the new apartment is glorious, and slowly coming together...we are now officially on our way to getting it all settled and it's starting to feel more like a real home, rather than a repository for boxes! i spent a lot of last week moving furniture about, trying to put little decorative items in their place (though, admittedly, maybe not in their most permanent place, as is the way with things in a home...they are fun to move around). my studio is actually pretty much put away, which is the most wonderful thing in my world. i remember it taking ages for me to get around to doing such in our previous apartment...mostly because i was unhappy in that apartment and had recently made a move i was less than happy about. but oh, how times have changed. i couldn't WAIT to get my studio in order so i could start creating!
ah, still no camera (goodness, how i MISS it!), and still busy as a bee (working, settling)! so, hence the slowness. please forgive. i'm thinking everyone has probably disappeared. anyone even bother reading this anymore? haha!
anyway, some things i am obsessing over or that i am loving at the momento:
-high-waisted skirts and pants. i've been wearing and making such (just started putting together a high-waisted skirt in a few free moments i had yesterday)...and i have, as previously alluded to in a post a while back, been pleasantly surprised that such actually looks decent on me! it's also proof positive that i can, on occasion, give in a little to a trend. or give in a lot. :P
-riding my bike to the grocery store! oh god, it's so cool to be able to do that now. something about that just seems so right. you live so close you can ride there, and you only get what you need, rather than filling your gas-guzzler to the hilt to stock up for a longer haul (a week or more...of things you might not even have time to eat in said time period). one more reason i believe that the suburbs are missing the point! (i'm convinced i'm allergic to suburbs, btw.)
-ripple stitch patterns! i have a sick amount of random balls of yarn that need to be used up and i think this might be the answer. sort of a continuation of the aesthetic of that zig-zag scarf i made ages ago, perhaps-a-mundo.
-the superb outfits that miss sherbet tone (who posts to wardrobe_remix) dons. she's got an amazing eye for stylish discards and puts everything together with panache. she's the type of person i feel i created wardrobe_remix for, when it gets down to brass tacks.
-the cat eye. galadarling and the coveted have recently covered/paid homage to the allure and execution of such maquillage in recent days. i used to wear said look years back, and have started playing around with again of late. fun!
say, what's inspiring YOU right now? chime in if you please.