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Monday, January 10, 2011

Its a snow day, of course I'll blog twice

I love Art.

As I mentioned in my post before last I wanted to get back in touch with my creative side. So, I thought I would check out some of my old paintings and pictures I did in high school and college. Now that I am living at home again, all I had to do was check out some of our hoarding closets to find them!

Pay no mind that some of them are straight up copied, I mean inspired from Van Gogh, National Geographic, Gustav Klimt, Ballard Designs Magazine and other random places. I mean if I can paint it and it look decent enough, why pay so much?!

 Here are some that I found:

Bluegrass Guitar (but really classical guitar on blue grass) Acrylic

Randoms

King Tut, Amaryllis, Van Gogh/ Disney inspired Asian girl

Mixed Media Fruit

Mixed Media: Eye Ball and Dogwood leaves, and a Plant
Gustav Klimt version

Water Color Flowers




Acrylic: Inspired by Van Gogh and Ballard Designs

Inspired by The Alchemist


A little shout out to my bf: Just as I was telling him that I would probably not really blog too much, he tells me that he got me a present. Yes!!! I thought to myself. I loveeee presents! He's a great present giver, but can rarely keep a surprise. So he says, check your email. He bought me my very own domain. Yep. wanderandponder.com. So I guess I have to blog now! Yep, and you'll have to read it ;) On that note, I'm pretty sure he only bought it since he bought himself one. It's called Procrastination Sucks! and guess what procrastination does suck, and he hasn't attempted a post yet. And on the bright side, I've posted twice in one day. No procrastination here. Hah!

So I have some new ideas for a couple of new paintings that I want to do so stay tuned. If I weren't stuck inside today would be a great day to go to Hobby Lobby and grab some canvas!


PS: If anyone knows how to get the ugly gray thing off of my blog, can ya let me know?! Thanks!

Snow mobiles and Toques.

Yeah. We don't have those here, but my Canadian boyfriend taught me what they are. When it snows in GA, the whole place shuts down. This year it has been quite frequently actually. I mean we had a White Christmas and now 5 inches here! That's a ton for us! Here's some snow pictures!








Here's some footage of Piper and Lanna playing on the ice today. Please ignore my special laugh.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Too Early for Another Post?

Nah. I gotta get this thing started some how! First day back to grad school was definitely not as brutal as I thought it would be. If you just walk in with no expectations and go with the flow, life is golden! It is an amazing feeling to start over with a great attitude, I love new beginnings! 

Speaking of new beginnings I might as well jump on the  
2011 resolution bandwagon. 
I normally like to call them goals, but I'll go with it for my blog's sake.

Here we go:

Floss More!! Let's face it, it's just something you gotta do yet so annoying and gross. I gotta admit though I'm all about prevention in every other area of my life so why not this one too? Flossing is apparently way better than brushing at least from what I remember learning in my Health Occupations class in high school.
Get back in touch with my creative side!! Start painting more and get some good projects going!  It's totally a great stress reliever and I'm hoping this blog will give me incentive to create things so I can share and get some feedback on.
Go to spin classes ever so often! I mean I don't want to over commit myself or anything, but I used to really love going to spin classes in college and in Nashville. I mean really, I pay fees for our on-campus fitness center and I never set foot in that place.

Get ripped arms! as in add some muscle with some tonage. 

Be more consistent- generally speaking.

Do daily devotions.... daily meaning consistently. 


# 1 resolution: NO, ZERO, NADA purchasing of clothing items or shoes for an entire school semester. Think I can do it?! Well now, you will be holding me accountable. Man, that's gonna be tough, considering that my town is a geographical oddity and the hippest place in town is TJ Maxx. But I really just do not need ANYTHING! The ONLY exception, I am possibly allowing myself to buy is an extra pair of scrubs for my clinical rotations. Since I only have one pair of the ONE color we are allowed to wear, and we all know scrubs can get nasty! 

Well, who said anything about not getting free things?! 
Remember my yesterday's post? Of course you do! Well, one of the blogs I stalk is The Adventures of Ordy and Joon,  Move over Kim Kardashian!! Joon's fashion sense is fabulous, she's like a Persian princess, haha,  and she is giving great things away! Check out her blog to find out how to enter to win!




Ordy and Joon

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Blogosphere Virgin AKA My Initial Post AKA Day 1 of blogging: I'm New Here

Alright! All 1 of my readers. I suppose this will have to be a "typical" first post since I have not yet delighted myself in contributing to the blogosphere other than my occasional stalking of other people's blogs. If I knew how to link to those of whom I stalk, I would!

Hence the titles, I just couldn't decide on one! These are the dilemmas in an ADHD world. Originally, I created this awhile back with my title "Wanderings and Ponderings" but have yet to post anything since I haven't done much of either as of lately! Hah. Although, I will say I have done some "wandering" over my grad school Christmas holiday, as a roadie to my rockstar bluegrass boyfriend, who travels every weekend to play shows. I was also able to get to see tons of my old friends over this break and am so thankful for that! Ever since I have become a grad student I pride myself on my reclusive behavior. Not quite sure how often I will contribute to this, but perhaps it will become my sanity in the midst of a busy upcoming semester... and who knows the topics?!? That too will most likely vary considering my ever so fascinating life and random ponders! Subjects that may make an appearance: Traveling... will probably have to be put on hold...until I use my buddy pass to go who knows where, decorative projects, painting, books? fitness? and who knows?! The blogosphere is my oyster! Perhaps just things I really like or want!! After all, any idiot can blog! ;) So here you have it ladies and gents, my introduction.
 
Disclaimer: If any sarcasm is taken the wrong way, I will not be held responsible. ;) Also, easy on the judgements, I'm a newbie.