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vendredi 21 juin 2013

A Small Glimpse at My Behind-The-Scenes

Hello Lovelies!

I am currently thinking about moving this blog and other content in order to gather all my art, photographs and texts in just one address:

http://teabutterfly.virb.com/

Here is what it will look like:

screen shot of my TeaButterfly website homepage, as hosted by Virb.

 screen shot of my TeaButterfly website blog page, as hosted by Virb.

 screen shot of my TeaButterfly website - shown is one of my galleries.


I am still working on it, so it's visible online yet, but of course I will keep you guys posted!

-Naomi of TeaButterfly.


mercredi 12 juin 2013

The Beauty of the Letterpress

Hello Lovelies!

I recently posted the following blogpost on my design/home decor blog (you can read the original post here), but thought I should really share it here, too!

Please read below, a new update awaits you at the end of this blogpost.

logo_beautylettrepressthe Beauty of the Letterpress logo.


After reading this blog post over at "how about orange" (a fave blog of mine), I decided it was really worth donating a little dough in order to help the Hamilton Type Museum. You can donate as little as 5 dollars and get a nice letterpress postcard for your contribution to the project. 100% of your contribution goes to help the Hamilton Type Museum.

More details here and on the "Beauty of the Letterpress" contribution page.


Since the "Beauty of the Letterpress" is a fairly new site, I am now off to explore all the goodies the printers and artists have to offer over there!

 image, my own. taken from my flickr "Beauty of the Letterpress" image set

[Edit: I am now so, so happy to report that the lovely letterpress print, a limited edition of "The Beauty of the Letterpress" pictured above has safely arrived to my mailbox. It now adorns my home office desk. *Swoon* will post pictures soon here on this blog and on my flickr "Beauty of the Letterpress" image set. You can also check out this other set of mine about interesting type & fonts as well as the "Interesting Type Face" set.]

For more visual inspiration, check out my "Type Love" pinboard.

Enjoy!

-Naomi of TeaButterfly.

"Why?": My Illustration of a Poem by Fernando Pessoa.

Hello Lovelies!

From the "Why?" series - detail. Lipson (c) 2013.


Here is a mixed media (mostly ink on paper) series of illustrations I did some time ago to illustrate a favourite poem of mine, by Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa:









" À l'Univers j'apporte un nouvel Univers
parce que j'apporte à l'Univers l'Univers lui-même "

Pessoa ~ Le gardeur de troupeaux

Enjoy!

-Naomi of TeaButterfly.



dimanche 9 juin 2013

However Vast the Darkness: Thoughts on Simplifying One's Day & the Meaning of Life

Hello Lovelies,

One of my main goals in simplifying my day & life is this: "Do more of what makes you happy".




So... I have started to simplify my day and joined the June 2013 ZenHabits challenge. Part of my simplifying project consists in simplifying my online life, too.

I started emptying my email inbox, 35 emails at a time, 70 per day. My inbox currently has over 11 000 unsorted emails in it! I file away the important messages, answer immediately the really important and urgent ones, and toss the rest. I have subscribed to a gazillion newsletters over the years, as I surf the net daily since 1997... I unsuscribe from one newsletter a day. I still need to do the math as to know when exactly my inbox will be finally 100% clean & empty.

After that, I plan to go on a light media fast once i complete the June challenge, at the beginning of July 2013 (more on that later).

Simplifying my online life means that I started to clean and empty my email box, as I said before, but also cleaned my computer desktop icons - now I only have 10 of them, along with a new beautiful abstract painting desktop wallpaper from Ghostly, found via apartmenttherapy.com. It looks like this (you right-click the image in order to save it as a desktop wallpaper):



I also organized my many, many digital files, all the photos I have been taking digitally since 2003! While cleaning my photo files, I found this gem, and wanted to share the wisdom with you lovelies.

Excerpt from a Playboy interview with Stanley Kubrick:


Enjoy!
-Naomi of TeaButterfly.