LaMamacita: April 2010 Archives

Fine Vintage Illustration Art Friday



There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile,
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a crooked little house.

Keeping with MamaT's theme, I picked this darling crooked guy. He was fashioned in '22 by L. Leslie Brooke; he was in a nursery rhyme book I had and adored as a kid. Expect for the Wee Willie Winkie rhyme, which gave me the heebs.

Happy Friday! Have a weekend most fine!

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

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My feet rejoice that it's finally sandal weather. Yours too, eh?

This morning I shopped for (without the whole purchasing bit), these yummy gladiator wedges.


Some sweet, squishy birks would be nice, as well.


I've yet to figure out how to link images, but both of these beauts are from Mooshoes.

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."

-- Roald Dahl in The Twits

For my very first TBT post, I'm posting one of my very favorite quotes on physical people- beauty. I just loaf it so, it's so true and simple.

Happy Thursday! If you haven't yet, read MamaT's post and follow the instructions therein.

Simple Woman's Daybook



Outside my window... it's very gray and humid. Boo.

I am thinking... about school, laundry, children, babies, food, books, projects, plants. All some of my favorite things. Except the laundry part.

I am thankful for... spring. And that I live in a warm climate. Remind me of that in August.

From the kitchen... it's still a mystery. I'm off to the grocery this afternoon. Today seems a soupish day, though. It's coldish and mucky. Soup and something fluffy and baked sounds mighty fine.

I am wearing
... gray pajama pants and an old, black Zeppelin '71 world tour tee that I got at a thrift store in Atlanta in '97. I've yet to get dressed for the day but it's a goal...

I am creating... too much! WIP overload! I'm almost finished with a stuffed ninja for my eldest's birthday; also a birthday garland for the same occasion. I'm chipping away at The Last Airbender blanket and the never-ending log cabin blanket. I've been making hair combs and pins with pretty things on them. A group of friends are mailing me beads to assemble into a necklace for an amiga of ours that is excepting in May. It'll be a birth bead necklace for her have in labor, a reminder that we're all with her in spirit. Some of them are from here, talk about a talent this lady has.

I am going... to get groceries and that's it.

I am reading... 2666 by Roberto Bolano, which I've been reading for a few weeks now and am still not yet halfway through; Beyond the Birds and the Bees by Gregory Popcak, and to the boys I'm reading And Now Miguel by Joesph Krumgold. We have just a single chapter left. It's a great book! It's simple and lovely, about a little boy growing up in the Rio Grande valley on a sheep farm. He wants to be included in the farm work with the big guys of his family and makes his petition to San Yisidro, only to learn that good often comes hand in hand with bad. Up next is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, which is about his adventures hiking up the Appalachian trail. Also, Sister of my Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. It was recommended by MamaT and I can't wait to crack it. I've really enjoyed a few of her other books.

I am hoping... for sun!

I am hearing... the boys painting. Which is pretty quiet in comparison with most everything else they do. The tot is putting wooden puzzle pieces into an empty baby wipe container. Clunk, clunk, clunkclunk.

Around the house... laundry and potty learning! Camila is going on 4 days dry during the day. Hurrah! Yesterday and Saturday we went out for several hours and she used the potty out like a pro. I'm going to peruse Etsy this week for a purse! The diaper bag will get a break for a while. Pretty exciting, although I think I'll miss it a little. 7 years of daily togetherness, me and that bag.

One of my favorite things... mornings. They're my favorite.

A few plans for the rest of the week: School, Earth Day projects, P.E, date-night, errands, assembling and mailing the birth beads.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
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Happy Spring! April showers and all!

Fine Art Friday: Matisse




The colors! I can feel and hear them.


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And the chapel he designed, the Chapelle du Rosaire:


Happy Friday! TGIF!

Monday Music




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