Wednesday, May 26, 2010

sketches from the road + my life as a crazed-crafter


my poor, little neglected blog....

sadly it's been weeks since i last posted. however, i won't apologize. i've been traveling all over this country visiting friend & family PLUS i'm getting married in 9 days!!!
confession: i'm a little ridiculous with the wedding craft projects right now- like a feral version of martha steward. not kidding. my typical day lately: coffee, craft, coffee, craft, coffee, craft... maybe sleep, maybe cold pizza. so basically, i've been in "creation mode", rather than blogging about creation, if you get my drift.
i'm having a blast making stuff. so much so, that im thinking about going into it professionally after this is all said and done. ha! never in a million years, would i guess i'd be entertaining the idea of getting into the bridal industry. i'm definitely counting my chickens too early, well see how next weekend goes... but, seriously - i've been making good stuff people. get pumped, because as the summer rolls on, i'll be posting all the DIYs i've been slavishly pumping out.
ok enough blabbering..... here's some sketches i did while traveling (syracuse>la/orange county>road trip to san fran & back>nyc).
ground control to major tom, take your protein pills and put your helmet on... that song was totally in my head while doodling this: {e.cobb: lax air box, 4.5x6", pen on paper}

hey, everyone's got baggage... {e.cobb: all shapes & sizes, 4.5x6", pen on paper}

this goes under the heading of "revelations & ramblings while on the road":

if you didn't obsessively watch my so called life, then the aforementioned reference makes no sense. { however, things to note: i lived in santa barbara, ca for 2 years. it was a glorious, fabulous, and self-indulgent time in my life. i loved every moment of it. if it weren't for my hubby-to-be's acceptance into the grad program at syracuse, i would still be there - believe me. but, as "they" say: that town is for newly-wed's and nearly-dead's. i now realize that if i had stayed, i wouldn't have progressed. that said, i feel heartbreak whenever i pass through. }

so tomorrow i'm madly packing up all the craft projects, wedding dress, and fiance; then driving to springfield, illinois to get hitched on june 5th. i'd like to post before then, but who knows.... until then, keep on keepin' on.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

tour-de-bachelorette


a wise man once said: "i've got friends in all the right places."

well i've got friends in all sorts of places. instead of making everyone converge to one point for a pre-marital showdown i've decided to bring the party to them. this means that i'm on a 17 day tour of the country, spending some quality time with my gals as i go. i figure, that i'll only get married once, so i better go big.
starting today i'll be making my way up and down the california coast for a week of surfing, camping, and straight chillin'. destination: san fran. next week: nyc baby.

let the wild rumpus begin!


{taken along the 101}

t-minus one month...


i'm getting married in exactly one month! one month says i!
after 10 months of engagement i'm ready to do this thing. i've pretty much stopped working on all the "wedding fluff" and have been in a more reflective state. (yay!) for instance, i've been realizing how awesome it is that i get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend, adventure buddy and looover...

oh, and i'm pretty excited about how we are bringing all our friends and fam together for an epic shin-dig.
as i've been working on the ceremony details (which, incidentally is the most important part of a wedding) i've been reading tons of poems, quotes, and passages. i'm really loving this apache wedding blessing:
Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be the shelter for each other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be the warmth for the other.
Now there is no more loneliness for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before.
Go now to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your life together.
And may your days be good and long upon the earth...
{the pic was recently taken while The Bill and i went out for a little neighborhood stroll.}

Monday, May 3, 2010

curious tree seeds


found these beautiful leafy seed, pod things on the ground while i was taking a walk...



they're so vein-y and fleshy! they remind me of tad poles and edamame all at once.