM Posted by Danielle Hatch
Again the only art I seem to be looking at these days is photography since my main outlet to the art word is the internet. Phaidon sends me emails almost everyday which should be annoying but I so long to buy overpriced art books. Today I got a link to this great slide show of aerial images by Bernhard Lang.
7:15 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
Tonight I'm going to strong arm Cameron into watching some Bertie and Jeeves with me since I have a soft spot for everything PG Woodhouse. My mom read his books during my junior high and high school days and I'd often find them around the house and crack them open for a good laugh.
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I remember my first visit to Colombia when I was around 13 years old. My father had a beautiful modern home full of some great art, (I seem to remember a two story tall nude painting confronting me as I walked in the door) and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The only meal I remember from that trip was a delicious soup prepared by my father's lovely wife Marcela. I remember distinctly all the flavors of soup, the corn, potatoes, cilantro, avocado, which came together to create one wonderful meal. I tried to recreate this soup from a recipe online when I first got married and was met with quite poor results, so I was delighted to find this article in the NYTimes addressing the joy of a good bowl of ajicao.
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Here's a nice little article about Patti Smith and her upcoming show of photography. She is quite the renaissance woman.
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—Eva Hesse, 1970
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Perhaps it's due to the fact that I now have three children and a lovely post-pregnancy body but I'm in love with this dress which reminds me of something an old Italian woman would wear. Don't ask me what I was thinking looking on netapoter.com since a t-shirt from Target constitutes a splurge at the moment, but should I win the lottery tomorrow this dress would be my uniform of choice. And as for accessories I'm not catholic but in my opinion this dress seems to need a nice little crucifix around the neck to complete the look.
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Cameron and I had an early anniversary night out last week while my madre was in town. We saw the new Woody Allen movie and it was the perfect escapist entertainment. Every frazzled housewife and one time artist needs to imagine themselves in Paris in the 1920's now and then.
1:34 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I'm currently in the middle of reading Nicholas Weber's 'The Bauhaus Group: Six Masters of Modernism' (which apparently doesn't have the most attractive cover as my ob-gyn queried, "why would you want to read that?" when she found me flipping through it in the waiting room.) Well here's my answer, It's a really fascinating look inside the Bauhaus and the European art scene between the wars. I just finished up the chapter on Paul Klee, the painter who taught the intro weaving courses at the Bauhaus. This chapter got me thinking about the use of thread and fabric in my own work and I took a little trip down memory lane looking at the work of Magdelena Abacanowicz online last night. I feel such a kinship to her work, the material and subject matter she explores and now I'm thinking I might like to begin doing a little weaving myself if I can track down a good teacher in Spokane.
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I love this coffee table made from the base of a fountain. It reminds me of my year working at the garden design center in Carpinteria. The slab of glass really transforms it into something way cooler than most of the faux classical and baroque fountains we sold to the wealthy Montecito folk.
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Man in Window - New York City 1962
I just discovered Yale's art museum has all of their collection online. It's a bit of a crap shoot looking through this many images without having something specific in mind, but my favorite random finds so far are the photographs by Lee Friedlander.
1:20 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
"Kindness is the essence of greatness. It is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes." - Joseph B. Wirthlin
I'll be praying for more kindness in the form of patience tonight! Wish me luck.
12:38 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
When I read this quote I had to laugh as it pretty much sums up what it takes for me to give any thought to art making at the moment. Luckily I have a wonderful husband who for mothers day weekend acted as my human lock and kept the boys busy allowing me a few moments alone with my thoughts and sketchbook. To my great surprise when the noise of everyday life died down, I actually still had some thoughts left, so that was encouraging.
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5 eggs yokes
5 egg whites
1 tbsp vanilla
1c. self rising flour
Topping: combine 1 can evap. milk and use this can for the rest of the milk measurements, 1 can condensed milk, 1 can whipping cream, 1 can whole milk (this does seem to be quattro leche, no?)
Whip egg whites, mix yokes, sugar, flour, vanilla and milk. Fold in whites and cook for 35mins at 350. Mix topping and pour on little by little until absorbed.
7:21 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I love this book. My copy had been sitting out in my garage (and sometimes studio) collecting dust until I loaned it out. It was returned yesterday and flipping through the pages was pure bliss. I love Maya Lin's writing and the way she is able to articulate so clearly and thoughtfully the ideas behind her work.
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