on my coffee table

de kooning and make & do
i’ve started to prepare for the upcoming winter months: i’ve increased my dosage of vitamin d, i’m putting heavier lotion on my already dry skin, and i’ve got new additions to the coffee table.

de kooning in his studio
the first addition: moma’s de kooning : a retrospective. i went to see the show last monday, and it so was stunning that it brought tears to my eyes. and while i still need to work on the biography, i really wanted to have the visuals available to me.

woman, 1950
this is one of my favorite paintings.

make & do spread
the second addition: mollie green’s make & do: paper fascinations for every occasion. paper crafts! inspiration that will be desperately needed mid-january! i’ve been a fan of mollie’s royal buffet etsy shop for a while and i love that she has shared her talent with us.

make & do spread
the book is well designed, and the instructions are easy to follow. i can’t wait to dive in! i think i need to host a garland pARTy in december…

are you doing anything to prep for winter?

9 responses to “on my coffee table”

  1. shona~LALA dex press says:

    I’m sure it was an amazing show!

    Winter seems to be fast approaching. I tested my heater last night and I have to buy new batteries for the thermostat, which is step one in troubleshooting because the blower is not blowing. Best do this before there is snow on the ground + a 2 wk wait for a repair man, should it come to that.

    Other than that, I need to buy some heavy lotion, line up some TV series on DVD + see if the library has the books I want to read.

  2. jenn says:

    Nivea lotion on my elbows, dark chocolate in my belly.

  3. kathryn says:

    Putting car seats in the cars…. :)

  4. jackie says:

    already started with the lotion. good tip on the vtamin d. I’m also taking a sabbatical from refined carbs.

  5. Chandler says:

    Squash in the attic. Jars of newly minted cranberry sauce on the counter. Skeins of embroidery floss, ready to be made into cute things. New yarn in the wool closet. Hats and gloves OUT of the wool closet, ready to wear. Three umbrellas by the door, at the ready and grabbable at a moment’s notice. Do your worst, winter!

  6. Anna says:

    It’s fun to read a week’s worth of your posts at once. Looks like you had yet another great trip to NYC, but how could you not?! A couple of great books there. Too bad the library doesn’t have make & do. I spent my allotted book monies last week. And least I forget – yes to a garland pARTy! Not sure why I love garlands so much, but I really do. As for your question – nothing. Can’t wrap my brain around fall coming to an end. Suppose I should though, eh?

  7. kristin says:

    the books look GREAT!

    i second the garland pARTy theme

    i’m sure you’ve heard it before, but baby oil going on while still damp from the shower works wonders for dry skin.

    me? i’m looking for the perfect “second skin”. Yes, i’ll be wearing long underwear ALLLLL winter long. i can’t think of a better way to prep for winter than to plan on keeping warm (super warm) this year.

  8. ali says:

    I am slathering the cream on my hands already and it’s not even cold yet! Thank you for the heads up on Molly’s book – I may have just had an etsy moment…

  9. cindy says:

    i love royal buffet and the book looks wonderful! i will check it out and we should probably go to that de kooning show, too.

    for the winter months, i’m homesteading by purging, taking vitamin d, might move my computer from our room facing west to the one facing east (ugh) and trying to make sure i go out each day for a walk, which is the hardest part!

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