treasures from the sea.

March 14, 2010

i took a walk to collect leaves to press, then frame, but ended up at the beach.
why did i not think to bring a bucket? i found so many lovely things!

there were so many shells and stones scattered over the wet sand,
they looked like buttons on a blanket of velvet.

i’m going to have to go again tomorrow morning to get some photos on the beach!

here is a little of what i found..

i also found this sweet little flour on the beach.
i wonder the story behind it?
was it given to someone to brighten their day?
did someone pick it to take home?
i’m so curious!

i also found some pretty little flowers and leaves to press, aren’t they darling?

what a gorgeous sunday morning!

i was flipping through martha stewart’s magazine yesterday, and loved the idea of framing pressed leaves.
i’m about to take a walk to collect some lovely green leaves, but first, a few photos from yesterday!

any fun weekend plans for you? i’d love to hear about any projects you are working on!


just a quick update — three photos have been added to my shop!

enjoy :)


my blog is moving!

March 10, 2010

i have moved my blog over to… my renovated website!
i will continue to publish the same posts over here for a while..
just wanted to let you know so you can update your bookmarks (oh yes, bookmark me, please!).


two enchanting videos

March 10, 2010

i love whimsy.

i love to be taken into another world,
where things aren’t what they seem,
and where anything can happen.

here are two enchanting videos that have brought me inspiration..
please enjoy “lost things” and “her morning elegance.”

lost things

her morning elegance

i hope they bring you some joy!
what videos bring you a smile, or a bushel of inspiration? i’d love to see some!

today seems like a lovely start to the week!
the sun is out, the air is crisp,
and, I have a new snowy-white pencil skirt.

captain seemed a but impatient (or maybe it’s just me) for the bulbs in his bowl to grow, so I got him a fake plant.
he also had a sweet little castle (also fake ;), so he’s got new digs!

also, making s’mores over a gas stove is the best way to celebrate the boyfriend’s new apartment! love it.

happy Monday to you, enjoy it!

hello lovelies!
just had to share a ¬†book i’m reading :)

with all the hype of tim burton’s ‘alice in wonderland,’ i realized that i’ve never read lewis carroll’s ‘alice in wonderland.’
how could this be?

i’ve seen the cartoon movie a hundred times over,
but never read the book.
and, i decided,
this is unacceptable.

have you ever read it?
it is probably the most charming book i’ve ever read.
immediately you are pulled in with alice, falling through the rabbit hole,
and find yourself surrounded by whimsy and wonder.

it provides so much imagery,
giving me much inspiration.

now, if you haven’t read it, i think you ought to run right out to a bookstore and grab a copy.
and i don’t want to spoil any of it, but here is a little snippit to show you just how cute it is,

“..I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny it’ll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downwards! The Antipathies, I think — ” (she was rather glad there was no one listening…as it didn’t sound at all the right word) ” — but I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. Please, Ma’am, is this New Zealand or Australia?” (and she tried to cursey as she spoke — fancy curseying as you’re falling through the ir! Do you think she could manage it?) “And what an ignorant little girl she’ll think me! No, it’ll never do to ask: perhaps I shall see it written up somewhere.”

so cute.
now all i want to do is draw what i envision, or somehow capture it in photographs.

ah, back to my book to get lost with alice in wonderland.


what book are you enjoying? do you have a favorite read?