collages // feeling things

Theme Song: I Feel it All by Feist, here

I rushed into my room Sunday evening around 8:30 p.m. with a torn-out page of a magazine I found by my sister’s desk.  I had gotten this terrific idea to make a physical collage when I saw that picture and article.  So, I hurried around, grabbing copier paper and random materials, asking myself, what is it that I’m feeling right now and what have I been feeling recently?  That’s what I wanted the collage to be about. Continue reading

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little ways to be good to the earth

Late this morning, I was taking a cold shower, because our water heater isn’t working very well.  I had been thinking earlier about what I wanted to write, as I haven’t posted for a little while, thanks to a short camp and me being lazy and not scheduling anything.  The cold shower wasn’t that bad, and it made me think about something – how little it takes for us to be good to the earth. Continue reading

photography and capturing memories

Hey there!  It’s been a minute.  I’m working on a post for the trip I took last week.  But in the meantime, here’s a lil discussion post.

I like photography.  You probably know that if you’ve been following this blog for a little while.  Man, my posts used to be all over the place (they still are).  Lately, I’ve posted some photographs on my travel/adventure posts, but not pure photography posts. Continue reading

stained school-knowledge – a note to self

Dear Self,

These next two weeks, they’ll be hard.

You’ll flip through your beaten binders and notebooks, regarding all the messy, mindless notes you’ve taken, attempting to memorize the mundane facts.  You’ll sniff your unwashed bun and try to cover the stench of chlorine with cheap perfume.  You’ll disregard your continuously overflowing trash and you’ll shrug at the heap of dirty sheets and blankets on your bed.  You’ll try to read that important handout and you’ll remember the past pains of this year.  You’ll see that scribbled song lyric on the back of your old homework, and you’ll remember all the thoughts and feelings of this year.  As you flip through your planner, you’ll remember how and when you started this blog-writing.

And then you’ll think – oh, yes, I have a blog.

In a few seconds, you’ll mentally turn back around and work on your science review again.  But, you will keep it in the back of your mind, you know?  This piece of art you have created, this odd little outlet you have, this teeny tiny corner of the internet that you own, this shout into the void of millions and millions others.

You will promise to yourself and to your readers, who might have read this note-to-self, that you will be back with a new schedule and a new theme and new, amazing adventures and thoughts when summer arrives.  You’ll be quite grateful for them, your new and old readers.

You’ll work hard, and you’ll get through.  I, your past self, know it.

That’s all, future self and anyone else reading this.  Just remember – adventure is out THERE.  Not in your tiny, musty school or your broken binders or the ripped and stained school-knowledge you wear like an old pair of jeans.  It’s out there.  Outside your window and inside yourself.

Faith xx