Monday, April 26, 2010

*five photos*

. . . more to come. . .

no pants april: day 23, 24, & 25

{no pants april- yoga weekend edition! this past weekend was a challenge, but I wore yoga pants & skirt combos & it worked out pretty well!}

no pants april: day 21 & 22

{the theme: delicate little floral prints & the earth}

no pants april: day 19 & 20

no pants april: day 16, 17, & 18

Friday, April 23, 2010

guess where i'm headed today?

to asheville of course!

as always, i'm looking forward to my time away. i'm so blessed to have this opportunity and so blessed to have such a great group of friends there.

i finally finished the essays i have been trying to get to for over a month, and now all i have to do is take a shower, pack, drive, and find a place to stay {i thought all this was sorted out, but apparently not. . . }

"let the words of my mouth and the
meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
oh lord, my rock and my redeemer."

-psalm 19:14

{photos from last time at mm & dd's house. . . oh my hyper-extended downdog. . . when will i ever learn!}

p.s. check out steph's new video. . . she's so fun!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

wishing you a happy earth day!

i'm thinking that i should totally blow off all homework and spend the rest of the day out at the mott's farm. . . tired of writing essays, making phone calls. . . getting nowhere. . . feeling discouraged. . .

i'm tired of complaining and tired of being stressed.

change is coming and it is all going to be for the best.

. . . . . . . . . . .

"only to sit and think of God,
oh what a joy it is!
to think the thought, to breath the Name
Earth has no higher bliss."

-frederick w. faber

. . . . . . . . . . . .

once again, happy earth day, but then again, why isn't every day earth day? all i can think about today is this new idea that sun chips came up with. . . random that that of all the things to be thinking about on this day, that comes to my mind. i don't even eat sun chips more than maybe once every 6 months, but still, admit it, it is pretty cool. . . ha! and i want to know why i can't finish up with my essays !


* these treehouses are bound to make your day brighter

*chairs are bad news. . . i'm trying to use them less.

*i love this

*this song has been in my head all week {she's out of her mind, but you have to love it}

Monday, April 19, 2010

thinking about:

* a new lappy {still have not made up my mind about this, but i will most definately need something with great photo-editing abilities}

*camera lenses {all so deliciously expensive. ha!}

*a domke bag

*shiny aviators

*white bathing suit for the beach

*a thick fedora {mine has a weird crease in it}

*this book

*great prana pants

*europe!!! {i've gotta make this happen. . . last night i couldn't fall asleep because i made the mistake of picking up the world atlas i keep by my bed. . . i got too excited about future travels that i couldn't fall asleep}

*bikes & rollerblades {i really don't want a car in life. . . i want to walk, bike, blade everywhere for the rest of my days. i had this funny little vision of my future in d.c. (back when i was thinking i was going to end up there). . . i would rollerblade to class every morning in my paint-splatter cut-offs and sweater with my ipod and big red sunglasses. . . sounded pretty perfect, and still does. kelsey is my true inspiration for this! she's so hott and she's made unc learn to embrace it!}

*gap year opportunities {(?) still just trying to figure all this out}

*flights to belguim, bhutan, etc. . . you know, the usual. {i spend any free time researching cheap student flights}

*this 91 year-old yoga teacher

*how many papers/projects are due this week. . . ugh! i'm currently writing two at the same time

*how to handle certain difficult situations

*the summer {planning to: work as many jobs as possible, go to charleston with the girls, go to a concert (phoenix is coming y'all!), paint (missing all of it. . . the smell of the oil, dragging out the big blue blanket & my wobbly easel, & the labor intensive/exhausting, but still terribly rewarding work. . .), read through the stack of books i have had behind my bed since last summer, do some yoga and teach some too, be there for people, & have a little adventure in belguim, france, & england with k (peut- ĂȘtre?) it is all exciting & wonderful & distracting!}

*senioritis {is it something that you can think about or is it just natural?}

*how dreamy montana is

*future painting projects

*how i entirely failed at this april challenge

*how cool it would be to be a student {zoe is at columbia} & publish your own book of photography. . .}

*how/when i want to change up this little blog's layout

the toy camera

voici mon appareil photo jouet!

abby & kelsey gave me this little holga for my birthday & i'm still a little puzzled by it. love it, but my photos still need some work. . .

the 4.1.6.

abby & guion's second party to celebrate their upcoming wedding! 40-some days now, n'est-ce pas?

{included: a yummy dinner, gift opening, cupcakes, & a spontaneous dance party outback!}

Friday, April 16, 2010

no pants: days 14 & 15

no pants: days 12 & 13

art for your day

bay side, helen frankenthaler

no. 1, 1948, pollock

no. 10, 1950, rothko

*currently- loving studying post-modern work for the first time in my life! check out the glorious colors they use. . . {a whole lot of yellow ocher/burnt sienna & the occasional splatter of purple} if i were in the middle of designing my own wedding, i would most def. take my inspiration from a rothko work.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

needed to see this

just a good reminder.

i currently have a zillion and one thoughts flying through my head every couple of seconds. i just need to calm down & trust that everything will work out.

{keep calm gallery, i also really love this one}

no pants: day 11

inspirations for day 11:

1. work at mainstreet

2. military-style shirts, frilly black skirt, medusa bronze earrings & chacos

3. green & white in d.c.

4. citrus fruit {esp. fat & juicy oranges} & my college pro/con list

terribly confused

just when you think you have made sense of all the madness, everything comes crashing down again.

i was really afraid of letting this happen. . .

i got attached to something. . . & now, my big dreams are less likely to become a reality.

you spend so many years working towards a goal like college, anticipating it, planning in, preparing for it, & it all comes down to just two weeks.

. . . . . . . . . . . .

the much anticipated corcoran financial aid package came today & my chances of ending up there seem bleak/less likely. i was getting so excited about my future there, but sometimes, you just have to be realistic. unc is a fantastic school, but my heart still longs for d.c. i'm just terribly confused/concerned/lost right now. whatever happens, it will all be for the best, & i know that full well.

my final decision has not been made, & who knows, maybe that long idealized image of myself as a starving artist in a big city might actually become my reality. maybe those internships & chances to pursue my passions/interests more fully will be more possible in d.c. or maybe they would be possible at unc too. i just don't know! i have always struggled to think practically and realistically. mom & dad always have encouraged us to dream big. . . & now what?

"blessed is the man who trusts in the lord, whose trust is the lord. he is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, & does not fear when the heat comes, for its leaves remain green, & is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; 'i the lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds."

- jeremiah 17:7-10

{photo of an alison watt original. i simply cannot get enough of her work- it is mesmerizing. the way that she works reminds me a great deal of o'keeffe. i cannot imagine doing what she does with her massive canvases}

Monday, April 12, 2010

no pants: days 9 & 10

goodwill printed skirt {day 9}. anthro dress & homemade flower headband {day 10}.

kelsey looks like a total babe in the pic n'est ce pas?

d.c. love continued

more pictures from last week's day trip.

i cannot help but think that i belong in this city!

i'm now at the point that i am not going to give up on this dream until i know for a fact it would be impossible.

. . . still just waiting to figure out the final financial aid info. . .