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Working in the meeting and events world I’ve seen some impressive floral arrangements that are more art than mere centerpiece. And yet, I’m still blown away when I see something truly unique, like this living orchid arrangement which was innocently hanging out in the lobby of the JW Marriott at LA Live. Just off to the left when you walk into the main entrance it was suspended near a collection of chairs where hotel guests might wait for their room to be prepared or hang out when watching for their shuttle to the airport.
It I felt it was hardly receiving the attention it deserved so I snapped a picture and am sharing it with you so it’s beauty and creativity are appreciated by a few more people than could have seen it in person. 
When I was back in the hotel less than two weeks later, the arrangement was gone. A fleeting piece of installation art I’m so pleased I noticed and reveled in while it lasted. 

Working in the meeting and events world I’ve seen some impressive floral arrangements that are more art than mere centerpiece. And yet, I’m still blown away when I see something truly unique, like this living orchid arrangement which was innocently hanging out in the lobby of the JW Marriott at LA Live. Just off to the left when you walk into the main entrance it was suspended near a collection of chairs where hotel guests might wait for their room to be prepared or hang out when watching for their shuttle to the airport.

It I felt it was hardly receiving the attention it deserved so I snapped a picture and am sharing it with you so it’s beauty and creativity are appreciated by a few more people than could have seen it in person. 

When I was back in the hotel less than two weeks later, the arrangement was gone. A fleeting piece of installation art I’m so pleased I noticed and reveled in while it lasted. 

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Today is the day! When this posts I will be taking my CMP exam. It wasn’t until this last week, as I got closer to the end of the studying process, that I began to see just how much time and energy went into preparing for this test. It never felt like enough, except when it felt like WAY too much. Hopefully I know enough to pass and put this all behind me. 
It will be at least sixty days before I learn my fate as a CMP. Am I in, or am I out? In the meantime, I am utterly ecstatic about reading again. Reading anything that isn’t CMP related. A real book. A magazine. More than the first two paragraphs of an article on Yahoo. It is going to be amazing! I’ve already picked out the first book which will reintroduce me to the world of pleasure reading. I will read it after the test when I take myself out to a celebratory lunch. Oh Happy Day, indeed!

Today is the day! When this posts I will be taking my CMP exam. It wasn’t until this last week, as I got closer to the end of the studying process, that I began to see just how much time and energy went into preparing for this test. It never felt like enough, except when it felt like WAY too much. Hopefully I know enough to pass and put this all behind me. 

It will be at least sixty days before I learn my fate as a CMP. Am I in, or am I out? In the meantime, I am utterly ecstatic about reading again. Reading anything that isn’t CMP related. A real book. A magazine. More than the first two paragraphs of an article on Yahoo. It is going to be amazing! I’ve already picked out the first book which will reintroduce me to the world of pleasure reading. I will read it after the test when I take myself out to a celebratory lunch. Oh Happy Day, indeed!

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Frank Warren, founder of PostSecret, shared this serene image of the art gallery creation - an actual cloud indoors - from a Dutch artist. Sadly I don’t have more information than that to give you about who created this piece.
I for one, with my twitching eyelid (day four - think I’m stressed out a bit perhaps?), could use fifteen minutes laying below this little cloud in the silence of a gallery, alone with some quiet time for deep breathes.

Frank Warren, founder of PostSecret, shared this serene image of the art gallery creation - an actual cloud indoors - from a Dutch artist. Sadly I don’t have more information than that to give you about who created this piece.

I for one, with my twitching eyelid (day four - think I’m stressed out a bit perhaps?), could use fifteen minutes laying below this little cloud in the silence of a gallery, alone with some quiet time for deep breathes.

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I’m all for supporting my fellow bloggers, especially on Tumblr, and this particular blog consistently posts beautiful work of letterpress art. I’d love to win a cool letterpress book myself but am going to share the giveaway love and let you enter the contest too for a chance to win!

fyeahletterpress:

Giveaway Time!

Because this blog has reached 1,000 followers (Still amazes me!), I’m going to be giving away a copy of this book, the Little Book of Letterpress. It’s full of beautiful inspiration, a look into different studios & images from letterpress printers around the world. (If you like this blog, you’ll love this book.)

Rules~~

- You must be following this blog in order to win. This giveaway is because of all the awesome followers, so if you want to win this, please follow!

- This contest is open internationally. 

- You may like & reblog once to enter. (One like, one reblog). 

- This contest will go on for 2 weeks. It will end May 9th at 11:59pm, EST. I will announce the winners then. You will have 3 days to message me. 

- If this contest goes well, there will be more in the future! So reblog & like away. c: 

{Images are from SeeSaw Designs}

(Source: letter-pressed)

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Usually the best part of a cake is the taste, but sometimes a cake is so unusual, such a work of personalized art that the look of the cake is what’s most amazing. This cake which  topped with embroidered sprinkles on top had a lot of heart in it since it takes a big love of confections to spend the time dressing up your dessert this way. I think it’s inspiring.
*Cake image courtesy of Clockwork Lemon.

Usually the best part of a cake is the taste, but sometimes a cake is so unusual, such a work of personalized art that the look of the cake is what’s most amazing. This cake which  topped with embroidered sprinkles on top had a lot of heart in it since it takes a big love of confections to spend the time dressing up your dessert this way. I think it’s inspiring.

*Cake image courtesy of Clockwork Lemon.

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My sister Flannery turned me onto this great website called 20x200 where you can select and frame limited edition pieces of art, like this one you see here from D.W. Kellogg & Co. The prices are reasonable and because they offer framing you’ll actually get the print up on your wall rather than leaving it endlessly in your closet.
My birthday is in less than a month and while I won’t be asking for gifts this year (charitable donations instead, please) I wouldn’t mind if someone surprised me with this. I mean, our walls at home are so blank….

My sister Flannery turned me onto this great website called 20x200 where you can select and frame limited edition pieces of art, like this one you see here from D.W. Kellogg & Co. The prices are reasonable and because they offer framing you’ll actually get the print up on your wall rather than leaving it endlessly in your closet.

My birthday is in less than a month and while I won’t be asking for gifts this year (charitable donations instead, please) I wouldn’t mind if someone surprised me with this. I mean, our walls at home are so blank….

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From the Mind of Mark Ryden

I’ve admired the creepy, detailed art of Mark Ryden for many years now, even before his show at the Michael Kohn Gallery in the Fairfax District near West Hollywood 5+ years ago. 

        

His obsession with Abraham Lincoln is a newer focus. Somehow that president’s face is creepy and comforting - themes I find in Ryden’s work.

                       

This image of the ‘carrot’ being operated on is my all-time favorite. It seems sinister at first, but when you really inspect all of the pieces, each detail, it isn’t creepy at all, but rather friendly and kind of funny.
     

This time of year, when we almost skip directly from Halloween to Christmas, practically overlooking Thanksgiving beyond its value for holiday shopping super sales, I felt this Santa worm with a pipe would mark a segue into Fall and Winter - symbolically for those living in LA, still wandering around in 70 degree weather, unlike the East Coasters who received snow as this year’s trick in trick-or-treat.
     

*All images taken from the artist’s official website: http://markryden.com/.

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