I know, I know! I'm late again! Sundays have been getting rough! Now, I know that I have already technically shared the above video from a previous post, but I am totally in love with it. And Vimeo. Obviously. Ha! I do hope your weekend has been a beautiful one. It's rather warm and muggy here in Wilmington, already, but hey, all the more reason to head to the beach. . . well, at least until the sharks come out to play! Let's get going with this list thing, shall we?
- Little Miss Sunshine (aka. my daughter) will be celebrating her 4th birthday soon, which still blows me away. Trying to get a little party together for her so it's been interesting. Now with the possibility of bad weather moving in (thanks Weather Channel for the heads up) we may need to redirect the fun, outdoor activities to suit more not-so-wet indoor recreation instead. Boo! I'll let you know how that goes. The theme this year: bugs.
- I've been hitting up my local library and have recently picked up a book featuring the work of photographer Cecil Beaton. Photographic clients ranged from socialites & debutantes, Hollywood starlettes, to the Queen of England herself. He was a multi-talented fellow, having not only skills behind the lens, but also on stage, both as an actor, as well as costume and production designer. He won Academy Awards for costume and production designs for the films Gigi and My Fair Lady. I happened upon a great Flickr set that shows several of his iconic black & white portraits.
- Have I already told you that I want to go surfing this summer? Have I? Well for someone who was born and raised in Hawai'i, you would think that I'd be a pro on the board right? Yeah, not so much. One, surfboards can get pretty costly, especially IN Hawai'i. Needless to say, in a single parent home, surfboards were not considered a necessity. Second, I already had [have] a self-image issue and something about being a chubby girl in a bathing suit, wiping out in the midst of experienced surfers just didn't seem like a fun afternoon at the beach. Go figure. Although, being a chubby girl in a bathing suit, wiping out in the midst of inexperienced surfers, or "kooks" instead, not so bad. A little embarrassing when my board nearly missed the face of a Japanese vacationer also learning to surf, but fun nonetheless. Anyway, more on that adventure another day. But on that note, photographer Ryan Tatar's awesome images of today's surf culture have really been making waves. Most, if not all, of his photographs were taken with film, either instant or cross-processed, which really adds character to his already interesting captures. The photos in his essay, Cape Fear Kooks, were taken right here in the Wilmington/Cape Fear Region. Pretty cool.
- I've really been in this funky state of mind the last couple of weeks, which is perhaps the biggest reason for not posting much here as of late. I think I'm ready for another adventure. No, no! Not anything like the unpredictable, terrifying, stressful adventure of last year. I'm thinking more along the lines of a vacation, or road trip. That gypsy blood that flows in my veins is making me a little restless, but right now, we are no where near being in a position to do anything so. . . I will just share with you, in a post later this week, several travel writing books that have piqued my interest.
- And last, but not least, music. Starting in June, I would like to share with you, over the course of a week or so, daily (hopefully) posts about the topic of music. Sharing some of my personal faves, as well as introducing you to some very interesting people I have the pleasure of knowing. Music enriches our lives and I think sharing that enrichment with each other is good stuff for the soul, don't you think? So, stay tuned. . .
Alrighty friends, again, I apologize that today's "good morning Sunday" bit is getting to you late, but I hope you enjoyed it. Have a beautiful week ahead!