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Friday, January 30, 2015

A part of me

I've been wearing this hat pretty much non-stop this winter, so much so that I forget I have it on. One time, hubby has to point out that I'm still wearing it around the house after being home for awhile...heh!

hat I knitted, Hudson Bay coat, top from Aritzia, jeans from Target, Ugg Australia boots
Do you have an item you wear daily?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Book Review: The Art Journal Workshop by Traci Bunkers

I don't do book reviews a lot because, frankly, all I've been reading lately are knitting books and the 5th book in the Game of Thrones series. I do want to review this book for you, guys, as soon as I finished reading it.


I've always had journals when I was young, but ended up stopping because of lack of time and laziness. I thought of scrapbooking, but it's too "organized". Scrapbooking also requires some planning and finesse. Now, what to do when I all I want is to journal and combine it with something artistic and more "in the moment"? Enter art journaling!

Art journaling is for everyone. It combines the love of journaling and the arts without it being rigid or precise. It can be ugly. It can be anything you want it to be.

The Art Journal Workshop encourages the artist in all of us. Traci Bunkers did an excellent book for someone who just wants to start art journaling but don't know where to begin.

She explains clearly what it involves, and the materials you need (although she even states you can use stuff you already have around). She uses mixed media, ranging from acrylics and watercolours, to collage and rubber stamps.

The best part of the book is the exercises and prompts. She gives you a theme, and shows step by step how she did it herself. She never tells you how exactly to do anything, but just how she went about the process personally. She also focuses on the writing, which I really love. Some art journals only focus on the imagery, which is well and good. For me, however, journaling has a lot to do with getting out what's inside you through words. Her exercises are very cathartic.

(There is a link to where you can see several videos of her doing the journal entries on the publisher site. She also has a YouTube channel.)


I'm giving this book two-thumbs up, and highly recommend it if you're interested in art journaling.

This was one of my pages in progress:)

(PS Traci Bunkers is also a fibre artist who dyes her yarn....awesome, right?)

Do you do any sort of journaling?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Another casual outfit

Well, it is the weekend....:D
Banana Republic sweater I cut up, Love Child pants, Ugg Australia boots



Guys, I am seriously thinking of just naming these outfit posts as "Outfit #123". How do you come up with blog post titles? I've complained about this before....sigh....

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Influence: Lenny Kravitz

He just looks amazing ALL THE TIME.
image from mtv.com

image from mtv.com

image from dailymail.co.uk

image from buzzfeed.com

image from rollingstone.com


Who's your style icon lately?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fandemonium

We were at Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto yesterday for some shopping time...woot!

North Face jacket, Zara sweater, Love Child pants, Ugg Australia boots, Fjällräven backpack, hat I knitted
There was an autograph session with some of the players of the Toronto Blue Jays (our baseball team). Lookie at the lineup behind me!

This was the crowd when the players left. They were giving away some swag. There was still a long lineup!
How was your weekend, guys?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Too soon

Guys, it's only January and I'm already kinda sick of winter and thick coats....aaaaaaaah!
BDG shirt from Urban Outfitters, American Eagle jeans, Ugg Australia boots



Are you sick of winter, too?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Currently Loving #22

Current faves, y'all:)

1) Alterna Kendi Oil
So awesome for my dry ends


2) NYX Dream Catcher palette (Stormy Skies) and MAC The Simpsons Collection palette
These are the ones I've been using for months now. You can do anything with these two!

3) iPad mini
My Kobo Mini finally broke so hubby decided to upgrade my e-reader:D

 4) One Direction "Four" album
I alternate this with my Taylor Swift "1989" :D

What are your current faves?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Some Wednesday Inspiration

image from http://instagram.com/elizandjames/

image from nytimes.com

image from nytimes.com

image from thesartorialist.com

image from fashiontoast.com

image from garancedore.fr

image from olsensanonymous.com
Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Slouchy

What can I say? I love slouchy anything....:)
Cardigan and hat I knitted, J Crew shirt, TNA pants, Polo Ralph Lauren neakers from mom


Happy Sunday, everyone:)

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