Monday, May 23, 2011

Quick! Limited-Quantity Jewelry With Soul

Sad news for silver-and-gold fans! Lizzie Flanagan's jewelry company, pieces of a girls (jewelry with soul)  will soon be a mere memory as the artist moves onto other pursuits. Since 2002, Lizzie has been mixing sterling silver, 24 karat vermeil, and thoughtfully plated brass, to gorgeous effect. I bought a stacked necklace for my mother, my sister-in-law, and (surprise!) myself, this past winter. The presents were a hit, and I haven't taken mine off. (Not only do I adore the work, itself, but I can only wear 14k gold earrings, and having the dual-tone necklace means I can wear silver bracelets again. Glory be!)

If you're one of the lucky few (and, if you're reading this blog, you're certainly one of a few, haha), you can enjoy a generous discount on her gorgeous stamped pendants and earring while supplies last. Go to and enter discount code loveforyou to receive a whopping 45% off your purchase!

Trust me, these are great to have in your gift closet for someone(s) special. Captivated by Lizzie's style? Check out her newest creation:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ken Tighe

In her thoughtful and wide-ranging blog, Samantha Hankey shouts out to one of my very favorite painters, the much-admired Ken Tighe.

Broadmoor, Little Falls, 2010 12" x 12" oil on panel

Tighe is not only a tremendous and distinctive voice in contemporary realist painting, but he has an incredible, magnetic gift for guiding young artists in developing their craft. I guess it's an understatement to say that he has a bit of a following among students and former students. The good news is that he's been making more time for his own work lately. Do yourself a very Greene favor and take a gander at

Portrait of the work in progress.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Local Flavor

The Island Has Many Secrets

Props to hometown girl Wenonah Madison Sauer and her professional-chef hubby of 7a Farms for making it into Daily Candy. From pop-up dinners to a new breakkie & lunch counter, 7a's got so much Greene going on:


  • local & homegrown
  • organic
  • entrepreneurial
  • family-focused
  • following their passion

Best of all, Wenonah's bringin' it all back home to nurture and feed the community that raised her. How inspiring!