Monday, August 16, 2010

Paintings and Goal Numero Une y Deux

  In an effort to get all of my paintings posted and to get a creative post up, I am going to post pictures of a few of my paintings and their titles. Please let me know what you think. And believe me when I say you need not worry about hurting my feelings, because you won' all. :D I am honestly curious to know what y'all think.


Misery is a Butterfly
Tamed Tulle

I've got tons more photos of my paintings and drawings, but this all for now. :D

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Raleigh, Uncle Josh

  Yesterday we went to the capital and here are a few photographs of the excursion. My uncle Josh has been visiting with us and it has been quite a grand time. So the first three photos are from our adventure downtown and the last from our every day life when Josh was visiting.

  Singing in the heat in Raleigh. :D

My mom was going to take a picture of me next to the Army thing, because I'm going to join the army. That's when my brother stepped in front of me and wouldn't move. and yes I bit him.
Me and le oncle Josh. :D

Josh jamming on my ukulele. :D

Friday, August 13, 2010

Half Awake

  Today my family, le oncle Josh, and I went on an excursion to the capital of North Carolina. Many photos were taken and they are already uploaded to the computer. I will upload them, but not tonight, because the thing is I have a bed time and it takes forever for photos to load. :D So those are coming tomorrow, along with a creativity post. Today was a little dry, but I will make up for it. So ta-ta for now.

Go Hard, Go Hard

  I've recently discovered gospel rap....ok let me rephrase that. I've recently discovered gospel rap that sounds more like hood music than the canadian christian rappers I had been listening to. And although I have absolutely nothing against the latter, I just enjoy this stuff more. It also keeps me from listening to some rap music that I really really probably shouldn't be listening to. : /
  Here's a link to a song by my favorite artist so far. ---> Go hard 
I'll be blogging again later today, but I just wanted to share this. I'm going down to Fayetteville today with the family and le oncle Josh, so there should be plenty to share later. Hopefully with some pictures. :D

  a few other songs I like by lecrae:

- praying for you
- fall back
- Jesus muzik
- fanatic
- take me as I am

That's all for now folks!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tha Garden Variety

  I've been working in my flower garden everyday......ok. quick segue. I laugh inwardly whenever I say something like, "I'm gonna go work in my garden." or "My sunflowers are doing well." The reason being that, I'm the girl who can't keep even bamboo alive. Seriously, everytime it turned black. But anywho...
I'm trying to grow sunflowers, babies breath, and corn flowers.

I think this is cornflowers? It's in the same spot I put the seeds, but I honestly don't know if it's flowers or weeds. : /

The plants in the straightish row on the right side of the pic are some of the sunflowers. :D They were the first ones to.....sprout? Well anyway, they were the first ones I saw. I love sunflowers. A sort of dreamish thing of mine is to one day have a sunflower field, they're so whimsical.

This is where I planted the babies breath. And I think that they're the smaller plants. I'm pretty sure the larger ones are weeds, but I'm not positive. Therefore whenever I pick weeds I pick around this area.

It's the Simple Things In Life

  I follow this -> blog. And on this blog Ms. Elsie has proposed a simple, but intriguing 'blog project idea'. It's a public 'simple goals before 2011' challenge. Here are the guidelines (paraphrased) for the challenge:

1. choose simple goals that will affect your life positively/happily on a daily basis. (I'm going to change this a little and add, or others lives positively/happily on a daily basis.)
2. do not choose result oriented goals, choose activity oriented goals.
3. choose goals that are personal, they can be daily, weekly or one time experiences.
4. choose a reward for each goal as it is accomplished. It can be a small or large reward.
5. blog your goals, each one as you achieve it and a big post when they are all finished before the new year.

  This seems like it'll be a lot of fun, and great incentive to keep up with the blog. :D

So here are my simple goals:

1.Post a creativity themed blog post at least once a week. Hopefully this will force me into creating more often. :D
2.Upload decent pictures of ALL of my paintings, and the murals I've done on my wall.
3.Start a daily thoughts journal. I will pick one of my adorable little notebooks I have lying around and write down a thought each day that seems to have been prominent in my mind that day.Then every few days I'll post on here what the thoughts were.
4.Dye my hair. I have no clue whether or not it'll be a funky color again, or a more natural color. This is something I've been wanting to do for the past couple of days. :D

So there they are. My four simple nifty little goals.
If any one else wants to do this with me let me know in the comments. That's all for now.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Strange Case of Mr. Ormantude's Bride

  I was just sitting on my front porch, drinking green tea, and reading Ogden Nash's Good Intentions. I came across a poem that made me smile and I just had to share, even though I have already blogged today. :)

The Strange Case of Mr. Ormantude's Bride

Once there was a bridegroom named Mr. Ormantude whose
intentions were hard to disparage,
Because he intended to make his a happy marriage,
And he succeeded for going on fifty years,
During which he was in marital bliss up to his ears.
His wife's days and nights were enjoyable
Because he catered to every foible;
He went around humming hymns
And anticipating her whims.
Many a fine bit of repartee died on his lips
Lest it throw her anecdotes into eclipse;
He was always silent when his cause was meritorious,
And he never engaged in argument unless sure he was so
obviously wrong that she couldn't help emerging victorious,
And always when in her vicinity
He was careful to make allowances for her femininity;
Were she snappish, he was sweetish,
And of understanding her he made a fetish.
Everybody said his chances of celebrating his golden wedding
looked good,
But on his golden wedding eve he was competently poisoned by
his wife who could no longer stand being perpetually understood.

~ Ogden Nash

Lists, Yiroshima Battles the Pink Robots part 1

  I like writing in lists. It keeps me from rambling and all I have to think of are one to two sentence statements, which is very nice when I've just woken up and all I'm capable of is cave woman here's a list:

1. I recently got bangs. My mom cut them and did a really good job. Here's props mom and thanks for the bangs. :D

2. I sleep on the couch, so waking up can be "interesting" at times. Like when I wake up to two tiny giggling kids sitting on me, or someone is trying to see how many things they can throw at me before i wake up.

3. I find it kind of crazy how I can't say 'I love twilight' without people automatically assuming that I'm talking about sparkling "vampires".

4. I love painting. a lot.

5. Best song title ever---> Yiroshima Battles the Pink Robots part 1 by the Flaming Lips

6. My one year-old sister LOVES to scream. I don't love this about her, even though she's completely adorable.

7. I finally made myself an account on Pandora....which rocks my socks.

  That's it for now. Nothing ground breaking, just trying to keep up with this. :D

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Blog, Good Music

  I am starting a blog (again). I've had a few blogs in the past, none of which I have consistently updated. I'm not really sure what this blog will include, but I'll try to keep it entertaining. No promises though. I do ask that you guys would harass me on Facebook to keep up with it. :D I'm still editing the format and layout, therefore the blog will be looking a little rough until, of course, I perfect it.

  Random Tidbit-
Here are a few songs I've been enjoying lately:

Jesus Muzik-Lecrae
Hate-Cat Power
Dog Days-Florence + The Machine
Stand Tall-Dirtyheads

  Well, I'm not going to make this a long one, so here's to a new blog (again) and good music.