Sunday, January 2, 2022

End of 2021

  • Felt grateful to have spent the holidays with family.
  • Painted a chicken portrait for my sister's boyfriend.
  • Turned a basket into a lampshade for my diy short lamp.
New Year's resolutions: continue to make home improvements and decor diys, paint lots of watercolor landscapes.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

December 2021

This December I've been working hard at a new retail job as well as managing my art and watercolors shop on Etsy. But in my spare time I've been doing lots of budget home décor diy. 

Between struggling to keep my space neat, craving consistency, and dealing with holiday sensory overload, I don't usually feel motivated to decorate for Christmas. This year, however, I decided to put a wreath on my front door. I found a stick wreath at my local Goodwill and enhanced it with greenery I found in the backyard. It's very cheerful and I love seeing it when I came home. I put some of the leftover greenery in jars I already had around the house. I think I just needed to find the right holiday décor for me - something natural and not too busy or cluttered.

A new hobby I've picked up recently is tinkering with and rewiring old lamps. I used some old parts from thrifted table lamps to turn a decorative lantern into a warm light for my studio.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

October to November II

Here are some shots taken with my old Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS. It's a really easy camera to keep in my bag or pocket. The zoom usually doesn't work anymore, but I prefer not to use it anyway.

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

October to November

It's been a season of changes and challenges.

Here are some shots taken on my Nikon D3500.


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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Halloween 2021: 90s Party

Steven and I were invited to a 90s-themed Halloween Party. We were Daria, from "Daria" and Max Goof from "A Goofy Movie."

Our costumes were partly from our wardrobes, partly thrifted, and Steven's ears and gloves were a last-minute diy from things we already had. Steven's costume won a prize that evening. 

There were no Halloween parties last year, and this year still feels like everything has changed. But it was really great to spend some times with friends after such a long time.

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