A New Perspective: Photography of David J. Lew

water plant- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

David J. Lew is a photographer. He was born in San Juan, Argentina, but currently resides in Tel Aviv.

David’s love for visual arts paired with his introversion naturally lead him to photography. Landscapes, nature and architecture are among his favorite subjects. He enjoys  photographing people, mostly when he doesn’t have to socially interact with the subject. Photography, as an outlet, allows David to express himself and the way he see the world.

I’ve always enjoyed his photography for the radiant, crisp appearance as well as the subject matter. It is always something different, yet a new perspective in the way one sees the world. Look at the ant photo below, it is amazing. Who looks at ants this way? I never did. The way they are interacting with each other and the shadows casted by the sun shows them in a whole new light (no pun intended). There is always something beautiful, yet something playful about the shot.

If you like David’s photography, I highly recommend you check out his blog Earthquakeboy. There are a ton a great images to get lost in.

ants- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

dogs- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

reflection- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

stone passage- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

sparrow- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

hanging lanterns- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

3 city towers- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

lizard- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

sunset- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy


Photo credit: David J. Lew

DIY Cell Phone Carrier

DIY cell phone carrier


I like this DIY project because it is practical. Just about everyone I know carries a cell phone. Most people just carry them in their pockets or purses, but there are others who do the whole wristlet thing so that they can carry less than usual, yet enough to be efficient. I like to carry very little with me if possible. So this little carrier is helpful. I made one for myself about a year ago and I love it. I carry it everywhere with me. It is great for the gym because I can carry my access card, phone, a debit/credit card, and headphones. That is all I need.


DIY cell phone carrier

Things You Will Need:
Buttons (optional)

Buttons are for decoration.


DIY cell phone carrierStep 1:
Measure your fabric. I used two pieces of felt and two pieces of cotton fabric. The felt will go on the inside to protect your phone.

Leave some space on each side of your phone. I am leaving a lot of space because, most likely, I won’t keep this carrier so I want to make sure it fits other phones.


DIY cell phone carrierStep 2:
Lay out your fabric like this. One piece of fabric with one piece of felt.


DIY cell phone carrierStep 3:
I am going to make a pocket to go on the front of the carrier. Measure the fabric to fit the width. Then, add a small piece of felt over the top like so.

Pin it in place.


DIY cell phone carrierStep 4:

Lay out your fabric like this. We are going to sew on the inside and then flip it right-side out.

Make sure you cut off the extra fabric on the pocket if you haven’t already.


DIY cell phone carrier


Step 5:
Flip the very top of the fabric over (on both sides) and sew it. This way, it won’t look messy.


DIY cell phone carrierStep 6:
Sew all of the edges.


DIY cell phone carrierStep 7:
After you’ve sewn the sides and bottom, flip the phone carrier right-side out.


DIY cell phone carrierStep 8:
If you haven’t done this already, sew the felt across the top of the pocket.


DIY cell phone carrier


There you go; a cell phone carrier.

Yes, I hand sewed it. My sewing machine is not at my house right now, and I wanted to make this. I still enjoy hand sewing, even though it takes longer.

Happy crafting! 🙂


Twerking Like the Elderly

Warning: this is not the type of video I would normally post.

Hear me out though. I am not posting this to laugh at these women (although it is quite amusing). For the longest time I have said that I don’t want to get old.  I think old is an opinion to be quite honest, so what I mean is that I don’t want to fall into a pattern. I don’t want to do the same things every day, I don’t want to go to doctor appointmentss every week, take 20 pills per day, and I don’t want to deal with aches and pains. I do my best to stay healthy. I exercise and eat well, for the most part. But I digress…

I am posting this video because it is inspirational to me. I hope, that when I am that age (assuming i make it there), that I could “twerk” if I so desired.

I enjoy the motivation these ladies still have! Who says golden girls are old?!

Poetic Twist: From Finance to Design

Teal wedding invitations
Tamika Quick started out in the corporate world of finance. After her relocation to Atlanta, GA, she decided to switch careers. She had experience with airbrushing and was eager to get back to her creative side. She designed the stationary for her destination wedding and, before she knew it, friends and family were asking for invitations for all of their events.

With some encouragement, she founded Poetic Twist Stationary and Design. She now designs invitations and business identity for weddings, and social or business events.

I have been a follower of Tamika’s blog for quite a while. She is always posting the latest and greatest designs. I am never disappointed!
wedding menu Birthday invite Thank you cards wedding announcements custom beer labels pocket-fold wedding invitation custom wedding monograms Bridal tea party invitation

Images via Poetic Twist

DIY Tea-Stained Tea Box

DIY Tea Box

I have a friend that REALLY likes tea. I emphasis the really for good reason. I heard him talking about it the other day, and it got me thinking. I like tea, and I keep it all in the original cardboard box. There is nothing wrong with it, but I can be more creative than that. I decided to create a natural-looking tea box.

I bought a ready-to-paint wooden box from the craft store and got to work.


Materials for the DIY Tea BoxThings You Will Need:
Paint brush
Wooden box
Tea bags (black tea)

black cherry teaStep 1:
Put 3 tea bags in about 6oz. of water and microwave it. I used Black Cherry tea from Celestial Seasonings because of the dark red color. You can use whatever tea you would like, but make sure it is a dark tea.


DIY Tea BoxStep 2:
Dip your paint brush in the tea and begin to stain your box. Make sure you stain the inside as well.

Let it dry (or get a hair dryer if you are as impatient as I am). Repeat this step until the the box is your desired shade. I put three layers on mine.


DIY Tea Box

DIY Tea Box

Step 3:
Decorate your box. I chose some lace and flowers.


DIY Tea Box

DIY Tea Box


Step 4:
Add in some tea!


DIY Tea Box


If you have friends/family who drink tea, this would be a great gift. Or you could always just make it for you! 🙂


Happy crafting!!



Inventive Street Art

Although I am artist myself, I am always astounded when I see street art, good street art. You have to stop what you are doing to stare at it. The kind that someone had to put some thought into.  It is the same kind of feeling you get when you walk into a museum and spot a masterpiece. Don’t underestimate the power of artwork, no matter where you find it. Art in the streets can be just as good, if not better than the art in museums. I say it is better because it can’t be monitored.


mr pilgrim, graffiti artists, urban art, cool street art, inventive urban art.

mr pilgrim, graffiti artists, urban art, cool street art, inventive urban art.

mr pilgrim, graffiti artists, urban art, cool street art, inventive urban art.

mr pilgrim, graffiti artists, urban art, inventive urban art.

mr pilgrim, graffiti artists, urban art, inventive urban art.

Artwork via Mr Pilgrim