Thursday, January 29, 2009

my desks


Thanks Laura for the tag! I tag Aimee, Mieke + Veronik, Brita and Jenny.

1-2) desk at work.
3) desk at home. new studio area is almost ready to work and play in. I'm still in transition and everything is in boxes.
4) old desk with stuff——this was shot prior to paint and insulation.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

magic action

more magic later. off to class!

Abby Finishing Corp./Vending Division. circa 1963.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

relative shifts

same sized objects, same background, same light. dramatic shifts in black.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fancy Suitings and Trouserings

Always a Step Ahead!

An amazing ledger/archive from a salesperson selling goods from Continental Tailors——Chicago. Found but not purchased at a local secondhandshop.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009


I had overnight at my sister's house last week while her beau was out of town. Here's a glimpse into her incredible world.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

trimmings and patterns

Some fine rickrack and sewing patterns.

Side note: Last spring, I contributed some of my collections to a new and fine periodical by O.K. Parking based on their blog O.K. BLOG. The magazine's first 'theme' was O.K. Collections——it's grand a collection of collections.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

lantern slides

Marriott Morris. Tunnel cut at Grindelwald Glacier.
Marriott Morris. Boys Parlor Ass Camp, Ocean City, NJ. 1905
J.P. Zenner. Central Park Zoo, NYC. 1890s
Henry Ingram. Untitled. 1890s
Fredrick Monsen. A Hopi woman, 1909.

All from the Eastman archive. And if you want to sort through more: the Bryn Mawr archive of lantern slides.

coming attractions...

Many more slides here——all from the George Eastman House Photo archives.

Friday, January 16, 2009

northeast mpls

We visited Tim's old studio building in Northeast Minneapolis--he had a huge and lovely space to paint in for a number of years——both of us still have a crush on the building and studio and view.

The weather continues to be outrageously cold but snowpants, furry hats and proper attire do make it manageable. Both of our cars are kaputt so we've been walking which is rather refreshing. Feeling a bit dreary about my imminent obligations although the sun has been shining bright.

Rhyme from Oxford Boook of Nursery Rhymes.