30.10.11

polka dots make me happy

Hello friends of the internet, meet the new inspirational collages on the wall of my room at my grandma's home. Hello new inspirational collages on the wall of my room at my grandma's home, meet my friends of the internet. AW LOOK AT THIS CONNECTION SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FUTURISTIC MOMENT EEK SQUEAL TIMEZZZ.

Um. Anyways. As made obvious by that unawkward and totally natural encounter, here are some new collages. That are inspirational. That are in my room. At my grandmas. The end.

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1. "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman. Many virtual high fives and possibly even a McFlurry to the supremely smashing Sarah (check out that amazing alliteration?!) for introducing me to this quote. I am now obsessed. JEEZ THANKS. I mean, really, thanks. I love it. It makes me feel good and optimistic and feeling good and optimistic is always GOOD... and optimistic. I need to stop. I find that I'm always writing in roundabouts on this blog thing... But really, people who are alive have a special aura that we should all try to obtain and radiate. It's beautiful.
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2. "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." - Groucho Marx. I've posted this. Multiple times. I think we can conclude that I love this quote. It just encapsulates life. This was my motto for the entirety of my senior year and GUESS WHAT? Yeah, that's right. I'M BRINGING IT BACK BAYBAY.
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(Collages by me. Made from various materials. By "various" I mean National Geographics. And threads. And pens. That is all.)

So yeah. There we go! Collages! Hooray! Hip! Hip! Hooray!

Aw, geesh! Have I overused exclamation marks AGAIN?! Oh, I must be in a good mood today! OH WAIT. You are just way to freaking intelligent, girrrrl! (Um, did I just talk to myself? By saying "freaking intelligent"? And "girrrl"? This is getting awkward...) Um, as I was saying, I am in a good mood today!!!!! (extra exclamation marks to detract from awkwardness of post thus far) Why? Because I just had the most fabulous afternoon that I just want to snip out of my life and linger in for a few hours longer PERHAPS. Guess what I did?! I spent three hours watching paint dry! OH SNAP I FOOLED YOU. (This is a sneaky tactic on my part. By introducing you to a "lame" or "cliche" option, any other alternative is relatively "cooler" and, consequently, my afternoon automatically sounds awesome. I'm clever like that.) (It's like in that Lizzie McGuire episode when Matt tried to buy some sort of scooter or something and he started off by listing more expensive items to his parentals so the scooter or something ended up looking relatively cheaper, DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT I AM REFERENCING? Lenny, his silent friend, was involved in that episode. Oh gosh, I will smooch you on the lips if you understand what I supposedly think is really important to reference and include and just pretend it is YEAH.)

ANYWAYS, my awesome afternoon consisted of going to the Kensington Market (a neighbourhood with amazing vintage shops and bohemian hippie vibes in Toronto) on PEDESTRIAN SUNDAY. This is probably the best idea I've ever encountered in the existence of the universe. It's the basic equation of really good looking and individual people + vintage shops + cafes + creativity and dancing and live music and costumes and free roaming on the streets and OH MY I COULD NOT CONTAIN MYSELF. (Literally. They had this amazing band (seriously, the term "band" doesn't even cover the awesomeness of this ____'s music) and I turned into one of those freaks in bright colours dancing by myself like a lunatic. But the POINT is, there were other freaks in bright colours dancing by themselves like a lunatic and THAT is why this day was awesome.) Anyways, I think my smiles surpassed normalcy today and that's a good thing. I wish we had more days of freedom and individuality and expression and creativity and love. It was basically like a pigment extracted from my perfect world. Seriously, so many moments of "IS THIS REAL LIFE?" That's the best. (And I should have taken pictures. But I didn't. Yeah, I suck, get over it, etc. Just Google it. Or Bing! it. As my dad says. Who uses Bing!? My dad. That is all.)

ANYWAYS I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SMASHING WEEK AND HAD A SMASHING WEEKEND AND YEAH YOU'RE ALL BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. (Disregard all the caps. I know they hurt your eyes. I'm just to lazy too retype all that again in itsy letters/ proper grammar. Irony: my exclamation is about 2.32 times longer than that sentence I could have easily retyped but didn't because I'm too lazy to, yet I am typing this ridiculously long exclamation and SERIOUSLY WHY AM I STILL SPEAKING?) yeah, xoxo.

What has been a recent highlight in your lifetime?

24 comments:

Amanda said...

These are amazing! wow, so much talent.

SunnyToast said...

I agree with you no one is responsible for your happiness but you Yourself..we do not have control with our surroundings but we do have control with our thoughts.

So whenever bad thoughts knocks think of happy ones:)


Love this post!

Ruby said...

I love those collages! You are so creative and talented!

Ruby
therubylotus.wordpress.com

Ali said...

hi hi, I have missed you, hi hi, I really dig your colleges. The one with the balloons is my favorite. The colors in both are amazing!!!~ I love the complementary colors. So pretty my dearest one! :D

a recent highlight in my life? I wish I knew. I thought it was that this would be my first and last semester of math ever, but now I have to still take statistics. e__e so uh. highlight would be starting up my blog again?!

miamanson said...

i dont know. every time im trying to open your blog all the pictures being black so i couldnt see the picture behind it :( but from the comments above i know that youre so talented. you go girl!

Sarah said...

First of all, you seriously crack me up, can I just share that? Your blog posts sound like me when I am getting the 'are you done talking, yet?' look from my friends. I love it.

Also, d'aaaaw. I'm glad you loved that quote because it has stuck with me ever since I came across it. I love how you integrated it (and the other quote) into some awesome artwork!

Meg said...

Those are some seriously awesome collages, dude. I am impressed (annnnd a little jealous of your skillz).

A recent highlight for me would be completing a video game (100%!) for the first time. Yes, I know, I'm lame. I've been sick lately.

Jessica said...

A recent highlight was finally getting the courage to join the school choir. I wanted to for years but never thought I was good enough...turns out I'm the lead singer in our concert. :)
Love the collages, amazing!

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

i've been down in the dumps the past 3 months, actually since dec when my sister left for AU but then just last july, i pulled myself together and lived through this quote, "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."

Since then i have taken everything one day at a time..and with a grain of salt.

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

so cool!

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

You did such a great job on the collages! They came out fantastic :D
xxxx

Lydia said...

Sweet job. I like the bird one.

Rimi said...

yay! i always love your collages and reading the super awesome quotes.

a recent highlight that just happened to pop into my head: sending out 3 college applications. woohoo!

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jess said...

Your collages are great.

Faith said...

oh those collages are just awesome, thank you for the inspiration. kinda made my day.lol

FashionJazz said...

Love your collages babe :) xx

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Hazelnut said...

Gosh, you are so freakin' talented girl! Awesome collages! :-)

the fashion turd said...

oooh i want to cut and stick and paste stuff now!!....

recent highlight must have been starting my new job as a chidren's entertainer! loving it !

take care lllexy...

p.s the spotted jacket below is pretty frickin fabuloso! x x

Melissa said...

U SO AWESOME LEXY!! :D

recent highlight of my life has to be the new florence and the machine album :D

wish i was as creative as you are! i looooove it when you posted drawings/sketches/collages/videos of drawing your header ;)
xx

Charlie said...

THIS TITLE makes me happy! I was honestly just thinking over my obsession with polka-dots and how they can transform your world into a more fun and sunny wonderland! Brava once again!

Quinn B said...

OH MY GOD ARE YOU CANADIAN? I love Kensington! I wish I could spend most of my life there. It's so cute! Anyways, on to the collages. They are absolutely lovely and creative and wonderful and I'm inspired to make my own since I myself am a collage aficionado. Your awkness over the internet is super endearing! <3 <3 <3

Flow Disruption said...

Ahh, these are amazing! The balloons look like flames. You have such a unique perspective, girl! I never get tired of it. ;)

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