05 August 2011

this week on tumblr


A few things I'd like to share that I've collected over on tumblr...



Even though I've heard these kinds of tattoos don't hold up well over time, I think they are just beautiful.

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But better to be scared and moving
than scared and standing still.



I kept returning to this quote all this week, reading and re-reading it and adapting it as my mantra. We all have to keep on moving, keep on reaching upward, keep on chasing down dreams and taking risks.

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(via Erika from Our DIY Life)

Tell me this video didn't make you chuckle. Tell me it didn't brighten your day. YOU CAN'T.

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Reading nook. I'd very much like to lounge here in the mornings and catch up on my books and magazines and daydreaming.

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“Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything,” says Bloom. “I always bite my tongue when I meet little girls, restraining myself from my first impulse, which is to tell them how darn cute/ pretty/ beautiful/ well-dressed/ well-manicured/ well-coiffed they are…It’s our culture’s standard talking-to-little-girls icebreaker, isn’t it?”

-How to Talk to Little Girls by Lisa Bloom, which encourages adults to ask little girls about ideas and books, instead of complimenting their looks.


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Isn't this blog header absolutely gorgeous? I wish I were an illustrator, or even just a mediocre enough artist to eek out some drawings every once and awhile.

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I am trying to be more conscious about what I put up over at tumblr, instead of using it as a catch-all bookmarking site. So you should be seeing a stronger focus on topics I don't talk about as much here, with a glimpse into what motivates me and what fuels my own passion. And of course, pretty pictures and Sesame Street videos.

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2 comments:

  1. love that quote, "better to be scared and moving..."- so true.

    and what is this 'big life change' you referred to on tumblr? im intrigued :)

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  2. So much I love in this post!!!

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