Monday, October 31, 2011

all the better to love you with

i'm not sure if i ever showed this before (pretty sure I have), but i found this in my room the other day and thought i would since i have a better camera now. it's a project i did in one of my college visual arts courses -- the theme was "remix" and we were supposed to do a remix of materials and themes. mine was a remix of the little red riding hood story; instead of a big bad wolf, there's a little bear following her...and it's really a boy who is in love with her wearing a bear suit. i know, i'm silly.


red riding hood's cloak design is from an arizona green tea bottle and her legs are made of tree bark. i made the little clouds with rolled up newspaper strips (painting some with acrylic paint).


the boy's suit was made of tree bark (yep, ripped off a tree), towel, and cardboard. the zipper was a gum wrapper.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

DIY hair pin


a cheap bride's gotta do what a what a cheap bride's gotta do.

so, i absolutely love bhldn's dewed vines hairpin, but there's no way i'm gonna pay $140, even if it might be for my wedding. so here is my ghetto version (still a work in progress). i had some beads lying around and bought some gold wire for a few bucks at joann's. this isn't a tutorial by any means, i barely knew what i was doing. just a lot of guessing and twisting until kind-of resembled the original.


Friday, October 28, 2011

where i want to be today


i need a break from thinking of wedding things and work related things and life responsibility things (pretty much any kind of work). so, i'm taking a mental vacation here. meet me at my little garden table for some tea and crumpets with homemade jam, won't you?


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

black and white: home life

i'm trying to get into film. since i had no light meter for my first roll (internal light meter wasn't working), the whole thing was pretty bad....but i still love it. because film is lovable even in its flawed areas. i promise the next roll will be better!




(T took this one of coco. how cute is she in that bow tie?)




Sunday, October 23, 2011

traveling creatives club


something i designed before leaving my last job! enjoy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


i love liivia's beautiful travel photos. take me there, stat!

venice venice
turku venice
minja's home october

Monday, October 17, 2011

our wedding venue!


still a secret for now, but here's a sneak peak of our wedding venue (or part of it).... the fun of wedding planning is coming back!

see those vintage suitcases and furniture? there's much more where those came from (couches, props, etc.) and all available for our use! score! when i'm excited i only type with exclamation marks!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

brian park

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thoroughly enjoying these interior + exterior shots by brian park. a lot more great work where these came from!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

snapshots: odds and ends

haven't been out too much other than for work and venue-visiting these past few months. here are some odds and ends snapshots from my very quiet (and sometimes very dull) life! enjoy!


extra bling on my bling finger :)





yummy pies from simplethings pie shop!




this past weekend shooting at a small house wedding in malibu!

Monday, October 10, 2011

starry nights and gold embers


(i'm mesmerized by this painting i saw on oncewed posted by sarah of saipua.)

i'm so so so so glad october is here. even more glad fall is here as well. it is definitely one of my favorite seasons, even though we don't get that seasonal here in southern california. the chilly air, the crispy leaves, the sunny-yet-windy afternoons. pour me a cup of pumpkin spice latte and watch me nap.

the MANY things that have been happening to me:

- shingles scare (turned out to be a bad bacterial infection)
- weddings
- my own wedding planning... and wanting to tear out my hair because of The Impossible Venue Search
- FINALLY FINDING A WEDDING VENUE! (will post some sneak peaks later)
- it goes on and on.