Wednesday, November 25, 2009
All my days of thankfulness will continue after turkey day (who says you have to be thankful only ON t0giving?) but until then, everyone have a safe and happy holiday!
love from the most terrible state on the planet,
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
The view from the St. Louis Arch
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Starting this series of posts has been a really great idea, because I'm having a hard time categorizing all my favorite things for which I am most grateful into seven neat little categories. Today I would like to say that I am grateful for my apartment. Now, I know that I pay way too much for the luxury of living alone, and that admittedly bad decision is something I live with every day (ie. not nearly as many pumpkin spice lattes as I would like). But in a way that makes me love it that much more. And I will say this: not many things are more satisfying than coming home from a long day of working, babysitting, and going to grownup art class to a beautiful, colorful, all-mine apartment!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
For the next seven days I'm going to post once a day about things that I'm thankful for. Although stress and the thought of someday (soon) entering the world of "real work" have sort of been getting me down, I know that I'm a lucky individual, and what better time to recognize the things that make my life delightful than Thanksgiving season?
The first thing on my list is a certain group of Richmond friends who are always up for an impromptu photo shoot in the middle of the night, a snowday mimosa morning, playing music, giving fitness advice, cooking vegetarian dinner, bike rides, and whatever else we feel like doing:
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Werewolves in their Youth by Michael Chabon
And the Hippos Were Boiled in their Tanks by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
Female Chauvinist Pigs - Ariel Levy
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Just about to start re-reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and thinking about Miss Jen. (And Mr. Joe also--who provides a great link to Jonathan Safran Foer's take on vegetarianism) Tomorrow there is a meeting someplace far from here regarding a job I want to have eventually, so cross your fingers for me! I'm looking towards some big life changes soon so I promise I'll keep you all updated.
In other news, Operation: FALL09, otherwise known as Send T The Most Embarrassing Things In The Mail, has been going smoothly thus far. Most recent victory: sending a 3' x 3' poster promoting the ?new? Lynyrd Skynyrd album.....as a postcard. (translation: T had to carry this thing all the way back to his dorm without anything to cover it up.) Behold:
It is indeed majestic. Other ideas for embarrassing things to send are welcome! Keep in mind he doesn't read this blog!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Of course you do!
Here's how you can win this stuff: go check out my chum Jen's blog, a pocket novel, and leave a comment. That's it! You'll be put in a drawing at 5pm on Thursday, October 15th. Go! Go! Go!
Here are the details of the booty:
(1) a pocket novel Happy birthday elephant card, (1) a pocket novel Hello card, (1) empty bicycle matchbook for secret notes by the paper princess, (1) brooch, and (3) coins (1 Danish kroner, 1 swedish kroner, and 1 islandic kroner) to inspire you to plan your own Scandinavian adventure and (1) sendmorepostcards postcard (inspired by a song by Stars). All of these goodies come packaged in a recycled screech owl postcard box.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
because I stupidly agreed to pick up a barista shift at can can this morning
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
ALSO, if you haven't checked out my new Etsy shop, PLEASE do so! The postcards are cheap and you never know when I'll send you a bonus card for being nice enough to buy one... :)
One of my cards has been featured in an Etsy Showcase, which is when a member of the Etsy community makes a collection of items that they like, based around a theme. This one (big surprise) is music!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I'm pleased to announce that I'm starting a new Etsy shop based on my postcards and their success at the Bizarre Market!
I am going to try to add a new design every couple days (yikes!!) and work with the philosophy that sending more postcards would make the world better, because it's a cheap and creative way to tell people you care!
Spread this link far and wide, especially to people who: love someone far away, want to bring back real letters/postcards, enjoy music and/or photography, love someone who lives close, etc.
Here's one of my favorites as an example, made with my dear dear fellow CTYers in mind, the ones who first inspired me to use and appreciate the USPS:
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Please please please excuse the lack of updates. I've been very hard at work all summer on some new ideas, new ways of incorporating photos into different projects, and tomorrow at the Bizarre Market (see flier below) at the Visual Arts Center (Main St, RVA, 1pm - 4pm) I will be debuting a brand-spanking-new project:
a series of postcards
[click here for a sample!]
Please stop by and say hi to my and the truly amazing Jen!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Wolfie and the Sneak
Pell Mell Press
Saturday, May 16, 2009
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The Marvelous Collective
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
also, yesterday at work i convinced one of the bakers to make me a special fragel:
LOVE IT! this is the sort of thing that makes working at 6am totally worth it.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Just a brief update: I'm trying to start up a website that will combine my photos, my graphic design experience (ha), my resume, and a blog into one big thing. Well, it's hard. And I suck at it. So if you know anyone who can help with websites, please let me know. I've been told that I rush headlong into things, much like one very favorite redhaired lady, but this time I'm a leeeeeetle bit over my head. Yes. Eeeeek!!
Meanwhile, don't you want a Carly Romeo Original Photo to give your mom for mother's day??? Yes, you do.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wednesday is my last day at ROSMY, and after that I'm into the wild blue yonder of a trip across the east coast, and after that the wonderful world of being a professional barista and wannabe photographer. Very exciting.
This weekend there was a bike festival on Belle Isle called Slaughterama--basically the biggest convention of crustpunks, hipsters, anarchists, and potsmokers in all of Virginia. it was nothing less than pure insanity. Example:
That bridge in the background is the one with the pedestrian bridge hanging from underneath it...that day was so windy that I got slightly nauseus walking over it. Eeek!
Please share my etsy shop link with everyone you know. Just ask them to look at the photos and send the link to anyone they think might be interested. If you do this, I will love you forever.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
i love richmond
but i miss people, too.
meg and eric and ashley, that means you!!