Friday, August 27, 2010

Etsy, finally!

I have listed one pair of these earrings on Etsy (here).  I'll see if the sell well (soon) and then I'll decide if I want to list other things I've pictured here.  If your interested in seeing more on my Etsy site, please leave a comment!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I think the time has come for me to announce that I am a contributing writer to a music and art magazine called Hook and Line.  You can check us out here.  Recently, we've moved from limited printing to putting the magazine online.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Genius of Bradbury

image, devian art

“Embedded in the mud, glistening green and gold and black, was a butterfly, very beautiful and very dead" - A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

*posted via Sherri Dupree-Bemis' tumblr

Check out her band Eisley sometime. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Power of the Written Word

I love that there are very few things that books cannot do. They can pluck you from under the covers and drop you into the outskirts of your imagination. They can rearrange the chemicals in your brain until you feel happy and uplifted, or wistful and nostalgic. They can with the careful placement of words side by side remind you of places you have seen in the dreams of your childhood that you thought you had long forgotten.

-Stacey, Free People's concept intern

photo by me

This quote sums up some of the reasons why I have a passion for the written word.  It reminded me directly of how I used to carry around a book ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower," which I photographed at the time) to try to dissappear while I was in school.  I even walked around the hallway on my hardest days reading that book.  During my freshman year, I read it many times just to be in the mind of someone I could relate to.  I had no confidants in my school mates, so I looked elsewhere: in books. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kaleidescope Eyes

I have many hobbies.  I've tried just about every form of art from childhood until now, and still dabble from time to time.  I have too many interests really.  Someday, when I'm aging on my front porch in the country with a husband, I hope that I will look back with joy knowing that I lived a full, adventurous life. 

In these lazy days of summer, mine peppered with studies still, I engage in childish things.  Pretty water color paintings, decorating pages in my notebooks and making jewelry are all so simply satisfying.  On Free People's blog, I found a new idea.  I recently organized all of the colourful friendship braclet string that I bought when I was probably ten.  Now, I've been inspired to make some long, colourful necklaces to wear each day.  Even when I'm not doing anything particularly exciting, I like to dress up my day dreams.

Check out the easy and fun tutorial here.