Moleskine & The Satorialist

A sweet snack on a fabric napkin

"lp" embossings

The Satorialist was one of the first blogs I’d ever read, one I’ve followed ever since, shared with every friend I know – you get the picture. Scott Shuman is talking about the release of a second book so during a three hour decision on which book to buy this morning – The Satorialist is mine. All 512 pages of pure portrait fashion photographic genius.

Books are something I love – I’ve been able to read full blown novels since I was four (Little House on the Prairie) – but we live in a super tiny bachelor apartment so I choose my books wisely and borrow most. At 5X7.5″ The Satorialist simply fits.

The Selby is another blog-with-accompanying-book I adore that still hasn’t made it’s way to my bookshelf (mostly due to it’s monstrous size) but if your looking for a book filled with lustrous prints and a cover wrapped in a silky laminated color photo you can add that one to your list also.

Since starting university at NSCAD I have developed a slight addiction to Moleskine notebooks, to the point where any other notebook just isn’t the same. I buy nothing but for agenda’s, watercolor notebooks, journals, etc. I have about twenty filled with sketches and ideas and over ten large lined journals filled with history class notes. They are all black, some leather some paper. So today when I found these lined journals in “Lou Photography blue” there was no doubt – I had to buy them. They’ll be put to good use at client consults and a weekend photography workshop.  I embossed them with the same logo I put on my DVD presentation folders.

That’s been my day so far. With lots of coffee and dried mangoes.

09.08.10 The Beginning of the End

In Great Need of a Manicure

Sprinkles of Misty Rain

Resurfacing the exterior of NSCAD!

Stuck behind the lazy 52 for ten minutes

My last NSCAD agenda - but the best design yet!

I woke up this morning under a dirty blanket in a cardboard box to groups of scary looking people (blond dudes with military buzz cuts and water repellent black track suits) who wanted to kill me. I started to run away from them (duh) up and down a mountain covered in cactus’s and tall ferny trees, hiding in change rooms of retail stores that far to closely resembled Urban Outfitters, and through a lot of heavy rain and wind. I lied down in wet mud under a very splintery porch deck, and was running, running, running. I think then sun had rose and set three or four times – then I really woke up and realized my fingers had hit the alarm off instead of snooze. Oh dear. When my bus was 8 minutes late and it was 15 degrees and raining I thought I was in for a real treat of a day, but it didn’t turn out so badly.

I got 750ml of iced coffee and an egg-o-reno from Sam’s tucked away in my belly fifteen minutes into my 8 hour class, and I thought this is going to be ok. To my relief we had a short four hour class! We even had a 1/2 break in the middle! I ran down to the NSCAD Supply Store for my favorite items I splurge on every semester: black Moleskine journals for each class, and a #02 Sakura Micron pen 🙂

It was dreary and misty all day, but Beth came over tonight for supper and some much needed girl time 🙂 We started preliminary layouts for her wedding album design, which is going to look so amazing when we finish it!

The first day of my last year has begun….