I am 100%, absolutely positively head-over-heels in love with the retro-modern giclée prints created by the lovely Ms. Jenn Ski, available in her Etsy shop. Coincidentally, her creations nicely fit my current alphabet fetish.
Check out Jenn Ski’s blog HERE, and follow her on Twitter HERE.
Oh, and PS) Just found out via @Jenn_Ski that she was featured in the lifestyle section of Boston.com today! Read the article and catch some glimpses of her mod-style home HERE.
Posted in art, collage, Design & Paper, Stationery & Cards, Type, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged ABCs, alphabet, animals, art, birds, children, collage, crabs, Design & Paper, dogs, Etsy, giclee prints, Jenn Ski, kids, ladybugs, Old School, raccoons, retro, turtles, Wordshop Wednesday
If you haven’t already scoped out the wonderland that is Poketo, you should make a beeline to their website immediately. Immediately, that is, after feasting your eyes upon the following diversely brilliant items offered in their online shop:
You can also follow Poketo on Twitter HERE.
Posted in art, Calendars, clothing, Journals, labels, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, Stationery & Cards, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged agendas, animals, Calendars, clothing, custom, dogs, Journals, labels, owls, pens, Poketo, sketchbooks, t-shirts, Type, wallets, Wordshop Wednesday
All photos below ©Words&Eggs.wordpress.com, taken by me, either in Angoulême or Paris, France.
Posted in art, French, French Friday, literature, Painting, Type
Tagged Alfred de Vigny, Angouleme, cemetery, Colette, dogs, France, French, French Friday, Louvre, museums, Paris, Persepolis, Place des Vosges, Shakespeare & Co., signs, Type, typography, Victor Hugo
Our lovely, newly confirmed US president isn’t the only world leader faced with trials and tribulations…
On the 21st of January, former French president Jacques Chirac was bitten by his clinically depressed Maltese doggy, appropriately named… Sumo. I’ve found endless humor in the reporting of this incident via various media outlets. For example, the Daily Mail Online reports that Chirac was “hospitalized” after being “mauled” and “savaged by” Sumo, while a headline from the Agence France-Presse (AFP) declares: “Sumo the depressed lap dog bites Chirac.” Meanwhile, the blogosphere has reacted in a predictably sensational and humorous style, such as Scandalist, who announces: “Former French President Attacked By Prozac-Popping Poodle.” AWESOME. I mean, not awesome that the 76-year-old right-winger was chomped by his own traumatized doggy, but… awesome that journalists (and blogalists… I just made that up) are finding creative, alliterative inspiration (even though a spokesperson for Sumo Chirac has yet to confirm the brand or dosage of the medication).
Who wants to bet that SC simply got angry at JC for falsely diagnosing him as a sufferer of doggy depression? and for taking him to a doggy whisperer who ended up putting him on sucky medication that probably gave him insomnia? SC’s just sticking up for himself. I don’t blame him.
In any case, here are some pictures of the former président and his tortured little Maltese (*cue Babs and “The Way We Were”):
Meanwhile, current French president Nicolas Sarkozy might be feeling a little left out (especially since he’s trailing Chirac in popularity polls, too). So, in case you want to “maul” Sarko to make him feel more included, here you go:
(Images above found HERE and HERE. *Note: Sarko attempted to ban the sale of the voodoo doll… but he lost.)
Posted in French, French Friday
Tagged AFP, Agence France-Presse, anti-depressants, Chirac, clinically depressed, Daily Mail, depression, dog bite, dog whisperer, doggy depression, dogs, France, French, French Friday, French president, Jacques Chirac, Maltese, Nicolas Sarkozy, Sarko, Sarkozy, Sarkozy voodoo doll, Scandalist, Sumo, voodoo, voodoo doll
I went to Ohio to spend Christmas with my mom in her new house in a new town. Because Santa is brilliant and magical, He still found me. And He gave me these:
I made a family tree for my grandmother for Christmas (with a little help from Paper Source and my Scotch Craft Stick!):
And then my mom put Becky-dog in a dress. Humiliation ensued, and Becky refused to look anyone in the eye.
Here ‘s a mixture of things I made and purchased for my mom (note: NOT a doggy dress):
My mom lives a town over from where Thomas Edison was born (Milan, OH), so of course I was a nerd and had to go:
Edison wrote these really sweet/artful notes to his daughter, Madeleine:
The Edison’s kitchen was lovely and located in the basement of the house:
Meanwhile, back at Mom’s…Christmas ornaments:
Becky and I played Hide ‘n Seek . I won:
Posted in art, collage, handwriting, literature, photography, Vintage
Tagged art, Becky, books, Christmas, Christmas ornaments, collage, Design & Paper, design books, dogs, family tree, handwriting, holiday, kitchen, lettering, literature, Milan OH, Ohio, ornaments, Paper Source, Santa, Thomas Edison