Friday, 29 March 2013

We Love

I love Bambi's look and she sure does have a lovely face to draw. Shes not your typical looking model which is what I think I love most about her! I think most bloggers would know about her but people who don't tend to be online much don't know of her name.... shes a tumblr favourite and I think she is sneaking up on the cat walk very slowly. keep your eyes pealed for her.

With Love,

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Monthly post on project progression, personal thoughts and inspiration

I've been so half hearted with my college work lately it feels, though looking at it from another view I've actually spent most of my past weeks/months huddled up in my room with my new little desk, hidden away from the world doing all of my work and then some ( yet I'm still behind?? ).

I have began to pile a lot on myself and now I think its time to take a step back, take one deep breathe and go forward more smoothly. You see I am one of these people that put on a brave face but I'm secretly freaking out and I can feel this weight on my shoulders and right now more than ever since I have the easter holiday to get up to date with work for college in order to pass my course and follow through with university. So I guess I need to get my head in the game a bit more so to speak but to do so I need to step a side for a little while, relax a focus on something other than my art work for a moment. To focus on other things in my life that are also important and make up huge part of my happiness, I'm on art overload and its giving me ''creative block'' and I've torn so many pages out of my sketch books its a joke.

But anyway here is very few of the many photos from this month. Room tour coming soon!

With love,

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Sweater Weather; Florida Style

March 27th 2013;  I'm currently sipping on a hazlenut macchiato from Starbucks to keep me warm along with my new magenta knit sweater I just purchased. It's n i p p y out Florida. What is with this? While I may not be complaining I am also scratching my head in confusion. It's March, almost Easter, and it's about 60 degrees (Fahrenheit for you foreigners.) Speaking of Easter, I cannot wait until this weekend. My sister will be coming home to join us for the Holidays for four days. I am pumped! We plan on taking the pup to the beach and just enjoying ourselves (tons of pics to come.) Sidenote, don't skip a week of working out unless you want to die a most painful death. Let me know what you'd like to see on the blog, coming from either Brooke or I. Do you like these little weekly updates with my photography? Or would you like to see something else? I'm curious if you're likin' what we're posting or if you're expecting something more 'n excitin'! And with that I leave you with the jam "Sweater Weather" by "The Neighborhood" in remembrance of this chilly day. Chou chou.

With love, 

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Wise words; self-love.

Hi there. 

I'm not much of a writer but I have something to say. I need to send a message out for those who looking for encouragement. 

I am currently gripping onto the age of 19. The days slowly tick by; the clock counts down to my no-longer-teenager self; and yet, I've only come to the conclusion this same year, as I turned 19, that I myself are a direct reflection of my own thoughts and not others. 

Think about it for a second. We gather all these ideas from everyone else, yet we don't take into consideration any of the ideas that may pop up inside our minds. We feel that due to the fact that someone said it, their words are reliable. Sad isn't it? We are our own human. We all are born with the ability to think, create concepts and ideas; let alone know right from wrong. So why not drown out the others? Honestly, everyone else's voice doesn't matter. Only yours. Only YOU know truly who you as a person. God created you a certain way, you know deep inside your bones who you were destined to become. So why not embrace it? Don't let others get you down. Life is about living. Surround yourself with beautiful people who build you up, not break you down. The best realization I've made to date is allowing yourself to get rid of the extra baggage in your life, starting with people. You need others who accept you for everything that you are. You need loving, supportive individuals who are positive and uplifting to your spirits. 

So it shouldn't matter if someone makes false accusations of who you truly are. You know yourself, you may be confused when it comes to your own personal identity; but, you know whether or not you're a good human being. Even if you don't know what you want in life or who you're supposed to be; deep down inside you know you're a diamond in the rough. Open your eyes! We shouldn't have to believe the negative words that we are labeled as. They are carved into our hearts; seeping into our souls. Eating away at everything that we ever were. That isn't the way it's supposed to be.

I am bugged by society. 
I am bugged by others. 
 I am bugged simply because we grow up believing 
that we are the mirror image of society's thoughts and not our own.

Why do we do this to ourselves? We have so much self-worth in this world and I wish people would realize that. Stop letting opinions affect the way you live. After all, opinions aren't even true statements. They are only mere ideas created inside someone's mind.

You are beautiful the way you are. You are loved simply because you are the way you are. Love yourself so you can learn others and show them they are loved. Make it a domino effect. Spread it like a wild-fire in our souls. Make the world a better place starting with yourself. Love yourself and life will be beautiful, I promise you that. Here is a bible verse that is very relevant towards this concept. You do not have to be religious nor believe in God to find meaningful passages in the bible. So I hope this will help you see the beauty within yourself!

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."
 - (1 Peter 3:3-4)

With all my heart,

Monday, 18 March 2013

Starry Night: Nail tutorial

(To achieve this look, you need: toothpicks, 
a cup of room temperature water, at least
 2 nail polish colors in light blue and black, 
along with a clear coat and either gold 
or silver glitter, tape and if you're messy 
lots of paper towels, q-tips 
& nail polish remover.) 


Step one: Take the tape and place it around your finger nails,
 this will protect your skin from nail unwanted polish.


Step two: Very carefully drop a few drops of your nail polishes
 into the water. Take your toothpicks and run them through 
your creation. Make sure your cup is one that you
 don't mind ruining. *Note* ignore the orange
 color in the water, it was 
an experiment gone wrong.


Wah-la! Your end product! 
These babies have lasted me now almost 3 weeks. 
Finish them  off by placing your gold polish onto the 
sections of nails that didn't get any color. Then get
 rid of any access nail polish that may have ended 
up on your skin. Complete with a clear coat
 and you're done!

With love,

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

March Music favs:

 Kaitlins :
"Mexico" by The Staves
"V of Pelicans" by Jay Clifford
"Michigan" by The Milk Carton Kids
"Novo Amo" by Flay
"Zimbabwe" by New Navy
"Bloodflood" by Alt-J
"In The Yard" by Bowerbirds
"Shield Your Eyes" by Dry The River

+ (guilty pleasure playlist)
"Between The Raindrops" by Lifehouse (feat. Natasha Bedingfield)
"'Til My Heart Stops Beating" by Joe Brooks
"I Love It" by Icona Pop

Brookes :
'' Climax'' by Mk. wolf
''Hummingbird'' by Alex clare
''Human'' by Daughter
''untitled'' by Seaoleena
''California sunrise'' by Dirty gold
''Welcome home'' by Radical face
''Left alone'' by Hudson taylor
''Dirty Paws'' by Of monsters and men

+ (guilty pleasures playlist)
''Cant stop'' by One republic
+(Throw back playlist)
''Shiney happy people'' by R.E.M
''Creep'' by Radiohead

With love, from Kaitlin and Brooke!

Illustration, Textiles and work space!

All relevant posts as lately I have been creating my own little work space beside my bed where I can do my textiles and illustrating. Its so cosy and warm I cant seem to get myself away from there. Must haves are, blankets, cushions and a cosy chair. Candles and calming smellies ( I'm obsessed with candles, you yet have this to learn! ). You MUST have a mac, but if youre like me and Kaitlin and happen to be a student with little money, you'll probably just have a normal laptop... but that will do!!
You need your self some brightness, so add a few posters/prints to a inspiration wall behind your desk stuck with some brightly coloured tapes and of course some illustrations to help motivate you and the way you work. And lastly, decorate with delicate plants here and there too bring the outside in so you don't feel so cooped up.... if your like me and spend hours on hours beind your desk creating constantly!
With love,
Links for the above photos!
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