About me

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. 

The other loves I carry besides writing and photography are old-time banjo, guitar-picking, gardening, video games and my boyfriend of seven years. Not necessarily in that order. I play shows around my home of Calgary, Alberta, Canada but I dream that one day I'll sing my songs elsewhere too. If you would like to hear my music, you can find it here.

 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.

If you'd like to know more about me,
ask me a question in the comment section below.
floral drawing amy 
drawing by kathyrn wilkins
 

15 comments:

  1. Anonymous10.8.13

    You are beautiful

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  2. You seem like such a wonderful person to know ♥
    Issy x

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  3. So wonderful to have found you through Documenting Delight. You ooze sunshine.

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  4. My what a lovely blog you have! And I simply adore your lovely pictures! Definitely following! -Emelie Claire

    http://happilylivingmydream.blogspot.com/

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  5. You are magical, I am so happy you popped over to my blog so that I could find YOU!

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  6. Anonymous1.9.14

    hi Amy
    I love your words and your outfits. It feels like a story book every time I visit here!

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  7. Greetings from Sydney, Australia!
    I found my way to your blog via Documenting Delight, and I look forward to going through your backlog (it looks absolutely stunning where you live!)

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  8. Wow its really a lovely blog i really like it
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  9. Just found your blog.. and I fall in love with your amazing photographs and lovely outfits! ;) May I know what lens do you use to take photos?

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    1. Hello! I use a Nikon D90 35mm. :)

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    2. Hi Amy, Thank you so much for your reply. I really appreciate it.
      Ohh, I use a Nikon D90 too, with 85mm lens, but sometimes I felt that I didn't get the sharpness like I want it to.. Your photos are gorgeous! I definitely should learn and practice more on that. The 35mm seems interesting, and I think I need it, especially for shooting indoor in a small space :)

      Love, Rania.

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  10. Oh! Let's be friends, please?! haha <3

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  11. I just found your blog and am throughly enchanted, you definitely have yourself a new follower. :)

    Ava
    http://landofquiet.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi Amy! You have such a beautiful blog. I love your perspective on things. I've followed along, can't wait to see more of your adventures documented here.
    Han
    http://brainlintblog.blogspot.com/

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  13. A few questions,
    I hope you don't mind =)

    1. What town where you born in? I know you live in Canada, but have you always lived in Canada? Your face is so unique (In a beautiful way)
    2. Do you have a favourite book you read as a teenager?
    3. What is your favourite flower to plant in your garden?
    4. How did you and your boyfriend meet?

    I'm a big fan. I hope you don't mind me asking questions.

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