Wednesday, August 29, 2007

new scanner!

My printer has been broken for almost a year now and today I finally got a new one. It's a copier-scanner-printer. Now I can scan all of my old photos and polaroids. Here's a dyptic I shot on expired polaroid film:

In other news, etsy had a poster contest featuring all of the amazing things you can find there and one of my pieces made it in!!! Here is one of the winning posters:

They are going to print the sixty winning posters and hand them out at craft fairs. Here's a link to all of the amazing winners:

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I guess it's an art week.

I am just really into art right now. I went through a period the last couple of years where I was all into furniture. We had just bought our house and I was trying to get it to a point where I felt each room was ours.

We just put new dark brown bamboo floors in our entire upstairs and painted the hallway a pale lavender. Before, I had the hallways completely covered with art work and now I'm slowly putting work back up. This time I'm being more selective in what I'm choosing to put up. I think I'll put up some empty frames to fill the space in the meantime.

I'd love to hang up this beautiful mixed media piece by Shanna Teague. I love the calming colors and the way the pages break up the space of the bridge so gracefully.

All day I've been admiring this beautifully unique necklace by Molly Proctor. I just love her simplistic words on those little antique spoons and the amber color of her photographs of them. Why can't I be rich?

Last night, my dog got stuck in my neighbor's yard. I don't know how she got over there (we're completely fenced in as are they). The only thing I can possibly think of is that she saw a squirrel that gave her enough motivation to jump the fence. May be I should consider these treats from The Chocolate Lab as an alternative.....

Monday, August 27, 2007

What a day. I've been doing a lot of promoting today, getting things ready for the busy shopping season. I think I'll promote someone else's work right now instead.

Ever since I joined etsy I have been a huge admirer of Jen McCleary's work. Her shop is fill with many amazing pieces just waiting to be taken home by someone (ideally me). This is one of my favorite pieces from her:

I just love the colors and how you can see the brush strokes and the texture of the lace. It's beautiful. You can buy her work at

My sister-in-law is studying abroad in Paris right now. I'm so jealous, but so happy for her at the same time. The closest thing I can get to France is this lavender french soap from savon de marseille.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

First Post

This is my first blog ever so it may take some gettin used to. I want this blog to be about all the things I love, such as art interior design, animals, and living a healthy lifestyle. I think I'll just touch on three of those for my first entry.

Right now I am completely obsessed with I have had a photography shop on there for a few months and am really excited by all of the amazing things people are creating. I've sold a few pieces and hope to start selling on a regualr basis in the near future. Here's one of my favorite pieces right now:

I've also just discovered this amazing new (to me) drink. I try to drink mainly water but this sparking apple juice by IZZE is so delicious! There's no added sugar it's completely natural. I'm kind of glad it only comes in small bottles or I would buy it way too often.

Another thing I'm craving right now is a new teapot. I've really gotten into tea the past year and drink it regulary in the colder months. I love this little green one from anthropologie. Maybe I can hint at it as an anniversary present.....

Apparently, I have a thing for green right now.