Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4th 2011.

I feel like ever since New Year's time has just flown by. Today I went back to school after a much needed break and am in 4 new classes along with the same English, History and Math classes from before. However, I now have completed my required science (YESS!) and am filling that time in with a drawing and painting class. I am also taking personal finance and computer applications 2.

This semester I want to allow myself more freedom to get out of the house on weeknights. Last semester I would stress myself out over every little thing, so I have decided that if I start to feel like I'm going to explode then I should allow myself to move my work space up to the local coffee shop or to a friends house where I can think with a clear head. Environment changes can be vital when your mental health is at stake.

Last night I cleaned out a ton of old magazines (especially my 30 pound stake of Teen Vogues dating back to 2007). When I clean out magazines I don't toss them all in the garbage and be done with it. I go through each magazine checking for shoots that I remember and feel inspired by. For example the shoots with Emma Watson and Mia Wasikowska really stood out to me as exquisite. I also ripped out a few Juicy Couture ads, posters of Lily Allen and Florence Welch and random fashion shoots.
After collected a good number of images, I tapped them together and hung them up over my desk. This is my inspiration wall, and when I look over at the wall I can't help but smile at each and every image because they all speak to me in such different ways.

All images belong to TeenVogue.

4 comments:

n. said...

the last photographs are very much energy !
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courtney. said...

it is always so impossible for me to throw away magazines. i have dozens of Nylon magazines that I always use for collages and stuff and I can't ever just dump them in the recycling bin and be done with them.

Maddie M. said...

YES YES YES YES YES.
I love that you did that with your magazines, and I love the bit about not stressing out so much over every little thing. Care less! :D
Just a suggestion, but I think we should start having a study night together, you and I, once a week. Just like Thursdays or Tuesdays or something, you pick, and we could just hang out at Starbucks, sip coffee, and study together. Let me know :-) I'd be a lot more focused if someone was there focusing with me.

xoxo, Madddddie.

Kat said...

i can remember each and every one of these shoots... <3 i love the ones you picked, too. the mia & emma shoots are some of my favorites.