Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Because sometimes I am full of hot air.
Anna Sui Balloon Blouse
I am not this girl.
 Balloon Pullover
Hot Air Balloon Copper Earrings
99 Red Balloons Painted Shoes
Tsumori Chisato Balloon Dress

Girl With Heart Shaped Balloon Necklace

My photos of winter balloon decorations.
Somebody I love works inside this store. 
I wonder if the people who know this will recognize it. 
Same store with Valentine decorations I showed here.

Snowman balloon 
Snowflake balloons

My art journal page 1
It says:
She was never the type to
let her balloon go up in the air.
Instead she held on tight to the string.
Or wrapped it around her wrist
like a bracelet.

My art journal page 2
It says:
Suddenly she remembered watching
I'll Fly Away , the television series,
with her Grandma.

 Black Balloon by The Goo Goo Dolls
"Baby's black balloon makes her fly
I almost fell into that hole in your life
And you're not thinking about tomorrow
'Cause you were the same as me
But on your knees...

Comin' down the world turned over
And angels fall without you there
And I go on as you get colder
Or are you someone's prayer"... 

I've mentioned that I've seen The Goo Goo Dolls in concert twice. But just in case you didn't see my photos from 2010, you can take a look here.

side note: One of my friend's might move to Buffalo, New York.
Guess where The Goo Goo Dolls are from?  ;)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

for marla

I got an award from Marla at The Cat's Meow
Asking for 11 facts.

Fact 1
These are the shoes I wore today.

Fact 2
This is the purse I used today.

Fact 3
This was my most recent gift from a friend.

Fact 4
This is how my nails look today.
Fact 5
These are the earrings I wore today.
Fact 6
This is what I looked like today, without make-up.

Fact 7
I spend more time with my guy than anyone else.

Fact 8
When I took ceramics over 3 yrs. ago,
someone in class made this, & didn't like it.
So she gave her plate to me.
I still like it.

Fact 9
One of my current art journal pages.

Fact 10
Gossip Girl  is the last thing I watched on television.
I like Georgina.
Fact 11
This is the last song I listened to on my iPod.
I may have played it on repeat 5 times or more.


I think that I'm bigger
Than the sound
I think that I'm bigger
Than than the sound...
She'll take on high
She'll take on high-igh"...Cheated Hearts by Yeah Yeah Yeahs 

Here's my answers to the questions Marla asked me.
1. My collections are found here.
2. My favorite color is midnight blue.

7. I would rather see a Unicorn than Bigfoot.
8. My favorite movie is Pretty in Pink  My post about it is 
9.  No, I do NOT have any pets.
        I like animals when I don't have to take care of them.
10. I have so many allergies I can't keep track.
       They change all the time.
11. I speak English.  I do know some Spanish, &
American Sign Language, but I'm not fluent in either of those.

The End.  :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

runaway on a sunday

"Up in the hills around Coldwater Canyon
were the houses that hung

 from the mountainside on poles, 
balancing dangerously on the cliff,
like the spinning-plate act in a sideshow...
Dangerous homes where dangerous parties took place every night.

My blouse is thrifted.

Parties where nobody really knew
or even liked anyone else,
but we all pretended that we did.

Parties where we talked a lot, but said very little.

My purse is also thrifted.

The years have gone on, and music
and fashion have changed,

but the spinning-plate homes still do their balancing act up there, 

and the spinning-plate people still throw parties full of strangers..."

by Cherie Currie from the book Neon Angel

by Cherie Currie

"Well, SAD, SMALL, sweet, so delicate
It used to be this dying breed
Well I've got a bad feeling about this

I've got a bad feeling about this

...Well sad, small, sure and porcelain

You're skin and bones, I'm a nervous wreck
Well I've got a bad feeling about this (when it comes to this)
I've got a bad feeling about this"...
A Decade Under The Influence
 Taking Back Sunday

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Let's talk about bright things.
Like the sun shining.
The brilliant sky.
Embroidered Batik Heels
Bright colors like a fiesta.
Birds in flight, calling to each other,
 through the air.  
Tassel Bird Earrings

Budding blossoms,
Bouquets you can wear,
that never die.

Upcycled Denim Skirt

Bouncing Balloons, that never lose their air.
I say these balloons look like berry stains.
Birthday Balloon Top
After bowls of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, & strawberries. The color leaves traces on your skin, tongue & clothes. 
Recycled Magazine Beaded Bracelets
Baubles & bangles stacked up on arms. 
Color Block Bag
A bright bag that sparkles like gems.

Birthday cupcakes on my nephew's special day.

Mr. Speed Racer,
had a birthday party in January.

My nephew turned two years old.
I wish I could have been there
 to see his
 face & blue eyes. 

For his smile, & light radiate brightness.

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
...the sky was twilight blue and the windows... were bright yellow against the evening clouds, giving the impression that the sun had actually set into the house and was now sitting inside...

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Sometimes I like to ask strangers
 if I can photograph  their style.

Woman in front of shopping center.
Woman in restaurant. 
Cute skirt & bracelets of woman at family gathering, after funeral.
Here's her whole outfit.  :)

Sometimes I photograph the style details of a friend.

My friend's pretty butterfly brooch.
My friend's peacock bracelet.
My friend's purse.
My friend Kimmie's whole outfit.

Sometimes I like to take photos
of cute decorations, I see in a store.

This was before Valentine's Day.
A close up of the balloons.
A close up of the flowers hanging upside down.

Sometimes I like to show the world
 how cute my nieces are. 

My niece lil bug likes apples.
This is my niece lil bug posing.

This is her twin sister, my niece EJ.
She's looking at herself, in the mirror.
I handed EJ the yellow pick.
She immediately knew to comb her hair with it.
EJ was squealing "Baby."
At the baby in the mirror.
I don't know if she knew the baby was her.

Sometimes Michael Franti is good for my soul.
"Sometimes, I feel like I can do anything and
Sometimes, I'm so alive, so alive
Sometimes, I feel like I can zoom 'cross the sky and
Sometimes, I wanna cry
Sometimes, yeah love never stop now
Sometimes, my love will never stop now
Sometimes, yeah love never stop now
Sometimes, my love will always shine"...

...Peace to the people who be losin' their head
Peace to the people who be needin' a bed
Love to the people who be feelin' alone
Spreadin' love upon the microphone
Hope to the people who be feelin' down
Smile to the people who be wearin' a frown
Faith to the people who be seekin' the truth y'all
All of the time and I say
 "...Sometimes by Michael Franti