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collection of obsessions.

I have said before that my life is a series of obsessions (not here, but in general), and I decided today that I would share my life with you. I tried to fit as many important things as possible into this picture, and I’ll give you a little explanation as to why each one matters.

charcoal: I think I’ve told you that my love of art mediums comes in short bursts of obsession, like zentangle, most recently. Last year, it was charcoal. Actually, I think my love of charcoal began in middle school, when my only project I was actually proud of was a charcoal gargoyle. I don’t know where it is now, and that is probably for the best, as I can now remember it as a masterpiece rather than looking back at it in disappointment. Last year, I bought myself some charcoal with a gift certificate I had won to an art store, and remembered how fun it is. I don’t know why, but getting my hands dirty makes me feel much more accomplished.

camera: An obvious choice, I know. This is not the camera I use right now, it’s actually a film camera my dad gave me a few years ago. That sparked my love of photography, and got me where I am today, although I haven’t touched it in a while. I hope to pick it up again soon and learn how to develop my own film. Next year!

books: Recently, Perfect, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (both by amazing author Rachel Joyce), and Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty, isn’t that a fantastic name?) are my absolute favorite books. I recommend them to everyone. Rachel Joyce is a bit slower, but writes amazing characters. Big Little Lies moves very quickly, and you won’t be able to put it down, I promise. They all sound a bit boring when I tell the premise without spoilers, so I’ll just leave it at that. The Uglies is thrown in there as well, as it is in my opinion the best of the dystopian trilogies that I went through a phase of reading. I would have liked to have thrown in Walk Two Moons as well, which is a junior novel, but I have now read it at least five times and it is still amazing. Unfortunately, I let someone borrow it and never got it back.

jewelry:  You can’t really tell, but that is a weeping angel necklace and a Watson bracelet. I’m a bit of a fangirl, in case you haven’t noticed.

Alice in Wonderland: This probably could have been included in books, but to me, it is separate. This story, in all of it’s forms, has been a huge source of inspiration for me. It’s also rather dark, which explains a lot about my personality.

backdrop: From this angle, there is not much to see. However, it is all vintage dresses as well as a sweater with a dog wearing a sweater. Not only do these specific items represent my closet, but I’m also not very good at keeping my room clean, so showing my floor without clothes on it felt like lying.

not pictured: music! I meant to include music, specifically Nate Ruess, but I forgot. I am absolutely obsessed with Nate Ruess, and that is not a short lived love as some of these other things are. He is wonderful. I love him. 🙂

On that note; have a lovely day!

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