Sunday, September 14, 2014

These Are the Last Days of Summer











Dearest Readers:

Many, many apologies for not posting here in such a long time, but life has gotten to be quite busy once more! Between work, four online classes, and now teaching a choir, my free time is spent sleeping or eating at designated times. It has been a wonderful -- albeit exhausting -- experience that I am still a part of!

Today, though, I am resting. Homework is done, I don't work this Sunday, and the family is planning out the day for my little brother's birthday. After this week, I am quite ready for some time to relax... even if it is for but a day.

I did manage to get some pictures not too long ago, and just this morning decided to take some time and touch them up so they were pretty enough to post here. I went out in search of the traces of autumn, and let me tell you that there are certainly more today than there were when these pictures were taken. It is rainy most days now, here in the South, and the days have just suddenly stopped heating up. The wind is rustling the trees almost constantly, and the clouds race across the skies forever. The sunlight is dancing. I have come to find that sunlight in particular shows the first signs of fall coming, for it turns more of a white than it is in the summer, and it seems to be cooler than normal. It is refreshing to the skin, and I often love to sit and just stand in the path of a stream of this particular light. Summer light is exhausting and the creamiest yellow, but fall sunlight is a creature of its own, most certainly.

Fall has pretty much gotten into my veins and I pine for the mountains now. I speak of going there almost every day because I miss the places there so greatly. Beaches are beautiful, but I am a mountain girl through and through. I crave the trees and the winds and the rocks. I have been telling my family to go up to one of the mountains I love to visit in particular and then just leave me there. "I shall become a wild person!" I'll tell them. They don't quite seem to get the same amusement out of it that I do, though.

But, alas, I am not in the mountains. I am at my computer among a cluttered desk. I find myself utilizing weekly planners and calendars now more than ever, and I have moved a small table my grandmother gave to me beside my desk simply to hold all of my school books. I really need to take some time in between homework and tidy up this room of mine. It looks like a college student lives here! ...Wait.

I miss posting here so badly! I don't know when I'll be able to really get a chance to sit down and write here again, seeing as I am running two presentation groups in my classes, working on three different projects alongside weekly work, working in the salon (I have color stains on my arms! Haha!), and just spending a few short moments here and there mentally recuperating. It's exhausting, my friends! I thought this semester was going to be less stressful than my last one, which I am sure you remember, but it has not been so far. The only nice thing is I don't have to sit in a classroom all day. I sit at my computer all day, which, in truth, is nothing new to me. I just do it far more often now. Hah.

I'll continue collecting material to share here! Even if I don't post, I am always thinking about things to share with you all. I shall have quite the collection of pictures and writings to share with you all soon, if not some stories from my ever-changing life in general.

Thank you for being loyal readers and wait-ers. 

Have a blessed -- AND COOL -- week! ♥

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Bit of Verse!


 "Second Glance"
An original poem by Elizabeth Brown
08/04/14

If there were a time and place
When I could cast my gaze upon your face,
Yet never once feel disgrace
For seeing you clearly without
Any biased information in mind,
Regarding such thoughts minimally
Blinking twice, noticing completely
How features unnoticed prior
Have totally shifted, an outlook skewed
Before now, corrected sheen
Reputation fresh, replenished, clean
With affection growing inside
Heart beating, ringtone-like
Constant, bold, true sight
Still, ashamed to let eyes wander

We again, lost at sea


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Wrote this today for an online group of artist friends and decided to share it with you! No word is used more than once, which was a challenge! I also did not use a thesaurus, as the group said I should try to do without just for the fun of it!

That essay I promised will be done soon! Back to school season has hit the salon and I have been running around nonstop while at work and sleeping soundly when I get home. This aside, family things have been happening at the same time, shortening my free time. So you shall see this essay from me soon! I keep thinking about it and feel so bad that my time ha kept me from really getting it busted out, but it can't be avoided.

Please enjoy this poem in the meantime!

Have a lovely Monday, everyone! Miss you all!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DIY Paper Trays


Yes, another picture! Don't worry, I have my essay-post in the works! It should be here soon! 

In the mean time, I have too many loose papers on my desk. And after a random spurt of organizing brought on the other day, I have rediscovered that I have a desk. The papers can't stay loose, however, so I knew that I had to do something to wrangle them and make them look at least a bit more tidy than they were when they just sat on my desk, tucked into each other at weird angles.

Inspired by something I think I saw on Pinterest (can't remember, honestly), I hocked a cereal box from the kitchen and chopped the thing in half! These halves of cardboard then became destined to be painted, Sharpied, and beautified before sitting on my desk and organizing my endless sheaves of papers!

It was a great way to occupy my time today, and I got to feel like I made something pretty useful out of nothing. Upcycling for the win!

Now, back to that essay blog post!

Have a great Tuesday, my friends. ♥