i'm signing off for the next week plus. take care & enjoy the sun.
image via janvon holleben.
UPDATE: i'm shaking things up in the real world - it looks like my week plus may turn into a month of still dottie absence. stay in touch at iva jean & vi.sualize.us.
we are hunted has done it again - i'm totally obsessed with this kid cudi cover from uk artist lissie. a solid rock covers rap example, download the mp3 here. her album is out in the uk on june 21, us release june 29 (pre-order from amazon now).
this little lady came home with me on sunday. she's perfect, just the piece i needed for my summer wardrobe. i met her at horseshoe on ballard ave in seattle. the sweetest shop; each piece seems handpicked and the staff was super helpful & not at all pushy. also, peek this, this, & this.
i can usually fall asleep as soon as i put my head on the pillow & close my eyes. last night i found myself lying there with the windows open, my head spinning with feelings of anxiety and heart ache. bart has been out of town for just a few days, but i'm missing him like crazy. i'm not usually one to mush, but here we go...
he decided to take a year for himself just 5 short months ago. after years of a hectic work environment & personal struggles with his hands, it was time for him to fall back in love with art. he wanted to feel like an artist again - feel the joy & passion of storytelling.
like most artists, he'll respond to compliments humbly, but i think his talents are unlike anything i've seen. i miss you b. xo
check out 2 ply parachutes for a peek into his brain.
lusine has been in my library for a while, but it's just now getting the listen it deserves. check him out at the electric tea garden in seattle on june 25 (think of me as i fly across country for my annual trip to michigan).
while discussing an upcoming project, a friend used the phrase, "something to aspire to." the word is something i think of most days since then.
to hope or dream; to have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal. to have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly.
image via dawn ng.