ONE. The above print is a reproduction of one of my all-time favorite works of art in the city; I’ve snapped countless photos of it on my phone, and you might remember it from this post, too. You can see it as an enormous installation at the train station (the California blue line stop in Logan Square), hand painted by local artist Ryan Duggan. When I saw that Ryan was selling them as stunning limited edition prints at a craft fair, I couldn’t give him my money fast enough (while profusely thanking him for bringing a smile to my face with every trip on the train!). I had every intention of hanging it in the studio, but after framing it this past weekend, Scott suggested the perfect spot for it – right there, by the front door. He was absolutely right (just don’t tell him I said so!).
TWO. I’m totally on board the podcast train (admittedly late to the game), and this week, I was asked to be a guest on The Lively Show, to which I said, yes! (Followed with a please forgive me for being nervous!) The host, Jess Lively, is a very good friend of mine, and we had so much fun talking about painting, photography, hoarding rescue pets and how it all began. She is an excellent interviewer, and since we are, actually, friends in real life, it felt comfortable and natural – just as if we were chatting over a weekend dinner date. Tune in right here!
THREE. Recently, I’ve been working behind the scenes with Pinhole Press as an all-things-home contributor for their freshly revamped blog! It’s been so much fun collaborating with the team behind the high quality line of photo prints, gifts and books (there are so many DIY possibilities with them!), and with their blog’s new look, they’ve been rolling out posts from an amazing crew of fellow bloggers (pinch me; I’m in great company!). My first post hit today, and you can catch up with all the guest members on their blog.
As if three completely random thoughts weren’t enough (hey, that’s life!), here’s a few more:
- After seeing this post from Thrift Decor Chick, Scott and I are rethinking our door trim, but we cannot wait to get going on the entryway – next, we think.
- Choco Chunk gives Jack a tongue bath.
- We’re thisclose to finishing the workroom, and we’d love to add a tall, hearty plant to the room (not a fiddle leaf, as I know I’d kill it!). This house is begging for some greenery with all the natural daylight, but you know we don’t have the greenest thumbs. Does anyone have any pet friendly, easy-to-maintain suggestions?
Also, have a happy weekend! Has spring weather reached you yet?