Wednesday, March 31, 2010

a pretty pretty pretty post!

pretty spring decor- this paper kit is found HERE:

pretty spring shoes, found HERE:



pretty cups and dishes (i have plastic issues, but if i didn't i would totally get these, found HERE:

pretty wallpaper, found HERE:

pretty colorful necklace, found HERE:

pretty wreath, found HERE:

below pretty headband, found HERE:

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

i am a very proud sister!!


my sister and her boyfriend entered a peep eating contest in buffalo last weekend. while they didn't win, i am still beyond proud. watch the video. cracks me up! go rachel & adam!!

a collage in progress...

i've been commissioned by the lovely lindsay to do a panda collage! i've been taking in progress pics so i could show you the stages...i should just wait till i have a good pic of the finished here- it's pretty much finished in the last pic, but it's sopping wet LOL. i'll post a dry pic later or tomorrow, but for now...i present...some stages of a collage!




it is on 11x14" canvas and made with tissue paper, cardstock, buttons, and sequins!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

i'm going to syracuse!


for today-tomorrow to see liz lomax give a lecture! am very excited...check out her work HERE!

Friday, March 19, 2010

have a SPEC-tacular friday!

cutest necklace ever?!?! i think i might actually have to get this one..found HERE:

i love the tote below, found HERE:

and some pretty glasses images care of weheartit.com:


Thursday, March 18, 2010

I KEEP THINKING IT'S FRIDAY.

lol, maybe it's the weather and the fact that it's been a long few weeks but anyway...i present my favorite shoes of the moment:

and it's been an absolutely alice filled few days over at my workplace...a few pics i can share!
(first two pics by faisal sadat, last by me & frame of first by me)



andddd, the lovely cat of nowoodenspoons sent me this cute package!! i love it, thank you cat :-)



happy thursday!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

365/365

i am donnnnneeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you can see the entire set HERE!
On March 13th, 2009 (the day BEFORE i started this project) if someone were to ask me what I like least about myself, hands down I would have said MY NOSE. I have hated my nose since childhood. I've thought about fixing it (and still often think about fixing it) but truth be told, I'm a wimp. 366 days later I answer that question very very differently. I hate how huge my forehead is!!!!
I never thought a 365 project would be easy. I also never thought it would be quite possibly the hardest thing I've ever done. On day one I remember packing up my camera equipment and declaring to my roommates that throughout this project I was going to make something (an accessory, and article of clothing, whatever) and wear it in each shot. That lasted all of, 1 day. The day after week after month after season of setting up a tripod and posing for the camera is a full-time job all in itself. Now that I am finished I can proudly say, a really rewarding full-time job.
About 50 days in something really interesting happened to me. I stopped caring what I looked like, and just focused on making an interesting picture. There are days when my makeup was fabulous, yet the photo of my shoes was a better picture so I posted that one. And there were plenty of days when a photo of my hands or shoes should have been posted because my make up was NOT fabulous, but like I said, it became about the photograph- not about the subject. And there were also plenty of days where I could not bare to face the camera, and so I didn't. In the beginning I gave myself a hard time about using my shadow, my feet, etc. instead of my face but again, around 50 days in I no longer worried about that. This project was only about photo-documenting myself through a year and any part of myself was acceptable.

there are a few people who this project could not have happened without- as they often were on the other side of the lens listening to my demands (and yes i can be very demanding) as they snapped the photo. whether they took 1 or 100 of these, they are, in no particular:
melissa
nick
dad
mom
rachel
faisal
echo
gwen
nikki
jenna
ghada
matt
tristan
caitlin
taylor
liz
and my ever so lovely tripod.
all i can say is a big giant THANK YOU. seriously, thank you!
also, on my birthday i got the amazing gift of a remote for each of my cameras- which pretty much made completing this project possible!!!
and i am very much looking forward to taking some pictures this spring...of anything other than myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if i had a gazillion dollars...

and a bathroom to decorate here is what i would put in it:
(all from anthropologie)




Friday, March 12, 2010

some chicago pics and some other pics...

basically just a lot of pics. :-)






and lemme just say this, chicago makes one goooooood hotdog!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

be back next week!


i'm going to chicago!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

oooooooooooooo!

i'm supppper behind on posting my 365s, tomorrow my goal is an upload catch up (LOL, or at least at some point in the next few days)
but here is a recent fav :-)

and i would like to report that chatroulette is both sketch and entertaining! have been meaning to post that nick and i gave it a try the other night. (for like 4 hours...just kidding...um, no i'm really serious)
some screen captures from the chat session!!



we spoke to people all over the world- was really cool!
hope everyone is having a good week!