In the face of what is to happen to the world tomorrow, as well as the fact that we have rolled into an entirely new year and I still don’t have access to any of my photos, I might as well focus on the positive aspects of the first two and a half weeks of 2017. So here it is, my current obsessions and/or life positives in an otherwise bleak week.
Miami. I had the chance to meet up in Florida with my sister and her boyfriend and soothe my neverending wanderlust for five days. Despite the lack of sun, I still enjoyed the 75 degree weather, in addition to a false sense of freedom and lack of responsibility. Hopefully there will be a post on this, sometime after I get my DC photos from November uploaded…
Citrus. Probably my favorite thing about the winter, after skiing, tea and cuddly clothing. I have been hoarding it like crazy and tried my first sumo mandarin yesterday. Absolutely obsessed.
Shameless. Jonas and I finally caught on to Shameless, after finishing all seasons of The Office for a second time. I enjoy watching this series while I draw, even though it gives me major anxiety and makes me so mad sometimes.
M Train by Patti Smith. I am making it my purpose to read a lot more books this year, with the aim of reaching 50 before 2018. So far I am two and a half books in, with Patti Smith stealing my heart and running away with it again. I don’t think anyone else could write so poetically about nothing — considering cutting my number down to 49 to re-read this.
Thank Yous. A tradition passed down from my mother and her mother — both who still check in on me to see if I have written and sent them after Christmas and birthdays. Don’t worry mama, I’m on it!!
Sale Shopping. Another one of my goals for the year is to buy less and try to buy second hand only, buuuuut I might have added a couple of spontaneous splurges to my life, just because. After this I swear I’ll be a better consumer..
New Projects. I am in the baby beginning stages of a new project that I can’t wait to pour my energy into and eventually share with the world and it is so stressful and so much fun!!
Coconut La Croix. No list is complete without La Croix. Right now we’re all about the coconut, interrupted only by occasional bouts of kombucha.
And of course, a quick shoutout to my all-time favorite pens, the Pentel Touch for thick inky lines and filling in the blackest part of any drawing without leaking and the Monami Plus Pen S I randomly picked up in China in the summer of 2015- great for thin sharp lines. Seriously don’t know what I will do when this one dies.