Hope all your nights were lovely and spooky!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This past weekend Richard and I decided to slip out of the city for the day and head over to Deep Cove. Since we don't have a car, it is a bit of a trek which admittedly almost changed our mind, but I'm so glad we did it! The bus ride over there is lovely, and quite relaxing, and the day was so perfect for a day in the cove! We've decided that we need to do something like this every couple of weeks, otherwise it is just too easy to get caught up in all the business and get frustrated and stressed, you know? Also, being able to relax and spend the day together away from normal life was really great to brainstorm and get excited about new creative ideas. We visited Room 6, which is so cute and chocka with handmade goodness. I picked myself up the latest Uppercase and some Blue Sky Alpaca, while Richard scored a Louis Riel button! After that, we found a little track (although perhaps not a real one...) that wound its way through the forest and along the water, so we walked, chatted amongst all the mossy trees. Sadly our camera battery was dying, but I did manage to get a few shots of all the beautiful colours and textures we saw. The light was so blue and eerie, I loved it!
Of course we finished off the day with some donuts from Honeys, that every single person (stranger or not) told me to go to when I mentioned our mini-trip. The were huge, doughy and most definitely did not disappoint!
I hope all your weeks are going well so far, anyone got any exciting plans for Halloween? I'm beside myself with excitement as I get to carve my very first pumpkin tonight! The apple cider is hot, pumpkin cupcakes are laid out and now I'm just waiting on some lovelies to join me for a carving party!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The theme for this week was 'On the shelf'. Here is our record shelf (ok, shelves), jam packed full. Sadly not all the records make it onto the shelf as we long ago ran out of room and am somehow unable to stop buying more. Aside from of course the record listening, something I really love about records is seeing them just like this. Spines all pressed tight together, there colours making patterns from afar.
What's on your shelf? You can see some more shelves by heading over here!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Secondly, I'm still totally lagging behind on that shop update sadly, but I've been having real trouble with the product photography and just generally being frustrated with our camera. I did snap that shot up there tonight though, partly to show you some of our new work (that's our new chalkboard size, 14"!) and partly because I'm loving the cozy light of our apartment at the moment. Its getting darker much earlier now, and we mostly use lamps to light up our place as the warm yellow glow is such so much more homey. Now that I've pulled my sweaters out, sitting here with the heat on and a belly full of thanksgiving* food & wine, with hot tea next to me, I'm rather content.
Happy Monday, friends.
* Thanksgiving is a bit of a new experience for me, as it isn't a holiday that is celebrated in New Zealand. While we have a lot to be thankful for in the present, a warm house, steady employment, food, etc I do find the idea of being 'thankful' for what is colonialism and eventually the huge genocide of First Nations peoples extremely problematic.
Friday, October 9, 2009
So, while I am definitely going to be taking Lauren's advice in pt. 2 of her post about helping to stay organised and balanced (especially the twitter one, how easy that can become overwhelming) one of the most important things I've learnt from my thinking, discussing and reading Lauren's blog posts, is letting go. Both letting go of thing I don't actually have to be doing (but have made up in my head that I should be, or that I have taken on but secretly don't actually want to be doing) and also letting go of the worry when things don't all get done. I really want to be living in the present (hippy-ish, I know) much more than I have been and enjoying the day to day rather than getting uptight about what is or isn't getting done.