30 November 2010

T U ES DAY . NI GH T . D R OO L .

SO HELLO TUESDAY TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE . . . 
I DO FEEL THE NEED TO ELABORATE ON THE DROOL ISSUE TONIGHT WHICH INVOLVES ME FEASTING MY EYES ON MORE VISUAL GOODNESS + ARTSY INSPIRATION THAN MY LITTLE MIND + HEART CAN HANDLE , THEREFORE , I MUST SHARE THEM WITH YOU !
PLEASE DROOL WITH ME . 

SO CONSIDERING THAT TOMORROW IS THE FIRST DAY IN DECEMBER {SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING THE LAST 12 MONTHS ?!} I AM BEGINNING MY CHRISTMAS CARD CREATING AS TO TRY TO GET THEM SENT OUT SOMETIME PRIOR TO ST. PATRICKS DAY .

CURIOSITY FOR LETTERPRESS DESIGNS + PRINTING HAS LED ME TO WHERE I AM NOW , LUSTING OVER OVER SIZED , ANCIENT BOOKS ON TYPOGRAPHY , THE ART OF LETTER PRESS , LONG GONE MEN LIKE J . F . EARHART , + THE NEWLY PUBLISHED "HANDY BOOK OF ARTISTIC PRINTING" + MAYBE A PEARL LETTERPRESS MACHINE ITSELF . THERE'S MY CHRISTMAS LIST RIGHT THERE, I SUPPOSE . NO , NO , NO , BUT I DO ADORE ALL OF THE ABOVE .

REALLY, I TRULY HAVE NOT FELT MORE INSPIRED + REFRESHED BY THE INCREDIBLE TALENT OF PRINTERS 1 1 0 YEARS AGO , SO VERY ELOQUENTLY + BOLDLY BRINING AN ART TO THE WORLD THAT HAS NOT SINCE BEEN SURPASSED . 
THE TEDIOUS WORK OF PEERING OVER SIX POINT FONTS IN INDIVIDUAL LEAD LETTERS + LINING THEM UP ONE BY ONE , SPACING THEM OUT , ADDING INCREDIBLE DECO DESIGNS + EXPLORING NEW WAYS TO BE KEEPING UP WITH THE ART OF LITHOGRAPHY + CHANGING STYLES . . . PRINTING PARTS OF AN IMAGE 1 0 TIMES TO GET THE COLORED + SHADED EFFECTS DESIRED FOR THE FINAL PRINT . 

I'M DROOLING . 

IT IS AN INCREDIBLE ART . AN ENVIED ART . AND AN ART I HOPE TO LEARN BY CHRISTMAS TIME SO I CAN SEND OUT A BEAUTIFUL , HAND DRAWN , LETTER PRESSED CARD TO .  Y O U  .

SO HERE ARE MY INSPIRATIONS SO FAR . 
L I K E   ?  L O V E   ?   A D O R E  ?
D R O O L I N G ?

I WANT THE FRESH , FORESTY COLORS THAT ANNA @ RIFLE PAPER CO PRESENTS . . .
{W A RN IN  G : C AN . YOU . RE SIS T . T HE . C HA R M ? N O .}

AND I WANT THE PERSONALIZED FEEL OF THIS THAT ALSO CAPTURES A LITTLE PHOTO OF RYAN+ME WITHOUT ACTUALLY HAVING TO TAKE PHOTOS . . . 
EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR . OH , ANNA , YOU'RE SO GOOD .

I WANT A MILLION TEENY TINY LITTLE DETAILS AS SUCH . . . 
{ C OU R T E S Y . O F . I.LOVE.LETTERPRESS. }
AND THE WHIMSY + FREE SPIRITED FEEL OF THIS TYPE . . . 
{ HE LL O . T YP O G RA PH Y , R I GH T ? }
I  WANT THAT HAND DRAWN LOOK + FEEL . . . 
{ MO RE . HA N D . D RA WN . WH  IM SY . F ROM . R I F L E .}
SO . . . ALL PUT TOGETHER , ALONG WITH THIS BEAUTY :
+   Y OU   S H O U L D  E X P EC T   A   
S W E E  T   L I T TL E   SO M E T H I N G   
I N   T H E   M A I L   J U S T   IN  T I M E   
FO R   T H E   M E R R Y   H O L I D A Y  :)

M A N Y   S K E TC H E S  
+  D R A F T S  
+  P H O T O S H O P 
+ I N K I N G   I N   S T O R E  - 
HOORAY + GOODNIGHT .

27 November 2010

T HA NK S G I V IN G. L O VE.

{ A .  T HA NKS GI V IN G .  ST ORY . I N . PH O TO S }
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= O N E . TH A NK F U L . D AY :)

22 November 2010

H O LL Y + JO L L Y

H ELL O . A LL !
IT IS FINALLY THAT MONDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING WHICH MEANS IT IS THE MONDAY BEFORE THE THANKSGIVING WHICH IS BEFORE THE BLACK FRIDAY WHICH IS BEFORE THE THREE FAST PACED WEEKS WHICH IS BEFORE HOLIDAY BREAK FROM SCHOOL WHICH IS BEFORE . CH R I S T M AS . ITSELF  ! CANNOT WAIT. I DEFINITELY HAVE A " CH RI ST M AS . DE CO RA T IN G " TO . DO. LIST WHICH SHALL MOST LIKELY COMPRISE OF FIST FULLS OF DAINTY SPRITZ COOKIES ALL SPRINKLED UP , CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN AN ARRANGEMENT UNSIMILAR TO LAST YEAR , LETTERPRESSED CHRISTMAS CARDS TO SEND IN VINTAGE LINED ENVELOPES WITH TYPEWRITER PRINT ON THE FRONT , GREEN + RED + WHITE PENNANTS TO HANG FROM OUR DOORWAYS , PROBABLY SOME OLD TIME CHRISTMAS RECORDS ON THE PLAYER , A FINELY DECORATED CHARLIE BROWN TREE THAT WE WILL CUT DOWN IN TWO WEEKENDS , AN APPLE CINNAMON SPICE AROMA IN EVERY ROOM , A NEW QUILT ON THE BED , THREE CHRISTMAS TREE SCULPTURES OUT ON THE FRONT DOOR STEP , MY HOLIDAY WREATH ON THE DOOR , CANDY CANES IN A JAR (STRAWBERRY FLAVORED PLEASE) + PERHAPS THE PAIR OF STOCKINGS I STITCHED UP LAST SEASON . + I AM NO DOUBT STILL LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION IN EVERY NOOK + CRANNY . ANY YULETIDE SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE OH .SO .SWEET .
SMILING @ THE THOUGHT . I AM SO VERY IN LOVE WITH THIS SEASON , AS I'M SURE NEARLY EVERY HUMAN IS { ALTHOUGH I DID HEAR A MAN LITERALLY SAY "BAH HUMBUG" IN THE GROCERY STORE TODAY } THERE IS SUCH A COMFORT + WARMTH IN THE SEASON , AS COLD AS THIS CRAZY STATE MAY MAKE IT @ TIMES . SOME OF MY FAMILY FLIES IN TONIGHT IN ORDER TO SPEND THE WEEK WITH RYAN + I , SO IT SHOULD BE QUITE POSSIBLY ONE OF THE VERY BEST WEEKS EVER . AND THERE IS ROCKY ROAD ICE CREAM IN THE FRIDGE THAT IS A GIVEN CONSIDERING MY DAD WILL BE ONE OF THE GUESTS HERE TONIGHT + HOW WOULD WE BE SUFFICIENT HOSTS WITHOUT A TUB OF ROCKY ROAD FOR THAT MAN ?I HAVE SO M ANY THOUGHTS @ THIS POINT , BUT CANNOT GET THEM ONTO THE PAGE AT THIS VERY MOMENT . . . THE SWEET PHOTOS ABOVE ARE FROM THE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE HOSTED BY FERN + FLORA, AS WELL AS KARA ROSENBERRY CO ONCE AGAIN , IT WAS A LOVELY AFTERNOON WITH LOVELY GALS , LOVELY TREATS , LOVELY GOODS , + LOVELY BROWSERS .I HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH SWEET NECKLACES + TEACUP BANGLES + POSTCARDS + WREATHS + CAKESTANDS + HAIR PINS TO TOP OFF ANYONE'S HOLIDAY LISTS AS WELL, SO LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE NEEDING A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THAT LITTLE SOMEONE . 
SPEAKING OF SPECIAL SOMEONES , I HAVE SOME TO GO PICK UP , SO HAPPY MONDAY + HAPPY 1. DAY. CLOSER. TO. THANKSGIVING. WHICH. IS. CLOSER. TO. THE. HOLIDAY. THAT. I. MOST. CERTAINLY. ADORE . OF COURSE . ENJOY EVERY JOLLY MOMENT.

19 November 2010

H APP Y  .  W EE K EN D  !
L E T . TH E . H O LI DAY . 
F E ST IV I T IE S. R O L L .

16 November 2010

he r e
a r e
s om e 
o f 
t h e 
go o di es 
co min g
t his 
s at u rday 
th e 
h ol i day 
f ern 
+
f lo ra
i s 
h os tin g :
b e 
s ure 
to 
st op 
b y 
j oin 
u s - 
s prit z 
coo k i es
not e ca rds
acc e ss or ies
vin ta ge 
wr e ath s
ma gn et s
te a cu p
b an gl es 
+ a ll !
i t
wi ll 
b e   
sw eet 
t im e
o f
c hi t
ch a t, 
br ow sin g, 
ea t in g, 
lau gh in g, 
b ein g
in s pi r ed , 
cr oss in g
n a mes 
o ff 
th at 
c h r ist mas 
li st , 
even 
m o re .
i , 
my  se l f
can 't 
wa i t 
to   s e e
h ow 
lo v ely 
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wi ll 
b e ,
a s 
litt l e 
m i ss
e m i l y
i s 
 q ui te 
t h e 
h ost ess : ) 
x o x o .

15 November 2010

B EH IN D .I T .AL L .

12 November 2010

F O R . Y UL E . .

I FEEL LIKE I HAVE JUST BEEN TYPING SINGLE WORDS IN THESE POSTS LATELY + PUBLISHING THEM OFF . . . 
NO IN DEPTH BLOGS FOR ME @ THIS POINT . . . BUT ISN'T IT JUST THAT TIME OF YEAR  . THE BUSY TIME NOW . WHERE EVERYONE IS RUNNING AROUND IN THEIR BOOTS + SCARVES TRYING TO GET EVERYTHING DONE BEFORE EVERYTHING STARTS HAPPENING ! HOLLY JOLLY . I LOVE IT . ANYWAYS, HERE'S A LITTLE SOMETHING IF YOU'RE IN THE DENVER AREA TO GET YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST ROCKING . . . GIFTS FOR YULE ! SUCH CLEVER PEOPLE : ) THIS WILL SURELY MAKE YOUR DAY !
THIS IS A HOLIDAY SHOW YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS . . . I'M SURE WITH ONLY THE MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE YOU CAN IMAGINE THERE , KARA ROSENBERRY BEING ONE OF THEM ! WHY WOULDN'T YOU GO ? THERE WILL BE FREE ADMISSION, ON SITE PARKING, FABULOUS FOOD, ART, ANTIQUES, HANDKNITS, JEWELRY, BEADS, SOAP, PAPER MACHE,  VINTAGE, GLASS, + MORE !
TAKING PLACE @ THE HISTORIC PHIPPS TENNIS PAVILLION @ 3400 BELCARO DRIVE. BE SURE TO STOP BY + 
HAPPY FRIDAY TO ALL !

11 November 2010

l al a l a.



09 November 2010

Y OU RE.IN V I TE D !

MUCH GOODNESS
FOR EVERYONE
ON YOUR LIST . . . 
JOIN 
W H IM S Y . L O U.
+ MORE
 + SPREAD SOME 
GOOD OLE CRAFTY CHEER.
ALL ARE INVITED !

08 November 2010

a n d . a c tu all y ,  th at . i s . a ny t hi ng . b ut . t ru th f ul .
mo st ly , b e cau se . as  .  mu ch . a s . i . wo ul d . lo ve . a s ket ch bo ok 's . wo rth . o f . w il d . a nim al s , i do n 't . t hin k . t hey 'd .s ta y . in  t h  e re . l on g . b e fo re . e sca p in g . . . 
 a n d . 
m y . sk e t ch boo k . a ctua ll y . lo o k s . l i k e . t hi s . 
e x ce p t. wi thou t . e ven . t he . lin e s .
o r. pa g e. m a r k er . 

i t's  ra th er .  bl an k + p ar t. o f .  m  e .  i s . a . l itt le  disa p poin t ed . @ my  . t ur t le. p a ced . st ar t . t o. t his . e xc i t in g .  lit t l e . p roj e c t { the .sketchbook . pr oj ect}
+ an ot h er . pa r t . o f . me . i s . e xci t e d. @ t h e .  en d less . po ss ib i li t i es . t hat . a n . e n t ire . b la nk .  m o le sk in e . m ay . h o l d : ) 

i . g uess . i' l l. l ook  . @ . i t . t h at . wa y  . .. . m an y . po ss ib il iti es  .
in s pi ra tion . s tr i k e. N O W. pl e a se : )

hap p i e st . o f. mon d ay s  . t o .  y ou !

06 November 2010

{ S I GH } VIN TA GE . L O VE .

04 November 2010

T H IN G S.I.L O VE .

T HI S  P AR TI CU L AR  T HU R S DAY  I  A M  L O VIN G:

+ THAT JESUS ANSWERS PRAYERS { CHEC K . OU T . Y ES TE RDAY S. PO S T }


+ THE FACT THAT SOMEONE BUILT A "H E L L O . K I TT Y" CASTLE IN SHANGHAI

+ " A . H OU S E . I S . A .  HOU S E . F O R . M E " BY MARY ANN HOBERMAN 
{M O RE . PH O T OS . T O . CO M E . ST RAI GHTAW AY . TOM ORR O W }


+ WWW.VINTAGECHILDRENSBOOKSMYKIDLOVES.COM. 
{ THIS BLOG DEDICATED TO VIBRANTLY VINTAGE CHILDREN'S BOOKS . T H AT . I . L O VE . HELLO CHRISTMAS LIST. DON'T NEED A BABAYYYY TO LOVE THEM ALL } 

03 November 2010

S A Y. A . L ITT LE.

{ P R AY ER }
SO TODAY ISN'T THE MOST DELIGHTFUL POSTING, BUT A POST OF DESPERATE NEED FOR PRAYER + LOVE FOR A LITTLE GIRLIE IN MY CLASSROOM + HER FAMILY.  THIS PARTICULAR LITTLE SWEETIE PIE IS A COMPLETE GEM IN OUR CLASSROOM + HER MOM HAS BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THE PAST WEEK FOLLOWING A BLOOD CLOT ON HER LUNG + SUFFERING FROM OTHER SIDE EFFECTS RELATED TO LUPUS, A CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE THAT SHE HAS HAD FOR YEARS NOW.  WE COULD USE EVERY SINGLE PRAYER POSSIBLE FOR HEALING + RECOVERY FOR THE MOTHER, PEACE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY + ALL THE COMFORT + LOVE + SUPPORT + HELP NEEDED AT THIS POINT FOR EACH + EVERY ONE OF THEM .

02 November 2010

P RO JE C T .

{ wh at . p roj e c t,  you .  m ay . as k }

TH E . SK ET C H BOOK . P ROJ E C T. 
I AN S WER  .
i just received my confirmation email that a khaki brown little Moleskine journal is headed my direction in order for me to participate in TH E . SKET C H BOO K . PR OJ E C T
LO V E . T H E . SL O G AN ?  M E . T OO . 
L O VE . T HE . T Y P E? M E . A S . W ELL . 

WAN T . T HAT . L O VE L Y. CL  OUD . U P.  O V ER .
YOU R . HE A D . FOR EV E R ?  Y E S . PL E A SE . 
WH AT . A N . A M A Z IN G. SKET CH  BOO K . L OO K S . L I KE .
WH AT . N U M ER  OU S  A MA ZIN G. SK ET CH BOOK S . LOO K .LIK E .
WHE R E . T H E . T RA VE  LIN G . S K ET CH  BOO K S .WI L L . V EN T UR E .
N O T . CO L OR AD O.  B O O : (

SO, AS I SPEAK + MY LITTLE MOLESKINE IS IN THE AIR FLYING TO ME RIGHT NOW, I AM ECSTATIC @ THE THOUGHTS OF THIS BRILLIANT IDEA + THAT MY LITTLE DOODLES + THOUGHTS + ILLUSTRATIONS + TIME + WORK IS GOING TO BE CAPTURED IN THE BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY . F O R E V ER . YA Y .

WHOEVER WANTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROJECT COULD ALSO EITHER PICK A THEME OR BE GIVEN ONE + JUST FOR FUN, I LET THEM ASSIGN ME ONE . . . . 
MY STE R Y . MA P S . 

AHHHH . SO COOL, RIGHT ? MAPS ARE AMAZING + I LOVE THE GRAPHICS + ESSENCE OF OLD TIME MAPS - I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT FUN MYSTERY MAPS  COULD BRING ABOUT . 

S O, THE SKET CH BOO K . PRO J E C T. DEADLINE ISN'T UP YET- THEY EXTENDED IT UNTIL NOVEMBER 1 5 TH , S O COME GET ON BOARD. YOU'LL GET YOUR SKETCH ON FOR A FEW MONTHS, FOLLOWING THE THEME YOU CHOSE OR WERE GIVEN, THEN SEND IN YOUR SKETCHBOOK + IT WILL TRAVEL ITS LITTLE WAY AROUND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR PEOPLE TO MARVEL OVER . THEN WILL PERMANENTLY BE IN THE BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY . 

AMA AZ Z Z ZIN N N G . 

01 November 2010

WH IM SY- WEE N .

{ THAT'S WHIMSICAL FOR HA LL O WEEN ! }


SO HOPE YOU HAD A SPECTACULARLY SPOOKY WEEKEND . . . I CANNOT COMPLAIN - A LITTLE WINE, A LITTLE GALS NIGHT, A LITTLE CARMEL APPLING, A LITTLE PUMPKIN CARVING, A LITTLE ART.BY.CRAFTING, A LITTLE GIVEAWAY.GIVING, A LITTLE HALLOWEEN PARTYING, A LITTLE DONUT.EATING.CONTEST WINNING, A LITTLE HALLOWEEN.CANDY PASSING, A LITTLE BRUNCHING, A LITTLE SCRIBBLES ENCOUNTER+ A LITTLE INABILITY TO SLEEP AFTER TOO MUCH OF A SCARY MOVIE .


OO O H . AN D . A LI TT LE . D R ESS IN G . U P .
I . L  OV ED . B EIN G . A . C UP CA K E . 



{ I HOPE YOU HAVE NOTICED THE "WHIPPED CREAM" + "CHERRY" ON TOP ? ! }

W H A T   W E R E   Y O U   F O R   H A L L O W E E N   ?

S T O RI ES ?

A RE .  YOU . S TILL . E A TIN G . C A RM E LE D . A PP L E S . F O R.  DIN N E R ? {MMMMMM}
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