mother’s day eve.

reclining mother and child by paula modersohn-becke.

tomorrow is mother’s day or äitienpäivä.
we have tentatively invited both sets of grandparents over for a wee afternoon tea party. there will be tasty desserts, an array of teas to choose from and of course this mama’s most important drink: coffee. the weather looks warm and sunny, which will be a nice change from the soggy rain.



wishing all the mamas out there a wonderful mother’s day or hyvää äitienpäivää!!

xo, mama lola

art. on friday.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Picasso

a couple of months ago dear hubby and i watched a documentary (or mocumentary) by the satirical and political british graffiti artist, banksy. the movie “through the gift shop”, (which he declares is all true,but that’s not what this post is about), explores the world of street or graffiti art. i graduated from an arts high school and i am sad, even embarrassed, to say we never discussed graffiti as a form of art and certainly never explored the many realms of street art. while watching banksy’s movie i was once again reminded of the pretentious and snooty world of art (and not just visual art, either). a lot of the world’s art is not accessible, and is kept locked up where you and i cannot view it. 



art, all art, dance, music, theater is supposed stir something in its audience. and banksy certainly does that for me. his incredible graffiti art along the obnoxious, grey divisive wall in palestine is truly mind blowing. banksy creates beautiful, thought provoking images that border on controversial at times.





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here’s a taste of some local banksy-esque graffiti i found behind our local grocery store. is this art? not sure. although it does stir some chocolate cravings in me!





enjoy the weekend!

xo, mama lola

bigger than daddy.


since i am nervous about writing on this blog today, i have decided instead to include some pictures that fit with the “bigger than daddy” theme.

bear and lion~ my co-captains for grocery shopping

bear always talks about the day he will be bigger than daddy. there is also talk of the day when lion will be bigger than bear… we’ll see if that day ever arrives. bets anyone? 


this is a drawing bear drew of himself.

fun in the snow.

a snow man built to stand bigger than daddy at about 8 feet tall!

xo, mama lola
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