Monday, December 22, 2008

Annabel Mehran

I'm sooooo attracted to this photographer: Annabel Mehran
Well her work anyway.
Of course I have to credit {frolic!} once more for introducing me.

Friday, December 19, 2008


I have been hitting up the most magical blogs as of late.
Just to name a few:


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Collecting & Displaying

What a lovely display of rocks, I'm glad I'm not the only one that treasures things like this

Beautiful Fishes - I would die for a collection and display like this one

Respectable way to show off your favorite things


This reminds me of the way I have my things.  I like the irreverence of having such beautiful things in an unconventional pile of a display.  The layers are so nice.

This is a wall of these beautifully decorative golden cubbies stuffed full of trinkets - I'm pretty sure I could fill walls and walls of cubbies like this with all my little things.  
I'm not sure if I'm proud of that or not.

Artfully crafted collection of framed images

I love the richness of the inky-black books 
with stark accessories & details loosely, yet carefully placed here and there

I love love love collections.  I have an affinity for keeping all sorts of little things to remind me of places, times, and all sorts of details - I guess you could say my blog is a collection of sorts.
These are some images from a book about collecting that I checked out of the library last summer.  I'm just now transferring them from my parents computer to my own.  So much to do, so little time.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Ring

my little treat from the square in Santa Fe

Friday, November 28, 2008

Elizabeth Mooney

I found this artist via Micheal Rosenthal Gallery emails I receive [I added myself to their email list after walking in off of the street in San Fransisco]. So far I've only seen Mooney's work through their site - but I would love to see them in person.
Also on the list of upcoming shows at MR Gallery: Amy Casey - just did a post on her work a few weeks ago. [scroll down to check her out]

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Old Photos

My dad (far left) and his little brothers in Yellow Stone Park circa late 1960s

Paige and Johnny at the Utah State Fair

Little cousin Chad

My parents on their wedding day - it's the only photo of them at the temple that day.
They look like little kids to me

Willow Creek Farm in Draper

Saturday, November 15, 2008

of course . . .

I have been on the prowl for a long dress (or skirt) for the last oh, 6-9 months.  This is literally one of the first that I really liked - and it's $275.  perfect.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I do wish I could afford these paintings by Amy Casey.  I like her dusty whimsical style.  Plus she's got a sweet little web page too.

Pixie Market

I heart heart this little shop that I found on {frolic!}

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Naturalist Artist - Andy Goldsworthy

This one is said to be made from icicles and saliva - genius

Neil introduced me to this artist while we were at the Denver Museum of Fine Art. He uses materials from nature to create his work. I enjoy that they are temporary as well. It's kind of like all of nature - there can be so much beauty and greatness, but it's delicate and often temporary.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Post Cards found in Fort Collins

This little guy is from North Carolina. I'm just now realizing that it could be seen as falic? Ah well, I've wanted to go to NC forever. One day, one day.

Mount Olympus in Washington State

Cute house on lake that I will live in one day

Good old Utah State Capitol

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


A little relationship is blossoming!
I'm so excited about what fun this will bring.
Follow along for yourself

Monday, October 6, 2008

Joan Mitchell

I jotted down this name while I was in the SFMOMA as the artist to one of the paintings I really liked. I'm not even sure which painting it was because all I did was write down the name. Anyways, I looked her up and of course I really like her other work. Plus, some how just from looking at her photo (see above) I thought she seemed like an interesting artist and person.

Once I started reading up on Mitchell my favorite discussion on her work is of her physical materiality, as seen here:

title: Girolata Triptych
date: 1964

title: Untitled
date: 1995

Art Net on Joan Mitchell
"Joan Mitchell as an abstract expressionist composes with long curvilinear strokes or broad stains of color, contrasting warm and cool, often on un-primed canvases. Her perceptions enrich her work with a fascinating sense of the unfinished. Joan Mitchell demonstrated in painting just as in life-anything can happen."

title: Untitled
date: 1955

I love the stick like strokes in this piece and the white space

title: Untitled
date: 1959

This piece is part of the Whitney's permanent collection

title: Untitled
date: 1992

This piece was done the last year of her life

Portrait by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

What a bad ass

J.Crew - since 1994

I can clearly remember combing through the J.Crew catalog with my friend Sarah over and over every fall since the 7th grade. We kind of just worshiped them, and since then I always secretly have, even though I like to tell myself I don't like cookie cutter "catelog" clothes or they're over priced or because the clothes look way better in the catalogs then they do on.

So any way, there's my J.Crew rant - the morel of the story being don't let any of that be true of their wedding dresses! I love so many of them! and I don't even have any marriage plans!

I love the back detail on this one

Pretty sure this is a shot gun brides dress, but I still like the detail