Monday, January 25, 2010

January Etsy Wish List

Here are some of my

favorite finds for January:

Campfire by groundwork

Cutest artist craft vintage blouse smock pockets from lethilogica

Custom Mugs by BROOKLYNrehab

place setting by gleenashop

Elka Tree Print by Marmas

Justin Lacer Boots from TopsyDesign

Steamer Trunk from TopsyDesign

Kimono Bag A by AnnaLela

Witaka Eye by brownrose

Plein Air Portrait

I just stumbled across an old interview I had with Scout Magazine in the fall and thought I would post it here. When they asked for a picture of me for the interview, I panicked as I realized I didn't have an appropriate portrait of myself. So I went into the back yard and held an old framed print of a landscape behind me and had my boyfriend take some shots. The lighting worked out perfectly, as it was an overcast cloudy day in vancouver (per usual) so the light was diffused. I was so surprised that it looked like a studio shot. If you want to try this method, make sure to use a long lens, ( a 90mm or longer) as shorter lenses distort the photo. I think the most common portraiture mistake comes from the photographer shooting too close to the subject with a short lens.

A Tea Party From The High North

I was recently included in this lovely treasury titled Tea Party. It was created by ELINE OFTEDAL and can be found on her lovely blog From The High North.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox

I watched Wes Anderson's new film Fantastic Mr. Fox
this weekend. It's based on the children's book by
Roald Dahl,and it was absolutely brilliant.
Here are some clips on the making of the movie.

Let it snow...

It's a cold blustery day outside and I am starting to decorate the house with cozy christmas cheer. Here are some lovely etsy finds I came across while snuggling up inside my warm house waiting for snow.

Snowflakes Gift Box by cakeboxcookies

Portrait of an old shack by garyhellerphotograph

Medium Paper Tree Silhouette by jennyleefowler

Bad Feather Day by MuddyRiverPhotos

vintage SUGAR PLUM FAIRY dress by SimpleThrift

Golden Pine Cone by BlueDoveStudio

marichelle lace necklace by whiteowl

The Wrap in Dark Teal by beauandmarigoldshop

Victorian Angel Chenille Christmas Ornaments by

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Is In The Air

When I woke up today the white christmas lights from across the street had cast the most nostalgic wintery glow into my living room. Christmas break is around the corner and I find myself searching etsy for the coziest delights...

Translucent porcelain cup by Stepanka

Mechanical Animals-animal paper dolls by Ohmycavalier

3 Deer Heads Wall Decal by DecorDesigns

JEZEBEL cowl in cocoa by seedknits

IT MUST BE LOVE 8x10 fine art photographic print lustre by Mistleflower Photo


Here are some wonderful treasures I found today on Swanbones' etsy shop.