Yesterday I had a rainbow party! I woke up, put on my brightest clothing (pink shirt, yellow sweater, blue polka dot skirt, and my rainbow socks!) and got to baking. You see, I had several layers to make for my rainbow cake!
I decided to make red velvet cake for the red and purple layers. I used this recipe from Bitter Sweet. I doubled the recipe and then split it between two layers. For the center layers of my cake I used this amazing vegan white cake recipe from My Vegan Cookbook. SO TASTY! Since it specifically warns against doubling the recipe, I actually made it twice, then divided each batch into two colors. I sloppily iced everything with this white vegan cake icing as guests arrived! It was a mess, but soooo tasty.
Alex got a few rainbow candies and made pink lemonade. We also made fruit and veggie platters in rainbow order, and our friends brought some more rainbow foods! It was a deliciously colorful feast
I didn’t have to do much decorating, as we already have lots of color in our apartment! I did pull out my rainbow quilt. [The party was originally going to be a picnic in the park, but we were rained out. Austin needs the rain though, so no complaints here!] For the table, I laid down some sparkly cellophane, then arranged all of our rainbow food
Such a fun day, all dedicated to rainbows It was a great way to put some color into a gray and rainy day!
I found this bench on one of my lunchtime walks around South Lamar. It’s a regular ol’ bus stop bench that has been redone with electrical tape. Isn’t it amazing what a good eye and some tape can accomplish? Suddenly a boring city bench is colorful and fun!
This little work of graffiti brightens my
How have a just learned of Thomas Wold? His background in visual arts and furniture design have led him to create colorful, funky, wonderful pieces of furniture-art (I am officially naming a new genre). His pieces are everything from suave to outrageous, and they’re all really cool. Seriously, he has such a cool style!
He manages to combine so many variations in color and texture all into a cohesive design. He does everything from side tables to complete kitchen installations. Each piece fits well into its surroundings, yet stands out as a piece of art. Several of his furniture pieces feature reclaimed or recycled materials, too.
For your innovative style and cool use of color and material, you amaze me, Thomas Wold.
Check out his stuff: Blog | Portfolio | Store | Tumblr
Along with a couple hundred other volunteers, I am knitting orange, pink, turquoise, and olive yarn to cover 99 trees in the Blanton Art Museum plaza. The project is coordinated by Magda Sayeg, renowned yarn-bomber/textile artist. The exhibit will open in March for Expolore UT, where tons of little kids get to play on campus and learn all about the University of Texas (my alma mater). It’s going to be so neat to see it all put together! It will really be a knitted wonderland of such happy colors 😀
Every tree has to be striped with the required colors (although not necessarily all four), and we chose to divide ours up and stripe them however we wish. My stripes are all varying sizes with no color order. I love the randomness! I began knitting my 2.5 foot section for the tree sponsored by Velma, Lisa, and me a couple weeks ago. I was so excited that I’ve already finished….woops! I’m really looking forward to getting together with the girls and knitting our creations onto our tree. Don’t worry, I’ll take lots of photos 😉
And of course I’m already finding other uses for my leftover yarn…;D
It fits perfectly into my latest brainstorm! Oh, it’ll be great when I can show it all 😀
Today I’d like to share with you the work of artist Yulia Brodskaya. Born in Russia, she moved to the UK in 2004 and has since become internationally known for her artwork. (Click on the images to go to her website.) While she creates stunning illustrations
and wonderful typographic work
what I find most amazing is her coined “PAPERgraphics”
which are breathtaking, in color or white, for their complexity and beauty. She has managed to combine a love for the graphic arts with one for handmade crafts into something amazing in thought and vision. For this, you amaze me, Yulia.