Friday, October 19, 2012

fill-in-the-blank friday

1. One thing I plan to do this weekend is sketch!  I haven't kept a non-fashion sketchbook since before I went to college, and I'm really excited to get back to it.  I find that when I'm putting time and energy into one art form, it inevitably leads to inspiration in others.  I'm also going to be seeing my wonderful brother at his college's homecoming.  Yay!

2. A big pet peeve of mine is passive-aggressive behavior, particularly via social media.  It's so unhelpful and unnecessary, yet so prevalent in youth culture today.  During my time as an RA, I saw so many conflicts escalate from a tiny disagreement to a huge debacle because one person involved decided to post about it.  Friends and friends-of-friends get involved, misinformation spreads, and it's just a mess.  No matter how technologically advanced we get, a calm face-to-face discussion will always be the best way to solve a dispute, in my opinion.  (and no, this isn't directed at anyone in particular.  ha!)

3. I am really loving the Wednesday knitting group at my local yarn shop!  What a sweet and hysterically funny group of ladies.

4. The rain is making it feel extra-cozy to be inside with yarn, kitties, music, and sketchbooks.

5. My favorite girly indulgence is little bits and bobs for around the house.  Right now I'm loving vintage tins for storing knitting and sewing notions.

6. A song I always get stuck in my head is "Asleep on a Sunbeam" by Belle and Sebastian.  It's so cute and catchy!

7. The best cure for stress is making a list of things to do, then accomplishing things and crossing them off the list.  Kitty-snuggles don't hurt, either. 

Happy Friday!


  1. You strike me as someone who would be great at sketching, particularly since creativity is so natural for you. I used to keep what I would call an art journal where I wrote down anything on my mind and frequently those were intricate doodles. It is just such a great way of recording life. Also can I say how envious I am of your knitting group? Hooray for snuggly kitties!

    1. Aw, you're the sweetest, thank you! It's something I've always loved doing, but since I started college, fashion design kind of consumed my life. Which is fine by me, of course, but it's good to be getting back in touch with my creative roots. I wish you could come to my knitting group, that would be so much fun! If you're ever in Northeast Pennsylvania, let me know! :)

  2. I love your fill-in-the-blank friday posts! I can't imagine anything better to do on a rainy afternoon than staying inside, eating homemade cookies, knitting and cuddling my kitty :)

    1. Thank you so much! That is such a wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon... or any afternoon, really!


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