Tuesday, April 19, 2016

photo journaling

april 16: egg puffs, smoothie making, library visit, mud people
My brain grows full of things I want to write about late at night as I am drifting off to sleep. I get excited and energized about whatever it is I am thinking about but never get around to it when I have the time as I either forget what it was or I feel too tired to write.
april 17: green smoothie love, dress making, marimekko, egg gift
So instead of stressing out about the lack of blogging or any sort of writing really, I have been trying to capture four pictures that reflect my day.
april 18: classroom fun, hot weather, new leggings
I do not get around to it everyday, but I try. It's like a mini photo blog...like Instagram but not.  I hope you enjoy!

Friday, April 01, 2016

just like old times?

I forgot to wash my face last night and woke up with my eyes rimmed in mascara all smudgie, like how I woke up back in my clubbing days, only with wrinkles and an extra chin or two. When I tried to wash all the gunk off, I only managed to drag it down near my cheeks and make my eyes all red. I tell ya, no matter how old you get, teen angst can pop up at any time.

I gave up on trying to wash my face and pumped a quart or so of moisturizing spray into my hair in an attempt to get the curl back. It ended up looking like I went to bed with hairspray in my hair  after a night on the strip.

Since I had nowhere to go, I pulled on a pair of new jeans to test 'em out. After wearing them for two hours I found that while I could not readily bend in them, my skivvies could. Sadly, they were a no.

Spent the rest of the day in newish acid wash jeans that are so big on me it's silly. Sillier still is the fact that I even purchased a pair of acid wash jeans.

I miss the days where I could wear tights, combat boots, and a thrifted mini dress without discomfort.

Monday, March 07, 2016

big trees, tiny mushrooms


Back in November we road tripped ourselves up to Eureka...we stopped along the way at a variety of places, but I think my favorite was Founder's Grove with all them loverly Redwoods! I am a forest girl at heart though I think I love the forest more than it loves me...cough, cough, wheeze, wheeze...here are a few sights from our wander....

Saturday, January 30, 2016

rain in the morning...

pink sky at dusk...

I prettied myself up somewhat for some errand running, wandered the garden in search of raindrops, found an accidental still life, and watched the sun set...

Sunday, January 24, 2016

what am i doing?


I ask myself this almost everyday. What am I doing?

Why aren't you doing?

What are you doing, Jessica?

A whole lot of nothing is what I have been doing.

Not exactly...I mean, I've been working, and making meals, and reading books, but I have not made anything...I have not flexed my creative muscles like I used to and that makes me sad.

This year, I endeavor to create. There is a lot I need to do to get myself in a space to create and I am...in baby steps...it's the damn pink room...it will be the death of me.

This year is the year I will buy art and make art. I will read more books. I will take more pictures. I will go on more walks. This year will be art full. I promise!