Thursday, May 31, 2012

bunny love

this sweet print from Bird Machine today made my heart melt. the story "a couple weeks ago i was preparing the container garden for springtime planting out in the vast 500-square-foot bird machine back yard, and noted that the largest pot was topped with a small pile of grass and... fur? upon closer inspection, we found a half dozen tiny bunnies, nested down happily. we watched them during the next week or two as they grew and eventually left the nest. the bird machine shop is located NEAR areas which are good rabbit territory, but i was surprised that any mother rabbit would specifically select OUR little concrete yard as the right place to build a nest. this enterprising mother decided to burrow into the tallest pot, which I thought was a pretty good idea. so now we have prints - eight screens, edition of 300, and they cost $30." you can purchase here

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 best


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

pretty in pink

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

instagram camera

hell to the yes.

I sure hope that Polaroid is involved and comes back from the dead with this seen here and here

Sunday, May 13, 2012

happy mother's day

me and my mom [and brother and cousin] and our famous blue bug circa 1977 or something close to.

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.

available on newsstands now

Thursday, May 10, 2012

TinType Photography

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


darlings taking a mini break to go celebrate a 50th anniversary. while I'm away you can check in with me on Twitter I may or may not post depending on how much fun I'm having

reading saved my life

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.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

if I was a store

if I was a store - this would be it! magically in love with that type

Source: via Miya on Pinterest