Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dear Blog,
I didn't mean to disappear for a month... it just sort of happened. And to be honest, I did not think you about every single day like I used to and actually it was a nice little break, albeit unintended.

But in the last few days I've been thinking about you a lot. I've been wondering if I've still got it in me to post a message or photo as frequently as I used to, or even muster up the energy to read all the wonderful blogs I love out there and not feel a sharp pang of guilt that I've neglected you so... or, worse... I wonder if I really have anything interesting to say, and who cares anyway in this world wide web of beautiful blogs?

And then I remembered why I started you in the first place: to collect my own thoughts, observations and obsessions; to create a visual diary of the things that inspire me because my memory is like a sieve and I wanted a place to shelve the things that I think about and the things that I love and and look at them later. Initially, I had you all to myself, but along the way other people, total strangers, started reading you, and that became such an inspiration in itself.

So I'm back, I think... and maybe it's a little less frequently, but I'm back because my memory needs you! And I missed you, you good ol' blog... and I missed all the people that you bring with you from all over the world. AND I just realized that you're turning 4 years old in July and so I thought I better step up and get ready to celebrate.

Lot of love,
Debi

p.s. For starters, let me recap some parts of June and the things I loved/found/learned:

Losanges Rug by the Bouroullec brothers at Dwell on Design.

Mormor tableware by Gry Fager for Normann Copenhagen at Dwell on Design.

New loves:
Lottie + Doof - food blog
Ambatalia - gorgeous everyday textiles
Haven Vintage - Etsy vintage store
Design Tripper - Travel and hotel drool/love/jealousy

And, of course, Arrow.... who is now 8 months old and more energetic every day. I have to come up with new stuff all the time to save him from boredom and subsequently trying to chew everything in sight. My latest trick: Ice Hand! Latex glove filled with water and frozen.

He loves it. He grabs it by the palm and then tries to parade around the yard. But after a few steps his jaw is tired and he drops it and the fingers break off and fly in every direction, which is so exciting... for him :) And then he eats them, crunching them up like potato chips. And that lasts about 10 minutes. It's a nice break and I can get a little work done.

Kidding.

The Studio Dog of my dreams is still a lofty goal...

Idea via El hada de papel via craftgawker.

5 comments:

Mary Pullen said...

Hi Debbie,

Been reading your blog for about a year or so now and find much and varied inspiration in your posts:-)

It'd be great to continue to read.....but totally understand that alternative forms of recording and expression come along, and as artists, our thoughts and ideas and outlet for these change as time passes.

All the best,

Mary

Mlle Paradis said...

welcome back dvz! stop by when you feel like it, stay as long as you want!

Molly de Vries said...

Debbie,
Thank you so much for the mention. I am so in love with your blog, can't wait to have a few minutes to myself to read for a while. Did we meet at Dwell? I will investigate. My best, Molly

Molly de Vries said...

Debbie,
Thank you so much for the mention. I am so in love with your blog, can't wait to have a few minutes to myself to read for a while. Did we meet at Dwell? I will investigate. My best, Molly

debi van zyl said...

Thanks Mary and Mlle Paradis! I'm so glad you keep coming back. xoxo

And Molly, I was the lady with the yellow shoes, I'll email you directly :)