Mini-mini Zine!

This is the third mini-mini zine in a series of mini-mini zines I've been compiling! So much MINI! I enjoy the way this mirco zine turned out. I'm really happy they all seem to be fitting into the same style and esthetic. Although they are all very different something about being slightly cohesive is satisfying to me. I struggle to find a theme or style that fits ME. So when things are matchy it delights me! The innards of this little guy I wrote after reuniting my love for Brighteyes and remembering that in high school I was absolutely obsessed with the song Amy In The White Coat.  I adored this song as a teenager (and adult!) because its one of those that has many meanings depending on what you choose to pull from it. "You should wash your hair more. You should look more like us." This is the lyric the stuck with me for a while and this little poem called NOrmal was the result! 
If you're into zines and would like a copy OR you make zines and would like to swawp-ies you can go HERE! Email me and I'll get something sent your way! 

Outgoing Mail!

I had a bit of a lazy summer weekend, so I figured the least I could do was send a few letters! I love the way these turned out. Even though during the process I continuously felt like I was making mistakes and had to stubbornly pushed my way though to get it done. These probably took me longer than should have, mostly because so much time doing one step then just staring at it. Hoping that it would tell me how to finish it! None the less I got it done! I still have about 4 letters in my reply pile. Which I hope I can get caught up before July! *fingers crossed!*
Oh Mondays! 

List of Thoughts + LINKS!

1- Today is fathers day! I'm lucky enough to still be able to give drawings as presents. This year I made a mix cd, which I think he liked. Although honestly I could give him anything and he'd love it!
2- I've been quite the lazy blogger lately, but I've found that I always get into this funk during the summer. I'm not sure why, maybe one day I'll figure out how to balance things better.
3- I stumbled upon THIS etsy shop the other day and I really want to buy one of everything!
4- Recently I've been trying out a new aromatherapy thingy called Monq. The way they advertise it looks really cheesy and they're a teeeeny bit pricy. But it has been helping with my anxiety!
5- THIS site is an amazing time waster and oddly enough is quite soothing!
6- Shorts season is upon us and I'm not sure if I'm happy or bummed out about it.
7- I absolutely adored THIS article! Its always great to see amazing teachers and I've always thought that everyone should learn how to play the ukulele!
8-I would LOVE to take a trip to see THIS amazing sculpture!
9- I keep thinking that I need to find a new back up pair of glasses. Once it a while the anxiety will hit me that if I loose this pair I'll be pretty much blind until I can get another pair. There are lots of online glasses places for pretty cheap. Am I the only one that has this worry?
10- I think I've been waiting for the summer to start and something amazingly exciting to happen. But in reality I've just been breaking out lately and am not sure how to style my hair. *sigh*

Making. Listening. Eating.

Making. I made this little fake flower arrangement for memorial day. I think it turned out quite lovely.
Listening. White Ladder is my go to mopey music. Its my recent choice for sleeping lately. 
Eating. Ok, ok now I know my photo isn't too good but this was REALLY yummy! Poke nachos! My parents got home from Hawaii and my mom had some poke nachos and wanted to try and make some. They turned out really well!

May Art Journal!

May art journal! I'm currently in a love hate relationship with the journal. I love the thick cover and the spiral bound. Its sooo nice it be able to lay it flat. BUT I despise the thin pages and the square size. I've always been a rectangle kinda gal. This journal is pretty big and will probably last me all summer. SO I've been trying to get use to it, since it'll be around for a while! 
 A little while ago I was looking into bible journaling (after seeing a bunch illustrated faith things for sale!) I stumbled into THIS video and saw these awesome fabric paper clips. SO I just had to make some to separate the months in my book!
 Love this unicorn card I got from a pen pal!
 Update on my seeds. I have sprouts!! Little baby leafs poking though the dirt!
 I attempted to draw a self portrait but my nose got totally messed. Oh well next time!
This June page ended up being one of my favorites in this book so far! 

Song and Doodle #58

I haven't done a song and doodle in a while and I'm super excited to share a song that I've been obsessing over for quite sometime, Ya Ya Ya by You Won't. You Won't has been a favorite of mine for a while and I was over the moon excited at the release of a new album! Totally worth the wait! Every song sounds complicated and catchy. Both of their albums released so far as best listened from start to finish, in my opinion. All of their songs upon first listen are just catchy little tunes that are danceable and stick with you all day. Then once you really start to listen you notice all the complexities and the amazingly poetic lyrics that leave you thinking about LIFE. This band is slowly creeping into my top ten list, because time and time again I'm captivated and it makes it onto the most played, playlist. I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do!
"So your mama was a mess sometimes
Took the keys away and told you you were boring
Well come sit and talk with me tonight
We can bore each other both until the morning."

MORE Out Going Mail!

I've still been quite the lazy blogger these past few weeks. BUT  I am happy to say that I've done a really good job at keeping up with replying to letters. (Hence all the out going mail posts!) I've never been in a blogging funk for this long before. I'm not sure what it all means but hopefully I get back into a better schedule soon! Until then, I just wanted to share some mail art I've done lately! 
 Envelopes!
Collage cards!

Out Going Mail!

I was organizing my desk top last night and realized that I hadn't posted these photos of some out going mail! I'm still in love with this triangle stencil! Although pink isn't really my color, I had a few of these neon pink envelopes hanging around. 
 I also got some cute floral paper that I cut up to embellish some envelopes. A little girly but also fun!
I got some more cute mail done this weekend that I'll post soon!

Lovely Things: Peachy!

Starting to feel like summer is upon us! Peaches always remind me of summer. I'll admit I'm not looking forward to being sweaty or sunburnt BUT I am looking forward to peaches and farmers markets! My motivation is a bit lost these days, but I just have to move upwards and onwards! Here are some peachy finds that are a reminder that the seasons are changing! 
(RosyRoseMelb) One of these days I hope I have an event to go too that is appropriate that I'm wearing a flower crown. 
(LolitaPicco) Seriously need this pin for my pin collection! 
(GinGalicious) I really need to get Zoei to make one of these for me! Looks so yummy!
(JulieKirk) My art journal needs more peach!

April Art Journal!

Phew! April went by way too fast! I got caught up on a lot of mail, turned 25 and survived the rainy season! This art journal is turing into more scrap-bookish than paint-ish like my last few have been. Probably because I went a little crazy and bought a few new scrapbooking tools! I think its good to change it up sometimes! I do feel like I need to add more drawings for the month of May. Overall I'm enjoying the size of this one. Only thing I don't like is the paper is so thin! Luckily I've got lots of paper to layer over it!