Tuesday, November 29, 2011

16 - 30 Day Photo Challenge

I have quite fun news for today.

And it's the following project:

For most people, December means candles. Candles of any sort, they might be, whether Christmas or Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or they might just be UN Declaration of Rights candles.

For me, December means summer.

And I'm looking forward to it more than any other year.

This year, to document it, I'm following the 30 day photography challenge found HERE, and I'll try to post every day to show you my progress.

(I'm thinking that if I'm able to follow this project then I might be able to follow the 365 project in 2012.)

Monday, November 28, 2011


For today, I can say no more than this:


If that didn't make of your start of the week a happy one, then wishing you a "happy Monday" will do no good.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

14 - Days by the Pool

Life would be sweet if swimming pools had another name, a more romantic or poetic one. For example, the word "seaside" is utterly to die for, however, the word "pool" leaves something to be wished for.

Anyways, here are some recent pictures of a pool party I had with some friends yesterday. Most definetely, nothing beats a picture taken under the rays of the sun:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

12 - Bookmarkmaking

Pictures for the bookmarks found through weheartit.com

Quotes for the bookmarks found HERE.

Following my love for books and reading, follows a naturally tendency to love and adore bookmarks. Additionally, one of the results of my sparse creative outbursts generally produce bookmarks.

According to my mom, one of the best gifts she has ever received was a bookmark I made for her, which  was half poem about how much I love her and half glitter. And I don't care if I was 7 and if she's my mother, I do indeed believe it was one of the best gifts she's ever received.

So, there, you have an idea for Holiday gifts!

Have you ever made your own bookmarks? Please do share!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I am one of the plenty who adore to travel, to see and discover. The thrill of the newness, the nostalgia of flipping through the photographs. All of these feelings I adore, feelings that I think are universally adored.

Here are two videos I found which are not only gorgeous, but I think they hopefully represent two cities that I especially want to visit someday:

(They're very short so I would highly recommend watching them!)

EF - Live The Language - Sydney from Albin Holmqvist on Vimeo.

EF - Live The Language - London from Albin Holmqvist on Vimeo.

I watched all of the videos from this feed. They're about ten, and it was most definetely not a waste of time.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

10 - Inspiration

Art Journals

Remember my Summer Journal?

Being the good artist that I am, willing to research for inspiration, I have been grounding the internet for inspiring excerpts of art journals that could help me in creating the perfect summer journal.

Perfect within my standars, of course.

Here are the ones I have found:

And that's it! If you have any smart art journals you've found as of late please do link them up, I would be very grateful for the extra dose of inspiration!

Have a nice start of the week! :)



Quotebook... Like Facebook, but better.

Here are some of my favorite entries:

Friday, November 18, 2011

8: In Time of Daffodils

Photo from Tumblr. Thus, true origin remains a mystery. Sorry, Copyright fairires.

In Time of Daffodils
by ee cummings

in time of daffodils (who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why, remember how

in time of lilacs, who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember is (forgetting seem)

in time of roses (who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if, remember yes

in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek (forgetting find)

and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me, remember me

I had to analyze this poem for English. What my review basically consisted was about how the beauty of this poem consisted in its optimism.

In its capacity of telling you that you ARE able to do what you want to do.

To dream. To be inspired. To adventure.

To grow as much as flowers grow in spring.

This poem by ee cummings, besides all of its literary wonder (count the syllables on each verse!), has an amazing power to motivate.

Be motivated. If you didn't feel it the first time, read it again, and again.

Read it until you feel like a daffodil or a lilac or a rose.

What do you do when you're feeling uninspired?


Is it strange for a teenager to want her summer to look like this?

Do you have summer reading? Or, if a northern, what did you read during the summer?

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I remember the time I wanted to study ballet.

I don't know why I ever changed my mind.

Excuse me, please, can one start ballet at the age of 16? Yes? Thank you.

Monday, November 14, 2011

5: Summer Journal

Summer Journals

When I was smaller, a recurrent summer vacation assignment was a summer journal. I probably was the only student in my class to be exited every time the shimmering new notebook was passed around. This was to become our personal project for the next few months, and I loved it.

Until the last day of vacation rolled around and I realized that I was about a month and a half late.

Anyways, last year, the idea resurged. I thought about doing a summer journal, although this time, it would be a bit different; less "diary entries" and more receipts, pictures, drawings, poems, etc..

This was last year's:

It says Summer in Spanish :)

This year, I'll be completing it on an acid-proof green moleskin to be able to paste pictures to it, and so that my memories last longer. As soon as Demeber 1st hits us I'll start working on it and, of course, uploading pictures!

Have you ever kept a summer journal?


Sunday family lunch with my little cousins. The perfect way to spend a sunday.

At the local golf club.

Do you have any smaller cousins, siblings, or children? Do you enjoy sundays with them?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

3: 11-11-11-11-11-11

at elizabethkartchner.blogspot.com

Luckily, I have recess from 11:00 to 11:15 so I was easily able to complete the challenge!

A picture of one of my best friends:

2: Thirteen Year Old Saturday Night Revisited

Partying it up at my brother's Bar Mitzvah with my closest friends last night. Had the time of our lives, dancing to the rythm our bones told us to, gossiping about the horribly short skirts of what are today's puberty ridden girls, and eating lots of chocolate covered strawberries.
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