May 28, 2010

toy portraits

I found this artist, Jennifer Maher, who creates gorgeous custom portraits of favorite toys and loveys.

This is Freckles, my daughter Nadia's most favorite companion. We have been through a lot together and I thought this would be a great way to honor him. I have grand plans to decorate her room with more toy portraits over the years. How cool would it be to look back at your childhood through gorgeous paintings of old friends?

See more of Jennifer's work here.

Happy Friday!

May 24, 2010

judging a book

I often choose books solely on the cover. A recent selection was Chris Cleave's Little Bee. I wasn't sure the story could live up to the cover - I mean really, how could it? But it did. I was blown away.

Sometimes it pays to judge a book by the cover. This was a win-win for sure.

May 19, 2010

sand calligraphy

This South African artist Andrew van der Merwe creates incredible calligraphy in the sand and captures it with photographs.

Gorgeous and inspiring, no?

May 17, 2010

awesome crayon art

Check out these incredible crayon sculptures. The artist is Pete Goldlust. I am so impressed, I can't even tell you. They look like something you'd find in a dream about a funky alien playground.

May 12, 2010

camera upgrade

OK folks. I'm upgrading to a DSLR. It's time. It's also going to be considered a business expense. I have to take photos for my blog, don't I?!

I expect to show off some amazing shots. Like this one from Nikon's D5000 site:

I haven't bought it yet and I imagine it will be some time before I learn how to use it well, so be patient. But do expect to see glorious photography in the future.

May 7, 2010

font frustration

Have you ever been frustrated by the lack of font options when working on the web? Exciting changes are on the way!

The Changing Typography of the Web

Cool, right?