Wednesday, 27 July 2011

lukasz wierzbowski

i have spent a good portion of my afternoon mesmerized by the work of Polish photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski, who shoots exclusively with film. these are but a few of the photos i found most inspiring. click on the images to enlarge, and do visit his website to see more.

Friday, 22 July 2011

gimme the willies

kay, Willie Nelson is badass. this song is a bit dark for a sunny friday morning, but he's so intense! dig it.

Monday, 18 July 2011

tony katai

photographer Tony Katai is based in Detroit. see more of his work here.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

all the king's women #30 - donna douglas

actress Donna Douglas was born in Pride, Louisiana in 1933. a self described 'tom boy' and animal lover, Donna related to the character she would become most associated with - that of Elly May Clampett on TV's The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971).

Douglas was married shortly after highschool to Roland Bourgeois Jr. and had a son, Danny. within a few short years, the two were divorced and after winning a couple of beauty contests, Donna moved to New York to begin her career in television.

in 1965, during a Beverly Hillbillies summer hiatus, Donna began working with Elvis on Frankie and Johnny (1966), a script modeled from the lyrics of a folk tune. Elvis played Johnny, an 1890's river boat entertainer with a suspiciously modern hairdo and a gambling problem.

[note: as this series progresses, given that we're moving chronologically through Elvis' film career, you may notice an undeniable funk beginning to eminate from some of the movies made after 1965. though i myself would liken such funk to that of a well aged and delicious cheese, Frankie & Johnny is particularly stinky even to my nose.]

when Beverly Hillbillies was over, Donna got her real estate licence as a security measure, but spent most of her later career as a gospel singer, recording several albums, and public speaker, often making appearances in her trademark Elly May costume.

Donna has also written a children's book titled Donna's Critters & Kids: Children's Stories with a Bible Touch.

social periodic table

my social network sphere is fairly limited. facebook and this blog are the only vehicles i use regularly, though i do have a tumblr account that i update every once in a while, a flickr account i haven't updated in years, and a twitter account without a single tweet. a dabbler at best, i wasn't entirely shocked when i came across this periodic table and discovered that there are quite a few sites i know nothing about. while i haven't the time or the inclination to grow my wee sphere at the moment, there were a couple of really interesting sites on there, particularly some of the music ones, so i'm posting it here for you. click on the picture to be taken to the site where you can click on each symbol.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

between the lines

i found a lovely blog today that has all kinds of awesome tutorials like the bracelet pictured above, which i'm totally gonna use, it's called Between the Lines. go see.

Monday, 11 July 2011

jo hamilton

came across the incredible crochet work of artist Jo Hamilton this morning. you should visit her website for more.