21 June 2012

Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is the shortest day of the year. And the longest night. (Well, at least down here in the southern hemisphere.)

I'm secretly wishing for more snow this year and any reason to cuddle up with J and my two lovely dog boys.

Some winter inspiration for today...
silvia ava
Style Blueprint

Keep warm and enjoy your creature comforts!

13 June 2012

Art History via the childhood...

When I was rather young, maybe about 5 or 6 years old, I went with my family to the Brooklyn Fair. We went every year, and usually multiple times through out the fair. The rides and the games, the people selling trippy black light posters and so called Native American fashion aka feathers with a clip to attach to your braids or hats, or rather for other things that I won't mention here.. Most years I would enter something in the Art competition for my age group and my sister would enter in something in the agriculture department, like a giant zucchini or something. Or a rabbit or a chicken. There was always cool things like that. 

One year, in an attempt to win a mirror with a print of a unicorn for one of the many games I'd play with my purchased tickets, but the vendor gave me something else. It was a poster print of a girl. Being 6 or so, I thought it was strange. It was a portrait of a girl with what I saw to be a fish pinned in her hair. Huh? Yeah exactly, little kid brain.

Just recently, I saw the image again. It is truly beautiful. 
I'm thankful that some carny gave this to me as a kid. It's always the oddballs like that make those weird ever-lasting impressions. 

01 June 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday!

And...here we go! 

1. This week I am pooped. I've been doing so much more art and future project research. Which is fantastic and I feel super motivated, but I also feel majorly pooped. I think the cold weather is sinking in. Hello Winter!

2. Misfits returns. Yes. So we are completely addicted to the show Misfits. I thought Heroes was great but this blows it out of the water... Brilliant! Today I rented the third season from the video shop and I'm sure we'll completely spoil it and watch it all within two days! I'm can't wait!

3. It's all about new plans at the moment. I've been researching heaps of things this week. Getting my Etsy shop back up and running. Seeking out new printing companies here in Welly. Doing a lot of drawing, a bit of painting... Good stuff!

4. I wish I could spend more time in the sun. Yeah, again. Winter. This last week has been mostly sunny and fine, but it never lasts long enough...

5. I demand quiet in the morning, apple slices in the evening after dinner, and a bit of notice on all activities.

6. This new path, it's filled with art and imagination.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to chillaxing, tomorrow my plans include seeing family and Sunday, I want to catch up on Rugby and sleep!

Have an awesome weekend everyone!!!

Some Friday Tunes...

The weekend is upon us. Bring it!