Monday, June 14, 2010

Lace Mania

How amazing are these?! They're so beautiful and different, and would be a perfect centerpiece for an outfit. I've been eying them for a while, especially the ones from white owl, but they always seem to run out of the ones I want!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

On A Much Lighter Note...

I just had to share this amazing app I bought for my Iphone today! It's called Hipstamatic and it's freakin awesome!! The photos it takes remind me of the same kind of aesthetic feeling in photos taken from Lomography cameras....but without the $$ (except for a mere two bucks!) and having to go find the special film and a place that will develop them.
Here's a glimpse of my photo-happy spree...

Even the setup while you're taking the photo blows me away!! (snapshot of my phone's screen)

pssshhh and all this from an Iphone?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Designer of Dreams

I recently found out about the wonders that podcasts have to offer... especially with those of the Coffee Break language series (I found them through Itunes). I think it would be amazing to learn another language, and my language of choice at the moment is French. So far I've made my way through three of the lessons but I'm pretty proud of the amount that has been able to stick! Maybe one day I'll actually meet someone who speaks the language (so far I've yet to meet one believe it or not), or better yet visit France.
Another podcast I'd like to share is for all those creative people out there. If you're like me and you learn about how to do just about everything from the internet, you'll like the podcasts from ThreadBanger (which I also downloaded from Itunes). They had a bunch of interesting and fun tutorials on how to make things like clothes and rubber stamps and so much more! I'm hoping this will help me better my skills of making things as well as broaden my horizons. The ability to get tutorials on just about anything on the internet is amazing. I've grown so much of my sewing skills with the help of the internet and therefore have never had to take a sewing class before...I love it!

Learning French, and broadening my crafting horizons.
Those are two of the things on my list of goals at the moment. Of course along with trying to figure out what to do with my education...the never ending dilemma! What the hell am I going to do?
Lately I've been considering some more options. Let me just throw them out there.
either go on to design school to get a degree and better my skills so that I can design and make clothing, but not necessarily have to go to design school because I think that I can still do this by taking classes at a fabric shop..but the point here is to actually pursue a career in creating....
or to go to school and get a degree in environmental I think that would be interesting! I'd love to learn more about the environment and how to take care of it, but the problem here is again like the design one, would it be a secure choice? ahhh the horror! ok let's forget about that for now. After doing this, I could go on and advance that degree or I was thinking about maybe going to try and become a Pharmacologist. I feel that this would be my most rational choice, but yet the one that may make me the most miserable...who knows, but do I want to take that chance...and a most likely chance at that. Or instead of going after pharmacology, after I get my degree I can try and start up or go to work with some kind of Green Business..that would be interesting and exciting as well. Or how about what my parents have joked around with, study culinary arts and open up a crepe joint (I make some pretty delicious crepes!). What I would love is that mixed in with a coffee shop that plays live i love little restaurants and coffee shops that play live music!!! They're so perfect and filled with culture to me.
Well I know that's a lot to take in but that's all the jargon that's been in my head lately. I'm leaning right now on getting that environmental science degree. Probably because I feel that the most important thing right now in society is our environment and how it's going to be in say ten or twenty years from now...and to be honest I just feel like it's not going to be good. Things are changing so fast! I have such a sad outlook on that! Don't get me started! I've watched way too many documentaries, but truth is we have to be ready. Anyhow, that makes me not want to consider going after my love of sewing because of how it centers around materialism.
I'm going to just stop there because I know I am just going to run in circles with this....ahh the horror!

Goodbye Spring

Pictures I captured roaming around my home

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Practice of Boredom-ism

These branches are just like our lives. Tangled like crazy. Hectic. undefined. Rarely stopping to just breathe. I always feel like I must fill my time and constantly find something to do. Same with talking if no one else has something to say, I always seem to have the urge to fill the void.

But what if we didn't bother with such things. What if we allowed for a moment of silence or a moment of letting ourselves take in our surroundings. What if we didn't feel like we constantly have to be knocking stuff off of our to-do lists?

A friend gave me this book for Christmas, The Big Book Of Small Stuff by Richard Carlson, and although it's mostly filled with advice that is pretty much common sense, yet is rarely practiced ( don't criticize, stop blaming others, choose your battles wisely, etc.), but I found the section about Boredom to be one that I had never thought about.
It's about how we should 'allow ourselves to be bored,' and how it helps our mind learn to relax instead of feeling anxious all the time. I didn't realize that I do feel anxious all the time until I read this...I feel I always have to keep myself busy! I would love to learn how to really relax and let my mind be at peace ( I guess this is similar to yoga or mediation now that I think about it, except I don't think that they would say that they're being bored).
The author recommends to start by just taking even a few minutes to not do anything..then maybe even make it to an hour of allowing yourself to be bored. Just peacefully sit there and let your mind go blank... Sounds easy doesn't it? Try it. Actually it would definitely take some practice, especially if you're one of those used to running around all day, but why wouldn't you? Let your mind relax!

Who would have thought that Boredom was a good thing?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Breath of Fresh Air and My Dilemma


I felt it was time to have a fresh start and restart this blog that felt like it was going no where and so instead of starting a whole new blog page like most do, I felt too attached to this one to start a new one...
I started this blog on a whim last time and it just seemed to be there for no reason, so now I want to start writing in it more for myself to let out what is on my unload. Everyone should unload their thoughts every once in a while right?! And there's been so much on my mind lately. Especially since I am in my twenties and trying to decide what to do with my life! What a terrible question. One that maybe I should stop trying to answer and just do what I think is right now. But in these times when everything seems uncertain (I guess I'm referring to our economy), it seems like the most important question to ask.
Especially since it's past due for me to choose a college or university to transfer to. I need to have chosen since a long time ago but I've been stuck between choosing a path towards design because I really enjoy to sew and create things and also between a path in the sciences.
I am not too sure about which area in science exactly, hopefully one that has to do with the environment though. I need to explore this area more! A path in some Science area seems to be more promising than one in design but right now it isn't what I love, only what I like and think is right. Maybe after more research I will have more information to make my decision but so far I haven't been able to find anything super useful.
How do people decide such a thing!?