Tag: doodles

All Good Things

Blogging, what an adventure, you have been! I can honestly say these last 14 months have constituted the longest period in my life of sticking with a daily task. While self-congratulatory, I do feel I’ve this small accolade to myself because I’ve always been one to struggle with follow through. So many grand ideas, or grandly entertainingly ideas, that stay in the embryonic stage, you know?

The Late Break has been a true outlet, a medium for me to share my thoughts, commentary, photos, and general reaction to life as a 21st century girl. For those who have been readers along the way–thank you! Sincerely.

I suppose by now it may be evident from this slightly sentimental tone that some news or change is about to be announced. Indeed it is! I’ve shared my new venture idea already–taking my typography to the next level–and the time has come for me to pause in my daily Late Break activities in order to concentrate more fully on this next chapter.

Today is my last Late Break posting. Right now, I’m fairly certain I will be launching a new site soon with an online shop, and it’s own blog. Perhaps I should simply consider this a shift and renaming of what will remain a good time online, right?

Thanks, Late Break, for a place to post 443 consecutive musings! I hope to continue blogging and promoting fun stuff in the future. While this transition doesn’t exactly entail a “revolution” in the fullest sense, in many ways it does for me. Reimagining, editing, and relaunching is my next project–I hope you’ll keep me in mind! While good things do come to an end, there’s something inevitably awesome about new beginnings.

IMG_4556

 

***

*When the new site is launched, info will be shared here as the final post. Thanks!

 

 

Wood Work

After our trip to CA, what’s better than going to work meetings all day? Almost nothing, am I right?

In all actuality, the meetings were quite tolerable. I was able to get some paperwork done (after putting it off and off and off for too many days). And best of all, I was able to DOODLE. Doodling is the past time that best tricks my brain into thinking I have nothing else to worry about or bother over. It’s a suspended, temporary kind of tranquility that may be illusionary, but is the most relaxing way to spend 20 minutes I can think of.

Today, nature was the inspiration to this natural inclination to put black pen to white paper:

woodwork

 

*Materials: new favorite pen, Paper Mate’s Ink Flair, in black; trusty moleskin; inky hand

 

hey

The Weekender: Hey there!

It’s the weekend again! Is it becoming clear that we are weekend people? We really are. This morning when I woke it, I said “Hey!” to the sun to get things going… A weekend doodle was in order to commemorate the moment. After this, we took off to enjoy ourselves some early spring weather downtown, with bright colors more in…

IMG_0054

“If this isn’t nice…”

We’ve talked about grim grumbles these last few gray days, so today I unearthed a quote from author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. that, in my opinion, puts life into perspective nicely. Vonnegut is one of my favorite sages to turn to when advice is needed, and this particular snippet comes from a university graduation address that I sincerely would have liked to…

IMG_0031

Snookie & Dookie and the Cotton Ball Head

January of 2015 passed pretty smoothly, but then wouldn’t you know it, cold season struck with a vengeance and poor Snookie caught the bug. “Dookie, dookie? Where are you???” “Snookie? What’s the matter, I’m like right here.” “Right where?” Snookie’s hands were outstretched like a cast member of the Walking Dead. Dookie took it as an opportunity to give him…

On a day like today:

shine

It was another delightfully sunny day here, a rare and ecstatically appreciated gift in January. Seattle is notorious for these glorious glimpses which remind us this is a preternaturally beautiful place and that we adore it here…until the next rain cloud again covers the sun and the colors. Then suddenly I’m quite comfortable lazing in bed for indeterminate hours (Netflix, anyone? If not, that’s ok, I can marathon better alone).  But then the rays peak through, you can be sure I’m up and joining the congregation in counting them blessings in a praise style worthy of the church pews. Only we’re outside, and loving it.

shadow

***

Midweek Mantra: Más y Mejor

What do I wish for your midweek, as well as for mine?

¡Más y Mejor!

This translates as, “More & Better!” which I think we can agree, is always desirable, no?

So, not excluding full on hedonism or slight indulgence, depending on your position in the spectrum of wildness, today’s doodle is for you:

mas1

Salud.

***