One Year of Blogging

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Today is the one year anniversary of the day I started Make Something Mondays! YAY!  Thank you, to my followers, for making my first year of blogging a great one!

What I’ve learned:

  • I am more crafty than I was a year ago– Seriously, I was WAAAAAAY more artsy than crafty. Now I can add another skill to my list.
  • You truly have to love what you choose to blog about– I could talk about art for hours, maybe even days, without running out of steam.
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196 Days to Walk Across America

I Don’t actually know Javier; he was actually a co-worker of my boyfriend and I’ve heard stories about him. Now Javier is beginning a journey across America and I am going to keep up with him and share his story because he deserves that.

Javier believes in promoting love, tolerance, and awareness of his fellow men and women. In order to show this, he is going to take 196 days to walk across America. Why 196 days? Read the whole post

16th Century Doppelganger

For those of you who don’t read the news, I’ll tell you what you missed today 🙂

On Nov. 11, 2012 Max Galuppo and his girlfriend, Nikkie Curtis, were enjoying a day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. While passing the painting Portrait of a Nobleman with Dueling Gauntlet (unknown artist) Nikkie said “Do you see this painting right now? It looks just like you.”.

And it definitely does. After seeing the image of himself next to the painting Galuppo decided to research it. Read the whole post

CD Portraits

via Bored Panda

These CD portraits were created as part of a campaign against music piracy shown at the very first exhibition of First Floor Under at an underground location in Milan. According to Visual News, the idea is that these musicians were ultimately brought down by internet Piracy.

Artists include: Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Jimmy Hendrix, James Brown, Freddie Mercury and Elvis.

Website: firstfloorunder.com

“Is This Love”

“I Don’t Live Today”

“Don’t Be Cruel”

“Too Much Love Will Kill You”

“This Is The End”

“Can’t Stand Your Love”

“The Way You Make Me Feel”

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A History Lesson… In Photography

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) is greatest American documentary photographer, in my opinion. She is most well known for her photography from the great depression and the migrant workers. Each of these photographs of pre-WW2.

I am pretty sure this section in my history book (way back when) was the only chapter I actually read start to finish.  Her photography is lovely and so subtle. Each picture captures the emotion perfectly. It makes me feel like I am standing right in front of these people. Read the whole post

Historic Visions of the Future

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The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by the very talented blogger Arlen ShahverdyanPlease be sure to visit his blog. It is very inspiring as well.  Thank you for nominating me 🙂

Rules:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you: Thank you again dear Arlen Shahverdyan for nominating my blog for this award. I’m very thankful for your support! 

2. Post the award image to your page.

3. Tell 7 facts about yourself. Read the whole post

Boyfriends Aren’t Always Right…

but who ever said they were? I’m just kidding. My boyfriend is pretty wonderful but he seems to think I spend too much time on my computer and my phone updating my blog, checking email, on social networks, etc. I disagree and think that if I spend too much time on my devices then he spends too much time with his X-box. So, we’ve made an agreement. Starting tonight, he is packing away his Xbox until Saturday morning and I will be avoiding all social networks, games and yes, my blog.   Read the whole post

My Weekend… (and my reason for not posting)


Saw this on my way home today. Beautiful rainbow!

And this is what I’ve been doing all weekend that I haven’t been posting…. watching two long-time friends marry each other. i can’t believe they are actually married.

*This is the 2nd of 4 weddings I am in this year. You will see some more around August and November.

The lovely married couple <;3[/captio

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Imagine: How Creativity Works

Imagine: How Creativity WorksImagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

This was a very informative book. The author really breaks everything down for you.

Those who are more relaxed and expressive are more productive AND more creative. Did you know that the researchers at 3M (the Post It note company) gets an hour a day (of their workday) to do anything… take a nap, go for a walk, play a game, etc. to help clear their mind and relax. Read the whole post