Thursday, July 30, 2009

+ love and monsters. +

oh. my. goodness.

i am now in love with jason edward davis.

hmm...i will be in portland in a few weeks; he'd better watch out...

this boy is headed back to school and clearing out his studio. how he is letting these adorable postcards and paintings go for so little, i do not know! please go browse his shop, spent $5 or $10 (or more) to get some adorable things, and follow him on twitter.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

+ update on my life. +

1. i'm attempting to be vegan again until the end of august. so far, i feel twenty times better, although im getting tired of these four foods already.

still, i'm excited. half due to the fact that i will feel better, and half because i am looking forward to learning some new dishes. unfortunately, sugar is primarily out of the question, as well as things heavy in carbs (pastas, breads) which always makes things much more challenging. :] suggestions welcome!

2. i'm struggling to keep my absurd range of interests in check. august will be my month to sort through and organize my photography, art, home decor, clothing, and writing - and to get it all dumped out of my brain into something tangible. much more to be said on that, but at a later time.

3. this is big for me. i flickr'd it, and here it is:

Growing up as a kid, it was a common joke in our family to call me out for being "in La La Land." It hurt a lot, most of the time, and has been something I've held on to for years.

Today, i'm letting it go.

The truth is, more often than not I DO live in my own little world, and over the last few weeks I have realized this is a blessing, not the curse that I was ashamed of. "La La Land" is the source of most of my creativity, my worthwhile thoughts, everything I write, and quite honestly it is the heart of me. It is the part of me that stubbornly insists on loving and living like a child. I love it, my God loves it, and the few that truly know me well love it. So, here's to being honest, and to living in our own little, better worlds.

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one more thing. you should read this article by jennifer lubell, "death to chivalry, hello to hostility." i am reminded to wait for Better.

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. Gloria Steinem

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

+ simple things. +

i want to be content
with only
the simple things.

this may be the theme for my planning and my photography for the month of august.

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i am also going to start sharing free textures for everyone's use.

here we go!

Monday, July 27, 2009

+ on love +

everyone, everyone, should go look at le love and add it to their blogroll.

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"i remember my heart beating 50 miles an hour and wondering how i could sit there in his arms and feel so comfortable, like my heart wasn't completely broken inside of me and my life hadn't fallen around me months before.


though, that didnt stop us, we spent at least three hours every day texting eachother after that, and not the cute best friend things we use to say but cute i miss you i love yous your amazing sort of things that we loved.


we are in love, i am sure of it, he's told me he's in love with me every day since the first time he said it. he told me he'd remind me every day for the rest of our lives.


i promise i'll never hurt him.


i'm 17 and in love."

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[ read the whole story here. ]

Monday, July 20, 2009

+ i am a lady. write me a love letter. +

"You are well! You think of me! You will always love me. I believe you: now I am happy. I live again. How impatiently I waited for your letter! I am sure my hands trembled when opening it. My countenance changed; my voice altered. I was just at that moment about to send you a letter expressing my great uneasiness. While you are amusing yourself, you forget how much my heart suffers...

Adieu, my dearest love. My affection for you is ardent and sincere. I would love you even more than I do, if I knew how."

- written to Sophie Volland, Au Grandval, Oct 20, 1759 by Denis Diderot

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this print now available for sale on my etsy shop.

Friday, July 17, 2009

+ tgif +

new artwork up on today!

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you should also check out &

Thursday, July 16, 2009

+ hush, she said. +

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lots of love to who featured my work here!

also to,, buzzfeed,,,,,, and all the rest who have featured my love + 100 strangers project!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

+ honest opinions on pretty little things. +

i've been playing around with a new flavor in photography.

i've heard some positive, and some "i liked the old better." regardless, what i shoot, paint & write is a direct reflection of my daily life - and yes, this fluctuates greatly. so, this is where i am right now. but that being said, i want to know if this "pretty little things" kick i'm on is worth pursuing, and if i should keep it up. do you enjoy it?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

+ when you were young +

It's easy to believe in magic when you're young. Anything you couldn't explain was magic then. It didn't matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible - elves probably more so.
[ charles de lint ]

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yes, i took this photo. you can see the rest of the series here.

Monday, July 13, 2009

+ this made me way too happy. +

you just don't know, babycakes.

+ today i went exploring. +

elle moss.

her photo blog & her diary of sorts

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yvette inufio

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Women speak two languages.
One of which is verbal.

~ William Shakespeare

Saturday, July 11, 2009

+ i am a lady. +

many thanks to who featured my work here!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

+ pretending. +


i want to squint my eyes til all that can i see
are the blinding, glassy drops of water
bouncing off the rays of light between you and me


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

+ only good in theory +

it was good in theory, she said

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

+ injustice +

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

Bishop Desmond Tutu

+ crush, fantasy, and survivorman +

and dearest, can you

tell, I am trying

to love you less.

from ada limon's crush.

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i miss my fantasy land, so, i'm going back.

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Here’s a fact: Some people want to live more

Than others do.

from sherman alexie's survivorman.