David and I went to LACMA last Tuesday to see Man's Favorite Sport (directed by Howard Hawks and starring Rock Hudson.) It was a fun afternoon date that ended with a trip to Johnny Rockets for milkshakes and a quick pop in at The Grove where I immediately got into trouble. Anthropologie had two of the books that I've had on my wishlist for sometime now on sale (more than half off.) I picked up Creative Display (I have Creative Walls and LOVE it) and Sibella Court's The Life of a Bowerbird. At Barnes and Noble, I picked up Mollie Makes Home. I've seen Mollie Makes but have never loved it enough to buy an issue before. I couldn't pass this one up with the studio shots.
Speaking of magazines, the next issue of Darling is due out any moment now.
I've saved the best for last! Artist Extraordinaire Melody Nunez has a new book out called An Altered Existence: Fictitious Stories from the Past. It's self published and she wants to give YOU a copy!
I am enjoying what I've read so far and the altered photos that are at the start of each chapter are super cool. I'm looking forward to reading more of it. The chapter that caught my eye right away was called "An Inherited Trait" about a daughter coming to grips with her Mother's odd traits of collecting fabric and notions. It's something that I think most of us can identify with (collecting art supplies.)
Visit Melody's website here. You can pick up a copy of her book here or here.
If you'd like to win a copy, please leave a comment with your name and some way to contact you. I'll pick a winner on Wednesday, March 20th.