Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Edge

"I want to think of dangerous and noble things to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable, beautiful, and afraid of nothing as though I had wings." 
Mary Oliver

I am afraid of many things. 
The dentist.
The doctor.
Of the future. 
Of mistakes.
Of heartbreak.
Of forgetting.
Of being told that I'm unwell.
To go somewhere new.
To admit my faults.
To fail.
Of change.
But also of things staying the same.
 Of showing too much of myself.
And of not showing enough.
 To live life over the edge. 
But if I live life in fear. How will I enjoy any moment of it?

the EDGE from Piotr Kabat on Vimeo.

"The edge. There is no honest way to explain it. 
Because the only ones who know where it is, are the ones who have gone over. 
The others, the living, are those who push their control as far as they felt they could handle it, and then they pulled pack.
Or slowed down.
But the edge is still out there."

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Scared is Scared

This is gorgeous. Adorable. Absolutely loveable. 
It puts a smile on my face when my brain is having stupid attacks of emotion. 
Which is often.
So I watch this.
And I smile.
 Can this kid get any cuter or smarter????!

the Scared is scared from Bianca Giaever on Vimeo.

"If something feels like it's closing, you should just say
 'OK, I'm Fine'. 
I usually let it go and just think of something that I really like to do,
and you just think of something else, until the nervous has gone put of you. 
I let that thing disappear out of my head, 
out of my ears, 
out of my mouth.
When the scared feeling comes into you,
 the scared is scared of the things you like.
So I was scared of a monster, 
and I thought of pizza. 
And Juice. 
And some meringues.
And a cookie. 
Chocolate chip cookie. 
I mean OATMEAL cookie. 
And then I ate it all up. 
And some milk.
And the cookie was shaped like a piano, 
a keyboard I mean."

Monday, February 18, 2013

Beauty in the Sky

"We were shooting for a commercial with my DP waiting for an helicopter flying into the sunset, when thousands and thousands of birds came and made this incredible dance in the sky."

I wish to witness this some day.
It is absolutely stunning.
Always looking up. There is so much beauty in the sky.

A bird ballet | Music Video from Neels CASTILLON on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Creative Patience

Um. Yes.
Just yes. 

And the making of?
Yea, that's pretty 'yes' too.
I'm off to find me a coloured moleskine.

Monday, February 4, 2013


This is a little bit adorable.

First-time director John Kahrs merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques in this beautiful animated, Oscar-nominated, short film, Paperman.

 In short, it's a story about the magic of that 'love at first sight' feeling.
While I've only posted the trailer, you should definitely watch the whole 6 mins here.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Your song

I love a good Elton John classic as much as the next gal.

And this version just breaks my heart.
(I have a mini obsession with Ellie Goulding at this present moment in time)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Attempting to Run

I'm trying to be healthy and attempting to get fit.
I thought it was about time really.

Running scares me.
But they say you must face your fears.
So I downloaded an app called C25K which is designed to get my lazy ass of the couch, outta bed, and on the pavement to running my first 5k in 8 weeks.
And then maybe I'll run 10k, then who knows what else.
Wish me luck. 
There was a time where women running was unheard of, not allowed, bad for your health etc.
(I should have been born in that era.)
But I should be glad that others have struggled before me to make my new dream of fitness possible.

"The idea of running long distance was always considered very questionable for women because, 
you know, 
an arduous activity would mean that you were
going to get big legs...
grow a mustache...
hair on your chest...
your uterus was going to fall out..." 
Katherine Switzer

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Coffee Understands

It's safe to say that I might have a little addiction.
I love my coffee.
And I have absolutely no plans to give it up.
I will keep on drinking.
Just as the rest of the world plans to too.
As I work through a few tough moments in life and attempt to answer some of the harder questions it seems to be asking, I take comfort in knowing that I have a nice hot cup of coffee to help me through. 

Friday, January 4, 2013


A New Year.
New city.
New Travels.
New memories.
New job. 
New tears.
New smiles.
New experiences.
New laughs.
New opportunities.
New fears.
New posts.
New dreams.
New photos.

And new addictions to instagram.
(I don't know what it is about posting my photos on instagram that's so enjoyable.
But I do love documenting moments through photography and showing the world)
Plenty of 'new' to last through the year and to share here, with you.
So far, so good.