One of the most fun parts (so far!) of wedding planning has been dreaming up exactly what the day will look like. To set the tone, I started collecting vintage California postcards… It’s been a fun task, involving many hours on eBay and a few trips to the flea market.
The not fun part? Sending all of these beauties off, as save-the-date cards. So I decided to scan them all– yes, all!– so I can continue to enjoy them.
I have a lot of these, so there will be more to share, later!
Exciting news in the Minor Thread shop! I’ve finally found the time to produce more woodblock-mounted prints, and they were added to the shop last night.
A few of my favorites (well, they’re all my favorites, of course..!)
See all of the available prints in the Minor Thread shop, and stay tuned for more awesomeness through the summer!
There are two thoughts, circling through my head.
Followed shortly by…
This, my friends, is why I can’t make a decorating decision to save my life!
I came across these vintage cotton napkins a while back, and have been quietly keeping them to myself. However, they’re too cute not to share!
I really don’t need to add to my collection of vintage cloth napkins, so I decided to make them available in the shop.
More delightful gingham goodness!
Sometimes, it’s good to get back to your roots. Remember what brought you to an art form in the first place.
This past weekend, I had a lot of time to think about just that. And as much as I appreciate the ease of creating images digitally, I do often miss the smell of the darkroom, the sight of prints drying on the rack and the feeling you get when something comes out just right– the first time, or after hours after hour, perfecting a skill.
A lot of that gets lost, without the use of film. I know that there are other skills and standards with digital work, but it’s just different.
In a good way.
The Croc Pile!
This is one of those items that I definitely do not need, but oh if I could find a reason to buy it… I would. Endless hours of entertainment– I can see it now.
Just stack ’em up!
The Croc Pile, $35 at poketo.com
You have to love the ‘golden hour’- that window of time where the sun hits just right and everything around you looks amazing.
Traction Street in Downtown L.A.’s Arts District is a perfect place for capturing some truly golden images at this time of day. The streets are full of life, color..
…and just the right amount of whimsy.