This weekend my mom and my best friend threw me the most lovely shower. Just a simple affair at my parents' house with a handful of female relatives and girlfriends. We played silly games, talked about weddings and babies, I opened so many overwhelmingly generous gifts. And oh the food... my mom did it almost entirely vegetarian in my honor... we had tea sandwiches, veggie lasagna, quiche, fruit, salads and many other finger foods. Everything was delicious. And we finished it off with tea and tiramisu. She knows what I like...
Tim keeps asking what my dress looks like, and it gets bigger and more ridiculous with each description. Now it's to the point where I describe the poof starting at my neck and flowing out from there into a giant white pyramid. He was laughing out loud while watching me draw this the other night in Illustrator. Our laughter is good at this stressful moment. It makes me stop thinking about the murder/suicide I've contemplated several times this month. Just kidding! Sort of.
I don't love the quality of this image (a little grainy and definitely not the best focus) but I just love the image. Took this back in November, while we waited for our delayed flight to Miami in Newark Airport. Tim sat patiently reading a magazine while these British biddies complained about everything.
Tim left for San Fran this morning for work, so it seemed an appropriate choice.
It's been an insane week for me... going into work early and staying late almost everyday... I'm part of a huge special project in addition to all my regular work... plus wedding planning on top of all that. So I've got zero creative energy today. But I figured I'd post what I've been working on.
Above is the cover of the Explore Montclair guide that I'm co-designing. Our paper teamed up with a hyper-local blog to produce this special section. It's getting a fair amount of attention at the exploding newsroom, on Baristanet itself, and even from the likes of Jeff Jarvis.
Looking forward to wrapping this up next week. Should make for a nice finished piece. Sometimes the most insane weeks are also the most productive.
I want to use Everyday in May to experiment with the free textures and frames available on Flickr.
I've been inspired by seeing this kind of shots from the lovely GatoProspero.
And I love what Whitney at UGC did with this one.
The frame above is from NinianLif and makes the photo feel like a musty, dog-eared old postcard.