“In the moments you feel really afraid of something, run right into it. When I’ve done that, I’ve learned the most about myself and had the greatest satisfaction.”
NATALIE’S PLUM DELIGHT
1 shot vodka
6 crushed plums
Splash of cranberry juice
Splash of fresh lemon juice
Maggie says, “This is going to be the best day ever!”
…to my heart.
From the introduction by our friend Rob Ryan:
“Were you that kind of child that ate your way all around the edge of the hole in the middle of a cookie bit by bit with tiny teeth in little nibbles… I was always busy jumping over and around the cracks in the sidewalk, and I looked up at the spaces in the sky that lay between the shapes made by crisscrossing telephone lines and power cables waiting for a jet plane or a bird to pass perfectly into the center of the frame that I had created in my head. At that instant, I shut my eyes as if they were a camera shutter and captured that moment and made it mine.”
Image above from Hina Aoyama: Chandelier of Cherry Blossoms, 2008.
Mia Pearlman, influx, 2008, paper, India ink, tacks, and paper clips
Cindy Ferguson, Untitled, 2008.
Elsa Mora, detail from Missing Thoughts, 2009.
Inspiration for years to come: Paper Cutting: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft
Vacation 30A Style.
*Quote of the Month from Lettergirl.
The house above in Seaside, Florida was designed by Samuel Mockbee.
(While I didn’t get this posted in time for Mother’s Day, every day is Mother’s Day around my house! “Mama, can you get me something to drink? Mama, when are you going to wash this dress? Mama, I love you…”)
The pictures of all the Mamas are lovely, funny and define their eras; but, what I love most are the stories they tell. (And you will find more stories at Piper’s website: My Mom the Style Icon.)
I hope that my 5-year-old daughter will one day look back at the bric-a-brac of my fashion life and sigh, ”My Mom, Style Icon.”
Yes that is me – circa 1979 – and yes, that is a Honda Civic AND a peace sign. The writing on the car window reads, “Chapel Hill or Bust.” I am thinking that my photo might fall under one of the categories in Chapter 3, “Moms Gone Wild: Rebels, Ragers, and Road Warriors.”
P.S. Piper also says, “Don’t F*** With Dad.”