Sunday, February 12, 2012

Winter Wonderland

Hello my lovely readers,

I hope that February has caught you all happily preparing for Valentines day (whether that means you are spending the day with your loved one or if you are planning on mocking the cute couples with your other single friends)! As some of you may know, it is my birthday on the 13th!! So, since I am always a fan of giving gifts more than receiving them, here is a lovely blogpost featuring the pictures from the cold and misty mornings that occurred within the past few weeks. :D

Grow. Live. Explore.

Even when a blanket of snow covers the world and a bitter wind steals warmth from your bones, there is magic within this world for those who seek it.

<3 AK

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Winter Quiet

Hello my lovely readers,

I know that I have been absent of late, and I apologize. I had some personal complications that I needed to work out. It is February, the short month in which the winter often takes its most disheartening plunge into the sub-zero temperatures and everyone huddles under layers of sweaters and blankets trying to remember the warmth of a fleeting summer. However, in my home town, we have been lucky with a rather mild winter. I pray that the rest of you have enjoyed such luck as well.

As some of you are aware, I recently added a few new additions to my family. For Christmas someone very dear to me gave me Vulcan, and Instax 210, and then, in January I found Yoshi, my Yashica FX-2 and it was love at first sight. I have been learning her quirks (and she has a few) and expanding my knowledge of film these past few weeks. Below I have posted some of the fruits of my labor (all of which were shot on expired 35mm film).

I made no New Year's resolution this year. For me, the new year did bring the start of a new chapter in my life, but it also was witness to a painful end of something wonderful. So I chose not to add pressure of a resolution to my 2012 year, and am instead focusing on learning more about myself, about my art, and about life itself. Perhaps that is a sort of unstated resolution, but I chose not to call it such. I hope that 2012 has been kind to all of you, and for those of you who have experienced its more harsh side, know that my heart goes out to you. I truly appreciate every single one of you lovely readers, and I can not thank you enough for the kindness that you have shown me.

 On a quiet, misty morn, when all the frost was tinted with magic and wonder, I walked through the silent world, not quite a part of the mystery, yet still incorporated into its magic.

 May you find joy and peace this year, my dear readers :)


P.S. I have another post devoted entirely to the lovely misty frost I witnessed the other day in the works :D