Morning Pondering

30/09/2014



Hello friends, long-time-no-post! :) Walking home from the gym early this morning I was smiling as I realized that I've found myself in a routine at school and I'm not nearly as tired as I was the first couple of weeks. It is going well!

Something I've been learning as I am being immersed in projects is that in order to be an artist, designer, or creator in general you must constantly have your eyes on the lookout for inspiration everywhere. In order for me to productively produce project after project, week after week I need to have a supply of ideas for colour combos, lines, shapes, textures, compositions, and more! Also, Pinterest doesn't cut it for me -  it can be more of a productivity block then an inspiration source as it wastes precious time! I'm finding myself flipping through books and magazines in the library, pulling out my camera to snap photos often, and jotting ideas down on everything. I'm sure, like my schedule, I will find a routine for creative projects. So I am genuinely interested, can you pinpoint things that fire you up? What are your sources for creative inspiration?

Colorado

05/09/2014

My family and I flew down to Colorado for the last week of August. We were visiting my aunt, uncle, and cousins who live there and are surrounded by so much nature. We hiked up mountains, drove through canyons, took too many photos of the endless, gorgeous and ever changing skies, and did some delicious cooking over a campfire! I can for sure say we all had an amazing time and our expectations of Colorado were blown away.











Some Places We Went and Loved


  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs
  • Chipotle! 
  • Navigators Castle, Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs
  • Pikes Peak
  • Hoursetooth Rock hike, Fort Collins

Hello September!

01/09/2014





Happy Labor Day and September 1st! I hope you are all getting to enjoy your long weekend. I flew back home from a family vacation in Colorado on Saturday. Sunday was packed with church, visiting my grandparents (if you think of it please pray for peace and comfort for my grandpa as he is very sick), and ended with a birthday dinner for my brother-in-law. Today I have been packing and preparing to move out tomorrow for school! More on both my Colorado trip and college to come, but to say the least it has been busy and I am filled with so many mixed emotions! Nerves, excitement, sadness, hope and more are abounding. So thankful for my God who is a solid rock no matter where my journey may take me.

August Favorites

25/08/2014


I can't express how fast my summer seemed to fly by! It was definitely a favourite - filled with so many happy memories. Today I am sharing some of my top favorite things from this lovely, sunny, summery August!

  1. These Earrings!: Amos Pewter Co. is a Nova Scotian Company with beautiful pewter jewelry and more. I bought myself these cherry blossom ones that I couldn’t resist as apple blossoms are my favourite spring bloom! 
  2.  Paper Co. Note cards: Anna Bond's painted florals are great. I’m loving this inspirational quote, “The Best is Yet to Come”, one I have on my desk.
  3. Birdy: I have had Birdy, specifically Not About Angels, Shelter, and Best Shot on repeat this summer - her voice is lovely!
  4. Handmade Pottery: I took a pottery class this spring and gained an appreciation for the art, especially pottery thrown on the wheel...It is not easy! I bought this pretty cup at a little pottery studio down the road from where I stayed in Nova Scotia.

DIY Patterned Tape

20/08/2014

Washi tape is definitely my favourite craft supply, it makes everything so much prettier! I remember making magazine stickers at the summer camp I worked at and had the idea to make some "sticker tape" from patterns clipped out of magazines. I simply enjoy my time crafting, so going the extra mile to make my own tape from some very pretty patterns was lots of fun for me!







Start by finding and cutting out strips of patterns found in magazines.

 

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