2 days ago
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I wore my Sears vintage workwear overalls on Sunday. I love these overalls. They’re soft and worn to perfection. I added the frilly little white vintage blouse, a flea market find from last year, to contrast with the rough-and-tumble overalls.
I enjoy a tomboy look with girly touches and the classic combo of blue denim and soft white cotton is a perpetual favorite. I think I may have also found the perfect outfit for my Sophie hat, aptly named by Milla for it’s resemblance to the one Sophie wears in Howl’s Moving Castle :)
The nigella (common name: Love-in-a-Mist, how sweet is that?) is blooming away in our garden. I thought the little bunch of pretty blue flowers I picked were kinda perfect with the outfit. I also love their strange delicate beauty just before they open, like dendrite covered neurons or feathery creatures of the sea.
As I went totally overboard with the outfit photos, Clover played in the sprinkler, while Lucas put down fresh cocoa mulch in our veggie beds. The mulch, made up of the dry broken shells of cocoa beans, is surprisingly effective in deterring slugs/snails from getting to the plants, as well as cats from using the beds as a litter box.
Not to mention, the added bonus that it makes your garden smell like chocolate for a couple of days! Yeah, that's my favorite part. (Warning to dog owners though: the hulls do contain the components of chocolate that can be harmful to dogs if ingested.)
Sunday turned out to be just that, a day of sunshine, not at all stormy like today. What is going on with all this rain?!
We took advantage of the lovely afternoon by walking downtown with my sister-in-law Zoe and her husband Sam to check out the Richard Shaw exhibit at our tiny local museaum.
His cast porcelain sculptures, featuring interestingly stacked and grouped objects are so cool to look at up close. Everything looks absolutely real, the textural appearance of bone, wood, paper, and cloth are so perfectly rendered. I really enjoyed his color palette too.
From a personal perspective, Lucas’ dad was part of the Bay Area Funk Art Movement of the 60's and 70's, primarily as a sculptor, (he’s now painting after an extended hiatus from the art world), knowing that Richard Shaw was one of his contemporaries back in the day made the exhibit even more interesting to see.
Following the exhibit, we walked down to a lovely French bistro with outdoor seating on the square for happy hour drinks and appetizers. Then met up with a bunch of friends for Sunday night bowling. Clover loves the bowling alley and had lots of fun playing with her little friend Niko while the “grown-ups” drank beers and attempted (in my case) to bowl. Everyone got silly nicknames up on the score moniter and mine ended up being “TOES TOGETHER LOOK DWN,” not sure why… haha Justin! See, this is why you DON’T tell your friends about your blog ;)