Monday, May 9

Living and Learning: The Week Ahead...


On My Bedside Table
A few weeks ago, I read Behind the Scenes at the Met.  As a college student, I often found myself wandering through The Metropolitan Museum of Art on trips for my art history classes.  This article gave me a glimpse into the inner workings of one of my favorite places to visit.

 Danish potter, Anne Mette Hjortshøj lives and works on the small island of Bornholm, situated in the Baltic Sea.  This video was simply stunning.  I enjoyed listening to Hjortshøj's philosophy of art and life and found the following quote to really speak to me:

  "...  We've got enough things in this world, so of course you have to think really carefully when you put something in the kiln...  you need to pay honest attention to what you're doing in life."

The Learning Basket
Bright Week is over, so we're back to our morning routine of breakfast and poetry and classical music on the radio (+ let's be honest: piles of laundry, the whir of the dishwasher taking care of yesterday's dishes, and gnashing of teeth over tidying bedrooms for the first time since Pascha).  I love starting our day with good food, good music, and good writing.  It really sets the tone for the rest of the day.

I love giving myself pedicures in the summer and I found this year's polish:  Essie Forever Yummy.  I love the vibrant blue-red that it gives me and it seems to be pretty long-lasting. What's your favorite polish color?

On My Needles
I am working on a delicate and lacy blanket for my sister's little one (due in June) and will probably be doing so for quite awhile!  It is made with fingering weight yarn, so it isn't knitting up as quickly as a thicker yarn would.  It is really coming out nicely and I am savoring every stitch.  It must be done by the baby's baptism, so I do have to keep moving!

1 comment:

Heather said...

Sounds like you're getting back into your routine, and that's half the battle! This fall we are going to do a bit of a home school co-op I'm going to need advice! We're nervous, but excited! And those napkins--- I looked at the site and WOW. Such pretty things, I want it all!~!

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