drawing by kathyrn wilkins
I'm Amy — I was born in the winter of 1992 to a loving mother and father. I spent my babyhood learning how to talk and walk, but soon after, I found in myself a desire to write stories and sentences about feelings and what happened in a day. I didn't know by doing this people could call you a writer or a poet, I just thought it was my little way of understanding the world as I saw it. Whether I was frightened or living in a yellow ball of sunshine, I would write it down. If I didn't write, it was like lying to your loved one about where you ate your supper, it made me feel miserable to be without the pen and paper.
I started my blog in November of 2008 but the posts remained private and hidden for years. I never imagined sharing my words with strangers, it was just something that happened. I also never imagined that my blog would begin and evolve into a "fashion blog" but that happened too. If people ask what compelled me to start posting self-portraits and styled outfit shots, I would say it might have something to do with my inability to draw or paint. Fashion to me is my version of a paint brush. I wear these outfits not because I have an intense and irrational love for my self image, but because I have an intense and irrational love for the art of color and story-telling. These outfits tell a story in ways my words do not. I keep posting here because it makes me happy and in a world where instant gratification drives many, it sure feels nice to take my time when I write here.
What you'll see before you in these posts is a snippet into my curious mind. You'll notice my love for nature and my endless thirst for finding beauty in the everyday. I get sad often. I get happy often. I ricochet between confused, curious, satisfied, and mad daily. I am in no way ordinary, I cannot pretend to be, but what I am is a human being who believes there are people out there who feel the same way as I do.
Our lives are made better when we express ourselves through art. My blog is a teeny crab shell in the sea of blogs, but I keep coming here, and I'll continue to do so until I move along to the next adventure.
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