April 24, 2013

Nail Art, Rereading, and Summer on the Way

First of all, here is my latest nail art.
I painted on a blue base coat and then dipped the tip of each nail into some glitter.

Do you have a book you can read over and over again? What makes it such a good read? Over the years, I've found many books I can reread including The Mysterious Benedict Society, any of Sarah Dessen's books, and the Enderverse series.

Summer is on the way! The days are getting longer and warmer and school's almost finished. You might think that summer is a time to laze around, but every summer I try to work on a project. Whether it's dollhouse miniatures or geology videos, a project keeps the summer interesting. Sending warm thoughts your way!

April 11, 2013

Dreams, Wishes, and Time: The Night Circus

A truly magical story, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern has earned a place on my favorites shelf for books. There is so much symbolism, the vividness and attention to detail absolutely stunning. Another aspect of this novel which is unique is its nonlinear organization. In other words, the events are not told in chronological order. Normally this might be confusing or misleading, but Erin Morgenstern wields this technique with literary expertise that shines through this story. Dynamic characters, an enchanting setting, and a little sprinkle of magic bring this story to life.

As a reveur, I prefer to read this book in the hours after midnight. I also drew this with my inspiration being Celia's wishing tree. Enjoy!

April 6, 2013

Nail Art and the Truth About Trendy

First off, I wanted to share the nail art I did last night.
It's a silver base with glitter on top. The designs were done in black with a toothpick.

I have been called many things, but, yesterday, I was labeled as trendy for the first time. Although it had been meant as a simple compliment, it made me wonder what trendy is. Many people would say that to be trendy is to keep up with the latest styles. But, styles change from place to place, from time to time. Also, what is trendy to one person may not be to another. So, the truth about trendy is that being trendy on the outside is when we let our inside shine. It's what inside that counts and, when people see 'you' reflected in your appearance, you are trendy.

What are your thoughts about trendiness? Feel free to comment below! :)

April 3, 2013

Books, Projects, and More

First of all, my apologies for taking so long to write.

Yesterday, April 2, Kingdom Keepers VI by Ridley Pearson came out! It's a great series that I recommend you take a look at.

My more recent projects include these:
This is just one of the trees I've made. Agate base, wire, gemstones, and glue.

More projects coming soon! :)