Don’t you just love fresh flowers? I’ll post the final photos on Friday.
I did a little spring cleaning and I wanted to share. My desk (and sunroom) has needed a little pick me up for months now. So randomly (but not that randomly, really I forgot about it) I found inspiration in an old coke can box. Here is my desk before.
Tada! I finished my black and white striped homemade skirt. It was a little tricky not having a pattern but I did it (after ripping the zipper out five times but hey, you have to learn somehow). What do you think?
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect black and white striped skirt for a while now. Since my search has been fruitless, I decided to search for the perfect fabric to make the skirt which I found (finally!) in San Fran. Here is my progress so far.
A few weeks ago, I went to San Fran with my bestie. We stayed with her lovely cousin and his wife in Oakland and spent four fantastic days exploring the wine country, Haight Ashbury, Salsalito, Mission, Lombard St (because you must) and Oakland. It was a great trip!
This is what I saw from where I stood.
(Please note a perk- or a drawback however you see it- to traveling with me is that I take tons of photos of my travel companion…hence the many photos of Gucci).
I’ve been in and out of photography course since High School. Each teacher tells me something new or reminds me of lessons lost. I’ve read many different books and text books but I have never been quite the reader that I wish I would be. Although, I have learned that pulling my nose of the book and trying to take the photos can teach you tons.
One book that I absolutely love and completely recommend for anyone who likes photography (or quotes) is Photosynthesis- A Simple Guide to the Magic of Photography by Bryan Moss.
It’s short, simple and to the point. It’s not heavy in content because he lets the photos do the talking.
He shares his photos and others photos. And they are all gorgeous. They are not posed engagements or something from a wedding but life. Real life. The pain, the beauty, the little moments…the kind of photos that make you feel something.
Here are a few insights that he shares (and I’m sorry, I have no memory of how to properly cite work and quotes so please know all of this came from Bryan Moss’ book that is mentioned above):
“We can define intuition. We can quote hundreds of famous people about its undeniable role in peak performance. But if we try to control it, it becomes more elusive than ever. “
“Often our favorite pictures are unexpected. Something happens that is totally unplanned and could not have been predicted. It’s important we don’t disable that serendipity.”
Here is what a couple pages look like…