She ran with wilted roses
Heart-wrenchingly clutched in her hand
As each petal freed itself
It shrieked before it would land
And what was this before her?
but….a backtracking map!
Leading to worlds once explored,
Long before she knew what she had.
Hey everybody! so, I’ve had an instagram for awhile, but in the social media world I was mainly involved with my blog, but I’ve decided to dust the spiderwebs off of my instagram account and start updating my art there as well! Please follow me at thissideofthesea (of course, lol). I would be so happy if you would!
If you have seen my Photography I assume you have noticed I am quite fond of the outdoors. However, despite the time i spend outside, I am naturally very fair skinned, being the Victorian Girl that I am 😉 (I should start carrying a parasol around with me). Usually upon doing any activity that requires extensive time outside I will wear sunscreen, however I cannot stand the smell of sunscreen, nor do I like the feel of it on my body. So yesterday I went out for a bit to relax before studying for my finals, and in the midst of enjoying the sunshine, I somehow fell asleep in the grass, on my tummy. The following day upon walking past my mirror in my birthday suit, I noticed that somehow I was wearing burlesque stockings that I did not put on. After taking a double take and touching the tights, I in fact realized that the burlesque tights were my tanned, and sun burnt skin. Of all my unusual sunburns I believe this was the most creative. (btw, I was wearing shorts when I got the tan). Now for my next artistic venture I will cut out little bows on adhesive paper, place them right along my tan line, and lay out in the sun once again. If anyone asks, they will be told that the entire endeavor was planned…
Great News! My College Choir will be performing Brahm’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall in New York this May! I’m so excited, I cannot even express how wonderful this opportunity is! During our time there, we will also see Wicked on Broadway (yet another dream come true!) This is proof that God truly listens to our prayers, and gives us our hearts desires. This has been such a constant encouragement for me, even through the roughest of times. Big and wonderful things are happening in my life at the opportune time, just as He has planned! And I know He will continue with these plans in my life. This trip and performance wont be the last big thing I do in my life, but the starter of many big and wonderful things that will happen with God’s help 🙂
So furthermore I would like to apologize for not updating TSOTS lately, but as you can see I have been quite busy lately. I have been especially busy rehearsing Brahm’s Requiem, which is 95 pages and 7 movements of German sheet music. Its definitely a challenge, but a life changing one that I am willing to take on!
We will receive a bit of free time for ourselves to visit restaurants and shops, so I’ve been doing a bit of research online, looking for shops in Manhattan that sell Victorian attire and goods (Because I’m a Victorian Girl at Heart! ❤ ) I know there is bound to be some (or maybe not and I’m just silly 😛 ) But there must be something for everyone in New York! Right?
So if anyone out there knows of a Victorian – type shop located in Manhattan, please drop me a note in the comments!
p.s. I promise to update my art soon!
Great news! I’m back at my artwork again and working on a new piece! This one will be on canvas with acrylics. I’m going for a very dominant textured look on this one, so we’ll see how it comes out! 🙂