Saturday, June 20

wear love now

When I first started writing for my blog, I never imagined anybody would come here to visit. I thought of my blog in the same way one might think of their journal or a library book clung to their chest. This was a private place for me to talk to myself through words and photographs. I came here only to make sense of the world I was living in and to discover who I was. I didn't know it then, but my tiny orb in a milky way of blogs and internet homes has become a integral part of what keeps me fed and happy in the mornings. I love running to a field to take photographs, I love cursing the sun when it's too bright for the lens, I love looking at clothes with the eyes of an artist "How could I paint this skirt into an outfit?" "What hat should I wear?" "Today, I think I'll dress like a 1930's farmer. Tomorrow, I'll dress like a debutante." I especially love the emails, letters and friendships that have budded through this space. 

Some people will never understand what is joyful about taking photographs of yourself and sharing them with others through a blog. Sometimes, I don't understand it either, but for the most part, I do this because it makes me happy. I'm not here to riddle myself into needing an answer to why artists paint, singers sing, poets write or bloggers blog. We do it because it makes us happy. I think that is enough. Six years later and I'm still coming here to make sense of the world around me and to discover who I am. I feel vulnerable here. I feel safe here. I feel as if the life I live when the computer gets closed is a world made better by having this blog. I want to take a moment to thank you for visiting, for commenting, and for taking time out of your daylight and moonlight to connect with me. 

Another joy brought to me through this blog is the introduction to artists and women who make a living through their art. I've never known how to be good with my hands or by pulling threads through needles, but it makes me glad to be able to share others talents with you. This heart-shaped & polka dotted dress was a gift from Becca. She has her own Etsy shop appropriately titled wear love now. All of the clothing has been upcycled using repurposed materials in an eco-friendly way. She is as sweet as they come and I'm happy as a baby getting a bite of apple pie to share her creations with you. You can follow her instagram here!

 
  The Outfit
  Dress wearlovenow
Tights We love Colors
Boots gift
  
The Location
Ravine behind my house

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love all of your photos! And your writing is amazing, as usual. I don't think that blogging should need any more of an explanation then drawing, singing, or dancing ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  2. I love your outfit! I also love blogging so much, hehe :)

    Big Dreamer

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  3. The colors in all the photos are amazing!
    I'm having a makeup GIVEAWAY. Check it out on my blog if you have the chance!
    http://v-is-for-violet.blogspot.com/

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  4. Anonymous22.6.15

    I always enjoy your posts :)

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  5. I'm so happy someone said it. Blogging doesn't need an explanation anymore than why musicians make music. Style and photography make me happy and that is enough. Your boots also make me very happy. I always love colored boots!

    http://aroseisinbloom.blogspot.com/

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  6. Sweetness on you and in you, Amy! Thank you so much for bringing my dress into sweet light and stunning display. LOVE the ravine behind your home! Gorgeous setting. A joy to know you and see you here! xo

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  7. Your match is perfect, walking through the fields will be the most beautiful angel, carefree, free your logo, I like it!

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