Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Liebster Award Tag! // GENERAL


This is my first time being tagged so thank you Laiah for the Liebster Award!

ORIGINS + WHAT IT IS

It's essentially a tag for bloggers to get to know one another better and share a little blog love, similar to tags on YouTube. When I googled what the Liebster Awards were I found several descriptions from various blogs. The word "liebster" means 'dearest', 'sweetheart' or 'beloved' in German. It was started by a German blogger in 2010. There are multiple versions of the rules too but I think the general gist of it is getting to know other bloggers better and sharing some information about yourself.

I took the liberty of leaving out extraneous parts from the tag since it's been revised multiple times over the years. I know school is starting and we are all busy people so I can understand if the people I tagged don't really have time to do it. I think the best part of this is just recognizing new bloggers you like and showing them that you care. I think I had fun with it and I hope you do too! :]

RULES

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you
3. Nominate and link 5-11 new blogs with under 200 followers
4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer
5. Let the nominees chosen know that they have been tagged

QUESTIONS + ANSWERS

1. Favorite color?
1A: Yellow.

2. Do you have any pets?
2A: No, but I'd like to have some in the future.

3. Where have you traveled to?
3A: In the US - California, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. Outside of the US - Nigeria.

4. What's your favorite clothing store to shop at?
4A: Forever 21 and H&M. (Stores I wish I shopped at more often: Reformation, Zara, American Apparel)

5. If you could have any power what would it be?
5A: An enhanced vision of some sort and the ability to turn those enhanced visions into works of art.

6. Favorite cartoon character?
6A: Don't have one...

7. What's your favorite quote?
7A: Not my favorite per se but it pops into my head often: "Just start that thing you’re afraid of starting. Remember: You can’t steer a parked car." - Sean Wes

8. Do you think you would survive a zombie apocalypse?
8A: Yes...? Yes. No. Maybe.

9. What are you doing right now?
9A: Sitting on my bed answering these questions after watching the newest crazy episode of Teen Wolf.

10. Are you a morning, afternoon, or night person?
10A: Morning!

11. Are you enjoying my blog :) ?
11A: Just started reading it and it is quite enjoyable!

MY NOMINEES

1. Marianne at Marianne Grace
2. Kyra at Gifs and Garb
3. Gabrielle at A Glass of Ice
4. Cecile at MAXCE
5. Victor at Idle Vibes
6. Anto at Star Dust Soul

MY QUESTIONS FOR NOMINEES

1. What is the title of the last book you read?
2. What is your favorite type of cereal?
3. Apple or Android?
4. If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
5. What is your ideal dream job?
6. Do you watch any TV shows? If so, what are your current favorites?
7. Where have you traveled?
8. Do you have any siblings?
9. What was the last movie you saw in theaters?
10. If someone made a movie out of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, an action-film or science fiction?
11. Have you ever jumped out of a perfectly good airplane?

Thanks for reading! Smile a little :)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Painting Patterns With Ink + #Arttips // Art + Illustration



Hello all! This is something I was working on this week. I wanted to do a big illustration but I couldn't think of what subject I wanted to do. Then I started drawing and painting ideas for little patterns. I really liked doing these because they were super simple and naturally I love flowers so why not paint some?

I realized two things about myself while painting this (and maybe these could be tips for you too):

1) If you don't know what to do, start with something simple. Try working on something easy to get started before going on to any big projects. If you're like me, practicing patterns of small flowers or hearts is the perfect exercise. It was much easier on my brain because I didn't spend hours being frustrated about not having a set idea of what to paint.

2) Listen to something that puts you at ease or makes you laugh while you're painting. I usually listen to music while I paint but this week I wanted to watch something funny. I love to watch Comic Con convention videos because I can listen to them while I'm painting and still pay attention to my work. I've currently been binge watching Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan's convention videos. I'm also a huge fan of the Supernatural convention videos. Anyone else watch convention videos on Youtube? What do you listen to while you work?

Also, sometimes I post these tips on my twitter. Feel free to follow me there for more! :]

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

3 Ways To Wear A Green Drawstring Bag + Backpack // Personal Style

Casual School // Summer Outfit - #008





Casual Summer Outfit - #007





Casual Summer Outfit - #006



I discovered this bag while scrolling through my Polyvore account and instantly fell in love with it. I made several sets with this bag because I feel it's just so versatile. Plus it can bring a tropical feel to whatever outfit your wearing. ;]

These particular three sets are outfits I'd wear to class on a slightly warmer day. I go back to college this fall semester. I'm excited and slightly terrified. 

Anyone else going back to school? Have you found any staple items for the coming season? :]


Outfit #1 - Monki long dress, $47 / Jean jacket, $135 / Cheap Monday black sandals / Juicy Couture crossbody handbag / Casio gold watch, $92
Outfit #2 - Topshop black shirt, $8.35 / Cut off shorts / H&M flat shoes, $50 / Juicy Couture crossbody purse / Casio gold bracelet, $92
Outfit #3 - Yves Saint Laurent black t shirt / Cut off shorts / H M brown flat, $50 / Juicy Couture crossbody handbag