Thursday, December 31, 2009

a look back at 2009

this was a pretty momentous year for me...i cleaned out my home of 14 years, selling off inventory, furniture, get ready to move; I had some awesome photo shoots; took some new favorite photographs; my daughter went to her senior prom (how can that BE, when she's just a BABY??); she graduated from high school (!!!); I sold the house; explored and found an apartment in Brooklyn; moved out of our home; took The Child to college...and finally, just had our first Christmas in Brooklyn.

I will was a difficult year. A lot of change, a lot of uncertainty, not everything went as planned...but it was exciting, and now I'm poised to do fabulous things in the new year! Now that I'm finally feeling settled in the new place, I can start undertaking some of my plans for the business...I have access to TONS of great models being in Brooklyn, so I'm excited to do a LOT more photo shoots...I'm planning a trip to (be still my heart!) Paris with my sister and cousins and I can hardly wait!

I feel 2010 will be a good year. Let's make it so.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

thrifting delights!

Yesterday my daughter and her friend and I headed out-of-state for a little
thrifting jaunt. It was fun to go altogether. My daughter did Quality Control
on items I put in the "maybe" pile, while her friend guessed at places of
origin - to her, everything looked "Guatemalan," or "Nordic," or "Old South,"
and she was right!

Eventually, though, they sunk to the floor, leaned against some boxes warmed
by the sun coming through the windows, and fell asleep, leaving me alone to my
love of digging through piles and piles of wonderful vintage clothing!

I spent this morning sorting it all out...

things that need stain control, things to save for spring,
things that need mending, things that need shortening...

pretty things

things that just need a quick wash'n'press

things that are cute!

things that need hangers.

the piles got bigger and bigger...

and I DEF had Valentine's Day on my mind as I

these will all be listed in the next couple
weeks, so watch for shop updates

in all, a good day and a good haul!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday Mosaics

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year - the time between Christmas and New Years. It's my longest work vacation of the year and really gives me time to rest and reflect back and think ahead. To plan
and be inspired for the year ahead. These photos look like what I'm thinking/feeling this week...I hope you enjoy them as much as I do...

1., 2. nostalgia, 3. Untitled, 4. One hundred and ten., 5. Untitled, 6. Untitled, 7. light, 8. Untitled, 9. _MG_0837, 10. where there is tea there is peace, 11. Untitled, 12. Polaroid SX-70 Photo #8: Light Behind a Curtain, 13. Marika's white dress (1), 14. 0196, 15. Country Home Jan/Feb 09.jpg, 16. Untitled

Friday, December 25, 2009

what christmas looks like to me....

to me, these images depict the joy, whimsy, grace, color, inspiration, and magic that is christmas
(click on photo for image credits)