Sunday, January 19, 2014

Day 14

Day 14: eyes.

What can I say about eyes that hasn't already been said? 
I'm glad I have eyes and I'm glad they work. 

Day 15

Day 15: silhouette 

This is from our day at the Shedd Aquarium. We got to meet a penguin! It was the coolest.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Day 13

Day 13: cannot live without

Indoor plumbing. 
If I've got indoor plumbing, I know everything else will be okay.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 12

Day 12: sunset

Yesterday's sunset was a blaze of orange. 
Also, the iPhone is probably not the best way to capture a sunset...

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Day 11

Day 11: something blue.

The tattoo on my right forearm. It is based off of a piece of art nouveau jewelry designed by Georges Fouquet. It was also part of the design that Aaron & I used on our reception invitations. 

Day 10

Day 10: childhood memory

Nana's house, with the SUPER FORMAL LIVING ROOM that no children were allowed in. Ever. And the piano that we couldn't play. Ever. 
That lady loved her fancy stuff. 

Day 9

Day 9: someone you love

My two little mess-makers. 

Seriously. How do two people create such a huge mess?

Day 8

Day 8: routine

Every day starts with coffee, and ends with tea. 

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Day 7

Day 7: changes to come.

I journaled my way through this one today. 

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Day six

Day six: obsession.
For me it is a two-way tie between books & art supplies. 
You can never have enough of either. I had to make a rule for myself to stop going into art supply stores for a few months because I was unable to say no to new supplies. 
I dream of a day when I will have a studio above ground and a library adjacent. 

Monday, January 06, 2014

Day 5

Day 5: after dark.

Snow drifts lit by headlights. 

The kids think it looks like the Himalayas. 

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Day four

Day four: something green. 
Green boots, guacamole
Kale, an in-progress painting

In the dark days of winter I crave green things. 

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Day 3

Cold weather winter clouds, high in the atmosphere. 
Today's forecast: more snow. 

Friday, January 03, 2014

Day two

Day two: what you wore.

This, plus long underwear because it was negative temps today. 

Illinois is not wooing me with this weather. 

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Thirty days starts now!

I found this photo challenge on Pinterest and tried to track it back to the original source, but got as far as another blogger saying they had found it on Pinterest. So if anyone knows the original source, let me know and I will give them full credit! 

So, day 1 is a self portrait. Here is me, in my studio with some of my books. I have a hard time being serious in photos...

(It's time to meet the's time to light the lights...)

Wednesday, January 01, 2014


That's pretty awesome. 
About a decade ago I decided that I was done with making resolutions. Instead I pick one new thing to learn or try. 
Last year I started grad school-- one semester down, three more to go. Woo! 

This coming year, I will continue on with my studies and attempt to reconnect with blogging. The one new thing I want to learn is rock climbing. There's an indoor rock climbing place nearby and they have lessons-- I am going to sign up the whole family for a day of climbing. 

I'm also going to try a 30 day photo challenge, which I will be sharing here starting tomorrow.

Until then, be awesome my friends!