I decided I’d try my hand at a tumblr account. I’ve added the link to the bottom menu, but here it is.
I doubt it will be anything exciting, since I can barely be consistent with this, but I thought I’d give it a go…
Lately I’ve had a hankering. To be crafty (or artsy. depends on the moment.) Mainly due to pinterest.
So I recently made a crafty wedding gift (which I will post in a couple weeks), and a crafy-ish birthday gift.
Decoupaged canvases. Originally with this, I was going to make it monogrammed (the large canvas), but I ended up putting a photo I LOVE in the spot for the “J” stem. So I opted for a quote instead:
Quote reads (in two parts):
“The longing for beauty, along with an ability to recognize and experience it, exists in every human being…experiences of earthly beauty awaken a longing for the beauty of God.”
— The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, ed. Ryken
(As usual, I didn’t get great photos of it. Sorry.)
Yesterday was another trip to the Norfolk Zoo. As a personal photo challenge, I decided to shoot in black and white. (Originally I was gong to steal my dad’s nice camera to play with, but it was a rainy day so I thought I would be nice and use my own camera.)
Olivia & Kelsie were great umbrella holders and great company for a rainy afternoon at the zoo.
So I was rather miffed when I was searching online for fun places to take photos (i.e. castles), when I found out that for 4 1/2 years, I lived less than two hours away from one. !!! I’m still a bit miffed, to be honest.
Sarah, you should go visit. You’d love it.
Built by an architect from local limestone (and a few rocks from all over the country that people would bring him), the castle looks pretty legit. Twisty staircases, a tiny dungeon, and whole lot of old pictures make for a interesting afternoon. Preferably on a cooler day than when I visited. It’s pretty affordable too–only a few dollars for admission.
If you’re in the Cincinnati area, it’s definitely worth a look.
Here’s the back view from the terraced gardens. To the right is the road (past the fancy gate (Bellatrix and Neville are fighting on top) and on the other side of the road is a little river, where the builder got his limestone, apparently.
Now that I’ve done the post, I may add a few more pics, and possibly a few more facts. We’ll see.
So I realize that it’s a trendy thing now, but can I just say that pinterest is amazing. Although I’ve been getting grief for spending too much time on it (I think it’s more a problem of too much awesomeness that can be found in a short amount of time) because of the large number of pins I’m making, I love it SO very much and think everyone else in the world should love it too. ;-)
I’ve added a link to my account on the bottom of the page, if anyone’s actually interested.