So it is already Friday. Which means this is volume 2 of my friday links for you. Like I said last week, I am going to put together a little mish mash of things I liked on the internet throughout the week and post them here for you on Fridays. Also, all the pictures are random photos throughout my week. Basically these are the ones I have no use for. Doesn't mean they aren't highlighting some quality moments. I guess I can let you be the judge of that though. Anyways, the little kid in me needs everyone to know that I only have to wait 4 more days until I leave for Seattle! I'm seriously so excited to explore that part of the country. I've never been above northern California so this will be all new territory for me. Apart from the upcoming awesome trip, this week treated me pretty well. I spent a lot of time outside in the beautiful weather, painting, and making some money at work. I made a trip to the library. My friend Dana and I went for a walk while drinking hot tea like old women. It was perfect. I also bought myself a planner. I haven't used a planner since high school and even then I wasn't very organized, but my new adult self decided it would be good to have. I feel like I am only getting busier so having a place to write down my plans seemed like a necessary purchase. A little tip to remember when going planner shopping is do not go during the first week classes start. Target was totally cleared out of their planner stock but don't worry, I made sure to buy the ugliest option OfficeMax had for me. (Look for the zebra print photo)
I think I mentioned the other day that I bought new paints. Gouache to be exact. Gotta admit, I'm loving it. I've been playing around with it this week and while I definitely think it will take some practice, I really enjoy the watercolor-like fluid quality it has but also the control I am still able to attain. I'll show pictures of finished products eventually!
I finished this book the other day. I really enjoyed it. You see relationships from multiple points of views and circumstances, and shows how love affects each character's decisions throughout their lives. It is relatable and honest and not your typical romance novel. It has my recommendation!
This DIY is awesome! And it looks so easy. I may have to give it a try. If I do, I'll definitely show you how it turns out.
I enjoyed reading this post. Just an honest reflection about being overwhelmed and how we deserve a break.
For all my ladies! A nice collection of quotes by pretty cool women.
Artist crush this week is Nikki Farquharson. Polka dots, patterns and stripes, oh my!! Her work with markers is seriously fun but you can also see the amazing amount of skill it takes to create what she does. Doesn't it just make you want to break out the Crayolas?