Friday, July 31, 2009

Thoughts, Aspirations, and Future Goals



I cherish this photo above, seen in one of my moleskine sketchbooks. A stranger mailed it to me a long time ago without a return address, I know it's from "June 1973" and belonged to their grandmother. This was one of four pictures in the envelope.

In an effort to be more positive and stay positive...I thought it would be nice for me to post some small goals I would like to accomplish in the next couple of months.

In no particular order here they are:

1. I bought a couple new moleskines, some cahiers and volants. My hope is that I start sketching again...even throughout art school I didn't sketch much not unless it would effect my grade if I didn't.

2. Start collecting postcards again.

3. --removed--

4. Find some new bands/musicians I love.

5. Start a moss terrarium, or buy one.

6. Spend less time with my cell phone. I shouldn't be playing with it so much.

7. Track down a place that sells Mandarin Orange Green Tea..I had it at a restaurant and can't stop thinking about how much I enjoy it.

8. Sleep in on Sunday mornings, or at least try to. I'm not very good at sleeping in.

9. Buy more reusable shopping bags, I hate plastic.

10. I've become way more patient but I think I need to not bottle up the things I really want to say.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

one of these days..

I will finally mail this bad boys off to Canada for the Richmond Art Gallery's 4th Annual ATC Exhibition..




Are you participating??

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Beach Finds!

So I scan the beach daily (while I'm at my parents house) with my yellow lab.
I collect pretty much anything I find interesting.
Today I collected all of this in these pictures...between a pound to two pounds of stuff! :)







You can click the pictures to view them larger...but look at all the seaglass, pottery bits and interesting rocks :)

I learned how to wire wrap sea glass last week to make pendants. I'll be photographing those soon and making more with my finds.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lush Ocean Salt




I love the beach as does my yellow lab Mason..and I've recently found the beach in a jar!

I'm obsessed with "Lush Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub"!



Some things I really enjoy about this scrub:
-It smells amazing (but isn't overpowering).
-Love the color, it's a pretty blue.
-It exfoliates without drying out my skin!
-It leaves my skin feeling so soft!
-it's fulled with all NATURAL ingredients :)

I also enjoy the fact that I can use it on my sensitive skin.

On the jar it reads:
"We take the lime and the coconut (and grapefruit and sea salt) and mix them together in our simulating, fruity, vodka-based face scrub. For a complexion that glows."

To check out more customer reviews and possibly pick up a jar for yourself, You can check it out on Lush's website here:

http://www.lushusa.com/shop/products/face/cleansers/ocean-salt

Thursday, July 2, 2009

GiveAway Winner!!

My giveaway winner is Rachel!

Congrats! You will be receiving mail from me soon :)