Saturday, April 30, 2011

pre-graphic design

i'm finally finished with my freshman year of pre-graphic design classes! woohooo! i loved my drawing and design classes but i won't miss being in biggin all the time. caroline says biggin was eating her friend. i don't really miss pulling all-nighters weekly, but i will miss hanging out with all my friends in the studio when we did have to stay up all night before a project was due. and i will definitely be sad when i don't see them as much next semester because most of them applied for summer graphic design. i do still have 2 exams left to study for, but i am so thankful to have a little more time on my hands to rest and hang out with friends. and now i'll just be waiting to see if I get into graphic design for the fall at the end of the summer. i know it's in the Lord's hands and i trust He will put me right where He wants me to be to glorify His name!

i'm going to post all my projects, i just need to re-take a bunch of the pictures, so here's just one for now.

Drawing 1- this was a project in class one day taking one of my professor's prints and altering them to be our own while leaving a few elements from his print in the piece. Professor Velazquez is also the printmaking teacher and is extremely talented. He co-owns a print company called Drive By Press where he hand cuts designs into wood and then custom prints on site. Hopefully I'll get to take his printmaking class one semester.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

beauty divine

Does it ever catch your eye?
Beauty divine
In an old man's tears
A little girl's smile
If it feels like a song
One that belongs to you

Stop making sense
Your weakest defense
Just quiet your mind
Let the world unwind

See we're not alone
He makes Himself known
in time, His own time

So Breathe
Life will surprise you
Just Be
It's what the world denies you
You see
The truth is all around you

We're not alone
He makes Himself known
in time, His own time

So Breathe
Life will surprise you
Just Be
It's what the world denies you
You see
The truth is all around you
Believe, Believe

Does it ever catch your eye?

-"Beauty Divine" by Brandon Heath

Thursday, April 7, 2011

that lucky person

i'd like to be that lucky person with the job of naming colors....

pineapple golden
purple basil
crustacean red
saltwater teal
avocado green

they just all sound so yummy and rich.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

KD spring formal!

dillon, THE coolest date ever. auburn KDs love samford sigma chis.

254 roomies!!!!

bird's nest=124 days away


katie. reed. rocks. i love her SO much!

jars of clay

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self [3] is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:7-18

catching up

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

i'm coming ocean!!!!!

the beach cannot get here soon enough!!!!! i want to blog some more so badly too, but not until i'm in grayton far from auburn and far from nasty school. spring break i can't wait! i can't wait to spend time with my friends and relax and read and create and lay in the warm sunshine:)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

feet like a deer

"The Sovereign Lord is my strength, He makes our feet like a deer enabling us to go on the heights." -Habakkuk 3:19

Yesterday Lexi and I took a trip to Chewacla and had the time of our lives climbing the rocks through the waterfall! I love being out in God's beautiful creation. It was such a refreshing time to spend with such a sweet friend!

faithful always

Praise the Lord that He is always faithful!! His word is living and active and I clearly experienced His blessings and promises today! I talked to Jen LeDuc today about working out at the ranch again this summer, and when we talked, she told me space was filling up and she wasn't sure if I could even do full summer now since I had previously been trying to decide on working at JH or doing an internship and since I had let her know so late. She told me she was going to continue to pray about it though and when we hung up, well, I'd be lying to you if I said I wasn't upset. I definitely was and I didn't know what to do anymore about the internship now because I was so sure the Lord wanted me to work at the ranch instead. I sat and prayed and read and prayed and just told the Lord that I knew it was all in His control and I knew His plans were going to be what was best for me. He is righteous and I wanted to do what His will for me would be for the summer. Literally, five minutes later, Jen called me back and said that someone else had just let her know that she couldn't work full summer anymore and needed to work half, she said she knew this was from the Lord and I could work full summer!!!!! Praise the Lord! He is SO faithful all the time! I am so full of joy!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Deliverer Vicky Beeching

this song was on my francie's blog today and i love it!!!! i've been listening to it on repeat all day so i thought i should share it with you!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

pure joy

–adjective, pur·er, pur·est.
1. free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind
2. clear; free from blemishes: pure skin
3. absolute
4. clean, spotless, or unsullied
5. untainted with evil; innocent
6. free of or without guilt; guiltless

1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying
2. a state of happiness or felicity

another beautiful friendship

allison thomas and i have been friends as long as i can remember and it's so fun to think back on all the times we've spent together:) she really knows me and i just love her and i'm so thankful for her friendship!!!! the other night i was so overwhelmed with one of my 2d design projects and i was just having a hard time understanding exactly why it was i had decided to major in graphic design. i was questioning if that was really what i was supposed to major in. i went up to her room and saw her for a little "break" (more of a way to procrastinate further) and was talking it out about how maybe i should really be in another major. the awesome friend she is brought me back to reality quick and reminded me that number one, i shouldn't ben thinking about changing my major at midnight the night before a big project that i'm sick of is due, and number two, she reminded me how much i really do like it and i'm doing well so far. praise the Lord for a perspective in reality. i'm definitely without a doubt going to miss living across the hall from my best friend next year, but i know we'll keep in touch and still see each other. our friendship is one of those that will always pick back up where it left off when we don't get to see each other for a while.

almost caught up

i'm almost caught up with all the things i wanted to write about. i'm going to try not to let myself go so many days without writing from now on because i just don't think i'm going to be able to say all that i wanted here's a short and simple version. this weekend was the jh staff reunion in sylacauga. there were one hundred and twenty people there and it was so. much. fun. i was so overwhelmed but so full of excitement walking in the door and seeing so many people that i knew and hadn't seen in months! i felt so refreshed all weekend catching up with everyone and just relaxing and being able to hang out since there wasn't anything planned. literally all we did was talk for hours on friday night and it was so cool to see all the different ways the Lord is working in everyone's lives. every conversion was uplifting and encouraging. it's really cool how when a relationship is built through Jesus, it can grow even when people are apart and can start right back where it was when you haven't talked to people in months. praise the Lord for such beautiful friendships!

passion tea lemonade

next time you go to starbucks get a passion tea lemonade!!!! maggie and i got them today and it's my new favorite thing!!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Will Reagan and United Pursuit Band

those sweet little blessings

there's just so much i have to blog about i don't know where to start really. last week i was sick and it was just terrible timing because of all the projects i had coming up and because i needed to get them done before i left for our jh staff reunion that weekend. the day i finally went and got more (because i just wasn't back to 100%) meds from the doctor, i got an email from my RA that said i had a delivery downstairs. yay! always exciting to hear that:) my sweet mom sent had called wrapsody in downtown auburn and had a girl there pick out some fun things for me just to add some sunshine to my gloom and it absolutely made my day!

and mrs. marybeth sent all of us sunday afternoon bible study girls a craft box so we can create! it was full of fabrics, ribbons, buttons, blank postcards, and more! what a treat to add some fun to our busy weeks! i haven't made anything just yet, but i've got some ideas! i'll be sure and post whatever i create!

the journal from my mom that says "How Great Our Joy" and the AWESOME smelling pineapple candle. and some of the fabric and ribbon from mrs. marybeth that i plan to create something fun with!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Sunshine Song by Jason Mraz

Well sometimes the sun shines on
Other people's houses and not mine.
Some days the clouds paint the sky all gray
And it takes away my summertime.
Somehow the sun keeps shining upon you,
While I struggle to get mine.
If there's a light in everybody,
Send out your ray of sunshine.

I want to walk the same roads as everybody else, Through the trees and past the gates.
Getting high on heavenly breezes,
Making new friends along the way.
I won't ask much of nobody,
I'm just here to sing along.
And make my mistakes looks gracious,
And learn some lessons from my wrongs.

Well sometimes the sun shines on
Other people's houses and not mine.
Some days the clouds paint the sky all gray
And it takes away my summertime.
Somehow the sun keeps shining upon you,
While I struggle to get mine.
A little light never hurt nobody,
Send out your ray of sunshine.

Oh, if this little light of mine
Combined with yours today,
How many watts could we luminate?
How many villages could we save?
And my umbrella's tired of the weather,
Wearing me down.

[ From: ]

Well, look at me now.

You should look as good as your outlook,
Would you mind if I took some time,
to soak up your light, your beautiful light?
You've got a paradise inside.
I get hungry for love and thirsty for life,
And much too full on the pain,
When I look to the sky to help me
And sometimes it looks like rain.

As the sun shines on other people's houses
And not mine,
And the sky paints those clouds in a way
That it takes away the summertime,
Somehow the sun keeps shining upon you,
while I kindly stand by.
If theres a light in everybody,
Send out your ray of sunshine

You're undeniably warm, you're cerulean,
You're perfect in desire.
Won't you hang around
so the sun, it can shine on me,
And the clouds they can roll away,
And the sky can become a possibility?
If there's a light in everybody,
Send out your ray of sunshine.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Open My Eyes

I don't have a clue what the Lord's plans are for me. I feel like this is really something the Lord is working on in me, because I trust Him, but I have a really hard time living in the present and not thinking about what my future holds. I always want to know what's going to happen, but the Lord has really been teaching me to rely on Him. It's hard and is taking an everyday reminder to die to myself and listen to Him for every next step. So just as some encouragement to any of you out there struggling with the same thing, He will direct you. He promises it in Proverbs 3:5-6 and also says in John 14:14 that "If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it."

"Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths."
-Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP

"And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also]."
-Luke 9:23 AMP

"Open My Eyes" (Hillsong United)

Saviour of my soul
I worship You as God alone
Greater love has made a way to You

I could not forget
The moment I in faith confessed
For my sin You died and rose again

I believe every word You say
Father God with all my heart I sing

Open my eyes
I want to see Your glory Your glory Lord
I open my heart
I want to be closer closer to You

Here I am again
I find my strength in drawing near
You have heard the desperate cry in me

And as I wait on You my God
I'll know the voice of truth
In quietness I am in awe
And as I worship You my Lord
I understand the cross
The sacrifice of God

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

eternity everyday

This past summer while I was working at JH Ranch, I met with a group of 8 girls each week to be my accountability group. During one of our times together, Anna Beth told us about how earlier that day she was making juice in the kitchen and the Lord revealed himself to her through the red juice and the water mixing together and becoming one. We as humans are stained and unclean, but Jesus reminded Anna Beth that He is pure like the water, and that because of his blood spilt on the cross for us, we can become one with Him and have a sweet relationship with Jesus forever. As a group we decided to pray that the Lord would set eternity in our hearts daily and each time we met again we told each other how Jesus had shown us eternity in our day. I haven't asked the Lord to set eternity in my heart daily in a long time, but today Jesus showed me Himself through my drawing class. This morning I was reading Jesus Calling and it talks about yielding to the Lord's creative work in you and allowing His tempo of life and letting Him set the pace. If we keep our focus and trust in Him, the way before us will open up step by step. Then in my drawing class today, we were working on gesture drawings and I have a really hard time keeping my focus on the scene in front of me. Instead I usually keep looking down at the lines I've drawn and try to make things look the way I think they ought to turn out. My teacher kept reminding me that I'd never get a good piece if I didn't let my own control loose and just focus on what was in front of me. It hit me, that's just what Jesus wants me to do; He wants us all to let loose of our own desire to control everything, or anything for that matter. He wants our focus to be solely on Him. If we trust Him and His creative work in us, each step ahead will open up and begin a beautiful picture in our lives with Him.

"He has set eternity into the hearts of men..." -Ecclesiastes 3:11

"And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit." -2 Corinthians 3:18

Friday, January 21, 2011

country love

love this. the size just doesn't do it justice need to see it REALLY big, so click on it to enlarge it. this just makes me want to move out to the country and ride horses through the meadows and apple trees everyday for the rest of my life.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

truly blessed

His plans are perfect. Throughout the beginning of my second semester of Auburn the Lord has continued revealing to me how much He has blessed me and how He has carefully planned everything out for me. He prepares the road before me each day. He knows exactly what each moment contains and prepares me for it. Each day is a new adventure with the Lord and all He calls me to do is walk in His presence and be obedient to Him. I pray that I will continue to keep Him my focus all the time. He won't relent until He has all of me. Praise the Lord for saturating us in His grace.

the world at my feet

i am in love with this photo. i don't know what plans God has in store for me, but i can only hope my future will include traveling to all sorts of places in the world. i love traveling and feeling like the world's at my feet and i love the idea of living in a new foreign place one day!! i just stumbled on Julia Lillqvist's work today, she is an amazing photographer!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

graphic design

i'm a pre-graphic design major and i am absolutely loving all the projects i get to do. drawing is definitely my favorite thing to do though even though it takes so much time to get a finished drawing to look really really good. my final drawing this semester was in color (my first ever to draw in color too), so i spent a lot of time sharpening pencils. i sharpened pencils like it was my job. i had so many fun, bright colors though, so the shavings looked so cool! i thought i'd share a picture with you.

hidden treasure

this is really late, but... I found a box one day during Christmas break that was full of my great grandmother's old crafting supplies! what a treat! i had so much fun going through this box and discovering all of her neat little things she had made. look at the cute snow owl in the corner of this picture! i couldn't believe all the cool things she had!



adj \ˈha-pē\

how all my favorites make me feel

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

words will come...

our little farm Christmas tree