Friday, December 21, 2007

Holidays 2007

You would think the holiday break would leave me with more time to type out some snappy posts. I have discovered it is also a great time for a break from the computer. Mark and I have great plans for new Tealtown designs, but I think they can wait until after the first of the year.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Picking up the pizza

"Do you think that's Parker Comics, as in Peter Parker?"

"Maybe. Or it is Parker Comics, as in the guy who owns it is named Parker."

"Yeah. Or maybe it is Parker Comics, as in Peter Parker."

Monday, December 17, 2007

Road Trip Conversations

"If you loved me you wouldn't punch me in the face."

"Well if you loved me you wouldn't make me feel bad about myself."

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I do

Last night I fell asleep on the sofa while I was reading. When I woke up Mark had left me a love note on top of my book.

He is my Mr. Darcey, Fox Mulder, and Price Charming all rolled up in to one.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Flickr love

If I remember correctly Cormac Phelan was the first person to add me as a contact on flick way back when I got my pro account and started taking it seriously. Lately I have slipped, but that is only because this semester was strictly film and I knew if I carried both my D80 and film camera around I would only take pictures with the D80. But now the semester if over and I am free to use whatever I want. There should be steady updates to my flickr account coming soon.

Anyway, back to Mr. Phelan. He has been doing some amazing things with his Lomo camera lately. I too have a Lomo L-CA, unfortunately it never worked. It was used and a gamble when I bought it, now it is just a nice display for my vintage camera shelf in the kitchen. The images are making me think about trying to get it fixed.

This is how I want my dreams to look

And it turns out that he lives in Dublin. He even has a whole set of Dublin pictures. Mark and I maybe headed there next summer and I really don't know anything about the city or the country. These pictures help.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hard Ass

This is another thing I had a thing for this semester in Photography. Michael and I would go out to random places, he would jump like a bastard and I would take pictures of it. This was the first thing that I have ever gone back to more than once. Usually when I have an idea I go out shoot it once and then be done with it. This time my professor encouraged me to stick with it through the semester. These images compared to the first ones I took of Mike jumping around don't even look like the same person took them. I think this is going to be something I am going to continue with, probably not with Mike. But messing with what photography can do, experimenting with stopping time in weird places. If there are any freestyle walkers in the Cincinnati area that would like some photos for your portfolio, or just for fun I will do it for freezies.


I kinda had this thing with this huge Christmas decoration for a while. I shot about a roll and a half of me around town in this ball for my photography final. I wish the stupid thing to hang it up with wasn't on there. I love the way the way it distorts lines. And I guess a big part of it goes back to my deep interest in what is going on behind the camera. What is happening all around the picture, or how the artist works in their studio. I didn't really like how the actual photos turned out, but I liked the idea.

Monday, December 10, 2007

After dinner conversation

"Did you just call me booger?"

"No. But I am going to from now on."

Saturday, December 8, 2007

More Holiday Traditions

Fall semester is so close to being over. I am going to have time to do things like watch movies again. There are a couple movies that I have to watch every Christmas and lately I will stop whatever I am doing and have a longing deep within my soul to be snuggled in with Mark enjoying them.

My all time favorite is The Muppet Christmas Carol. The older I get the more I realize how much I love the Christmas Carol story, and a little Kermit makes everything better.

Love Actually. For some reason everyone seems to love the scene where Keira Knightly answerers the door to the guy with a series of signs professing his love for her. Eh. My favorite is when Colin Firth dives in the lake with the maid and neither one can understand the other.

Elf. I watch this movie for one line.

"Buddy the Elf. Whats your favorite color?"

The Family Stone. This one is a brand new one. Mark has been with me since this tradition started so this one is special in a different way. I guess a more grown up way.

Surf, Sun, and Paint

I have always envied the surfer lifestyle. Who wouldn't? I absolutely love Andy Davis' art. It gives me the rare opportunity to be pulled in to the surfer way of life, even I only get it for a little bit I love the sensation.

He even has a clothing line. Very cool.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

We are now eligible fo win free lunches!

I finally got around to making some buisness cards for our little shop yesterday. We are both pretty excited about them, and I think they turned out way better than I thought they would. I made one single sided one, and another with two sides.



Crimson tow'rs against the sky

It started snowing last night while we were in the architecture studio trying to get our bridge together so we all could go home and get some sleep. The campus looked so peaceful and settled as we walked back to our car at 2:30am. I think it was my first moment of true pride because I was am a Miami Student. The snow kept falling until about noon today.

Here is Mark groggily waiting for the bus.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Etsy Love

Check it out! Our first ever spotlight! QuirkynBerkeley has posted a little sumin, somethin' over at her blog about our little Etsy shop!

I am seriously considering getting this awesome "Teeny Tin Christmas Envelopes" from her shop. I think they are awesome and oh so cute!

UPDATE: Bought em!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Yay for Photography Majors!

11 hours of lab time
(that I can remember)
A little over 6 and a half hours shooting
(At an average of 40 minutes per one roll of film)
The hours and hours of creative thinking it takes to come up with an idea.

= Final Project done

Saturday, December 1, 2007


Tonight was my side of the families annual decorating the tree night. Some years ago my Mom and Dad decided they wanted to make a tradition out of making a huge deal out of decorating the tree. The day includes picking out the tree, getting it home, a feast and then the decorating of the tree. The menu always includes Roast Beef, Crab Legs or Lobster and baby Cokes. This year Mom, because she knew how much Mark loves them, added in cheesy potatoes. It was truly wonderful. We did have a little mishap at the beginning of the meal where Dad knocked over his coke in to my cheesy potatoes with the basket of Crab Legs. I saw it coming and could do nothing but make a stupid face as the holy trinity of our Christmas tree decorating night collided together in to my plate. Dad rescued his coke and I mopped it out of my potatoes and all was well again.
We did have to drive back to school tonight because of the huge amount of work we both have to get done, but having a break to enjoy family and good food helped. Plus! When I got home there was a message in my in box congratulating me that someone had bought a Teal Town original Silhouette Scarf! Every sale we make is exciting, but for me this was completly my own creation. I told Mark what I wanted to do and he made the screen for me, but it was my idea from step one to the end. Everything else on the site I have only helped him create.

This scarf was all me and someone liked it enough to buy it! Today turned out pretty good if you ask me.