Sunday, July 22, 2012

negative space.

[as you may or may not have noticed, posting on this has become weirdly sporadic if not non-existent and it will probably remain that way for a while because i've become a bit too busy to blog as much as i'd like to.]

here is an old picture that i recently edited in photoshop to create a fake sprocket rocket effect -

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


"i have the urge to lay my hand on his shoulder and say, i understand. but the words seem stupid. we can never understand. we can only try, fumbling our way through the tunneled places, reaching for light."

- lauren oliver, pandemonium

inspirations V.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

a tale of two inspiration boards.

here are two really simple ways to add a pop of inspiration to your space -

for the first one, all you need is a picture frame - i had a pretty plain one laying around my house, but i've seen them at the dollar tree. i framed a piece of sheet music as the background (actually, if you look closely, it's upside down...oops, haha) but you could use wallpaper, wrapping paper, magazine pages, or even plain paper. then comes the fun part - decorating it! i've covered this one with pictures (a little masking tape on the back did the trick), but you can use just about anything. another advantage to using a picture frame is the glass, which can double as a whiteboard because you can use dry erase markers on it. how awesome would it be if you framed a blank calendar and then used it as a monthly agenda?

the second inspiration board is just as easy - you just need a (metal) baking sheet and some magnets. i used two sheets of plain printer paper as a background but that's totally optional. as for the things to put on it, again it's totally up to you. i've got some photos of friends, magazine pictures, clothing tags, and jewelry. another cool thing i noticed about using the baking sheet is that mine has a hole punched at the top (which i'm sure could be drilled out too) so it's easy to hang.

more simple diy room decor to come soon, i'm sure. happy decorating!

golden state of mind - fashion inspiration.

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Monday, June 04, 2012

colors series - [turquoise].

my aunt used to tell me that the flower jars were for the fairies - hundreds of them hung from the great elm tree in the backyard - shining [turquoise], barely-there lime, blushing peach, brilliant violet...
and i remember sitting on the porch swing, my head nestled on aunt emma's shoulder, the hot summer wind gently rocking the creaking swing, and we would wait. 
wait, watching for the slightest flutter of wings, the smallest glimmer, anything. 
and do you wanna know a secret? 
i never stopped believing. 
more on the [colors] series - original post and other entries

Sunday, June 03, 2012

cityscape sketchings.

colored pencils on construction paper. no reference, which explains the wonky perspective.

"a city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again." - margaret mead