May 22, 2010

New Postcards from Postcrossing

I received a few postcards in the mail this week and thought I would share my favorites.

This first one is from Chrome- the bike people in San Fransisco. They had this program going on a few weeks ago where if you sent them an old beat up pair of shoes, they would send you a free pair of Chrome shoes. So I sent them some old kicks and got new ones in the mail, plus this cool postcard.

This is my favorite postcard that came this week. This came from someone in Hong Kong. I love it's colorful quirkiness. Now I want a bike helmet with birds coming out of it.

This postcard is a painting of the Neva river in St. Petersburg. If you've ever read any Russian literature, then you've heard of the great Neva river.

This last one is from China. China was such a great country to travel through- I'm fascinated by the country and can't wait to go back someday. And this postcard looks weirdly similar to the Neva one above it, no?

May 17, 2010

Since we're on the subject of cool looking cameras....

05.17.10 : ansco panda robot
Originally uploaded by PJ Taylor Photo

I wish this lived on my desk. Who could NOT have a happy day with this little guy keeping you company?

May 14, 2010

Vintage Cameras

While I don't actually sell cameras in my vintage shop (yet!), I do seem to be obsessing over them a lot lately. Here are some of my favorites. They just don't make cameras this beautiful anymore.

by imarcc

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by kevindooley

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by fdecomite

This next one is a Kodak Baby Brownie Special and is actually the camera I'm after for my personal use right now.  It's really tiny and the pictures are only about 2" square.  You can get film for them, so I would love to work with this camera.  Right now I'm on the hunt for a working one.  Isn't it great?

by will scullin

May 10, 2010

Postage Stamps of the Week- Plants & More Plants

Blogging has been a bit spotty lately as I hit the end of my most difficult semester. It's been a quest of pure mental survival the last few weeks, but now I'm on break and things are looking good to graduate next year (approximately 18 years late!!).  Life is getting back to normal and I'm back to blogging, working on some mixed media pieces and a lot more photography. I'm also in the process of getting set up to try my hand at infrared photography which I'm really excited about.  I'll be spending my summer above treeline which should make for some great IR shooting opportunities.

So, we are back to regular feature 'postage stamps of the week' and in my attempt to woo spring back to Colorado, I thought I would post some plants & flowers today. These are from my smaller, well, plants and flowers stamp collection. The weather-guessers are guessing that we may get up to a foot of snow tomorrow, but I'm not bothered by it because I'll be thinking about these little guys....