Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Girl Can Dream...

Have you seen this camera?
When Leica meets Hermes...

Image via Leica Rumors

image via Leica Rumors

This beauty has been produced in a limited edition of 200 (100 orange, 100 brown) and can be yours (or mine!) for only $12,950. Read my favorite write-up on this camera at if it's hip it's here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wonder Wednesday

I've been having way too much fun with this new series.
Limited Edition Prints now available in my shop!

Realizing Winter, scene 3

"Orange is the happiest color."
- Frank Sinatra

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Airstream!

In a matter of moments, Josh and I will embark on another adventure along the California coastline (seems the birds weren't enough to scare us off!) I wish we were traveling in Airstream style, but alas, our old white truck will have to do.

I finally got around to posting pictures and a detailed description of our completed Airstream Project over at ABLE+BAKER... please hop on over and take a look!

Happy weekend to you, Jen

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Birds

Last weekend we drove to Bodega, the tiny Northern California town where Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds was filmed.

We visited the historic schoolhouse seen in the movie, and had a quiet walk down the path where the children in the movie ran screaming. Such fun.

We drove further along the winding road, to the beach.
And then suddenly, we were surrounded....

Honestly, I've never seen so many birds. We celebrated our survival by returning home and watching the film. Wouldn't you?!
I'm sure happy I didn't end up like this.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lady Talent

I'm a proud new member of Female Photographers of Etsy, an inspiring group to say the least. I've been exploring the other members' sites and shops, and thought I'd share a collection of some of my favorites. This little selection just skims the surface of the photographs I enjoyed, so I do hope you'll visit FPOE and take a good look around. An intriguing world awaits...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Saturday Sun and Sea

Scenes from our recent travel along the California coast...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Numbered Classics

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed a nice long weekend. I'm over at ABLE+BAKER today, excited to share our recent find.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Juice

I hope you have a very happy weekend! live, love, laugh....and enjoy yourself some juice.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Oh Etsy.

I've explored the depths of Etsy this week, in search of a perfect birthday gift for Josh. Most people refer to Josh's birthday as "Valentine's Day," but we refer to Valentine's Day as "Josh's birthday." We save the love notes and flowers for any of the year's other 364 special days. Though it wasn't easy, I resisted the urge to buy him everything that made my heart skip a beat. Here are a couple of treasures still waiting to be snapped up!

Set of vintage crayons, unused. Did you know Milton Bradley made crayons?!
available at My Fathers House

Many Mixers, set of 8 cocktail napkins, by Avril Loreti

For tales small or tall...
Found Vintage Style

Smokey the Bear, vintage postcard.
The Postcard Depot

Light and Color library book, rescued by 26 Olive Street
Oh how I love this book...

vintage auto bingo cards
available at lisabretrostyle

vintage 1956 typewriter ad available at FrenchFrouFrou

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Wonder

Working on a new series of photographs and thought I'd share a sneak peek ... enjoy!

Lovely News

Welcome lovely readers!

This must be the season for blog awards. Turns out I've been nominated in two Lovely categories. To quote the words on the box of my beloved Tru-Vue viewfinder "What thrills! What fun!"

I'd appreciate your vote in either (or both) categories, Favorite Photography Shop or Favorite Photography blog. Simply click here and leave a comment to vote for my shop, or here to leave a comment and vote for my photoblog.

Your encouragement and support add so much to the loveliness of my life and I'm truly grateful.

As if the nominations aren't enough to keep me motivated this morning ... Roadside Photographs got a mention in the San Francisco Examiner as a "stand out" shop. Seems they like my Instant Roadtrip Postcard Sets. Hooray!

To all of you who found your way here via The Lovelies, I'm happy you're here.
I hope you'll kick up your feet and stay a while...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Welcome to Your Week

Hello and welcome to Monday! I thought I'd kick off the week with some classic roadside Americana.

When I photographed this sign, I remember feeling surprised to find a hot dog on the opposite side of "Welcome." I thought for sure I'd find another welcome, or possibly a goodbye, but a hot dog? Totally unexpected.

I hope your week is filled with many wonderful moments, expected & unexpected, and everything between.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Showtime San Francisco!

Oil / Paper on Wood, by Maureen Shields

Hi everyone, What are you up to this weekend? I'm thinking Maybe you're in San Francisco tonight, and Maybe you're looking for something to do. What? You are in San Francisco?! Then hop on over to the Artist-Xchange Gallery for a glass of wine and an abundance of love inducing art.

"Love At First Sight"
Group Exhibition (group includes Me.)
Opening Reception tonight, February 5
3169 16th St.
San Francisco, Ca.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Painted Portrait

I'm over here today, I hope you'll stop by and say hello.