Friday, November 30, 2007

glogg this sunday + soft friday flickrs

here this sunday, with glogg.

friday flickrs are soft this week:

see through (check out her whole portrait set too. i think i mentioned it long ago, but it is incredible.)

double exposure
allie in georgia
mattress dancing?

in the kitchen
studio sunday
strange water

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


i was also appreciating mrs. meyer's packaging (in a similar style) today at rainbow.

i was THIS close to buying the mrs. meyer's laundry detergent for the packaging. maybe next time. for now i stuck with seventh generation, which works well and is environmentally friendly. it's vegetable based instead of petroleum based.

Monday, November 26, 2007

cuttin' it up + you're invited

i've been preparing and freezing cookie dough for this coming sunday.

speaking of cookies, my mom doesn't bake cookies for xmas anymore, so i asked if i could have the cookie cutters she's had as long as i can remember. just seeing these shapes again makes me smile (so sentimental). i remember the pepparkakor baking my mom and i did when i was little—how hard it was to get the dough super super thin. the clacking sound our rolling pin made when it hit the dough. the vigor with which my mom struck with the roller.
all the dough i ate! all the poor men's arms and legs breaking off in the oven (especially that smaller man {see above}, the brother in the gingerbread family in my mind). and this song of course:

vi komma, vi komma fran pepparkakeland, pa vagen vi vandrar tillsammans hand i hand, sa bruna, sa bruna vi aro alla tre, korinter till ogon o hattarna pa sne
translation: we're coming, we're coming from gingerbread cookie land, on the road we wander together hand in hand, so brown, so brown we are all three, dark currants for eyes and hats on top askew.

this is where the cookies (not homemade pepparkakor, but other homemade kinds), homemade glogg and homemade art + wares will be on sunday:

Mati, Annie, Jenifer, Kayoko, Armani, Shash and Heather doesn't have a site (yet), but she makes lovely knitted hats, scarves and socks!

(now i have that echo and the bunnymen song in my head where they sing, spare us the cutters!)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


i have so much to do these days and yet i seem to fritter away my days doing other random things. not sure if it's procrastination or what. i sense that overwhelmed feeling coming on, but i'm going to try not to let it get the best of me! will make some lists and start really getting things done! and not worry about two weeks from now. anyhow, in lieu of a photo, here are some flickr faves for thanksgiving.

pods are the best, and look at how nice these ones are! and so nicely organized.
mirjan has so many beautiful self portraits. (it helps that she is beautiful too.)
from mary amor

i finally saw darjeeling limited. that wes anderson is one of my favorites. a calm contentment fills me when i'm in the theater in front of his colors, staring into rooms and out of rooms. the windows. ah. what people look like in slow motion. and that adrian brody is especially beautiful in the movie. such soulful eyes and expressions. i don't understand why people are giving the film bad or lukewarm reviews. it's no royal tenenbaums or rushmore, true, but it's pretty damn gorgeous. and funny too.

i am thankful for wes anderson films, for having shelter (albeit a drafty one), for friends and family and my cat of course. for other worlds that people create and allow us to enter (on flickr, in books, in music, in movies). to see our own reality anew through these other worlds, sometimes in the tiniest ways and sometimes in huge ways.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


mav's leaves
stephanie's leaves insane!
sandra's leaves
shari's leaf

experimenting with leaf earrings.

Friday, November 09, 2007

friday flickrs + saturday rain paper

it's so depressing about the oil spill in the bay. when will we ever learn?

friday flickrs:

maybe because i just watched masterpiece theater's jane eyre (so good),
this makes me think of bronte novels. melissa always posts amazing self portraits with so much mood and atmosphere.

kitty cat.

sandra's house.