Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow flurries and le crop n'pop

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It's Monday but talk is already buzzing around my workplace about the impending snowstorm and wishful snow days (they're predicting 1 to 3 inches - nothing compared to our last winter in the Midwest but in Portland a few inches can shut the city down). Our produce bin arrived a day early and full of Thanksgiving fixin's so I am crossing my fingers for a snow day just so I can guiltlessly hole up in the apartment cooking, snuggling, listening to music, and drawing while pretty little snow flakes fall outside. This is my first November on the West Coast, and I have learned that walking in the freezing cold rain is torture and that having to decide between a rain jacket or winter coat is really lousy. I still like the windy nights, wearing a beret, and bundling up in my perfect red peacoat, though.

I've been studying these fantastic modern day pin up prints by Caitlin Shearer for drawing inspiration. As a lady who recently converted to thigh high stockings (vs. tights), I find Le Lock Stock'n Load to be pretty hilarious. Even in this cold, cold winter weather, thigh highs make me feel like a babe.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The cover of my Patsy Cline tribute album

photo by Orland Nutt
Here are a couple shots from a quick photo shoot Anja organized with her photographer friend, Orland Nutt. We slipped away for an hour to The Grotto, also known as The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, to dress up in Anja's pretty vintage. I love that the photos look like mystical kodachromes! Check out the rest on Anja's blog
photo by Orland Nutt
photo by Orland Nutt
Grotto Magic
photo by Orland Nutt