I didn't end up having the time to scan all of these in my last trip, so I am having a scanning day at the computer lab and listening to the Henry Mancini pandora station as suggested by my friend Julia. It's still lightly snowing.
I hope you're all having a lovely and relaxing Sunday.
Tonight it is snowing again. It's the kind of snow that's so light and silver that it looks like glitter. No matter what, though, lately I can't help but feel like it's spring. I'm not getting those late-winter blues this year, or maybe they just haven't hit me yet. It just feels like spring to me all the time lately.
How did February treat all of you? What are you up to?
I feel like I've been very caught up in my work lately. I'm waiting for the warm weather to pull me out of it a little bit.
This past summer, I spent the fourth of July weekend in New York City with my friend Nicole. On the 4th of July itself, we decided to venture off to Coney Island (and I never posted the pictures here).
I am scared of heights, so going on the ferris wheel was a small but great personal accomplishment! I feel prepared to take on the London ferris wheel now.
The tickets were expensive, so we only ended up going on two rides (the ferris wheel and the haunted house!), but they were worth every penny.
This prediction-giving Grandma gave me a wonderful fortune.
I love the history and romance of Coney Island. I wish I could travel back in time and spend just one night in the Elephant hotel.
I'd originally put off doing this post back in July because I wanted to include all this historical information, which I still do not have as I haven't done much reading on the subject yet. Still, the winter makes me miss days like the one I spent on Coney Island with my friend and so I thought it was a good night to post these pictures.
I love these collages by John Stezaker so much. The pairings of these old photographs and vintage postcards are so perfect. All artists view the world in a way that differs from the norm, but I'm always so fascinated to see how one artist's view differs from that of other artists. I feel like these collages are such an insight into how John sees things.
Etsy posted a few photos from this Flavorwire article, and I had to share them here. I love seeing people's work spaces, probably for the same reason I love drawing personal spaces: there is something so warm, comfortable, and yet mysterious about a person's favorite place to just be...them.
(Above is Albert Einstein's space)
Just this morning I was admiring this photo on The Freelancer's Fashionblog. I love seeing her makeup table, all the little things on it, and that beautiful grape/bird wallpaper that looks almost hand-drawn (in fact, I think it might be).
I feel like I've been all business lately, and not too chatty on my blog. I'm getting a little bored of it, so there should be more fun/interesting/personal posts coming soon. How've you all been?
I'm having a print sale in my shop: buy one print or paperdoll, get the second free! Just tell me which print (of equal or lesser value) you'd like free in your 'message to seller' at checkout. The sale is good through February 23rd.
I hope you're all having a beautiful week! It's starting to get so nice and warm here. I hope it stays this way.