Monday, February 25, 2013

kissy kiss

Today is inspiration monday!
When the ladies Megan and Nora from Two Birds Boutique
choose an outfit to inspire a look.

Here's my version of the look.
To see how others styled it
go to:
inspiration monday: guilt-free day.

Today's inspiration is:
Elizabeth Olsen

I don't have a brocade skirt,
so I wore the brocade jacket my mom made.

My boots are thrifted.

Last fall, Maikeni blogi-part of me 
nominated me for this sunshine award. Now I'll answer question 10.|

X. You and junk food. What kind of relationship do you have?
I think our culture, promotes junk food far too often, instead of promoting healthiness. I'm talking about through advertising. It's all part of the capitalist idea, and making money.  I think junk food is addicting, and they make it that way on purpose.
 I know I'm addicted.

Lately I've been eating mini Kit Kats,
 Hershey's Cookies 'n' Cream Kisses,
and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses

That being said, I am very particular about knowing the ingredients of  what I eat. I try to eat a balance of vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates in every meal. I'm far from perfect. I do like kisses though. ;)

My Art Journal page from February 6, 2013
I don't want flowers because they'll wilt and die,
 or I'll accidentally kill them, but I'll take your kisses anywhere, anytime, as long as you don't smell sour. 

..."(Because your kiss) your kiss
I can't resist
Because your kiss is on my list
Of the best things in life"Kiss on My List by Hall & Oates

Thursday, February 21, 2013

like rainwater

...It looked out over the canyon below, what had once been a gorge made by rainwater      from the book The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block

Me in my thrifted grey like rainwater and black patterned flared mini skirt
Left photo: Long sleeve teal blouse and grey ombre blouse thrifted
Right photo: mulberry ankle boots were thrifted

now overgrown with wildflowers and eucalyptus trees
 and built up with houses.
from the book The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block
A photo I took on the freeway,
when the sky suggested a storm.

The lights of cars and windows shone out of the darkness. Crickets chirped a mating song, creating a vibrating wall of sound,
from the book The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block 

Left and Middle: Alice + Olivia Fall RTW 2012
Right: Roberto Cavalli Fall RTW 2012

breeze with a slightly citrusy scent, and fresh from the rain, came in and cooled my neck...from the book The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block

Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall RTW 2012

...I remembered the mugs from when I used to come over after school on rainy days
from the book The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block

The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block

to drink hot chocolate and eat cinnamon toast with Jeni.
I could still feel the slight burn of the spiced sugar on my tongue...
from the book The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block 

This is a mug from my childhood.
I would drink hot chocolate from it.
It's the only one left in the set.
I think my great grandma bought it.
My childhood best friend really was named Jenny.

The mug says:

Start each day with a song in your heart.

My art journal page from February 20, 2013
inspired by the artist Diana Trout from this daisy yellow blog post
It says:

Then I look up and out the half circle glass
above the curtains and the blinds,
 the rain looks like someone sprayed a mist
upon the window. The sky fades from bright sunshine to that lavender grey.
Yet still the breeze moves.
The leaves dancing
to whatever music
the sky brings them.

Monday, February 18, 2013

sweet love

 Today is inspiration monday!
When the ladies Megan and Nora from Two Birds Boutique 
choose an outfit to inspire a look.

Here's my version of the look.
To see how others styled it
go to:
inspiration monday: no good deal goes unnoticed.

Today's inspiration is:
Charlize Theron

I don't think it was very popular, 
but I really liked Charlize Theron 
in the movie Sweet November 2001.
I liked the movie so much that I bought the
Sweet November soundtrackon CD.

This original version  of the movie,
made me sad.

Sweet November the original 1968 movie 
My mom had told me about it,when the remake was made.

My mom gave me my necklace for Christmas.

"Show me a river that's so deep
Show me a mountain so high...

My purse was thrifted.

...Ah, show me a place where dreams are for dreamers
And all the things you wish come true, yeah

I'd wish the world had all happy people
Then there'd be no more wishing to do...

My art page inspired by Lifebook 2013 class.

...Sweet love

Sweet love that comes through the ages

My nephew Speed Racer.
My brother is on the left.

Reach out and touch my soul
Gave my life so much meaning
And everyone a heart of gold...
My nephew Baby JJ

I know you're searchin'
I know you're searchin' for a little love
A little peace and understandin'...
My twin nieces

And I know it's been hard tryin' to find your way
But you got to keep on searchin' harder day by day
'Cause it's love, love's the only way

(Oh, nothin' but love)
Oh?oh? (Love)

Sweet love...
Oh, oh...
 (When you're down and out and you can't see your way)

Sweet love (And you need a friend, well-ell-ell)
Oh, oh... (Just call on love, love)
Sweet love ... sweet love" Sweet Love by The Commodores

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

valentines day flashback

Me on Valentine's Day 2004
(This is my natural hair color).
The only thing I still have from this outfit is the belt,
 and white long sleeve shirt.

Me lying on our old couch on Valentine's Day 2004

My husband in 2004.

"I am moody, messy
I get restless 
And it's senseless

My mom on Valentine's Day 2004

How you never seem to care

When I'm angry, you listen. 

Cookies I made for Valentine's Day in 2004

Make me happy, it's your mission 

And you won't stop til I'm there. 

A self portrait drawing I started in 2008,
and never finished.
It was based on the photo below it.

My guy's favorite TV show in 2004 was Alias.

My favorite TV show in 2004, was Gilmore Girls.

Who remembers
this song by Ashlee Simpson from 2004?
I totally bought the cd back then.

Yep, I still sometimes listen to it on my iPod.

How do you know
Everything I'm about to say 
Am I that obvious? ...

It's as if you know me better than

I ever knew myself, I love how you can tell...
All the pieces, pieces, pieces of me"
Pieces of Me by Ashlee Simpson

Monday, February 11, 2013

vintage ponderings

Today is Inspiration Monday!
When the ladies Megan and Nora of Two Birds Boutique
choose an outfit to inspire a look.

Here's my version of the look.
To see how others styled it
 go to:
inspiration monday: d-eva

Today's inspiration is:Dianna Agron
who stars in the TV show Glee.
Yes, I totally watch Glee.
It's inclusive happiness,
that shows tolerance and diversity, through music.
Kate Hudson's character Cassandra Julyis gorgeous and feisty.

My lace dress: H & M, (over 2 yrs. ago),
tights: Target(over 5 yrs. ago)
purse: thrifted

...midnight blue, tomato-red, sea green, deep purple, and jewel tones reddest of the colours seen in Renaissance painting...
from book .A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff
My blue navy wool coat: Target (over 5 yrs. ago)
I never wear it, now that I live in Texas.
It rarely gets cold enough to wear here.

My brown suede boots: Sears (over 7 yrs. ago).

...Then we'd found clothes that reflected the season's silhouettes, sculptued A-line coats and dresses with stand-away collars and full skirts, 
architectural leather jackets with exaggerated shoulders and curved sleeves. from book .A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

We'd chosen fabrics that tied in with seductive fabrics of the moment-brocade, lace, satin, and damask, crushed velvet, tartan, and tweed...from book .A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

My art journal page from January 13, 2013
inspired by
Art Journal All Year E-Course by Elsie & Rachel

I like Vintage
Vintage clothes, my grandmother's old jewelry,
my mom's boots.
When I don't know who owned it before,
I wonder, 
did they die, and their family was giving their old stuff away?
Were they gifts they didn't want?
Or styles that didn't suit them?

When I think of old books,did the people who had them 
before love them?
Or did they outgrow them?

My great grandma once gave me her old black velvet belt with a gold buckle.
It was embroidered with colored flowers.
I wish I still had it.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

red like a valentine

Left: Alexis Mabille Fall 2012 RTW
Right: Alice + Olivia Fall 2012 RTW

Alexis Mabille Fall 2012 RTW

Top left: My friends and I, 2010
Bottom left: Me in NYC, 2011
Middle: My guy and I, 2009
Right: Me, 2012
My twin nieces and my guy

My nephew Baby JJ

My nephew Speed Racer,
and my brother is helping him with the puzzle.  

Little me
from back in the day

My art journal page from February 5, 2013
It says:

Life is messy.
Life is colorful.
Life is imperfect.
so am I,
but only