Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Tunes + Gregory Euclid.

Well I'm home and in the process of getting all my photos developed (I took 5 rolls). In the meantime I thought I'd share Bon Iver's new single Calgary because it sends wonderful chills down my spine. The full album comes out June 21st and I do believe they are off to a good start with this one. Also, isn't the cover art for the album fantastic? It was created by Gregory Euclid and his whole process is documented online here (details of the painting are shown below). If you want to find out more about him, head over to My Love for You and read this lovely interview.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Deep thought thursday+ Nashville bound!

I am catching a plane to Tennessee in mere hours so I will be signing off early this week. My dear friend Mary Liza is getting married and I am so excited to catch up with old friends and see my family! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend my loves!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Back to the basics.

Sometimes we just need to be reminded...

Take a look: Isabelle Arsenault

"Isabelle mixes all together gouache, watercolor and digital colouring to create images that are delicate, sophisticated and convey clever ideas with simplicity."

Her work has a wonderful strangeness to it. It is actually quite dark for kids' illustration but so evocative and lovely. I love the one of the man cutting his tie-- it's so impulsive and honest. Her work is like we are taking a peak inside a child's imagination, with the scary bits included.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bits of my weekend(s)...

Well I finally got my film developed as you can see. I kept ending the weekends in the middle of a roll so this time I was determined to finish it off. This is a hodgepodge of birthdays, brunch, bbqs, craft fairs, and random outings. So glad it's the summer!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Have a dreamy weekend!

Hello! Sorry for my lack of posts this week. I've been taking a break from the internet in exchange for a little 'me' time. How was your week my dears? I am so ready for the weekend. This rainy, grey weather has got me dreaming of pretty summer days. Well, this weekend I am saying my final goodbyes to my sister with a show at Benders tonight and barbecue in the park on Sunday. Tomorrow I'm going here to see a friend's band play and yep, that about wraps it up. Enjoy!

And, look...

pretty paper.

Wouldn't you like to twirl around in this dress.

A different way to pack your lunch.

Style spotted via Google cam.

Colorful potholes.

dreaming of warm, summer days.

Printing techniques by Yellow Owl Workshop.

Salmon sandals and a safari romper.

Lol: digital cat camera.

So sad, caged animals.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Deep thought thursday...

I have spent the past few days saying goodbye to my sister who, after 12 years in Colorado, will be moving back to Tennessee to be closer to our family. It will be hard to watch her go. She is a huge reason why I migrated to Colorado myself, and I am forever thankful that she introduced me to this beautiful place.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Have a fabulous weekend!

My weekend is crammed full. Back to back to overlapping back. Except for Sunday. Sunday will save me. Tonight I am having dinner at a friends place and then heading to the Mercury Cafe to catch the Pink Hawks CD release party with BWC. Saturday I am going to two birthday parties and in between I'm going to try and squeeze in an appearance at the Create Denver Mix & Assemble event. Sunday I'd like to make it to the Crafty Ballyhoo...but I'm not gonna push it. Phew, it'll be busy, but fun! And I'll make sure to take lots of pictures. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

And look at all this...

Beautiful photos across America.

A love story, in milk.

How would you like to take a nap in one of these?

The Impossible Project! (read the question for the giveaway and comments below, what photo would you grab?)

Tim Walker's dream world (ha, look at those cats!)

A couple online reads.

An incredible picture of the human heart.

Loving messy braids.

Remember this print? It's now for sale.

Deep thought thursday...

I am not sure why Blogger deleted my post from yesterday but it is missing. Yes, lost in the cloud. So here we go again: Thought I'd choose an artsy quote today in honor of the first day of Create Denver. Hope some of you Denver folk will be able to make it to the events! I'm gonna try to get to at least two. Happy Thursday!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday Tunes...

I saw this band play on Saturday night at the Hi Dive here in Denver and had a blast. I love their 1950's influenced, surf rock sound. Just listening to the tracks doesn't even do it justice, it was such a fantastic live show--close your eyes, sway your hips and picture glittery bow ties and suspenders.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Light emerges.

So a couple of months ago, in the dead of winter, my friends Kelsey and Logan asked me and a bunch of other friends to help them make a music video for Akron/Family. We ran around the park with glow sticks, bubbles and balloons--and no, we were not on any hallucinogens at the time (despite one bloggers review). It was shot on Super 8 film and edited by the lovely Kelsey Harris and Logan Corcoran. I am super excited about the end result! It was finally released a few days ago on Vimeo and I just had to share with you guys. If you look closely you can see me! (I've got a white sweater and earmuffs on--and also that's me in the first frame!) Go friends and yay for film!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Have a loving weekend!

Well, it's birthday season again...does this happen to anyone else? All my friends and family seem to be born in clumps that fall right around September/October and April/May. It's actually quite nice for my weekend plans because there is plenty to do. Tomorrow I will be celebrating my friend Brian's birthday at Wash Park-- drinks, bocce ball and a high dose of sunshine is in order. Later on that night I am going to see my friends, the Goochi Boiz, play at the Hi-Dive along with some other rad bands. You will also definitely find me outside enjoying the 80 degree weather! And, don't forget Mother's Day on Sunday! I so wish I was able to hang out with my mom this year but a phone call will have to suffice. Last year I got to spend the day with her at a vineyard in Tennessee and it was just lovely. Happy Weekend!


awesome ariel photographs (the one of the flower fields blows me away!)

One of my favorite things: breakfast outside.

Summer trend: COLOR

More (very important) motherly advice.

And don't forget about dad.

Fused together.

(Photo via Leo Fuchs)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Making sushi.

I just realized that I still haven't told you all about my sushi making class I took in April. Well, last month I took a 3 hour training class at Generous Servings and it was extremely helpful. We made miso soup, rice, handrolls and 2 different kinds of maki rolls. The class environment was super laid back and even though I went alone and was doing this with a bunch of strangers, it didn't feel awkward at all. We had tons of food at the end of it all (spicy tuna rolls, salmon, avocado, etc..) which is pretty much my dream-- never ending sushi, and we all sat down at a long table and ate together. The class taught me a lot and I recommend it to anyone who might be interested in learning a new skill (they have tons of options for classes including French pastry making and Indian cooking). Some helpful tips I walked away with...

* 'Sushi grade' is a made-up term but when choosing fish make sure it is fresh. Go to a place like Whole Foods or your local fish monger and ask what days they get their shipment to ensure freshness. Buy loins or thick filets, not steaks.

* When working with the rice keep your hands cold and wet to prevent stickiness

* Don't overstuff with ingredients!

* Moisten your knives and slide them across rather than pressing down as you cut the roll.

*The sharper the knife the better

* Any short grain rice will do

* Before cooking the rice rinse it several times (we did 7x) until the water underneath is no longer murky but clear

*After cooking the rice for about 15-20 min, let it sit with the lid on for another 20 min

* Slice the fish at a 45 degree angle, across the grain, about 1/6" thick pieces

* To prep fish: skin, debone and cut into a block shape

I can't wait to actually use what I learned sometime soon!

(video via Carl Kleiner)

Deep Thought Thursday + Happy Cinco de Mayo!

It's finally getting nice and warm around here, so I thought this quote was appropriate for the season. Sorry to ignore you most of this week, it's been a long and busy one. Have any Cinco de Mayo plans for the night? I am going to my brother-n-laws show here and making this for dinner....and you can't forget the margaritas! x.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A few things for a Monday.

There is something about this photo that I absolutely love...

Mondays could always use some good advice...

This website, closet visit, I found through Miss Moss, is incredible. You must check it out, but a fair warning: be ready to be green with envy.

This collaborative project by Etsy and Pictory is a brilliant combination of photos, stories and the love of handmade--a few of my very favorite things.