3.15.2012

beginning anew.

 

 

 

 

 

It's always good to have new beginnings. They're somehow even sweeter when they are completely and utterly unexpected. This week, the weather has been unbelievable. The first day it hit 75 degrees, I was a little annoyed, honestly. I'm a winter girl. Don't get me wrong, I love spring. But I like an equal amount of each season. (I know, kind of high maintenance....) But now, I am absolutely loving it. Seriously, how often do I get to drive around town with a Starbucks frappuccino, wearing jeans, sandals, and a tank top, on an afternoon in March? Hello, amazing. And hello spring. Right now, I'm thankful for it.


Any new (and maybe unexpected) beginnings in your world lately?
much love.

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3.12.2012

surrounded: inspiration in life

I thrive on inspiration. (i.e. friday's post) Most of one wall in my room is covered with photos, as is the inside of my closet; its walls are lined with photos torn out of magazines and old calendars.... style inspiration, quotes, and yes, black and white photos of Paris. Surrounding myself with these photos, cards, words, Scripture, and art? It inspires me. Words, in the form of quotes I've found and written out, or, in the form of little notes and cards that I tack onto my bulletin board or post on my wall.... they motivate me to keep going, to be better. They remind me of who I am. Those words help to keep me going.


Photos inspire my photography.... my work, my art. To keep a fresh mindset and to always be growing as an artist and photographer is something that is really crucial. How can I expect to grow if I don't expose myself to new and different work? And the photos of friends and family, the ones that make me smile every time I look at them? They are like those words on cards.... they too help to keep me moving forward, to remember sweet memories, and they remind me to make more just like them.



Whether it is the words, photos, pins, postcards, reminders, notes, cards, or whatever else is hanging, thumb-tacked, or displayed on my walls and bulletin board, it all is precious to me. I live surrounded by words, by art, by photos, and I wouldn't have it any other way. 


What inspires you?
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3.09.2012

friday inspiration

I'm a firm believer that inspiration is key in creating good art and, let's be honest, in living a fun, good, full life. And since I've been experiencing some (frustrating) difficulties with uploading my pictures to the blog, I figured I would share some recent favorites of mine, with you. Ready? I thought so.

style:

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photography:

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travel: 
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food:

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paper + art:

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words:

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diy ideas:

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interior design:

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lifestyle:
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Do you have a favorite? 
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3.07.2012

on words

Words mean a lot to me. They always have. What is said, or left unsaid, tends to stay with me for a long time.

I have always journaled, sometimes in years past filling ten pages per day (to be fair, my hand-writing was pretty big then....) with words. Words about the day. About life. About the important little moments and thoughts that still make me smile and shake my head today. I still fill books with words now, especially since the discovery of Moleskines. And honestly, not much has changed since I was ten. The words that flow from my pen onto the page are about the same things. People. Quotes. Moments. Events, big and small. Words still mean so much to me, maybe even more now than they did back then.

And then there are the words left unsaid. They haunt me. Whether it was something that someone else did not say, or something that I didn't have the courage to say, I'm filled with confusion and regret at the words left unsaid. Words are crucial, yet sometimes it's hard to find the right ones and downright scary to say them when it counts the most.

But the words said when they were needed most, those said in the perfect way, followed by the best expected outcome? Those make my heart soar and sometimes, also make it pound. I walk away smiling. I replay the scene over and over in my head, like my favorite scene in a reeeally good movie. And you know what? I definitely like those words the most.

much love.

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