Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dainty* Handcrafted...Finally

A few months ago Dain of Dainty* Handcrafted and I got together for a huge shoot for her new spring line of handcrafted headbands and accessories. This is the second season I've shot for her and I love doing it every time. Her work is fresh and original and very fun to wear. (I know because I have quite a few pieces of my own.) I absolutely love how these came out and can't wait for her next major update to do this again. You can find Dainty* here and her shop here. We were waiting for the shop update to do a big reveal, so I'm excited to finally be able to share these with you. I had a hard time narrowing down to a couple favorites, so enjoy about 16 instead... :)

Happy Sunday!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Snail Mail

My new business cards came in the mail today, I just ordered them Sunday and they were supposed to take 10-14 days. So this was a nice little surprise. Still waiting on the postcards I ordered, with any luck they'll come tomorrow or Monday.

I'll hopefully be back tomorrow morning with a couple posts that are well over due.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Autumn de Wilde is brilliant.

So I've always been a huge huge fan of most everything photographer Autumn de Wilde does. She's one of the few artists working in the music industry whom I really believe creates unique images. She doesn't just take pictures, she creates them. Images that are both creative and insightful to what the music she's representing is really about. She is fun, very quirky and young. And I find everything she does very inspiring. Her most famous images are probably those of Elliot Smith and Beck. Autumn is also the mastermind behind a huge group of other artists as well including but not limited to Death Cab, Rilo Kiley, Fiona Apple, Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins, The White Stripes, She and Him etc etc. Basically she is brilliant. I came across this video on her myspace today and wanted to share it. I especially love her description of it.

"So I spent a couple of days in Nashville recently. Got this idea to put 8ft mirrors in the forest and delve into the surreal compartment of my brain. The guys have a similar compartment in theirs and by the end of the day we had abandoned reality and redefined right, left, front and back. Perhaps I have talked to my old friend E one too many times about his father's Parallel Universe Theory. The forest will never look the same to us. I want to bring my mirrors with me everywhere now. An Indonesian fortune teller whispered in my ear, and The Hanged Man was dealt to us in more places than you might think. The search for understanding sometimes ends upside-down so the search is on my friends.... tell me what you have found.
Autumn d.W."

I really wish I had thought of this. Enjoy.

Old Enough from Miky Wolf on Vimeo.

What do you think? Any other photographers who think and shoot like this I should check out?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Puppy Love

This is Daisy. She's our house guest from now until Sunday while a friend is out of town. I already have puppy fever pretty bad, and she's just going to cause it to increase 100x. Isn't she gorgeous?! She's only about a year old so she is still super active and a cuddle machine. We're already so in love. I'm very excited for a puppy filled weekend. Be back later with most likely a million pictures of her. Those honey brown eyes beg to be photographed :)

Puppy Love

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekend Love (plus some self portraits)

These last few weekends in San Diego have been sort of amazing. The weather has been nice and warm and sunny. Our windows and door have been open and the birds have literally been chirping all day. Our new apartment has an amazing yard and we've been taking full advantage of it. There has been a noticeable increase in how much literature I've been reading too, which seems positively correlated to the wonderful light our new place gets. We had friends over this Friday night and last. Bought a nice grill, make some yummy potatoes and
veggie kabobs and tofu fingers. Not to mention my favorite salad which is so simple and delicious: Baby spinach, strawberry slices and crumbled goat cheese with a little bit of Trader Joes sweet poppy seed dressing. It just tastes like summer!

Anyway it was a great relaxing weekend But I still managed to get some work done. I designed some new business cards and promo cards today (below) that I'm very excited to get printed. And Friday I played around with some new equipment and did a mini self portrait shoot. I normally wouldn't post pictures of myself, but I really like the way these came out, and I'm in a very sharing mood.
Anyone else have an amazing weekend? I feel like most my weekends from here on out will be just as great. There seems to be this positive energy in my new apartment thats just constantly flowing all throughout and I couldn't be happier. Anyway, I'll leave you with some pictures and the wish for a great week ahead. The last one is my favorite so scroll down!

Thanks for looking, Goodnight!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just for fun.

I'm in a really random mood today so figured a bunch of random facts about me would be fun to write. So here you go:

My 5 favorite songs lately:

Left Coast- Matt the Electrician
Home- Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zero's
Trapeze Swinger-Iron and Wine
High School Walls- Derek Evans

This is us - Mark Knofpler and Emmylou Harris

(ok that was 6 sorry)

5 Things I've been craving lately:
Orange juice
Dark Chocolate
Peanut butter and jelly
Delicious Quinoa burgers

5 Things I did last weekend:

Survived an earthquake haha

Went thrifting with Dain

Played tennis

Took a bubble bath

Did a really fun shoot with Derek (see post below)

5 Things I wish I could do this weekend:

Go to CT to see my family, friends and dog
Buy a new camera
Find the perfect kitchen table
Plant a little garden in my new yard
Go swimming in a lake

5 Goals I have yet to accomplish from new years:

Go running 5 days a week

Sew myself a sundress

Practice more Yoga

Save money

Write more snail mail to friends and family.

5 Places I’d Like to Travel to soon:

The Redwoods
Costa Rica
Spend a month in CT
Go back to Australia

5 Things Im looking forward to:

Seeing lots of friends this weekend

Going to New Orleans in May

My Birthday

Lots of lazy days at the beach

Spending every single day with Derek.

Tell me 5 random things about you, and maybe I'll send you something fun.

Have a happy sunny weekend!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Derek and I want to live in a tree house (Image Heavy)

There are a million things I love about my boyfriend. But one of my favorite things is that he enthusiastically agrees there would be nothing better than to live in a tree house, in a remote location, with little to no cell reception and birds and deer as neighbors. Not to say we don't like people or the energetic buzz of the city life, because we do. I think we've both just to come to realize how much better it feels to be surrounded by clean fresh air, and trees so tall they make you feel insignificant to the world. This is a world I grew up in. Playing house with acorns and berries in the roots of big trees. I know that is why the heart of me wants to get back there. I haven't pinpointed the exact source of Derek's desire. But I think its just because he has an old soul like me.

Anyway, Derek is in the process of recording a new album. A lot of the songs, while not intentionally so, touch on this topic. Not all in a extremely obvious way, and maybe its just more apparent to me because I know what all the lyrics really mean. So it just seemed natural to do the artwork for the album in the same fashion. We've actually done a few shoots already and while I won't disclose the exact images we are going to use, I will share a few. These Images are some of my favorite from the most recent segment that we shot over the weekend. It was hard for me to choose just a few favorite so I decided to make this an image heavy post. Here goes:

Good Night

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dainty* Interview

I wanted to stop by quick to let you know my good friend Dain of Dainty* HandCrafted was interviewed the other day here:

Its a fun little interview filled with tid bits about Dain and where you can find all of her beautiful handmade headbands. I've been working with her a lot to get her spring line done, and there are a few pictures on there from our latest shoot. As soon as I'm done with the last batch her new website will be ready to launch. And I should be done with them tonight, so you should keep your eyes open! Shes also doing a really fun giveaway via the interview so you should definitely go check it out. That is, if you like awesome things, if not don't bother.

I'll be back later tonight with a full post with lots of new pictures, just wanted to send a quick hello! The post was scheduled for last night but I got a bit distracted when the whole city started quaking and didn't stop. I think thats a pretty good excuse :)

See you soon,