Friday, September 30, 2011

Pardon the quick shot... and the sun reflection... and the bad crop-job...  I delivered this piece to its new home with a family that is VERY special to me last weekend.  They chose the words and I took 'er from there and (hopefully) created something that is a reflection of their warm and loving lil' fam.  
Whew.  I am kinda wiped today, but motivated to get down into the graphic design project that's due Monday because the rest of the weekend is supposed to be g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!  I know me, and it would kill me slowly to be stuck indoors on Saturday and Sunday afternoon when the leaves are gold, the sun is warm and the valley is calling my name.  So.  With that in mind, to the drawing board with me.
Happy Weekend ya'll!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dove Tree featured on...

Hey hey!  Just poppin' in with a quick note to let ya'll know that I was featured today on Melisa's lovely blog: Pie N' The Sky... More pics by Jack and Ruby Photography and an interview, so check 'er out HERE for a short bedtime read!  Thanks Melisa for sharing and letting me share : )
G'night Moon,

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Sunglasses - American Eagle Outfitters
Necklace - Forever 21
Sweater - Forever 21
Jeans - AE
Boots - Aldo
Putting these wardrobe pics together made me crave Pumpkin Spice (hmm).  After a quick trip over to the coffee shop I'm back - and happy to say, with a PS latte in-hand and it is AWESOME!
  (Thanks goes to Holly at Bean & Barley Bistro for the perfect fall-inspired hit of caffeine).
The leaves on all of my trees are turning and it's just a beautiful day.  Fall is out in full force... I'm participating big time, hence the sweater, the boots, and the festive latte.  
Off to study for an Art History test (outside, naturally)...

Friday, September 23, 2011


While I have done a buncha homework today, I must say, I would be getting a whole LOT more done if it weren't for the pretty-pretty pictures I recently received from the July photo shoot with Jack & Ruby.  (If this is news to you, check it out here and here).  These girls seriously made my photographic dreams come true - Love them!  This is the very last of the sneaky peeks before I reveal the final project... sometime in the next coupla months - um, perhaps between midterms and finals?!  
It is going to be a struggle to keep my mind in the school biz for the next while with all of these photos and ideas floating around in my head space...
Happy Friday ya'll!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Sunglasses - American Eagle Outfitters
Scarf - Forever 21
Jacket - Wet Seal
Tank - Mossimo
Jeans - AE
Mocs - Target
Just a quickie school-wears wardrobe post as I'm scrambling to get ready for class on this dreary sorta Wednesday.
Be back with more soon friends,

Monday, September 19, 2011


Mmm, now that was a Sunday I'd like to do again... like, today.  
Sidenote: Gotta say, the 6:00am alarm bells were asking for a slap in the face today.  Oy.
Back to Sunday:  Kicked 'er off having coffee with friends.  Then found myself a sunny spot by the lake - reading textbooks on a sunny day is SO much more easily done lakeside.  Okay, I was mildly distracted... and fell asleep (but only briefly, I swear).  The outdoor time was topped off on a stroll with one of my very favorite girls and her two fur friends - shout-out to Lady Grier and Sir Greg :)
*ALMOST* halfway through the school day here and it's ALL good once you get the 'Case of the Mondays' outta the way, right?!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Notes on Light

Hummin' along with ma tunes, watching the afternoon light and shadows as I work on an order... Kind of a peaceful end to the work day.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Sunglasses - American Eagle Outfitters
Button-up shirt - AE (Boyfriend fit)
Sweater - Heritage 1981
Tank - Mossimo
Jeans - AE (Artist fit)
Mocs - Target

Just a quickie wardrobe post for tonight... school duds for the day.  Yup, after a hot weekend, it was all about layers on this chilly fall day.  American Eagle had this bizarro Labor Day weekend sale where things were just silly inexpensive... so I thought I'd try out a pair of jeans that aren't skinnies.  (Okay, I also bought a pair of skinnies.)  It's always either WIDE leg or SKINNY for this girl, it's been years and years since I've worn anything in the middle.  The jury's still out over here, but I just may get used to them... 
(Side note to AE, please consider making an extra long fit - your version of 'long' BARELY covers these appendages).
Good night ya'll!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

After one last GREAT weekend of summer weather, September is here and it's all about finding a new routine.  I had a crazy-busy first full day of classes yesterday - outta the house at 6:45 am and home 12 hours later... that's just the story for Monday from now until December.  Everything is new and different this week, I'm just trying to figure how it all fits together over here - It would be about time to get back into the regularly (un)scheduled program.  So come on September, let's find our rhythm and get settled into fall!
Sleep wasn't happening last week and I hate HATE admitting this BUT, I was maybe a bit stressed too.  And now it would appear that it's all caught up with me and I'm having one of those totally sick sorta days.  Ick.  Doesn't happen often, so I'm crawling back into bed with a cup of tea and a mountain of textbooks to keep me company and hoping that it's all right and good tomorrow.
Until then,

Friday, September 9, 2011

Been & Gone

HI THERE!  I've been MIA ALL week - but I'm back and with a country adventure, a quick 3-day road trip and a first day of grade 108 under my belt!  It's been a busy stretch around here, but I'm feeling pretty motivated by all the changes and (wow!) deadlines coming down the line.  
Let's start at the beginning...
Sunday of the long weekend was a perfect cozy afternoon for an excursion into the valley in search of pretty roadside foliage and dilapidated old buildings.  The pics above are from a yard site out in the sticks - check out that sweet diamond-shaped window (and yes there are interior pics to come).  I also stopped to photograph a school house while I was at it...
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were spent on the road with Ma and the sissy-poo - to and from Minneapolis for a little shopping fest.  The mission was successful... and is inspiring me to do a massive closet purge sometime soon (do you ever get that urge to just get rid of things?).
AND yesterday.  Yesterday marked the first day of what I'm calling 'grade 108' - simply because I am one of those perpetual students... never quite done, always picking away at it.  Well, fingers crossed, this is graduation year.  Just 2 semesters of classes left, so I'm back at it full time to git 'er done.  This may sound strange (and I may eat my words in the near future) but I really do like school.  I think I will especially like the class I had last night - an Art History class that sometimes meets at the gallery?!  Yes, please.
Luckily the sister is delivering caffeine soon - this is one of those supersuperbusy days where a work-out, yoga, shower and breakfast were all squared away by 8:30am.  AND HEY!  It's Friday, so Happy Weekend to ya'll!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I'm off in the wee hours of the morning with my mom and sissy-poo for our annual Minneapolis shop-a-thon : )  I've definitely got my fingers crossed that the tweed blazer is in-stock at H&M... otherwise, this is just an idea of what's floating around my head for the autumn wardrobe this season.  I'm loving all of the mustard and navy combinations I'm seeing out there and am ALWAYS ALWAYS on the prowl for newer, taller, better boots!  ALWAYS.  
I'll share some of my finds when I'm home later in the week... ohhh, and I'll also have some pics from my Sunday afternoon adventure in the valley.
And the LONG weekend continues...

Saturday, September 3, 2011

jeans & tees

This is exactly the kind of wardrobe day I'm feelin' - jeans and a tee... perfect attire for a cloudy (and oddly, kinda chilly) Saturday.  I'm thinking the relaxed look will pair perfectly with a latte, a few episodes of whatever is on HGTV and some time spent on art projects!

Friday, September 2, 2011


And THIS is what happens after too many hours at the desk.  I was not made for this whole "sitting" thing.  It's definitely time this girl caffeinates and heads back to the art projects!
- I'm crossing my fingers for cooperation from the wind so I can paint a massive frame outdoors. 
- I'll aim for a bit of the coffee jitters - but not too much since I'm working on the script part of a collage piece.
- I will go for a walk in this *perfect* September weather.
- If all goes according to plan - there will also be deck drinks with friends... followed by supper with the fam.
It's shaping up to be a pretty nice little Friday around here.  Hopefully ya'll are enjoying yours too!
Happy LONG Weekend everyone!