Monday, November 28, 2011

inspired by...

Currently inspired by these images this week.  Pondering, waiting, working...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

the end of autumn.

Thanksgiving - the real end to fall.  My favorite season and my favorite holiday.  Soon it'll be my birthday, Christmas and 2012. 

This year, I am thankful for:
*my job.  I get to go to work every day and work with incredible people that I respect and have become fast friends.  I am building something I believe in.  And I am constantly excited about what's next for my team.
*my wanderlust.  I love to travel.  I love the new foods, and friends I make on the fly and the places I get to see that I never imagined.  And I love coming home.
*my family. To the people that have unconditional love and support, those by blood and by choice.  The word "friend" doesn't do some of you justice.  You know who you are - and I am so blessed.
*my health.  I couldn't be me without my strength.  I couldn't run and dance and make choices without my strong and able body.
*my faith.  It's nice to know it can't rain every day and I have someone who will take care of things when I can't.  It always all turns out.

And on to our next season.  Here's to reflection, laying low nights, laughs over red wine and quiet walks through the fresh snow. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

french study

Pulled some of these images over the weekend of french botanical and marine drawings.  Love this style for inspiration.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

quotes lately

Things I am currently thinking about, remembering, aspiring...

*Images via Here's the Problem, The Improvised Life & La Dolce Vita

Thursday, November 3, 2011

autumn of arestia

I am having an amazing autumn.  Aside from the great travel I've been fortunate to do over the last couple of months, I am just loving this season.  Fun times with friends and quiet nights cooking cool weather favorites.  It all makes me feel like there's endless possibility and that I have the power to make things splendid and beautiful.

It's also that time of year where I start to reflect about next year.  Work is going 120 MPH, but it's so so good.  I'll need to find the time to invent 2012.  What new country will I visit?  What great things will I learn?  What new things will come my way?  What changes will take center stage?

I hope you're having a great rest of your 2011.

*photos courtesy of Sarah Hodges, bippity, boppity, boo, the lil bee & stephmodo