Monday, February 28, 2011

Be there or be square...

Oh dear, this weekend has been a whirlwind of excitement!  I have many lovely photos to share, but they'll have to wait just a little bit longer since I haven't had time to upload yet.  I did however want to take a second to share a lovely Austin even that is going on tomorrow night that my darling friend will be performing with her group, Mojo Queen, in "The Faux Sho" which will be taking place on Tuesday night starting at 7:30 pm at the Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th).  I can't wait!


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Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Friday!

Ooh!  It's finally Friday!  I've got big plans this weekend with a mystery day trip today and my parents visiting tomorrow through Tuesday.  Posts will be sparse for a couple days, but I promise to come back with lots of pictures! 
Have a fabulous Friday!

I think I need a photo like this!  (Source)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

LaLaLa Loves it!

Light Pink Nail Polish :: I don't know when I became so girlie.  Must be something about February...

Reversible Wallpaper (fabric shown here) :: Might be a project for my next place.

The Diana F+ Instant Back :: I want one so bad, maybe it would get me to actually use my Diana!

Back to the Future Photo Project
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Apposite Ground: Achieving and Undermining Sameness

Once again we're playing weather roulette here in Austin.  The other night was so warm and cozy here in Austin that Leanne and I went for a walk around the neighborhood at dusk followed by drinks at the Spider House.  Such a lovely way to spend a Sunday night.

All the cats of the neighborhood were hanging out on their porches and walking the streets.

I've seen quite a few graffiti documentaries and I'm trying to grow an appreciation for it as an art.  I don't know if I'll ever get there, but there is so much in Austin that some of it is enjoyable.

This skeleton flamingo is absolutely amazing!  I want one!

A fantastic vintage green hanging lamp at Room Service Vintage.  If it wasn't so expensive and I had a ceiling high enough to hang it on I totally would have been all over it.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Shop Update: New Women's Sweatshirt

Find it here.

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Featured Artist: Preston Whitehurst

I met Preston at Chapman University after he sent me a FB message explaining that we were the only people are Chapman that liked Mercury Rev.  From there we formed a friendship that has lasted through many up and downs. I've been lucky enough to see Preston perform, which was absolutely fantastic, and also had a song written about me (see if you can find it here).  He is an incredibly talented musician and songwriter.

What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?
Psych folk rock. Nick Drake, Vetiver's early work, Bill Callahan (Smog), Leonard Cohen, Mojave 3, Wilco  

How did you get involved with music making?
In high school, music was the only thing that never bottomed out on me through the emotional highs and lows. I found a safe haven in the sharing of emotional experiences from the artist. It put perspective on my own. 

Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Usually I am just out doing something usual and either a lyric fragment or melody will come up in my mind, playing over and over. Then I'll see if I can find a guitar part that fits and work with it. As I write, it's a meditation about the overall spirit of the song matching up with whatever feeling I'm carrying around inside. This helps me to integrate with the beautiful and painful experiences I've had in life. I just write directly from my experiences, painting word pictures, metaphors. I want the words to be soil for others to grow the understanding of their emotions. That's what good music has always caused for me...inner growth.

How has your music evolved since you first began?
I think you could say I used to be more strictly folk. It's gotten a little bit more dense.
How can fans-to-be gain access to your music?
I've got songs on my myspace page ( and soon to be on iTunes. Or if you just e-mail me here ( I will send you some mp3s. I self-manage the distribution of the album I just finished, "Love-Colors" and the best way to get an album from me, is to write to me with a donation (e-mail me first so I can send out my current address!) and we can do an exchange through mail.
Do you have any other creative outlets?
Hiking, photography, journaling, vegetarian cooking, meditation, yoga, and kirtan to name a few...
Do you ever find yourself in a creative funk?  If so, how do you get out of it?
My take on this is to just ride it out like a season because I know I will feel beauty and be hurt again...even though dry spells can cast the illusion of being stuck. 

How do you incorporate your creativity into everyday life?
It's probably most evident in my lifestyle. I am content with living very simply in order to have more time to get in touch.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Postcolonial (Im)Possibilities: The Politics of the Local

Such a lovely day at the park. Happy weekend!

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Guest Post: Leanne the Aspiring Librarian

Come along with me, as I revisit my favorite library: 
Karlstads Stadsbibliotek in Karlstad, Sweden. 

The Karlstad Public Library houses a marvelous cafe, Visitor’s Center, and movie theater within it’s revolving doors. The library itself is a quick ride up the escalator to the second floor; with a small collection of English fiction and film.

While I only checked out a handful of books, this library has a special place in my heart because it was a wonderful escape-as all libraries should be.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Alright, I finally caved and got a twitter for the Dainty Librarian.  I feel so behind in technology since I know very little about twitter, but I think I'll be able to get the hang of it.  Feel free to follow me, I would love to follow you!

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LaLaLa Loves it!

These shoes owned by Betty of leblogdebetty.  I'm already scheming up a way to make them.

The Alice & Olivia Fall Collection.  Fabulous!

Chocolate covered strawberries. I'm actually very good at making them. 
Glitter nail polish.  I've never really liked wearing nail polish, but oh how I love me some sparkles!

Flash Mobs.  Freakin' awesome.

Guilty pleasure for sure (Warning: content is rated R)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

World Wide Web Wednesday