Friday, January 29, 2010

cold winter nights

Tonight is a chill homework...just watching movies on TV, reading, and internet browsing (finding clothes to use my Christmas gift card on :)). Plus, my brother-in-law just started a fire that feels so wonderful on a chilly January night. The following are some images I've saved...Enjoy!!!

(coastal living)

(house beautiful)


(house beautiful)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

creative outlet

I have realized even though I go to an "arts school" I need to have another outlet to have as a release. So I picked up painting canvases...I'm doing a lot of experimenting...and usually they aren't meant for anyone other than myself, but it has been a great outlet for me to relaz through painting... no outside expectations...just what I want it to be. And if it is not going the way I can paint it over and start again :) So here is just a sampling of what I've done in the past couple months.

The following one I made for my parents (one of my firsts):

This next one was for the one of the neighbor girls...she saw me painting the one for my parents and asked me to paint one for her with her favorite colors. She LOVED it :)

And then her younger sister asked for one too...and I couldn't resist because these girls are so cute :) I ;earned a lot from creating this canvases....and know I have much to improve on, but it is a great process for me.

I'm just finishing up a painting for my nephew...his school's logo. It turned out pretty well for his themed room that I just finished painting this week. I'll post pictures when the room is complete!

That's all for on to the homework :(

Sunday, January 17, 2010

what a day.

I cut my head open today. So my day has turned out quite differently than I had planned :) And here the somewhat long story:

I am repainting my nephew's room and was going to paint the stripe today. I had just finished taping the boundaries when I stepped back to observe my "straightness" and I tripped over a lamp cord. Bad move!!! The lamp was on a bookshelf and it had a ceramic base. The base hit my head, crashed to the floor, and I screamed out with pain. I ran to the bed holding my head to lay down...I don't do well with pain so I didn't want to faint. As I was laying crying on the bed, I realized my hand was wet...pulled my hand away and it was full of blood. That freaked me out!! I quickly grabbed a rag and headed to the neighbors for help. Of course this happened while I was home alone. Thankfully, they were home and were able to calm me down so they could take a look at it. They called my sister... even though she was out of town and would be unable to do anything. Once again, thankfully, the cut wasn't deep and closed up right away. I laid down for awhile with a ice pack on my head...and was feeling better, but they still wouldn't let me go home :) But I have to admit, it was great to have someone take care of me and a family to hang out with b/c it had been a pretty lonely weekend. Now I'm back at home and a bit scared to fall asleep... I don't want to accidentally lay on my cut during the night or do something to make it start bleeding again. So instead, I'm watching TV with an ice pack on my head...hoping to fall asleep at some point. Another thing to be thankful school tomorrow so I can get the homework done that I was supposed to get done today!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

more trust

I never make New Year's Resolutions...because let's face it, they won't happen. But this year I'm feeling a need to live with less stress and worry so I'm trying to trust God more. I have this idea in my head of what I want my life to be, but God has such a better plan for me. I need to let go of the "perfect world" I've dreamed up because it just lets me down. I'm not going to stop dreaming...but more of living in reality and trust in God. My life has certainly taken a different path than I ever expected. I never thought I would transfer colleges and start a whole new degree. It has been quite the ride and I'm ready to finish this last year out strong! The change has probably brought the most bumps in my road, but I'm ready to embrace them and see them more as a learning experience...instead of the negative way I used to see them.

So this year is all about trust for me. Trust in God that He will bring me where I need to be. Trust in myself that I have the skills and talent to succeed. Trust in my friends that they will be encouraging me along the way. Trust in my family that they will love me no matter what and will be there to help pick up the pieces.

I was flipping through my Bible last night and came across these verses that really seem to fit to my life right now.

"I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare." Psalm 40:1-5

I can't say that I was patient...but God is the patient one. Waiting for us to realize how much we need him. Daily. Hourly.