A breath of sunny, fresh air.
Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and even though this sunny canoe picture is from last August, I wanted to look at it again. It has been sunny and in the 50s the last few days. "Practically perfect!", as Mary Poppins would say. I haven't done a list of links in ages. I miss doing these consistently, because I'm always reading and wanting to share things I'm learning about online. Facebook is only half-good for shares, because too much sharing gets you facebook fatigue. Believe me, I have it. And anyway, a sunny water + evergreen picture is much better than a silly victorian postcard meme, right?
*The TED talks 2014 winner, Charmian Gooch, co-founder of organization Global Witness, gives a compelling talk about what corruption looks like on a global scale. Fascinating. Sidenote: I had to look at her name four times to spell it correctly.
*Weaving is coming back, ya'll. Potholder looms, bulky 70's door 'curtains', and the like, and I have had this beautiful kid DIY woven wall hanging link up on my browser for at least three weeks. All you need is some yarn and a cereal box.
*This quilt and wall color are the perfect pink.
*This On Being interview with artist Ann Hamilton was one of the best in awhile. Ann's work is stunning and you should check it out here.
*My sister-in-law is quickly becoming a master woodworker. She has an adorable little etsy shop that she changes seasonally. Look at this awesome handmade pegboard. I want one!
*You guys, Skillshare.
*We're in the middle of planning a few trips this summer. A canoe/camping trip and another down to Oregon. Here's a great map that shows all the national parks along the way. Stefan wants to go ride the dunes. I am so up for that.
*We're watching our way through all the Academy and Oscar winners and recently loved RUSH, Dallas Buyers Club, and The Place Beyond the Pines, and Captain Phillips. I don't even know if I could choose a favorite. No wonder they all won. Three out of those four are true stories.
*My favorite show, Call the Midwife, stars in 18 days!
*Nickel Creek, with a mandolin player and music-makers, took a too-long hiatus and will be back with their newest cd in April. SQUEEE!
*This woman's inside-out coat is amazing. She is one of the most talented knitters I've ever come across.