Over the course of the election and beyond, I've come across some really great art work inspired by (now) President Obama (I love saying that!). Unfortunately, most of it was out of our price range, or sold out before I even had a chance to think about buying it. Enter "Design for Obama", where you can not only find tons of great posters (and some that are, well...not so great), but they are all free for you to download and print. Yup. Not too shabby. These are just a few of my favorites.
I spent Saturday afternoon hanging out with the beautiful and very talented Wendy and her adorable puppy Charlie. After some chatting and catching up, we went fabric shopping (step one of me getting over my fear of sewing...and of fabric shops), and stopped at an unexpected garage sale in her neighborhood. I found an old Kodak instant camera, and some amazing old books. The first two are from 1903 and 1905, and the Painters Encyclopedia has some amazingly beautiful writing in it (which I can't read very well). I also found some great old childrens books to add to our ever growing collection. Thanks for a fun day Wendy!
...I got our holiday cards designed, printed, cut, stamped, addressed, and in the mail. And it's only January 12th!
See how I try to be optimistic about this?
I normally don't make any new year resolutions, but maybe I should have made one: to get the holiday cards out BEFORE the holidays this year. We'll see.
One of my favorite times of the year is when all of the new and beautifully done calendars are released. I always have a hard time choosing just one and wonder if it's obsessive to have a different one up in every room of my house (probably). Last year I went with the beautiful letterpressed calendar from Linda and Harriett (seen here) which I adored. There must be something about their work that speaks to me because after looking at over 40 different choices, I went with their 2009 calendar. And I couldn't be happier (plus, they have amazing customer service. Quick and very personable).