3.24.2008

the dailies: mav from port2port press.


Today is a MASSIVE treat. Huge. Mav from Port2Port Press (my first blog love!) is joining us with a VERY visually-inspired daily! Thank you so much, dear Mav, for inviting us into your busy, busy day...
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6:30a ... the cats wake me up. it's a seriously beautiful sunny spring morning. we still have snow but i can tell the light in my bedroom is changing; it's hitting the walls in places i haven't seen in quite some time. my feet hit the floor, i do a few stretches, turn on NPR and then head straight for the computer to quickly check email. next order of business is to feed the cats and put the kettle on.



7:30a ... breakfast. my favorite meal these days. today it's an oat maple banana muffin (i'm working to perfect this recipe; it has no refined sugar) + greek yogurt. and coffee, black. and then its back to my studio for more emailing, posting to my blog and reading a few of my favorite blogs.

8:30a ... time to clean it up and get to work.



9:30a ... today i'm shipping the card society (my card-of-the-month club). this will take me all day but i will take plenty of breaks for email, snacks, chats and other bits of work.



11:00a ... a break for updating my website. i'm adding my newest collaborative project onto the special projects page today. this is something i should have done at least a week ago but i have been behind. yikes.



noon ... lunch. today it's chicken & chickpea soup from my favorite little grocer. i picked it up when i was there yesterday. i love soup but don't make it as often as i should so picking it up there once a week is super satisfying for my frequent soup cravings. after emailing a bit it's back to shipping!



12:45p ... get antsy shipping and sit down to flickr. somehow find this image by maplesyruponly that makes me feel something wonderful and tingly and happy. "favorite" it and go back to shipping smiling.



2:00p ... my brother calls and wants me to go look at bikes. an excuse to take a break from shipping for an hour or so? sure! i change my slippers for clarks and i'm off i go to look at bikes.



4:00p ... return home, thinking about a beautiful little Bianchi bike i saw, and take the lot to the post office. i love doing old fashioned things with my card club like using stamps and dropping them into the postal slot. each little detail makes it more fun for me.



4:40p ... back home and in the studio, turn on NPR. keep thinking about the man i saw on the way to the PO who was walking with a cat on his shoulder. wish i had had my camera. make a snack, a small pot of tea and get ready for the final work push of the day. this is a hard time of the day for me to be productive but i always try. better just check blogs first ...

6:15p ... pretty much done with work so i decide to call my pal steph in chicago for some chit chat. she owns her own business too so we always end up talking about work distractions, updates on our latest projects and, inevitably, friends babies. i love steph.



7:30p ... a walk into town to return movies. i am lucky to have the company of one of my closest friends, ryan. we run into clover (and her owner: my friend kevin). clover is my favorite dog on the block.



8:15p ... ryan and i have dinner at the blue spoon. such a great spot here in town. we have red wine and talk about life and the pursuit of happiness. same old (in the best of ways!). i drop him off and we see this great sign on the group: DRAIN. i love it and make him stand there. click!



9:45p ... home and feeding the cats again. i have taken my photo for 3191 over dinner so i upload that and save it to my desktop. it just so happens that stephanie has emailed me hers so i set the posting up and make it live. 3.18.08 is now a part of 3191, evenings history. what fun! getting sleepy but have a sink full of dishes first.



10:30p ... in bed with some reading before nodding off. hopefully i'll dream about clouds, or sheep or something else i really like. good night!

25 comments:

deborah said...

what a great day ... i love the sense of routine and spontaneity about it.

Modern Craft said...

I love her art and love seeing how her day is so much like her work-- beautiful, patient, flowing.

Michelle said...

I love your blog and I love, love, love "The Dailies" feature. You always seem to pick my favorite people out there in the world of blogs. Thank you so much for doing what you do!

hannah said...

wow maria. thank you so much for sharing your day with us. so fun running around town with you.

Krissy said...

These dailies get better & better and always put a smile on my face! I LOVE getting a glimpse into other people's lives :)

T said...

It is so inspiring to see how other artists spend their days...and makes me long for the day that I might be able to quit my day job and live my lovely little dream.

Found your blog only a while ago and so happy I did. Thanks!

Kati said...

what an ideal day. one of my favourite posts for sure.

Molly said...

What a lovely, graceful life. So inspiring!

Prêt à Voyager said...

Visually inspired is right. Love it!

Anne

Megan said...

What a satisfying day! Congrats to Maria on following her bliss and making it happen!

cindy k said...

such a lovely day and her photos are always wonderful. i love these dailies and learning about how people in different places spend their days.

angie said...

thanks for sharing the your day! it was enjoyable to read.

hrsj said...

what a wonderful idea, a day in the life of... it enables people to make personal connections. thank you.

amybrannan said...

love the photos! now i want soup. :)

design for mankind. said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments--- Mav is indeed a wondergirl, and I thank her so much for giving us the scoop on her life behind the lens! :)

Mary-Laure said...

Great great GREAT! I asbolutely love Port2Port so I was happy to have an insight into Mav's life.

kim said...

Yay! Thank you Mav for sharing a bit of your daily life with us! I've admired your work for a while now, so it doesn't surprise me that I could relate to everything from your choice of food to your interest in bicycles to your love of stamps and dropping mail into the post office bin!! So fun! What an inspiring way to start my own day. Thanks for this lovely post. It is beautiful to find and feel connections.

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

she is so sweet and talented!

design for mankind. said...

I know! I just LOVE her! :)

Emilie said...

Thanks so much for sharing...It's lovely to see how your days goes on. Really enjoyed it!

karin said...

What a wonderful idea these "dailys", Erin. Very entertaining.

platinum blonde said...

i love this daily! :)

sosser said...

what a perfect day :)

thanks!

shing said...

This was a gorgeous day. And even her dirty dishes look appealing!

design for mankind. said...

SHING: I know, right?! How is that even possible??? :)

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

3.24.2008

the dailies: mav from port2port press.


Today is a MASSIVE treat. Huge. Mav from Port2Port Press (my first blog love!) is joining us with a VERY visually-inspired daily! Thank you so much, dear Mav, for inviting us into your busy, busy day...
---


6:30a ... the cats wake me up. it's a seriously beautiful sunny spring morning. we still have snow but i can tell the light in my bedroom is changing; it's hitting the walls in places i haven't seen in quite some time. my feet hit the floor, i do a few stretches, turn on NPR and then head straight for the computer to quickly check email. next order of business is to feed the cats and put the kettle on.



7:30a ... breakfast. my favorite meal these days. today it's an oat maple banana muffin (i'm working to perfect this recipe; it has no refined sugar) + greek yogurt. and coffee, black. and then its back to my studio for more emailing, posting to my blog and reading a few of my favorite blogs.

8:30a ... time to clean it up and get to work.



9:30a ... today i'm shipping the card society (my card-of-the-month club). this will take me all day but i will take plenty of breaks for email, snacks, chats and other bits of work.



11:00a ... a break for updating my website. i'm adding my newest collaborative project onto the special projects page today. this is something i should have done at least a week ago but i have been behind. yikes.



noon ... lunch. today it's chicken & chickpea soup from my favorite little grocer. i picked it up when i was there yesterday. i love soup but don't make it as often as i should so picking it up there once a week is super satisfying for my frequent soup cravings. after emailing a bit it's back to shipping!



12:45p ... get antsy shipping and sit down to flickr. somehow find this image by maplesyruponly that makes me feel something wonderful and tingly and happy. "favorite" it and go back to shipping smiling.



2:00p ... my brother calls and wants me to go look at bikes. an excuse to take a break from shipping for an hour or so? sure! i change my slippers for clarks and i'm off i go to look at bikes.



4:00p ... return home, thinking about a beautiful little Bianchi bike i saw, and take the lot to the post office. i love doing old fashioned things with my card club like using stamps and dropping them into the postal slot. each little detail makes it more fun for me.



4:40p ... back home and in the studio, turn on NPR. keep thinking about the man i saw on the way to the PO who was walking with a cat on his shoulder. wish i had had my camera. make a snack, a small pot of tea and get ready for the final work push of the day. this is a hard time of the day for me to be productive but i always try. better just check blogs first ...

6:15p ... pretty much done with work so i decide to call my pal steph in chicago for some chit chat. she owns her own business too so we always end up talking about work distractions, updates on our latest projects and, inevitably, friends babies. i love steph.



7:30p ... a walk into town to return movies. i am lucky to have the company of one of my closest friends, ryan. we run into clover (and her owner: my friend kevin). clover is my favorite dog on the block.



8:15p ... ryan and i have dinner at the blue spoon. such a great spot here in town. we have red wine and talk about life and the pursuit of happiness. same old (in the best of ways!). i drop him off and we see this great sign on the group: DRAIN. i love it and make him stand there. click!



9:45p ... home and feeding the cats again. i have taken my photo for 3191 over dinner so i upload that and save it to my desktop. it just so happens that stephanie has emailed me hers so i set the posting up and make it live. 3.18.08 is now a part of 3191, evenings history. what fun! getting sleepy but have a sink full of dishes first.



10:30p ... in bed with some reading before nodding off. hopefully i'll dream about clouds, or sheep or something else i really like. good night!

25 comments:

deborah said...

what a great day ... i love the sense of routine and spontaneity about it.

Modern Craft said...

I love her art and love seeing how her day is so much like her work-- beautiful, patient, flowing.

Michelle said...

I love your blog and I love, love, love "The Dailies" feature. You always seem to pick my favorite people out there in the world of blogs. Thank you so much for doing what you do!

hannah said...

wow maria. thank you so much for sharing your day with us. so fun running around town with you.

Krissy said...

These dailies get better & better and always put a smile on my face! I LOVE getting a glimpse into other people's lives :)

T said...

It is so inspiring to see how other artists spend their days...and makes me long for the day that I might be able to quit my day job and live my lovely little dream.

Found your blog only a while ago and so happy I did. Thanks!

Kati said...

what an ideal day. one of my favourite posts for sure.

Molly said...

What a lovely, graceful life. So inspiring!

Prêt à Voyager said...

Visually inspired is right. Love it!

Anne

Megan said...

What a satisfying day! Congrats to Maria on following her bliss and making it happen!

cindy k said...

such a lovely day and her photos are always wonderful. i love these dailies and learning about how people in different places spend their days.

angie said...

thanks for sharing the your day! it was enjoyable to read.

hrsj said...

what a wonderful idea, a day in the life of... it enables people to make personal connections. thank you.

amybrannan said...

love the photos! now i want soup. :)

design for mankind. said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments--- Mav is indeed a wondergirl, and I thank her so much for giving us the scoop on her life behind the lens! :)

Mary-Laure said...

Great great GREAT! I asbolutely love Port2Port so I was happy to have an insight into Mav's life.

kim said...

Yay! Thank you Mav for sharing a bit of your daily life with us! I've admired your work for a while now, so it doesn't surprise me that I could relate to everything from your choice of food to your interest in bicycles to your love of stamps and dropping mail into the post office bin!! So fun! What an inspiring way to start my own day. Thanks for this lovely post. It is beautiful to find and feel connections.

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

she is so sweet and talented!

design for mankind. said...

I know! I just LOVE her! :)

Emilie said...

Thanks so much for sharing...It's lovely to see how your days goes on. Really enjoyed it!

karin said...

What a wonderful idea these "dailys", Erin. Very entertaining.

platinum blonde said...

i love this daily! :)

sosser said...

what a perfect day :)

thanks!

shing said...

This was a gorgeous day. And even her dirty dishes look appealing!

design for mankind. said...

SHING: I know, right?! How is that even possible??? :)