Happy Halloween!

This Halloween has felt a bit odd. I'm not sure if I'm just getting old or what, but I'm not feeling it this year. Maybe next year will be better. OR maybe I just need to watch Practical Magic and eat some ice cream. Actually that sounds like the perfect Halloween evening if I'm being honest! I hope you all have a wonderfully spooky Monday!

Upcoming Zine Submissions!

Seems like this is the season for open calls on zine submissions! There are 2 lovely zines that are looking for participants that I think some of you might be interested in! Seems like zines are a thing that are popping up all over Utah these days. I'm not sure if there are actually more or if I'm just opening my eyes all of a sudden. Regardless I think its awesome!

First off is the lovely Grid Zine! This zine is super proactive in organizing events and producing some awesome zines! I'm kinda in love with this theme because its so easy! These TONS of things I love about this season! Its hard to pick just one! This deadline is creepin up mighty fast. Which means I should get a move on it! If you love this season as much as I do you should submit something!
Second is Sego and Palisade Zine. This is a new one I've stumbled upon and this is there first zine they've put out. This kinda "theme" is  stories of women's experiences in Salt Lake City. Its a bit more tedious and insightful theme. I'm definitely going to have to noodle it over quite a bit before I decide what direction I'm wanting to go in. I am really excited to take part in this one, I love all things that empower women. Any chance we get to share our stories we should! 
This is directed more for ladies living in Utah, but don't let that stop you from thinking about your own town and your own stories! Every town is full of stories that need to be shared! 

I better get to work! So many cool things to participate in! Eeep. 

Halloween Crafts!

Phew October is flying by and I've become quite the lazy blogger! Before the spooky season is over I wanted to share some Halloween crafts! Ok, i'll be real its only 2 projects and I'm not even sure if pumpkin carving counts a project? BUT I haven't posted so I thought I'd share what I've been up too!
Everyone in our home painted a skull for a door hangy-thing. I really love how it turned out and it was a full day filled will fun cretiveness and my favorite people! 
It seems like people my age are really against carving pumpkins for some reason. I love it! Yes it smells a bit weird, and yes they get moldy and gross. But MEMORIES!! I've so many great memories carving pumpkins with my family. I adore the nostalgic feeling I get especially because time is just slipping away I want to hold on to what I can!

I hope the season is brining out the crafy-spooky-lady in all of you!

List of Thoughts + LINKS!

List of thoughts: 
1- I bought this fantastic book of old photos at an antique show last month. I'm guessing this photo album belonged to a tween girl and is full of gems like this! I love it. 
2-I've been full of feels lately and am becoming quite exhausted by my emotional baggage. I find myself avoiding thinking about the way I feel and instead watching THIS youtube channel. I can't understand a word she is saying but I don't care I love it anyways! 
3- Halloween is coming up and Studio DIY has the most brilliant ideas for us that wait until the last minute! So simple and clever! 
4- I know I say this about a million times, but time is going by way too fast! I turn around and the day is gone, I sneeze and the month is over! Craziness. 
5- THIS song will forever remind me of fall and gives me this strange warm heartbreak feeling. I still haven't decided if thats a good or bad reaction, but one I'm attracted too nonetheless. 
6- My sister is having a murder mystery halloween party. If you've been to one of these please tell me how it went! I'm kinda nervous but excited. I'm not sure how a hermit antisocial gal like myself will do at "acting" haha
7- This year we are doing homemade gifts only for Christmas so I've been trying to get ahead of it and start now. I'm terrible at waiting until the last minute! I'm not sure what I'm doing yet, but I really want to incorporate THIS glitter somehow! I'm thinking felt something, just for the glitter! 
8- I have funky digestion issues. I'm not sure what or why but, I go though phases where I eat really unhealthy then pay for it later. Its a terrible cycle! When I feel good I think-- hell I can eat this I'm all fixed! But then a week later I'm back to healthy food to try and make the ickiness go away. 
9- Anyways, I'm trying to fix my mistake and I think THESE energy bars might be the perfect thing for work so I stay away from the fries and soda! 
10- I love fries and soda so much. I'm pretty sure its going to be the death of me. Neither of them are good for my stomach. I find when I'm having a rough go emotionally (which seems to be a lot lately!) I want the comfort of fizzy drinks and greasy potatoes. I really need to find a better comfort food! Preferably one that won't kill me.

Happy fall my lovelies! I hope the world is treating you kindly. 

Lovely Things: Isn't It Odd!

Its already October! The season that is delightfully spooky and the only time of year that I feel its somewhat applicable to be creeped out. The fall always tends to give me a peaceful perspective on the cycle of life. Everything dies off with the hope of a spring revitalization. I'm not sure if its the idea of life or just tradition but I always get the urge to fulfill lifes emotions to the fullest and being creeped out is one of those. Since its just the beginning of October I'm not in the full swing of spookiness quite yet. As I was stumbling around the interwebs I found some really beautiful findings on the edge of creepy but oozing with beauty! Here are some odd findings I wanted to share!
Beautiful photo series by Maciek Jasik has me enamored! (found here)
 Its corn! This MRI series of vegetables by Andy Ellison is stunning! (found here)
My favorite thing about this is I don't know if the bees are HUGE or the skull is teeny. 
 I hope my embroideries will be this beautiful one day! (found here)
 Dainty little snake! (found here)
I wouldn't mind a bath full of clouds! (found here)

Song and Doodle #62

I'm insanely in love with The Head and The Hearts new-ish album. This entire album is filled with all of the fall feels I could've ever dreamt of! I've been a fan of theres for a while, both of there previous albums are wonderful. I'll admit I'm always a little cautious with album releases from bands that have been around for a while. I can't help but compare a reminisce of there old albums when it comes to listening to new tunes. BUT this album didn't disappoint! Theres so many songs on here that feel like poems wrapped in your favorite sweater! My current favorite song on the album is Your Mother's Eyes. Have a listen and let me know what you think!
"Sleep, my baby girl, sleep. Don't be afraid of the world
Cause I'm right here, I'm right. Sleep, my baby girl, sleep
When the wind picks up and the days get longer, I'll be here
Just when you start to think that you're all alone"

September Art Journal

I'm really loving these little envelope notebooks lately! Some of these pages got a little bit messy and leaky so I ended up gluing in a lot of pages to thicken it up a bit. It got real soggy real quick once I started spraying ink on this little guy! Over all I like the way it turned out. These little notebooks are giving me great satisfaction when I finish them up! Something about finishing up a book makes me feel really accomplished! Onwards to October!