gatsby, i am…
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.”
— Henry David Thoreau
hi, i’m jamie, i’m a graphic designer, photographer, freelance writer and editor. i live in the forest in chapel hill, nc, love apples, creating, letterpress printing and being covered in dirt in serious efforts to keep my garden colorful and healthy. someone once said i was a giant amongst women, but i’m pretty sure they didn’t see my six inch heels, but i liked the sound of it anyway.
this is a visual inspiration board where i collects images that move and delight me. what you’ll find here is a little bit of pretty, a little bit of rugged and a little bit of preppy. i climb mountains and dream of my a-frame house in nantucket.