window to the soul

bonjour mes amis, ca va? i hope that winter has passed, your windows are flung open and spring has sprung! i found this image on pinterest and i should have know it was captured by the one and only Georgianna Lane! she is pure genius. well, her photo hit me hard enough to come to the blog. it’s been a while and i know you know that it’s impossible to write unless we’re truly inspired. so what was it about this pic that called me to sit down in the middle of a busy day and check in? why is this photo so special when to some it’s just an average window like hundreds of others…but to others it’s magical? well for me, besides it being in paris and evocative of so many romantic thoughts, it’s plain, and hopeful. the simple experience of an open window. the brightness feels like fresh cool air and at the same time the beaming sun is warming the chevron floors.  we can actually feel the smooth wood beneath the soles (souls)! of our feet. it’s the exquisite perfection of a shadow from an intricately turned metal, transformed into art. the light through it creates a world of fibonacci spiraling, art noveau, twisted iron that speaks volumes as it silently secures the window. it’s probably been there, leaned on hundreds of times for a hundred years as the inhabitants checked the weather and felt the sun on their faces before the day began or closed it up tight against the rain and cold. maybe there were even days that suitors stood below and swooned to their would-be love. the curve at the top of the frame indicates that this is a very special portal, maybe on a particularly ornate building, maybe even one that’s still intact and preserved and revered as a treasured, special paris apartment. today i’m thinking about the sweetness of the simple things in life, and how beauty and inspiration can be found in even the smallest of everyday objects and rituals. have a beautiful, sun filled day!

 

 

May 15, 2018. Life, Paris, Paris Apartments, Photography. 7 comments.

We take photographs to understand what our lives mean to us — Ralph Hattersley

allo dear friends how are you this october sunday night? i’m home relaxing after what’s been a hectic week. between hurricane irma doing a number on my apartment and getting back to work it’s been non stop. and now that i’m back from my trip and have thousands of photos to edit. it got me thinking about how technology has a tendency to improve our lives but at the same time it’s sort of inhibiting. i mean, like it or not, there’s a lot of editing to do and with pics on my phone, on laptop,  external hard drive,  flash drives and camera cards and it begs the question, what have i been saving these for and what will become of them, these moments, treasured memories and ethereal friends?  i’m going to leave that hanging for tonight cause it’s getting late and i want some down time, but have one more query…how are you dealing with your media and are you on overload?

“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”
― Walt Disney

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October 2, 2017. Life, Living. 7 comments.

some things going on around here

well, hello.  (above image via pinterest).

i’m stopping in to check in with, well, myself i guess! and you if you’re here, i’m glad. welcome to ‘my happy place‘.

“La Soirée” (detail) by Vittorio Reggianini (1858-1938)

i keep forgetting about it. this is where i stop to take a break and do whatever i want, which is really nice. breaks up the day actually.

and i’m starting to notice the happy stuff instead of the dread. who was holding that gun to my head, anyway? oh right, me.

so for the past couple days i’ve laid low after going full force all last week. maybe pacing myself is a good concept to adapt into reality.

as you may know  i have lots of broad strokes on many different projects from trips, to the app, book ideas, the site, the line! but all are so broad that it’s overwhelming and that is where i burn out quick.(aka i’ve discussed ad nauseum) but today has been productive so i’m gonna take note and kick back. and so to wit…what are some things that have been happening over here?

well, the latest collaborations have been with the giants of amazon but also  with the more delicate etsy. (who’s also a giant but a gentler one).

and so what about all this? well i’m using this blog to log and share this info with the hope it will be useful to someone else too. since i’m figuring it out myself, i’m probably reinventing the wheel…so if you have any tips for me i’d appreciate it! but basically, you’re an affiliate. you choose your favorite etsy items to add to your site, and get a percentage of the sale. if you love browsing etsy, it’s a dream.. and it’s that easy. ok it’s not that easy but it’s doable once you get past the etsy red tape. here’s my first live one: theparisapartment.com/handles

et voilà, that’s it! anyway i’m getting really hungry and the sun is gonna set soon. hope your day is winding down. have a great night!

April 18, 2017. Tags: , , . etsy, Life, Pinterest. Leave a comment.

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