for one night only, the orangerie at the palace of versailles turns into an open-sky, fanciful ballroom and an extravagant marie antoinette-inspired masked ball. everyone dresses up, and masks are required, and there is even a section reserved for the night’s aristocrats (or those who have the special “casanova” wristbands).
i have always had a special place in my heart for marie antoinette, and the 2006 movie by sofia coppola took my breath away. so you can see why i would love to grab my best girlfriends and head for the carnaval! these pictures, from the cherry blossom girl capture the evening perfectly, and i really want to attend this party.
the party starts at midnight and they stay up and watch the sunrise. just the idea of seeing the sunrise at the palace makes my heart skip a beat . . .
view the full post from the cherry blossom girl here and here.
i have to be honest, i’m at the scariest point in my life right now. you might have guessed this by now, but i’m scared about not knowing where we’ll end up moving, scared that i’ll never find the career path that makes me happy, scared to be too far from the familiar. while all of the scary stuff happens, i have to admit, its a little bit exciting to peek into this new chapter of my life, and see where all of this takes me.
but these are such lovely, earthly collections, and it takes my fears away just a little bit.
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
John Homer Miller
mary oliver sure has a way with words. this quote is something i have hanging up above my desk. something that keeps me motivated, and a constant reminder of why i love to blog. image found here.
postcards, vintage dresses, web design, photography, and a whole shop to boot, the two sisters that make up the weaverhouse have got it going on! they are launching their brand new adventure, and this video is our sneak peek into what they have cookin’ . . . i must say, this is something i should keep my eye on. with my sights set on owning a shop someday, and continuing to create art, watching these ladies work their magic might be good for me to figure out what it is that i’d like to venture forward on.
The Weaver House // Official Promo from The Weaver House on Vimeo.
i love the styling of this image, but more than that, i love the textiles in this image. that bold black & white stripe is too good to be true!
image via proud mary.
i really admire artists who can do many different things, much like debbie carlos. i first noticed her prints and posters, like the perfect twist (which happens to be my favorite!) she has successfully added two etsy shops full of her own creations. i hugely admire that!
but now i’m really enjoying her jewelry line, AHC. debbie carlos lives in chicago, but thanks to etsy, you can purchase her jewelry from anywhere! here are a few of my favorites . . .
i was totally inspired by this photo the instant i saw it.
i love seeing an artist in their workspace, even though that isn’t what this photograph is about! (oops!) its kind of nice when anybody can look at a photograph and take away something completely different from everyone else.
photo by leslie williamson, for the janezic lookbook.
the inspiration is ever flowing
just what i needed to see . . .
following your dreams can be a little bit scary. i’m not complaining, because i am very lucky to be where i am right now. but i am feeling a little bit nervous . . . i chose to concentrate my art degree on ceramics. i’ll never regret that decision. working with clay has made me a happy little girl! i never want to stop working in clay. and i’ve already made the commitment to myself to keep doing this for the rest of my life. but have i picked the right path? because i’m finding new interests all the time, and starting to question, what do i want to do? will i be able to support myself doing what i love? should i plan for something else instead?
all i want to do is make things that speak to someone else’s personal style. i want to make things that other people want to have in their homes and live with. that’s what feels best about what i do.
but here my shop opened on december 2 of 2011 and i’ve only made 6 sales in 4 months. sure, i’m proud that i even opened the shop, but i had higher expectations for the amount of sales i would have made. i feel like i should be better at this.
but, i’m slowly learning that this is just how i’ll be starting out. it doesn’t have to be forever, and it can only get better.
but i know one thing; i’m not going to give up. and i should probably make a reminder similar to this one, and hang it up.