Monday, May 28, 2012
it's been a little crazy around here. two back to back shoots, one out of town. animals, babies, children, a dust storm, a sand storm and 4am call times pretty much sum up my last two weeks. Here's a little self portrait on the sand storm day I hid out in the RV when I could.
A few more adjustments this week and I hope to be back on track.
I hope you remembered someone this memorial day weekend who served our country. thinking of my grandfather and two uncles who have served, and soon-to-be... my nephew who will be a Navy something sooner than I would like.
all the bestrichie
Friday, May 18, 2012
wish I had some witty story to tell but my 12+ hr days with more to come have sucked every last brain cell from my body. It is in fact my birthday today. I don't think I'll celebrate any more though, I think we should stop here. 43 is a decent number not too old or too young just sort of a good place to STOP don't you think? nod your head yes.
The only way I know time is passing anymore is to see other people's children. I saw a little girl that I use to carry around in my arms today and she's now 15 [going on 22] it's kind of shocking. I understand now, my friend's parents, always making a fuss about how big we were getting as young people. It's not about the child really but about the adult seeing time pass in someone else's eyes.
4ORTY 3HREE is a big year for me. reasons I can't really speak about just now but it's about a line in the sand and letting go for me. These are two things I'm not good at so it's a little rough.
43 who knew it was such a big number.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
two days, 5 kid talent, 3 dog talent, one accidental cat, 1000 cheerios on set, a bubble bath shot with the 1 year old that started out with tears and ended in giggles, gummy fish, cheese fish, peanut butter and jelly, one tree nut allergy, a naked baby running across the house.... that pretty much sums up the last 48 hrs on my photo shoot.
it was exhausting and awesome [as always]. one more day to go [product only] I wish I could show you shots but alas the product hasn't come out yet. I can show you the view from the bubble bath with the one year old. we were pretty in pink today.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Australian magazine Shop Till You Drop featured my booze card this month. As far as I can tell it's the AU's version of Lucky Magazine. Looking at their website I really wish I could get my hands on a copy [SOOO cute]
gosh, it's nice to be in the good company of some familiar and lovely names: Rifle Paper Company, Knock Knock, Kate Spade, and other lovely designers.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I've talked about this process before and the store front in SF that has brought it back to the masses [I'm so happy about this!!]
Cool Hunting also thought it was pretty special and did a video documenting the process. omgosh I can't wait to go to SF and have a portrait done. The tones on these photos are so beautiful and the focal point is so lovely as it falls soft from the midpoint outward. I'm a junky for this stuff, what can I say.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
back from our little cross country trip. buried with work [what else is new]. But top priority is that I need a new book. I plowed through the four my bestie gave me to read and nothing has really reached out to grab my attention.
I need a new book - what are you all reading? don't tell me that grey.softporn.whatever book that's so popular. I want a book to reach in and grab me by my heart and make me not put it down. The last two I read like that were The Help and Just Kids by Patti Smith [I actually just reread Just Kids because I loved it so much]
so what do ya got? because I need something good at night.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
I've been printing a lot for mr. ashkahn. Most days his cards are just wickedly funny but every once in a while he goes deep. Reading definitely saved my life as a teenager!New to his shop and will be available soon
speaking of... this little video will let you glimpse into that wickedly funny portion I just mentioned. He cracks me up.