Monday, April 18, 2011

Summer Veggies

Flipping through old copies of MSL. Can't wait for summer & grilled farmers market veggies! Photo by Victoria Pearson, MSL June 2004

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day off

I've been working like a mad women these days on custom design projects - concepting, designing, making preparations to print (ordering film, plate making, etc), and then letterpressing. I love every moment of the process. My biggest challenge these days is remembering that overworking myself leads to fatigue & then bad work. I'm taking my first full day off in several weeks today. Slept in, enjoying coffee on my couch & catching up on looking at blogs, meeting a friend for brunch, going to see the Bill Cunningham documentary, then to my favorite Sunday evening yoga class. Cheers to taking personal time to stay inspired. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Appalachian Trail

Dreaming of hiking all 2175 miles of this bad boy: 
Map from here

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Weekend Eats

Enjoyed brunch with some old, dear friends Sunday morning. I'm usually an eggs-for-brunch kinda girl, but was craving something lighter on Sunday. Delicious home-made granola over greek yogurt with blueberries. 

For dinner I made a hearty end-of-winter stew consisting of the veggies I found at the farmers market: potatoes, cabbage, carrots & onion. I loosely based the recipe from a bean-cabbage stew I found on 101 Cookbooks - such a great resource! Also, there's an inspiring story about Heidi (author/photographer of 101 Cookbooks) in the May issue of Whole Living. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Dream Baby Dream

During my dream day yesterday, I listened to a lot of NPR including LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy talking about & playing some of his favorite songs. It's always so inspiring for me to listen to other creative people talk about what they like, and how they incorporate it into their work. The first song he played was Bruce Springsteen covering a Suicide song. I personally had never heard of Suicide, but I fell in love with Bruce cover. Perhaps because I fell in love with Bruce years ago upon first hearing "Born to Run" as a young teenager, and then two years ago at Bonnaroo, one of the best shows I've seen.

Goodnight & I hope you enjoy this beautiful song:

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dream Day

today is a beautiful sneak preview of the life I aspire to:

waking up with the sun
lovely morning coffee & breakfast time
sitting at my farm table sketching with a pencil & paper 
working on various commissioned design projects
listening to NPR
countless cups of hot tea
headed to an afternoon yoga class

one day this will be everyday! 

loving the "Laura" album preview by Diego GarcĂ­a 
it helps that he's pretty easy on the eyes :) 
ha and that my last job & current job are both for girls named Laura

Happy Saturday

As hectic as my work days are, I love taking my time on Saturday mornings to walk over to my favorite coffee shop, sip an Americano while brainstorming and list-making in my sketchbook, shop around the farmers market, and make a delicious but simple, healthy breakfast. 

I've always liked scallions in dishes and wasn't exactly scared of them, but you would never find them in my shopping basket. I recently picked some up and have started finely chopping them up and putting them in my eggs. Similar to an onion but a sweeter, more delicate flavor.