Tuesday, March 6, 2012

{Vintage Inspiration} Mom & Pop favorites...

One of the things I enjoy the most about writing, For the Love of Books, for La Petite Magazine is taking the photos to go along with the article. Honestly, I take the photos before I write- I'm a visual person. This last issue's theme was "vintage surf" &  I knew right away that I wanted to include those little striped swim trunks in the shoot. Believe it or not, they were Chris' favorite swim trunks when he was around Sayer's age. I couldn't believe that he still had them! Once I found that Snoopy surfing book, I knew that one of my favorite childhood items needed to be included as well- my plush Snoopy. I loved including these tidbits of nostalgia in my book feature & wanted wanted to share. These are a few of my favorite outtakes from the shoot. I only wish I had a photo of mini Chris in these swim trunks now.

Monday, March 5, 2012

{Music Monday} wish I had mango tree...

It's been a quite day working in the studio with tiny glimmers of sun streaming through the window (in between the gray rain). I think I'm ready for spring & this video just fits my mood today... Happy Music Monday! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

{Inspiration} LaLa love...

"Curiosity is the main driving force in my life. I’m like a four-year-old. I look at things, at the world, at life, and ask, 'Why?' Curiosity is satisfied by learning, so the more you learn, the more curious you get. I’m happy to know there is no end to that."  

"I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember. It never occurred to me that other people didn’t do the same in their free time. "  

"Creativity and inspiration don’t come from idleness, but from continuous work." 

"I’m constantly inspired by the new things I learn, by everything I see, hear, and read, by new places I visit, by long discussions I have with my husband (who is an artist), and by the good work of my peers. Anything can make my brain tingle." 

Every now & then, I read or listen to an interview & I literally get goosebumps & wish  that I had a chance to meet that person being interviewed - convinced that we would become fast friends. This is definitely the case with the recent, "Featured Seller: Daria from La La Shoes", interview that was published on Etsy last Monday. However, this time when reading about this cool & "true blue" woman... I didn't wish that I knew her or wonder if we'd be friends. Instead, I beamed with happiness because I do know her & we are close friends. Daria is the real deal- funny, talented, hard working, & extremely intelligent. But what you may not know, is that she has the biggest heart in that tiny body of hers. She is the kindest & most supportive friend a person can have. I don't know about you, but it makes a difference to me if I like someone's work, what kind of a person they are. So much so, that I often don't want to meet someone if I love their art or design- because if they are a jerk, it will affect how I view their work. I want to assure you that in this case... it's all fantastic - the work & the person.
This is such an informative, inspiring, & honest interview- I just wanted to share. Click here to learn why I adore Daria & LaLa Shoes. 

Hope you are having a great weekend!

All images - Daria Ausenak


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