Amy's visit home
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I just love these. They look like even in print form, they'd be glossy to the touch. They remind me so much of the posters inside Heads and Threads salon in Thibodaux, Louisiana (which is no longer is business, I checked..) where I got my haircut from ages 6-15. (1987-1996)
THE CLEAN LINES, SLEEK COLORS, AND OVERT SEXUAL COOL OF MASTER STYLE PAINTER PATRICK NAGEL DEFINED THE FAST, FREE-FALL CLIMATE OF THE '70s AND '80s
In December of 1982, at a private event at Morton’s in Los Angeles, Joan Collins ceremoniously unveiled her portrait by the acclaimed artist Patrick Nagel. Titled Collins, it was nearly unrecognizable as to its subject.
Who was it who stared blankly from under an inky cloud of hair with no more than slashes for earrings, bare gray shoulders, and the glazed lips that the artist described as having an anatomy all their own? He had transformed the actress—as he did all of his subjects, with bold unbroken lines and pools of nail polish color—into the Nagel woman.
They all got lost in his lacquer. “There were girls that he used more frequently than others, but by the time they were stylized they began to look like one person,” recalls Jennifer Dumas, the model who inspired the original Nagel woman and who was married to the artist until his death in 1984 at 38 years old; he suffered a heart attack in his car after completing a televised celebrity charity Aerobathon in Santa Monica, California.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Summer morning at the Houston Farmer's Market:
Went to Caninos [2520 Airline Dr.Houston, TX 77009] early on Saturday morning and will definately be back. I feel like I only saw a portion of it and could definately explore for hours! I walked away with an eggplant, a jar of strawberry preserves, 4 nectarines, 4 kiwi fruits and a large rosemary bush and spent less that 10$.
"A favorite of local chefs, Canino's is open every day with plenty of fresh produce. Canino's is a giant farmers' market that has been offering a tremendous selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, vinegars, and even milk and eggs for years. There's no place else in the city where you can buy a farm-fresh pineapple (in bulk, if you wish) at 6 a.m. any day of the week, year-round. Don't want to drive to the country for those juicy Hempstead watermelons? Canino's has them, along with a way to spend all those pennies you've been hoarding (jalapeños, anyone?). Go to the very back for the best deals and the freshest hard-to-find items. Whatever you do, don't miss the tamales. Like the rest of the goods, they're tremendously fresh, and you'll see them only rarely at the other markets.Open every day 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m. "
- from Visit Houston