It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things in to what you’re doing. I mean, Picasso had a saying, he said, ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal.’ And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. And I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians, who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.” –Steve Jobs

abandoned house, prince edward county, countryside art

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 6:53 pm
February 19, 2013

And my mouth is watering, so this is a quick post before chow-time. By the way, HOMELAND is the new Breaking Bad. Please, please, give it a try!! It’s brilliant. Not quite as brilliant as Dexter but still brilliant.

countryside art, barn house art, cottage decor, cottage wall art

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 6:46 pm
February 10, 2013

I love Mumford and Sons.

Chris and I spotted this lonely barn house during our countryside drive yesterday afternoon and I was wearing high heels and could not hike through all the snow to take a good photo. So he did it on my behalf. With a little bit of direction, he snapped away so credit goes to my love. :)

winter wonderland, toronto, canada, winter photography

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 6:41 pm

Happy October! Happy Org changes. And happy Opportunities.

I almost forgot that I had giant Bose headphones that I bought a few years ago. They’ve been collecting dust for some time and I’ve just brought them back out over the weekend. Today, I studied with exhilarating tunes blasting in my ears. With headphones like these, you drown helplessly into an ocean of melody and are transported into another universe. I can study for hours and hours like this.

The shot below is an alternative perspective of the same abandoned house from yesterday’s post.

abandoned barn, hamilton ontario

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 7:17 pm
September 30, 2012

My friend James and I went hunting for abandoned houses this afternoon. Here’s a wicked one.

If you’ve ever stepped onto abandoned property, you’d know that you get this uneasy feeling. Fear is probably the best way to describe it but it’s interesting to note the difference in what drives that fear in you. For James, it was the legal side of things and the way we’ve broken the law by trespassing onto property that clearly says ‘No Trespassing’ and may therefore get caught and charged. Or worse yet, get caught by some Texas Chainsaw Massacre guy and harmed along the way. I on the other hand, don’t even think twice about things of that nature, which in hindsight are quite realistic fears. I am instead rather scared of supernatural happenings like a ghostly shadow behind the trees, the sound of a weeping child, or a zombie (much like the ones from The Walking Dead) limping out of the barn house.

abandoned barn, countryside art, hamilton ontario

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 5:08 pm
July 2, 2012

Black and white cows are cute. They were standing in perfect formation like this as if they knew I was coming to photograph them and put them up on Etsy to become Celebrity Cows. I love the countryside. It’s so beautiful.

cow photography, cows moo, black and white cows, countryside art print

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 12:29 am
September 13, 2011

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

On a more angry note, I sent an Etsy order to Ottawa almost two weeks ago and it still hasn’t arrived. By Friday, if it still doesn’t get there, I’ll be angered but have to accept that Canada Post has lost my package. This is the worst part about running an online business. You can only control things up until shipping. After shipping, it’s entirely up to the shipping Gods whether or not your package gets to its destination. I’m a worrier by nature and so the uncertainty of shipping drives me crazy and gives me frequent heart attacks. To make matters worse, enabling tracking on your mail is an extra $20 or so. How is that even economical for anyone? There is no solution.

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 4:30 pm

until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” Goodbye May, hello June. June is all about prepping for my eurotrip in August and by prepping I mean shopping for the perfect outfits to wear in each city that I’ll be in and then everything else like booking the remainder of hostels, compiling a thorough to-pack list, and just getting uncontrollably excited.

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 6:58 pm