Friday, April 30, 2010

my story...week one

hi everyone. last post i told you about a new art journal class i was taking called "my story." this has been week one of the project and i thought i would share with you all some of the stuff i have been working on.

i realize the writing on a lot of pages is small, part of me is ok that you can't read all of my deepest & darkest thoughts. if you are able to make them out, well i guess you'll learn a little bit more about this girl.

day one: a new season
day two: today i feel

day three: i want more than anything
day four: three wishes
day five: deep down

if you would like to see better snapshots of these or want to learn a little bit more about each one check out my flickr page (link is on the right hand side of my blog).

happy weekend is an extra special one for me!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

survey says...

i like photo surveys. and if you do too...well then this post is for you.

1. Favorite hobby?

art journaling

2. Favorite tv show?

3. Favorite restaurant food?

4. Favorite thing to shop for?

5. Favorite animal?

6. Favorite song?
right now...awake my amazing. it speaks to me.

7. Favorite word?

8. Recent favorite youtube video?
i know it is pretty messed up that i love this video because the kid is fearing for his life, but dang it makes me laugh, and recall the creepy puppeteers that used to visit us in elementary school and tell the story of pinocchio .

9. Favorite movie?

honestly, can you go wrong with you've got mail?

10. Favorite childhood memory?

when i was a kid, eric and i loved going on wagon rides with mom and dad. in my mind, we used to go on at least one a day. even the simple trip of going around the block was a treat. then there were the trips to the park (which was only a block away) and the zoo! i loved that little red wagon.

now it's your turn...if you do it...let me know...i wanna see!

photos from unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

the start of "my story"

today begins my story...or your first look at the start of my new art journal titled "my story." i shared with you last week, that i'm beginning to take an online art journal class this month, taught by elsie & rachel, and i am so excited to start and to share bits and pieces with you! here are my first two introduction pages.

and a few up close looks...

to keep up with the latest in my art journal, click on flickr link to the right.

good night. happy sunday to everyone.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

day without shoes

whether you want to admit it or not, our country has an obsession with shoes, especially us women. i love shoes. i have flip flops, ballet flats, pointy toes, dress shoes to wear with black, dress shoes to wear with brown, dancing shoes, running shoes, sporty looking shoes, chucks, dress boots, snow boots, brown healed boots, non healed boots, high heals, flats, moccasins, and strappy shoes. But there are two pairs of shoes that i own that are probably the most important and most valuable pair of shoes i will ever own. my toms.

for those of you not familiar with toms, let me introduce you. their motto is simply this. one for one. meaning, you buy one pair of their shoes, they will give one pair to a kid somewhere in the world who doesn't own a pair of shoes.

today, toms encouraged its customers, fans, and supporters to spend an entire day without shoes, in order to let people know, that 40% of the world doesn't have shoes. now many of you might think that shoes aren't a real necessity, you love to be barefoot right? i'm right there with you. but believe me, after spending one day without shoes i have a whole different mindset to how blessed i am to simply own one pair of shoes.

so i wanted to share with you, my day without shoes.

good morning happy feet.



at the tennis match

a fellow no shoe wearer...who had a no shoe injury...stepped in some stickers....ouch!

today was the most gorgeous spring day yet, so i couldn't resist a trip to the zoo. i found that you watch where you walk a whole lot more barefoot, and so i saw some things that i would have missed before, like these acorns!

i also found out that concrete is NOT a fun place to walk. i believe that's why God created His own version of carpet to be walked on...grass! while walking through the grass at the zoo i found this egg. i didn't touch it, i feared it was a snake egg or something. i did stop long enough to take this picture :)

a little rest

my feet after playing in the park.

bath time!

thrift store finds

walking on sunshine!

a visit to my parents

these are my feet after a day with no shoes. and if you think about it, this is nothing. kids all over the world walk extremely long distances without shoes each day just to get clean drinking water. i am truly blessed, because after a long day of no shoes, i get to do this...

did you know...

so you want to make a difference?

one of the best ways to do so is buy a pair of toms! they have all different types of styles and sizes, and are seriously my favorite pair of shoes that i own.

to buy toms check out their website.

also check out their website to watch shoe drops, buy t-shirts, and learn how toms is helping make a difference in this world.