This is a sort of a soft, emo new year wish for all of my fellow Pisces. These are all songs that I love to listen to on repeat for hours. These are songs that I can't help but sing along to very, very loudly and full of emotion. The best kind of songs really.
As my Valentine's day present to you, I present this smoldering heart that's about to get hammered. The perfect metaphor for love: either a beautiful bond is created or it all falls apart in a smoldering hot mess.
I went to the Florida State Fair last weekend. I was too emotional in the animal area and overwhelmed with the number of people on the midway (impossible to take photos really), so I retreated into the nostalgic loveliness of Cracker Country. Living history.
Also, I've been working on my website. If you get a minute, check it out and let me know what you think. I'm trying out a new design for the blog too. The content is still a bit of a work in progress, so check back.
It is just a state. A moment. We're into a new year, which, for me, has followed a year of sea sickness with the norm of extreme highs and lows. This is a moment of quiet that follows so much rushing and worrying. To be honest, the void of worrying is a bit worrisome. I guess it is just the moment of change. Life is shifting again. Anyway, this is what sounds good.
These are the tracks:
He's like a mascot of strength and pride. No wonder I took so many photos of the Guira Cuckoo while visiting Discovery Cove last year. And yes, I am still trying to review photos that I took last August. Enough with the judging.
So, which version do you prefer? Black and white or color?
Yesterday, I was finally took down my Christmas decorations. While cleaning up some dead buds in my Christmas plant, I noticed something shiny down under the leaves. When I turned the pot around for a better look, I saw this fat toad nestled under the leaves in the dirt. He was super mellow and let me move around the pot while I took his photo. In particular, I think his eye is really cool.
Once I was done, I turned him back around to his happy spot on my front porch. I'm hoping that now that the holidays are over, I'll have more time for my happy place, outside taking photos and inside painting away in my new art room.
My Grandmother was amazing in how she saved important pieces of our family history. Using her boxes of saved information, which included photos, newspaper clippings, and other family information, I was able to piece together a fairly detailed family tree that really helped me to understand my family a lot better.
Back in one of the boxes, I found a small a Lazarus box with some of my Great Grandparent’s Christmas tree ornaments. I found a mixture of beautiful glass bulbs and light bulbs from a kitschy old set of lights that had been tied off to hang on the tree. I love having a bit of my family history hanging on my Christmas tree. It also gave me an excuse to play around taking photos of Christmas lights.
I put this mix together back in August, and then life got super crazy. I had planned for a moody alt Halloween mix, but it sounds more moody and lovelorn these days. Oh well, it still makes for some happy listening.
This is my extremely belated Halloween post. I went on vacation in August, and then bought and moved into my first house in September and October. To say it was a crazy time would be a monumental understatement. Everything moved so fast, and yet was still quite stressful.
The fantastic news is that I was in my new place for Halloween, and I got my first trick-or-treaters. Even though I had only moved in a few days before, I carved a few pumpkins to get in the spirit. So, a very happy and belated Halloween to everyone.
For a fun, creative challenge, I bought the book, One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for
Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun (One A Day). It took me a bit longer than 6 week, but I've finally made it through all of the exercises. There area few aspects to Zentangles that irritate me (like the lame naming of things), but it is a relaxing and meditative practice, and I feel like I've definitely grown quite a bit over this series of exercises. These are my week six designs:
During this process, I added each of my drawings to my One Zentangle a Day set on Flickr.
My days have been crazy hectic lately. To balance it a bit, I've been listening to music that helps me relax. It's al based on the Dawes song that I listen to for two days straight.