I rediscovered the french film Amelie and fell in love with the
mise en scene all the stuff on the sets that make up the environment. From the wallpapers in the character’s flats to the pictures, art, furniture, dish ware, lamps and all other knick-knacks. There were 3 specific pieces I noticed Amelie had in her flat, 2 above her bed shown here: and “bear” elsewhere that I just adore.
The German artist (Michael Sowa) was a favorite of the film directors Jean-Pierre Juenuet.
“kohler’s pig”// “fimlhound”// “bear”// “bunny dressing”// “fowl with pearl”// “pig in soup”//
“his master’s voice”// “autobahn pig”//
I also loved this one that the glass man re-painted each year for 20 years, “Luncheon of the
boating party” by Renoir. I’d love to have some of Sowa’s prints in my home; they’re on my list of art to buy!
If you’re like me and can’t afford all the art you want now but do want something to adorn your walls then here’s an easy-peesy project that just might fill that artless void in your
heart home. I cut up some paint chips into smaller squares in soothing colors that match our bedroom decor (light grey-blue walls, dark eggplant curtains, black statement wall, & white bedcovers–pretty neutral) and made a pretty mosaic using a thrifted frame. Once you have the design you like glue or mod podge the squares to your background paper, let dry, frame and hang. I’ve come to really love this piece I made especially since I ended up painting the frame white (not shown) to look a bit more modern.
Looking forward to going to the library this weekend (hello, free movie rentals! I totally forgot about this until 2 weeks ago after not visiting the library in several years–such a great resource) and taking it easy at home. Hope you have a great weekend!
This is one of my favorite recipes and I’ve posted it before here but this time I added in some goodies: coconut, ginger and cranberries. Kind of a weird combo but it turned out sooo goood, ha! I can eat this everyday for breakfast or a quick afternoon snack. There’s something so wintry (that is a word!) about eating a baked apple instead of an uncooked one.
Recipe (adapted from Terry Walter’s Clean Food): Preheat Oven to 375.
Filling: 12 apples cored and sliced (peeled or unpeeled), 1/4 C maple syrup, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp ground ginger, 1/3 C cranberries, 1 tbs whole wheat pasty flour or brown rice flour. Add apples in large bowl, fold in syrup, cinnamon and cranberries. Sprinkle flour and fold into the mix. Spread into 9×12 baking casserole dish.
Topping: 2 C rolled oats, 1 C whole wheat flour, 1/2 C chopped almonds, 5 tbs flaked coconut, 1 tbs cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 C maple syrup, 1/2 C canola oil. Combine into the same mixing bowl: oats, flour, nuts, ginger and cinnamon. In a separate bowl whisk the syrup and oil and add to the dry ingredients; mix until crumbly. Spread over the apples, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20 more minutes.
I actually omitted the oats this time but they do add such a nice granola-y crunch to the top. Enjoy!