Wednesday, 4 December 2013

30daypictureschallenge: Day 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24

here are 5 photos from today. I cheat a little, yes, for these are not different days, but they are different photos. that much is for sure.

and it goes a little somethin' like this:

breakfast wholesomeness // me, modelling my new haircut (which is pretty much the old haircut with less split ends and a fringe cut by a professional) // holidays on ice by david sedaris, tomorrow's bookclub book and a gigglefest through my lunchbreak today // the afternoon sun out my bedroom window // the tea paraphernalia required for writing, my sweetawesome thrifted tablecloth and my current writing set up..

there's something about distilling the beauties of your day into photographs that I rather enjoy. 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

secret: those quiet times

i haven't been managing to write as much lately. it comes around now and then, that i just have too much life to live and not enough time to capture it in words.

i'm also a firm believer in the basic need to feed your soul with inspirational things and let them marinate. inspiration of late includes:

1. road trips to byron bay, howling along to/perfecting my version of blackstreet's 'no diggity'
2. thrift shopping after taking a break from thrift shopping
3. organising my room
4. kittens
5. cleaning Maude the Mazda, and putting lots of love and good vibes into her, planning adventures
6. picking up my guitar again, and vowing to one day soon have my calluses back
7. making collages
8. zines! more arrived in the post, and i am obsessed now
9. sending and receiving postcards
10. impending visits of friends
11. coffee and farmers markets with a new old friend
12. the second hunger games movie, catching fire
13. unpacking another stash of clothes and finding more wonderful summer things to wear
14. rain and green grass that comes afterwards
15. rockvale, and dreams of my tiny home
16. staying put, but also planning trips away
17. saving money and imagining what i'm going to be able to do with it
18. exercise
19. taking myself on a date in the sunday summer afternoon sun
20. breathing in the air

these are some of the things that have been inspiring me lately. i will write some tales of these things soon. for now, here is a pretty picture i took recently. it's a cronut. it's amazing. i ate it up.

happy first day of summer, you all.

30daypictureschallenge: Day 19

feels like falling in love, or making wishes...

this illustration actually got donated to the opshop where i used to work, along with another. they are beautiful and delicate - pencil i think. as with so many things that came through the opshop, these could have easily been crumpled or torn in a pile of other things, but thankfully i was at the door with my hands empty and open for artworks, and so i nabbed them for myself. 

it means they have been on walls in many of the houses i've lived in since, and there really have been a lot of those. i tire of moving house. i want to stay put for a while now, in the same room, with all my pretty thistle drawings staying still on the walls and decorating my life.

i'm making a wish for it.