Saturday, January 22, 2011

Anna Wolf-Blanketfort

Photo by Anna Wolf, fantastic styling by Randi Brookman Harris

This is where I want to be right now.

We Wood Watch of my wishlist


photo via WeWood

We Wood Watch

WeWOOD partners with American Forests to plant one tree for every WeWOOD purchased.

Our Goal: Restoring Mother Nature - One Watch at a Time


Friday, January 21, 2011

Sunny Gu

Stunning. Illustration by Sunny Gu. Check her out.

long hairs

Top photo by Nirrimi and bottom photo by Sandra Freij.
Why the sudden blogathon? Well folks, the Midwest is snowed in. Between the white stuff and spotty obligations, I'm squatting at my aunt and uncle's where there is internet to be had and time to spark some of those inspiration brainwaves.
Hope you love these shots as I do.
BIG HUG butterfly kisses

Lindsey Thornburg


copyright Lindsey Thornburg
While in Paris "oh la la!" was a common phrase out of my mouth. It is the first thing to mind when I saw this tie dye dress from Lindsey Thornburg. These other pieces also rock my socks.
Big kiss little kiss bug hug

Two desirable doors

"Too little
has been said
of the door, its one
face turned to the night's
downpour and its other
to the shift and glisten of firelight."
-excerpt from The Door by Charles Tomlinson

I shot these parisian doors as they crossed my paths. Either one will do for my future paradise.

The Pidgeons of Notre Dame

Paris...I actually miss you.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Adele Enerson

Cutest baby pictures ever! My friend Heather just sent me an email containing these images shot by Adele Enerson of her darling daughter, Mila, while she sleeps. You should check out her blog too. It's a quirky look into the little things of daily life.
It's art day here in Saint Louis. Saint Charles Foundry a little disappointing at the moment but I just had some fantastic midday bowling games with my art talking partners in crime, heading downtown for ART Saint Louis Gallery and Black Swan with Heather.
Music to accompany your read:
Adele's Daydreams....

Yay! For Art days!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Robin Schwartz

Tower, Robin Schwartz 2006

Check this website. Robin shoots her daughter Amelia with the whimsy of a day of play. Love them.
hugs hugs and more hugs

Saturday, January 8, 2011

RIP Kodachrome

Rabari Magician, Steve McCurry

I'm feeling a melancholy for our generation.
I came into the adult world with a passion for photography, a want and a wonder for the era of film. Time has eroded more and more of that aesthetic away. Photographers have grown with film processes, making them their own. The digital age is so much more of a competition through the mediocre, so much more accessible. Where is the mystique?
Another mammoth of past mystique has passed. First Polaroid and now Kodachrome. Kodak has stopped the production of the iconic film and now the last roll has been processed, marking the cease of commercial processing worldwide.
Steve McCurry was handed the last roll. Read about it on his blog.

Reason and Passion

And the priestess spoke again and said: Speak to us of Reason and Passion.

And he answered, saying:
Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against your passion and your appetite.

Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody.

But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the peacemakers, nay, the lovers of all your elements?

Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul.

If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas.

For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.

Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing;

And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.

I would have you consider your judgment and your appetite even as you would two loved guest in your house.

Surely you would not honour one guest above the other; for he who is more mindful of one loses the love and faith of both.

Among the hills, when you sit in the cool shade of the white poplars, sharing the peace and serenity of distant fields and meadows - then let your heart say in silence, "God rests in reason."

And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind shakes the forest, and thunder and lightning proclaim the majesty of the sky, - then let your heart say in awe, "God moves in passion."

And since you are a breath in God's sphere, and a leaf in God's forest, you too should rest in reason and move in passion.

The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

Friday, January 7, 2011


Gracie sitting pretty

The Bliggenstorfers Christmas

Sara and Andres Congratulations on your Engagement!

And Luna, always pretty.
Big plans for big projects coming soon.