Friday, March 25, 2011

disney day!

Hello friends! Let's talk about Disney Day. Here are some of my favorite Disney images that I've found on Tumblr.

Disclaimer: I find most of my images from tumblr. If they are not credited, it is only because I did NOT FIND a credible source on Tumblr. If it is wrongly credited or not credited, I am sorry! PLEASE let me know if you know the correct source for an image I post EVER: I only want to credit the people whose hard work I admire!

Beautiful, beautiful video of Claire Keane painting a Tangled mural at Disney. Claire Keane is an artist at Disney, and she is the daughter of the famous Disney artist Glen Keane.

Speaking of, here is a beautiful piece of Rapunzel concept art by Claire herself.

Yui Tohma from Deviantart.

Disney for Art, Princess and the Frog decorated bass. So beautiful.

I hope you enjoyed Disney Day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I'm sorry for my unannounced absence! I went on Spring Break with some friends, and we went to the beautiful San Diego, California where we rented a beach house and spent some time on the beach. We also went to an aquarium, where they had an exhibit on seahorses and I fell in love with those weird and cute animals! I did a lot of reading and crocheting, which was so nice and relaxing. It was a lot of fun. It was a bit cold and windy on the beach, but I still managed to get sunburned!

My roommate taught me and our other roommate how to crochet amigurumi and we all made some owls! Mine is the rather chubby pink and yellow one... I love it! Next, I want to make a Totoro and a toy from Yo Gabba Gabba for my dear friend Chrissy's daughter Charlie.

Well, now that I'm back in the swing of things, I'll be posting more frequently. Thanks for reading!

thank you

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

words on wednesday

Here some inspiring and beautiful printed words I wanted to share! Here's some words with some positive themes.

If you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. This beautiful quote from Conan O'Brien's last night hosting the Tonight Show. I love Conan O'Brien so much- he's honestly one of my favorite people on the planet. I watched his last episode with sadness, and this quote jumped out at me and touched me. I love this quote. It's wonderful. Love this etsy print, also.

Another wonderful quote about being positive, even with your own little spin! Even Eeyore, with his perpetual rain cloud, finds a way to look on the bright side. I found this first pinned byEva on Pintrest, but I don't know where she got it!

Not sure who the original artist is, but I'd love to know! This post reminds me of one of my favorite blogs, Delightfully Tacky, and her wonderful adventure to happiness with her Winnebago Brave. I love this idea. I love that happiness is not something achieved with a certain amount of success or a goal you reach. Originally posted by Portal Craft on Pintrest.

Remember to keep your chin up! Life can be good if you let it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

tip on the tightrope

I'm obsessed with Janelle Monae this week. I love her album the ArchAndroid. I love concept albums because they're basically albums that tell a story- a little like a musical! And you know I love stories. Plus she's just so darn cool! I can't embed this video, but I highly recommend you check it out- Tightrope!

I have a million things going on this week but I'm trying to blog more so I hope it works out so I can!

My outfit today. Forgive the messy room. Tights + kneesocks + dress from Target, poodle sweater from Forever 21. It'll probably be way too warm out for this outfit but I was determined to wear it so oh well!

Messy hair + handmade bow

Me and my crocheting once more! I'd like to find a pattern for a crocheted bow... I think that'd be a nice next step for me! I'm getting a little tired of making scarves. I have a lot that I never wear!

Thanks for checking in!

Monday, March 7, 2011

now now lady don't give up

This post is more of a reminder to myself: I can do it if I just set my mind to it!


For years, I've tried to crochet. I've been knitting since high school, no problem, and I love it. There was just something about crocheting. I had multiple friends try to teach me and I just gave up after muddled and tangled chains. My mind just couldn't wrap around the way the hook worked. I didn't understand it, and I got frustrated.


This weekend, I had my roommate Casie show me once more, and then she left for the weekend. I had the weekend alone to work on homework. I ended up crocheting for the whole weekend! I didn't do ANY homework. I just watched Veronica Mars and crocheted straight through the weekend.

I was amazed. I'm not a great crocheter by any means, but I DID IT. I'm working on a scarf- I know, as spring is starting.

But I've learned. I still have to learn to crochet in the round and the different stitches, but the important thing is I didn't just give up! I set my mind to it and powered through. Yay!


Friday, March 4, 2011

positivity + disney day


I chose the name of this blog because 1) it was from Peter Pan, and 2) it had the word "positive". I was a very sad girl in high school, and only in recent years did I make a conscious decision to be more positive and optimistic. Positivity and optimism isn't always easy. It's sometimes a battle to overcome sadness and general gloominess, especially for someone who has battled depression for my whole life. But I'm growing all the time, and I'm learning to dodge sad thoughts and duck behind optimism.

I decided a long time ago that just because I'll grow older does not mean I'll ever grow up, or just because I'll grow up does not mean I'll grow old. On my walk to school, there is graffiti on the sidewalk that says "Be Positive" and reminds me. Sometimes it's a struggle to be happy, but it's worth it.


I feel like by saying I like Disney movies, people might assume I think life is simple, that romance is fated, that defeating a bad guy solves your problems. But I don't think that at all. Even Disney princesses fought for their happiness, albeit without swords (except Mulan!)

Anyway, let's do a brief little disney day!



How perfect is this gif for a post about positivity?