23 June, 2010


In high school, my youth group would play the "yea/boo" game. You are free to mix the "yea's" and the "boo's" however you like.

It would go a little something like this...

School starts again in two months. "BOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
School is out for the summer. "YEAAAAAAAAAAA!"

I found twenty dollars! "Yeaaaaaaaaa!"
I lost it again. "Booooooooooo!"

Here is my yeaboo for today.

I some how lost my cute little red camera. I have no idea where it went.

But, last year at a concert, myself and a friend helped an extremely drunk girl find her friends and she left her camera in my car. I had no idea how to get it back to her so it's been renting out space in one of my desk drawers. It's a really cute camera but it uses a sleek rechargable batteries (which I didn't have a charger for). But my room mate did!

So here's my year/boo.

I lost my really cute red camera. "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
I had an extra camera lying around and my room mate had a charger. "Yeaaa!!!"

Let the photo taking commence!

22 June, 2010

Holm Land

Last year, I made a list of what I wanted to accomplish. Some of the list seemed like impossible desires...but nonetheless, I listed them anyway. One item on my list was to visit my country of origin before I turned 26.

My country of origin is Sweden. My dad came to the US with his family when he was a kid so I am partially a first generation American. My mom is also Swedish, so to truly see where I am from would be an awesome experience.

The parentals and my older sister, George, have been planning this international adventure for a while. It is very expensive to travel there so I thought it would never be in the cards for me.

That was, until about 3 weeks ago, that my second cousin named Lennart contacted my dad and asked why I wasn't visiting Sweden as well. The long and short of it resulted in him purchasing my ticket. Yahoo! And, my family was awesome to be flexible and let me accompany them on part of their journey.

My work was also very gracious in letting me go. So, with iPod, camera, some cute dresses, an umbrella, and a journal that I just sewed together, I will be heading to Stockholm for 8 days.

What to do? I'm not all together sure. I'm going to have a serious case of "go with the flow."

Maybe biking? Or go on a boat trip? I will be there during Mid summers. So party it up? OK!

Here is what I would like to do:
1. See Farfar's old art shop
2. See where my relatives are buried (great aunt and great grandparents)and do a grave rubbing.
3. Listen...to the language, to my relatives, and to the land. I want to know my extended family and where I come from and hear the spoken language. Does the sea sound different than the Pacific Ocean that I know? I've never been fully immersed so maybe I'll come back fluent? HAHA, NOT!

I will try to keep this blog updated but will be sure to have photos/stories when I return!

{Photo Credit}

15 June, 2010

A Painting

I just completed and gave my biggest painting to date.

A co-worker of mine is expecting a baby in July. The baby nursery is of the Peacock theme and I said I would paint something for the expecting couple. Though I haven't ever painted animals before, I was pleased that this one came out looking like a bird. There are somethings that I would change, but I was too sick of looking at it to care any more. Below are two images of the painting.

The Bird's head

The size of the canvas was 24''x36''

05 June, 2010

The best bag...EVER

Maybe I shouldn't blog about a purse, but I'm going to anyway. I recently got the best bag EVER at Buffalo Exchange. Buffalo Exchange happens to be a favorite store of mine because it's full of unique, consignment clothes and accessories.

In this particular case, they also had a fabulous bag.

I might go so far as to say it has changed my life. Why? Here are the reasons:

1. It is made out of sturdy, yet smooth leather
2. It has a fabulous interior that screams "yay!"
3. The hardware has unique metal facets that hold the straps on.
4. It is made by Marino Orlandi, a company in Italy. Sweet!

I'm not sure how this bag ended up in my hands, but I'm so glad it did. I have a wall of bags in my house (a place to put them and also a modern art piece too) and I haven't even thought about my other bags. If you know me, you know I love bags (p.s. I don't like to call them purses) so this is huge.

The newest member of my family has been welcomed with open arms. Welcome leather bag, I will love you for a long time.