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The spiral staircase of a St. Augustine lighthouse is captured by photographer Amy J. Ploss.
Silver-finished wood frame, under glass.29.5" x 21. 5
Originally from Corry, Pennsylvania, Amy J. Ploss graduate cum laude from Savannah College of Art and Design's B.F.A. program in Photography. After graduation, Ploss moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where she now works with one of Florida's top commercial photographers, Paul Figura. With a successful career in commercial photography and a love for the fine arts, Amy has been able to refine her skills by performing intensive post-production retouches and innovative shooting styles.
Friday, July 25, 2008
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
so yeah, this is what my head's been feeling like for the past month or so. not kidding. i'm sooooo ready for my vacation!
sean and i are booked for a 5 day stay in NYC August 6 - 10. he's never been to the city so we'll be hitting up all the touristy stuff (which i still love), we also have tickets to the all points west festival, and we'll be staying with jenn & ryan in thier new apartment in the east village. plus! i just found out beth & darrell will be coming to NYC the same week as us!
so very excited for this escape. august 6 can't come soon enough.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
i just had the BEST lunch at native sun. thier all new new hot bar is delish, and the lunch menu today was asian. it's all mix and match for $8.99/lb (or $6.99/lb every wednesday in july!) so it's super affordable - my total is always between $4 - $6. anyway, today i had veggie fried rice with brown grain rice and big chunks of veggies, a couple pieces of the sweet and sour tofu, and a scoop of the broccoli with cashews. grand total . . . . $ 6. 55, well $5.31 with my employee discount :)
Monday, July 14, 2008
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008
sean's first-ever 4th of july bbq in the backyard was a hit! lots of friends, lots of booze, lots of food, and unfortunatley lots of flies, but we'll know better for next time. he lives a 10 min walk away from the river so that was convenient (ie. no driving) to see the downtown fireworks. above are some highlights from the day, click here to see the whole set.
marisa carta - coworker, friend and flufflife blogger - is featured on hearthandmade today! marisa outlines her work process step by step and uses the amazingly cute whale piece above as a visual. i'm sure this will bring her many new admirers :) congrats!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
meet meg hunt. see her portfolio here, read her blog here, and buy a print here*. her etsy shop pogonip is on haitus for summer vacation, but i would bookmark it now if you're smart.
*hunt sells her prints via blueflipart. everything is reasonably priced and 10% of every sale goes to a non-profit charity of the artist's choice.
sean and i love us some zooey deschanel. can't help it, she just exudes awesomeness. add a little lou taylor pucci and jena malone and you've got yourself a movie. it's called the go getter. above are some stills, below is the trailer. movie opens this week, hopefully it will make it to jacksonville.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
i hope every has a grrrrrrrrrrreat fourth of july three-day weekend! tonight (thursday) we're hitting up the suns game for some cheap beer and awesome fireworks.
tomorrow (friday) i'm hoping to make it by mike, craig and lobo's beach block party in the morning, then back to sean's for our downtown backyard bbq at 4 p.m. if you're around san marco and want a warm burger and cold jello shot - stop by! call sean or i for directions if you need them. we'll be in the backyard from 4 - 8:30ish, then we're walking to the southbank to get a spot for the coj fireworks at 9:45. after that, we'll have to see! the more the merrier! hope to see you at some point this weekend :)
playing saturday by ear, and sunday is aaron's birthday! some of you might know him better as "crowbar" or "vangie's boyfriend". either way, he's awesome, so send him some bday love via his myspace on sunday.
i have to post about this tire cover cause i see it everyday in the parking lot and it's hilarious. if you can't read it well, it's for bear whiz beer, which i still can't tell if it's a real company or not, but there's a bear "whizzing" and around him it says "your next beer is in his hands" and "a head of it's time". silly bear.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
neon gray, a four person collective between baltimore and san franciso work together to create great projects using design, photography, illustration on more. above is cheer up california, "a series of digital photographs shot among the ever-changing landscape that is the California coast. The overlayed text (inspired by the 1972 best-selling self-help book) was chosen to communicate the emotional healing qualities and/or sense of well being that the California environment provides."
a few weeks ago, sean and i drove up to high springs to visit my dad for the day. before we left, sean ran ruby on the skateboard to get some of her energy out. when i came to pick him up, the first thing i saw was a big red arm. one the first lap around the neighborhood when ruby's going about 30 mph, a small dog ran out from someone's yard after ruby. she got distracted, turned and sean went flying over her on the to pavement. the stupid dog owner's offered sean a bandaid - a bandaid?!? look at this thing! keep your effin dog on a leash if it's not trained.
being the trooper that he is, sean still went with me :) we had a nice lunch at the renovated great outdoors cafe with my dad and his gf cindy. then we walked to a few local art shops and antique stores where sean found us some mcdonald's classic black rayban goggles. we had to scratch the old mcdonald's moon off the lens, but they're just the like the ones they sell at urban outfitters for $15 except we got ours for $5.
i finally saw sex in the city this weekend with my mom! (sorry stef! i didn't want to miss it in the theatres. i will happily see it again with you when you return!) as a big sitc fan, i can't say enough how much i loved this movie. it picked up right where the girls left off and answered all of the questions after season 6. will big and carrie get married? how's married life for miranda and steve? how's adopted motherhood for charlotte? is samantha really gonna last in a monogamous relationship? you'll have to see the movie and find out. i laughed hard, i cried harder. and loved jennifer hudson's character :) i say more movies please! i want to see what happens next!
if you haven't already, check out carrie's macbook. very cool application, looks like you're sitting at her computer! check her emails, see photos, etc.
my mom and i also saw wanted. good 'ol summer blockbuster - shoot 'em up, non-stop action, plot twists, edge of your seat fight scenes, squeamish blood moments, angelina jolie (hot, hot, hot), and grrrrrrrrrrreat special effects. a must see, if you like that sort of thing.