8:57 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
Watching two black and white movies about New York in two days feels random but I just watched Frances Ha and it was really incredible. I put it in my top two list for the year along with the hunger games which makes it in by default since it's the only movie I can remember seeing in the theatre this year. But back to Frances Ha, it's on Netflix and has some foul language but is really a fantastic movie about friendship, creativity, life in general.
4:15 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I came across this quote from Kurt Warner, while helping my son with his state report on Iowa. Somehow it has inspired my to keep at the ol'art making while in my currently position of unpaid grocery shopper, maid, childcare provider etc. and who knows what can happen in five years, I could be playing in the NFL.
7:24 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I watched Woody Allen's Manhattan today for the first time, while doing the dishes/laundry (hey if I can't talk to other adults while visiting art galleries the next best thing must be watching people act out the scenario).
I was so moved by the gorgeous cinematography and the musical score. The acting was great, I love me some Diana Keaton, and minus the slightly creepy vibe of Woody Allen dating a 16 year old, I felt transported back to my few visits to Manhattan while Cameron was living there (though sadly there was no mention of Dominican food which remains a cornerstone of my New York visits).
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|Great article posted by a former Wellesley art professor. I need to get back into a studio and make something.|
7:03 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
In the off chance that anyone reads this blog and wants to have an impact on your friend and or family members hair, let me know which of the following choices you prefer (if you prefer I not cut my hair don't tell me that as it will most likely make me want to cut it all the more, as Cameron has sadly discovered).
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Here's a great article about shifting careers and what to do with a Wellesley arts education.
9:11 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
"This was a lofty, mysterious religion connected with a whole series of noble thoughts and feelings, which one could do more than merely believe because one was told to, which one could love." p.207
9:09 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I bought these bad boys at TJ's in Salt Lake today and they provided a much needed pick me up at the end of a long day with the boys after my three day vacation. I missed my little guys but boy can they wear me out. I look forward to the day when vacations become a bit more relaxing once again, but until that point thank goodness for sea salt and chocolate!
6:44 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I love the layers in this first look.
Cool celadon color and beading in this skirt.
Fiesta meets minimalism.
The proportions on top of this dress is a little stuffed sausage for my taste but the texture and colors are great.
6:41 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
If we try to live up to some ridiculous idea of perfection we totally miss grace, we completely miss grace. Grace is something we need to embrace; the Lord knows us, and He doesn’t want us to be like everyone else. He didn’t make us to be like everyone else. We’re all individuals and he needs us to do his work to build up Zion to strengthen and edify each other. We are all part of the same body but if the body is walking around with the knee thinking it’s supposed to be the nose or the head thinking it’s supposed to be the shoulder… You can’t do your job if you think you are supposed to be something else. Just find out who you are in the Lord and make your space in the Church.
5:45 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
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It's been a long, tiring day but somehow staring at this painting by Eugenie Marais feels a bit therapeutic now if I can just buy one of those tubs to soak your feet in I'll be all set.
6:31 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
|Mound, gouache on paper, 013|
|Mound, gouache on paper, 2013|
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Typically this blog is for things that inspire me, but in my quest to be inspired on pinterest I was accosted by this image with the title "nutella brownie oreo cupcakes with nutella frosting". I mean really! I used to eat Nutella by the spoonful in Italy but even I think this is going too far. A brownie cupcake with an oreo shoved into it and covered in Nuttela, that is just crazy.
3:48 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
A great interview with one of my favorite designers Dries Van Noten. Those Belgians, so creative and yet so grounded and thoughtful (truthfully he's the only Belgian I'm familiar with but I'll just assume they're all the same).
6:02 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
And I have no idea what is being advertised in this poster but I kind of love it. (unless of course it's some recruitment poster for stalin's youth organization or something, Russian anyone?)
6:06 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
Today I'm inspired by my family. We had a nice relaxed Easter Brunch at my dad's house, complete with egg hunt, delicious food and good conversations. Sure there were the few awkward moments, teen sister crying at the table, kids pulling out beloved potted plants, and trying to start a conversation with someone who looks like they are about to fall asleep, but overall I'm really grateful that we feel so at home at my dad's house.
1:48 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I've always had a soft spot for lowbrow tv shows. Not the lowest of the low mind you, ie no jerry springer or local news. But just a step above that, say the early Real World episodes that I would clandestinely watch when my mom wasn't around (since MTV was not allowed in the Eddington house), or watching the Baywatch reunion show at Wellesley with Haley who also secretly used to watch the show (kelly slater was on it ok, and he's kind of cool right?), or more recently watching Australia's Next Top Model on youtube while working on my master's thesis project (far superior to the US version, they've actually produced a supermodel!).
Anywho for the last few years we've been sans TV so my only entertainment has been heavily edited via Netflix. However, over the last six months or so I've been working out at the YMCA and been forced to watch TV while I workout on the elliptical (I can't bring myself to stare at the wall for 30 mins). I have to admit that I'm now appalled at, bored by, or mystified at pretty much everything I see, granted maybe it's the hour, no good programming at 9am? Anywho it's making me feel like an old fart. I flip past MTV and suddenly I no longer think the downfall of Western civilization is fun viewing. I have to chalk it up to having kids and suddenly worrying about the crazy people that are going to inhabit the planet with them when I'm gone or worse they might become one of these loons.
Well this has been an overly long way of saying the only channel I can bare to watch (aside from the blessings of a Top Chef rerun at 9am) is the HGTV channel. As a person with some design background I'm a little ashamed of my new found affection for these slightly middle of the road makeovers, but who cares, at least I don't worry about the fate of humanity after watching someone get a new bathroom. My favorite show by far is Property Brothers, I have a secret gym crush on these random realtor/contractor twins and their affable way of dealing with some pretty loony clients. Wow I really am an old fart, sigh, but hey it's a step up from romance novels right?
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We finally finished up all the season's of Madmen on Nexflix and by the end we could use a laugh (Betty how could you do that to Carla!), thanks SNL.
6:03 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
This dress from Zero + Maria Cornejo must be inspired by Magdalena Abakanowicz, no? Also if you don't know her work check it out here. Every time I came up with a new sculpture as an undergrad and was feeling like I had such an original point of view, I would look in the art library and discover that Magdalena had already made a similar project 30 years ago.
7:26 AM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I was looking at the Davis Museum's website to see what's new (where have all the curators gone?) and discovered the artist and alum Lorraine O'Grady. I'm a little embarrassed that my art history background is so patchy that I'd never heard about her in the first place. Anywho she has a great website with tons of info and images of her work. It's worth a look.
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Behold the best chocolate bar around. The perfect blend of dark chocolate, with a hint of toffee, sea salt and pecans. Meals at our home are quite the affair these days. Trying to get little boys to stay seated, not kick one another or throw food, and actually eat something takes every once of energy I have. Eating a few pieces of chocolate post meal is just the ticket to electro-shock me back into coherence. Bonus points for naming the Seinfeld reference in this post :)