Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I went to D.C. this weekend to spend some time with two dear friends, we had a fantastic time and I'm already missing them both terribly!
After over a month of denial that it's no longer summer I'm finally accepting and settling into fall. I really do love fall on it's own but it feels like a sentinel for winter which I'm never excited about.
I've been spending the cooler, darker evenings at home—cooking and working on a series of projects that the frivolous summer did not have time for.
*and yes, Lacey is touching Kennedy (what a nut)! Happy (early) Birthday Lace!!! xo
Friday, October 9, 2009
After living our new apartment for 3 1/2 months we've finally decided that we are going to paint the bathroom and in a moment of inspiration (maybe?) we decided on a color in about 4 minutes. I'll be heading to the hardware store first thing tomorrow for a bucket of Canyon Echo. I'm hoping it makes our closet-sized bathroom feel like a canyon... though I'm not holding my breath.
Have an inspired weekend!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Earlier this year I designed a wedding set for Jessica & Windsor. Jessica came to me with a pretty clear vision. Both of them are musicians but while she is über feminine, classic, all about flowers, organic lines etc... Windsor is modern, clean lines & all about symmetry.
Jessica presented me with the idea of a "city park" something that has a orderly feel but retains some of that organic whimsy and of course flowers. Jessica & Windsor also share a love for Italy and spent their honeymoon there. I developed the pattern based on cobblestone or brick-layed streets and paths in a city part or in an Italian palazzo. I still wanted to get something handmade in there so we wrapped the cards in hemp and use a wax seal to hold it all in place.
Jessica did a great job of finding the wax seal & embellishing the envelopes herself.
The photos below are of the programs that I designed at their wedding. Below photos by Lauren Walker.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
When we went to Philly we took a train. I think the trip back was like a therapy session for me! I just stared out the window at all of the trees & waterways. When we would get to a town or station there would be dilapidated buildings with broken windows covered in vines, rusty structures & bridges. The kind of things that speak to my soul!
*something about these images feels a little bit west Texas to me. Maybe it's the color...
Monday, October 5, 2009
I like pickles.
I know some people that would die of shock if they heard me say that. But let's be clear. I like my pickles. They're pretty delicious and I might have eaten a whole jar by myself for a snack. While I was making dinner.
They took a good 3 weeks before they were ready. The pickled okra are fantastic as well—also a 3 week wait. I tried to eat some okra (just to test them) before the 3 weeks and they were really tough and I couldn't really bite through them.
We're in vinegar heaven.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I received an email from Brandi (who I have never met face to face though I'm happy to be getting to know) a few weeks ago requesting a photograph of my shadow during an adventure. This is what I sent to her. I should play with J's tripod more often, it was really fun!