Whitney is the delightful blogger behind Darling Dexter, a sweet blog that explores her love of fashion, photos and design. A few weeks ago she made a move from North Carolina to Georgia where she will be pursuing a degree in photography. Though Iâ€™ve always enjoyed reading Whitneyâ€™s posts, I was especially tickled when I read this post on being a creative dabbler â€“ a kindred spirit, indeed.
What music are you listening to these days?
The Avett Brothers are usually a constant in my music world. Iâ€™ve also gotten really into a few fresh ladies lately like Zooey Deschanel from She & Him, Jolie Holland, Kate Nash, and Jenny Lewis. Iâ€™m still cranking the Fiest album and can never go wrong with Josh Ritterâ€“ when I find something I like, I usually get hooked for a few of months.
Read any good books lately?
I recently started my first David Sedaris book â€œMe Talk Pretty One Dayâ€ and have a feeling Iâ€™ll be moving on to another one of his books. His humor is amazing and because he is an NC native, it makes reading the current book Iâ€™m into even more enjoyable. I also jumped on the â€œEat, Pray, Loveâ€ by Elizabeth Gilbert bandwagon and loved it. Oh, and in the spirit of a new presidency I just finished â€œDreams from My Fatherâ€ by Barack Obama.
Have a yummy recipe to share?
Iâ€™m definitely more of a baker than a chef and can make killer buttercream icing. But when I need to throw together a dish, my specialty is a spinach & artichoke dip. I know longer have an exact recipe so these measurements are approximate. No worries, itâ€™s the type of thing where you canâ€™t go wrong – trust me!
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 pack of chopped spinach
- 1 can of artichoke hearts
- 1 package of mozzarella cheese
- couple of spoonfuls of mayo
Mix all together, sprinkle parmesean cheese on top, bake 20-30 min on 350 (until bubbling), and voila!
What is inspiring you at the moment?
Flickr, always flickr! Whenever there is a dull moment or I need some visual candy â€“ I can always scratch the itch with flickr. Iâ€™m generally inspired by the photography of my favorite contacts and learn different techniques and shootings styles by sifting through the work of others. My hub and I also just made the move from Chapel Hill, NC to Savannah, GA, and I am so excited to see how the city inspires my work. Just putting together our historic home has been an inspiring task in itself.
What projects are you currently working on?
Like I said, my house is the priority right now. Weâ€™re renting a historic duplex that is approximately 150 years old. There are not any closets besides a small laundry hideaway so decorating has been a challenge. Iâ€™m trying to put everything into place before I begin graduate school at SCAD in late March to pursue a degree in photography. So very soon Iâ€™ll be consumed with photography projects – until then Iâ€™m also learning to make my own clothing.