Explore with Me 002 | Sunset Silhouettes

Hello, dears!

It feels like I haven’t done a sunset post in AGES! Remember when I used to do them all the time? I should get back into photographing them more because ahhh! Sunsets! Enough said.

Before we start, a note: I made this series to motivate myself (and you!) to get outside even on days when it seems so much more productive and useful to stay in front of the computer. I don’t know about you, but can only stare at a screen for so long before my brain starts getting frizzy. :’D So! I shall take you with me on a walk around our farm, adding in a little twist or art/photography prompt that you can try too. πŸ™‚

Today we’ll be looking for interesting ways to capture the colors of sunsets other than just taking a picture of the sunset itself. (Future Allison: LIKE FRED! AND AUGUSTUS!)

Ahem. Onwards!

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Inktober 2019 {Sketchbook Tour!}

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Guess what, guys? It’s November! *throws fall leaf confetti* A less obvious fact: that means Inktober, the popular month-long art challenge, is over. In case you’re not familiar with Inktober, you’re basically supposed to make an ink drawing every day for the whole month, using prompts from an official list. And I am happy to say I MADE IT! I used all the prompts, drew (almost) every day, and finished with over 31 pages of inky art.

Even though I dislike how some pieces turned out, overall I like my Inktober sketches more than the ones I did last year, which is great. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to show you guys what I drew, so let’s get into it!

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Of Birthdays, Cake, and Lots of Yellow

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My sister Megan recently had a birthday which involved cake, friends, a scavenger hunt, and TONS of yellow. It also involved me, the sister who took probably hundreds of pictures because it was so much fun to capture the joy and laughter, plus the pretty party decorations. πŸ˜›

If you like cake, yellow, or being happy, you will probably enjoy this post.

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Envelope Art + Letter Accessories

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My, it’s been a while since my last pen pal or art post, hasn’t it? I think it’s time for some more decorated envelope inspiration today. πŸ™‚ Enjoy browsing through my recent pen pal art, accompanied by tips for fun extra things to include in your letters as well as how to create a themed letter/extras/envelope combo.

Also, check out the end of this post to see the newest envelope collection I released on my shop! Let’s get started!

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Vacation 2019 {Part 2)

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I’m back with the second part of our recent vacation! I’m super excited about this post because 1) I got tons of pictures of the most gorgeous surprise party + my best friend Aria, and 2) I MADE A VIDEO! I sneakily took clips of most of the things we did that weekend and compiled them for Aria after I got back. I hope you enjoy watching that at the end of the post as well as browsing through the photos. πŸ™‚

But before you get started,Β an announcement:Β My friend Amanda and I are starting a podcast about books! πŸ˜€ You can find out more about it and about us by listening to the first episode here. If you ever wondered what I sound like, well now you can know! πŸ™‚ Also go follow Amanda’s blog while you’re at it, because it’s excellent. ❀

Now, onto the post.Β Please read this on my site for best formatting results.

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Blind Rainbow {Aesthetics + Poems}

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***NOTE: I had to re-publish this a couple of times since WordPress wasn’t cooperating. Sorry if you’ve seen it more than once!***

Anyway. Here’s an interesting question: how would you describe your favorite color to a blind person? It’s HARD, isn’t it? I tried writing a description of my favorite color without the word “purple” in it, and had so much fun that I wrote a bunch more!

Today I’m going to try to describe ten different colors in no particular order using little poems or sketches in such a way that you can figure out which color I’m referring to without me actually naming it. (Did that make any sense?) I’ll follow each sketch with a photo in case you need a hint, so scroll slow if you don’t want spoilers. XD Have fun!

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Wildflower-Themed Bedroom Tour

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I’m SO excited for this post, ahh! The bedroom I share with my sister has been in the works for over a year now, since that’s how long it’s been since we moved, but it’s finally finished and we both love it! I think you guys will too. πŸ™‚

Megan and I love the fresh, bright aesthetic as well as wildflowers and plants in general, so we combined the two to make a light, airy bedroom sprinkled with wildflowers and fun pops of color. If you’re looking for bedroom decor inspiration or just like seeing room tours (because who doesn’t?)… read on! And enjoy. πŸ™‚

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SBG 2019: THE FINALE!

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IT’S HERE. This is the last Summer Bored Games post of 2019! My friends and I had so much fun hosting it this year and watching you guys complete the challenges. πŸ™‚ Today we’ll be revealing the winners of SBG along with a bunch of fun pictures and feedback/SBG memories from you guys at the end! Let’s get started.

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