never stop being a rainbow
Just wanted to share a few rainbows that have been in my life lately.
Here's hoping a few pop up in yours, too.
I don't like to think June gloom is a thing. I want rainbows all day every day! June is also Pride Month, so I thought rainbows would be extra appropriate.
Have a listen to the June Playlist below if you want to find out what rainbows sound like.
- New tunes from Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear AND Washed Out!
- The National is playing with Local Natives and Daughter at The Hollywood Bowl on October 11! I'm OBSESSED with their new track.
- Check out this Shins cover of The Smiths', "Panic". I didn't know I needed this in my life...
- "Planetarium" is a new collab between Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, The National's Bryce Dessner and James McAlister that has a space rock sound that's out of this world. Their full length comes out on June 9. In the meantime you should watch this video for their song "Saturn", and get tickets to their show on July 20 at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The long weekend gave me time to catch up on some projects I've been working on (and to start new ones!)
I also had time to go antiquing! I scored this cute, 70's sewing box which is now the home to my needles and threads.
I felt like this black and white photo needed some color, so I gave it a rainbow and let that family see in color.
Here's what the back of the photo looks like, too. Little frayed rainbows!
I started "Sweet" a while ago and finally wrapped it up this weekend. It was my first typographic embroidered photo and was slightly more challenging to finish.
I hope your 3 day weekend was as sweet as this couple!
You can check out my first round of embroidered photos here.
I've been seeing a lot of embroidery everywhere lately and thought I'd give it a shot. I started with embroidering a washed out polaroid a few weeks back; it was kind of tough due to the thickness of the film so I tried it out on thinner photographs.
I found an assortment of vintage photos at the Melrose Trading Post and stumbled upon a 20 pack of colored thread while I was there, too. If that wasn't a sign to start new projects I don't know what is.
So far I've just done these 3 pieces but I'm overflowing with ideas. I'm excited to try out different techniques, color mixing and size variations.
More to come, soon!