Friday, October 21, 2011

A Missed Opportunity

"A message in a bottle, a smoke signal, letters written in the sand, love--lost and found." That's what it says on Sophie Blackall's blog, the artist I crushed on almost two years ago in this post, for her Missed Connections drawings.

She scrawls them based on what she reads in the classifieds section. How COOL is that?

Here are some examples: 

"When I put your coat collar up to protect you from the cold...

on the corner of E Houston and Bowery...

and I looked in your eyes...

I was very tempted to kiss you...

but I don't steal women from other men...
still...
I was tempted..."

"You were reading Catch-22 on the subway this morning. I have never seen such a beautiful profile. I wanted to say hi, but then you’d turn towards me and I wouldn’t be able to look at your profile anymore. You were so into your book, I don’t think you noticed me falling in love with you. But I thought I’d ask, just in case."

"i bought you that milkshake

you just didn't realize it."


AWESOME, RIGHT?


So imagine my EXCITEMENT when I saw she had a BOOK based on her drawings! It would make the perfect coffee table book and is SO on my Christmas list (if I don't buy it before then)!

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

20 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Wow -- a whole book of sweet, romantic, missed opportunities? I'll have to check this out! What a cute idea, although I'm afraid I'll start tearing up.

(Hallmark commercials make me cry -- and they have HAPPY endings!)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Those ARE really cool. And really sweet. :D

Christine Danek said...

How awesome! I will check this out. THanks.

Rachele Alpine said...

These are AWESOME! I'm passing this on to my sister...we love reading the misconnections on Craigslist!

Joanne said...

There's a certain charm to these that just hooks us. So sweet!

Slamdunk said...

Creative idea.

I think all of us respect and reflect on what might have been.

Matthew MacNish said...

That is very cool.

Kelly Lyman said...

These are awesome and such a creative idea. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Pearson said...

How wonderful, and oh so sad. Makes me think what if ...?

Her drawings are beautiful.

salarsenッ said...

Whoa...these are fabulous! Thanks for sharing them.

Lydia Kang said...

That is awesome. I love how inspiration can come from the most mundane things.

(Thanks for your congrats, Christine!)

S. L. Hennessy said...

I already have it - it's wonderful. And there's an intro about how she came across Missed Connections that I really loved. I definitely couldn't wait until Christmas.

Janet Johnson said...

And those are real classifieds? Love it! Just makes me sigh contentedly.

Lourie said...

Oh my goodness that is so very cool! I want that too!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Hi Christina, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my interview at Lydia Kang's blog. These examples of romantic missed opportunities are so sweet and poignant - what a great idea.

Amie Kaufman said...

Oh, thank you so much, they're beautiful! I know somebody who's going to love this book.

K. M. Walton said...

Wow, I really love both her artwork and the sayings. I must go check out her site....

Draven Ames said...

I'll have to check out this artist. Thanks for point the right way.

Beth said...

Those are just lovely! I haven't heard of her before, but I'll have to check out that book!

for a different kind of girl said...

These make me swoon, and I'm going to purchase the book tomorrow when I get to work. I wish we had it in stock so I could immediately swoon! Love her drawings, and didn't even realize she's the illustrator for the Ivy & Bean series!