February 29, 2016

February Recap

Wait, what? Tomorrow is already March? I'm sorry, I must have blinked. 
Scroll on for some snaps and musings from this month:
For Valentine's Day, I got up relatively early to make funfetti pancakes. Of course, I failed to read the serving size and I made enough pancakes for eight to ten people.. Literal pancakes for days. 
 February brought an awful lot of rain which gave me a waterfront property for a nice price.

This month I realized how seriously unmotivated and uninspired I have been lately. I haven't wanted to pick up a pen/ pencil/ brush and just doodle, or sketch, or create anything at all. The most creative I've gotten was my daily teaching outfits that I had no desire to photograph. The more I thought about it, the more upset I became. I am still so used to being told that I have to photograph this specific subject matter, draw/ paint a still life, or write a paper analyzing a work of art that might not have had any intended deeper meaning. It's a strange and terrifying feeling to be in total control of what I produce, if anything at all. My focus has been mostly photo-based as I try to come up with engaging assignments for three levels of high school students, without completely borrowing all of the wonderful projects written by my high school photography teacher. I have a confession to make, I was letting myself get so upset every time I would go back to the darkroom and find that my students were leaving photo paper all over the place. I started to collect the photo paper, initially I wanted to make a point to show them how much material was being wasted on a day to day basis. Instead, I had this idea to turn the lemons into lemonade and weave the scraps I had been finding into new a new piece of paper. From here, I began making test strips to estimate the exposure time necessary before making the print. I noticed after developing that some of the paper had already been exposed to light and came out darker. Then I dipped another piece of paper into the developer for my next experimental work in progress.
Anyone else having far too much fun with the Snapchat filters? I just have one, two-part question, who's idea was it for the face swap filter, and can we be friends?
On a far more important note than any of this, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar and what better way could there be to end the month?!

What was the highlight of your month?
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February 28, 2016

Blush Crush

I've got spring on my mind and my usual craving for all of the blush tones has returned. Coincidently the Pantone color of the year is "rose quartz", providing the perfect excuse to pick out everything in the springy hue. I purchased this top and this dress at King of Prussia yesterday and couldn't wait to style them. 
Hat // Necklace // Earrings // Dress // Perfume (my favorite, perfect for spring!) // Lipgloss // Belt // Flats // Heels 

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February 24, 2016


It's been a busy couple of weeks (as usual) and I've been trying to balance finishing my apartment, working with a new group of students, and trying to have a social life and I pushed off blogging due to a lack of inspiration. However, I rounded up some content to share over the next few days starting with a few snaps from last weekend celebrating my birthday with my family and Kyle. 

Twenty-two was such a wonderful year of my life. It was filled with so many opportunities and experiences. I student taught in two fabulous school districts that filled me with a voracious love for education. I was offered a position as a high school photography teacher and became certified for art education and technology education. I traveled thousands of miles to visit new countries and I was able to move out of my parent's home and live in my very own apartment. It will be a hard year to top, but I can't wait to see what twenty-three has in store.
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February 2, 2016

Norwegian Days Pt 1

 Far too long ago, my parents, Kyle and I traveled to Norway to visit my long-lost, blonde twin, Tina, and her family and I never shared the photos. On the day we arrived, we went out to see where Tina's mom works and we walked/hiked a trail to a waterfall. My parents and I weren't prepared with coats for the brisk, wet Norwegian weather but Tina's family was so kind as to share theirs with us. 
 ^The highlight of the expedition was definitely this miniature pony who was watching over the larger horses^

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I'll be sharing more photos from Norway soon...and I don't mean five months from now this time. xo
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