Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

A FEW THINGS THAT CAUGHT MY EYE

*I adore this photo. It reminds me of a hot summer day. And I love that middle rug!*

*I find this hilarious because that is exactly what I do.*


*I love an array of mismatched photos and frames. I couldn't help myself.*

*This kitchen has that certain old homey vibe to it-which I love.*

*I want that candle holder! But I posted this because I had cuckoo clock growing up!*

*Sharp.*

*Comfort.*


*I have a certain weakness for an abundance of mismatched patterns and textiles.*





Art Supply Bag

I was in need of a bag of some sort to carry my sketchbook, drawing board, paints and pencils, etc to and from school. I found some natural muslin stuffed away in my closet, and so whipped together this tote. And to add some color a painted an elephant on with fabric paint, freehand. It holds all my goodies, and works perfect. And it took me less than an hour to make!





I made a pattern, however it may be a little hard to see. It made from one piece of fabric, no cuts. Fold at the black dotted lines, sew at the solid grey. Sew A to B and R, C to D, E to F, G to H, I to J and Q, K to L, M to N, O to P. Just add handles.













oh, and here's my little elephant I drew up for the header!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

MY CRAZY NIGHT













From what I remember, I had a blast! Obviously right, I have a goofy smile in every picture.  I may have had a little to much fun, and I've got the bumps and bruises to prove it.  But hey it's good to get a little crazy and embarrass yourself every once in a while, right?!

Runyon Canyon










I don't know what I would do without this place.  It's so beautiful and relaxing to be here, out of the city and in tune with nature. Runyon is my escape from hollywood; it's a great workout and I can get a great tan at the same time.  There is nothing better then the feeling of accomplishment after making it to the top of the big hill.  I am amazed at how much easier it is becoming for me now, after just a month of regularly going.  My goal is to jog 75% of the hard trail without stopping for a breather.  Last week I started making it through without stopping, jogging the smaller of the steep hills and almost halfway up the super steep one.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A message to you, my readers. This here is my first blog, in fact i just recently discovered the 'world of blogs' out there. And let me say its a good thing I don't constantly have a strong internet connection for my blog frenzy would leave my fingers numb with my eyes permentently sucked into my laptop. I do have to commence the blogs I've found for they've inspired me beyond what I thought possible, not to mention how they've rekindled old joys which I since have been motivated to get back into.

I am truely a creative person at heart, and for a while I had been so caught up in going to school, more than what is considered full time, at LACC for film(as it is my current goal to work be a set decorator), working part time at a sushi restaurant- waiting tables, and balancing a relationship-not to mention my personal life. I get exahusted just thinking about it. Granted that was 4 months ago, and since then I have moved into my own little studio that gleams of my personal style (for the first time-it's a wonderful feeling to have finally discovered what is you. It's empowering.) I'm the type of person that can merely appreciate every sence & aspect of all different styles, and find something to like about it. Therefore, it made it really hard for me to decifer the difference between what I love because I think its beautiful for its charm or clean edges or unique characteristics, and what I love because its makes up a part of me. I don't know how else to put it. Back to my original story. So I've got my own place, I've started exercising regularly (jogging/hiking at Runyon Canyon at least 4 times a week, and I just started a ballet class-which is pure bliss, and a yoga class). My new joy is cooking-well i guess its not a new one, but I have a new love for it. Since the new year its been my goal to eat really healthy and stray away from my addiction to sweets. As I'm trying new recipies, cooking and baking only with olive oil and always incorperating lots of veggies, fruits, and nuts into meals, I find myself experimenting with healthy substitutions and coming up with a new version or a new recipe all together.

A couple weeks ago, while navigating through my fav blogs to a few new ones I discoverd the art of 'art journaling.' I have always been one to have some kind of notebook that is my diary of to-dos, recipes, random lists, random thoughts, lyrics, or quotes, etc, etc. Art journaling is a new found creative expenditure for me, as I incorperate my lists, to-dos, once in a while if it was an extra special day I'll write about that- then I pull out my markers, pencils, watercolors, what have you and doodle like I'm eight years old again. It sounds silly, I know. I had forgotten how much fun it is to to paint a picture with watercolors. Along with my ballet and yoga class, I'm taking two art classes, a drawing class and a two demention design class. And man its great! I've only had two classes, but it had been so long since I've exercised my creative ability in those areas. I had gotten lazy, and had forgotten about the passion for art that exists inside me. Now that I'm back into it, I realize how a part of me was suffocating. Same thing with my ballet class. I danced for 9 years, and then gave it up for sports in high school. It has been 8 years now, not a moment went by where I didn't miss my ballet and jazz classes-and now I'm left wondering why in the hell it took me so long to seriously get back in to it.

My new found bliss comes from an array of inspirations. From old friends to the people I've recently become closer to, from fashion & interior decorating magazines/blogs to cookbooks, and from school to novels. I hope my blog will inspire you, as it is an outlet for me.
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