Saturday, July 31, 2010

saturday morning cartoons

although i don't remember ever being this moved by anything i watched on saturday mornings as a kid. this is Skhizein created by Jérémy Clapin. a friend introduced me to it last year and it's stuck with me close to the heart.

part 1

part 2

we've all slipped a few centimeters to one side or the other before. the last scene of his room brings tears every time no matter how many times i watch it. such love for this little film.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

the desktop this afternoon. i hope everyone is having a good summer week. we bought a sunprint kit to experiment with today but passing clouds and a rain shower have kept us from it. maybe tomorrow.

i have a feature over at green april! GREAT BLOG. i've been reading through with afternoon coffee and can't seem to leave it yet. thanks erika!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


the naked art gallery is having a major moving sale and i have a few favorite older originals marked way down! stop by in person if you are in the area or shop online here.

random smattering

i am the absolute worst at taking pictures on any outing or vacation. i always take my camera with me but very rarely take pictures. it's not that i consciously don't want to fool with it. i just honestly don't think of it but two or three times. so these are those two or three times. random smatterings of a fun and too short trip.

train bridge over the ocoee

we had such a renewed crush on tennessee after driving through the mountains on the road winding alongside the ocoee river.

a gold-painted plaster mask made from a mold of christopher walken's face. it was purchased off of ebay in its early days and is my favorite thing in natalie and kelly's house except for natalie and kelly.

we passed this walking to the varsity in downtown chapel hill where we waited out the hottest part of the afternoon watching rear window.

i really wanted to bring him home. as well as the deep sea diver's helmet you can see peeking in the lower left.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

mini vacation

happiest guy in the desert

i want to make this my default vacation picture for life. we're heading out on a road trip to chapel hill tomorrow morning! the kids are participating in their own little camping vacation with the grandparents so it's just me, eric and the road and super awesome friends at the other end with promises of beer and a guided by voices tribute show and a whole lot of relaxing. later!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

shop update 2!

shop update 2

i spent the rainy day adding a few new originals and prints as well as a few more cards to the shop! and the sale is continuing on so stop by!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

i couldn't pass up this copy of treasure island with the handmade cover. i had forgotten about it until today when i saw this story. i have an excited freak-out when i find a turtle shell or a toy he-man leg buried in the back yard. i can't imagine the thrill of finding something like that.

store update and SUMMER SALE!

shop update

i have a few more cards that i'm working on and will add possibly this weekend but I was so excited to get some in the shop that i went ahead and listed them. to celebrate summer and the addition of the new paper goods section in the shop I am offering either free shipping throughout the shop or your choice of a single note card with every print purchased.

go have a look around!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

the summerfolk


i found an unexpected treasure in the junk shop yesterday morning. the cover was enough to make me pick it up (that mustard yellow is one of my favorite colors on a canvas book cover) then i opened it and the story and illustrations made my heart flip. here are a few of them...





coming soon!

summer invite

summer invite - inside

one of a few cards i'll be adding to my etsy shop later this week! most will be blank inside but i couldn't resist this sweet little summer invitation.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

fey handmade

i am completely excited to now offer prints through fey handmade! since it's way too hot to exist outside this afternoon i spent some time window shopping for some cool summer colors and have a few favorites to share...

1 janelle lile - break
2 pigeon toe ceramics - test tube vase
3 saipua - red currant soap
4 leah duncan - hills tea towel

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

found her voice
found her voice - 5" x 8"

another storybook piece i've been working on.

indigo : autumn winter influences

i had a few pieces published in the indigo fall/autumn influences booklet... shown here with my fuzzy assistant who thinks the world is her oyster and that she can collapse and lick her feet on anything she wants.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

happy 4th!

we're having a double celebration in chattanooga. jack's birthday was yesterday so it's birthday cake AND fireworks! and cook-outs and bike rides and new legos and water balloons and all the other stuff that makes up weekend perfection.

we also spent the better part of yesterday quoting a cold freezin' night, a new song off the books album "the way out". you can see the video here and read about their process on their tumblr which i think is so great on this song especially.

"Among these tapes were at least a half a dozen talkboy tapes. And, as you may know first hand, when a kid gets his first tape recorder all inhibitions disappear. These tapes are full of outrageous moments that no fully conscious adult could ever duplicate.

The primary tape that you hear in ‘a cold freezin’ night’ is a game of one-upsmanship between a brother and a sister (I think). Their conversation escalates until the younger sister has no choice but to drop the A-bomb. It’s very musical how it unfolds, so it was not a stretch to turn it into a pseudo-techno-dance mix."

ah ow ah ow!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

swimming pool

poolside sketch from this afternoon

michael grossman

michael grossman

a beautiful found photo, including writing on the back, that i came across tucked into a book last week.

and a little bit of eye candy for the day. my pantone past.