Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Blending Past and Present

Image via Dear Photograph
Have you been to the website Dear Photograph?  It's this amazingly cool, nostalgic blog (now a book as well) based on the idea of  taking an old photo and holding it up to the spot it was taken.  Sometimes the photos and captions that people submit have me in tears, other times in stitches.  It's a real gem.  Time Magazine explains it best:  
Some of the Web's best sites consist of variations on one simple idea. In the case of Dear Photograph, that idea is taking a snapshot — usually one featuring one or more people and dating from the film-photography era — and holding it up against the original setting so that past and present blend into a new work of art. The images contributed by the site's readers are wonderfully evocative. Looking at the family photos of strangers was never so transfixing.
Image via Vanity Fair
Now, enter Vanity Fair.  They took this concept and applied it to old cinematic stills in this slideshow.  Genius, and equally mesmerizing.  

Iamge via Vanity Fair
There is something about the old transfixed upon the new.  It's like that feeling you get when you go to a historic site and think of all the things that have occurred at the spot that you stand at.  I just love it.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

So I've been a little lax about posting lately, but I just wanted to check in and share another great article on the Equals Record written by my sister, Hilary.  I'm so proud of her! :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

My Sister...Published!

I got the most fabulous email in my inbox today....from my sister with a link to her first post on the Equals Record!  You can read her post that reviews some wonderful-sounding books here.  And for more of her writing, check out her blog, What's It About?.  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Justin the Artistic Horse

Image via Adonna Combs, Artistic Horses

I just read about Justin the artistic horse in The Week, and I couldn't resist sharing.  I love animals and I love artistic expression, and the two melded together are almost too much for my heart to handle! 

Words from Adonna, Justin's owner:

Paintings by Justin The Artistic Horse, began with my horse Justin’s natural ability to pick up objects and play with them. As a visual artist myself, when I saw him take my riding whip and begin drawing in the arena sand I had the concept of attaching a paint brush to it and let him paint. I began working with him the same way that I train him for riding by using natural horsemanship communication techniques, including positive reinforcement. Once he understood what I was asking he began having fun and looking forward to every painting session. To my surprise we have become an artistic team and he has become quite a painter. 

Now Justin holds art shows in his barn and sells paintings and prints!  You can watch a video of him painting and see the artwork for sale here.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!


No plans for us as of yet, but Bella is enjoying a special witch kong in honor of All Hallows Eve.  I hope everyone is having a fancy, cozy holiday!

P.S. Love this.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

On Finances....Budgeting

Image via

Today, I'd like to offer a little tip about budgeting that has really helped me.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Martha's Vineyard


This weekend we're in Martha's Vineyard for a family reunion.  I love being on the east coast.  Whenever I get to travel back east, I always fantasize about living here ~ the seasons, the history, the architecture, the general feeling.  There's something about it that makes our moderate climate and relatively short history seem so vanilla (this is not to say that I don't appreciate many aspects of living in California).

Looking across the harbor

Our family has a bit of history here.