Dec 23, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a White and Pink Christmas

As I sit in thoughtful contemplation of Christmas to come, I am in awe of snow. I have not been to Utah yet to see the snow, but I anticipate the beautiful glistening snow and the joy it brings to my heart. Growing up I did not enjoy driving in it, but I loved looking at it on the mountains and around my house. I loved bundling up and reading a good book by the fire. The pictures below show pink hues reflected on the trees and snow, sent by my mom to help me remember my home and Christmas. I love looking at pink sunsets reflecting on the white snow. Sunsets take on a perfect hue of perfect pink. I am most certainly dreaming of a white Christmas with pink. Pink is in my room for one, pink is always in my luggage, which is always a certainty, and a pink is imprinted on my heart, whispering Christmas pink dreams to come.

Nov 18, 2008

Quilt, Watercolor, and Flowers

Now for a demonstration of my three current loves that have been keeping me busy! I have been working on my quilt with my old Tee Shirts. I'm excited to see how it turns out and how warm it keeps me this winter. ;) Check out the squares that I have already sewn together. My goal is to get it done by Christmas.

I enjoyed painting a Disneyland Castle and portrayed how it would be raining near the castle at Disneyland. I also made a collage in class and then had to draw and paint it, and the dress with the cloud and bubbles is what I came up with it. I think my professor thought it was too "pretty." I however think it is totally me, and I like it.

Bri got me these beautiful flowers a couple of weeks ago, and a I snatched a couple of shots before they died. It was a really down week for me and I was very sad. I came home and these beautiful flowers were in my bathroom, and already my spirits were lifted! It's wonderful how gorgeous flowers and some one's thoughtfulness can really lift up your downcast heart. :)

Nov 6, 2008

Ariel - Red Heads VS Blondes

For Halloween, as I stated earlier, I decided to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid. I had such fun, except at the end of the day my fake eyelashes were itching, and my wig was heavy and itchy as well. A lot of my girlfriends now think I should be a red head, but I think differently.

Though it would be fun to be a spicy red head to ad to my sass, the upkeep is so difficult! I do like the spunk and independence that red heads bring, but who would defend the blondes in this world? :)

For me, when I have gotten red highlights in the past, they have just faded unfortunately. Besides, I am a blonde at heart.I can't go against my true roots since I was a little girl. Anyway, I wasn't able to make a tail for Ariel; I ran out of time. It was fun though being Ariel for a day. I kinda wish my prince was around so I could sing "Someday I'll be, part of your world!" Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I am amazed that it came so quickly. I can't wait to see my family and I yearn for the snow. I don't enjoy driving in the snow, but I love to see it gracefully fall on the ground. I like bundling up in warm clothing. I bought my first two Christmas Cd's a couple of days ago. Notice how I skip right to Christmas already...Ha ha. To me Thanksgiving and Christmas get lumped together, and in my mind I like to celebrate them together. Holidays and celebrations here I come!

Oct 21, 2008

The Little Mermaid

Okay, so I am a dork, but in tribute to my beautiful car Ariel who recently got smashed in the front bumper due to me getting into a car accident, I am going to be The Little Mermaid for Halloween. Check out the wig and outfit! I am sooo excited. My tail will be made out of bubble wrap and I will have fake eyelashes too! I can't wait to be a red head and have long flowing red hair for a day. When I first was getting to know my boyfriend John he used to have me sing Part of Your World, and when he actually wanted me to sing the entire song to him while we were jogging in Northern Cali through the trees, I knew he was the guy for me. ;) Also, when I got sick and lost my voice one time he told me that when I could sing Part of Your World again, then that is how he would know if I was fully better or not. I sang it to him after work one day to convince him that he could kiss me again because my voice was back. It has become our little motto and I love that he enjoys my child like nature and love of Disney. Soon I will be able to be a part of Ariel's world on Halloween day!

(Maybe he's right. Maybe there is something the matter with me.
I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad.)

Look at this stuff
Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl
The girl who has everything?
Look at this trove
Treasures untold
How many wonders can one cavern hold?
Looking around here you think
Sure, she's got everything
I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore
You want thingamabobs?
I've got twenty!
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more

I wanna be where the people are
I wanna see, wanna see them dancin'
Walking around on those - what do you call 'em?
Oh - feet!

Flippin' your fins, you don't get too far
Legs are required for jumping, dancing
Strolling along down a - what's that word again?

Up where they walk, up where they run
Up where they stay all day in the sun
Wanderin' free - wish I could be
Part of that world

What would I give if I could live out of these waters?
What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand?
Bet'cha on land they understand
That they don't reprimand their daughters
Proper women sick of swimmin'
Ready to stand

And ready to know what the people know
Ask 'em my questions and get some answers
What's a fire and why does it - what's the word?

When's it my turn?
Wouldn't I love, love to explore that world up above?
Out of the sea
Wish I could be
Part of that world

Watercolors of My Heart

My latest Watercolor Creations...

Sep 30, 2008

I Love. Period.

My New Fall Forever 21 Sweater.
Watercolor Painting
Sex and the City. Carrie and Big.
Best Friend Cards
Holiday Decorations. Halloween.

Sep 28, 2008

24 Wishes and Junk Food

On the 23rd of September I turned 24 years old. I don't feel older; but I am trying to act more mature. Now I am not a young girl who just graduated from college; I am a career woman with a sense of direction. I have goals. I have plans. I have multiple hobbies. I love to create. This past Tuesday I was blessed beyond comprehension by some amazing and wonderful friends. Not only did I have junk food galore, but friends galore. We hung out, watched Christy (the TV series from Catherine Marshall's book), and ate lots of junk food.

We were over flowing in potato chips. It was so much fun to get all of my friends together and I love how most everyone knows each other! My roomie Bri made me cupcakes and banana bread. My mom was very sweet and sent me everything to make cupcakes, and it was delicious.

I definately missed my family though and am excited to see them during Thanksgiving. My boyfriend also took me out to celebrate last weekend...we went out to eat, went to the beach, got lunch to eat by the water and tracked down a concert that was playing across the water in Long Beach. We walked and found the destination of the band and got there just in time to dance to the last oldie "Go Johnny Go..." We also watched movies and just relaxed for 2 whole days. It was a perfect weekend. Now it is time to let the new year begin, and my 24 wishes take flight.

Sep 21, 2008

Yellow Flowers in My Bathrooom and New Necklaces!

Lately I have been buying flowers for my bathroom.

I think this stems from the fact that these elements stand out to me: colors, smells, and style. I love walking into my bathroom and feeling joy in the room due to a little added touch like flowers or candles. I finally feel at home in new apartment with my roommates. It's so funny because when I buy flowers, I often get the question by the cashier: "Oh, who are these for??" My response: "Myself." I used to be terrified of getting flowers for myself, but now I couldn't care less of what others think of me. I don't know why it is such a big deal when girls buy themselves flowers. My boyfriend has bought my flowers once but I don't expect him to buy me them all of the time. Flowers are such a hyped up part of romance...I think everyone can enjoy them and their shouldn't be the expectation of only guys getting flowers for girls. That being said, here are some pictures of my lovely flowers that brighten my day. They are baby yellow roses, and I do believe I like the baby roses instead of the larger ones. They are so delicate and I feel as though I have to take extra care of them to keep them beautiful. Every week I try to get new flowers, depending on what mood I am in. Yellow has been a love of mine due to my boyfriend, and I would have to say it is now my favorite color next to pink. Now that fall is arriving, I believe yellow flowers will remind me of the memories of this past summer time and memories of wonderful summers to come.

Also, I want to share some of my most recent Etsy creations that I finally have made time to create: go check them out! I had such fun and if you haven't noticed already, I am definitely a hopeless romantic by the umteemnth degree, if that is a word. Enjoy spring before it fades into fall...the first day of fall is tomorrow. P.S. it's a day before my birthday. I can already feel a breeze in the air and I can't wait to take out my new woolen coat that I bought at Forever 21.

Sep 11, 2008

The Skull Key Princess Halloween Box

Last night when I was supposed to be a sleep in my bed I was up watching Sex and the City and making my skull key princess Halloween box. I admit it, I was a tad crazy staying up until 1:30 am working on my box, but once I had the idea in my mind I couldn't say no!! Every since I laid my eyes on the Un-usual Suspects stamps by Marylinn Kelly I knew I needed to put those stamps to work. I usually don't like skulls, but one particular stamp caught my attention. The skull stamp appealed to me somehow. With the flower in her skully hair and ballet slippers on her skully feet, I was in love. And so, my midnight charade began. Coloring in the skull key princess with my new pastel colored pencils and oil chalks, I felt my mind come alive. As I worked away on the project I thought back to my childhood and tricker treating. Dressed as a princess, cow girl, or whatever character I chose to be, I acted out the part. Being creative last night brought me to a point of contemplation and made me reminisce about my childhood. When I was a little girl, I could be who ever I wanted to be. I wanted to grow up to be a nurse, mommy, teacher, and doctor. I wanted to marry my prince charming and live happily after. Life was simple, and in the same way, my skully, flexible, plastic, sticky skull key princess was simple too. I knew my skully would never change shape or have to grow up, so I stayed up most of the night working away with her. The ink magically cleaned off without difficulty, making me wish that life's mistakes were the same way. The ink could just vanish. If only I thought to myself, that I didn't have to get up the next day and face the world's responsibilities as an adult. If only I could escape one night into my childish fantasies once more. And so I did. I vanished into the skully princess Hallow Eve box and never returned.

Aug 18, 2008

Simplicity of Details and Sacrifice

What makes a wedding so beautiful? The simplicity of details. The icing on a cake, the flowers abandoned on a near by table while a couple dances, beautiful shoes that go perfectly with an outfit, a veil left on a chair while the bride dances her first dance with her husband. These are the details that make a wedding. Obviously a wedding is about a bride and groom, and the love they share for one another, but if you take the time to capture the little moments, you will never forget them. I was sitting as a bridesmaid gazing out unto the dance floor, and it struck me: is this true love? As I saw one of my best friends dance with the man she loves, I realized it wasn't about the lunch, the ceremony, or the people. It was about them, and the simplicity of their love. Wrapped in the simplicity of their love was their depth of sacrifice for one another that really stood out to me. When it is my day to be wed, I hope that I still have time to capture the little moments with my camera. Art can be found in the little things, and those are the moments I never forget. These little things can be reminders of what love truly is: wrapped up in the simplicity of details and sacrifice. P.S. I captured the bride's bouquet!

Aug 16, 2008

Carrie Bradshaw - Seeking the Perfect Outfit and Big

When it comes to clothing, I have to say right now I love the character Carrie Bradshaw's style the best. Now, I know what you might be thinking. Everyone loves Carrie...she's from Sex and the City and everybody loves her style. Well, I think her style may be expensive, but very unique. Not every girl wears large flowers close to her bosom and not every girl wears her long, wavy hair tousled ever so lightly. I wish I could look like Carrie on a day to day basis. I would die to have her wedding dress and I want her, here's to hoping. I want to learn how to create altered clothing and be good with a sewing machine. So far I suck...but if my mom is super talented I know I have it somewhere in me, I hope. I know a girl can be inventive, maybe buy a few vintage outfits or two and be ultra creative, right? Maybe my mom can show me a step or two to creating an outfit like Carrie's, and then, maybe then I will have a romance like Carrie has with Big. Guess what though? I already have my Big....That means all I need is the perfect outfit. I'm on my way to the thrift store...