sitting pretty

As of late, I have found myself drawn to portraits — photography yes, but more so paintings.  I would love to have a portrait of the hubs commissioned one day  (or maybe even attempt to do one myself!).  What I find very inspiring is when two mediums compliment one another.  That said, I have been completely adoring these thoughtful pairings by Miss Moss.  Clever, (and insightful) girl!  I could parse these for hours!

group art

I wouldn’t consider myself much of a “group project” kind of gal.  I’ve got bad flashbacks of school projects gone awry.  Typically what happened is that my type A personality would take over because I didn’t want to have my name on something that I didn’t have full control over and of course no one was going to be able to do things the way I would.  Obnoxious, I know.

But I did, however, find a group project that I actually chose to join.  The Sketchbook Project is a unique collaboration of individual sketchbooks that will tour the country.  The catch?  Anyone can join and submit their book.  The day that Shannon posted about it, I immediately signed up and sent off for my own book.  Then a few days later she had the brilliant idea to collaborate with other bloggers and have us each create a page or two in one book.  I am so excited about both.  I received my book last week and have been staring at the blank pages for inspiration.  I love the accessibility of this project.  It’s for everyone from the professional to the amateur.  I hope I get to make it to Austin next spring to see it in person.

what’s her story?

When I stumbled upon this post my mind immediately filled with a story…what I perceived to be the rest of the story.  Who were these people, particularly the women.  What brought them to this very moment?  My pen has not been as active as I would usually like, but there’s no stopping now.  My writing mentor would be so proud!

See the whole collection of photos here.

it’s friday, i’m in love…

I’ve got the sounds of The Cure going through my head today.  And I love that I don’t have a single thing on the books for this weekend!

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I’ll share this serious eye candy with my husband b/c he’ll think it’s hilarious where as I think it’s just sort of funny…but nice to watch!

Our epic Scrabble games and new-found Bananagrams will never be the same.

I’ll peruse the latest set of photos and stories here.

I’ll enjoy this video again and again.

I’ll at least record this and then go sign his petition.

I’ll crack up looking at these.

It’s crazy how much I want this swimsuit.

Maybe we’ll find the perfect hotel here.

hello weekend!

i’m not quite sure what the weekend holds.  i like that.  i just hope it’s as carefree as feeling the wind in my hair.

you can see more beautiful red heads here (but none like my meg)!

go get some color therapy and inspiration here.

see amazing photos of the games.  seriously.  amazing.

leave a note for someone you love.

wishing i could rock a haircut like this.

i should update my netflix list with these.

wishing me, b, and the kitty could move in tomorrow!

for the shutterbug

There is a call for submissions over at GOOD.  They are looking for The Neighborhood Gem.  If you have a favorite neighborhood spot, snap it and send it in!  (Amy I’m thinking of you!)

{My favorite neighborhood spot has to be the front stoop of the local candy store because it is there that I will inevitably break into my stash of recently purchased goods!  I can very rarely wait the 30 steps it takes to get to my door!}


If you head on over to the awesome Creature Comforts Blog you can enter for a chance to win the amazing Fuji Instax Mini Instant Camera!