Wednesday, January 6, 2010

best things of 2009 part 1

Happy New Year everyone! Well, It's taken me a while but I should be back for good now. This new year is very exciting for me because so many good things are going to happen, but I still want to look back and be thankful for all of the positive highlights of the last year. So here they are!
Good Thing #1 finding Vintage and Antique things at low prices, the little clock and this embroidered picture, thing, are my most recent purchases.

Good Thing #2: decorating my room! Here's my tree, (there will be more on it soon) and I love it so much. I feel so blessed to have gotten to do so much to my room this year, it feels amazing to finally get to make it look how I want it too. (this picture is from this summer when there was actually LIGHT, all my photos look so grainy this time of year)Good Thing #3: My art class. I learned so much, had a fun teacher, and got an A! These are all little drawings from my sketchbook, twice we went to the museum and spent two and a half hours drawing animals, I think that was one of my favorite things we did. Above is a seal.

Left: Emperor Goose, Right: Muskox

Left: Grizzly Bear, Right: Auklet

another little drawing.

Good Thing #4: Altering and fixing up clothes. The dress is what I changed this time, all I did was shorten it, but that's all it needed to become my new favorite dress!

Good Thing #5: One of my goals I made at the beginning of last year was to get better at Photography. Anyway, I think I did. I'm sure the main reason for this was my wonderful camera, but I can still see a difference.

Good Thing #6: Getting to discover some wonderful small lives right in town was amazing this summer, and I realize now that I never shared these with you! These baby birds grew up in our own yard.

This little guy I found while reading outside of the library, I was just doing my own little thing when I heard a noise in a bush near by and saw a bit of movement. So I went over to investigate and it was several mice! I just am still in a state of wonderment over the fact that I actually took this picture.
Good Thing #7: Dance has been full of ups and downs this year, but it's still been one of the best things that's happened to me. This is also a full view of the mazurka costume if you're wondering. Oh, the hours we put into all of those. :)
Good Thing #8:
Finding beauty in my surroundings has become so important to be this year, and it's made me fall in love with Alaska over and over again. The light and the sky, the snow, the rain, the clouds, the woods, even the people here are beautiful in the way that people should be.
Good Thing #9: YOU!!! you all have been so amazing to me this year, it started out without having any followers at all and now I have forty! Thank you all so so so so much, you have no idea how much it has helped to know that there are wonderful people like all of you somewhere in the world, your sweet comments have truly brought the sun out on many dark days. I love you all very much.
So, I had planned to go through my favorite books and movies I read or saw for the first time this year as well, but I've decided to save that for another post because this ended up pretty long, also this way I'll be able to do little reviews of them. I'll be back soon!


Sarah In Wonderland said...

The embroidered picture is so beautiful :) And Clara, your room is my dream room, especially from some of the pictures you've posted before. One shot you took ages ago looked so beautiful that I vowed to have a room like that one day! :P Alaska seems so beautiful and inspiring, I just have to come and see it one day.

Just out of interest, have you been getting snow? I am sure you must have, living where you do? England is practically snowed in!

much love,


Katherine said...

I think it would be a good idea to change books. Every time I think of Bookish I feel so guilty! I'll look for The Historian at my school library & local library tomorrow, okay? If they don't have it I suppose I'll buy it, as my aunt wants to get me a book for my birthday.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, your blog is astonishingly beautiful! What a lovely thing to stumble across on a dark winter evening. x

Anonymous said...

oh, these are all good thing indeed.

Photography has been such a eye-opener for me in discovering the beauty in my surrondings. I see details now, beautiful details everywhere thinking "I should get a picture of that".

Have a magical 2010!

Faux Naif said...

these are great! your room is so beautiful (really. i can't get over that tree! and that little floral embroidery thing made my heart melt! and your drawings are lovely too. sounds like 2009 was a year for the books. may 2010 be even more so!

Theatre Du Boheme said...

Great stuff! The tree is incredible. You must tell us how you made it. :)

sara said...

oh this is so lovely clara:)i'm glad you had such an amazing year-for you are an amazing girl.everything about you is magical, and i hope 2010 is even more magical than last:)

anji-jane said...

loved this post. have a wonderful 2010! x

Renee said...

Sweet Clara what a beautiful post.

I love the tree in your bedroom.

Love Renee xoxo

Katherine said...

By the way I posted on Bookish! :)

Anonymous said...

you are a creative inspiring soul.

magnoliaamber said...

I have just discovered so much beauty from your point of view!

I am most fascinated by your room decoration, it is splendid!

I would not be able to do it myself because I think it is a bit expensive..

And looking at your sketch and your dancing costume, you must be very happy last year.

Hope you would find more happiness this year!

Louisa said...

i love how u decorated your room......especially the tree in the corner=) i also love your style and your drfawings....God bless.......