confustion and inspiration try 2

don’t get me wrong. i love my job. it’s the best job i’ve ever had. somedays, like yesterday, though, my mind wanders and i dream.  i dream about what it would really be like to be so passionate about something that i would call my job that i would be excited and passionate about it every day. where my mind wouldn’t wander away. yesterday, as i was sitting at work, all i wanted to do was to go home and paint. that’s how excited i’ve been about painting lately! it’s been great inspiration, and i’m totally caught up in it. my job is great… but maybe there’s something better? i just get confused about the purpose of my life and how happiness, passion, excitement for what i do,  is suppossed to fit into that…

on another note… we went to Terhune Orchards today with some friends! what fun!

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they had a “pick your own” flowers field. it was so much fun! and the flowers were gorgeous!! how do you ever only pick a few? as you can see we got a bunch… and JT had fun with the camera… 🙂 october and art 099 there were these two adorable kids, trying to lift their pumpkins up onto the wagon. the thing was… the pumkins were just as big as they were! i just thought it was too cute and had to take a picture 🙂 october and art 068 october and art 067

what a fun saturday morning! including the apple cider donuts, the market with fresh produce, a wagon ride, a little hike, and of course, flowers! 🙂 it actually felt like for a second we weren’t in jersey any more…

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LoVe mE aLwAyS

 

Love me Always dear one

Love

 

I just can’t get enough of painting these past few days! That’s all I did this weekend.  I wasn’t too impressed with most of what I finished. But I felt creative and I was getting back into the swing of things after a long time away.

 So I love painting people “portraits” of family and friends. I’ve done a lot of different paintings the past few years but I keep giving them away! So I’m determined to try to do some to keep as well as sell.  This little couple makes me smile and get all warm and fuzzy inside 😉 ha. The small text says, “by their fruits ye shall know them”. To me this means that the love that this couple is showing the world is true and everyone can recognize their “fruit” of love by how they treat each other as well as others with love. To use the cliche, “love covers all sin.” Please let me know what you think of one of my first attempts of the fall.  

 

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Samwise Calvin

This summer, my husbuddy and I decided to get a puppy. Many of our family disapproved but we had just moved to the east coast and we were excited for the opportunity. So at the beginning of August we got a 9 week old Yorkie-Poo puppy.It was a little scary at first, as he is our first puppy and we didn’t know what we were doing. But now, at 4-1/2 months he is doing great, he’s mostly housetrained and we’re working on “sit” and “come” 🙂  He is adorable and non-stop entertainment. This morning we went for a lovely walk together. He is my little buddy while JT works on his school work. Here are some of my favorite photos of him. Let me know if you think he’s as cute as we do!  

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Dream Every Day

It is a goal of mine to “dream” every day.  Hopefully this blog will help me to D.R.E.A.M. 🙂 It’s a little goofy, I know, that I came up with this acronym to remind myself how I want to live my life.  But to me, it reminds me I want to Design, Rediscover, Enjoy, Art, and Meditate. 

 I want to design every day. All this means is to think creatively to come up with new ideas for things. Of course I love to design things, that’s why I got a degree in architecture! But sometimes I get tired of “designing” bathrooms for my job every day, so I have to look at it positively and see if I can come up with more ways to design!  Such as moving my furniture around in my living room, or coming up with a creative way to organize my desk.  I love do it yourself projects, so hopefully I’ll be motivated to share some of those with you 🙂

I want to rediscover the simple things in life every day. I think sometimes we all get in bla moods and don’t see the simple things or we are too busy to notice special things that maybe we should try to see more often. You know, that silly cliche saying, stop and smell the roses! 🙂 I enjoy being a busy person, but sometimes I need to rediscover the simplicity of joy.

I want to enjoy life. I feel like so often we just go through our days with so many things to complain about that I don’t take time to find joy in the day.

I also feel Art is an important part of who I am and what I find joy in, so it is my goal to do and create art more often. Hopefully I’ll paint and draw and make things that I can show on here and then it is my goal to eventually get some of the good stuff on Etsy and see how it goes. I love sharing my art with people. I don’t have very many of my creations around because I always give them away as gifts…:) you know who you are… ha

Meditation is the last letter from the word, mostly because I needed something with an m… 🙂 but also because I desire deeper and more thought provoking times in my life. Maybe meditation on my life and how God is working in my life is the way to do this. 🙂summer in boise 012

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Beautiful Mystery

This past semester I worked very hard on finishing my Masters of Architecture. I’d like to share with you my project, called Beautiful Mystery. I designed a church in Romania. If you’d like to download it please click here but bear with it, it might take a little while to download, as it is a large pdf book. It’s beautiful though, and so I’d like to share it with the world! 🙂 Enjoy!!

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a little new to this…

Life here in Princeton, New Jersey, has been an adventure- lonely and exciting at the same time. So, I decided it was time to start a blog. I plan to share my adventures, my design ideas as well as art in hopes of growing as an architect, artist and person. Life is adventure!  Here I am jumping in head first.  To God be the Glory always.

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