I’ve been to inspired by other photographers/bloggers and their willingness and fearlessness to take street photography many places that they go.  I decided to take that inspiration and start trying my hand at that genre as well.  So here are a collection of images from Buckham Alley Fest which is an annual event held in Downtown Flint, MI.  It has art vendors, food, drink, and multiple bands playing on both sides of what locals affectionately dub “the alley” and is free to everyone who wants to come enjoy it.  I had a wonderful time, saw old friends and new, and tried my best to capture some nice moments.  So here they are and I hope you enjoy!
Read More
So in love with this shawl I recently picked up while thrifting.  I got it at a steal for 4 bucks too!  I plan to layer this with as much as humanely possible, so I apologize in advance if outfit posts become repetitive haha Shawl & Coolots from Goodwill Sandals from TJ Maxx Globe Necklace from (somewhere in Canada)
Read More
Hello dear readers! I’ve been eying up some of those really cute patterned camera straps lately, but sadly don’t have a bunch of extra money to order one.  So I thought what better way to get a new strap (for free) than by doing a diy project?  Here’s how I made it. For this DIY you need: A previous camera strap (the brand one that comes with your camera will work wonderfully) Thick ribbon in a pattern of your choosing A sewing machine/needle & thread to hand stitch/or reallllllly strong fabric glue    1) First cut your ribbon of choice to the length of the camera strap. 2) Next fold the ends under to hide any rough edges. 3) Place the right sides together.  Now adhere one side of the ribbon (whether by sewing or realllllly strong fabric glue.) 4) Iron the seam open (as best you can.)  5) Place old strap in the middle of that seam.  Then pin down the ribbon around the strap.  6) Adhere the other side & fix the edges if need be. (I had to pull mine out a bit more and I sewed them down to stay secure.) 7) Enjoy your strap! This […]
Read More
Here’s the final month of the challenge!    
Read More
The Girl with Glass Feet written by Ali Shaw Synopsis: Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St. Hauda’s Land. Magical winged creatures flit around the icy bogland, albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods, and Ida Maclaird is slowly turning into glass. Ida is an outsider in these parts who has only visited the islands once before. Yet during that one fateful visit the glass transformation began to take hold, and now she has returned in search of a cure. 1) Plot– Was it consistent? Did it shift in many places? Were the twists predictable? 2) Characters– Were they memorable? Were they relatable/realistic? 3) Dialogue– Did anything seem jumbled? Was it worthwhile? 4) Setting– Were locations boring vs exciting? Did they matter? 5) Details– Were there too many/not enough? Did they add to the story? 6) POV– 1st-3rd person-3rd person omniscient? Did it aid or hinder the rest? 7) Overall -Worth reading again? Addictive? Rating. Following these tenants, here’s my review… 1) Though the main plot was clear, there were many moments when it was interrupted by flashbacks of various characters.  Near the 1/3rd mark, these were a bit repetitive and unnecessary and indeed […]
Read More
Not Another Happy Ending directed by John McKay starring: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Ian Cusick, Gary Lewis. Amy Manson, Kate Dickie, Freya Mavor This film mainly caught my eye because the protagonist is portrayed by Karen Gillan (Amy Pond from Doctor Who) and the story seemed to be a fun take on a writer-publisher relationship.  On Netflix, this 1 hour and 20 something minute film was a real treat to view.   Overall Plot Jane is an aspiring writer who after being rejected countless times has finally been accepted by the small publishing house that Tom owns.  The two hit it off to revise her novel, and after months of edits, she finds out that he published the book under a completely different title.  This is where the real trouble begins.  In saying that, the movie completely switched focus from that point on.  It was different in that the two fell in love in the beginning, were separated, then reunited at the end.  This story also featured an alter protagonist, Darcie, the spunky and brutally honest figment of Jane’s imagination and heroine of her second novel.  The plot followed the classic story arc in that it […]
Read More
Hello dear readers, Due to having a great deal of free time recently, I have been able to read and watch movies I had only dreamed of before.  In light of these new activities, I thought I’d begin writing about my views on these sources of entertainment in the near future.  Though I did do book reviews years ago on youtube, I think writing about them may be a bit more helpful and concise as everything will be laid out on the page.  For both movies & books, I won’t be reviewing big blockbusters or really popular things just because there are many others out there that will do it.  Instead, I will hone in on under-the-radar novels and films that may be worthwhile to look into.  And with that summary revealed, let’s get started!
Read More
Here’s what February looked like!          
Read More
Hello dear readers! With this new year upon us, I’m glad to be starting it off by traveling.  Every year in the midwest (and other regions I assume) there is a weeklong Theatre Festival featuring workshops, plays, and teachings from people all over.  I have the fortune to travel with my department across the land to the grand state of WI.  I have been there once before, but that when I was very young and didn’t have the appreciation for travel as I do now.  So with (semi) fresh eyes, let’s see the sights of Milwaukee! (editing whilst on the train) (Beard! o.O) (Pinterest inspired nails teehee.) (Audition look.) (An awesome special effect workshop I went to.)   The STUNNING Pabst Theater   Grand Avenue Mall The AWESOME Safehouse “Spy Bar” (You got to keep the glass!) (At least 8 of my friends shared this massive thing!)     (Union Station)
Read More
Growing up I was never fond of the color grey, or black, or any sort of monochromatic neutrals like them.  For me, the brighter the colors the better.  I went through a few style changes, I can remember in middle school I was all for bright colors and matching.  I went through a ‘punk/alternative’ phase in high school, (I’d still wear those fluorescent colors in the form of skinny jeans along with band tees, sneakers, and the like.) Then I settled into my thrifted/vintage style a bit later on.  In college, my style was still quite eclectic, one day I’d wear something girly and frilly, the next I’d rock a leather jacket and all black, then the next I’d be wearing a vest with a collared shirt.  In truth, my style changes depending on my mood, the season, the occasion, and what color/print/item I really want to wear.  I usually chose that item and plan outfits around it, thus the varying genres of styles continue. Over the past couple years I’ve noticed a shift in my style though.  I am no longer drawn to bright fantastic colors and patterns like I once was.  I have actually fallen in love with […]
Read More
Here’s a compilation of food/drinks from November’s challenge.
Read More