Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009


I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass. ~Maya Angelou

Friday, February 20, 2009


I am very excited. I just bought a new camera...simple, yet a much more upgraded version of what i did have. I am looking forward to tomorrow to go explore the world and what moments I might capture!

Monday, February 16, 2009


I go through phases; restless, or pretty content. There is usually no in between. Lately it's been the restless phase. Nothing seems to keep my attention, no food satisfies me, a constant state of craving something that I don't know what it is...food speaking and life speaking. These are the days that I want to rid myself of belongings..which leads to many goodwill boxes, change something physically about me (through hair cuts, hair dyes, clothes, something), a longing to free myself of attachments, I usually distance myself from the people in my life....the withdrawal usually stems from the need to recharge, the need to center myself....lots of behaviors that go on in the restless phase. Though some might see this as an unhealthy behavior....I have learned to see it as an amazing opportunity to "reboot" so to speak. Yes, it's frustrating to me and especially to those in my life, but it's absolutely necessary. It enables me to see where I need to simplify my life, or what area I need to add some fire to. A process of reevaluation can be a good thing. Where am I at? What direction do I want to be heading in? What can I let go of? What do I need to bring into my life? Am I happy or do I need to rethink what I thought I wanted? Am I being true to who I am, and most importantly, are my behaviors and daily activities benefiting me in healthy ways?

All of this is pointless though if my expectations of life, or expectations I place on others are unrealistic and too demanding. Honestly you can hope for the best, but we have no control over what life brings us for the most part. We can only react to the situations that play out in our life. It's a beautiful thing indeed.

"The art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on."
~Havelock Ellis

Friday, February 13, 2009


Originally uploaded by celisa
I am seeking,
I am striving,
I am in it with
all my heart.
~Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


You're life isn't what you thought it would be...not at this age...living in this place...the way you look....who you are with....whatever it is. SO WHAT?? It is what it is at this point. You aren't dead yet, so change it. Even if you can't make one HUGE change, make one small one (cause after all most things worth having or doing happen little by litte usually...you just need patience).

one step at a time

one drop at a time

one smile at a time....

will change your world. because life is for the living. so live it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~Marcel Proust
"We cannont tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over." ~James Boswell
and last but not least....
"FRIEND. GOOD." ~Frankenstein
I love you guys and can't wait to share your special day with you!!
Feeling a bit of gratitude today...just wanted to share it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

RainbowSwirlz Etsy Shop

Very cool Etsy shop I found today. LOVE LOVE the giraffe shirts! They are also having a sale on some of their items.

No Excuses

"One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind." ~Dorothea Lange

Oh how true this is! For photography and for living!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Days Like These

~photo by Gill Landry - if you haven't heard his music before you should


Rich darkness round the room was streaming
where the boy sat, quite hidden in himself.
His mother came, a dream within his dreaming,
and a glass quivered on a silent shelf.
Feeling the room had given her away,
she kissed him--"So it's you" --and let him be...
Then both glanced at the piano timidly,
for often of an evening she would play,
and had a song that drew him deep and clung.
He sat there very still. His large gaze hung
upon her hand which, under bright rings bowing,
as though with labor through a snow-drift plowing,
over the white keys softly swung.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

I am reading Rainer Maria Rilke this week....trying to get into the frame of mind for blog writing. Making jewelry, enjoying the 70 degree weather here in Georgia this weekend...it's the beginning of Feb. and I am wearing a tank top, shorts, and have all the windows open at 9:30 at night. I am in love with life on days like these.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

With strokes that ring clear and metallic, the hour
to touch me bends down on its way:
my senses are quivering. I feel I've the power--
and I seize on the pliable day.

Not a thing was complete till by me it was eyed,
every kind of becoming stood still.
Now my glances are ripe and there comes like a bride
to each of them just what it will.

There's nothing so small but I love it and choose
to paint it gold-groundly and great
and hold it most precious and know not whose soul it may liberate...

~Rainer Maria Rilke

I don't have many words today. Somehow this blog started messing up and after many attempts of trying to fix it I had to start over. Fortunately I only had a couple of entries, since it's brand new. A bit discouraged today...but nothing I won't pull through.

Some parting words....

"It is always my wish that you might find enough patience within yourself to endure, and enough innocence to have faith...Believe me, life is right in all cases." ~yet another Rainer Maria Rilke