31 May 2011

this is what 5 months old looks like...

I love this picture so much. Although it may look like he is crying or screaming, he is actually just smiling and trying to come in for a kiss. Adorable! It is strange to see characteristics of so many people in one child. I am convinced he has my eyes...not the color, but the size and the way they talk and observe.

24 May 2011

happy bday

Happy Birthday to two of my favorites. Bob Dylan. And also to E. His birthday would have been yesterday. I wonder if he ever realized they were a day apart?! Might have been something they talked about when he guitar teched for Bob back in the day...

Sending birthday wishes out to both!

Photograph by Richard Avedon

E in Australia

Forever Young

May God bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

12 May 2011

the beginning

I came across this poem the other day in some old emails. At the time of receiving it, I was not necessarily in a place to be able to completely understand it. 3 years (actually 30 years) in, I can now absolutely relate. I love to come across something like this; a poem, a song, a book, a piece of art that at one point was of interest but you put it aside. And then it finds you again. At the perfect time.

In out-of-the way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the grey promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise with relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plentitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back; learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

- John O'Donohue

11 May 2011

mixed bag of inspiration

I have bookmarked a few things over the past few weeks that I love and want to post about, but haven't really felt the need to focus an entire blog on each item. So, I am going to combine them into a quick snapshot. Hope you like them to!

Leah Duncan + Satsuma Press letterpress and textile collaboration

I love patterns, illustration, and letterpress; so was happy to come across this collaboration piece between two talented ladies. It consists of the lovely illustrations by Leah Duncan and is printed by Lynn Russell of Satsuma Press. I have been an admirer of Leah Duncan's work for a while now, and was happy to come across Satsuma Press through this collaboration between the two.

"Light as a Feather" necklace from Dogeared

Dogeared has gotten a lot of press for it's karma necklace, which I have yet to get for some reason, but I also really love this necklace. Most of their jewelry is rooted in symoblism and the concept of wearing something for it's meaning. I am a big fan of that idea, and this particular symbol holds a lot of meaning for me.

"Cockatoo Feather Dress"

Speaking of feathers....I can't get over this dress. First, the fabric is gorgeous. Second, the shape of it is so beautiful, but simple. Seems perfect for a summer evening. And third, the fact that it is $500! Wonder if I can find someone who could make this for me?!

putting entire branches into vases vs. fresh cut flowers

This seems to be a trend that keeps popping up on interior blogs and magazines. I support it fully!
The above image is by architectural photographer, Casey Dunn.

"Recycled Denim Jute Rug" by West Elm

I love all of the shades of blue that are happening naturally in this rug. Blue is the only color that I can truly say I like EVERY shade of. This may be the perfect rug for my bedroom?!
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