Monday, May 07, 2007

thank you community for i truly heart you

*today i share this sweetness from risa in ecuador in the form of coral/glass bracelet (how did she know this is SO me?) and many tid-bits of her travels to argentina in the form of art postcards, a pin and handmade envelope. love.

*a purchase of jenny's lemon drop earrings from modishoppe. swoon. i've worn them 3 days straight. can you blame me? earrings which i now wear daily
they remind me of these yellow trumpets i stood under last week and smelled deeply.
yellow trumpets

*and it's a little too warm for hats, but i couldn't resist the sale at giant dwarf after coveting for ages...i'm wearing this on perhaps the hottest day of the year. 90 degrees i would guess! i also wanted this color.

now i am properly adorned
(i tried to capture them all in one photo and it was cracking me up trying to model the bracelet so awkwardly...alas we can't all be hand, or even hat models!)

*and lest i forget a darling little fifi in chloe. don't you want to be her? i do. (oh except i just noticed she has a stalker..eek).
fifi wears chloe

basically i feel like i'm living in a cash free society, where any purchases from my little shoppe (thank you people for liking my little animalitos~ they should be arriving on your doorsteps shortly!!) funnel back into beautiful things to surround/adorn myself with on my artist budget. thank you.

recently i found a scrap of paper dated almost exactly 3 years ago (pre my blog & my decision to go to art school) where i visioned what i wanted my life to be like in a stream of conscious way and voiced some fears.

one of the things i was scared of was isolating myself as an artist, as i have a love for holing up and working on art projects, but then i get refueled by being with others, especially artists. (i'm always exactly on the cusp of the introvert/extrovert in the meyers briggs).

fortunately since then, i not only share a studio in a great group of artists, but i discovered blog-land which has manifested on-line and real friends, support, inspiration, role models, a way of living and an artist journal to reflect on. i know many of us feel like so...and it is constantly shifting with new opportunities and the occasional awkwardness of putting inner most thoughts and ideas into a public forum.

on some days i feel like i cannot keep up with it all... on others the simple thump in my mailbox fills me with such glee anticipating a blog or etsy trade or unexpected connection. then there are those "real" person connections, like at the collaborative art show on friday where i was in a room full of amazing talent from the artists to the show-goers. it was truly so nice to see & meet everyone!

mati rose


Annie said...

Lovely to meet you too Mati. We should do it again!

I was just admiring Fifi's myriad outfits today. She's quite the shopper, isn't she?

Meredith said...

It was so good to see you there on Friday night. I was hoping that you'd be there, and you were!

Your new items are so beautiful. I love the earrings.

risa said...

yay! i'm glad everything arrived safely!!!
i hope i too get to mee you in person one day...

shari said...

hi mati.

you are like the accessories queen. such cute jewelry and love the hat!! xoxo shari

jenny said...

aw, mati....

here i was, catching up on only my favorite blog reads (since there are too many to catch up on) and what a beautiful surprise to find here!

:D i'm beaming you know.

and! you have the most contagious, gorgeous smile, do you know that?? :D

i'll take you for a bracelet, hat, earring, anything model any day.

and i feel the same way about introvert/extrovert blog sentiments too. :)

ps, i just saw that risa was at the falls the same time we were! what a small world, no? :D

lisa s said...

big big big hugs to you sweet mati! you look great in all your new things!!

Shell said...

What lovely mail gifties! I know what you mean about blogs and how they connect you to people - I've met some lovely artists and friends through my blog, both in 'real' life and online. It's awesome, yeah?

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

aren't you the cutest in your adorable blue hat!

** Terramia ** said...

Beautiful images!

jenifer74 said...

such cutie accessories! we are planning on swinging by your open studios this weekend, so hopefully we'll meet :)

mimulus said...

so fun to see your stuff at open studios this sunday Mati! (note to self: leave 8 year old at home next time) we made the unfortunate promise to take Ben to the Exploratorium and he was not happy till we went there. anyway, the creative energy was running high've found yourself a good space to be.

Sofia Barao said...

I found your blog while searching for beatriz milhazes on google, you have a lovely blog.

Anonymous said...

hey, i think i know that datura/ trumpet flower! on the way to dolores park? someday the one in our greenstrip will be tall enough to look up into the flowers that way...