Happy Halloween!! My kitty Bam and I had fun dressing up while dad was out running errands at Home Depot (typical Saturday mind you). I have an amazing husband.
I had dinner with my mom last night and she gave me a little bow tie she got for Bam for Halloween. He didn’t like it much, but he sure did look cute. I love him so much, I can’t even imagine how it must feel to have a real life baby. Ha! One day. She also gave me my old baby book. I laughed when it came to the page where she documented my favorite foods. At 19 months old, my favorite food was “sweets”. Really!? This explains a lot! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays….mostly because of the candy.
One of my favorite things to do is to put together inspiration boards. For weddings, for work (Jedidiah), for party’s…and now, for my friend Janelle’s soon to be nursery! I seriously could do them all day long. There is something beautiful about having an idea in your head and then visually being able to put it to life. It’s not always that the inspiration turns reality JUST as we imagined….but at least it gets us going!
I was super excited when Karissa from the LANE asked me to put together a theme as a guest contributor on her inspirational wedding website. Seriously….the site is GOOD. Check it out if you haven’t yet. Well, considering the change in season and endless thoughts of cozy nights in front of the fire….I decided to go with a winter themed wedding board: “RUSTIC WINTER ROMANCE” . Think fur, antlers, vintage broaches, dark wood, and the contrast of soft femininity against a raw and natural environment. The palette consists of combined shades of creme, grey, antique gold, and brown. I suppose you could call it a NON-color palette, which usually tends to be my “color” of choice. Enjoy!
“As the winter winds litter London with lonely hearts
Oh the warmth in your eyes swept me into your arms
Was it love or fear of the cold that led us through the night?
I am loving all things knit (and cozy) right now. I think because the weather is finally turning Fall here in San Diego. This cream hand knit sweater is my favorite. It is too big for me, but that makes it better. I wear it tucked into shorts, layered over leggings and boots, or paired with a patterned skirt and tights. I just wish I had THIS BAG to top off the look. A girl can dream.
WOW!! I just realized I am up to 200 followers! Thanks to all my new friends, as well as old! I really do love sharing bits and pieces of myself with all of you weekly… and it means a lot to me to have this community of support. I never knew blogging could be so fulfilling…and so encouraging. That’s really thanks to all of you. xo.
Well, Saturday night was a much needed date night out for me and my hubby, SAM. (Not to be confused with my cat, BAM). Ha! We have been busy little bees lately and have not had enough “US” time. Don’t you just hate that!? Sometimes I wish I could close my eyes and for just one day I didn’t have ANYTHING on my “to do” list. Only to hang out with my husband. I’m not sure when that day will come….so I guess I will be thankful for the fun we had this weekend. We were both part of an event called Fruit of the Soul in downtown San Diego where over 30 local chefs came out and prepared specialty tastings of some of their top dishes. AAA-mazing. Obviously, I ate way too much. Our friends at SEZIO curated the art show there and converted 2 box trucks into pop-up shop galleries. (pretty great idea, right?). The inside of each truck was lined with artwork from a handful of San Diego artists. It was a great night. Music, food, friends, laughs, food, art….and….more food. ha. Doesn’t get much better than that.
I sold this new piece….to whom? I am not sure.
But if you are reading this and it was YOU….THANK YOU!
Title: “Wishing and Waiting”
I originally drew this girl representing my dear friend Suzy, who recently moved to Glasgow (Scotland) for an adventure of a lifetime. She is a tiny little thing…fearless, creative, spontaneous…with one of the biggest hearts I know. GAH..she just inspires me! As I was thinking about her and her courage to step out of the familiar and into place so unknown to her, I began thinking about my own life. I tend to like to stay in the “comfortable”. Anything too far from what I know or what I am used to, intimidates me. Sometimes I wish I was braver, stronger….fearless even. It’s something I am constantly working on. My thought with this painting is the beauty of “letting go”. Realizing that fears, insecurities, and doubts are often the things that hold us back from really running after our dreams and living the life we want to live. Hence…wishing and waiting. But I am inspired by people like Suzy, who packed her bag and opened her heart to a whole new adventure. Yes, these are a lot of thoughts for a painting of a girl holding a balloon…but I thought i’d fill you in on where my mind was at with this one. And this hairstyle is my favorite right now.
And well, these are just mittens. Because winter is coming and that makes me happy. This piece is still for sale HERE if you want it. It measures 10″ X 7″ and hangs from a small metal chain.
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