Sunday, November 28, 2010

{shooting from the hip}

A walk in the bush with a cheeky smile.

Shoot From The Hip

Image via We Heart It.

Look at life on a different level. Lose the constraints of compositional 'rules'.
Ignore your viewfinder, cover the LCD. Don't even look.

Hold your camera hip height and snap.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday Favourites - C (Im late!)

Yes you read it right! I am late with my Friday Faves, I've just re-moved back into my house and Im currently undergoing the mammoth task of making this halfway house of doom, into a quirky nooky home. I've been scouring blogs, and design sites, getting ideas for cheap make overs, handmade decoration Im daydreaming about how to make my kitchen..mine.

all images are from WeHeartIt
and maybe ill sit and link what mine looks like after I've finished it!
enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lola's Bucket List

In no particular order these are the things i want to do, see and experiance
before I kick the bucket.
STOP! and watch my kids grow

more tattoos, a craft sleeve on my left arm with measuring tape, scissors, pincushion, yarn, needles, pins, threads, fabric, knitting delightfully woven together in vibrant colours and a picture of my dad’s Jaguar on the back of my right hip.

ANZAC Day at ANZAC Cove Gallipoli – 2015, the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. To pay my respects to the diggers who fell fighting for the freedom that we take for granted today

buy a beat up kombi van – put my Malibu on the roof and roam around Australia like a hippy with my beautiful hubby. (the purpose of this journey is to learn how to use said surfboard that husbeast bought me as a gift 6 years ago).

write a novel

sing, in a punk rock band, in front of people ala Corin Tucker, Kathleen Hanna and Donita Sparks

the Eiffel Tower... i wanna see it , just once, i wanna stand under it with my camera, 1 hour, that is all I ask for.

grow back my dreadlocks, I really loved them... wish I could find a photo ....

set small goals that i can achieve, and remember to not let myself be lost in the sense of failure if things don;t go to plan, learn to embrace the philosophy “ everything happens for a reason”

First 3 Images by Lola

all other images from We Heart It

{my bucket list}

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Top 10 a Bucket List.

The thought of a bucket list, is a little morbid, but when I sat for a few mintures there were so many things I wanted to do! some small..some more bigger dreamier kind of things..but all things that I hold in my heart.

1. Marry the Man I love.

2. Become an Art Teacher and Sucessful Artist.
3. Own a quirkly little second hand bookstore...where reading the books is more important then the price of them.
4. To own a little cottage, where every room feels like home.
5. to travel again...I did so little of it, then had one day I'd like to be able to travel again..back to paris, Italy, New york...Japan.
6. To have the craft room of my dreams...and not the craftroom of being a major issue...and to learn to sew.

7. To learn Spanish Fluently...and not just the dirty lustful hot words *smiles*

8. To become a published one day have a novel in a bookstore that people actually enjoy.
9. To watch my kids, live happy healthy watch them grow up into amazing individuals.
Doing something they truly love and adore.

10. To still be totally head over heels breathlessly in love at 80.

Just 10 things Id like to do or see before I die...but 10 very close my heart things.
enjoy the lists from the other girls from Kiss My Serendipity

(all images were found via WeHeartIt)

enjoy your Tuesday.
- Courtney

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bucket Lists

What's a Bucket List?

It's simple.
It's a list of things you want to do, see or experience
before you "kick the bucket".

Some people's Bucket List's include
grand plans to circumnavigate the globe in a sailing boat
some people just want to own a cat.

It is not about it being achievable
It's about what you want,
your desires,
your hopes,
your dreams.

Fill Your Bucket
otherwise there is no point in carrying it.

Image from We Heart It

Sunday, November 21, 2010

~ Crafty Sunday ~

I love having a handy hubby.
With my teacup lovin' heart and his power tool skillz
we spent this afternoon
creating this beautiful lamp
for my craft room.

Friday, November 19, 2010

~Squooshy Book Love~

Happy 6th Anniversary
to the sweetest man in the world
I love you more today that yesterday.
xxxxxxx Lola

Lola's Favorite Quote Friday

Image from We Heart It

{favourite things friday}

I love that my fridge is always covered in little windows into my children's imaginations.

Favourite Things Friday - From C

( above Image found via WeHeartIt)
Its Friday again! and its time for my favourite thing for the day....and its simple today, getting lost in a daydream while my fingers do all the work...


enjoy simple things for the afternoon, life is too complicated as it is.
- Courtney

I wanted to make it special...a little left of centre..a little hopless romantic...and very bright here is my heart in a squash book.

I hope he loves much as I loved making it for him.
- C


Monday, November 15, 2010

Squash Books

This week at KMS we have been inspired by THIS gorgeous blog to create mini squash albums.

Secrets, memories, letters, drawings... What's in yours?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

~Lola's in Love~

just squeezing another couple of pages in before the week ends !
i hope you all enjoyed your week of love
sugar, bubbles and kisses
Lola x

Rose Petal Lover.

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
my heart) I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

Icarry your heart (I carry it in my heart)
E. E Cummings

she wears her heart pinned to her sleeve like delicate lace brooch.
the hopeless romantic in her, lets her heart beat fast and slow to the sound of his voice,
there are footprints up her arm, over her shoulder, down her collarbone, stopping abruptly at her heart
'it's where I keep him' she whispers quietly, with rose pink cheeks.
it's where I keep the special things...the things I love.

- C

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lola's Favorite Things

Today I Love....
new pastel pencil
new pastel chalk
new braclet from my mumma
my favorite pearl earrings
Happy Friday - L x

{favourite things friday}

A blanket in the sun, books full of adventures, a buddy to share them with.

Favourite Things Friday - From C

Getting my fingers messy while I create things for friends, for lovers and for myself.
Sinking into a muse stained world, where paper is queen, and paint is it's loyal servants.
Ink me pretty and I shall take you on an adventure....
enjoy the brilliance of friday
- Courtney