October 30, 2009

365 Project: Day 17

I'm not feeling very well today. I wish I could snuggle up with myself and take a nap.

October 28, 2009

Pink Parasol

New print available in my Etsy shop!

365 Project: Day 15

This is my journal. It amazes me that a little book of paper could be so important to me. Its a huge part of my life and I usually have it with me wherever I go. I have kept a journal since I was 12 or 13. That's when I feel like my life started to get complicated and the only thing I could do was write about it. Writing helps me sort out my thoughts in a way that makes sense to me. Most of the time there are so many things going on in my head that its difficult to think clearly. Journaling calms me and forces me to focus. I get lost in the writing. I can (and do) write in my journal for hours sometimes. Just a stream of consciousness about whatever is on my mind that day.

I also put keepsakes in it. Its full of ticket stubs, pictures, matchbook covers...anything that reminds me of something special that happened that day. There have even been times when I didn't have my journal with me and felt like writing so I just grabbed a napkin, scrap paper, whatever was available and wrote on that. Those little pieces of my thoughts are taped into the pages of this book. I'll flip through my old journals sometimes just to see where I was at that time in my life. Its interesting to see how I have grown and changed over the years.

If you don't keep a journal, I highly recommend that you at least try it. Let me know how it goes.

October 26, 2009

365 Project: Day 13

It finally got cold enough over the weekend that I started pulling my winter clothes out of storage. I was living in California the last two winters so I haven't really gotten to wear any of my favorite sweaters since I was living in Boston. I missed them!


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October 25, 2009

365 Project: Day 12

A couple of days ago the flusher broke on my toilet. I've been having to reach into the tank and flush it by hand all weekend. I finally went and bought a new part for it today. Thank you Dad for teaching me from a young age how to be self-reliant and fix things myself.

October 23, 2009

365 Project: Day 11

Ok, I admit it. I'm addicted to coffee. I love everything about it: the sound of it brewing, the smell, the taste, the warmth. But some days, like today, I swear my coffee maker is just toying with me. It knows how much I want a cup and it takes its sweet time. Working extra slowly...drip...drip...drip...and I sit, cup in hand, staring at it in anticipation of that first sip.

Halloween Sale!

I am so excited for Halloween next weekend. It is my FAVORITE holiday! So I am offering 15% off your entire order all week next week in my Etsy shop.

October 22, 2009

365 Project: Day 10

There is no better way to multitask than to take today's 365 picture while I'm packing up orders. I had more to do today than I realized. Sometimes the only way to get things done is to spread them out on the floor like when you were a little kid and just go for it.

October 21, 2009

365 Project: Day 9

Its been cold and rainy here for two days now. Time for Starbucks and rain boots.

October 20, 2009

365 Project: Day 8

Its a cloudy, gloomy day outside and I have been listening to John Coltrane all morning. This moody black and white portrait was bound to happen today. If you've never listened to Coltrane, do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of something, anything that he played. You won't be sorry.

October 18, 2009

October 17, 2009

365 Project: Day 5

Day 5:

I spend a lot of time sitting on this porch. And yes, I am a Cowboys fan. Texas girl all the way!

October 16, 2009

365 Project: Day 4

Day 4:

These are my favorite boots.

P.S. I have big plans for re-covering this awesome chair that my sister and I found on the side of the road.

October 15, 2009

365 Project: Day 3

Day 3:

The light in my bedroom is so beautiful in the afternoon.

Canadian House and Home Magazine

I was so excited when Trina from Decor Addict emailed me to let me know that my "On the Boardwalk" greeting cards were featured on the Canadian House & Home Magazine blog! I was literally jumping up and down.
Thank you so much for including me Trish, and thank you Trina for sending me that email! It made my whole day.

October 14, 2009

365 Project: Day 2

This is the first thing I do every morning. Get up, turn on iTunes, make coffee, check email, re-list items in my Etsy shop, Facebook...I am parked at this desk for a good part of my day.

Day 2:

Let's Sail Away

Sail away from the safe harbor.

October 13, 2009

365 versions of myself

Sometimes I think that there might actually be this many different parts of me. Somehow they all fit together to form this one person. So I am going to attempt to capture myself in as many different ways as possible over the next year of my life. Yes, I have finally made up my mind to tackle the 365 project.

I have been thinking about taking this on for a while now and I just couldn't find the motivation to get started. Just thinking about the task at hand already has me feeling overwhelmed. But I am going to do it.

I thought I'd start out with a bang and not only take one photo, but a series of photos. I figured what better place to start, but at the beginning...

Day 1: My Insomnia

I, for whatever reason, have not slept a full night in quite a while. My mind wanders. I sit on the porch and watch the stars. I work. I go for a run. I watch movies. I read. I listen to music. I pace. I am completely restless. I'm never in bed earlier than 3 or 4 in the morning and often I don't start to drift off to sleep until the first sign of dawn. By then, of course, its light out and I can't sleep because its so bright. There are nights when I don't sleep at all.

I'll go on like this for days until I eventually crash, usually about 2 or 3 in the afternoon, one day when my body just can't take the exhaustion any more. Then I sleep a couple of hours and start the routine all over again. I broke down and bought a body pillow yesterday. Lets see if that helps.

October 12, 2009

Up, up and away!

Even though I have lived in New Mexico for about 15 years off and on, this was the first time that I went to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. I was so excited to go! I got up at 4am to watch all of the balloons lift off at dawn. Little did I know that I would be stuck in traffic for 3 hours and have to watch the whole thing from my car! But it was still an amazing site to see and I took a lot of great photographs.

These prints will be available in my Etsy shop very soon.