In planning out my blog posts, I scheduled today to be geometric/colorful things. I decided to use colored pencils as a photo subject, and I think these turned out pretty well!

Anyway, these are a few of the pictures I took. I hope you like them!


And, this isn’t a colorful pic or anything, but when I was snapping random pictures of my lap while I was copying Hebrews, I thought it looked kinda nice. 🙂


DIY Composition Books

I run through notebooks like crazy. I use them for stories, diaries, planning, poetry, even drawing occasionally! Oh, and did I mention I like them all to be pretty? Yeah, plain composition books and notebooks don’t cut it. :/ They work in a pinch, but I like something all girly and cute. 🙂

Well, all those notebooks can be kind of expensive, so I decided to try my hand at a DIY project. I saw these, and decided to give my own twist to it using materials I had hanging around.

I started off with one of these:


Very functional, but also very boring. So, I fixed that!

These are the brush and paint I used. I think we got the paint at Jo-Ann’s yeeears ago, and the brush was from a friend of my grandmother.

Since I was using a color that contrasted the binding, I taped that up.




On the first notebook I painted, I did three coats of paint, and the next few I used two, since I got a better hang of spreading it on. Above is right after the first coat, and you can see how handy that tape was!

The second coat:


I didn’t give it much time to dry; basically one side would dry while I was painting the other side. 🙂


After I removed the tape! (I was a little impatient and didn’t even give the paint a chance to fully dry!)

I used a Sharpie to draw a design on after it dried overnight. It turned out pretty well, I think!


The paint I used kind of gave it an interesting texture, but it just adds to the character of the book, and I really like it!

I redid four books total. The top two are my favorites! (Fun fact: I’m using the “Dream” one to schedule out my blogging!)



So, there you have it! DIY composition books for SUPER cheap! (Especially when you just get the materials from your mom who doesn’t want them anymore. It’s a win for everyone!)

Go ahead and try it yourself! I promise it’s super fun and super easy!

P.S. Two quick notes: If you do this, it is a REALLY good idea to cover your work surface, and two, sorry for the bad quality pics! My camera is a little point and shoot thing that doesn’t always have the best quality, especially inside. 😦

Writers’ Woes

I have a problem. I like to write.

Sounds like a real problem, right? Well, let me explain myself.

I fill up pages and pages in notebooks, writing anything that comes to mind. I look at it, and I think, “Hey, this isn’t too bad.” (Not trying to be conceited!)

But that isn’t my problem.


My problem is that I sit down at the computer to blog, and I draw a total blank. I can’t think of a single thing to type. I stare at the screen, and I wonder what happened to everything in my head that was waiting to be poured out to everyone out there in internet land.

Then, I end up just putting up a sentence or two with some pictures or a video. While there’s nothing wrong with that (and this is a photography blog too), I want to write more.

I don’t know what to write though, so today, I wrote this, which isn’t much, but it’s just all you’ll get for today.

P.S. Hopefully I can think of more stuff to write after this, but if not, well, I’m sure there will occasionally be a few bursts of inspiration every now and then. 🙂