Wednesday, March 13

The Pierce Hill, the scarlet begonias, the empress

West Elm pinned one of my playlists (this guy) this morning, and it reminded me that I've been meaning to put together a playlist of the music I grew up with for months and I keep getting distracted by other genres and time points in my life. Here, take this. TAKE IT ALL. There should be more blues on it, but I've decided to make a separate playlist for that in the coming weeks.

It's longer than any of the other ones I've made (that's what she said) -

01. Creature Feature (Leo Kottke)
02. Doctor My Eyes (Jackson Browne)
03. Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead)
04. Further To Fly (Paul Simon)
05. Cajun Moon (JJ Cale)
06. Glamour Profession (Steely Dan)
07. A Horse With No Name (America)
08. Cowboy Movie (David Crosby)
09. Dancing In The Moonlight (King Harvest)
10. Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)
11. Black Friday (Steely Dan)
12. Give It Up Or Let Me Go (Bonnie Raitt)
13. Who Do You Tell It To (Rusted Root)
14. Night Parade (Robbie Robertson)
15. Ladder (Joan Osborne) - lyrics to this song are brilliant
16. Freight Train Boogie (Doc Watson)
17. Saja/Right On (Santana)
18. The Swimming Song (Loudon Wainwright III)
19. Under The Falling Sky (Bonnie Raitt) - best song to sing in the shower, hands down
20. Revival (Allman Brothers Band)
21. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (Crash Test Dummies)
22. Kind Of A Drag (The Buckinghams)
23. The Credits: Out-takes from Terry's Movie (Leo Kottke)

They're all songs that I grew up with, in my treehouse on the hill. Listen and subscribe here.

A girl I follow on Tumblr read my Tarot Cards today via internet (tee hee) and my card was The Empress. It's apparently a very good card to receive for the question that I asked. Which will remain top secret. I'll take it as another reason to smile about life.

My landlord just gave us the go-ahead to paint, so I'm givin' myself a charcoal gray wall in my bedroom this weekend! Gonna look pretty fabulous with that fancy repurposed headboard, and then I think I'll finally be satisfied enough to submit it to Apartment Therapy.

I'm sketching and painting A LOT lately. Feels good to have won my visual inspiration back; I think it's because the website I spent the past month making at work is finally finished (altogether there are 80 mockups...20 each for full, tablet landscape, tablet portrait, and mobile) so I can breathe and move onto other things. Thank the lawwwwddd. I'm also picking up a ton of large-scale freelance work, which is fabulous since I have a passport and a flight to Thailand to buy and thousands of dollars worth of debt that's just hangin out!

Basically I'm going to be going design-crazy in all forms for the next 3 months. This means I'll be consuming more caffeine than usual (terrifying), so if you see me zip by you in the midst of a ragestorm or panic attack just ignore me.

A sketch, just for you. It's not a pregnancy announcement, shut up Franklinville


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  1. awe - little Hanna in her treehouse :) Love it. Makes me think of summers with a radio listening to tapes in my backyard.

    1. Which is precisely what I grew up doing lol. So many cassette tapes! And by treehouse I mean my parents house :P

  2. when are you coming to Thailand?? That's my hood!! Let me know if you need any tips and help!

    1. October I believe! Thailand, and possibly a couple others (Bali I think? And I really want to see Halong Bay in Vietnam!)

      I can ALWAYS use tips and help, I'm going with a friend who is gonna be there for a while so she'll know her way around a bit, but I'm sure I could use all the tips I could get haha

  3. I love popping by here and finding posts like these. Makes me feel all up to speed in a whole post. I am excited for your playlist. I have a nice chore day on Monday so I will have you on full blast! Yay for painting and designing and caffine. Oh and funk the debt... run away! Love Elle xo

    1. Oh i'm gonna run alright. Gonna run right over the ocean to somewhere new and get a breath of fresh Bali air :D Hope you're enjoying the playlist my darling!

  4. I'm so excited to see your official contest entry for Apartment Therapy. A gray wall would look fantastic in your room, especially with the headboard!

    And that sketch is just awesome. Sketch more please.

    1. Done and done.

      Submitted my contest entry to AT this morning, but am feeling all i'm-not-worthy about it right now hahaha. We'll see if they accept it!

  5. I love your drawing but I can totally see why people might thing it was a pregnancy reveal! I wish I had the energy to decorate my apartment for apartment therapy! I love that site!

    1. Yeah it REALLY looks like a baby announcement hahaha. Ooops.

      It has taken me MONTHS to even get my room to a point where I'm semi-confident to submit it, and even now I'm not sure how I feel. We'll see!