Thursday, January 29, 2009

Finding Purity in the Man-made

It's not often you hear people talking about being awed at the beauty of the man-made. Maya Lin's work Rolling Hill gives me the same feelings of serenity that I revert back to nature to gain. I'm so inspired and breath taken by this work.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

In Need of the Spring

This past week I've found myself yearning for spring. The 41 degree temperature has started to get to me, especially when accompanied with rain. I just feel more alive in the spring, I take more walks outside, the days are longer, I'm more comfortable. It's time for a change. I'm tired of the depressive moods the winter puts me in.
Besides, it's time for a change in wardrobe. In with the flowy dresses, out with the thermals.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Evening for Tea

Yesterday was beautiful. After doing homework in the daytime, I had an incredible evening filled with crafting. Its perfection was only mirrored by the delicious pot of white blueberry peach tea I shared with a friend. Crafting tea and friendship go hand in hand. 
This is a metal piece I was given for free from Hello Betty, a vintage store in downtown Winston Salem.
I hope this doesn't look to sloppy, I've never worked with wire before but I'm pretty satisfied with the result.
Just a few examples of what I accomplished yesterday

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Crafting this season

Since I quit my little part time ice cream scooping job in the fall, I've been searching for ways to pay off all the "oh it's just one cup of coffee's" I've had. Because time doesn't allow for a scheduled job, my friend suggested turning my crafts into an Etsy store. I spent a good majority of my break crafting in the evenings. Here is a bit of what I came up with...

Vintage lace made into earrings..

A necklace made from the same lace and a metal piece I found at the Raleigh flea market..

This one's a leaf from an earring who lost its mate and some gel-medium-ed shakespeare pages..

Some dove barrettes..
Just a collection of my both made and found jewelry
Here are a few things I picked up at the flea market a couple weekends ago, soon to be turned into jewelry...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Water Nymph

I am absolutely blown away by Sally Mann's photographs. They instantly revert me back to romping around the backyard on warm summer nights with my little sister.
I love their mystic quality, it's as if they're living in a fairytale.
I never thought I'd long to live in an old farm house with wide open fields, flowing brooks and mossy trees-but these photographs entice me and make me desire country life more than living in the village.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


For the holidays this year I focused more on the presentation of the present, rather that the tangible present itself..

A simple candle for $1 from Walmart...
...turned into an instant christmas gift!

The Beginning

I've been wanting to create a blog for some time but I felt I was unprepared. Intimidated is the term. I needed the right catchy name and enough materials and ideas to create clever posts. After debating the issue for a few months, I cannot wait any longer, there are too many ideas swarming in my head. I want to document my thoughts and ideas, and to share my inspirations. This is my attempt at a blog and I'm excited to begin.