Wednesday, November 19, 2014

back in 5.

backin5_3 backin5_4 backin5_5 backin5_2 backin5_1 Jeffrey and Josh recently had a show to exhibit their work as sign painters. A little over a year ago, they casually decided to paint the side of a bodega with a positive message. Its goal was to inspire neighborly affection among the patrons who frequent the business. Since then, they've been fortunate enough to have multiple jobs in all kinds of places from a chocolate factory in NYC to our neighborhood's bicycle co-op.

You'd be hard pressed to find two people more dedicated and committed to their craft and it's been a privilege for me to watch their business grow over the past year. It's common to hear sentiments about doing whatever it takes to follow your dreams and pound the pavement, but these two embody those adages unlike any other people I've seen. They work tirelessly to better themselves as sign painters and offer their services, which encourage positivity in the community and amplify the authenticity of local businesses.

They borrow inspiration from vintage signage and their works showcase simple, classic design. If you're interested in reading more about them, head over to their website, which has images of all their jobs and information about how J&S Signs came to be.

Monday, November 17, 2014


weekenders1 weekenders2 weekenders3 weekenders4 As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to make a conscious effort to have a thankful heart. I'll start with weekends. These weekender posts have been a really wonderful exercise for me. I've never really had many hobbies and taking photographs has quickly become one of my favorite ways to pass the time. I love walking around our neighborhood and looking for simple moments to capture.

This weekend, we headed out of our little neighborhood and across the bridge. We explored parts of the city we've never paid much mind to and it was nice to get a fresh perspective on a familiar place. Ever since Jeffrey began his sign painting venture, I feel like I've taken note of so many beautiful signs that I may never have noticed in the past.

I've come to realize that sometimes things are hard and that's okay. The wrinkles will shake out when the time is right. This weekend, I took care to remember the wonderful pieces that make up my life. My heart is full.

P H O T O G R A P H S / /
( 1 || These sweet yellow blooms are everywhere and I adore them. )
( 2 || Late fall in Florida often means perfect outdoor-dining weather, which is just what we did in one of our favorite neighborhoods at one of our favorite restaurants. )
( 3 || Taking note. )
( 4 || Taking note, part II. )

P.S. More weekend posts here.
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