Art is More Than Painting

Painting, drawing, and sculpture are like the 3 loud people at the party. Fun and entertaining, but total attention whores. What about the other art at the party, hanging out by the snacks with quiet dignity. This post is for them. Get down wit' yo' bad self, unconventional artwork.


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Etsy Denver: Thanksgiving

For this edition of Etsy Denver, I mined local shops for everything Thanksgiving-y... creative napkins, pie servers, invitations, cards, etc. Oh and I threw in some mucho yummy images of pumpkin desserts from TasteSpotting. Cuz what's Thanksgiving without a pumpkin dish (and if we're forced to eat pumpkin, it bess be delicious).

In the Kitchen Doing Dishes by Ephemera Obscura Thanksgiving Feast Invitation by Stewart Design Studios Dinner Invitation, Gobble On by A Lil Bitta Everything Acorn Place Card by Queen Bee Inspirations Blue Bow Tie Napkin by Urban Bird and Co Robot Dinner Napkins by Cyanide Stitches Hand-stamped pie servers by Vintage Garden Art Thank You For Not card by Neat Things Give Thanks window decal by Saxxon Pumpkin desserts from TasteSpotting

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

Etsy Denver: FALL

Autumn and/or fall is here, my friends. No better way to celebrate than with some autumnally-colored treasures from local Etsy shops.

Bicycle pint glass by vital

Magnetic Chalkboard Weekly Calendar by Name Drop


Flour sack towel with poem by Urban Bird and Co

Eggplant and mustard thread spool necklace by Becky's Buttons


Flour sack towel with red bird by Urban Bird and Co

Red ship wall hanging by Cyanide Stitches

Trending: Mustaches and Macarons

If I learned anything from watching Jay-Z on OWN last night, it's this: "Excellence is being able to perform at a higher level for a long period of time." Trends rarely reach excellence. They have a tendency to arrive hot and then fizzle... but certain trends, good trends, have the potential to become part of our culture. I give you: the mustache.

Trend #1: the mustache.

These little guys are everywhere, your bikes, your towels, your shoes... and I guess your face. But...

... has this trend jumped the shark, like the Fonz on Happy Days, or The Simpsons when Bart joins a boy band, or Sex and the City when Carrie dates the city (what was that season)? OR has this trend just evolved into something even more awesome than where it started?

I'd say grab yourself a fingerstache, put on your Movember TOMS, and enjoy a mustache cookie, cuz I think this trend is here to stay.


Trend #2: the macaron.

Though a relatively new trend, these little French pastries are a big hit. Could macarons have the lasting power to join mustaches in the ranks of trending stardom?

My bestie Janna, L.A. foodie and all around extraordinary lady, says macarons are BIG in L.A. That probably means they're moseying on over the Rockies to Denver. Just like fro-gurt and cupcakes did recently. I've been spotting these little devils all over the internet world... so eyes akimbo for a macaron shop, Denver.

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