Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentin Serov





I , completely by accident,  came across the beautiful work of  Serov last night while attempting to find portraits for an English project I am working on.




The life he captured blows me away - in particular, I find he captures emotions very well; the grace, the hurt, the joy, the weariness,  the fear, the longing , the love.







Sunday, January 20, 2013

Letter mail - its the best.


Mail from Jen - always so excited when I pick up letters from her on my way to work. Working in a post office, I often hear stories of how people dont make use of the postal system as much as they used to. As much as this is true, it is also sad. I think letter mail, when you have the time to write it, is very awesome!


I .Love.This.Song. 

I first heard it while watching the Passion 2013 conference online. I have never been a huge fan of Smith's ... but I have come to realize that that was because I never really listened to much of his work and didnt know much of who he is. As of late, I have been listening to this EP - it breaks my heart, warms my heart, inspires me musically, and amazes me. I admire the work he has done with CompassionArt and I am quite excited to start listening to more of his music.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

As of late

As of late ...

the pile of books at my beside has doubled

the amount of unfinished knitting projects has increased

the stack of school work has been steadily diminishing

my application has been sent

and now I get to wait patiently for a response.





Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ribbon Rosette


I often see fabric rosettes and I think they are adorable. I decided, to add something fun to my sister and her fiances gifts, to make some out of ribbon.


Having never made them up until this point, I cant say if they follow the general idea of fabric ones in terms of construction  I can say, however, that it is much easier to manipulate the ribbon ( the one I used has wire in it) when it is tied to the gift already. I just formed the rosette and then covered it  in glue :)

a little bit of knitting :)


my current knitting project  .. well .. one of them anyway!