Wednesday, December 31, 2008

happy. shiny. new.

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared" Buddha

So it is we bid farewell to another year that has been replete with joys and sadnesses and gleaming lessons of life and eagerly anticipate a new one to see what it holds for us all...

May your two thousand and nine be illuminated by the radiance of shared happiness and, oh, so much more.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

from our cozy nest... yours.

We wish you crooked treetops,
and stunning mantle displays
(this one by none other than my sweet pickleboy),

and sparkly reindeer noses,

but most of all we wish you full bellies
and grace
and joy
and deep gratitude
and, of course, love.

Happyhappyhappy holidays to you one and all.

Monday, December 22, 2008

lunarmusings in da house.

What a wonderful weekend we had one weekend ago!

The gorgeous and talented Elena...
lovely elena
...and her lovely mate Jon landed at my house to stay for a few days and what a time we had. Yummy meals, delicious cocktails, much chitty chatting, a brrrr-cooold visit to Muir Beach and a quick turn through my sweet Mill Valley town - throw in a professional massage (or two), gourmet chocolate and the excellent new relationship that bloomed over the weekend...
new friends
...and you have got a recipe for big fat joy.

We even stumbled upon some love...
leaf heart.
...huh, go figure.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


...that I had time to chat, tell you about all the little and big things that are stirring, to soak up the early morning sun with this boy but not right now. Not even a second to spare. Soon, though.

*updated to add: wow, upon re-reading this post I realize that I may have misled you...there are no "big things" to really speak of. Just the great big juggling act of way too many little things to hold in one head all at the same time. I'm afraid this is precisely when the blog suffers. So the "soon" means that I will get back here when I can and that I send you all sparkly-warm-holiday-rushing-around wishes in the meantime :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

everywhere, i tell you.

everywhere, i tell you.
that love.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

and the lucky winner is...

...number 8!!!

Congratulations RW who said "count me in - your images are quite stunning - so vibrant." Now RW, please email me at lesophie(at)comcast(dot)net with the image that you have chosen from the shop and all of your pertinent details so I can get you your little holiday winner!

Thanks for playing along everyone, sorry if you weren't picked this time...maybe next time...and now back to your regular programming...

***edited to add: Ramona's number was chosen on her birthday! Cool, huh? And she has decided on 'hielo'...on it's way, birthday girl...

Friday, December 05, 2008

someone's gettin' lucky...

In honor of the holiday spirit!

To celebrate the addition of seven new images in my Etsy shop!

And because - DUH - what took me so damn long?!

I am hosting my very first giveaway!!!

And your end of the deal is easy peasy...just leave a comment in this post by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 9th - that's already happened, people! Wax poetic if you'd like, tell me which one of the new images is your favorite, just say "hey", no matter what you say, if your name is the randomly chosen one you win! And what do you get you ask? Pick an image, any image, from the shop and I will send it on it's happy little way to your happy little hands for the happy little holidays!

Come know you want to...
new etsy images...

***this giveaway contest is now closed - thanks for playing!***

P.S. Don't forget about the limited edition 2009 calendar! Still some left...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

stitched in time...

Hello, friends...ever heard of Posie Gets Cozy? Yup, thought so. And you probably already know that her fantastic sewing project book Stitched in Time came out several weeks ago? Mmhmm. And you can probably guess - if you don't already have it in your hot little hands - that it is filled with Alicia's spirit and spright and delicate joy. I cannot decide which one of these lovelies I will stitch up first. But there is one thing you may NOT know...

My photos are in it. Yup. Me. Published. On page 68. Behold, the Friend Chandelier:
the friend chandelier...
(with my photos of Pickleboy (on the right) and his friends Maggie, Luke and Kit)

Imagine me more than a year ago getting her email asking me if I would be so kind as to wrangle up some tweenagers, snap their lovely faces and then have their mugs made into chandelier 'crystals'? Um. Let me think about it for a second...YES!!! And now it is here and you should buy it because this book is awesome (just like Alicia).

Monday, December 01, 2008

they do.

I shot a wedding with the lovely and talented sammybee a week or so ago...


...a few shots to share...


...a stunning day in one of my favorite spots...


...I enjoyed dipping my toe in the wedding shooter pool but I'm afraid a toe is all it will be because you wedding shooters out there? dude. full respect from me :)

... now off to shoot the harvesting of some olives!