Doodle + Rant + Mini Playlist!

I feel like I've been caught up in my thoughts a lot lately. What better way to help the situation then to you spew it to the rest of the internet world? This is your warning! This post is quite ranty.

I was talking to a friend the other day. I was just going off about how weary I am of the world lately. I've always been a bit scared of life. (as silly as the seems!) I always had a billion excuses for myself to take the "safe" route. I'm not quite sure if that is the best way to live one's life, but tis the way I'm doing it now. So I've been dissecting why. Why am I scared? I came up to the conclusion that I don't want to be a fool. There's so many times in my life where I just feel like a complete fool. I hate that feeling with every fiber of my being. I hate it so much to where I'm afraid of it. How did I not see that he wasn't really in love with me. How did I ignore the huge sign that says you should probably say in school! The funny thing about it all is that there's nothing you can do. That stuff will always happen. Its one of those "life" things. At what point do you throw caution to the wind? I believe I've hit my point. I'm tangled in probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me and its overly complicated and nonsensical. I'm petrified! I don't want to be a fool. I suppose I'm ready to risk being a fool to see this thing till the end.

Nobody WANTS to be a fool. (I sure someone out there does, but that's not the point!) It doesn't do anyone any good by lingering on the thought of failure. I'm hoping that its one of those things that once I write it down it doesn't seem so bothersome. Now I have trapped my scary thought inside this blog. I suppose my point of rambling on about this is find a way to trap your fears. Maybe its in a journal, a letter, a email, a painting, a scribble on the bathroom wall, a song you sing in the shower or even a silly blog.

Cling on to the beautifulness that is around and up for grabs. Linger in the love of others and the warm hug of the sun. Alas I leave you with a mini-foolish playlist!

Weekend Adventures!

This Saturday my family and I got to participate in the worlds largest scavenger hunt! Provo (the amazing little town where I'm from!) held a event called Passport to Provo. With the help of Google Fiber they were able to break the world record for most people participating in a scavenger hunt! You can read about it HERE! They had 2,079 people complete the tasks! I'm so happy that me and the family got to be a part of it! At first I thought that it was going to be kind of lame but I was delightfully surprised after reading over some of the tasks! They were all very creative! It was fun for me cause I haven't been downtown Provo in over a year since we moved. There were so many new things to see and they are doing a very good job making it more modern and brining in more small businesses. The scavenger hunt was a great way to see all the best bits of Provo.
Team fluff'n Stuff! The best teammates ever! Everyone got a free tee shirt for participating. Which normally I think are kinda lame and full of sponsors, but I really like these ones! 
One of the tasks was to do you best impersonation of the monument in one of our parks! I think Zoei totally took the cake on this one! 
Another task was to high-five in front of the Welcome to Provo sign! 
Probably my favorite task of the day! Go to Pioneer bookstore and read a line out of a book! Oh yeah while wearing a silly hat! I love this book store and didn't even know it existed! 
I thought the out side of the bookstore was AMAZING so I had to share! 
My sisters had their own team. The Panda Bananas! I stole some of their photos off of Facebook. It was fun to see the contrast between what tasks they did and which ones we chose to do! 
 Pet a puppy in the park! We did this one also but I forgot to take a photo cause I was really concerned with this little boy not holding the puppy well enough. So I was oddly distracted. 
 Another task was to go down a slide while yelling "wee"! 

I wish I would've taken more pictures (and better ones!) We were trying to get it all done as fast as we could! I'm surprised I got as many pictures as I did! All the tasks were fun and ranged from petting a puppy to donating a can of food! I was glad to be a part of it and love how awesome Provo is! I'm proud to call it home! 

Out Going Mail!

I sent some mix cds and little findings to some pen pals this weekend. They turned out pretty neat so i figured I'd post them! Lets just hope that they make it there in one piece! Things did NOT want to stick to the bubble mailer! After going though a glue stick and a roll of tape I think it'll survive. Well at the very least the contents won't get smushed! 
Send more mail! I still have a stack to reply too. I'll get to it eventually!

Feels like Tuesday!

Such a rainy day today! It definitely feels like fall. I'm not complaining one bit! Fall is my favorite season. I got to wear boots and a sweater today! I'm probably way to happy about that.  A few tuesdays ago I was having a weird day. This was a text that my friend sent me. Now I think about it every Tuesday and it makes me chuckle a little bit. Lying like a lump! Tuesdays are a bit weird. But today was nice. Nice and rainy, nice people, nice dinner, nice evening. Just n i c e! How can one complain about that?

To share my fall-ness feelings heres a little song to get you in the mood! I'm not sure why but this song ALWAYS reminds me of fall! In the best way possible! 

How was your Tuesday? Are you feeling the lump?

Art Journal For August!

I think fall is finally upon us! Or maybe just a little bit. I didn't get much done with my art journal this month. I've gotten it to where I do a page every weekend. Then realized that its only 4-5 pages and I should probably kick it up a few notches and get more done! Things have just slowed down I suppose. Plus I'm not in a very artsy mood. That is until lately. So I think that September is looking a lot more promising!
Onwards and up wards! Bring it on fall! 


Song and Doodle #30

Todays song and doodle is a song from one of the bands I've been obsessing over THE HEAD AND THE HEART! I got to see them live the other week and they were AWESOME! I can't believe how unique and wonderful that girlies voice is! I mean don't get me wrong. Those other two guys have some amazing harmonies, but theres something about that girls voice that gives me the chills! Take a listen! Catch them when they come to a town near you and check out there newest album. Its amazing fantastic and you'll thank me later!

"I will sing as your canary bird
Take my soul and bury it in the earth
I will sing as your canary bird
Oh yes I will
Yes I will"


Mini Collage Letters!

I wrote a few letters this weekend. I wanted to make some cool stationery so I made little collages in the corners of the pages. I think they turned out pretty neat! Just to add a little something extra to a plain piece of paper. My photos are kinda awful cause I didn't plan on posting them. I really need to plan better!
 
This last one is a cover for a mix cd I'm sending my pen pal. I got a book full of ballads from another pen pal that I'm over the moon about. This stanza fit the collage perfectly! I really like the way it turned out!

Weekend Adventures!

It was a long weekend and a very successful one at that! So I thought I'd share some of my adventures. Well, they aren't very exciting but still OH SO productive!

The weekend started out with a concert in the park with the besties! I love hanging out with these guys and they always put up with my anxiety and awkwardness! We saw The Head and The Heart! They were amazing! Got to eat some yummy food and be surrounded by drunk idiots! Overall it was a fun and a excellent way to start the weekend! 


The rest of the weekend was spent cleaning! Its been over a year since I moved out of my parents place but I never fully "moved" out. I still had tons of stuff that needed to be sorted and boxed! As I was cleaning I kept coming across some fantastic finds. I totally forgot most of this stuff existed so I decided to take some pictures and share! Most these photos aren't very good cause I was in the midst of cleaning and sweating, but you'll get the idea! 
 This is one drawing that I decided to keep. I should really finish it one day!
I've no idea what this was all about. I think it was a book idea at one point that stopped after the cover was made. Or maybe a zine idea? I'm sure the rest is written in one of my sketchbooks somewhere! 
 The first draft of the story I put in grey matter #1.
A screen print I did for a friend AGES ago! I'm glad I kept this one I forgot how awesome it turned out! I wish I had saved more screen prints. I'm sure somewhere or got lost in the move.
Last but not least! A project from high school art class! I don't remember what the project was exactly, but I kinda love the way it turned out. I'm pretty sure I didn't follow what I was suppose to do anyways. I think I might've tossed this one. It was too bulky to fit in my sketchbook box. I ended up filling 2 whole boxes just with sketchbooks and projects! AND I threw away a ton also! 

Phew! Busy weekend! Its nice to get it all clean and put away. Also I snagged a ton of art supplies for our newly cleaned craft room! Let the craftiness begin! 

August Accomplishments + Doodle!

Phew! Yet another month that has gone by way to fast! August was a bit more successful then July. Which is always good! On ward and upwards! I got a lot more letters written this month. Although I still have quite a stack to work on. I keep putting off the really long ones and just need to commit and get them done! I went visiting teaching for the first time! I'm so not a social person and don't enjoy going over to peoples homes just to chat. BUT I did it and I felt really proud of myself for breaking out of my comfort zone a little bit. I think  I'm making new friends which is good for me! This weekend I finally got my old room at my parents cleaned out! It only took a year! It was kinda exhausting but fun to go though all my old drawings and random crafty ideas. Man, I'm sure a pack rat! So not looking forward to moving out of this place! I also finally got our craft room set up. Well kinda. I still need to organize things and buy some chairs. It's a step in the right direction though! Last but not least! I met a really cute boy! I know he's really bad news, but also one of the best things to happen to me in a long time. I don't want to jinx it so I better shut up about it! I must say I'm looking forward to September! I'm ready for some fall weather and new things to come!
This months doodle! Its a bit different then my normal doodles. It does still have the "cute" factor. I've been trying to work on some new ideas and pushing my skills a little bit. Theres lots of things I'd change about this drawing, but for a quick doodle on a Sunday night. Not bad. I'm liking this instant photo drawing kinda theme. We'll see where it goes! 

Hope the month has been good to you all! 

Don't Forget!

This has never felt more real to me then during this past week. I feel like this week was fairly successful. I pushed myself and did a lot of things to help me be a better person. Overall not a bad week in the land of Remi. One thing I realized is that once you overcome your short comings you can see how much they were actually weighing you down. You can see how much you are your own worst enemy. BUT the amazing thing is that you already have the tools inside yourself to over come it! You can control your own life. That seems like a really silly reminder, but way to often it feels like things are out of our control. When really we control a lot more the we think and blame other things for our downfalls. Which don't get me wrong, I do it ALL the time! Sometimes you just need to be reminded! So make the conscious decision to embrace your faults! 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!