11.11.11

christmas decorations in november are ridiculous. (but secretly make me extremely joyous)

Hello friends!!!! Today is sunny. I'm going to make a super speedy post so I can get a dose of that sparkling goodness, before shimmying my way to work for a closing shift. Hip hip hooray! I'll be frank (but in an elusive, clever, somewhat mysterious-can-you-solve-the-puzzle?-oooooh-way) (perhaps defeating the whole "being frank" thing, but I've always liked that as a bold transition/ sentence starter): you know how, back in the day (read: September), I boldly proclaimed a drawing a day goal? And you know how I'm, like, not the most prompt with posting? BAM! This post in a conversion of these two elements. A fusion, if you will. Simply said, here are some-not-so-prompt-postings-of-pictures-painted-in-Ptember. (By "painted," I mean "drawn." And by "Ptember," I mean "September." There was this alliteration thing going on and I didn't want to ruin the rhythm. You know it, brah!!!)

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Skimming through these doodles, I see that there's a major "star" motif going on in my drawings (pfft, stars. What self-obsessive drawing-whores!) Fact: I'm a huge sucker for stars. In short, THEY ARE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS EVER. I love looking up in the universe and just realizing how fucking insignificant we are. But not in a, "ZOMG I'M INSIGNIFICANT" kind of way, but more of a "ZOMG I'M INSIGNIFICANT SO I MAY AS WELL DO WHAT I WANT IN LIFE" kind of way. I love that feeling. I find it very empowering. To me, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that there are other worlds out there. It'd be almost selfish to think elsewise. We have our own star (the sun) and our own galaxy. But looking at all the stars out there, it's like, "Bam! There are a billion of stars, that are probably suns, that have their own galaxy, with their own beautiful moments and creatures and whatttt?" One of my favourite memories of my entire life is being on a mountain in Nepal and the entire sky was twinkling like... I can't even describe it. I couldn't stop pinching myself, asking, "Is this real life?!" My two friends and I just camped out in our sleeping bags and talked about life and existing and, seriously, such a beautiful moment. We basically concluded that life was short and we should do what we love.

Also, when I was little, there was nothing more I wanted than to have a star of my own. Seriously. I honestly believed that I could pluck a star from the sky and keep it in my closet. I had a vision that, in the middle of the night - when I couldn't sleep, after a nighmare, or just because - I would open my closet and light would radiate from a fish tank that carried a star. Every year, I am more and more disappointed that this cannot be true...

Anyways. What a spontaneous, blabby post! I fully intended to have an awkward blurb (refer to: awkward blurb at beginning of post) and then a "Have a beautiful day xxx!" to end it. So I guess we've reached that point.

Have a beautiful day! Smile to strangers! xxxx
Tell me about a magical moment in your life!

18 comments:

Lydia said...

I love your illustrations. You're so talented. And I'm super into Christmas, so early decorations make me happy.

Bonnie said...

I love Christmas decorations in November! As soon as Halloween is over, the Christmas music comes on in my house. In my opinion, the holiday season is way too short!

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Chika-san said...

UGH! I JUST LOVE YOUR ILLUSTRATIONS! Why don't you sell them or make a mini exhibit of your work. I know everyone would love your art! :-D

xoxo

Quinn B said...

I am impressed. You're talented and these are really unique drawings! You go gurl. Stars are fabulous! Have you ever seen a shooting star? They're purdy. I also believe that there HAVE TO BE multiple other worlds.

olivias-pizzaz said...

ahh your illustrations are incredible, you have talent man!! Also um I get way too excited about christmas I have already started decorating and playing chirstmas music..I know its sad but amazing!

Mila said...

Your drawings are incredibly detailed and unique-I love them, you're very talented. Stars are so beautiful and inspiring, just like you said. Also, in reference to the title, so true for me as well...sad, haha.

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Meg said...

Man, I love the image of having a star in one's closet. Such a wonderful thought.

Really, though, I think the star is inside of us. I remember having a conversation with my ballet teacher back in high school, and she just made me feel so special. I went home and wrote down what she said, and drew myself holding this star pulsing with colour and life. It still gives me the warm fuzzies when I think about it.

M. Ersa Adiprasetya said...

great illustrations.. you are very talented... keep it up lexy!


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maphi said...

i love your drawings , so amazing xoxo

Isabelle said...

Han it's always such a joy to visit your blog, and now there is those illustrations. WAAAh! You got so much creativity!

Mrs. April said...

Those pictures are cute and creepy. You've got some serious talent, lady.

We've already decorated the whole store I work at AND started playing Christmas music. ARRRGGHHH. I really, really, really don't like Christmas music. For real.

Louise said...

That sounds like an awesome memory... I love your drawings too, they're soo.... quirky and Lexy-esque! :D

One of my best memories, well.. oh, thinking about 'best memories' is the best. I get all nostalgic and giddy inside. :')

Antonia said...

This is adorable!!! Great job! :)


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FashionJazz said...

Love christmas music! Your drawings are amazing babe!!

Jac said...

so interesting

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Vivi said...

Your drawings are so beautiful. It definitely tells an underlying story. Meanwhile, I am not a fan of Christmas being celebrated before Thanksgiving. Give Thanksgiving its shine, yo!

Tomkowziz said...

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