Tuesday, October 14, 2008


say hello to little morgan, haha. i'm working on an 80's kid mini album using the sassafras "happy place" collection and it was pretty hilarious going through all the old pictures of myself. these here are some of my favorites (i left out the naked bathtub pic where i'm playing with all my snorks, mr. men, little miss', hello kitty and care bears figurines on the side of the bath tub). it's so funny to see what a totally weird kid i was, haha. but, there are defenitly some faces in these pictures that i still pop and i can see where a lot of my little personality developed. it's like totally radical!!! haha.

kristina (who is an awesome friend for many reasons, the lesser of which is her willingness to travel through the city to come to new jersey at ungodly hours in the morning) came to visit thursday to saturday. we took the train into philly thursday morning to get my hair did, which took way longer than it should have, and then we spent the rest of the day and evening people watching in the park, taking photos (which you may see later), sharing beers, a little bit of shopping and meeting up with my friend ashley and her mister, simon, at a really cute bar called apothecary that serves old-timey cocktails with like a million ingredients. k also came to work with me on friday which was followed by chinese food and a mini movie fest (baby mama - nay, iron man - yay) and then a slow day about town(s) saturday. all in all a relaxing little weekend.
the spoils of said day about town on saturday include the october 2008 issue of "print" magazine which is filled with yummy articles like; "pushing the envelope: an unusual treasure trove of letterheads", "kill your darlings: book designers' favorite covers that didn't see the light of day" and "breaking the news: designing tv's political satire" not to mention all the ridiculous eye candy/inspiration to be found in the press packets, package design and event art. so yum. anyway, i also got conor oberst's self titled & jenny lewis' new album "acid tongue". usually i'm a downloader of tracks, but with artists like these who i know i love i usually buy the actual album because i love to have them in my hands. i am really loving the new conor oberst, but i have to say i'm kind of dissapointed with the new jenny album. maybe i just need to give it a re-listen in a little while, but as of now all it's doing is making me want to listen to the previous albums. what has everyone else been thinking of it?
other than all the above i've just been ticking things off my long list of scrappy to-do's. i made a little mini of my pictures from our little daytrip to sea bright using the new crazy thick acrylic atc sized album from maya road, a ton of the new "urban prairie" line, new hambly & mini faux-laroids. i just took some pictures so i'll share soon. other than that i've been making lots of card kits for the store, working on class samples and getting back into a scrappy kind of upswing, which is a nice place to be. i've been spending a TON of time getting donations and planning for the crop too. i can't believe how close it's getting, november 1st really isn't seeming so far away anymore! like at all!!!
well, i'm off to work, i'll leave you with the lyrics to one of my favorite sing-a-long bits from a tilly & the wall song called, "the ice storm, big gust, and you." it's become my kind of mantra for lightening up that heavy boots feeling and energizing myself to just deal with things. ---
"we will sing pretty songs about love, and we will fight if that's what it takes, and we won't back down. no we won't shut our eyes and go to sleep. we will write all over your walls, and we will dance to no music at all. we will do what it takes to get through to you. no, we won't back down. no, we won't shut our eyes and go to sleep!"


Vee said...

your weekend sounded so fab and that maya road album, loves. must show when you use it! love your young yrs. pics, totally adorable!

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Nicole said...

Hi!! Did I ever tell you that I love you.......... because I do :o) Thanks for your crafty inspiration and taking me to the scrapbooking convention, opening up a whole world of crafty love for me. You better get your passport ready and come visit me soon, you would totally love Bristol where I'm living now, it's such a cool little city XXOO big kisses!

Heidi Joe said...

I am disappointed in Jenny, too. Not my fave. I think I build her up too much! :) Glad you had a fun weekend!

Anonymous said...

I wish I lived on the east coast. It sounds so much like Europe - hop on a train real quick to visit someone. Cali is too big!

Those pics are too cute. I love the one of you in overalls on your bike :)


Nicole said...

Two things that I love about your little mosaic
1. your awesome blue sunglasses
2. your baseball hat and checkered shirt outfit


kristi said...

not to be a dick, but i have come here quite a few times and still no new post. i know it's not like a daily thing, but it is starting to look like not even monthly.

like, you update your blog YEARLY, i think. geez.

no wonder i read racked and dlisted. they update on the effing hour.

Aimee said...

hey-haven't heard from you in a while hope all is good.

i just tagged you on my blog if you need something to get you blogging again :)

staceyfike said...

where o where is morgan??

gina said...

hey morgan... do you by chance still have my circle journal from SOML? if so, could you please mail it to me? i can send you a prepaid envelope if that helps, i'd just really like it back. hope all is well, thanks... gina