I’m not really one to troll the blogosphere for things to buy. Don’t get me wrong, I like purchasing beautiful things. But I also like making them, staring at them, and eating them (a beautiful cupcake or cookie that is). I get to do all of these wonderful things, and so will you, when you visit Eat Drink Chic. This is delightful blog by Amy Moss a Graphic Designer turned professional blogger. This blog is a combination of DIY, art, furniture, fashion, food, stationary &c. If you’re looking for beautiful, stylish things to buy, look at, eat or do..then Eat Drink Chic is one of the best places to stop.
Category Archives: Art
Blogging Art for Art’s Sake
Hello all, I hope you had a Happy Christmas and survived the whirlwind prior to, I know that I did.
Chichi: That is what this blog is
fantastically smart and chichi blog (you’ll have to go to the blog to find out what chichi means), called A Chichi Life. This blog has some of the best Haute Couture pictures I’ve seen (click on the image and it get’s bigger and lovelier), but that is not the smart part. The blogstress, Tawney, has an extraordinary artistic, historical, and cinematic grasp which she uses as a comparison with the fashion before out eyes. Take the A Chichi Life blog image used in this post. The similarities between the Degas sculpture and the Giles Spring 2010 dress are uncanny. Does she have the direct line to the designer to ask what the inspiration was for the collection, or is she just that smart? I’m banking on smart. In some of Tawney’s post we get a brief (and not boring) fashion history lesson (see the similar styles between the Gossip Girl’s fashionable tights and Louis XIV’s-even my husband found the similarities amusing). While A Chichi Life is a new blog (since June 2009) and posting could be more frequent ( I only say that because it’s worth looking at everyday), it’s worth perusing because it’s simply chichi.
Toutes les choses parisiennes (translated: All things Parisian?)
If you are interested in seeing the real side of Paris, and all that encompasses: food (out of this world pastries); people (not glamazons); dinner tables (with Parisian flare of course); restaurants; regular stores with hordes of shoppers off the charts about the sale (b/c everyone loves a good deal) &c. then look no further than Paris Breakfasts. This enthralling blog is created by a New Yorker who makes the most frequent guest appearances in The City of Lights. It’s a quirky look at Paris from an outsiders point of view…who clearly loves the city. Moreover, the blogstress commentary is very honest and regular (like you and me real). Some of my favorite entries are when she talks about taking pictures of people on the street like the Sartorialist but given her personality she takes pictures of the gentry from behind (because seriously, that’s what we all would do). If you’d like to see the best pastry porn of your life, look no further. It is here!!! And the readers of Paris Breakfasts get the pleasure of viewing and commissioning the blogstresses beautiful watercolor renderings. Here is my suggestion, everyone needs food, why don’t you start out your day with a Paris Breakfast(s).
The Complete Inspirational Lifestyle Blog
Where can you find: inspiring interiors (with links for item purchases) with made up commentary from the blogstress as if she is showing you her home; put together outfits (ala In Style magazine) and accessories with more links for purchase; inspiring city looks; apparel images along side seemingly similar inspired interiors; and a weekend list to keep the most ardent net surfer afloat…The City Sage of course. This fascinating blog has much to offer as indicated above. But its most endearing quality is the blogstress, who I imagine is Ms. Anne Sage (given the web address). Read her About section and you’ll instantly know what I mean. And it goes without saying,
of course, that The City Sage has captivating photography, posts almost daily during the week (only), and is always coming up with new innovative images to love and inspire. I really like The City Sage, if I didn’t I wouldn’t be telling you to give it a “Click.”
Unemployment is all that it is cracked up to be
I am always worried that Blog Revue does not appeal to men enough. I have the female demographic down and what appeals to them, but men (like during my dating years) seem illusive and/or hard to figure out. But I believe UnemployedDad has taken me out of my Mars/Venus conundrum. In fact, I sat with my husband by my side as we laughed (out loud) our way through unemployment (so really the site appeals to men and women). UnemployedDad is a blog cartoon strip about…you guessed it an unemployed dad created by Michael Freed. Mr. Freed’s drawings are perfect for this genre. His wit, insight, humor and creativity (catch unemployed dad’s psychiatric session with Lucy of Peanuts fame) are welcoming before, during or after a long day. While, Mr. Freed does not post often some months more then others (which I will ignore due to the fact creativity takes time), most posts are worth the wait. Besides the monthly archive section (isn’t this just a standard, do I need to discuss this anymore?) you can search unemployed dad by most recent cartoon (usually 10 in all). So if you’ve been secretly longing to be fired from your job, first look at UnemployedDad, because either way it may make you get down on your knees and pray for something regarding your job (once you stop laughing).
By the way, UnemployedDad is best for mature audiences due to some content and humor clearly above a child’s head (like the Simpsons). Use discretion.
Draw Yourself Over Here
So here is the 411. This post will be short. I was an art major in college (history of; sculpture; painting; drawing; etc…), so I love all things art, including…most importantly illustrators. Thankfully, I have found my fix in a blog called Drawn! (don’t you love the grammatical emphasis). It is a multi-author inspirational weblog for illustrators, cartoonists, artists ( are not artists illustrators and cartoonists?) and anyone who likes to draw, as indicated in its About section. I like this blog for really only one reason, okay maybe three. The illustrations are superb. It is like a candy store for the professional, amateur, aspiring, or simply dreaming of being an, artist. I also like the blog for the fact that it is really just a showcase for fabulous artists, naturally with links to their own individual blogs. Okay…and I also love the fact it post daily. A daily fix, that is what I need. While the commentary leaves something to be desired, the rest of the blog does not since it is also searchable by month and categories. So please, please draw yourself in the artistic talent that is present throughout the world, who knows you could be inspired.