Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pac-Man Couture?

It's True!

Designer Giles Deacon
London Fashion Week.

I would wear this dress in a frickin' heartbeat.

Lighten my Heart Mr.

Irving Penn

American Photographer

thank you.

Monday, September 29, 2008

New York City

*While reading the Smithsonian over the weekend, theres an amazing upcoming exhibit at the:

Wall Stories: Children’s Wallpaper and Books

If I lived in New York City, I would be there first thing on October 3rd.

My weekend

consisted of...

Friday Night Music: Whispering Pines
Country Rock in L.A.? Who would da thunk.

*Courtesy Rady aka Kill Palm Trees*

Saturday Night:
  1. Beer Drinking
  2. Emos' Apt. Rooftop Hanging
  3. Lengthy Malt Argument
Then, The Commerce Casino:
Staring My Brother Markus

Quote to sum up the Night:
"The only thing sweeter about a bingo hall is that it takes longer and costs less" - Emos

Ended the night with a 2 a.m. Garage Jam Session.
Lane on Base. Mikey on Drums. Brilliant.

Delicate Coolness

Grace Art and Antiques

*all fans via etsy*

Friday, September 26, 2008

Start it Right

Sunday Night Film:
Band of Outsiders
Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard

Saturday Night Entertainment:

Friday Night:
Debate, Go Obama!



Well, as some of you may know...

I'm trying to get an Etsy shop up and running.
For the moment, I seem a bit stuck. (Name, amount of work to sell, yada, yada, yada)

But I thought I would start to share a couple of small canvas pieces.
Maybe gain some feedback?

*I quickly snapped these shots, so excuse the poor lighting*

"Canary On my Mind"


I dabble in the mixed media world. Thread, acrylic, ink, chalk, cloth, pressing, my photography etc.

Every piece has Many layers. testing the over all look, by covering up previous messes.
I don't like erasing.
Also, anything I do usually happens in one sitting.
If you let things linger. It eventually gets Stale!

Anyway, I'll start posting more work.
In all hopes, I'll start selling soon.


Gregg Toland
May 29, 1904- September 26,1948

This Illinois native was the
Renowned Cinematographer for
Orson Welles':
Citizen Kane

This scene is just brilliant. Revolutionized the Deep Focus Technique.

Director of Photography for
The Grapes of Wrath

Remember and honor the Great Cinematographer by picking up one of the many classics he has worked on!

moment zinger

A previous night.
Octobers creeping presence is strong.
Vino flows next to the warmth of candle light.
Parisian Persuasion reins for a hallows eve costume delight.

With all the windows swung open,
perched a top these dusty hills,
cool air flows through the Barrett home.
I sit, while my mind wanders within it's own self.
Completely haunted by a certain heart.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Family Treasure

Old family books.
I carry them close to my heart. And will never let go.
Books are magical, especially if they been held within your own family for over 110 years.
I've learned more about my own relatives by reading and looking through these books. Filled with bookmarks, pressed flowers, notes, sketches, poems... clues to who they were.
They are my Loves.

Within The Virginian...!
(Copyright: 1902)

(I'm Rutledge, but Carter was the other side of the family.
great grandparents farmed in Foosland, IL)

The following was written inside:

It Reads:

Please don't talk about me when I'm gone
Oh Honey tho our friendship ceases from now on and listen if you can't say anything real nice it's better not to talk at all is my advice
With parting, you go your way I'll go mine.
it's best that we do
Here's a kiss I hope that this brings lots of luck to you
makes no difference how I carry on
Remember, please don't talk about me when I'm gone

*This kind of doing completes me.*

AM Song

Arthur & Yu

Picture Perfect

Photographer & Painter

John Gutmann

Texas Women

Cord in Harlem
New York, 1936

The Game
New Orleans, 1937

buon giorno!

The great west.
feeling california's majesty this morn', with desert and hillsides like no other.

the morning is cool and brisk, though the sunlight peering over the mountain tops strike the lazy homesteads nestled in the valley. they stir from their slumber.

with the air clear my wandering eyes explore the distance,
as if I were a horse wrangler searching for that perfect stallion.

The landscape is rich with texture & the birds are fluttering and singing with the excitement of a new day....

I shall do the same.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Maud (1890-1971)
Miska Petersham

Writers and Illustrators
*Husband and Wife Team*

Their Children's books are just magnificent, artistically even more so.

" "

"Nothing is worth more than this day."

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live."

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Monday, September 22, 2008


Sarah Vaughan

Set the Mood

FALL is officially here!
And southern california is being very kind to us residents, in keeping the weather fall-like today.

Tis' the season for light...

I'm known to be an avid Lighting Freak. And never quit enhancing the ambiance no matter where I am.

I desire these Sconces:

these beautiful Peacocks!!
Oh Pottery Barn!
Light it well folks.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Shoot already!

This pool table is absolutely amazing. Via SHORPY!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Boy Crush

Nantes, France

His talent makes me weak with envy.
France + Jam Session = Perfection

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Kim Westad

If I had the financial means, every piece would be purchased. Lovely.

Check out more of her Beautiful work on Supermarket!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm a Photo Whore

August Sander
German Photographer

Richard Avedon

Such Beauty, Such brilliant Photographers.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Inspirational People

This Marlene Dietrich postcard came in the mail today from Hamburg Germany.

It could only be from one magnificent friend...

Ms. Julie.

"The Only Journey is the One Within." - Rilke
This quote was written solely on the back.
It's exactly what I needed to read, and hear. Timing can be quite amazing.

Inspiration to the fullest!

Over the weekend, as a housewarming Gift, Julie also sent this modern Coo-coo clock for the house. I smile every time I pass it.
It's set on CEST, So it's always Hamburg, Germany time!

Off to send goodies myself.