Thursday, April 22, 2010

Abandoned yet inhabited buildings

this might be the holy grail of photos for me, by photographer/documentarian david carr smith. he has a web book devoted to creative types who have moved into abandoned buildings in europe. via enhabiten.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

some collaging

I worked a bit on this collage made of scraps from magazines and catalogs (and an old Target ad for John Derian's line sold at their stores a couple of years ago...stay tuned though, Target's bringing him back for more in stores Sept!!!). I've also been working out of our guest room, which I am also trying to decorate and make useful at the same time. I'm liking the slightly Asian/bohemian thing going on, but I'm well aware that it also can look like Grey Gardens in there with all the prints and colors. I found the painted screen above the bed at a flea market-type shop in Little Rock with my mom, the hanging lamp is from her (the 60s?), and the red, 12-drawer chest (perfect for paper goods and bits) at the flea-market shop in Des Moines where I also have a booth.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I'm pretty certain these are my favorite type of flower. I love their vibrant colors and their crepe paper-like texture. These were left over from a photo shoot this week, but they're still looking great. Now if only I can figure out how to grow them in my garden.

Monday, April 5, 2010

In the afternoon of life

Some outtakes from Sunday around 5 p.m., a time when the light streams into our living room.

spring has sprung

Got a few flowers planted and a quiet family Easter done this weekend, all the while knowing that we'll likely have another snowfall before spring temps are here to stay.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day off

At the last minute, I snagged today off and spent last night jotting down a list of things I wanted to do today. Then this morning, I saw this (quoted from the Eternal Sunshine movie--love!), and thought that maybe I should ditch the list and just "enjoy it."