I hope everyone is having a fantastic New Year's Eve! I stumbled across this video from Daily Candy earlier this week and I thought it would be fun to share. I'm about to go out to a local bar with some friends. As sad as this is I'm pretty sure this is the first night I'm actually going out for New Year's. Hopefully it'll be a good time haha.
Even if you're not going out New Year's be sure to watch this video, it shows a fun alternative way to celebrate. I hope you find it as inspiring as I did! No matter what plans you have this holiday stay safe and Happy New Year!
The to lecture night was really amazing. I got to meet a bunch of new people from all over the country and even Latin America. I'll go more in depth with all that happened tomorrow. I'm wicked tired.
|image via Lashes & Bones|
Argh! I'm so sorry that this post is going up so late. Our internet has been out almost all day and it just came back on. Anyways, I hope everyone had a wonderful Friday!
I'm staying in tonight because I'm trying to go to this Buddhist Seminar tomorrow. It's called Living In the Moment: Four Basic Thoughts, and I think it's going to be really interesting. It's pretty much a whole day of meditating and picking other people's brains. I'm so excited! I find that the best adventures always happen when you meet new people. I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes tomorrow!
I made these two 'candle holders' out of a mason jar and a spaghetti sauce jar. I'm going to give them to my mom and my sister as Christmas prezzies. Shhhh! It's a surprise hahaha. Hopefully I'll be putting up a DIY on how to make these soon...
Anyways! Enjoy the rest of your night & once again Happy Holidays!
|Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't written much these last few days. I've been busy packing and taking care of things so I could go home! Luckily I got all of that taken care of yesterday and I decided to check out the first Montrose Sideshow. It was wicked fun and I got the chance to meet tons of local vendors.|
|So many of the vintage vendors had a really awesome selection.|
|They had a ton of shoes, but unfortunately none in my size.|
|I met this local artist named Abbie Drue. She was awesome and all of her jewelry was really unique.|
|I ended up buying this vintage gold and amber flower necklace from her. |
I got there towards the end of the day, so I got $15 dollars knocked off the price!
|I also got a sweet snack from What's Up Cupcake. |
The prices were kind of high, but the cupcake was so good that I'd definitely be willing to pay that again.
|Their cupcakes are pretty rad! If you're ever in Houston check them out!|
1. Charms for Change $50-$100, ABC Home and Planet Foundation.
100% of the profits support Help Darfur Now to help the victims of genocide.
2. FEED Candle $15, FEED Foundation.
Each candle purchased will provide three school meals for children.
3. Soludos Shoes $45, Friends of Finn.
Proceeds go towards combating puppy mills and raising awareness.
4. Love Tee $25.95, Krochet Kids.
Proceeds benefit the women of Uganda and help to break the cycle of poverty.
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Find your charity/cause of choice and support them by purchasing a bracelet.
images via Richard Shilling
Richard Shilling is an accidental artist who stumbled across an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture in the middle of nowhere a few years ago. He was so intrigued that he asked around, did some research and discovered that the work was indeed Andy Goldsworthy's. He was so inspired by his land art that after learning all that he could about his work he went out and started to make his own. The further he delved into the world of Goldsworthy he became extremely passionate about land art. It inspired him and led him to connect deeply with nature and the world around him.
Shilling explains land art as a simple process that involves wandering around somewhere in nature without any preconceived ideas. Once he see's a shapely rock, or a breathtaking leaf this will inspire him to create something with these items.
He has some advice for those that want to create land art:
1. Go somewhere and open your eyes.
2. Look at what is out there. See the colors, shapes and forms.
3. Select the materials that appeal to you because of their shape or color.
4. Collect as many of these items as you can.
5. Make a pattern, swirl, circle, or anything that you like with what you have found.
This will lead to a better connection and appreciation of nature, while sparking your inner creativity too! So get out there and try to make some land art of your own! I know I will as soon as I find some time, and I'll make sure to post whatever I create :]
Can Love is run by DJ NEFF and Paul Ramirez out of Venice, California. They create custom art out of spray cans. Their innovative process blurs the line between organic and mechanic. Check out their work below.
|images via Can Love|