Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lomo adventures, pt. 6 - Stamps and Watercolors in the Park

I just got the rest of my film back from this past lovely long weekend and I'm sad that it's gone and over with. But, we're going on a car trip to Los Angeles on Saturday so there's more fun to be had in only 4 days! (the joys of having Valentine's Day and an anniversary so close together!)

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These photos were from Valentine's day afternoon when we set up camp in one of the many clearings of Golden Gate Park and made use of some of my animal stamps! I was feeling inspired by the little child who colored in their own scenes before me so I thought it might be nice to stamp on some mini kraft envelopes and paint them in.

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Well, I for one don't know a thing about using watercolors so the outcome was somewhat pathetic. And the antique animals don't seem to want to stamp (a problem I've put at the back of my mind and will try cleaning them later to see if that helps)... But luckily I brought along my other set and spent the day painting snails and sea horses!! I think this might be my new favorite thing to do, so if anyone wants in - let me know!!!!

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Now, back to getting shop updates together! Gots me some bills to pay and a road trip to make some pocket monies for!!

42 comments:

Rosie said...

This looks so lovely! And warm! I've always loved stamps, those are so amazing!

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

this might be my favorite post yet- love love love!

Julls said...

Lovely way to spend a day !

Sacaton June said...

oooh this is what my california dreams are made of! :) what a perfect afternoon.

Annabel said...

awww the place where my bf took me on a picnic for our second date is right around there... which was actually nearly a year ago ahhh! these photos are adorable (as are you!!)

Meaghan Kelly said...

oooh i want in! seahorses and snails officially remind me of you now! :)
and wow oh boy i know you must really miss New England, but these pictures really make me long for where you are and the weather you have! cardigans and picnics and green grass!
i will practice my accordion skills and one day when you're back in your native New England area, I can come and we can play a little diddy together.

and a big old sigh to budgeting for trips and in general. i'm in the same place!

The Body Electric said...

I think I agree with Ginny, this post is loveliness indeed!

This one, your Christmas Tree, and the one of you and your friend playing board games. I think those are my favies!!!

Samantha said...

Cute, cute photos! :)

Emily Blackapple said...

This post is the sweetest!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

beautiful photos!

Ollie Otson said...

These are beautiful! I just want to walk into these photos and stay in them forever.

Fabiola "Fab" said...

oooh soo nice and dreamy! love love love your outfit!

♥Lola said...

That looks like such a romantic picnic :)

kater said...

This is so perfect! I can't believe it's spring in other parts of the country--we just got covered in snow today--it makes me long for it so much! I just love all these shots, so darling!

Jessica said...

These are really great photos!

Denise said...

Hi there! I just got my very own vintage alphabet stamp set a few days ago. I used a plain ol' stamp pad from the craft store and while it did the trick, the stamping didn't come across as brilliant and crisp as I'd hoped. Any suggestions? Should I clean them, and if so, what should I use? Thanks!

MissKellie said...

Awwww, what a perfect day! :) This whole post is just overflowing with cuteness!

http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

samandollie said...

I love these snaps! My husband's got a couple lomo's and they're great. LOVE the quilt as well! Handmade?

Jillian said...

This is what Valentine's day should be! A day spent with whoever it is we love, doing whatever it is we enjoy to do, and not necessarily spending $$$ on restaurants with 2-hour wait times.
I love this post so very much.
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Hanne said...

Who wouldn't want in? I do, completely! Just yesterday I was in the park with pencil and paper to enjoy the sun. I didn't have as cute as a blanket as yours though, that is for sure.

Mystery Flight Vintage said...

this might be my very favourite of your lomo adventures so far. love the colours and adore your picnic rug!

M said...

i really adore your style!!!

Chelsea said...

It looks so picturesque, quaint and lovely. Like a scene out of a storybook.

jessica said...

These photos are so lovely! and your outfit is beautiful! It looks so warm where you are!

reckless daughter said...

count me in too. what amazing photos!

PS: any big plans for LA? It's a shame you missed the Rose Bowl Flea market last week!

Jessica said...

I'm in! Bring some stamps to Renegade and we can color 'em in while drinkin' sweet tea in the lovely summer weather. Yes pleeasse!

Anyway, I think I over-use this one word to describe you, but it's the best one I can think of and I think it's pretty perfect so here I go again: dreamy, dreamy, dreamy!! That's what choo are, and your beautiful pictures that make me even moreee excited for spring to come! xx

Draft of Vintage said...

I just found your blog and am really looking forward to following! Your photos are beautiful- and you have incredible taste! I think I'll hope on over to your Etsy shop too!

Vanessa said...

Love your photos! I dream of a picturesque picnic in a park like the one you're in.
Your paintings are lovely

xx Vanessa

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

aw, i miss picnic weather so much. i've been finding so many cute day dresses for my shop that i just can't wait for springtime anymore!

you're endlessly adorable and i love your hair!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

All the pictures are ravishing.

Nicky said...

What an incredibly romantic looking spot!

Nicky said...

What an sweet little meadow, looks like an inspiring spot for painting! Great quilt too!!!

Jay said...

This whole thing is so beautiful, it made me sigh!

Lulu said...

just so you know, i'm madly in love with these pictures. the colors!!! they're simply delightful!

bee said...

Now THAT is a quilt. Gorgeous, perfect, lovely. You and your day out are a dream.

Gillian Hannah Berry said...

These photos are so lovely! It looks like a lot of fun... amd the park and the picnic blanket looks very inviting.
Love the outfit too.

Taylor Sterling said...

I loove these dreamy photos! Like out of a movie! You are so lovely!! new fan! xo

Caroline said...

These photos are entirely dreamy!! Just found your blog.... swoooon! xo

lkfeely said...

love all these pictures! stamps and painting looks like so much fun! i've had this desire to make my own stamps for a while, but have gotten nowhere with that idea.

leanne
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Jodes said...

Oh,I just discovered your blog and am smitten!
It's so dreamy!
Your images are lovely and your style is so sweet and charming.
Following, can't wait to read more!
Love&Light!

lula said...

What a gorgeous patchwork quilt...wish i had the technical skill to make one...

http://scissorspaperfabric.wordpress.com/

Amylea Tan said...

i envy you coz of those stamps. and the box it comes with, i can imagine it sitting on a table in my room. :)

www.amylealovesprettythings.blogspot.com

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