I love to focus on the beauty in life and recently have really appreciated how spring has been treating us so far. The warmer weather is a nice comfort after a cold winter and our plants and animals are waking up each day full of excitement about the sunshine, and life in general. Here are some of the wonderful moments I’ve photo-captured recently: Continue reading
Art / Inspiration
Since I keep a wide variety of houseplants on every available windowsill in my apartment, I’ve been noticing that when the sun hits just right, their leaves have created some amazing shadows on the walls. They look like small alien invaders on the walls and since they pop up randomly and rarely, I have been taking pictures of the really interesting ones. Here are some of my favorite plant shadows: Continue reading
[Nature Inspiration] Autumn Leaf Designs
Crunchy autumn leaves aren’t just fun to jump in, but they are also great to look at! From awesome art projects to hearing them crackle as you step on them, I have always loved this unique part of autumn. Here are some of the best, most beautiful leaves I found this year. Continue reading
Thoughts of Winter from Fall
Winter. The cold and dark one. We cling on to the remaining warmth the sun provides us and start to prepare.
Winter clothes boxes come out. The smell of last year’s snow still lingers on coats, hats and gloves that were buried so deep in the closet. Continue reading
Thoughts of Summer From Fall
Summer’s sweltering heat has finally passed. The cool breeze blows across the hills and cools the soul. The colors of the leaves ripen with beauty. Fall comes as a welcome break from long, activity filled summer. Continue reading
DIY Tribal Patterned Shoes: Feeling Shoenique!
Is your style unique, from your head to your feet? You should try Shoenique! I recently found this cool DIY kit that lets you upcycle old shoes for a fresh look, or design new kicks to fit your personal style. I rushed off to the store to purchase some plain white Keds for the occasion. Continue reading
This Summer’s Sunflower Blooms
This summer at the farm, I got to enjoy thousands of sunflower blossoms. From flowers the size of dinner plates to ones with bright and unique colors, here are some of the best blooms of the year. Continue reading
There’s something awesome about what art supplies and the area you’re working in looks like after the art is created. Before the paper towels have been cleaned up and the paintbrushes are rinsed. It’s like looking at a battlefield after the soldiers have left.
I like to call this After Art: Continue reading
Upcycling: Turning Toilet Paper Rolls Into Mini Art Canvases [Make Garbage Great]
I’m a huge proponent of upcycling, but I’ve never even considered using toilet paper rolls for anything other than regular recycling. Okay, I have tried the trick where you use them as organizers for headphones and charging cords, but I found that to be bulky and a bit ugly. This project using old toilet paper rolls transforms them into something I can use, and something quirky that barely resembles their original selves. Continue reading
DIY Painted Jars with Chalk Ink
Looking for beautifully designed glass bottles but are afraid to break the bank? Designing some yourself can be just as fun! My most recent DIY project was a Mason jar transformation using some amazing Chalk Ink Pens, a little ribbon and a whole bunch of imagination. Continue reading