Friday, August 31, 2012

diamond shapes

"Diamond Girl - you sure do shine 

I'm standing in front of our doorway, in 2010. 
My blouse is thrifted.

Glad I found you - glad you're mine

My mom added the blue black panel to lengthen the skirt.
Notice the geometric diamond shape
in the skirt and the tights.

Oh my love you're like a precious stone 

Diamond shape on our hotel,
 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 Part of earth where heaven has rained on 

Diamond Shirt Collar

 Makes no difference where you are 

1960's Diamond Shape Mod Dress

Day or nighttime you're like a shinin' star 

Antique Copper Necklace

And how could I shine without you 

Vintage Diamond Patterned Jacket

When it's about you that I am

Diamond Shaped Necklace

 Diamond Girl - roamin' wild
Such a rare thing - radiant child
Vintage Yellow Top

The photos below don't have any diamond shapes,
 but they sure do shine.

Plus the color scheme matches.
This is a gorgeous house we saw in Florida.

I could never find another one like you 

Check out their landscaping.

Part of me is deep down inside you

I like the roof, windows, garages...

Can't you feel the whole world's a-turnin'

We are real and we are a-burnin' 

Diamond Girl now that I've found you 

It's around you that I am

Diamond Girl - you sure do shine 
Diamond Girl - you sure do shine."... Diamond Girl by Seals and Crofts

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

circus like

My computer is broken.
That's why I haven't been on the internet.
 I don't know when it will be fixed.
Can you see the circus like element in the things I chose below?
Carven Spring 2012 RTW
Kelly Wearstler Spring 2012

Carven Spring 2012 RTW

Carven Spring 2012 RTW

Carven Spring 2012 RTW

Kelly Wearstler Spring 2012

Carven Spring 2012 RTW

My art journal pages
"I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince the high prince. I always thought the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important."-Roberto Benigni
My mom made the cake on my 4 yr. old birthday.
I can see my brother's high chair in the right corner.
Notice my dad's blue cigarette lighter.

After I had blown out the candles.
To see my mom and me on a carousel in 2009 click hereIf you want to see my old carousel themed collection of things I liked from post from April 2011 click here.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

to a blossom world

"I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon
 her hair 

Jo No Fui Spring RTW 2012

I hear the sound of a gentle word

On the wind that lifts her perfume
through the air"
 Brian Wilson

Jo No Fui Spring RTW 2012
Jo No Fui Spring RTW 2012
Jo No Fui Spring RTW 2012
Jo No Fui Spring RTW 2012
These were taken at the hotel, in Fort Lauderdale.

More hotel photos

That would be me.

That would be my guy.

June art journal pages about topic ideas

I plan more in my mind,
than I actually accomplish.
Just call me the Queen of
wishes and high hopes.

When was reality a friend of mine?

The only magic in a bottle is in your head.

Says the girl with 6 bottles of perfume,
 on her dresser.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

hot pink and Liebster

Vivienne from Thrifted Shift passed on the Liebster blog award to me. Which was very nice of her. She had a set of questions for me to answer so, here goes.   
Me in Winter 2008

1.  10 x 10 =  ___  + 36 

100 + 36  I knew the answer, but I looked it up to just to be safe.
Me in 2005

2.  "Twas brillig in the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe."

Ugh!  I had to look this up, because I didn't know

what the ef she was talking about.

 It's the 
JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
I'm pretty sure we had to study it in 10th grade
English class, and I hated it.

Me same day as above also in 2005

 I do think the  book Through the Looking Glassis ok.
It's not my fave book or anything. The man must have

been very creative.  Personally I think he was

 probably on drugs, but I didn't see anything that

 confirmed that.

Me in Spring of 2004, with my natural hair color.
I'm wearing the same blouse as in 2008.

3. What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Um, watching a concert, but I don't know if that qualifies as an activity, so I say rollerblading and bike riding.
Although, NOT in the heat of a Texas Summer.

4. Define irony.

My life. I looked this up too. Irony is a contradiction of saying one thing that means the exact opposite.

Like, if I said, I make the best grilled cheese sandwiches. Then I actually burn one, and have to scrape the black burnt stuff off, in order to eat it.

My art journal pages from May 2012

5. Favorite junk food?

Finally an easy one. Cheetos
My art journaling pages from July 2012

6. Water or wine? Choose and defend.

Always water. I don't really like to drink alcohol.
I can act like an @$$ pretty well on my own, without it.   ;)
 I'm the one at the party that everyone thinks is drunk,
 when all I've had to drink is water.

You all know, I'm not at all shy. 

7. Is Puget Sound saltwater or freshwater? 

I had to look up what Puget Sound is because I

 knew it wasn't the sound of someone punching the

 pudgy part of my stomach.

Puget Sound
 is a sound made in water in a section of the Washington sea. So, based on that, I would say saltwater.

However, knowing Vivienne, I bet it's a trick question, and the real answer is probably both freshwater and salt water.

Vintage Chevron Mini Dress

8. Do you like Tetris?

No, I do not like TetrisI've never been into video games.
 I'd rather read, write, do art, play the guitar, connect with people, play a card game, board game, or watch TV. 

Studded Cuff Bracelet

If you just made yourself the perfect sandwich, set it on the coffee table, got yourself a beverage, and you came back to an empty plate and a very happy looking dog, would you be mad? 

I would be sooo darn mad! Probably because it took a lot of work for me to make that sandwich, and I'm not sure the food would be appropriate for a dog to eat.

I wouldn't want the dog to get sick.

Feather Necklace

10. What's under your bed?

Hopefully nothing, but I'm fairly certain dust.
 Although, I'm too lazy to check.

70's BOHO Dress

11. Why do "flammable" and "inflammable" mean the same thing?

I didn't know they did. I looked that up too.

My answer is the English language doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Go jane Spike Stud Platform Booties

Dude those questions were tough.

That felt like a school assignment.
I'm gonna break the rules,
 and not pass the award onto anyone.

Therefore keeping the torturing down to a minimum.  ;)
(Vivienne I'm joking).

Monday, August 20, 2012

teacher movies

It's Inspiration Monday
When the ladies of Two Birds Boutique chose an outfit to inspire a personal look. 

Here's my version.
My floral blouse and grey tank were thrifted.

Today's outfit inspiration is:
Elizabeth Olsen
To see what others wore, look here.

My plum suede boots are thrifted.
Yes, our grass is nearly dead.
That's called living in deathly hot Texas.

This is my nephew, Speed Racer
with his new baby.

He just got it last Wednesday.
His parents bought it because he's an only child,
and they wanted him to learn to be gentle with little ones smaller than he. So far, he sleeps with it, and takes it with him in the car.  :)

My twin nieces, and my nephew Baby JJ

My art journal pages from 7-9-12

It says: Sometimes it was tough to decipher between her dreams and reality. What were illusions? When was she awake?

It says: Sometimes she tried to piece it all together.
All those images, all those colors, all those words.

I recently saw the movie Teachers, from 1984,
 and I really liked it. I'd never head of  it before.

TEACHERS: Movie Trailer. Watch more top selected videos about: Ralph Macchio, Richard Mulligan

I have a thing for teacher movies. I usually love them, & they nearly always make me cry. I've been like this since I was a little girl.
When I first saw To Sir, With Love.

To see my past blog posts, that mention teacher movies, click on the links below: Connections with Dangerous MindsJack Black and School of Rock, and My love for Mona Lisa Smile.