Just My Type

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Watercolor is a wonderful thing my friends.

Happy Memorial Day.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

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Teeny Pottage

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A few days ago I went to Target in pursuit of a few little items. On my way in to the store I notice they had two tiny (and very adorable) clay pots for the grand total of one dollar. I figured I would get them for Kevin and Schulz ( two of my cacti) since they both still lived in the little plastic pots I brought them home in.

As I was driving home I thought that maybe I could paint the pots just to give them a little pizzazz. And that’s what I did.

With the help of my awesome sister, the two tiny pots soon became quirky little homes any cactus would be proud to live in.

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Aren’t they sweet?

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This is the cool Aztec inspired masterpiece that my sister painted.

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Apparently I was in a triangular mood that day…

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Kevin loves his new little house. I believe purple is his new favorite color.

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And I haven’t heard a complaint from Schulz.

The only trick with these pots is that they do not have a hole in the bottom that allows excess water to drain put and then be reabsorbed as needed. I would suggest more regulated watering to ensure that your cactus stays happy and healthy.

Have a fantastic one wherever you are and stay ever so incredible!

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Weekend Thoughts

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This weekend I did absolutely nothing besides spend time with the people I love and take pictures of different things. I thought that I would want to type a poem or two with Hemingway, but I ended up being lazy.

Far shame, Kate. Far shame.

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Never fear though. Even through my sudden laziness, a glimmer of hope remains. This is the new edition to the family. Meet Josephine, the tiny red Kodak Brownie. She is an absolute doll, let me tell you. She came with a built in flash and a perfectly tiny brown carrying case.

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And here is a hipster aesthetic picture of me and the new little lady. She’s quite photogenic!

Have a lovely one wherever you are and stay ever so amazing!

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Happy Little Things

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Sometimes when I feel a little blue or overwhelmed I like to look at simple little things I’ve seen in the past year that make me happy. I figured I would share these with you lovely people just in case if you need some happy little things to cheer you up as well.

The first picture is a back road I traveled a few days ago. Something about the sun in the trees makes me feel at peace.

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These are some flowers I met when I went to the store the other day. I have always thought that flowers have tiny little faces that smile all the time.

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This is my new rug that I get to step on every morning. I call it my Rug of Many Colors because it makes me feel special. I love old rag rugs!

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This is overlooking the river on a cool morning. There were also geese out on the water. They weren’t too happy to see me, but I was pretty thrilled to see them.

I hope you have special little sonwthings that make you all happy! Stay ever so amazing.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

A Matter of Thyme

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Plants, I believe, are some of the most patient beings on earth. They don’t question how they feel about the rain or the hot sun or the strong wind.

They simply grow.

Some of them flourish in to healthy spectacles of life and others fade into a withered existence. Nevertheless, even the plants that die untimely deaths don’t question why they must end in such a way.

They gracefully shrink within themselves and accept their beautiful fate. They don’t blame the sun for its squelching heat or the rain for its floods and waves. It seems that they are almost grateful for what little time they did have on earth. Each day was seen as a huge blessing rather than yet another maze filled obstacle to be conquered.

Plants live life to the fullest. They don’t worry about the future, they do as they should (quite beautifully, I might add) and they “bloom where they are planted.”

And for that I will always be grateful. It’s nice to look around and see such an amazing example for living a complete life.

I guess you could say it’s about “thyme” someone noticed them…

Sorry. I couldn’t resist.

I hope you have a fabulous one wherever you are.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Alone

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It’s both a scary and a comforting word.
I have felt it all my life and I am constantly surrounded by it. Even when I was little I preferred to stay in my own head and wander off to myself and touch all the flowers and trees that I could. I wanted to hear my free flowing thoughts dance along with the sounds of chirping birds and the rustling of grass.

Alone doesn’t have to be scary.

But in some ways I feel it is.

Even though I get to spend time with my thoughts I feel as of I miss out on human connection. Sure, some people can completely cut off the human race at the drop of a hat but for some reason I cannot.

Feeling wanted and enclosed in affection has always been alluring to me but feels so out of reach.

I know I am quiet and sit by myself. I know I don’t do the things my peers do. I know I like dated, nostalgic things and ideas that are simply too simple. I know my fairy tale mindset belongs with the old worn toys in my closet, packed away from light and growth. I know I am different.

But I still want that connection.

I just haven’t quite found it yet.

But I hope one day that I will.

Have a lovely one wherever you are and stay ever so amazing.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Pastel Attempts

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Today I was in a creative mood and I decided to use the pastels I bought a few days ago. When I purchased them I figured it would be best to get the 18 piece set just to be sure that I would enjoy using pastels. So far I really like it!

It’s a messy medium that lets you get your hands all dirty. I prefer it that way. It makes me feel like I am truly in touch with what I’m doing.

When I was younger I didn’t really care for watercolors or pastels and now they are my favorites. I suppose when I started out I thought that neither of the mediums could really portray details that often make or break a work. Now I know that the details just take practice and patience.

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This is a pastel of my record player Vinnie. It isn’t finished just yet because I am a bit stuck on what to do next. It’s not that I hate what it looks like now. I just feel like something is missing.

Usually when this happens, I leave the piece out so I can look at it in passing. Sometimes when I’m putting on my makeup in the morning or when I get home from work I can just casually glance over and see exactly what I need to finish. If I don’t have time (or I am already clean for work) I just write down what I need to do later.

Inspiration hits at the most random times, but once it comes you must act on it. And sometimes that means getting smudges on your face from the paint brush from said inspiration. It’s even better when you don’t realize it until lunch right in the middle of the day.

Ah, inspiration.

I hope you all have a lovely day! Stay ever so amazing.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Pastel Attempts

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Today I was in a creative mood and I decided to use the pastels I bought a few days ago. When I purchased them I figured it would be best to get the 18 piece set just to be sure that I would enjoy using pastels. So far I really like it!

It’s a messy medium that lets you get your hands all dirty. I prefer it that way. It makes me feel like I am truly in touch with what I’m doing.

When I was younger I didn’t really care for watercolors or pastels and now they are my favorites. I suppose when I started out I thought that neither of the mediums could really portray details that often make or break a work. Now I know that the details just take practice and patience.

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This is a pastel of my record player Vinnie. It isn’t finished just yet because I am a bit stuck on what to do next. It’s not that I hate what it looks like now. I just feel like something is missing.

Usually when this happens, I leave the piece out so I can look at it in passing. Sometimes when I’m putting on my makeup in the morning or when I get home from work I can just casually glance over and see exactly what I need to finish. If I don’t have time (or I am already clean for work) I just write down what I need to do later.

Inspiration hits at the most random times, but once it comes you must act on it. And sometimes that means getting smudges on your face from the paint brush from said inspiration. It’s even better when you don’t realize it until lunch right in the middle of the day.

Ah, inspiration.

I hope you all have a lovely day! Stay ever so amazing.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo