Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Creative Nomad

Creative Nomad #1

Creative Nomad #3

Since starting this blog I have often asked myself why I blog. Is it to promote modesty? To become popular (that one usually comes up at times when my self esteem , as in "am I really awful and just trying to be popular?")? To make friends? The answer is that I do it for a lot of reasons, and one of the most important to me I didn't enen notice till last Friday.

I don't know how many of you know this but I used to write books. None of the were published but it was my dream as well as my goal to get them to that point. I wrote every day - even if it was just a few words. But durring my sixteenth year I realized that I have very little talent for writing fiction, and that I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I did - so I stopped writing my books. It's not as sad as it sounds - I don't miss them at all. But what I did miss was the feeling of doing something creative. Until I started this blog I was a creative nomad, with nothing to do.


Creative Nomad #4

A lot of people think I am vain for working on my blog so hard. They see me spending so much time self portraits and label it vanity without a second thought. But the truth is, a lot of times I don't want to fix up. I don't want to put on a dress and do my hair and make up and spend many minutes trying to decide which accessories look best - I do it because I think I have a responsibility as a blog owner to make sure I regularly have good content for my readers, and because I enjoy the creativity of it. I enjoy stretching my brain and trying to find mor ways to wear everything in my closet, I enjoy racking my brain for different photo shoots to do. THat creative work out every day is something I have missed lots since I stopped writing, and is a big motivation behind why I blog. It's not the only reason - but it is part of it, and it's also why I am going to try to have four outfit posts every week from now on.

So today's pictures (from last Friday) are not the best, but I created something, and I felt awesome in this outfit all night long - and that's all that matters.

Creative Nomad #5

Creative Nomad #7

(P.S. Sorry todays pictures are smaller. Something was messing up and I couldn't get them to work at the normal size. >.<)

Outfit Details:
Dress - Gap
Tights - Merona
Shoes - Xhilaration
Shirt - My little sisters
Clutch - Vintage
Earrings - Vintage
Belt - Charlotte Russe

3 comments:

  1. ooh, adorable outfit, I think it just might be one of my new faves. Love the pop of pink and you look gorg in that first picture. And I love your reasons for blogging, so, so true. I too love having a reason/a place to be creative. xx veronika

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  2. Your honesty is amazing and I appreciate your blog and YOU and think you write wonderfully too!

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  3. I like the outfit. Alot. I like black, but you make it look pretty, not all dark and creepy. I would wear it more if I could, it is more mysterious and I would go sneaking about and spying on people.
    ANyhow, moving on.
    I am so proud of you. Maybe someday I will invent a word that will say how proud. I am amazed at how much your life has changed since you gave up looking for fame and...choose to serve God. I KNOW you are going to do wonderfully with this. You already have.
    Great job, DLS and keep it up 8-D
    Love you!
    Jack

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