Welcome to the second installment of the Spring/Summer collection. I had a peaceful and really fun time making these and had an even nicer time photographing the models, sisters Cody + Erin Kiniry. They are wonderful...
To see even more of the new collection, feel free to stop by the SHOP HERE.
Next up is a weekend filled with as much laziness and bicycle strolling as I can manage. And then a drink with a friend...
It's true. I am. Though I probably need to get through the exhaustion from yesterday's photoshoot first. This time around I was the photographer. I thought I'd try my hand at it since there was just a half collection to shoot, but holy god, it's HARD to get a solid photo (...do I respect a good photographer.) My whole body aches (I have no idea why... was I crazily contorting my body? Was it because I was maneuvering the equipment? Am I just completely out of shape? So weird.) Either way, I'm excited to look through the images captured and get them ready for the shop site hopefully by the weekend. Will keep you posted.
For now, everywhere I look there's something new and big I want to do and explore... exciting. Source: instagr.am via Catherine on Pinterest
I get that Spring officially began a couple weeks ago, but it's April that really brings it home for me. I love this month. There's not a single thing about April that I don't like (I even like filing my taxes). The sunshine is out, the flowers are blooming, and I just want to hug every single part of it all the time. Oh Springtime, you sweet thing, you.
I am really truly in love with these images. The kind of love wherein your heart + your belly flipand your whole world is peaceful and just right... that's what these pictures are doing for me. They're that wonderful.
This weekend I'll be prepping for part two of the Spring/Summer collection + its photoshoot this week. I'll also be visiting with a brother stopping through town, date night with Sebastian, and then maybe some catch up time with a bestie later in the weekend. Enjoy a lovely one, friends. Cath
My mind has been splattered with color lately. I mean, lots and lots of color. It's been awesome and so inspiring. I keep a couple journals running at the same time... one for jotting down ideas + clippings + mindful thoughts; the other is for sketches, little paintings, and more detailed design ideas. So this whole rampage of appreciation for color has been awesome for my creative processing. This led me to my current giveaway idea which you can find + enter to win on the shop's facebook page HERE.
Meantime, I'll be over at Pinterest freaking out over the amount of beauty that exists in the world.
+ enjoying a great big fun dinner out with friends
+ getting ready for a family visit next week
+ planning a neat giveaway on the shop's new facebook page (join in HERE so you're ready to enter by Monday)
+ and excitedly prepping for another photoshoot for another (mini) collection set to launch April 6th. I'm kind of in love with this one. It's got the grace of new beginnings written all over the designs. Sweet sweet.
Enjoy a creative and bright weekend, friends.
p.s. I love the photo above. It reminds me of my Papa who also plays the accordion. I think this is the new hip instrument because I was out and about and saw an adorable young guy playing one (really well). I was left smiling about it for hours...
Is anyone else experiencing a crazy amount of shifting and transitioning? I have no idea if these words are accurate for what's been all loony and surreal over the past few weeks, but there's no escaping it so I think the best way to move along is to share what I've learned so far.
1. Stop apologizing.
2. Nap more.
3. For a happy business and an even happier person, spend less time on the computer and more time designing and creating with the hands.
4. Old equation: 90% of my time goes to others' needs; 10% to my own. New equation (which takes practice): 90% of my experience is for care of my immediate life; 10% is for all else.
5. Acupuncture is awesome.
6. A sweet touch makes my heart flip (this isn't a new insight, but deserves to be shared.)
I hope your weekend has the gentlest amount of life altering goodness.
Or... Why I am so enthralled with everything cotton candy:
I have friends who just can't stand it and who can't understand it. Me... I like how it's airy and how it does this whole magical disappearing act in my mouth. It's there with all of its light textured awesomeness and then it melts into my tongue. Also it comes in trippy colors. Also it's all sugar. Which means this girl right here is crazy blissed out for a perfectly beautiful moment in time.