Orange Blossom Tree

Here’s a digitally-colored illustration of an orange blossom tree I sketched. (Or maybe those are clementines!)

I must be loving orange and yellow of late since my last post had the same color-scheme!

Summer Style

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I love this girl’s style for many reasons. Probably because I can so easily picture myself in the same outfit as her. I’m a huge lover of midi skirts, stripes, and Swedish clogs 🙂

Adventure Time!

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Guess what guys?!

Tomorrow I leave for a road trip! But you probably already guessed that from the illustration above.

We're driving a whopping 1,500 miles to South Dakota! 24 hours in a car going halfway across America sounds like a lot of junk food, slight irritation from passengers (mainly my sister…Just kidding, Olivia!), and fun memories!

I love road trips. It's been quite awhile since I've been on one so you could say I'm pretty excited! I wonder how different it will be compared to when I was a kid. Maybe I'll update you with that once I get back.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I know I have been 🙂

Summer Nights

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When I was on my bike ride tonight, I noticed how good it feels to have some free time for your brain. And a warm summer night is perfect for that!

Here are some occasions I’ve noticed that I’ve been “present” in the past few days:

  • White water rafting with a great group of friends
  • Enjoying being busy at work
  • Spur-of-the-moment trip to Seattle
  • Talking philosophically with old friends (haha!)
  • Bike ride at dusk around town

Doesn’t it feel good to relax? 🙂

 

Happy Summer!!

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Happy Summer everyone! I’m so glad it is officially here! I am so looking forward to what this summer will bring.

Such as:

  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Bike riding
  • Kayaking
  • Eating popsicles
  • BBQs
  • Road trips
  • And a lot more 🙂

What are you guys excited for this summer?

Peony

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I’ve found that painting flowers is fun. And so I proceeded to paint…ten varieties of them.

Don’t worry. I won’t bombard you with them today.

It’s almost summer!

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It’s me again. I’ve been MIA lately…I’ve been ruminating a lot 🙂

But back to the subject at hand…in the PNW, we’re getting pretty excited to see sunshine in our weather forecast, especially since we’ve had the second rainiest season since 1999! You could say we want to break out our sunbathing gear and add some color to our pasty-white legs!

This lovely lady modeling the swimsuit is inspired by me *blushes*.

I’m being serious. I ordered the top from LimeRicki (and I got it on discount! Score!) and it arrived today! Now I am waiting patiently for the bottoms to come.

For a while, I’ve been debating on whether I should invest in a new swimsuit, and lo and behold, I finally broke down and bought one. I’m going to California in two weeks and you have to have a cute swimsuit if you’re going to be in the sun 24/7! California…haven’t been there before, but I’m looking forward to it! Beaches, sunshine, palm trees, etc. Senior trip goals, if you ask me!

Anyway, back to swimsuits.

I’m just an average girl, with an average body (let’s face it…I could stand to lose a few). But I’m trying to tell myself that it doesn’t matter what type of body I have; what matters is what is inside. That is one hard piece of advice to take.

Especially when swimsuit season rolls around.

I can get so caught up in wanting the perfect body, but what for, I ask? So I can look sexy in a swimsuit? So I can be more physically attractive? If the answer is yes, then I don’t think that is such a good thing.

Yes, I do want to appear decent (okay vanity, a little bit more than “decent”) but when it comes to being attractive, it is good personality and character that makes one attractive. And I want people to like me because of my nature. I don’t want my relationships to be based off of superficial and material things.

Capiche? 🙂

That’s a lot of rambling; I apologize if you got a little foggy-brained!