Friday, January 29, 2010

simple cinema

It seems that minimalist renditions of popular films, books, and tv shows are cropping up everywhere. I don't know if it's a trend, but as a lover of that aesthetic I'm not complaining. How is there not genius in conveying so much, using the least bells and whistles possible.

Shoot the Glass (responsible for the above image) has an envy worthy collection of film posters that shouldn't be missed. The folks over at Minimalist Approach (a site that also makes my heart go pitter-patter) are to thank for the original post.

goodbye j.d. salinger (1919-2010)

As everyone has probably heard by now writer J.D. Salinger has just passed away. Like many others I hold The Catcher in the Rye on a pedestal as it served as a unique and identifiable friend during my adolescent unglory years, and I am so thankful for that gift.

One of my favorite blogs, Words and Eggs, has a great post featuring several versions of the classic novel's cover.


Over the holidays I took some photos of my friend's little girl Zoe for family Christmas presents. I had little to no experience with that sort of thing and frankly was pretty nervous about it... who wants to give out photos of blurry streaks of red; Merry Christmas, I know you can't tell but this is what my daughter looks like now. In the end I can't say I have any future in child photography but I had the best play date ever. Thanks Lil Z.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Here's yet another tardy post...

The very talented and all too kind Andrew Musson posted some of my photos and did an interview with me on his new blog Centritis. I'm never that jazzed about anything I say but I'd love for you to check out the site for the insight and work from the other photographers. Be sure to also take a look at Andrew's Flickr group and personal website.

upsidedowny face

I love this series by Bruton Stroube... another example of some of the simplest ideas being the most brilliant.

Each portrait has a "I'm a taking a dump" vibe to it, yes? Who knew our upsidedown faces were so similar to our toilet faces (on a bad day I should add). I'm also getting a pretty strong museum caveman feel from the top left guy.

Thanks Design Work Life for the original post.

goodbye curtis allina (1922-2009)

This may not be common knowledge to some of you, but I have in my possession around 1,000 Pez dispensers. To say I love collecting them would be an understatement, however in these tough economic times my obsession has lately been limited to the occasional dollar store purchase rather than the ruthless and overpriced world of Ebay auctions. It's just as well.

Hearing of the passing of Pez pioneer Curtis Allina saddened me; he is afterall the man responsible for giving the dispensers a face, which to me is the mainonly appeal (I just say no to the candy believe it or not). Thanks for contributing to my passion for plastic and bringing joy to so many.

Pez Database [ My Pez QL
Official Pez Site [ ]
Pez Shopping [ Canada Candy Connection ]
Pez Movie [ Pez Heads: The Movie ]
Pez Museum [ Burlingame Pez Museum ]

color of the year

Yes, I'm a bit late in posting this but it wouldn't feel the same if I didn't give a quick mention, especially since it's one of my favorite colors. This year Pantone offers us Turquoise, stating:

Turquoise Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful Times

Ok, sure, I'll buy that. It also transports me to the 60's, which leads me to the photo below. Maybe not exactly the same color, but a hue close enough to make me feel "healed" in these "stressful times". I have some serious typewriter envy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

need to want less: change

So this may or may not be an official return to the world of blogging. I make no promises.

I have tweaked a couple of things on the layout... enough to satisfy my "wound picking" nature, but not so much that I got in over my head and messed everything up. I still have plans to update my website and add some new things to my shop, but one step at a time.

Right now I have my sights on doing... doing anything, and a lot of it. Part of this will involve listening to my own advice and try something new, most especially with photography. The thrill is still there and I'm not saying I am abandoning my favorite subject matters (I am what I am after all and like what I like), but I need to try some other approaches before I bore myself.

I also am most likely saying goodbye to Little Pink Spoon, not that it was any brilliant endeavor, rather a running collection of images I like. Keeping up with it makes me tired. Tumblr as a whole makes me tired, especially as an extra project. I have been enjoying the last few months less tied to my computer and when time management (including what I'm doing, where it's at, and with whom it's spent) hits a good rhythm, well I'm going to stick with it.

Rambling point conclusion... focus and cultivate what I like, mix it up, and ditch the excess.

Friday, January 8, 2010

happy 2010 and other stuff

Hello! It's been awhile... again. The holidays happened and the next thing I know I did not have the time or energy to devote to the blog. Then my computer got some nasty viruses. I doubt anyone has necessarily been clamoring for my return but here I am anyway. I'm not entirely sure where/how to jump back in, faced with ideas of changing the layout of my site or what I post. My head starts to hurt and I simply stay away when that happens. So I'm not sure yet what I want to do. Something tells me I won't be able to give it up, but if I am to continue I'd like to do it right and in a way that makes me happy. I'm probably over-thinking it and that generally gets me in trouble.

So stay tuned if you feel any weird devotion to Recovering Lazyholic. We shall see what happens.

I'd also like to take this time to thank folks that bought items from my shop over the holidays. I really appreciate it and hope you are happy with your purchases!

Last, I don't have any resolutions (much like last year, however I DID get a new phone and feel like I tried harder so mission accomplished) but I have some broad goals. For some reason with me it's all in the phrasing. I want to continue to try harder, to be better, to not let anyone down, and not let myself down. And I'd like to have an art show. Those of you with resolutions, good luck and may 2010 be your best year yet!