50 Conversation Starters + Happy Mail Inspo

Hello friends!

You know those posts where I share questions to ask your friend or pen pal or spouse? I’m back with a slightly shorter list today, as well as some pictures of a happy mail package I sent recently. Once again, credit for a lot of these questions goes to my fiancé, Sully. I hope you enjoy answering them as much as I have!

Enjoy some thought-provoking questions and springy art. 🙂

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Carmen & Nellie {a Photoshoot}

Hello friends!

Are you ready for some cuteness today? My youngest sister Carmen asked I could take pictures of her and her goat Nellie. I was happy to do so since goodness, it’s been so long since their last photoshoot! This whole photo session was completed in about 20 minutes, between some friends leaving after a visit and the sun going down. My camera battery died after only a few shots, but we decided to keep going with my phone as the backup camera.

Despite the chaos of all that plus Nellie wanting to run away and eat grass the whole time, we got some lovely photos that I can’t wait to share with you! Enjoy. 🙂

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How to Paint a Watercolor Galaxy

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Today’s post is a fun little art lesson for one of my favorite things to paint -galaxies! I’m hoping to make an entire watercolor video course one day, but… that has to wait until after my wedding. Heh. Meanwhile, I thought I’d try out a written format with photos. Let me know what you think!

Enjoy some art therapy! 🙂

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In Which I Attempt to Take Pretty Pictures of Dead Weeds

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You know how winter is so brown and gray and dead-looking that it gets kinda sad after a while? Well, I decided to challenge myself to find beauty in that by photographing a bunch of dried weeds, hehe. It was honestly fascinating to notice the structure and form of old growth – the bones holding up last year’s color, as it were.

This was a fun experiment and I hope you guys enjoy the result!

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A Sunny Winter Walk in the Woods

Hello, friends!

Today I want to take you on a virtual walk through the forest with me. ❤ I found so many odd trees, lovely ferns, and pretty creeks on my little hike the other day. I haven’t traipsed around our farm like this by myself for quite a while, so it was really fun and refreshing to soak in a warm February day and take photos of the interesting bits of nature I discovered.

Enjoy this sunny winter photoshoot!

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A Cozy Pet Photoshoot

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I recently got to housesit again, and you know what that means – cute pet pictures and pretty nature photography! This time I also experimented with some cozy indoor photography and alllll the golden hour light. Enjoy the warmth of these photos in a cold season! Especially if you’re a cat person, read on. 😉

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I Finished My Art Journal! {Memory Keeping Inspiration}

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I finally finished the art journal/scrapbook/diary/creative thing that I’ve been working on for the past 1 1/2 years! And boy is it a full book. The journal started out in a regular, rectangle shape and now it’s more of an overstuffed oval. :’D 

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite spreads I’ve made! We’re gonna go through some pretty paper collages, very random paper ephemera (like a cough drop wrapper), flyers, nametags, and lots of written memories. ❤ I hope you guys enjoy this peek into my creative journal!

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