Today's lovely reminder comes from the wonderful artist Cat Coquillette! I'm trying to get into water coloring so I'm super head over heels for this print! I think the world needs more positivity I know that I'm particularity good at being negative. I probably should be less proud of that fact, but I'm working on it! I need some positivity today cause the day seems to keep dragging on. The nice reminder that the future is bright is very helpful! I know that I am definitely thankful for tomorrow! (Especially so since its a Saturday and I can self indulge myself in projects with out worrying about "life".) Hope you have a wonderful chilly weekend my lovelies!
Todays song and doodle is from a new found favorite song Holy Ghost by Mavis Staples. I think that Mavis Staples has been around for quite sometime, since the 50's I believe? I need to do more googleing, but I've come to quite love her newish recorded stuff. A lot of her music has a gospel undertone which I really like. Inspirational songs with out being creepy or in your face about it. Insightful, warm, deep music is just what I need right now for some reason.
"Some holy ghost, keeps me hanging on, hanging on.
I see feel the hands, but I don't see anyone, anyone."
One of my favorite pen pals was in a documentary and now you can watch the whole thing online! Snail mail and mail art is one of my favorite things in this terrible world. This movie is so inspiring and definitely makes me want to step up my mail art game! I always feel like a big nerd when people ask me about my hobbies. I normally get a crooked look when I say I like to write letters. Then the question that follows that is "to who?" People of the world of course!! Mail art is just one of those things that is greatly unappreciated. I know that everyone wants to get mail, especially beautiful artsy mail. So i'm surprised that more people don't write and send letters to loved ones and strangers. This documentary captures the feels that I get when I write letters and shows people with the same enthusiasm as me and I don't feel like a big nerd after all!
After you're done watching it go write some letters! I know theres a friend or a family member that would love a letter from you! Mail is wonderful so why not send some love? You can check out more about the creators HERE and as always if you'd like me to send you a letter go HERE or if you want to see some of my mail art go THERE!
I've had weddings on the mind a lot lately. (Its a long story!) But I never wanted to have a wedding. I'm just not a party person and I hate being the center of attention. For some reason I always thought the guy I'd marry would want a wedding. So in the back of my mind I've been planning this mint and gold wedding. I've spent a lot of time with Zoei looking at wedding stuff and annoyingly having an input to her wedding board ideas! In the case that I don't elope and I do have a wedding here's a few random bits that I thought would be lovely!
The first thing I think a women dreams about is her dress. I adore this gold sequins tulle dress! Even if I don't have a wedding I might have to get this dress and create my own random fancy occasions!
I love succulent and cactus plants so I about died when I saw this awesome bouquet! Although I imagine that it gets quite heavy. But then again all bouquets are heavy!
I love this glittery gold rustic style cake! I think I might need that for my next birthday!
Such a cool idea for wedding favors! I bet it makes your insides sparkle!
Beautiful photo booth idea! I love these kinds of backdrops! So pretty! All it needs a bit more gold!
I'm pretty sure I'd have to hand make all my invitations but gold polka dot envelope lining is screaming my name!
It wouldn't be Remi flavored if it didn't have bees somewhere involved! Such cute tags!
I know, I know this post seems a bit out of place. Especially since its not wedding season and I'm not going to be getting married soon. BUT it was on my mind and I wanted to share! I hope this randomness is at least a bit interesting!
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I've been trying to catch up on some snail mail. So I made some collages to write some letters on! I still have a lot more to make if I'm ever going to get all caught up with my reply pile. I'll probably just make a few, but so far its turning out well!
What are your favorite kind of homemade stationery?
A wee bit ago the lovely Zoei came across this thing called Skinny Mint. When she was first saying it was a weight loss thing that was a huge turn off for me. I hate anything that wants me to be "skinny". Healthy and good for you is one thing but "skinny" errr..bothers me. BUT after reading about it my idea changed a bit. It seemed like an all natural thing to promote a healthy body. I suppose they just use the "skinny" as an advertising technique. Any who long story short Zoei and I decided to give it a go! We're only 2 weeks into it but I just wanted to share with all of you my thoughts so far.
List of thoughts about the teatox:
1- Tastes great! But then after the first week and a half you get kinda sick of it.
2- Helps to remind me to eat breakfast. We NEVER ate breakfast before but I noticed that if I had the tea on a empty stomach it made my tummy upset the whole day. But I like eating early it helps me feel better all day.
3- Night time tea is yummy. It seemed to affect Zoei more then me. I don't like that if I drink it just before bed then I'm up in the middle of the night using the bathroom. So I just need to remind myself to drink it right after dinner.
4- Gave me energy for the first little bit but not so much after the second week. Zoei still seems to get a lot of energy from it, but her metabolism is also way faster then mine. Caffeine has also effected her more than me.
5- The price is a bit steep for tea. BUT I'm not at the end of the 28 days yet so I can't say for sure if the money is worth it or not. After 2 weeks I'm feeling doubtful, but who knows. I've also spent a LOT of money on fancy teas before and so I can't help but compare the 2. When in reality thats not very fair. I guess I'll have a definitive answer at the end of the 28 days!
Phew! Go read about it HERE! Let me know what you think or if you'd tried something like this before. I alway love stories and opinions!
This weeks lovely things are fresh off of Kickstarter. I love Kickstarter and I'm sure everyone by now has heard about a project or two. So I wanted to share 3 projects that I'd love to back. That is if I had enough monies. So instead of backing I'm just going to share with all of you lovelies! Well I might just have to splurge and back one of these!
Print isn't Dead publication! People of Print is one of my favorite blogs/sites to read. Now they're putting out the second edition on their magazine. They have TONS of amazing artists based around printing. Its also incredibly inspiring. Check out the kickstarter HERE!
I really want this planner! Adamjk is a hilarious and clever graphic designer. I love all the funny stuff he makes! Check out the project HERE!
Curious Ruby has some amazing water coloring skills! I'd be stoked to see one of her amazing pieces on a scarf. Check out the project HERE!
I got the most amazing package from one of my favorite pen pals the other day! This girly always makes the best collage cards. I wanted to share the amazing-ness with all of you and make you very jealous muahahaha!
Awesome instax photos and papery bits!
I also got a neato beetle in a cube and a teeeeny bottle with a tinnnny message! Its filled with lavander and I love it!
The book stretches out accordion style. A new surprise around every corner! It was too long to photograph. So just imagine what it looks like. Its AH-mazing!
This weeks reminder is a pretty simple one! Be kind! Its surprisingly an easy one to forget to do. Especially when someone keeps asking you questions they should know the answers too, or skip in front of you in line, or eves drop on your private conversation, or cut you off on the free way or leave trash on the floor when you know you saw them drop it. I have lots on faith in karma. What goes around will eventually come around. If I can be kind to enough people maybe it'll balance out all those times where I was a little less then patient!
Hope you all have a lovely adventurous chilly weekend!
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So this months art journal was a bit different. I got THIS really cool mini watercolor set. I thought what a better way to get better at watercolors then to practice in my art journal! First I had to make a new journal cause I wanted something that would hold together with all the watery goodness. I was going to just buy one, but I remembered that I got this awesome multimedia pad of paper that would work perfect for this! So a bit of bakers twine and some folding, ta da! Notebook! I took a different approach to how I filled it out also. I sketched each page and wrote my entry then at the end of the month I went back and water colored each page. I'm not sure if that was the best of plans, but October so incredibly busy I just couldn't find the time to do anything! Hopefully November has more lazy catch up weekends!
P.S My photos are a big wonky. I know. With the day getting shorter I don't have time to take photos in natural light cause I get home so darn late and its nearly impossible for me to wake up early enough in the morning! So until I buy a better alarm clock, this is what I got!
Let November begin!