I spend quite a bit of my time during the workday emailing back and forth with a good friend in Ft Worth. We may as well be instant messaging, because it usually turns into one long conversation. One thing we often do is a "pic request", where one of us requests pictures of whatever random thing we think will bring us cheer. Lately it tends to involve decorating, food or Zachary Quinto. The visuals we receive act to recharge our emotional batteries, a bit of sunshine to solar-power through the day.
If you need a visual pick-me-up, try hopping over to Sara Norris' Etsy shop. Her stunning photography has a very light and natural air, ranging from whimsical to ethereal, with lots of depth in between. I personally fell head over heels in love with this print, which she calls Summer Daydream:
I don't know about you, but that photo is a breath of fresh air to me. I want to lie beneath it and feel that sun beam warm my cheeks while I breathe in the grass around me.
This one also speaks to me, although it is very different in style. It comes from her Roots Series:
Despite the cold, stark lighting and background, something about this picture resonates in my depth with a deep, warm tone. It is hard to explain, but I have always felt a near-guttural connection to trees.
But enough of me sounding like a hippie, and on to the good stuff. Kate is have a giveaway over on her Centsational Girl blog for a $50 gift certificate to Sara Norris' shop! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment describing which prints you love. She also describes over ways to enter this giveaway, so hop on over and fall in love with Norris' view of the world.