When I created my "August Obessions", I never thought that I would actually recieve one of the items on my wish list! Thank you Mom for giving me this gorgeous faux deer head with sparkling antlers from White Faue Taxidermy. It really gives my apartment a bit of sparkle and shine that it needed. Check out their shop here.
This year, I want to travel as much as possible. Anytime I explore a new place, my inspiration levels skyrocket through the roof and I feel absolutely refreshed. I took this photo over the summer near Page, Arizona after visiting Antelope Canyon on a hiking roadtrip with a girlfriend. On our way to Flagstaff, our GPS directed us to a bumpy dirt road that literally seemed like it would never end. Nervous about popping a tire and without cell reception, we had to drive 10 miles an hour around massive ditches and giant rocks. It took forever! Looking back on it now we can laugh about it and I long to be staring at the desert landscape again.
I wonder which destinations I'll cross off my bucket list this year?
Small Landscape with Cut Trees, 2005 by Dean Byington
On a recent trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, I feel head over heels for this piece on view in the Rarely Seen Contemporary Works on Paper exhibit. The tiny artwork is a collage of photocopies, cut-and-tipped to white paper. In person, the piece has so much beautiful movement and texture, the plants look like they're actually moving! Sadly, I only had my iphone to take this photo!
On a recent trip to Rhode Island to attend the opening of Foolproof Brewing Company (I'm the brand artist for the brewery!) I was able to visit some of my favorite places in Providence. When I was in school at RISD, I regularly came to the Providence Athenaeum to read because the interior is awe-inspiring. There are so many little nooks and private corners to get cozy and immerse yourself into a novel. This place is dear to my heart.
1. The Providence Anthenaeum is the 4th oldest subscription library in the USA, founded in 1753
I was so pleased to get an email from Dottinghill asking me to submit my "All You Need Is Love" design. (I love their logo!) Dots Connection LLP is a husband and wife team who created Dottinghill, an e-store that sells skin-accessories (temporary tattoos.) Anyone can submit designs so if you have something in mind click here.