Thursday, October 28, 2010

Homemade is Best, the new IKEA cookbook

Images from the new IKEA cookbook, Homemade is Best, shot by the ever talented Carl Kleiner.

The styling is spectacular and makes me want to bake all day and night. Did I mention that I love IKEA?
-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Graffiti Girl

Photo credit: Unknown, but thanks for letting me bootleg this anyway.

I've never been keen to painting on canvas. There's not quite as much of a thrill to it. I've always preferred random objects, furniture, blocks, old windows, etc. and I think that is why I've taken a liking to graffiti. I guess it goes in the category with my love of fireworks as things that are generally frowned upon by law-abiding citizens.

The word, "graffiti" has such a negative buzz to it, so I must clarify that I'm not applauding those who tag their names on store-fronts with "rude decoration," but I suppose I mean to say that I appreciate finding art in places that it doesn't normally belong. Street art. Wall art.

It can be beautiful, unexpected and a clever surprise.

I love the ephemeral quality to painting on walls, it's permanent and not so permanent nature. It may stay there forever, or, it may be painted over by someone else. That seems to be the risk an artist takes when creating their piece.

I found these pieces on a trip to Los Angeles, specifically on Melrose Blvd, in Santa Monica and in Venice. All proved to be wonderful places to discover murals/stencils in random places.


One of my favorite graffiti artists is BLU and I love following his projects. Take a look at this amazing collaborative animation, it blows my mind.

-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM

Monday, October 25, 2010

Where ya been?

Besides wrapping up wedding season, (Alleluia, it's finally over!) I've been blogging over here. Come see the fun!
-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pin a blue ribbon on my brain

The mister and I took a field trip to the New Mexico State Fair. It is quite the sight- lots of animals, cotton candy, kiddos, and everything and anything you can imagine, FRIED.
My favorite part was the rides. Of course, I was way too chicken to get on any of them, for fear of ending up on Yahoo news....but they sure were fun to photograph.

Standing underneath the clanking metal, spinning contraptions and whizzing tracks was quite the thrill!
The colors of the lights in the warm evening air just glowed and radiated so beautifully.
I even became enamored with some of the blurred photographs.

Since we made the trip, I couldn't leave without getting on a single ride, so I settled on the least daunting... the Ferris Wheel. Needless to say, I was still a scared-y cat way up on the top of that thing!

Ferris Wheel from Jessie Baca on Vimeo.

Music: Good Morning Midnight by FANFARLO
-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM