Alyssa Nassner = delicious

stumbled upon the website of Alyssa Nassner and fell in love. She is a super talented illustrator and pattern designer, and I found myself getting lost in her body of work. Its cute and clean lined, and pleasing on the eyeballs. I loved these craft inspired illustrations..

As I said earlier, she is also an extremely talented pattern designer, and there are a lot of great images on her site, but i fell in love with these stationary/paper good designs. The row of houses reminds me of Brooklyn, and the colors she uses in general are pure eye candy.

I Walked

As a born and raised New Yorker, walking (fast preferably) has always been something I am used to. And before moving down south for college, I hadn’t even really thought of any other way to get around, not even by bicycle. As soon as I got to Savannah bicycle is what I did, that is, until I got in a series of debilitating bicycle accidents that have probably scared me away from the two wheeled machines forever. That began my serious walking, which luckily was easy in a city as small as Savannah, and I could always get anywhere in the city within 45 minutes on my feet. After moving back to New York, I realized how much the subway actually takes away from the walking exercise I felt like I was getting down in the dirty dirty.

SO. Now, on my little visit down here I find myself walking again, especially when Herbie is away at work, and I am too scared to get on his fancy hipster fixed gear. My walk today took me from Ardsley Park to The Sentient Bean, about 30 minutes, and heres some snappies I took along the way.

Balloon Fair...love it

Speaking of

I have been hearing a lot about Patti Smith’s novel Just Kids, and am now officially convinced that I must buy it, thanks to the Free People blog entry, just kids – part one. I always love the photos they have on their entries as well. And the quotes picked out are great.

So although I have yet to read this book, I have always been a big reader and collector of quotes. Every book I read seems to be covered in dog ears, underlines and highlighter. I will even buy books that I have already read through lending and libraries in order to massacre them in this way. My notebooks always have random quotes scrawled in the edges and over images. When I was a hostess at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in Savannah, I would write them down on a waitress pad, and now have an endless pile of waitress pages filled with excerpts of whatever I was reading at the time. Anyway, this is me saying that I must find a way to reuse these words that obviously meant something to me when I jotted them down. Savannah is such an inspiring place, but I kind of can’t wait to get back to my studio in Brooklyn, and make all these ideas a reality.

"Real and unreal, beautiful and strange. It got me high as a kite, but it didn't last long enough, it ended too soon and left nothing behind.' 'That's the way it is with dreams, they're the perfect crime." - Tom Robbins

"Some things you never forgot. She had come to believe that the very things the practical world dismissed as ephemera-things like songs and moonlight and kisses-were sometimes the things that lasted the longest. They might be foolish, but they defied forgetting. And that was good. That was good." -Stephen King

Maybe, some kind of quote a day project? Let me know if you have any ideas for how I can utilize this collection of mine.

<3 <3 <3

After a long day at work, he comes home and does more work. I did have dinner ready for him when he got here, but I suppose my yummy spaghetti carbonara needed to be supplemented by vanilla yogurt…oh well.

Notebook Peeks

There are some full scans of notebook pages and spreads that I am going to share with everyone this week, but until I get that up, here are some sneaky peeky photos of what some of it looks like. Now on to vanilla heath bar crunch ice cream.

Some Goodies

So as I am embarking on this journey into the virtual world, and trying to build a presence with my work in general, I thought it would be a good idea to start with work that I already have up my sleevies. Heres a glimpse of some of the goodies I will have up on my Etsy, and just up for sale in general once everything is going going going..which will be very soon.