Friday, January 25, 2013

rock candy crystals

...When he saw that every branch of every tree was encased in ice, 
My skirt was thrifted.

he thought of Cinderella's toes and how they were visible through her perfect-fit glass slippers...Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong

Texas snow in our backyard, 10 days ago.
No, it didn't last long.
Yes, we are glad the temperature is warmer again.

My cousin made my necklace.

...when their world, wrapped in a thick blanket of white, was a gift...Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong

Cow photos my guy took in the Colorado snow,
on our road trip in December.

....a world covered in marshmallow fluff and rock candy crystals....Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong
You might not be able to see,
but my nails are actually painted gunmetal and dark brown on every other finger,
and a stripe of silver polish is down the middle.

My twin nieces in the December Utah snow,
 in their yard,
with their dad, my brother n-law

...these children awoke to their fathers home on a weekday and their mother's making cocoa...Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong
My mom gave me the sweater.
I wore it before, here.

...marveling at the buildings and houses and how they looked like cakes covered in seven-minute frosting and coconut flakes...
Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong

My shoes were thrifted. 

My art journal pages from early January.
all papers were painted or inked by me and collaged together.
These pages were inspired by this post by Donna Downey.

It says:

Choose Brightly
the world of never
Live in action
Show Heart
Celebrating like
light crazy unicorns


  1. I really love this outfit. It's perfect for winter; cool colors without being drab.

  2. I really like your tights, dear! And I never thought about the fact that if Cinderella had glass slippers, you saw her toes through the shoes.:) But imagine how painful glass shoes would be... Just a thought.:)

  3. Cute striped tights! And that necklace is very pretty. Yes I am making my hubby go to the horror movie. Lol am I mean? He hates them and I love them but I get scared and need him there.

  4. LVE your nailpolish
    much love

  5. Nice layering and love the photos of Colorado!


  6. We got our first taste of winter today here. Freezing rain. Which means frozen car :(

  7. This outfit is so pretty! I'm hereby dubbing it the "pretty, metallic, snow faery." I'm surprised you got snow, though. Does TX get much snow? We were having a beautiful winter in CT and then the temp plummeted ... drastically. :/

    That very first quote is really beautiful, too!

  8. I love your outfit and the way you layered it ! The mix of print and stripes is also brilliant !

  9. Your backyard looks like a garden I would like to walk through (hopefully you are not creeped out and saying to yourself thank goodness kat is thousands of miles away, heehee). It looks very pretty with that light dusting of snow.

  10. love the nails and matching tights!
    jealous that you actually got a bit of snow
    i just want one day of it, is that too much to ask???

  11. I love this outfit! The tights are so cute. I wish it would warm up here too!

  12. Kids are so cute in the snow, it's so much fun and magical for them.

    It looks so gorgeous there with the snow on the plats, it's really striking with the white on the green! (Our plants are usually dead and brown when we get snow.) You skirt is so pretty, it looks really warm and toasty and those are such awesome stockings!

  13. Those sweater tights are way too cute!

    Pearls & Paws

  14. Snow in Texas??? Very glad it didn't snow while I was there (just a flash flood warning!) I really love your nail polish and those boots and those cow pics are just adorable!

  15. your nails are awesome!


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