Friday, August 29, 2008


photo by Nick Brandt

this morning i dreamed of wild animals living in my back yard. there were all kinds. predator and prey were living in harmony. i was sitting at the window watching all of them. i was very happy.

then the dream (as usual) took an odd turn. in my house (of course this house was one i have never seen in real life) behind the futon was a young male lion. the futon had its back to the huge ceiling to floor window that i was looking out of and he was just lazily looking out of the window too.

we realized we should probably not be in the room with this lion (even though he was like our pet but we knew how unpredictable wild animals can be) so we tried to quietly sneak out. as we were shutting the door, he heard us and ran to the door. we were able to shut the door in time but now he could smell us and the dogs we have and he wanted out of the room.

the door had a big space under it and he could fit his paws and nose through. the whole family became scared that he would get out and try to eat us or our dogs and cats. frantically we hurried to put the cats and dogs in another room. naturally the dogs were going crazy and cherry (my poodle) managed to jump out of my arms. when she got to the door the lion was able to fit under the door bc he wanted her so bad. cherry ran very fast to me and then we were all trying to get the lion out the front door. lola (my other poodle) ran out the front door and the lion chased her.

luckily she was able to get away and the lion was sulking around the front yard looking for trouble just like the way mischievous cats can be. this is when i woke up.

i sure was happy looking at all my animals living peacefully in the backyard though. for the most part it wasnt like i was scared of the lion either. i just knew he was young and didnt understand and liked to play too rough sometimes. i just wanted to make sure everyone (including the lion) was ok.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

icing on my cake

you know, my bday is coming up. i would like these three posters:
they can be found here:


im starting a new project for funs. these little deer were the inspriration.

my film on these photos got exposed or something right out of the package. two packs of it. :(

my professor actually likes my idea of photographing what is not there. so i suppose that is what my senior thesis is going to be on!

ps. these are alos posted on my flickr.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

the happenings

took the kiddies to a LAME-O expo at shelby farms.

attempted the cake balls. tasted good, looked like a HOT MESS.

how is it that lola is the cutest rag-a-muffin ever to me?
ps.i am going to school for photography. i know how to take a good photo, but im constantly amazed at the crappy, out of focus, under/over exposed photos i post on here. oh well. i suppose this blog is for my enjoyment, not to be judged by the critic.
pps. i need a nice scanner really bad so i can upload my film/polaroids. :(

Friday, August 22, 2008

pablo neruda is so dreamy....

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straight forwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way." -p.n.

"I don't love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow, and the soul." -p.n.

i uploaded some new images on my flickr account. go have a look see. they are in my "out of doors" set. thanks!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

can anybody help a sista out?

photo by Nick Brandt

i have been wanting to photograph exotics for a VERY long time. i kinda got to a little bit with last sememsters project. (see my flickr for the pics) but i really want to get into it. seeing as i cant just hop on a train to the sahara or jungle or anything, i would like to visit the zoo. the type of photos i have in mind are close/detail shots. especially of elphants, hippos, and other large delightful creatures. are they not completely facinating and dont we all need to be more aware?

SO does ANYONE know ANYBODY in with zoo? keepers, vets, directors, whatever! i know if i could just talk with someone, they would maybe let me. (a girl can dream!) i mean, how does one get into the zoo circle? they are so exclusive.

help please.

a very long blog about CUPCAKES!!!!

so i think everyone knows about how much i love CUPCAKES. i recently found out about CUPCAKE LOLIPOPS. how fun is that? i have a few things planned this weekend and im pretty sure i will be taking some to at least one of them. *excitement*

i think this is the lovely lady who made these up:

im always trying to think of fun ways to fancy-up my cupcakes so this might have to be my next book purchase.

also, how is that i have not known about johnny cupcakes? this place looks like totally rad. look shana! its right by tarina tarantino, why didnt you tell me?

i think this shirt would look nice on me. thanks johnny cupcakes. please send me one.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

fall fever

shopping around, im getting the itch for fall. its my favorite time of the year! all the excitement of the upcoming holidays, crisp air, and fabulous fashions...

thinking of getting a coat like this for those windy days.-->


iv'e been reading water for elephants by sara gruen. its about an old man, the circus, and the adventures of life. also, an added treat (that i didnt know about when i purchased the book) is there are lots of old pics from circuses in the old days.
i recommend.

Friday, August 15, 2008

the difference between want and need.

im pretty sure i NEED this:

it can be found at:
anyone want to help me out with that? i dont know if i will survive with out it. :P
i saw it in the september issue of DOMINO. its in the fabulous home of designer matthew williamson. this issue seems to be extra good with beautiful designs.

ps. i finally purchased a pro account on flickr. soooo i have tons more pics that most of you havent seen before, all neatly separated into sets. have a look see, and let me know what you think! my fickr is the first icon on the side bar.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

i wanna be friends with....

....the owner of these two flickr accounts. im really enjoying them.

lights, camera, transaction

Make all forget that they're the moth
Edging in towards the flame
Burning to obscurity
Still and transfixed
The electric sheep are dreaming of your face

"talk show on mute" -incubus

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

i miss..

with its pet friendliness
and sacher tortes

oh my!

some wonderful things going on here:

Monday, August 11, 2008

capture memphis

the newspaper is doing a contest for a coffee table book with photos by memphians. i have submitted some and will submit more. go and vote for me! if you decide to submit, let me know and i will vote for you too! here is my link:

or you can click the pic montage on the side bar!


Friday, August 8, 2008

lunch today

i was having indecision as to what to eat for lunch so i just went to the grocery to see what i could find. when i walk in they have all these lovely flowers for like $2 a bunch! so of course i had to buy a couple. i pick these beautiful gladiolas. but, houston we have a problem! i dont have a big HUGE vase to put them in. opps. so here i am trying to shove all these big, tall flowers in this tiny pitcher. haha. so bc they kinda spread out its like they are taking up the whole living room. oh well.

its a good day anyway.

forktailed flycatcher

i made this for my granny's birthday.
i want to practice illustrating more. i still would like to try the project idea of doing illustrations on photographs. i really like the style they had in art nouveau posters. it seemed like everything was done with a hard outline and lightly filled. i have always adored Mucha, so i guess i want to strive toward that.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

i wanna be friends with...

this cat----> jean jullien.
looks like nothing but good times.------------------------>
lets move to france.

this is so beautiful to me------->


resolution: buy a lot more books and a lot less stuff......and then color code them.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this room. i want a cozy reading room.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

now we heart vampires

hmm. i guess this attributes to the content of the books i've been reading but there are vampires everywhere!

for the first time ever, i want to have cable so i can watch this series--->
and whats going on with this drink? im pretty sure its alcoholic but im confused.--->
(ok i found out this is a fake promo for the true blood series for HBO)
finally, still enjoying the twilight series with the last book breaking dawn.---->