Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Day.


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Pics from yesterday. ;) The boredom in my house was too much and we decided to get out and take some pictures. Didn't take long before we were right back in the house and making another pot of coffee, though.

But man, snow produces some pretty flattering lighting. Gonna have to take advantage of this a little more.

Happy snow day!


Friday, January 29, 2010

Snowed In.

Snowy houses. Breakfast.
When I saw snow outside this morning, I decided to make something for breakfast to warm me up.

Ice + Backyard
...and of course I had to capture a slice of beauty while the eggs were cooking.
Work was cancelled after all and I had all the time in the world.

Because there is nothing else to do but stay inside, edit photos, and have coffee with a fellow snowed in friend.

Boots. Melting.
Just another extreme ice/snowstorm in Oklahoma. The weather here is always changing. Wednesday was in the mid 60s and beautiful.

I always have to have a little reminder of brighter times in my house though.
Call it anti-depressive living.

What do you do when snowed in? I think me and my friend are about to go romping outside in the snow finally. Maybe I'll get a few pictures of that too.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Inspiration - Jessica Hische

Wanted to share one of my favorite Graphic Designers with you guys. 

Since I first saw her work, she immediately made me feel validated as a "girly designer".
Her work is imaginative, vintage inspired....

You've got the spirit
...ornate, detailed, quirky....

Say it with flowers
...and unapologetically feminine whilst being badass all at the same time. 

Daily Drop Cap
She is even disciplined enough to have a blog featuring a beautifully detailed design of a drop cap. Every day. Designed just to beautify the blogosphere. 

Makes me want to buy a beautiful letter pressed one just for my bedroom. 

Find her websites here:

Who inspires you lately?


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Testing out the 1.4 50mm Lens

1.4 50mm Nikon Lens

Loved Boots
Fluffy bed

While I have been waiting for my new 1.4 50mm lens to come in the mail from B&H, 
my very kind friend Joel is letting me borrow his. 

I have been loving experimenting with it. Sunday was a lazy day of editing
 photos and snapping a few pictures from the comfort of my fluffy bed. 
This lens captures light sooo well! And the depth of field is to die for. 

Only thing that has been difficult getting used to is the focal length. 
I have to stand back a lot farther from objects than normal with this lens. 
But it is so worth it. 

Have you guys gotten any new toys that help you explore your creativity lately?


Monday, January 25, 2010

New Year - Part 2 - Dark Side of the Moon


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Part 2 of the show. After Midnight. They played Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon in it's entirety. It was fantastic. There are so many more pictures on my flickr if you want to check them out. Just click on any of the photos to be redirected. 

Some of my resolutions:
Invest in more camera equipment.
Journal everyday.
Blog more often. ;)
Take pictures everyday. 
Get faster at editing photos. 
Don't settle for less than I deserve. In all matters of life. 
Explore doing freelance photography and design work more often. 
Travel somewhere entirely new. 

I don't normally believe in resolutions. Because I've always felt they were meant to be broken. But this year I thought I would give it a go. So I am starting out with just a few simple, realistic ones. 

Happy late New Year. 


Friday, January 22, 2010

The New Year. - Part 1




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Just wanted to share some photos from my New Years experience. 

For 2010, me and my bestie, Chenoa, decided to go to the show The Flaming Lips put on every year here in OKC for New Years. But this year was a very special year... a new decade! 

So they decided that, after midnight, they would play The Dark Side of the Moon in it's entirety. It was sooooo awesome and I took a TON of pics. So many that it took forever to go through them all. But here are a few favorites from the first half. Click to go to my flickr and see more. 

Happy (late) New Year! Hope you guys are having a good one so far. I can't believe we are almost done with the first month!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vintage Window Shopping

Sunday I went to a little place in Bethany, Oklahoma called "The Rink" It is a HUGE Anitique mall/vintage store that used to be a hockey rink... but is now taken over by vintage/antique enthusiasts and the dreams of addicts like me. 

Since I have been working on purging things from my place though, it was SO HARD not to buy anything. But I made a pact with myself.........which I soon broke by purchasing two postcards and a vintage scarf. BUT HEY! I didn't lug home a piece of furniture so.. progress!

Anyway...Here are a few of the things I was drooling over but decided not to buy *tear. 
Sorry for the iPhone quality pics. I didn't bring my camera that day but then once I got there I decided I couldn't go without snapping a few low quality pics. 

Mid-Century Vanity
Mid-Century Modern Vanity. Swwwooonnnn.

Mid Century side table
Mid-Century Modern side table. 

Cute modern vases MCM tea set
Vintage housewares.

Adorable tin. MCM little bowls
Adorable Mid-century tins and bowls.

Cute pitchers Pitcher and cup set
Pitcher/cup sets

Awesome Mid Century Chair
Annddd The most painful find of the day. $45 perfect condition white leather Mid-Century Modern Chair. This thing is going to haunt my dreams. So cute. Chairs are my weakness.

You guys ever go thrifting and just... look? It was almost impossible for me. Find any good stuff? Let me live vicariously through your thrifting! :)

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