Audrey’s Favorite Things Week 1

I’ve wanted to do something a little different on this blog for a while… I have the space, why not use it for a little extra content every once in a while? I’ll be posting some of my favorite things. This week is favorite Etsy finds!

I’m a huge fan of Etsy and handmade things in general. If you haven’t explored this site yet, I suggest you make an account right now! I think all of these products are amazing, and I hope you do, too!

 

1. Never Empty Handed 8×10 Giclee Art Print by ClareElsaesser, $25.00

2. Decorative Bicycle Pillow Cover by AppleWhite, $50.00

3. Hanging Teardrop Glass Terrarium by ABJglassworks, $85.00

4. Black and Gray Kilim Fabric Clutch by kertis, $48.00

5. Vintage 1940s Metal Desktop Alarm Clock in Deep Burgundy Red by TheNewRomanticsDecor, $35.15

6. Blue Myself 12×18 Art Print by AndrewHeath, $10.00

Cheers to a creative 2014!

It’s a few days (weeks) too late for a New Year’s Resolutions blog post, but I’ve never been all that conventional, anyways.

Lately I find myself just so overwhelmed with all the possibilities of life. And I’m not even talking about the normal things people my age worry about, like a job (got a good one), where I’m going to live (I have an awesome home), or a relationship (recently single, and okay with that for now).

I am overwhelmed with creative possibility. There are just too many things in this world to learn and create, and it keeps me awake at night… but it’s also the stuff my dreams are made of.

I want to learn to play acoustic guitar. To be a better calligrapher. To be a better photographer. I want to learn how to cook. I want to learn coding so I am more valuable in the tech industry. I want to learn Hebrew and Spanish and maybe even French.

And it’s not just what I want to learn, but what I want to do with the knowledge and skills I already have. I want to paint, and create art with color pastels. I want to design wedding invitations and address envelopes using pen and ink. I want to sing at a coffee shop. I want to write encouraging letters to my friends and family for no reason at all. I want to plant flowers and (for once) keep them alive. I want to actually go to the gym like I say I will, and take better care of my body. I want to spend more time with my family, especially my growing nephew who will only experience childhood once. I want to read more books. I want to travel the country and the world.

Most of all, I just want to create. And just 24 hours in a day doesn’t cut it. When am I supposed to sleep? Relax at all? Because sometimes, you just gotta binge-watch New Girl on Netflix.

This year, I am going to work hard. I am going to do something creative every single day. I am going to book more photo shoots, design more invitations, and address more envelopes. I am going to submit a greeting card design to Minted and hope it sells. I am going to hike more mountains (until May, that is) and ride my bike to work some days (also until May. Can you tell I live in Phoenix?).

This year so far I’ve had 2 photo shoots and have designed my first wedding invitation suite. This train is rolling and it ain’t stopping anytime soon!

2014 is our year, creative people. Let’s do this!

All of these photos were taken on 35mm film by yours truly. I’m also going to shoot more film this year. 

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