Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Beauty Inspirations Three.

Create your own version of beauty.

Hope you enjoyed!
Sincerely, Ella

Monday, December 17, 2012

Between the Lines.

Celebrate the small steps

Well, I've finally done it!
*Happy Face*

As a follow up to my 'Drawing Inspirations' post, I wanted to announce that I've created, although small and not on proper paper, a little series of artwork. It was a fun little project I took upon myself to create while trying to pay attention in my personality psychology class (I love you personality psychology, but sometimes you are a very dry topic). All of these little doodles were done on notebook paper which is why I decided to title the series 'Between the Lines'. Hopefully the ideas of the doodles outlive the cliche name. Here are the little masterpieces (as I like to dramatically call them while doing a little 'ta da!' with my arms):

The birth of the series idea.
Going crazy with the thing. See if you can follow the story!
Forest within a claw.

What do you think of the name? Do you like it? Any better ideas?
Hope you enjoyed!
Sincerely, Ella

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Drawing Inspirations.

Hold on to your edge

For a while now I've been trying to reclaim my drawing edge that I seem to have lost. I've compiled a nice amount of photos that I think lend themselves well to drawings. Here are some of them that I have come across:

Hope you enjoyed!
Sincerely, Ella

Monday, December 10, 2012

Finals Week.

Don't stress.

Well, first day of finals is done with. I'm always weird when it comes to the end of classes. It's hard investing so much time and effort into a class and then ending it by dropping off a term paper in your teacher's mailbox or filling in a bunch of bubbles on a sheet of paper. I need something to signify the end. So here is a list of things I did today to create a significant ending to my semester in the two classes I had finals for:

  • I actually looked up from my seat on the train and noticed someone in my writing class so we walked from the train to campus together and figured out we have a class together next semester!
  • When dropping off my term paper in my teacher's mailbox, I stood there until someone else came to drop theirs off and we chatted a bit before parting ways
  • I sat next to someone from my psychology lecture before going in to take the test and we talked about the semester and wished each other luck.
  • I took the bus home for the first time. 

These things may seem like usual occurrences but it was the first time I talked to some of those people from my classes and I did things consciously in order to signify an end to the semester for myself.

Overall, it was a really great first day of finals.
Good luck to all of you who are or will be taking finals!
Sincerely, Ella

me after finishing finals.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

One Picture.

“A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.”
- Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

One Picture:

(I love it because it screams Summer)

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Ten Day Challenge as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Sincerely, Ella

Friday, December 7, 2012

Two Songs.

“And I thought about how many people have loved those songs. And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs. I bet if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it's enough. I really do because they've made me happy. And I'm only one person.”
- Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

Two Songs:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen (so many layers to it!) 

2. Falling Slowly, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (from the amazingly amazing movie, Once)

Tomorrow: One Picture.

Sincerely, Ella

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Three Films.

“The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.”
- Alfred Hitchcock

Three Films:

1. The Breakfast Club (I've seen it more times than there are days in a year) 

2. Running With Scissors (it's an amazing book too, and it's true!)

3. The perks of Being a Wallflower (because the movie was as amazing as the book)

Tomorrow: Two Songs.

Sincerely, Ella

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Four Books.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
- Jorge Luis Borges

Four Books:

1. Catcher in the Rye (I love the narrator's voice)

2. White Oleander (such a great story)

3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (so many amazing lines and quotes that make you really think)

4. The Great Gatsby (Such deep, amazing characterization)

Tomorrow: Three Films

Sincerely, Ella 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Five Foods.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Five Foods:

1. Artichoke (favorite vegetable!) 

2. Chocolate (can't get enough of it)

3. Coffee (I know it's a drink but it may as well be considered a food)

4. Macaroni and cheese (delicious cheesy goodness)

5. Bagel and cream cheese (my classic love)

Tomorrow: Four Books.

Sincerely, Ella

Monday, December 3, 2012

Six Places.

“A place is only as good as the people in it.”
- Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four 

 Six places I would like to see:

1. Garden of Eden (I want to see the beauty)

2. Neverland (I definitely want to be able to fly)

3. Narnia (I always wanted a secret passageway to another land!)

4. Oz (I want to be able to sing The Wizard and I for real)

5. Hogwarts (I totally want to hang with Harry, Ron, and Hermione)

6. Metropolis (I definitely want to meet Superman)

Tomorrow: Five Foods.

Sincerely, Ella

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Seven Wants.

“I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?”
- Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Seven wants:

1. The perfect red lipstick (still searching... maybe I'm just not meant to wear red lipstick)

2. Writing inspiration (always thinking about this one)

3. An amazing camera (there are so many moments I want to capture clearly! plus my blog could use some good photos)

4. Understanding (I don't mean to sound cliche, but too bad)

5. Some chewing gum (I need to go grocery shopping)

6. Comfortable high heels (because I could always use a few more inches without killing my feet)

7. A hot tub (because why not?)

Tomorrow: Six Places.

Sincerely, Ella 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Eight Fears.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 Eight fears:

1. Heights (ah!)

2. Spiders (gross)

3. Losing my keys (I'm a frequent key-loser)

4. Dropping a customer's food at work (embarrassing!)

5. Driving (and crashing)

6. Public speaking (too many people!)

7. Missing my stop on the train (most likely from spacing out and watching other train-goers)

8. Haircuts (they just turn out so bad sometimes!)

Tomorrow: Seven Wants.

Sincerely, Ella