Thursday, May 27, 2010

Off to Sasquatch Festival...

Sorry for the late post today. I'm getting ready to head up to Washington this weekend for the Sasquatch Music Festival. I've got my hippie clothes packed and my Camp Smartypants suitcase loaded with goods to sell from our campsite. I'm excited for a full weekend of camping, fun, friends, and music. Hopefully it doesn't rain!

I also spent a little time this afternoon thrifting. Here is what I found...

PS. I will get back to Portland late on Tuesday, so I hope to see you all next Wednesday with some photos/stories from my festival adventure! Have a great Memorial Day weekend! See you next week :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Inspiration Wednesday

I've been having some major style crushes lately. Here are some of my favorites...
(Oh Joy)
(Vera Vague)
(BD Leather Designs)
(Peacock Feathers)
(Lune Vintage)
(The Dainty Squid)

I'm also excited for Red Velvet Summer Camp. Their photos for this class are soo cute and the projects look like a lot of fun. Class registration starts today at noon!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Artist of the Day: Takashi Iwasaki

I am totally digging the work of Takashi Iwasaki. Born in Japan in 1982 and currently residing in Canada. I am (of course) in love with his use of color and the sweet playfulness of his work. I especially love the different mediums he uses. From painting and collage to embroidery, his abstract works are stunning, yet accessible.

Check out more of Takashi's work on his website.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

My Own Ideas Blog

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend. I just wanted to let you know about a new blog I am contributing to. It's called My Own Ideas and is published by a local Portland company called, My Own Labels. They've just posted a fun tutorial I created on how to make some cute garland for decorating your home for a special occasion. Definitely check out their website, I will be contributing craft tutorials monthly!

Mood Monday: The Color Purple

Purple is royalty. It exudes class, power, passion, sensuality and luxury. It is a mysterious color associated with both nobility and spirituality. Purple is the color of mourning for widows in Thailand and was the favorite color of Cleopatra in Egypt. Historically, purple was so difficult and expensive to produce that it could only be worn by the wealthy. Creative people, especially artists and designers are said to love purple. Also, people tend to get less work done in purple rooms because the color encourages daydreaming. (reference) (reference).

Purple reminds me of the Cheshire Cat...

Dark Chocolate M&M's...



Bohemian Royalty...

Hope you all have a great week! Brought to you by the color purple...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Inspiration Wednesday

I'm finally starting to get excited about going to Sasquatch, a 3-day music festival at The Gorge Amphitheater. I bought my tickets back in January and now it's almost time to gather my hippie clothes and camping gear and head up to Seattle, where I will be meeting up with friends and then heading to the Gorge. In honor of the festival, I thought I'd share some summer festival inspiration. Enjoy!
(Smoke and Sassafrass)
(Bohemian Shoebox)
(Everything Style)
(Smoke and Sassafrass)
(Summer Teeth)
(Bohemian Shoebox)
(Owl's Nest)
(Strange Eyes)
(Bleubird Vintage)
(Owl's Nest)
(Smoke and Sassafrass)
(Magic In My Eyes)
(Free People)
(Free People)
(Sister Golden Hair)
(Bleubird Vintage)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Artist of the Day: Virginia Fleck

This week I couldn't help but share the work of Virginia Fleck. She creates these beautiful mandalas using plastic bags! I am amazed by her work...

Check out more of her work on her website.
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