November 19, 2007


S from The American Visionary Art Museum.

November 17, 2007

Visionary Art Museum

Saturday we went to the American Visionary Art Museum.
Loved it. I want to become a member.

Have I mentioned how much I love all the bricks in Baltimore?

[And please note my first UA gear!]

November 16, 2007

LP Steamers!

I took the advice of pretty much everyone I've met in Baltimore, and went with my family and Scott to LP Steamers for crabs and seafood on Friday. Dad and Peggy treated us (thanks!!). It was a fun chance to play with our food, as you can see. Marielle and Ben joined us, too!

I loved having visitors this weekend! Glad you could make it. Hope you had as much fun as I did exploring Baltimore and Annapolis : )

November 12, 2007

Desk View

I'm getting lucky with these views!

I walked in to work on Monday, and Mike showed me to my desk. I was elated to find out I have a view of the harbor from my computer! Then he pointed to the ceiling above my desk... and to the floor, where the buckets are sitting to catch water from the leak. Haha.

I don't mind, I get to see the water! ...And feel it.

Haha just kidding. I think the leak has cleared up. And I get to see the fisherman and the kayakers and the boats and the skateboarders! ...When I'm not diligently doing work, of course : )

November 11, 2007

Accidental Color Coordination

I took a picture of my bulletin bored at home before packing everything up, because I loved the way I'd arranged things on it over time. I never planned the color coordination, but it just so happened that the things I collected for it happened to all match. I love happy accidents. These colors will be the inspiration behind my new bedroom design and color.

So what is all this junk? Counterclockwise-ish:

- Wobbly Hawaiian Doll (got it for my 16th birthday)
- Latvie (wooden picture holder from Prague)
- Wooden hand (from the tate modern in London)
- Ceramic bowl (made in high school)
- Glass top from Uncle Jack (gloriously random xmas present-giver)
- Antique saltine cracker box (from estate sale with mom)
- Framed S
- Original "Make Beats Not War" silkscreen print
- Rulers
- Magnetic lion from Santa
- S steak brand from Sedona, AZ
- Another toy from Santa
- Random brown bag with red sharpie written "THURSDAY"
- Venetian mask from Becca
- Alan Fletcher postcard from Tara in London
- Italian postcard from Billiam
- Caesar Rodney postcard found in our attic
- "I'm a Schnucks Kid" sticker
- Fortune from fortune cookie
- Another Alan Fletcher postcard (from Steph)
- Ladybug perforator (so nifty!)
- Photobooth pics of Scott and I from the St. Louis City Museum
- Red button (in baggie)
- Will Corr's business card
- Red Anvil's business card
- Contact sheet from fisheye pics
- My beloved professional paper cutter (I highly recommend investing in one!!) it saved me many hours in school!
- Postcard from Franny and paper sample

I love this odd collection.

November 10, 2007

My View

This is my beautiful view of the Baltimore Harbor from my temporary condo.


I'm here! Have been for a few days, and even squeezed in a trip
to visit Scott already (he's famous, by the way). Lucky me!

The trip was really beautiful – full of gorgeous fall colors.
And I also saw a disturbingly large number of dead deer roadkill.
...But let's just focus on the pretty leaves. And snow flurries in West Virginia!

First day of work is this Monday, Nov.12. Very excited.
Marielle has definitely gotten me pumped about Under Armour : )

I'll be back with regular posts in a week or so, after I'm more situated.

In the meantime, you can check out the box doodle project.
Totally reminds me of Roberto. So I guess we aren't alone.

[image from google maps]

November 3, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited

Two thumbs up from me. It's slightly more normal than other Wes Anderson films, and I think that might be why I liked it a little more (forgive me, true cult Wes Anderson fans). But now I have to go back and re-watch his past films, because I may appreciate them more now.

The visuals in this movie were absolutely gorgeous (even more than usual). The colors, the set, the patterns, the type on the signs, the music, the timing... everything. What a complete package. Brilliant!

You can download the short (The Darjeeling Limited Part 1) for free on iTunes.

And! I went to Bissinger's before the movie, and my old boss was there. He gave me free chocolate for my birthday! Yesssss.

Happy Birthday to me. So far I like being 23 : )

November 2, 2007

Mitch Hedberg Never Gets Old.

My favorite comedian.

"I had a bag of Fritos, they were texas grilled Fritos. These Fritos had grill marks on them. They remind me of something, when we used to fire up the barbeque and throw down some Fritos. I can still see my dad with the apron on, better flip that Frito, dad, you know how I like mine." –Mitch Hedberg

I have his album, "Mitch All Together," set so his one liners pop up in between some songs on random. I've probably heard the jokes 15 times each, and they never get old. In fact, I even used one of his lines at one of my job interviews.

They asked, "Where do you see yourself in five years?"
I said, "Celebrating the 5th year anniversary of you asking me this question."

I'm not sure they got it, but I couldn't help myself. Mitch and I hate that question.

Want more? This site has a bunch of his lines. I recommend it.

November 1, 2007

If I Had a Beach House...

...I would decorate it with ceramic art by Heather Knight at Element Clay Studio.
I absolutely love simple art inspired by nature.

Check out Heather's Etsy shop here, and her blog here.

Kel, there is something about these that remind me a lot of your ceramic vases, although yours have a slightly more delicate, ethereal quality about them.

[Photo from Heather's Etsy shop]