The Cozy Sweater

I’m already about 3 days into my spring break and so far my only accomplishments are doing some mild grocery shopping, eating chocolate, making some “art”, and re-watching the entirety of Black Butler. On the bright side, it has finally stopped snowing which means that I now find it safe enough to go out and take pictures! Perhaps I’ll even spend today outside for once. Or maybe not. Breaks have a tendency to turn me into a hermit.100_1227 100_1224

Sweater: Heart N Crush; Jeans: DIY; Shoes: SOX (Goodwill)
Sweater: Heart N Crush; Jeans: DIY; Shoes: ? (Goodwill)

Day 4: Paint a Collage

I don’t really collage a lot (I’ve probably tried about 5 times in my whole life) nor do I paint that often for one reason: I have an incredibly short attention span. I’m jealous of people who can spend hours or days working on a piece seeing as I feel the itch of restlessness after a mere 45 minutes. Add this in with the fact that I’m not, and most likely never will be, the apt painter that I aspire to be and you have the results of today’s challenge.100_1216 100_1218 100_1223

Day 3: Draw Something Inspired By A Song

And this is the point at which things begin to go a bit downhill. I did these two pieces last night at about 11-ish and ended up hating both of them. Well, actually, I did the first one and decided it looked terrible so I went through the efforts of doing a very rough second one before ultimately coming to the conclusion that this challenge just wasn’t really going to work out well for me. Oh, well. Everyone can’t be a winner.100_1212 100_1215

Day 1: Draw An Animal

Happy Saturday everyone! A little bit ago (i.e. yesterday) a friend and I decided to do an art challenge over spring break. Rather than sitting at home and being lazy for 9 days, we decided to sit at home, be lazy, and make art for 9 days. In the spirit of the challenge, I decided to post the works I create up for your (the reader’s) viewing pleasure. Now, without further ado, I present to you today’s challenge: Dik-Dik Nation.100_1197

*Note: Dik-diks are African antelopes and are quite the adorable creature.


Forever the Scholar

This outfit is dedicated to the past week that has solely revolved around the concept of testing. What better way to celebrate the end of my stint of testing and the beginning of spring break than with an outfit that shows my younger self’s perception of a scholarly-type person? These outfits typically include some sort of smart sweater worn over top of a collared shirt and a clean white sock. As they say, when you look good you feel good, which means that when I dress smart I feel smart. Of course, feeling intelligent does not necessarily mean that I will suddenly become the level of intelligent that society expects me to be whenever they try to calculate my mind’s amount of retained information through the process of written tests, but, hey, you win some, you lose some.100_1169 100_1175

Sweater: American Eagle (Goodwill); Blouse: TJ Maxx; Skirt: Sport Gear (Goodwill); Shoes: No Call (Shoe Show); Necklace: Etsy
Sweater: American Eagle (Goodwill); Blouse: TJ Maxx; Skirt: Sport Gear (Goodwill); Shoes: No Call (Shoe Show); Necklace: Etsy

Hello Mother Nature

“Hello Mother Nature” said the guy in my U.S. history class when I sat down next to him wearing my floral print jeans and new flower garnished hand band (one of two things that I bought while I was away at my competition) on Friday. Little did I know that if my life was a novel, that compliment could be considered foreshadowing seeing as Mother Nature showed up while I was at school because the temperature rose from the 30 something degrees it had been when I left to a very sunny 72. My sweater went from being functional and cozy to out of place and irritating while the headband went from being stylish to artistically functional.100_1153 100_1158

Headband: Claire's; Sweater: Faded Glory (Walmart); Jeans: L.E.I. (Walmart); Shoes: No Call (Shoe Show); Necklace: Etsy
Headband: Claire’s; Sweater: Faded Glory (Walmart); Jeans: L.E.I. (Walmart); Shoes: No Call (Shoe Show); Necklace: Etsy