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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Featured Artist::: Johnny Miller

Good Morning Lovers of Photography, Food, Real Simple, and all things pertaining to the holy name of Martha!

Today's post {{{which of course was supposed to be yesterday's post, our internet has been giving me some trouble}}} is about a fantastic photographer Johnny Miller. He has all the clients any commercial photographer would kill to get, including, as I mentioned above, Martha. He has such a wide range of subject matter in his portfolio its hard not to find at least one that you love. So here's the man of the hour:


















GORGEOUS. g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s. gorgeous.

If you like even one of those images you seriously HAVE to check out his website. There are hundreds more images. Now go and discover more beautiful things and report back here!

xoxo
Janee

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Thinking About This Case Has Become Very Uptight!

Good Morning Friends!

Hope you all have seen The Big Lebowski. If you haven't, well...lets just say you need to. Immediately.

After some consideration I have decided that I will be cutting my posts back to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday instead of doing them everyday. I'm doing this because I want to make sure I'm aiming for quality not quantity. I think I will be able to make better posts that are more worth your time this way. We don't want any cheesy, half-assed posts now do we?!?

Also, I'd LOVE to know if any of you have suggestions for things you would like me to post on; or if you have a favorite post I've already done so I can do more like it.

For now, here are some images that hopefully give you a little giggle or two:

{{{All photos courtesy of AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com}}}










Hope you all have a wonderful day!
xoxo
Janee

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lichen and Lament

Good Morning Friends,

Most of the time when I talk to people online they seem like mere figments of the internet. But some of you my dear readers are long time friends of mine; and some of you, although we've just met, I call my friends in real life as well. So I will be honest with you and tell you I am here today with deep sadness in my heart. For the last seven months or so The Beard and I have had big hopes and dreams and plans for what we thought was ahead. This weekend however, we received news that abruptly demolished those plans. It would seem that God has something else in mind for us, something we do not yet see. And although we are confident that God's plans are better than ours, there is still a time for sorrow.

These photos are from an adventure we went on this weekend. We had already heard the bad news, so it wasn't as fun as it would normally have been. But it was remarkably refreshing to be outside in the cold and the snow.

 
{{{This is where I was born and raised, and where I now live dangerously close to}}}

{{{This is what we did to drown our sorrows :)}}}


I hope you had a lovely weekend my friends. Also, I apologize to those of you whose blogs I am still behind on! I'm still trying to figure out how to manage all the blogs I read as well as come up with interesting topics for you to read :)

xoxo
Janee

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Good Haul

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I apologize once again for the delay in my post. However, by way of compensation, I have lots of inspiring images to share with you this week :)





Sources from top left to bottom right:::

1. Delicious Blueberry Pancakes
2. Asparagus
3. Bun Bun Portrait
4. Giant Knit Stools
5. Pillow Blanket
6. Thimble Terrariums
7. Rabbit Mobile
8. Rad Ring ;)
9. Spring-y Coasters
10. SO Romantic
11. The Anatomy of a Cupcake
12. The Sartorialist
13. Cozy Reading Nook
14. Cosmo in New Light
15. Tooling Around 1
16. Tooling Around 2
17. Lovely Breeze
18. Resurrection Fern Missing Pieces Stone
19. Milk Bottles
20. Vintage Terrarium
21. Gorgeous Kitchen Cabinet Filled with Lovelies 


And here are Greg and I in 40 years....
{{{Both images from The Sartorialist}}}

Happy Weekend Everyone!
xoxo
Janee

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Carving Mustaches and Tickle Spearing

What a Lovely Morning Friends!

I hope the weather is as lovely for you as it is for me! Its cool and cloudy here, just the way I like it :) If your wondering about the post title...you'll have to wait for an explanation. Mwahahaha.

Today I thought I'd do something new and share a poem from one of Greg and I's {{{is that bad grammar? who knows}}} favorite poets Wendell Berry. Today's poem is from A Timbered Choir, one of his books of poetry. It is from the 1991 section, number VIII.


VIII
What do the tall trees say
To the late havocs in the sky?
They sigh.
The air moves, and they sway.
When the breeze on the hill
Is still, then they stand still.
They wait.
They have no fear. Their fate
Is faith. Birdsong
Is all they've wanted, all along.


{{{Photo by Ansel Adams}}}

Isn't it lovely? Read it out loud to yourself. It might feel silly, but it sounds so beautiful when you hear the way the words flow together. Today I'm wishing I lived in an enchanted forest with tall trees and little birds singing all day long. But I do not dismay at where I am now either. I have been greatly blessed and I am thankful.

As for the post title... ;) Last night before bed Greg's mind fell asleep before his body did and the result was quite hilarious. He kept mixing up his words, for example, instead of saying "noticed" he said "norticed". He decided that he needed to "carve his mustache" in the morning. And have any of you seen on of these?
If you have, you'll understand, if you haven't, they are dangerous! Stay far, far away from them! He decided to "tickle spear" an unsuspecting me with it. Oh but I had my revenge. Death by tickle spear.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!
xoxo
Janee

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Featured Artist::: cai guo-qiang

Good Morning Art Appreciators!

This mornings artist is a man from the Fujian province in China. cai guo-qiang's most recent exhibition, Sunshine and Solitude, was in Mexico City where he displayed his "gun powder drawings". Yep you heard me right. They really are what they sound like too! He literally creates organized explosions to make the "drawings". Look, see??


Here are his finished pieces for Sunshine and Solitude:



And here are a few more "in process" photos:




Bomb digity. Well, almost. To see his other works visit his site. He has photos of another piece he did in China that looks really interesting also.

I hope you all have an explosively fun day!
xoxo
Janee