Saturday, January 7, 2012

Photofunia Fun!

CLICK ON ZEE PIC! He will come alive!

What can't you do with a smart phone? If you tell me there is something I may not believe it. Photofunia is a fun app for Android phones and it looks like they support other devices too. On Xmas day my fella, his pops and I went out for a propper BB gun shoot up in a local construction site with an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle! I managed to hit some targets too. Look out Annie Oakley. I also snapped a few pics on my phone to put this together. Brrrrr it was cold out. Being Canadian, we aren't exposed much to guns so for me this was a 'lil bit of fun. 

I stumbled upon this app on Halloween when I threw together a half assed western bandit costume. And one of my coworkers requested a photo. This is me in my office cubicle. Note the files and dry erase calendar in the background. Very wild west, I know ;-)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hey Howdy!

Street art around Yonge and Isabella, Toronto. Shot with my new Android phone ;-)

I have to say the majority of graffiti I see I don't like, I find it destructive and ugly. But once in a while I see something that makes me smile. Steve Powers equals great street art, check out a Maker Monday post at Janel Holiday Design for an interview with him including snappy photos from his series A love Letter For You.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Waiting for burrito

I'm so tired (care of the Toronto International Film Festival)'s a lil sketch I did while my fella and I waited for an hour and twenty minutes for our dinner to arrive! Can you believe it? Anyhow... to pass the time I just drew a meal all camp firey with baked beans, franks(veggie), biscuits and coffee. I just need a wooly plaid blanket to cuddle up on. Ahh zee camp fire Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thinking of my kitchen curtains

So, I've been thinking about making a new set of curtains for my kitchen for a while. The curtains I currently have are well fine, a very ecconomical black and white gingham, but don't really add much warmth visually or insulation wise. I guess I am trying to justify to myself spending a lot of money on buying fabric. But at the same time winter is coming and my kitchen, which isn't properly insulated or sufficiently heated, can use any help it can get in keeping the cold air out. I've had my eye on these fabrics from Full Swing Textiles for years. They certainly have some authentic looking mid century  designs in barkcloth. Now I certainly have several sets of curtains that I have made by reclaiming old barckcloth curtains and custom fitting them to my windows, but I've had to work around holes and fading and stains and soaking in Oxyclean and ripping out dirty old disintegrating liners. So its always nice to work with some fresh yardage after dealing with all that. Here is my kitchen (photo from my Covet Garden issue) 

For reference my kitchen paint colour is Sherwin Williams Burma Jade and was inspired by Seymour's apartment in Ghost World(Tee hee). Gawd I love that movie.

Below is the georgeous fabric from Full Swing Textiles I can see replacing the tired old flimsy gingham: Cabin Plaid - Black.

I'm thinking that Midnight in the Pines would make a great accent for a valance.

So for the project I need to spend about 200 bones to get the fabric for the kitchen curtains, not to mention the adjoining laundry room window which I could do at a later date. Eeeeee, think i will do it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Window Shopping

Who doesn't love window shopping (especially on the internet)?  Just thought I would share a little something that caught my eye today. I think that what draws me to this is that it reminds me of the jewellery pieces that I made in my past life as a goldsmith and at the same time appeals to my current "vintage" style and design sensibilities. Not to mention the surreal flair of the imagery. A very successful design in my opinion.

Friday, August 12, 2011

C'est Moi...

As a blogging noob I suppose this is an outfit post/self indulgent photo shoot...

These photos were taken on a HOT Toronto summer day by Sarah Thompson

Dress: 1950s vintage bought from Toronto Vintage Clothing Show
Belt: Came from World Sew in a heap of random belts
Shoes: Stone Ridge
Accessories: Too hot to wear, I could barely keep the belt on!

One of my favourite frocks! Though the dress really begs for an outdoor setting with a Mexican feel, some exotic flora and fauna, Toronto really doesn't offer that kind of scenery. Oh well! 

This one needs some photoshopping...

This is my effort to start doing oufit posts. Though the pro photography helped out with this one. Hopefully there will be more where this came from.


Friday, July 29, 2011

I am smitten...

for these darn cute cards from Rifle Paper Company. I stumbled across this company while flipping through a copy of BizBash at work. They have an ispiring collection of cards that I would love to buy a whole wack of. I am quite taken by the style and sesibility of the illustrations. Take a look!