Monday, June 27, 2011

disturbing or interesting?

I'm not one to photograph images that disturb me, but every once in a while….

Possessed? Or am I the only one who is completely creeped out by antique dolls?

I suppose a skeleton wouldn't be disturbing if I happened upon it in a place where I'd expect to see one, like perhaps a science classroom. But, when you walk into a bright, cheery bedroom? A little creepy.

Friday, June 24, 2011

giveaway winner!

The winner is lucky #7: Rachel Millette!
I will contact you soon to get your mailing address. Congratulations!

As for everyone else, thank you for entering the contest! Stay tuned—there will be other chances to win in the near future with new, exciting prizes (including some yet to be revealed products).

house hunting!

Today I am off to the Berkshires to look at 9 houses—that seems like a lot for one day! Honestly, I find the idea of owning my own home quite intimidating, but I am feeling inspired by the prospect as well. To me, this will not only be the place I call home, but also my studio and where I create the majority of my art (studio in the backyard please!). Here's a little sneak peek at some of the homes we'll be viewing today (some exteriors, some interiors):

How funky is this house? I absolutely love it!

These are the THREE extra buildings one home comes with on its 4 acres. One is an artist studio! Woot! And notice, nothing but trees and mountains as far as you can see.

Love the beams!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

everyday life photos

I thought I'd try something new and post some pictures of my everyday life—something I've seen and enjoyed on many other blogs. So here's a snippet of this week…

70 boxes packed and hauled off to storage. I wonder when I'll see my stuff again? Let's hope we find a house soon!

Last meal in the apartment. Two things I'm obsessed with: pasta and kale.

The empty walk-in closet where my husband proposed to me. Yes, in the closet. It's a long story, but was more romantic and creative than it sounds, replete with trillions of tea light candles and handwritten poetry.

The last two items left in our apartment when we were moving out: my wedding dress and a cactus. How supremely random.

We are living in one of my mother-in-law's homes this summer while we look for a house (in Western Mass). I just die looking at this front porch—I have so many fond memories of sitting on my family's front porch while growing up…reading books, watching the thunderstorms, playing cards. I intend to do all of that this summer.

So nice to have a backyard again! I haven't had that since childhood either.

What a beautiful change of scenery outside my window—hanging flower pots instead of skyscrapers and high rise apartment buildings.

My mother-in-law is a former concert pianist. Listening to the piano tuner tune this baby on my first day here? Not the most pleasant hour of my life.

It hasn't stopped raining since we got here. Such a bummer because I can't wait to enjoy this beautiful neighborhood, the park right across from the house and dinning al fresco.

It's been a long week already! Tomorrow I will be up in the Berkshires for our first day of house viewings. 9 houses in one day! Wish us luck.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

a sanctuary away from it all

Today is moving day. In a word: overwhelming. Moving is such an emotionally and physically exhausting experience, one I hope I don't have to encounter again for a very long time. I haven't stopped packing for over a week and my body is about to give out….so, I thought I'd make myself a nice collection of yummy items to soothe my sorrows:

Monday, June 20, 2011

the best of two years

Last week I posted the last two years of my portfolio in honor of my moving on to a new chapter of life, and today I end my reminiscing with the best of the last two years: a pictorial. It's been an incredible journey: leaving my single-lady apartment in San Francisco, moving to Southern CT, Colorado road trip, the most romantic proposal I could've imagined, getting married in idyllic Vermont in the fall foliage (and a little snow!), camping in the Adirondacks, too many Phish concerts to count, honeymooning in Antigua, an epic tour of Upstate New York, yoga in the Berkshires, my first jobs and sales as a photographer, my first art show…and good times with friends and family. I can't wait to see what adventures life has ahead of us now... 


And on to a bright, new chapter in life!