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.


  1. I love Alice and Olivia collection :)

  2. greaat collection honey, nice photos :P


  3. look how on trend your little skirt is
    I love the look with the striped tights especially

  4. I love that skirt Teddi! You should wear it more it looks like it would go with everything and its super cute!!

  5. I miss my childhood mug. I think it was baseball related, and I'm pretty sure I got it at a special holiday shop at school.

  6. your art page has very pretty colours :) and how cute is that mug. I'm a huge fan of adorable mugs.. and actually adorable everything.
    oh and your talk about hot chocolate made me want a cup of it right now and I would add marshmallows for the first time :)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  7. Dude, I need to go thrift hopping with you, cranberry mulberry ankle booties? You seriously are the queen of thrift!
    I really like how the black and white pattern of the skirt works with the cranberry shade of the boots, the pattern on the skirt is so pretty!

  8. loving the teal on you!
    and roberto cavalli... and maria cornejo.... and your art journal pages... and your comments on my posts :)... I'm gonna stay a bit longer in playa..I haven't felt this happy in ages.. have you notices I have not drawn a single depressed or sad illustration...I'm just not in the mood for that... :)

  9. I loved your outfit with the Mulberry boots, and wow, where can someone manage to find Mulberry to be thrifted? I want to know :) Congratulations!
    My internet provider was on and off for two days, so now I got to see your Inspiration Monday and you look amazing, much more than CT! Really! Loved your look!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. You prouve that grey is more than grey, it can be poetry ! I love your photo !

  11. Great post, Teddi ! That mug is so cute, it sure brings back some good memories ! Love that pre-storm pic, even tho it's a bit scary ! You are always lovely in your outfits ! Kisses

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  12. that stormy sky picture is gorgeous! and i'm so glad you have one mug left. it's so cute and i'm sure it brings back some great memories!

  13. I love the look of your skirt with the striped tights! So adorable!

    Sincerely, Sabrina

  14. This post has a bit of a moody feel to it with the grey outfits and pre-storm photo...are you feeling a moody vibe for spring fashion?


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