By the looks of these pictures in my phone, all things are either a) flowers, b) calligraphy or c) watercolors. Here's what is not pictured:
- grad school woes: my stats class (final exam was last week, AHH).
- my birthday! yay 26. i'm getting old.
- AMAZING NEWS about S
- some family hardships, sadly - but immediately in my life, all is well
- a sweet birthday gift from my best blogger friend! more on this soon!
- summer planning and travel dreaming
- my 2nd ever newborn session - eeee!!!
- getting hooked on the office (again, from the beginning)
- obsessed over my new favorite snack: organic habanero bacon tortilla chips :)
- trying to be consistent by working out 5x a week and eating well (ahem, bullet point above...)
So today is awesome because it is Earth Day AND I have the day off. When does this happen!? An entire weekday Earth Day to spend outside? It is almost too good to be true. Being outside and hearing the birds chirp can do wonders for the mood. I fully plan on doing this today! Everything outside is so refreshed and new. The fields I see on my morning commute are crisp and green, not a deep or rich green but a sprightly and fresh lime colored green that is newly reborn, grown, and springing to life.
My birthday was good, too. I had some not so fun things to do (like my evening grad class, statistics, gahhh) but I was surprised with so many pleasant gifts and thoughts. S sent me flowers right to work - I love when he does that and how it embarrasses me (but it really doesn't, I love that kind of stuff). It was so sweet - I kept them at my desk all week and they are still kickin! After my class, I came home to a homemade Funfetti cake (my childhood favorite) and a sweet little party complete with party hats, balloons, and all of my favorite things. We had champagne, chips and salsa, and birthday cake all in the same sitting. It was the BEST, and so hilarious! My family and I had a great time being ourselves and laughing about nonsense. My brother will be home in just a few weeks and we'll all be reunited again.
Speaking of reunited: S is coming home!!! I will post more on this later, but I am thrrrrrilleddddd with the news!
As for A. Taylor Studio, I've been enjoying working on some calligraphy and photography projects in the last few weeks. Especially with calligraphy, I've been so pleased with how my practice has developed. An ideal Sunday morning now consists of a hot oolong tea and a clean piece of paper to practice some calligraphy on. I have been SO inspired and helped out by reading this blog, which is a great resource for those still learning the tricks of the trade and which tools to use. I love the fine, delicate skill of being able to letter an envelope - a skill that is unfortunately long gone for most of the world!
Right now I am off to do a little light spring cleaning and work out. Happy weekend and Earth Day!