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We Are In This Together

Neighborhood, sharing, networking, hope, recycling, helping, taking a more proactive and less reactive approach, collaborating, showing kindness, cutting back materially but stocking up spiritually, a shift happening in the world… These are some pretty dominant ideas and feelings circulating out there right now. That is why We Are In This Together, a limited edition print by Lorena Siminovich at Petit Collage is such a beautiful thought for 2009 to remember and put into practice as we deal with others.

Beautiful thought, Lorena!

Would you like to comment on something that has shown you lately that we’re all in this together? Think hard, anything that comes to mind? Personal experiences in how we can apply We Are In This Together in our life? I’d love to get your thoughts on this topic. It’s important to think about.

(image from petit collage)

Posted in inspiration, textiles, walls on February 04, 2009

Photography by Kristybee

Kristybee is another Boston local for you to love this morning, and what a delicate feminine view of the world she has! I just love looking through her lens, I really like her point of view. Her work has been described as poetic, warm, touching, and sensitive.  I found Kristy via Flickr and haven’t been able to take my eyes off of her many gorgeous folders there. I’m so pleased to share her work with you today because I know that you’ll really like it too.

Psst: In addition to selling her work as prints, she also has a Flickr photo group called Cornea Burn for photographers obsessed with sun shots and lens flare.

(images from kristybee)

Posted in etsy, walls on February 02, 2009

Wallpaper Projects: On My Wish List!

Speaking of books, I added Wallpaper Projects: More than 50 Craft and Design Ideas for Your Home, from Accents to Art to my wish list last night. Doesn’t this look like a great read? It’s by Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith who are co-owners of the Curiosity Shoppe and have a blog called Smarts and Crafts.

It showcases, “Contemporary and vintage patterns, plus instructions for over 50 wallpaper projects ranging from quick scrap crafts (book covers) to more involved design upgrades (headboards) to big impact makeovers (walls, window shades).” You can pre-order a copy here at Chronicle Books. The book will release sometime in April.

(image from chronicle books)

Posted in Books + Magazines, walls on January 28, 2009

New: Favorite Things Polaroid Project

Speaking of creative types working together… one of my favorite photographers Susannah Conway told me about Favorite Things this morning. Favorite Things is a weekly Polaroid collaboration between Susannah and one of my other favorite photographers Alicia Bock.

How great is this duo, huh? Since they both enjoy their Polaroid SX-70 cameras, they each take a Polaroid photo of something each week and post the pairing on their blog Favorite Things without discussing what they’re going to photograph. Alicia sends Susannah her shot on Sunday night from the US and on Monday morning in the UK she places their photos together on the Favorite Things blog. Here are some of the results…

(this one above is my favorite I think. I love that muted blue green sky and the perfumes.)

You can find more work by these talented ladies in their Etsy shops: Susannah Conway and Alicia Bock.

In thinking about this project I imagined how it would feel for them to see their work together on Monday mornings and if either feel more inspired or challenged from this project. I imagine yes but Alicia and Susannah if you’re reading can you please share with us in the comments section how this project has benefited you?

And everyone else, if you are currently involved in a project like this where two or more artists have joined forces to work on a project, please link it below!

(images from favorite things)

Posted in walls on January 21, 2009

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