Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category

The Ultimate Suitor.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I really like owls, like really really like owls. It’s serious. Anyway, I saw this pretty pic from stylist/set decorator Shona Heath and I just had to repost. Beautiful photography, color, texture—what more could you ask for?!?

Now if only I could recreate this for halloween 2010…


Working on a new site

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Just wanted to share screen grabs of the redesigned Too Many Suitors site. Although the site won’t be up for a month or so, I wanted to share some abstract views of the redesign. My friend Jon is helping to make this site and to make sure I have everything designed and lined up down to the pixel, I have to zoom in quite close in Photoshop. And that’s where I found the beauty of the pixel.

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Happy 4th!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Basic Black—Fabulous 60s Fashion

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Get inspired by the styles, colors, shapes and patterns of the 1960s. Rock it, Peggy Moffitt.

Playing with inspiration

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

I recently picked these up at one of my favorite antique stores, Hunt & Gather and just had to share with you.

May and Muppets

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

It’s May! Let’s celebrate with a Muppet video. Enjoy!


Like it or Not

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

I’m trying to get my craft back on and found this lovely piece of inspiration from Architecture in Helsinki… needlepoint just might be back in my future! I’ve been battling a quarter-life crisis since I turned 25 — I need a change in multiple aspects of my life and I just can’t figure it out! All I want to do is make all day, try new things, go to new places and be the boss of me. Is that too much to ask?! 


Best show of 2009 (so far)

Friday, April 17th, 2009

The Great Andrew Bird


Saw Andrew Bird at the State Theatre last saturday and fell in love! I mean, I loved his music before, but his stage presence and insane musical talent has made me smitten with Mr. Bird. Check him out, you won’t be disappointed!

Arizona, Part 2: Desert Botanical Garden with Dale Chihuly

Friday, April 17th, 2009

My Brother Todd treated my father and I to the Desert Botanical Garden’s Chihuly: The Nature of Glass exhibition in Phoenix. Having ties to my hometown of Madison, WI, I was really excited to see Chihuly’s work again — and I was not disappointed! This was the first exhibition of glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work in an outdoor desert setting. His glass colors and shapes contrasted yet complimented the surrounding desert environment beautifully. Below are some pictures I took of the exhibition, botanical garden and the little friends I met along the way. 


Arizona, Part 1: Jerome

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Last week, my brother Todd and I traveled to Arizona to spend a week with our father. It was a well-deserved break for both of us, not to mention perfect weather for the entire trip — sunny, clear skies, 70s and 80s! We had a fun-filled week, including our trip to Jerome, AZ. Our Dad was kind enough to drive two hours (one way!) outside of Phoenix to the artist community of Jerome in the Verde Valley. 

Jerome is on the side of a mountain and used to be an old copper mining town from the late 1800s to early 1900s. It was funny to see how many historical placards around town were dedicated to “Husband Alley” and the prostitutes that resided there. When copper prices went bust in the 1920s, Jerome was deserted and became a true Ghost Town. Unfortunately I didn’t encounter any ghosts, but the town hall is nicknamed “Spook Hall” for a reason. It wasn’t until the 1950s when artists/hippies moved into Jerome and restored all the old buildings to house their studios. That leads us to Jerome today, filled with studios, gift shops, restaurants, historical society and a cinema museum. Below is my documentation of  Jerome.

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The million dollar view from Jerome, AZ. You can see the red rock of Sedona and some snow-peaked mountains in the distance.

Jerome’s ladies of the night.

For a good time…

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