260. riot fest.

This weekend was riot fest. I spent all of saturday and sunday listening to bands I loved in my youth…. Hot Water Music, Alkaline Trio, and the descendents were definitely the highlight of my weekend. I also saw Gwar, gaslight anthem, cursive, elvis costello, built to spill, gogol bordello, and slapstick. This was by far one of the best music fests I have been to in Chicago. We had a great time filled with friends and music all weekend long!

 

177. typography walk.

I took a walk at lunch today to avoid having to go to the gym, and photographed type around the city.  Hope to do this again!

169. instagram coasters.

Since we got a new table, I figured we could use some coasters. I have seen ways to take scrapbook paper and adhere them to tiles and make coasters, but I did this using some instagram photos. I always print a bunch, and then I don’t really do anything with them because I can’t really find frames. This was so easy and I loved how it turned out!

I print my photos using scrapbookpictures.com, and while writing this post realized they closed this year. They printed 4×4 photos for about 12 cents a piece! Bummer. Good thing I had a stash of photos previously printed…

I went to Home Depot this morning and got some of these 4.25×4.25 ceramic tiles for 13 cents a piece. I adhered the photos to the tiles using mod podge, then used a sponge brush and brushed it over the top of the photo as well. I let it dry and did one more coat to make sure everything was good and sealed. I  got a package of little felt pads for the bottoms for $3 and stuck these to the bottom of each one.

I think I could buy a little photo hook and put it on the back and use these tiles to display the photos on the wall. These would also make really great gifts! And they were so inexpensive, I could easily make more and swap them out as I take new photos!

139. last morning bus ride.

Since just about everything I own is in boxes, I have to make more photographs, because my phone is pretty much my last tool of creativity for a few more days.
Today marked the last morning commute for me and milo on the bus. Tomorrow is moving day!

30. bird on a wire.

I’m meeting friends after work today, and will be getting home kind of late, so I snapped this photo this morning on my way to work.

Happy Monday! It’s going to be 50 degrees today!!

02. photo canvas.

A few weeks ago, Livingsocial had a daily deal to canvaspop, and I got enough people to buy it so mine was free! They just started printing instagram photos and are running a really great promotion right now. I had a hell of a time deciding what photos to choose, and finally decided on these four. Im not totally sold that I chose the right four, but maybe someday when we move into our dream house (or any house) these will prove me wrong. I chose four places that treated me pretty good this year: Saugatuck, Michigan; LA; Chicago lakefront; Paris.