Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Simply Beautiful

A few days ago I was introduced to Boxcar Press. I instantly fell in love. Take a look at this video and tell me you haven't fallen in love too. Everything they make and do is beautiful. Here are a few examples from their portfolio - 

I love everything about letterpress. I love the thickness and texture of the paper, I love the indentions made from the printing plate, I love how elegant a simple letter pressed piece can be. I want to learn everything about letterpress. I want to visit Boxcar Press's studio in upstate New York. I may even want to work there. I just can't get enough of them!

Hopefully you have a new love now as well.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Miss Goose

I have the sweetest, cutest, most spoiled dog in the world. Her name is Holly - except I call her Goose most of the time. Actually, she has a lot of names - Holly, Goose, Miss Goose, Goosie Goo, Missy Goose, etc. You're probably wondering why the heck I call her Goose.
Well, this is why -
Because she's a Silly Goose!

Every time anyone says the word "walk" this is what happens. We've learned to come up with other terms for a walk. Most common are "The W" or "a stroll". She also knows when it's dinner time because we say "Holly, what time is it?" and she talks just the same way as she does when it's time for "a stroll". Oh, and another interesting thing about her - she basically never barks, unless she's really scared. She sure does talk a lot though!

She's very quirky in other ways as well. She doesn't like to walk on tile or hard wood floors, we call her tile-challenged, and she doesn't like tight spaces. I think she's claustrophobic. She's got such a personality. I love her so much! How can you resist that face?!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Room Full of BALLOONS?!

So, it's been a while... I have no excuses. I guess I just got busy with life.

One of the awesome thing about working at Fossil is the cool things we get to do. About a week and a half ago I was able to attend an appreciation luncheon at the Nasher Schulpture Center because Fossil is sponsoring an exhibit by artist Martin Creed. He had a few different pieces, but the main attraction was an experiemential installation Work No. 1190: Half the air in a given space. It was awesome! Check it out

The point of the installation was about the experience of walking in the room. I was hesitant at first, but afterwards I decided it was AWESOME! 
Martin Creed on the right
Rosemary, Micah and I inside the balloons.
looking straight up in the room.
My arms started hurting from moving the balloons out of my way as I walked around. We were in the room for maybe 5 minutes, but it was exhausting. Here's a video so you can get a glimpse of the experience. (we were trying to find the door to get outta there!)

The one down side to the experience was the static! My hair was ruined for the rest of the day. I'd say it was well worth it! Such a great experience :)