Thursday, October 30, 2008

Free Halloween Card from The Black Apple

I discovered this artist, Emily Martin, on one of my favorite websites, I have these cute little bandits hanging in my kitchen.

Emily is generously offering this free Halloween greeting card to everyone for download. Go here to download. You can explore more of her work on her blog:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Cake!

I made this pumpkin cake, using two bundt cakes, for my friend Sarah's pumpkin-themed birthday party. I'm not much of a baker, but I was pretty proud of this little number.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Grandpa

My mom found this great old picture of my cousin Grant and I with our grandpa. I love it. Grant and I were his first grandkids so he's only in his 40s here. He is one of my heroes, and some of the fondest memories of my life are with him as a child -- trips to Goleta Beach or to the Club or to UCSB to go swimming in the pool. We share a love of books, politics and music, and I feel so lucky to be his granddaughter. He is still very involved in his community, writes book reviews for the local paper, and provided impetus for his city government to lower carbon emissions and to make the city more "green". In short, the man is wicked awesome!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

art on wednesday!

I love Wayne Thiebaud's art. It's inspired by his youth -- his mother was a baker and his uncle, a cartoonist. I was talking to my cousin Brit about him the other day and then came across this children's book, "Counting with Wayne Thiebaud", and thought it was so so cute. So on this Wednesday, I am sharing with you my love for Wayne!

Here are a few of my faves: