Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This is a TED video....These are incredibly inspiring and if you have the time, this is a sweet one.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Two of my favorite things...

Banksy:: It was thru this picture that I was introduced to the innovative pieces by the street artist named Banksy 4 years ago. What he produces is incredible, full of color, emotion, bringing cement to life. My favorite thing about this piece is if you look closely you'll see in writing to the right of the girl, "There is always hope." If you haven't seen the documentary, "Exit through the gift shop," it's rad split about street artists with Banksy being one of the key focuses.

Halfway through my first year at Hillsong Church in Australia this artist came to play at one of our church services. She was rather awkward with long frizzy hair but with a joy that could capture an audience. She walked with a maturity and sang with confidence. I automatically had admiration for her in the first moments of hearing her gorgeous voice. At that time she was a best selling artist in New Zealand and was on her way to be a best seller in Australia. -------> Brooke Fraser. This vid is her new single off her album, Flags.

AND she will be in Portland, DECEMBER 7th!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

And so it seams we are hemmed together...

We are knitted together with seams and intricate threads. Starting out as a simple thread, rolled into a thousand circles until we can call ourselves ready to be sewn. Ready to be threaded and zigzagged, backstitched and slightly thrown together. We become outfitted with odd lines and bright colors. We complement eachother with our neons and greens to find we still need more...

I was sitting on my deck tonight thinking................................................just thinking. I have a massive test tomorrow for nursing school that I have been testing for and retesting for. It's in 6 hours and here I am....sleepless. So my thoughts left me with no conclusion of sleep but thinking about this blog. I have big vision for most things in my life and to have a vision for a blog just seemed silly to me; to give myself a direction for a blog......wha??

I started this because I'm about to start a new direction in my life and in that leaving the old as I take on the new. So the question I have pondered what really is new to me?


In the last year, I have found myself in a new freedom. A new being of myself; shaped and molded into an experience of what I see as truly beautiful. We all have our different opinions about what freedom is, and being such a vague word, I can't do more to define that. Freedom is a journey you find for yourself.

In saying this, it becomes a direction of my blog. The things I love, the art I'm captured by, the music I find myself wrapped into, the fears I find in my flawed but purified self. This...on a simple page by an average brunette with big dreams will be apart of my journey.