Quotes For A Positive Year

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I really want to start 2015 on a positive note. This may be a superstitious idea, but I feel like if I start the year positively, the rest of the year will follow suit. One reason behind this thought is that I really want to make 2015 the best year yet. I have so many opportunities heading my way and I don’t want to screw them up. I truly want to try to make this year a positive one, not only for my sake, but for those around me as well.

One thing that always inspires me are quotes. I even have a journal that I write all of my favorite quotes in and it’s already half full. Time consuming? Yes. But it is a really great way to clear your mind and let good thoughts flow through you. That is why after looking over some of my quotes I have collected over the years, I decided to share a few of my favorites. Hopefully they will send some positive vibes to you as well!

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunites and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. – Henry David Thoreau

Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell. – Charles de Lint

Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s send away. – Sarah Key

Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are laofing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. – William Arthur Ward

It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you can’t reach them. – R.A. Salvatore

You don’t pass and fail at being a person, dear. – Neil Gaiman

If you wake up tired, you’ve been chasing dreams. If you go to bed tired, you’re making your dreams happen. – Benny Bellamacina



Inspirational Delights

eye candy x inspirationI’ve thought about making this post for a long time, but have only gotten around to doing it now. Its a compilation of things that inspire me to create, but also a visual represenation of things that make me happy I guess? Not sure how to explain that one but here goes!

As soon as autumn hits I immediately begin to start planning Christmas presents, and this year is no different. I especially love to look at different ideas for wrapping, you can get so creative! Which is why Pink Frilly’s blog post is featured here. Usually I run out of time to do anything really creative, so this year I want to try something different and take my gifts to the next level!

My mom has a lot of succulents growing in the garden, but I would absolutely love to bring some of them inside to freshen up the house. I always toy with the thought of putting plants in my room, but because I live in the basement I am afraid they will die from lack of light. :( However, I am hoping that in my future house I can use some of these ideas for planting succulents. They are so cute!

Patterns are always one thing that grabs my attention, and this one by Georgiana Paraschiv is no different. I was especially drawn into the use of the bigger gold dots because for some reason, I am really loving gold right now. I mainly like looking at patterns for inspiration on future designs I might want to create, whether that be just for drawings or maybe designing mugs. Who knows?

The makeup in this photo (I unfortunately don’t know where it originally comes from) really got my mind running a thousand miles a minute for ideas on future photography projects. I have always wanted to have a shoot featuring really dramatic makeup, so this one might need to be added to the list of possible styles.

This scrapbook for Urban Outfitters is such a great idea! For some reason it is really hard to find any instax albums here, so I am at a loss as to what to do with my polaroids, but I think this solved it!

Me being a pessimist, I was instantly drawn to this print from The Motivated Type on Etsy. I am trying to have a more positive outlook on life right now, and this definitely fits in to that agenda! I might need to ask for this for Christmas.

I hope everyone enjoyed this post, I might do more in the future. :)

Until next time x

Finding Inspiration: Above LA

Time lapse videos are one of my favorite things to watch. There are always two sides to a city, and to see that come to life in only a couple of minutes is stunning. Chris Pritchard did an amazing job when he put together Above LA, a time lapse of the city moving from day to night.

After watching this video I had a new found respect for LA. I have only been once (A family trip to Disneyland) and it was fun, but I couldn’t get over the urban sprawl of the city. That aspect made me sad. However, when you see the city glowing at night it becomes far more magical. I love city lights. If I could drive, I would probably aimlessly wander around Kelowna just to look at all the lights.

Another reason I love time lapse videos is that they are something I have always aspired to make and never have. Maybe soon I will try my hand at it.

Until next time. x