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4 posts from February 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Things I Love : Colors on Canvas

TIL : Redon's Pandora

TIL : Redon's Pandora

This week my mother-in-law and I visited one part of the National Gallery of Art. This painting, by French symbolist painter Odilon Redon, inspires me. Overall the piece is soothing and pleasant to look at but it is the abundance of color crammed into the bottom left part of the canvas that fascinates me.

Isn't is amazing how that works? I know being inspired by a painting isn't out of the ordinary but I keep coming back to look at those colors! It seems like perfection to me. What's the last thing that fascinated you?

Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kids Craft : Fun Valentine's Day Craft

Valentine Craft 2012

This was our first year making Valentine cards for the boys' classmates. I spotted this idea on Designmom (she spotted it here) and knew I wanted to try it. The cards got lots of wows which is nice for something that is very simple and fun to put together. If you print your photos at home, it is even easier!

I think it's sweet and the photo says it all!

What about you? Have you made of seen cool Valentine projects?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Things I love : Totally Awesome Week

Ze Bar Chairs

Ze Bar Chairs

Ze Bar Chairs 

The short of it is, yes, I like styled blog posts. I am having fun with that. 

The longer version goes like this. You don't see your best friend for nine years. Nine. Sure, you talk on the phone all the time. You try to visit but someone is always pregnant or nursing or starting a new job. Then, the stars align. You spend a week together. Not doing more than being together. It was as if we had seen each other yesterday - except it was really nine whole years. 

If that isn't totally awesome, I don't know what is.


Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Winter warm


Yesterday I discovered what a perfect toasted spot the kitchen table is on a cold winter day.


  • I am Denise Laborde and this is my blog. On here I write about my life as an expat, wife, mother and creative type. Occasionally I post about people, places or things that inspire me. Want to know more? Go here. Thanks for visiting.

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