Weekly Links – 8/13-20

via modcloth

1. I love the quote above. I used to be so afraid of failure that I wouldn’t do anything. For me, I think it’s part of my social anxiety. It’s something that’s pretty hard to get over, but you have to keep what this quote says in mind. Mistakes are part of life. You get up and you move on. via modcloth

2. This blog post on organization actually inspired me to start writing things down to write for the blog. I made a little schedule Sunday for what I wanted to have posted and I’ve mostly stuck to it. (Monday & Tuesday were perfect, but then my mind went crazy on Thursday and for half of the day I thought it was Wednesday and the other half I thought it was Friday. Needless to say the last two days of my schedule didn’t happen.) I love Kaelah’s handwriting and her pictures of her lists… they’re all just so… pretty. I can only dream of being so organized. via little chief honeybee

3. One of my favorite blogs had a post this week including a video showcasing the blogger’s photo editing process. I sat glued to the screen throughout the entire thing. I couldn’t pick out half the things she was doing, but man did that end up as a super neat finished product. Would never even have guessed that it was a bunch of pictures stitched together. Amazing! via introvert’s introduction

4. The Face Baby. Particularly, this photo of Face Baby. I DARE YOU TO TELL ME THAT DIDN’T MAKE YOU LAUGH! Or smile. Seriously. Face Baby. via the face baby

5. This blog post about, well, blogging was very interesting to read. I’ve always been a big advocate of “blog it as it is”. I love this blog’s description of it. via helenjane.com

Scrappy Stuff: Curls

I promise I’m not all “scrap for a blog prompt” or for contests all the time. Seriously. It’s just that browsing some blogs and forums sometimes inspires me, if something catches my eye. This sketch kinda sprung out at me – it’s not my usual style but with my new printer I’ve been wanting to work with smaller photos. So I did.

See, isn’t it weird?? I just kinda took it piece by piece. I ended up removing some elements that I didn’t think fit (and I didn’t have the papers/embellishments for) and I think I got a pretty okay result…?

I mean, if you close one eye and tilt your head and make sure not to look at the drawn border, it’s all right! Yeah? Heh… yeah.

…yeah.

I really like the way the splatter turned out though. It’s a technique I don’t think I use often enough; I have a good amount of colors. It was supposed to go from bottom left to top right but I kind of missed. So it’s a bit off. I also really like the letters. Not exactly how they look here, or how they were placed (I don’t know why the L looks bigger than the rest of them), but the font. I love the font so very much. It’s Bebas and I cut them out using my Cameo. Love that thing.

About the page? Well, the journaling says it all really!