Saturday, January 29, 2011
Just pulled a homemade pizza out of the oven - loaded with veggies because vegan cheese is damn expensive. I'll probably experiment with a different crust recipe, and perhaps try to make sauce myself, but for a half hour prep, I won't complain. If a pizzeria has vegan pizza (or if any restaurants have edible vegan food), I'm not one to complain, but I've moved away from basic alternatives in favor of "real" food.
Last night I made super-simple-but-super-delicious yaki udon and it's probably going to be my new go-to recipe. I'm rather surprised at myself for preparing food three days in a row... Thursday I baked yet another apple pie (and brought it to a friend's house, where we also made pizza), yesterday I made noodles, and now pizza. It's been some time that I've been motivated to make food... now I'm hoping a more permanent source of inspiration for my art will come about.
In other news, Erin from Spreading the Sunshine tagged me in a post! So with this award, I get to write seven things about myself!
1. I love exploring cities, but nothing makes me feel more free than situating myself in nature, such as a field, woods, or the beach. I suppose I'm not really the nature-freak type, but such adventures make me feel in tune with myself.
2. It's been almost two years since I've been fully vegan, and it's forced me to get creative with cooking. Ironically, prior to the switch, I was a terrible cook... I'd started several fires in my kitchen and burnt almost anything from a store-bought mix.
3. I doubt myself, and I'm terribly self-critical.
4. I'm borderline obsessed with my pets - Sadie the ginger dog, and Ashley, my pretty kitty. I have no idea what I want to do in the future or where I might end up, but I'm nearly certain I will be a crazy cat lady.
5. I am a self-proclaimed nerd. Big time. Instead of playing video games or burying myself in comic books, I write. A lot. I thoroughly enjoy writing essays about current events or other issues.
6. Dealing with my depression and anxiety has been rather difficult. I suppose it seems common for a teenage girl to be self-absorbed and seem to inflict problems upon herself, but that isn't the case. I despise the stigma associated with mental illnesses.
7. I am terribly sarcastic.
I tag... you!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Sweater - sister's, skirt - H&M, necklace - antique, leggings - Forever 21, boots - Deena and Ozzy
I decided to save this outfit from last Friday since listening to the weather report has put it into my head that it will not be responsible to "dress up." It's currently snowing and I have no idea if it looks like it's going to stop because I cannot see out my ice-covered windows.
Anyway, the day that I wore this kicked off the most bizarre weekend I've ever had. I'm not going to go into great detail, but I'm pretty sure it beat anything I have ever seen in an overly-dramatic-that-never-happens teen movie.
The first semester at my school is officially over, after being prolonged due to a few snow incidents. I feel like I'm not supposed to care at this point since I'm a "second-semester senior," but I'm still not satisfied with my art/etc. and I still have to apply to RISD.
I hope all is well! xox Catherine
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Cardigan - sister's, top - Pacsun, skirt - Forever 21, tights - Target, necklace - handmade, boots - Dr. Martens
I'm behind on posting! I wore this Thursday to class, then went over to my friend's school so she could trim my hair. She did a good job, no?
I honestly forget if anything remotely exciting occurred on this day. I do know it was the day after I went on an adventure to take photos with some friends. Let's just say walking up and down a snow covered hill can result in falling. Several times. And ending up covered in mud... and then going to a Thai restaurant in that condition.
I had been seeking an adventure of the sort. I sincerely love exploring when the weather is nice - even rain is fine, as long as I'm not freezing. But standing on top of the hill, looking at nothing but snowy suburbia as dusk was creeping... it struck me. I cannot stay here. It hit me in a way sweeter than previously, though. Instead of just being absorbed in a moment and growing upset that, frankly, in a year I might not be remotely close to here - I managed to cherish what I had in that second. I had climbed the same steep hill I discovered during summer, which is evidently a feat regardless of season. My boots were filled with snow and I couldn't feel my fingers. My friend took photos until it was too dark. I trudged down, grabbing onto long strands of grass for support. My face was too cold to smile, but I don't even know if I would have. It's still bittersweet.
PS Fifty five days until spring! But even sooner: my two year blog anniversary! Crazy.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Cardigan - sister's, dress - H&M, jewelry - various, leggings - Forever 21, boots - Spring
I'm considering opening a blog shop, but I don't feel that would be the best way to reduce my wardrobe in as little time as possible... I could go to a consignment shop, but the ones near me tend to prefer name brands, despite the quality or style of a garment.
Basically, I can't find a job due to a certain vacuuming incident. I might embark on the hard work that is an Etsy shop (selling ceramic pieces), but I don't know if I have the motivation to do that. This entire situation induces a ton of anxiety, and I just need to keep reminding myself that it's all okay.
This weekend has been lacking a little. Hopefully I can kick it up a notch today/tonight/tomorrow since I have a three day weekend. Then it's back to the daily grind of school and more school and being strangely exhausted.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Cardigan - my sister's, tshirt - Wildfox, skirt - vintage, jewelry - antique/gifts, leggings - Forever 21, boots - Spring
Sometimes Mondays aren't so bad, you know, after a lame weekend when you're just ready to get back into things. Everyone's kind of freaking out about a potential snow storm, predicted to give us anywhere from 3-8 inches. I'm not too keen on wintry precipitation, but if it allows a school cancellation, I will not complain.
I really should be getting to sleep now/soon/etc., but I'm not tired. My sleep schedule still hasn't adjusted since winter break, which has been fine, but tomorrow I start college classes again. It's at 8am. This should be fun... but I'm actually excited to take psychology.
After a long day, I plan to bake an apple pie. Baking is soothing, and I've been craving apple pie.
Anyway, I've regained inspiration for my art, I'm completing projects, etc. I feel so much better in that respect than I have this school year. Other issues (ahem, male friends) are a different story, but at least I have to motivation to even just sketch again.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Sweater - thrifted, dress - Forever 21, jewelry - antique, leggings - Forever 21, boots - Doc Martens
I've experienced good luck almost every time I've worn this dress. Granted, I consider myself a very lucky person, but if I have any clothing that induces it, this is that garment. After a few incidents yesterday, I decided I could use some luck. Of course, nothing comes so easily - it's all about making one's own luck.
I had to do some problem solving to take these photos - I couldn't find a way to set up my tripod so that I would be in the full frame. And then I placed it outside of my door, and it worked. Imagine that.
I've spent my evening napping, talking to my parents/their friend while they played cards, and enjoying the 60's radio station they have on the television. Normally I prefer newer music, but lately I've been expanding my horizons.
In other news, last night I saw Black Swan. To put it simply, I got mind-f*cked. It was like nothing I've seen before... I don't watch many movies, but this is definitely going to win awards.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Cardigan - BDG, sweater - vintage, skirt - Cooperative, leggings - Forever 21, jewelry - antique/gift, boots - Spring
I'm not really having a good hair day... guess I decided I wouldn't care so much since I'd be getting it done this afternoon. Of course, by the time it's finished, it'll be pitch black out, so perhaps tomorrow?
This is the first time I'm taking blog photos with my new lens. It wasn't exactly warm out (though mild in terms of our usual weather), so I didn't really fancy running back and forth. I looked down to discover my shoes were caked with mud. I'd prefer if it were warm and dry.
I've been rather lazy lately - not much to talk about. However, I did submit applications to two more schools, bringing the total to six. I have another to finish tomorrow, then just one more! Ah, such a process.
Also, I've changed my header! As always, it's handwritten. What do you think?
PS I'm almost at 200 followers... I'm thinking a giveaway is in order, but I can't think of anything just yet. Decisions, decisions!