Saturday, November 21

15 more minutes until tomorrow...

So, in 15 minutes comes the day that I leave Australia for the very first time. In a plane. To a place so incredibly far away. Even though most people would say it's close. It's not. I have to go on a plane, flying super fast, for three whole hours to get there.

Yes, New Zealand!!! It's so close. Only a little bit of sleep, last minute packing, finish an advertising assignment thingo I remembered I had just tonight (oops), a car trip, a sad farewell, and BOOM!!! Airport! Totally scared but not so much as I could have been because my parents shall be there.

Here is me, flying to a land far far away.....
And here is a picture I just found that reminded me of my very most favourite thing to do about three years ago. Curl paper up and make pretty shapes out of it!!! Mine weren't quite so intricate as these but I had so much fun making them. And this just inspired me to start thinking about starting into all my spare time.
Last thing before I go to bed, someone has commissioned me to create artworks for them! Wow! Anyone else want to join the queue for my time and talent now that I'm practially world renowned?!?!

Ha, I wish!

Sweet dreams everyone.

Thursday, November 19

Wow. Wow wow wow.

Today is like, nearly officially one of the happiest days of my life. No, I didn't get engaged, or married, or have a child, or win the lottery. I'm far to young for three of those things. Everyone knows that only old people win lottery. Ha ha, just joking, young people win it too. So I'm old enough for that, in three months, close enough. (Dad if you're reading this, no, I am not pregnant.)

But anyways, I GOT NOMINATED FOR ARTEXPRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For those of you who don't know what that is, just be excited anyway, because it's very exciting. Or google it, and know what you're excited about. My work, a couple of posts ago, The Fragility Of Innocence, got nominated!!! Not chosen yet, but still, one step closer to being chosen!

I shall keep you posted.

Here is a celebratory pretty picture....


So I haven't posted anything for a little while. It's not like I've been busy, because really, I haven't. It's more because nothing is happening. School is over forever, I can't start looking for a job until I get back from New Zealand and there is nothing else to do. So I've been watching rerun after rerun of America's Next Top Model (I think I'm addicted) and eating far far too many musk sticks.

Yesterday I actually went outside so that is a good thing. I went to the movies with the boys and saw New Moon, yes, the Twilight movie. I enjoyed it but it wasn't fantastic, I knew what was coming which I think ruined it.

I made Rhys angry by saying "Oooooooooh" when Jacob took his shirt off. I got evicted from my lovely boyfriends shoulder and the armrest barrier got pulled down. But then I won him back by saying "ewwwwick" when Edward took his shirt off. I've since heard that Robert Pattinson is very self-conscious so if you're reading this Robert, it's not that bad and I'm very sorry for saying that.

Last night I found this amazing artist Carl Kleiner. Here is one of his beautiful photos, how pretty?!
And here are some more pictures for everyone to skip to, because pictures are much more interesting than my rather uninteresting life at the moment.
Hope everyone is having a nice day!!

Friday, November 13


My grad is tomorrow. Rhys is home. I need sleep. Shopping makes your legs hurt. Tonight was Grease night at youth group. I made the worlds largest Sundae. I'm going to go get some beauty sleep. Here are some pretty pictures to inspire your dreams tonight...

Monday, November 9

Oh wow!

I can't believe I only just stumbled across this site. It is called Poladroid and for the unfortunate people like me who are unable to find someone to buy them a polaroid camera and a massive stash of film, IT CREATES POLAROIDS FOR YOU!!! Fake, I know, but still, POLAROIDS!!!

Ahhhhhh, so preeettttyyyyyy.
A charming look for me, I know ;)
I do really wish to live in this house, it would be my dream come true.
I believe there is something wrong when a man straightens his hair more than I do.
My beautiful best friend and I looking so happy that we have finished school!!
Couldn't resist putting this one in.

Have fun trying it out, you even get to shake the photos to help them develop!!! It's so amazing!!!

Sunday, November 8

Hair update.

Well Dad said my hair looked "different, but a nice different" after he said "well they ruined it didn't they?". My head hurts. All I know is that I dislike it rather massively, I am terrified of what Rhys will say when he sees it and I am dreading Saturday and the embarrassment it shall bring with it. Oh, life is fun today!

I found these journal pages by this person, I think they are beautiful. I need to buy a new journal.
Pienso by UNKNOWN ♥.

Oh no.

Here is a tragic tale of an insecure girl who just decided to become a hermit and stay away from all other civilisation for a couple of months. This morning I got my haircut, because my grad is in 5 sleeps. Complete disaster. So shocking I am not even going to put up photos for fear of scaring away what few readers I have.

My hair is supposed to be curly. Really curly. Really cute curly.

Now..... it is disgustingly fluffy and straight.


What I keep telling myself:
And something to try and make me forget about how embarrassing the grad will be. Ah, it makes me laugh even now.
Pictures from we heart it. My new crush.

Saturday, November 7

Another day.

So somewhere in the last month or so I have completely misplaced my entire brain. Last Sunday I thought I was rostered on to play piano at Church so I turned up early only to find that no, I'm not. And the exact same happened today. Things like this are happening so much to me lately. It's really embarrassing. But it turned out ok because I got an extra hour to work on my drawing of my very best friend which I decided to post. It doesn't look quite like him but still, it's a start.
And then, I came home and found this amazing bracelet sitting in my drawer all alone. I can't even remember buying it (I'm not completely sure I did...) but I decided it is now mine. It found me and I love it.

Thursday, November 5

Happy things.

Balloons. Picture books by Joseph Pintauro. Drawings in an old journal. Complete love.

Days like this should come more often.

Busy busy.

So this morning I have already been so so busy working on logos and feeding babies and tidying and ugh everything. I can't wait for my holiday. Only 17 more days!!! YAY!!! So here are the logos I have come up with... Personally I love the second one but I'm pretty sure it'll be the first one. Which do you like better?
On a completely different note, I'm reading Ephesians at the moment and quite loving it. How beautiful is this..

"Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that" -Ephesians 5:2

I have been thinking a lot about love lately and realised I really do need to change the way I love. Mostly I think of myself first but I don't want to do that anymore, that's not what Jesus did. He always put others first and lived to love them unconditionally. Imagine a world where everyone was like that? It would be breath taking.

Wednesday, November 4


Tuesday, November 3

The Fragility of Innocence

Here are some photos of my art major project. I do believe I suffer slight insomnia and as I could find nothing better to blog about I decided to put these up. Enjoy...

Monday, November 2


"It wasn't so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn't know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It's a wonder God didn't lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he placed us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah." -Ephesians 2:1-6

I need to stop justifying my mistakes and accept them as what they are. Justification only leads to more mistakes, over and over again, justified over and over again. But if I acknowledge I have slipped up, then I can learn and leave it behind, never to return again.

Justification will never lead to full life, only an allusion that everything is ok.


Some things I completely love...
  • A boy who will happily let you watch a chick flick
  • Warm, noisy rain
  • Baby giggles
  • The excitement of planning road trips
  • Closing my eyes and listening to the birds, smelling the fresh cut grass and feeling the cool breeze against my face.


I just completely fell in love with the work of Alberto Cerriteno. It is absolutely amazing. I am so inspired to find a new sketchbook and make time to start drawing again. One last thought before it's off to bed...

"To love is to be vulnerable" -C.S.Lewis
Something I really need at times. Like now.

Sunday, November 1


If we don't learn to live fully in the moment much of life passes us by. That is why we must be all there. When we capture the moment we are in, we are fully alive.