Here's a couple more shots from this past Summer (I know I'm just a tad bit late here...) that I took with a Mini Diana and some from Tahoe.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Here is the second installment of pictures I promised. First set is from a visit to the Caleveras State Park to see the giant Redwoods...and when I say giant... I mean the fathers of all trees!
The last photo is from the Treasure Island Flea which I participated in June.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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Saturday, July 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I caught this candid photo today after doing a little shoot for some of the totes I made last week. The jaw dropping little girl is our Siberian Husky named Canela, which is Spanish for Cinnamon.
I wasn't going to share the photos of the totes till I got them all sorted out, but I couldn't resist when I saw this one. More to come soon!!
I'll be posting some up in the Y not Roar Shop soon
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I recently hit a sewing rut. My motivation seemed to have run away. But then I came across This Tutorial through Martha Stewart's site and it was as if I had been struck by lighting. I used to do basic screen printing with a Speedball kit, but it began to be a hassle every time I wanted to print something different since I only had the one screen. According to the tutorial, all you need are picture frames and window sheers and voila! You've got a couple of fresh screens to print with!! Oh the possibilities!
Six screens later...
After a lot of trial and error, I've found that you really should follow the directions word for word and not try to take any shortcuts (or you could end up with something like crooked screens...). It was well worth destroying a perfectly good window sheer...even though in the end I ended up buying actual screen printing fabric. But in a bind, I think that a window sheer is decent. Another tip is to look for a thick, durable frame and avoid thin, flimsy frames.
In the end I am super excited to be able to have different designs to print with all at once instead of having to spend an hour trying to clean the screen of screen fluid in order to print something else.
Here are one of my screens that are waiting to be filled in with filler. The line is one I fell in love with from Godard's Pierrot le fou. I'll post more when I finish a test run of these babies!
(scene from Pierrot le fou via here)
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I took another trip to my hiking spot the weekend before last, but unfortunately it wasn't to hike. I had actually planned on making it a hike with friends, but that morning as I was packing I ended up spraining one of my toes! I was completely bummed because I had been anticipating the trip for days before! Nevertheless, I didn't cancel the trip. Just the hike. My sweet sister (below) helped me walk around as we visited Mt. Tamalpais (which is my favorite hiking place and is located north of San Francisco).
It's always a risk when we go because the weather likes to change at the drop of a hat up there. On the clearest of days you can see San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from the top. On others, everything down below seems to be covered in a blanket of clouds. Which still happens to make for spectacular views.
After tackling the mountain, we also took a quick trip down to Muir Beach (also pictured in my last post).
It's always nice to take advantage of where you live and explore the nature that surrounds us. And if I were allowed to plop a tent up on top of that mountain, I would :). How amazing would it be to wake up to that view everyday?
*For a clear view from the top, compare with the post on May 2nd. Specifically the last picture.
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