Thursday, February 28, 2013

travel lust

i've been feeling the urge to travel lately. i would love to travel to a faraway place that i've never seen before.

i would love to seen the picturesque village shirakawa-go in japan. it's little thatched houses look so cozy and inviting.

i would also really love to visit bali, indonesia. it looks so tropical and green.

part of me is longing for somewhere warm and the other part loves wearing cozy sweaters so i'm a little torn about travel destinations.



there once was a little wind-up girl who lived in a paper landscape.

every morning she would wind herself up

and every night she went to bed dreaming of being real.



*i've been feeling a little melancholy lately, like a wind-up toy that needs to be wound up again. i think that it's all over now and i can finally forget you and move back into being happy.

*last night in my dream everything was made of paper. it reminded me of the science of sleep.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

new titanic

i guess this is kind of interesting. the remainder of the class division is an odd choice though. also, check out the npr article here.



nose in a book

lately i've been filling my free time with books. i think it must be the chilly weather because all i want to do is snuggle up with a cup of coffee and a book.

i have lots of new pictures for this week and the next.



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Q&A part 2

Q: what are some of the blogs you like to read?
A: i really enjoy reading the free people blog( here) and the nasty gal blog ( here) for fashion and music reasons. they both have a lovely blend of fashion and life posts. i also really like reading the kitchn (here )since i love cooking.

Q: why do you always shoot in your bedroom?
A: since most of my photos are about dreams i figured that my bedroom would be a nice setting since that's where i sleep and dream the most. also, since my photos are usually about dreams that's why i often wear my sleep clothes. it kind of ties the two worlds together.

Q: where do you shop?
A: i'm assuming that this one was about clothes. my favorite places to buy clothes from are nasty gal , freepeople and romwe. i also really love thrift shopping.

Q: does someone take your pictures for you?
A: nope, i use a timer and a remote control trigger. it's sometimes easier to have someone helping to double check the focus for pictures with harder poses, like levitations, but i usually work alone. it makes me incredibly nervous to work with other people.

Q: what do you like to do for fun?
A: i really enjoy reading, both books and magazines. i also really like to play video games. also, i take pictures just for fun. i've never really thought of photography as work (except maybe while i was in school). it's always been something i do because it's fun.

i hope i was able to answer more of your questions. i love when people on deviant art ask me questions that pertain to things outside the realm of art and photography.



*i don't own the picture


i am a major sucker for housewares, especially kitchen accessories. i bought these adorable cream and sugar holders the other day when i was shopping with my mom.

i also bought a set of these amazing handled bowls. french onion soup is one of my favorite cozy meals and these will be perfect for it.

and finally, as a birthday gift to myself, i bought this beautiful maxi dress. i can't wait to wear it.

you find the houseware items at pier1 and the dress is from free people.

i intended on having pictures to post today, but i wasn't very pleased with the end result on most of them, so i'm reshooting tonight and hope to have everything edited and posted by tomorrow.



Monday, February 25, 2013

kung fu sunday

yesterday i spent the day at my parents' house since we're expecting bad weather and i won't be able to make it on my usual visiting day. my mom and i spent the morning shopping for some new kitchen accessories as well as a birthday gift for a very special 1 year old. i picked up some last minute necessities in the event that i can't make it to the store and we bought stuff to make dinner. as our usual sunday tradition dictates, we don't cook a full meal, but rather make h'orderves and drinks.

for our afternoon entertainment we watched the man with the iron fists. since kung fu movies are one of my secret loves i really enjoyed watching it again.

i intended on shooting some new pictures last night, but found myself absorbed in my book. i plan on shooting some new stuff tonight and weather permitting, have it posted tomorrow.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

examination of fragility

there once was a girl who sought to examine the mysteries behind human fragility.

she looked for clues about heart break and despair

but these were things that will forever remain a mystery.



* a further examination of how fragile we are as humans.

*i've been reading the marriage plot by jeffrey eugenides and like his other books, i'm very impressed. it's definitely worth reading. find a full summary here

Saturday, February 23, 2013


a friend told me that people are fragile and break very easily, but it's not how easily you break, it's about how you put yourself back together.



*these words of wisdom came to me in a time when i felt like i would never be able to put myself back together again. i appreciate his kind words and compassion more than he will ever know.

*listen to what i'm listening to here

Friday, February 22, 2013

ear ache

i had my very first ear infection. it was not pleasant. i'm starting to feel a little better this weekend, but the cold weather isn't helping much. i have lots of new pictures and posts planned for the following days.



*listen to what i'm listening to here

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I was hoping to get some pictures taken last night, but my plans changed unexpectedly. My darling friend surprised me by taking me to our favorite sushi place. It was snowing so I didn't get to wear the dress I had planned on wearing, but ended up wearing an equally special one. Before dinner we had cocktails at my place and watched Big Bang theory. It was a lovely evening. I'll have pictures of what I wore along with some new stuff for tomorrow. Since its still chilly I'm going to make another cup of coffee and get snuggly.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

today i'm 24

today i'm 24. last night i had dinner with my parents and today i have the entire day to myself. i feel like i'm always the only person who doesn't like to do anything for their birthday. so today i'm cooking myself a lovely dinner and watching some of my favorite movie. depending on the weather i might dress up and go see a movie if anything good is playing. i'll have pictures up tomorrow of what i wore and the special treat i got for myself.



*listen to what i'm listening to here

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

home life

so i thought you might like to see some of my favorite parts of my apartment.

my closet is definitely one of my favorites.

my dresser is the only other piece of furniture in my bedroom, but it rarely shows up in any of my photos.

pieces from past photos.

i rescued these vintage soda holders from work and transformed them into jewelry organizers.

my home is never complete without hugo.

the only part of my kitchen that is kind of decorated.

parts of my living room

my record player is probably my favorite part of the living room. i love sitting on the couch and listening to records.


*listen to what i'm listening to here

*that's a little bit of what my home looks like. it's my favorite place in the world to be. i really hope you enjoyed getting a little peak inside the rest of my world outside of my bedroom

Monday, February 18, 2013

emotions set free

there once was a girl who kept her feelings locked away deep inside her heart.

when she finally let them out...

...they emerged from her heart as beautiful butterflies

and fluttered around her.

as she set them free, she knew that their beauty was her's to share with the world.


*listen to what i'm listening to here (this week all the songs i'm listening to are from the perks of being a wall flower)

*my panties are from modcloth

*sometimes i'm worried that i keep my feelings bottled up too often. i dreamed that they went through a metamorphosis inside of me and bloomed into something spectacular.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Small update

Just a little update on stuff. I was planning on having a real post for today, but the cafe I go to was over crowded and I couldn't get a table so I'm writing from my phone.
I had a lovely, relaxing weekend despite having a cold Thursday and Friday. I got to catch up with my lovely friend over tea. Then I got my cozy chair back from being reupholstered.
I've also been working very hard on cleaning out my closets (yes, plural. I have way too much stuff). I think I'm almost down to a wearable amount of clothing and shoes. I took 8 big bags to sell and ended up getting about 200$ for 3 bags. The rest I'm taking to a different shop and the remainders I'm donating. As this was part of my New Years resolution I feel like I'm actually accomplishing things.
Today I spent the afternoon with my mom, which was nice. We went to a couple thrift stores and I found two dresses that will be beautiful for new pictures I'm planning.
This week I hope to have lots of new dreams to show you along with some of my favorite parts of my apartment, another Q&A and maybe an outfit post.


Friday, February 15, 2013

the people you love become ghosts inside of you and like this, you keep them alive.


*i'm very sick. in my fever nightmares i dreamed that i could feel your hands on my.

*thank you to my friend for helping me with these.

*my panties are from ModCloth

Thursday, February 14, 2013

valentine's day

happy valentine's day all. i had some pictures planned for last night to have up today, but someone i care about was feeling sick so i spent the evening taking care of him. i think a night off from shooting to snuggle was much needed for me. i am planning some pictures for tonight so i'll be back to my regular posts tomorrow.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

it's already happened

and then i felt sad because i realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can't ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see people in your life break one by one.

you wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it's already happened.


*listen to what i'm listening to here

*i've come to realize that it's not how you become broken, but rather how you deal with it.

*my dreams are becoming less haunting and sleep is easier to find now. i guess this is getting over you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

story's end

sometimes you don't want to know the end of a story...

...because how could the end be happy?


*listen to what i'm listening to here

*i'm fighting sleep as the nightmares won't let me rest peacefully. every time i close my eyes i feel like i'm being sucked into the darkness. it's in these dark dreams that you dwell....waiting for me.

*in other news, i had my first ever skype experience and i can say that i really don't like it. i think it's creepy and unsettling. that being said, i will continue to use it for class, but nothing else.
also, i'm working on finding some human teeth for my next project. if anyone knows where i can get some on the cheap please let me know.

*my skirt is bb dakota and my top is free people

Monday, February 11, 2013

someone else

i have a hopeless crush on someone i have no chance with.



*listen to what i'm listening to here

*my dreams have been haunting and sleep alludes me.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


The other day i did an online interview for a blog called Today I Conversed With. It was the first interview i've ever done about my work and art in general. It was really fun to get to be a part of this. You can find my interview and interviews with other great artists here.



Saturday, February 9, 2013

these are someone else's dreams

she found herself in someone else's dreams

where she had no control over her actions or the words she spoke

she was like a puppet and someone else was pulling the strings.

but she should break out of this foreign dreamland and return to the world of her own dreams

and be a puppet no more.



*listen to what i'm listening to here

*you used to tell me you dreamed about me. i never told you how uncomfortable it made me to know that you created an image of me that you could control in your mind.

*my panties and stockings are from urban outfitters
*my bra is from pacsun