macedonianmess said: I’ve been following Todaysletter’s blog for several years now and they still remain my biggest inspiration in more than a few different regions of my life.
I’m going to geek out for a second but when her and Bekah from A Well Traveled Woman post together, I swoon. Those two ladies are incredibly inspiring.
to the other anon: printing out photos and writing something about the moment/day they were taken on the back is a really nice gift :)
Yes! Absolutely! That’s such a good idea! Thank you so much for contributing! You can package them up or bundle them in jute twine/ribbon, too. That’d be remarkably sweet!
any suggestions for what to put in a care package for my boyfriend when we go off to our first year of college at separate schools this fall? so far i have things like his favorite snacks, a mix cd of songs we both love, a nice journal because he writes/draws a lot, a handwritten love letter but i want to do something a little more creative along with all that and am having trouble coming up with ideas.
How sweet of you! All of that sounds absolutely wonderful. He’s going to love it so much!
Depending on how much time you have to prepare it, you could work on a small scrapbook. Or, make him a book of a collection of letters, things you’ve said to one another, quotes, etc. You can frame a photograph of the two of you for him to have while he’s at college. I’m going to be advertising my old job for a second, but if you get things custom framed, they can do really neat things like mat the photograph and a small note that you’ve written for him underneath it, in the same frame. Mmm, it really all depends! You know him best - not me, so I can only throw out general suggestions! Continue thinking of the things that he likes, the things that symbolises your relationship with him, what he would enjoy to have around while he’s gone at college. Look at DIY craft blogs such as Design Sponge — they always have the neatest projects!
Whatever you do, he’s going to appreciate and love it, though! Good luck, dear!
Yesterday was Nathan’s sisters wedding and not only am I absolutely honored that I was able to be apart of it but also, endlessly blessed and thankful for this remarkable man standing by my side who, for seven years now, has been apart of my life, teaching me what it means to love unconditionally and helping me to love myself, too. Every day, I’m inspired to be a better person and I have this one to thank for that.
favorite instagrams? favorite artists?
Hm! Some of my favorite Instagrams are of artists and their lives, so I’ll just list ‘em of!
todaysletters, woodandfaulk, michaelgiroux, folkfibers, shelterprojectsyou, lrmtnl, daylessday, knotandbow, jacklynbarber, parkerfitzhenry, arielealasko, stephanieschuster, iamrachelmorris, sarahjeanette_, kylesteed, apieceofcake82, anastasiamika, woodsmanswife.
Oh my goodness, there’s so much. Just go to my “following” bit on Instagram and follow them all; they’re all remarkable.
Pages from my journal, dated May 2012 - Present.
Adeline, this made me SO happy! My drawing of you in Chicago by the CTA! Ahhhhhh! :)
What are your favourite plants and flowers?
Oh! Good question. I really like lilacs, wildflowers, daisies, baby’s breath, ivy plants, polka dot plants, etc. I’ve noticed that I’m not much of a rose-tulip-lily gal.
At the start of this summer, I was given a wonderful opportunity - to intern for my best friend and the talented artist, Codi Ann Thomsen. It’s difficult to fully put into words the impact that watching her work will have on you. She approaches each project with passion and determination, and seeing her delve into her creative process is nothing short of an inspiration.
Currently, she is working on one of her biggest projects yet - a month-to-month book-making collective titled What’s Mine is Yours. May marks the halfway point of this project, and to make it even more special, Codi Ann has decided to create an edition of 12 personalized made-to-order books.
I have been lucky enough to watch her brainstorm, transition mere ideas into something tangible, and transform blank pages into works of art. Each book is handmade and hand-crafted, the result of countless hours of effort and patience, and each book is a unique interpretation of deeper ideas and questions, made with only the most genuine of intentions - to share, to connect, to find meaning.
This month is a perfect example of how much this project has already grown and developed, and at this rate, the future of this project (and its artist) is infinite.
(You can learn more about this edition of WMIY and pre-order it here.)
This is absolutely remarkable — the most honorable compliment and mention I’ve ever read. Adeline, I mean that; I’ve got tears in my eyes. Thank you so much for your support and your help. I certainly wouldn’t have the same sense of balance if I didn’t have your unconditional support and patience with me. Thank you for all of your help and I’m endlessly excited for all that’s going to be created between the two of us — together and individually — these upcoming months.
May or may not have finished this! I’m going back ‘n forth on some last & final touches but I think I’ll set this down for now.
If someone could please tell me why in god’s name I ever stopped painting, that would be wonderful. I missed this so much.