• Inspirations

    I love architecture and great photos of architecture. The whole gamut, medical from the impression that an entire building or interior space makes, cheap to the small details. When I was a kid and I took photographs, seek mom would ask “where are all the people?” because I’d be taking photos of buildings and landscapes, not family or friends. The impressionist painter Claude Monet is famous for having painted the Rouen Cathedral over and over again, but in different light. I still remember what a revelation this was to me when I first read about it (likely in my early teens). At first blush it sounded horribly boring to me,…

  • Brainstorming is better done in two.

    After looking at a few pictures of invitations (you can use Flickr.com, overweight Knot.com or WeddingChannel.com to find images that inspire you) I found one that we both liked. It was square, it had a ribbon holding the “extra” paper inserts and a pretty little contrasting-color square in the front of the invitation…beautiful, simple and practical! It was perfect! Of course, we’d have to change everything to our liking and translate accordingly (since my family is from Mexico, I wanted to have them in Spanish) so far we just had a basic idea for the shape. The next things to be decided were: Colors; obviously red (we like darker shades…

  • The expensive world of photography

    So, cheap we bit the bullet. We went ahead and bought a Digital SLR camera. I’ve long been interested in photography. When I was maybe 11, I took a summer camp class* on photography. We used manual SLR film cameras with black and white film, learned about exposure, aperture, and even how to develop B&W film and make prints from it. In retrospect, frankly, I was in way over my head. I know I didn’t totally grasp the concept of aperture, and why you wouldn’t just always leave the camera at the widest aperture for every shot. Not to mention with a complete lack of a dark room and equipment…

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  • Where all the magic happens

    If you’re going to be working on all kinds of weird projects, purchase you need a place to do them. Here’s mine: Since I live in a condo in the city, my space is at a premium. So I’ve learned to be a little creative and make do with what I’ve got. The “workshop” pictured above is really just a desk with a custom compressed fiberboard cover added to protect the cherry wood veneer. I can cut, paint and glue to my heart’s content on this thing without destroying my desk. You can see the LEDs of my network, old stereo amp and a keyboard mounted underneath the desk, to…

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  • R.S.V.P. – Reserved Savings Vanish (in) Paper

    So what do you do when you walk into a Center City stationary shop that shall-remain-unnamed and are given a quote of $500 for 100 wedding invitations? If you’re me, sales you thank the person and walk out. Then, ambulance later that afternoon, viagra dosage meet your significant other and the first words you say to him are “WE are making the invitations”. Yup, I found it insane that the basic invitations were going to be that expensive (well, I’ve found the whole wedding thing a little bit crazy; everything costs 3X of what it normally does just because it carries the word “bridal” or “wedding”…but I digress) so the…

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  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Squirrels Go Like This, buy information pills Angie (craftyangie) and Thad’s (boombadeus) blog on… well, phimosis it’s not about squirrels, I can guarantee that. See our about page for a little more information about us and this wacky blog.

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