Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where I Want To Be

This is Chandos Lake. It's in the Kawartha Lakes area in Ontario. I spent last weekend there. It was over too soon. Can I please have some more of this?

...and back to job applications with me. I can only handle not working when I'm actually on vacation. Sigh! 

By the way... image by me!

Monday, August 29, 2011


Generally speaking, I have none. But I know streetcred when I see it. So here's some art that has streetcred written all over it!

I found it on Reddit... but I'm told this is the original source.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Shoelace Express

THIS. Blew my mind.

Sans titre

It's so beautiful. And it's not a picture of a rose, or a cat, or a pretty girl wearing a pretty dress... it's THIS. And I love it. Suddenly feeling inspired to get photographing again!

Nice work, uiethma.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

End of a Chapter.

As I find myself sick on a Sunday, sad to see the thunderstorm go, it occurred to me that I'm still coming down from all this school stuff. Tomorrow is Monday, and I guess I will begin my for-real job search. But for as long as Sunday is here, I shall maintain student status.

Over the past year, my creative juices have been poured almost exclusively into my school projects. I have to admit, while it was stressful at times, it was great to finally use my creativity for something that will ultimately take me somewhere in life (I hope).

I'm particularly proud of the way one of my projects (a guide to thrifting) turned out. It was probably the most fun of all my independent projects... I got to write and design a book about one of my favourite subjects! I browsed my favourite thrift, vintage, and antique stores for ideas, and a few of them actually let me take photos to use in my project.

It has been a long time since I posted anything to my flickr account, or any of my own work to this blog... but it suddenly occurred to me that some of the photos I took (and edited using Poladroid) and used in my project are some of my best work to date! So here are a few of my favourites.

You know how when you finish reading a book that you really love, and you end up re-reading the last page a thousand times and then just laying there dreaming about that world, pondering the characters, reliving the adventure in your mind, trying to grasp what it all meant? That's what today is for.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ain't No Sunshine.

I had to google how to spell "ain't" -- apostrophe or not? Yes, apostrophe, it turns out. I'm actually kind of proud that I didn't instinctively know how to spell it, despite seeing it a million and eight times in myriad books and song lyrics. Not knowing how to spell a word that isn't really supposed to be a word is a good thing, right? Or is it a completely different kind of ignorance?


Anyway, as promised, I'm back to blogging. School is now finished, so I need something to do again.

I'm a little overwhelmed by some feelings at the moment, and I seem to be going back to a lot of the same old songs, movies, whatever... familiar things to soothe my soul and allay the feeling of distance that I'm experiencing. I don't imagine you'd find them particularly inspiring at the moment so I'll keep them to myself.

But I just read THIS ARTICLE about the cinematic archetype known as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, which may be one of the best articles I've ever read about anything, ever. I don't want to spoil it... so please take a few minutes and read it for yourself. I suspect you won't regret it.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I still like stuff...

...I just have a LOT of homework to do. Next week = last week of school. Four major projects due, two of them are group projects, and one of them is sinking like the Titanic.

And it's hard to stay focused when you're feeling wistful... in advance. Pre-wist, is that a thing?

Back to work with me, then. Blogging to recommence August 19.