Thursday, November 15, 2012

closer to fine

"I'm trying to tell you somethin' about my life

Maybe give me insight between black and white

Anna Sui Fall 2012 RTW

And the best thing you've ever done for me
Is to help me take my life less seriously
It's only life after all, yea

My nephew Speed Racer at the pumpkin patch

Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable

And lightness has a call that's hard to hear
Left: Vivienne Tam Fall 2012 RTW
Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2012 RTW

And I wrap my fear around me like a blanket

I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it

I'm crawling on your shores

Me in front of my house in October 2009

I went to the doctor,
I went to the mountains

I looked to the children,
I drank from the fountains

More photos of me in October 2009

There's more than one answer to these questions

Pointing me in a crooked line

Details of my boots and tights from October 2009

The less I seek my source for some definitive

The closer I am to fine...
Left: Aquilano.Rimondi Fall 2012 RTW
Right: Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2012 RTW

And I went to see the doctor of philosophy

With a poster of Rasputin 
and a beard down to his knee

My twin nieces playing in the autumn leaves.

He never did marry or see a B grade movie

He graded my performance,

he said he could see through me

My nephew Baby JJ napping with his dad.

I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind

Got my paper and I was free...

My art journal pages September 11, 2012

Inspired by these pages by artist Donna Downey
It says:

...Jo had learned that hearts, like flowers, cannot be rudely handled, but must open naturally...

from book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Closer To Fine 
by Indigo Girls

I stopped by the bar at three a.m.To seek solace in a bottle or possibly a friendAnd I woke up with a headache like my head against the boardTwice as cloudy as I'd been the night beforeAnd I went in seeking clarity...

And we go to the doctor, we go to the mountainsWe look to the children, we drink from the fountainsYea we go to the bible, we go through the workoutWe read up on revival, we stand up for the lookout
There's more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line"...
 Closer To Fine by Indigo Girls


  1. Your nephew is adorable and loving the purple on you. Gorgeous doll.

    <3 Marina

  2. As a child I used to make a big pile of leaves, and hide in it then burst out.

  3. I love this song! Thanks for the video, too!

  4. oh my, how many gorgeous colours, patterns, fabrics and pieces! all those reds, greens and blues are just beautiful. and your purple sweater - that suits you SO well! I also love the super classy boots.

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  5. Enjoyed reading this post and I love the purple on you !!



  6. Teddi, I watched this video and sang along, love the Indigo girls. What talent and harmonizing. They are one of my favs. Really enjoyed this one, girl. Your house is adorable and I'm digging your little side swept bangs. dawn suitcase vignettes xo Enjoyed!

  7. Oooh, how STRANGE that's the third TOTALLY seperate reference to Little Women I have read in 24 hours!!!! Love your tights and general prettiness! Rasputin? Huh????x

  8. Your twin nieces are adorable!! Love the photos of you too. That purple is such a pretty shade. And yes you'd think I'd be used to the snow by now. I've lived in Utah and Colorado most of my life although I did live in Georgia for 4 years. I just can't stand the cold. I think im getting to be more of a baby about it the older I get haha

  9. loved this line in particular |Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable"... great words.. and loving you in purple! I've always liked how redheads look in purple it is so flattering.. green and purple are the best hues for red heads.. like the little mermaid with that purple bikini top and green tail :)
    thanks for your sweet comments!
    take care!

  10. I love your blue/purple top ! And the Anna Sui looks are amazing, I love the mix of colors !

  11. You look gorgeous Teddi! Purple is a wonderful colour on you and those tights are sexy! All the wee ones in your life are adorable, especially the sleeping pic with your man!

  12. Awww, I know I've said it before, but your family is adorable, you must love getting to play with your nieces and nephews!

    That hat form the first photo is both so silly and so fun, it's insane! (I don't think I could look so serious wearing that, but then I'm not a model.) The second photo has some gorgeous stuff in it, I am dying over that beautiful shirt. And oh my goodness, you look lovely, purple is a gorgeous color on you. (especially with your hair, it's stunning!)

  13. that was one of my all-time favorite songs in college!!

  14. Love that purple! Such a beautiful color on you!


  15. Your nephew is always so cute, how many pics you have of him ? :)
    Love your posts always and purple sweater looked so good on you ! Purple is deffo one of your colors, dear Teddi ! Those dresses are all so awesome, beautifully printed ! Kisses

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  16. Those Anna Sui looks are adorable. But my favorite outfit here is that Aquilano.Rimondi dress. It's GORGEOUS. And I adore those tights of yours! No, I did not get a perm; I just curled my hair. I decided against getting a perm because I don't want to risk ruining my healthy hair. I'm going to just try to be a (somewhat) normal teenage girl and do my hair every now and then. (:

    May the force be with you.

  17. Teddi you look beautiful in this outfit! I like the slouchy top paired with an elegant skirt and boots. The patterned tights keep things funky and you. Was this a special occasion?

    I love that beautiful bay window in your house and the fact it's covered in brick.

  18. Oh how lovely! And I adore Little Women- one wonderful quote from that dear book!


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