Friday, March 16, 2007

grateful::community & collaboration

hello friends,

i'm about a once a week blogger as of late!

ranunculus'... i love u

today i am most grateful for this community of artists and friends i've built personally, and that we are all part of with the incredible networking of bloglandia.

other things A-Z order i'm grateful for~

A) i'm on the brink of some exciting projects:

*illustrations for a project concerning katrina victims who have re-located to oakland

*a piece for the guatemala SPCA to benefit their doggie & kitty orphans

*a guest artist in an inspiring yet to be revealed book

*co-teaching a painting/drawing workshop!

*building a website for my beehive studios collective where we will dish about art & finance... maybe a collab blog to come?

B) i am supa-dupa excited about these collaborative blogs:

sew green
illustration friday blog
tagsale tales
re-presenting-- not a blog, but a must see collab of my friend amy with kids in ghana and chicago!

C) grateful for our upcoming wedding~ hugh and i are collaborating on all things wedding this weekend and going away for an overnight at the retreat center we are getting married at in august. we are very excited that our place caters on site and uses the slow food philosophy, by using organic farms and distributors nearby, including their own produce grown on their organic farm on the premises. i've been loving design sponge's guest blog on homemade weddings (good timing for us)! ...not to mention the link to green wedding reminders ( link from oh joy!)

D) and last, but not least, grateful for miss kelly rae and our new ochre shoes! kelly is someone who draws out your story... from the woman at the soap store who reveals her life changing perspective after chemo, to sharing my own story of becoming an artist. i find myself telling her details of my path that i had never acknowledged before. we share a past of finding our bliss as artists later in life and losing our bio fathers at a young age and have a tender understanding of how this feels and has shaped us in ways we increasingly realize. there is such an easy fluidity to our time together that i am so appreciating and grateful for this girl. and this kickass weather doesn't hurt the appreciation factor of spending a day walking in the park and eating breakfast outside of waffles with strawberries... mmmm. i want a re-do!

here are a few peeks of our day spent together:
we ate well
what could be better...
lucky kelly

have lovely weekends all!

mati rose

ps- i saw mira nair'smovie the namesakelast night and it is beautiful with incredibly developed characters and richly saturated colors-- go see!


risa said...

omg those shoes!!!!

shari said...

so many exciting things on the horizon for you mati. a stroll with a friend, delicious waffles and cute shoes are definitely things to be grateful for. i've been enjoying your shirt portraits. enjoy the rest of your weekend. xx

kelly rae said...

fluidity. yes, that's it exactly. looking forward to many more friend dates with you!

i am also enjoying your outfit self portraits, and i always love all the linkage in your posts!

jenny said...


i LOVE your shoes.
so happy to get glimpses from you lately, and ps, i can't wait to see the namesake adapted to film, movies here come late - tonight i've just seen letra y musica, jaja! muy tarde aqui, muy tarde! : )

Frida said...

i am almost ready to fly to wherever those shoes were found just to buy myself a little brighness and spring colour on this muddy, grey evening in Kabul.

I want to give you and Hugh HUGE props for thinking about how to stay with your values of environmentalism etc while planning your wedding. it would be so easy to get caught up in the "moment' of it all and have a celebration that was less than all you stand for. i'm inspired by you.

lisa s said...

hello there!
thanks for the mention of sew green....

love all your photos... the flowers, the waffles, the shoes !!!

p/s would you want to guest post on sew green about your green wedding finds? thoughts? we'd love to have you!!

christine said...

Once a week is better than not at all--I adore your posts!

Also: I saw the Namesake last weekend and just fell in love with it all. I took Rama to a new Indian restaurant so I could revel in the details (and eat samosas).

Also, also: I have waffle and shoe envy.

Swirly said...

Your post gives me big smiles!!

la vie en rose said...

i can't wait to see namesake! it looks so good.

i love that first pic...of the flowers...too good...and those waffles...yummy!

shash said...

oh i saw that movie too. i love the parent characters. so good. cute shoes, yummy waffles and that re-presenting site is really cool.

Megan Faye said...

amazing shoes!!!