Wednesday, April 22, 2015

compost pedallers

Happy Earth Day everyone! Earth Day has always been one of those events that I really enjoy. While we try to be environmentally conscious throughout the year, I like to see Earth Day as an added challenge to myself to think of a creative way to positively impact the environment. Something that Ryno and I have been really interested in for awhile, but never successfully established for ourselves is composting. Last week my mom recommended that we look into a local composting program that uses bicycles to pick up composting bins. As it turns out Compost Pedallers does offer the service in our neighborhood, so we signed up. We watched a couple of their informational videos about their program, and I couldn't be more excited! They even compost things like dryer lint, toilet paper rolls and pizza boxes. As a member of their program you have an online stat sheet that lets you know how much waste you have saved from landfills and how much compost you have created through your collection. I really can't wait to start getting our stats!

Check out the informational videos about the program here:




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

our family

I've been creating a family photo wall since the end of 2014, and with help from both of our moms we completed the wall. It was so much fun to sort through old photos from our families, and see pictures I've never seen before. I thought I'd share a few of the classics here.





Wednesday, April 8, 2015

gregory crewdson

When you're small, a favorite question in school is "What would be your super power?" Ever since I can remember my answer has remained the same, I would like to be able to share the pictures I see in my head. As a kid that meant a literal snapshot somehow developing out of my ear or a Polaroid popping out when I blinked. As I grew older it merged into telepathy with a printer or computer screen. My sketching has never been as strong as I would like, and I always found that nothing represented my ideas as clearly as a photograph. Unfortunately, the beauty of the images in my head is they were usually unlike anything I encountered in life and therefore were unable to be captured. For me that is the magical appeal of the photographer Gregory Crewdson. I mentioned here before that I was first introduced to his work in a college photography class. Since that post I've been able to see the Ben Shapiro documentary featuring Crewdson's process, Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters. His process is so unique; it is a perfect blending of photography and film production.

I was reminded of my previous discussion of Crewdson's work by a member of an online artist website, artsy.net. They approached me about sharing their artist biography and articles discussing Crewdson. After visiting their site, I was very inspired by the work they present and wanted to share a few of their articles about him. The two below are my personal favorites. Enjoy!




Friday, April 3, 2015

the staves

I found this Muse article today titled "If You Like Gorgeous, Sad Folk Music, You Need The New Staves Album." As a girl that has always prided herself on a love of "sad" songs I couldn't resist! The Staves are a lovely sounding trio from England. Check out the video below; it has a beautiful way of seeming from another time.

Have a happy Holiday weekend! See you next week!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

wisteria

Spring is really in bloom in Texas. I did some wine tasting with my parents this week, and we spent a lot of time at one of the cellars enjoying the garden. Check out the lovely Wisteria; it's one of my absolute favorites!