Friday, January 30, 2009

Taking Notes

"The Art of C.L.Moore."

Some people take really great, detailed notes. Some take short, abbreviated notes. Some people colour-coordinate their notes. Me, I doodle on them. Especially math notes because they are the most detestable, (next to science). I love to doodle. Most of the time I just have doodles in the margins or the top of the page...sometimes class is just exceedingly boring.
I love how monotonous these shots are. The only colour is the dirty, orange-ish pencil and even that is not very eye-catching. Hm, what a good analogy for school. Monotonous with an occasional orange-ish pencil that provides what little colour it can.
As you can tell, school isn't exactly on my favourite things to do list. I love to learn; I relish it. But the whole "sit down, shut up and think the way I tell you to" part of school is what turns me off of it. Oddly, I'll find myself doing late-night Google searches, desparete to know more than my shelteredly biased history book miserably fails to teach. The Glorious Revolution, William of Orange. The Irish Potatoe Famine. Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx. The Bronte Sisters, Jane Austin and Charles Dickens. I know, I know, I'm a dork. My elder sister has informed me of that several times.
So, all this to say, when in doubt: dOOdLe!

(I wish!)

"Nearest and Dearest"

Monday, January 19, 2009


"Island in Eternity"

I went to Naples, Florida over the long weekend with my mom to see my Grandpa. Naples is one of my favorite places in the whole world, especially Old Naples. It is elegantly quaint and gently sophisticated. In Old Naples the streets go north and south and the avenues to east and west. Shops and restaurants boarder the roads and the beach is about twenty-feet away. Naples competes with Atlanta and Cincinnati for my three top cities. I have no idea which is my ultimate favorite. But Naples, it definitely has the best sunsets! It's great for staring into the wild blue yonder and sailing off into the sunset on the...the, um... THAT BIG BLUE WET THING?!?


"Following My Father's Footsteps"

"Barcelona? Is That You?"


"Chasing the Sunset"

"Buoy in the Blue"


"Captain, We Have a Problem"

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Catherine the Beautiful

"Black and White Sunshine"

This is Catherine. One of my Christ-Sisters. She's got that kind of raw beauty that I find incredibly beautiful. Catherine is one of the most talented people I've met. She sings, she dances, she acts, she writes. Pretty cool. I love watching her perform because she does it so well. Maybe a little bit of a perfectionist, but hey, it pays off in a lot of situations.
I took these pictures last April. She had come over to my house so I could test out some make-up ideas for her prom. It was really fun 'cus Catherine hardly ever where's make-up so it was exciting to be playing with someone who had no expectations. When we went outside to take pictures, I couldn't get over how gorgeous she looked. I kept quoting A Knight's Tale, when Chaucer is introducing Will and the crowd goes wild for his words so he exclaims to himself, "Gah, I'm good!" Catherine found this particularly funny. So I'll give the glory of her beauty to the One who gave it to her.
I love you, Catherine.
And, yes, her eyes really are that colour.

"Gorgeously Green"

"A Gentle Lioness"

"A Gentle Lioness {Remix}"

"Standing in the Sun"

"Goldie Locks"


"Hello Beautiful"

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Shoes Are Talking

"Standing on my Feet"

I am a Chuck Taylor, All-Star kind of girl. Converse are my shoe. They're classically cool and "tuff". The 1950s are my my favorite decade. The Outsiders, baseball, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and bobbie socks, getting pinned on the school bus, leather jackets, Conrade Birdie, Marilyn Monroe, Rock 'n Roll, Elvis, the Jitterbug. And the love of my life, James Dean. High tops are the kind of shoe that never go out of style. They tell stories from the past. Not only are chucks made out of canvas, but they are also a canvas for me. As you can see, I like to write on my cons. I write words or phrases on my shoes that have meaning to me. It might be complete jibberish to someone else but for me, nothing is on accident. Everything has a meaning. My shoes talk about who I am.
So pay attention! If you're trying to find out about a person, look at their shoes. People can talk with more than their mouths.
Have a rockin' Wednesday!

"All Stars"

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Here's to the New Year

"Pink Drink"

Happy New Year Everyone! I spent New Years Eve with my family at home. It was small but definitely not quiet. We set off fireworks in the street and toasted the New Year with Shirley Temples and Chocolate Covered Oreo's ... and maybe a little champagne. It was pretty cold out so I put on my awesome blue striped gloves. I love the colour contrast between the pink and blue in this picture. I hope everyone had a good holiday and makes the most of this new year!

"Fire Show"

"Fire Fly"

Monday, January 5, 2009

Come On Home

"My Brother's Shoulder"

My Christ-Sister came back to Atlanta a few weeks ago. She moved to Birmingham at the end of the summer and it was pretty devastating to our little family. It's kinda like sandblasting the mortar out from between the bricks in a wall. She denies this fact but when she does I just remind of how when she came home in December, everyone showed up. Strange. I love this picture. That's Casey and our brother Mac. They are both two of the beautifullest (if that's a word) people in my world. I love them to death. I'm just gonna say that it's really cool to see how love grows and evolves.