Friday, February 27, 2009

Flickr Fridays

So many blogs I read have fun days where they share something like Messy Mondays, influenced by my current addiction to Flickr I am starting Flickr Friday to share some of my personal favorite finds on Flickr. Seeing that I currently have 1,382 (Ijust checked :) favorites and always growing saved I will try to narrow down to a couple each week.

I am seeing Flickr as this amazing on line library of just about anything you are into. My favorites right now are mostly images from vintage children's books! It's like a history lesson on artists and their work, inspiration and total eye candy. I also delve into searching for vintage cards, fabric, paper dolls, nature shots, craft and decorating ideas and the oh so daunting photography (absolutely amazing work that makes me want to put down my camera I'll never be that good kinda work)

So here are a few to start, if you click on the picture it will take you to Flikr and you can see more pictures from the same person.

Originally uploaded by october rain
Oh, I wish I new more about my camera and processing! What cute pictures and shoes!

Telephone Baby
Originally uploaded by Celestial Charms
Vintage baby card cuteness!

kittendoll Lola pippy
Originally uploaded by Loobylu
Look at these! Made by Loobylu, you can follow her blog from my list. I would love to figure out how to start making cloth dolls for Hope!
This is a vintage ice cream label by Mary Blair. I love EVERYTHING Mary Blair! She also designed the It's A Small World After All ride at Disney. I still remember this ride from my first visit to Disney world, it was Emily and I's favorite ride by far! We still talk about it today but I just recently found out about Mary Blair,there is so much of her work to see on Flickr. Do they make ice cream labels this cute anymore?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Nally's Pickles

One of our friends wants to get back into his family's pickle business with all kinds of homemade relishes, jams and jellies (not all made out of pickles) and some organic. Here's a quick sketch for a label. I'm thinking a different character for the different products like a girl with a strawberry for jelly and so on. I'm having fun playing with the idea anyway, we'll see.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Give Yourself to Love

Happy belated Valentines Day! I chased Hope all around in these
red heart shoes for a picture and this one is my favorite.
The cupcake is a mini cupcake and were made three days
AFTER Valentines Day but got eaten up just the same:)
This year Grant got his first class Valentines and a bag of
goodies too.

I'm also posting lyrics to one of my favorite folk songs-
Give Yourself to Love.This song takes me back to 14
and camp in Black Mountain NC under a sky full of stars.
I love it so much I had it played at my wedding and
I'm highlighting my favorite parts for you.
So Happy Valentines Day and give yourself to love!

Give Yourself to Love
(Kate Wolf)

Kind friends all gathered 'round, there's something I would say
What brings us together here has blessed us all today
Love has made a circle, that holds us all inside
When strangers are as family, Loneliness can't hide

cho: You must give yourself to love
If love is what you're after
Open up your hearts, to the tears and laughter
And give yourself to love, give yourself to love

I've walked these mountains in the rain I've learned to love the wind
I've been up before the sunrise to watch the day begin
I always knew I'd find you though I never did know how
Like sunshine on a cloudy day you stand before me now.

Love is born in fire; It's planted like a seed
Love can't give you everything, But it gives you what you need
Love comes when you are ready, love comes when you're afraid
it will be your greatest teacher, the best friend you have made

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cracking Up

Sometimes these moments seem far and few between, but there are moments when Hope and Grant absolutely crack each other up! Most of the time I hear the laughter, I sneak up to catch a glimpse (one sight of mommy and it's all over) then I run to get the camera. Yesterday I was oh so lucky to have the camera in hand. I love these moments!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Something old, something new

I followed the wonderful Sarah Jane's blog (I have several of her pieces and want one of everything in her shop!) to the Rosetta Project. This is a beautiful site and volunteer-driven organization where you can see page by page vintage children's books from before the 30's. I absolutely love the illustrations and poetry and had to get out my sketch book. I'm so excited this girl has a nose, neck and knees! (unlike the other girls I have been drawing)

I love seeing the different styles in illustration and writing through the times. Take a peek, if you are into vintage like myself it's totally addicting!