Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ups and Downs and All Arounds...

Hello There!  Are you still reading even though I have not been a good and stable blogger?

In truth, like all of you, I have many ups and downs.  For me, most of my ups and downs happen to be health related.

Even after almost a year of recovering from my spinal fusion I still have good days and bad days.  Today happens to be a bad day.  Even though I laid out my gym clothes for tomorrow on my quest to become healthy again I know in my heart I will not be going because currently I have abandoned my school work and I am lying on my back in bed with a very, very cold ice pack urging through strong mental will power to bring down the swelling that today is not allowing me to turn my neck in either direction.

Besides my neck my whole body hurts which means that my Fibro Myalgia or whatever diagnosis they are giving me this week, is also rearing its ugly head tonight.

At times like this I hate my body for feeling so weak and hurting so much.  However, at times like this I also appreciate my love for the beauty in the world which keeps me going.

So instead of complaining I am going to show you some of the pins I have been pinning on Pinterest!
I Waste So Much Time
found on the blog:  I Waste So Much Time
This image is found on the tumblr page Tard the Grumpy Cat.  I just looked at it and the whole page is pictures of this adorable and grumpy little guy.  Too Funny!
Wooden Shower Head by Rare
Love Me Do Wedding Photography
How beautiful is this photograph?  The Brides, The scenery, I am swooning!

Lots of Love and Beauty in the World,

Jess

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Unusual photographs by artist Lori Nix

Hi everyone!

Remember when I said I would try really hard to start blogging more regularly again?  Well..it didn't work!

I have been so busy with school, and now Meridyth has strep throat and a high fever.  However, even though my blogging has been lacking I had to show all of you these photographs that I came across.

I have StumbleUpon on my phone.  Do any of you use StumbleUpon?  I highly recommend it for its addictiveness and ability to constantly show you cool websites.

Anyway, I was not working at work (don't tell!) and came across this photographer Lori Nix.

I looked at one photograph, then another, then another, and soon found myself transported to a world of her creation and wanting to look at more.

She builds worlds out of paper, clay, and other materials and then photographs them so they look like they are a place that she came across in her travels that you or I could visit.

I am entranced.

This is what she says on her website:
"I am often asked questions about the inspiration for my work as well as my working process. As a ‘non-traditional’ photographer (I construct my subject matter rather than go find it) people find it hard to grasp what exactly it is that I do. And the fact that it is all done in front of the camera, with no digital manipulation, adds its own set of challenges. Building materials, lighting, issues of scale and space all become significant when you are recreating the world on a table top."






These are just a few select samples on her website which I suggest you check out. 

I find it fascinating how she builds these worlds and then photographs them.  In my head I am thinking, wouldn't it be easier to paint the images in your head?  I think that is what is so amazing!  The detail she uses is painstaking and I can only imagine the endless hours that must go into to building some of these images.

I am in LOVE!  Did I mention the lighting?  I think Lori Nix may be my new favorite artist.

Lots of Love,

Jessica 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What Day is It Today and easy to make crafts...

Hello Everyone!

I hope life has been treating all of you well.  To reference my title, I honestly have no idea what today is!  I am pretty worried that on a Sunday I am going to wake up, get dressed, and come to work! 

I have been in constant motion lately.  Between, work, school, and house duties half the time I am a day ahead or behind and the other half of the time I am too distracted worrying about school and grades to care what day it is!

To share some good news, I did get an 85 on my statistics midterm!  Statistics may be one of the hardest classes I have ever taken.  I don't think that my brain works like those of you that enjoy math and probabilities, however, I am actually doing well!  I am working my Tushie off, but I am doing well!

Today I wanted to share some random projects with you that I want to try when I have some down time or can't sleep one night.
Creator Unknown (please let me know if you know original owner so I can site!)
Isn't this cool?  I think this would be a fun way to spend an afternoon.


Crafting from Fiskars
How cute are these bookmarks?  Another project that is full of color and fun.

Custom coasters on blog Fellow Fellow

Paper Ornament Lorajean's Magazine
As you all know I Love paper so this little paper project is definitely on the list!
Lots of Love,

Jess

Monday, October 1, 2012

New items listed on LoveUPaperly

Hi All!

I am going to try to do a better job of blog posting this week.

Between school and other necessary life things, oh and working all day, can't forget about that, my blog posts have been suffering.

I didn't think that my time management would be an issue, but it is!

Anyway, I did some shop revamping yesterday and listed some new items that I want to share with you.

The first one is a paper heart bracelet listed for $8 on LoveUPaperly.


Cute, right?  I think it's young and fun and sometimes you just want to wear your heart on your wrist!

I listed a new card as well.


This is a sentiment that I am always expressing to Meridyth because she loves me no matter what, so I thought why not make a card because other people may feel the same way I do!

It is listed on my etsy shop, LoveUPaperly, for $3.

Inbetween my Anatomy studying I have also been making other things that I would like to list on my etsy shop.

For a little background, I discovered of love of creating three-d sculptures in grad school when I did a series of miniature beds that I made to go with a grouping of photographs that I had worked on all semester.

This ties into that idea of making small worlds.  Here is a hint of more things to come!

Lots of Love,

Jess