Just Life


…not at all the entry I first imagined for week 16 (which included a front with all sorts of “inspired” paper and embellishment scraps – no photo – and some journaling on the back) because I’ve been inspired by so many things lately that I couldn’t imagine a single photo – or even a collage – capturing all of it.

Photos and two cupcake scrapshop kits to create my nyc album. Vogue to see the world in a new way (and maybe to pare down my wardrobe to a very few pieces that make me feel fabulous). 1st leafling sock from the latest socks that rock kit to make me feel superhuman in my knitting … and maybe to try new techniques, or maybe just to knit more? Bon Appetit/Orangette to attempt a cheese souffle or homemade mayonnaise for Saturday lunch [note – later inspirations decided these might be better for later!] Daily read blogs like Ali and Kal and Elise to pay attention to the details and embrace life as it happens. And I was very busy on Saturday and Sunday knitting the twisted float shrug (and no, I still don’t have a photo to share but I will soon, promise)…

but then I stepped outside Sunday evening.

and was totally captivated by the spring sunshine. evening light. and decided that might be the best representation of all this inspiration. a new season. longer days. warmer. brighter. more colorful.

so this week’s entry – my first real photoshop’d one – and note to self – next time need to note which effects I actually use on the photo (or maybe I can figure out how to tell after I’ve applied them?) I think it’s a combination of pastel and watercolor, but who knows!

p.s. the lentil and bulgur salad was delicious for lunch on Saturday; we used Harry’s salad bar mix-ins (capers, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic, roasted red peppers and feta cheese) in place of the recipe’s red peppers, feta and kalamata olives. and two viewings of juno – still love!


  • Lydia

    very inspiring. let me know on the souffle- on my list of new cooking things to try this summer- along with bread and h.made pasta- we do set lofty goals don’t we?!

  • Lydia

    amended comment- was thinking about the photo on the way to work- with a second look the photo inspires (to me) many memories of time spent in that back yard over the years, and it’s transformation. i always loved how we came in through the back door which of couse has change locations several times as well.