Sometimes, I run across things that make me laugh, smile, or otherwise divert me from the stresses of real life. Things that are beautiful for beauty’s sake – or that make me giggle in a time of incredible stress and uncertainty.
We need more laughter and joy right now – so I hope you enjoy these things as much as I have.
Andrea Kollar’s artwork makes me so happy to look at it – the clean lines, the curves – the bodies – I love all of it (so much so, that I may request permission to have some of her drawings tattooed on me when social distancing is not a part of everyday life).
Something that has brought me considerable joy during these stressful days is watching penguins explore an aquarium. Thanks, Shedd Aquarium – you’ve done us all a huge service by sharing this.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been using quarantine as an excuse to do all sorts of ridiculous things in the kitchen – including making bread. This one, from Bon Appetit, is stupid-easy, and so delicious. Also (incase you’ve also gone off the baking deep-end) it freezes really well.
In other bread-related news: do you sourdough? I’m starting a starter (from scratch, thanks to King Arthur Flour) – and I need a name for it once it’s fully started. Here’s some top contenders so far: Bread Keselowski, Shannon Dough-erty, Sebastian Bread-ais, *yeah, I know there’s a car theme going on here….but help me! The starter needs a name!
Boudoir photography holds a special place in my heart – and I’m really feeling for all the photographers who are currently unable to make their magic with clients out of respect for social distancing (mandated or otherwise). Here’s a nifty solution that really made me giggle: Barbie Boudoir.
And last, but certainly not least: THIS from The Atlantic. What high heels can teach us about gendered truths. Trust me, its a good read.
What things are keeping you sane, nowadays?