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The Sea Garden

โ€œBlonde hair and blue eyes,” she repeated. “The lavender fairy.”
“Now, hang on a minute!”
“Just like the lavender fairy has. There’s an old story about the beautiful fairy called Lavandula who was born in the wild lavender of the Lure mountain. She grew up and began to wander further from the mountain, looking for somewhere special to make her home. One day she came across the stony, uncultivated landscapes of Haute Provence, and the pitiful sight made her so sad she cried hot tears- hot mauve tears that fell into the ground and stained it. And that is where, ever afterwards, the lavender of her birthplace began to grow.โ€
– Deborah Lawrenson, The Sea Garden.

Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours?

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Off to New Heights

About 2 weeks ago we had a pretty epic drive towards Mount Rainier. We didn’t hit it, but we got so close we couldn’t even see it anymore. It was a good winding drive from our home in Lacey, back roads meant for race cars and going fast .. as long as there’s not a motorcyclist in your way going half the actual speed limit and doesn’t know how to bike. Yes, we came across this as we turned around from the actual mountain to head to the lookout not far back towards home to take these shots. He was quite possibly the worst bike rider I’ve ever been behind, however, at least he was careful with the twisting turning roads.

Anyway, you can see a bit of history with the first photo and amount Rainier. Definitely excited to call this place home once we actually get more settled, he has a job, and we can do way more that we want to. I’d like to buy a house within the next two years. By then we’ll be married and his credit score will be on its way up up up and for he better. Mines pretty decent right now, and I’m pretty excited for it. I hope it can stay that way and keep going up.

The second photo is of the Hasselblad camera I actually grew quite fond of quickly. Seems though it was dirty and needs some cleaning in which we tried to do ourselves, but turns out the person before us had it taken apart and never put it back together correctly and we need to send it out for cleaning, fixing and new screws. There’s others like it that he has I can use, but this was my favorite.

Enjoy the photos and gaze upon the beauty that is Rainier. I can’t wait for summer to go into the park! ๐Ÿ—ปโค๏ธ๐ŸŒท

xoxox

Koral Dawn

Cโ€™mon Baby Light My Fire

I’ve been a little off the game lately with the move and haven’t been creating as much art as i should be. Here are a few Spark posts I’ve done since December/Christmas time. I was recently granted a Spark VIP pass to have access to Beta stuff and other features so that’s pretty cool! In other news – my BFF and love is coming to see me at the end of April and I hope I hope I hope that the weather holds up for us to have some fun and explore the area. I’m hoping for nice weather and sunshine so she can see the mountain.

Enjoy some photos I did and let me know what you think!

xoxo

Koral Dawn

A Collection of Art

Good morning, and happy Hump Day. I’d like to showcase my Adobe Spark edits in one location and I thought what better way to do it than on my blog that I haven’t written on in a long time. Has WordPress died? It doesn’t seem to be talked of or used much anymore for some reason. Hmm.

Well, these are in no particular order really I just wanted a place to showcase them all at once since they’re mostly on Instagram at the moment.

I Am The Wind

โ€œWhen youโ€™re dumb enough for long enough, youโ€™re gonna meet someone too smart to love you, and theyโ€™re gonna love you anyway, and itโ€™s gonna go so poorly.โ€ โ€“ Neil Hilborn,ย Ballad of the Bruised Lung

Been awhile, life’s been crazy. I’ve been trying to find the time to keep writing but I just haven’t had any. I mean I have, but I’ve had no ideas really to make me want to write anything substantial in my opinion. It’s been a blur to be honest, I can’t believe a year has almost gone by since myself and guy started dating again.. and it makes me feel semi good, that I can make it better than the last time we dated since we both effed up the last time and several times after that. Seems like we can’t just get it right.. Maybe this time won’t be so bad… here’s to hoping!

I’ve taken some photos recently, with guy’s other camera the Sony a6000 and I like it. But I only like it with the 90mm Macro since it’s amazing. I kind of want it. But there’s no way I can afford the lenses for it. Yes, I can borrow his, but what’s that going to do for me should something happen with myself and him. I will never give up my Canon camera for something else. I would only add to it. I plan on trying to start a collection of some sorts and when I finally get a home, I will have a camera closet for all my things.

Here are a few shots of the Sony a6000 that I took just yesterday around Nanticoke, PA.ย 

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When you’re tired of waiting and time is not on your side
When you’re tired of hating me, you no longer want to hide

It’s time for another session of relaxation and tea bath before my roommates get home and take their long shower. I’ve been thankful enough to get to take some nice showers lately thankfully, and it’s helping my mood a lot surprisingly. *hand clap* Off I go because then I’m going to sleep forever tonight, maybe I’ll put my hair in curlers again. We’ll see since it seems to poof then I use them, lol!

Cheers,

xoxox

I’m Still Hereย 

I haven't written in a while. I've been too preoccupied with life at the moment.. Not sure if that's good or bad really at this point in my life. Things have gone great, things have gone sour, things have gone amazing. It all depends on the day you catch me on and what I'm doing unfortunately. Sometimes I feel like I just can't win either way, but that doesn't matter to anyone. 

A little update – I had my first art show at The Steamtown Mall last night for the Steamtown Market. I guess it was a success. I had many friends there to support me and so many stayed with me, but I didn't sell much or as much as I wanted to at least. Maybe one day I'll get there. I got a lot of "Wow, you're really talented." And "Wow those look great, you have a good eye." But I only sold maybe 3-4 things. Didn't make a profit really after all I spent to go into this. But there's hope and more chances in the future. Here's a couple photos from the night – my stand looked alright. It could have been better and bigger like everyone else's there but it just wasn't since this was my first show. 


Anyway – I'm off to NJ tomorrow to visit my mom for Mother's Day and I hope I don't fall asleep from being so tired after this weekend.

Cheers, 

xoxox

KoralDawn

The Foam at The Top

So I took some new pictures recently at Georgetown Deli and Beer Store in Wilkes Barre, PA and wanted to share them with you.

Who doesn’t like a good brew some days? Everyone needs something after a long week of work and losing an hour of sleep today. I was able to go to King of Prussia this weekend and IKEA to get some new things for the apartment next door that I needed and we stopped at the Rock Bottom Brewery as well and that place was probably the best place I have been for food in a very long time – lunch was also only $30 for two people and food and drinks. That’s perfect. It sucks we’re not closer to the place, but for now we’ll make it a point to go down there whenever we go to IKEA or KOP Mall.

Overall, this weekend was awesome and I was able to get a few things I wanted at IKEA. Not all of it unfortunately, but I’ll be going back in like a month to get the wardrobe I need for my room so I’m excited for that. It wouldn’t fit in my car. I need a bigger car. I’m tempted to get a larger car next year if I’m able to save up a little bit and can trade mine in also. Im thinking small SUV or jeep or something like that. Nothing “mom” though. I hate that. I don’t plan on kids so I don’t want a “mom car” at all. Just something larger and classier and so I can fit more stuff in.

Anyway, off to sleep early tonight. I lost an hour of sleep and didn’t get to sleep until 4am this morning and I regret it majorly. I’m so tired.

More later.

Cheers,

xoxox

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Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt

Well I’ve been running from something.. Twenty years in my car – Down a road that’s leading me nowhere. Yeah we drive through the farmland & no one knows where we’re from. Could I kiss you and make you a queen? Or something in between? 

Do you want to see it? The place where I am free? โค๏ธ

The place that makes me happy, the place that I can go to and feel at home no matter what is going on in my life to make me feel like this. 

The place where I feel safe and hidden from everything else in the world. 

Well, right now it’s late. Maybe tomorrow when I’m more awake and conscious will be the best time to show you where I feel free and happiest. 

I’ve been feeling really emotional as of late –  listening to Augustana and a bunch of older bands I used to listen to like Dashboard Confessional, Eve 6 and The Goo Goo Dolls. Totally worth it though. I forgot how amazing and meaningful music can be because of how it is today. Sometimes you just need “good music.”  And no, not Kanye’s “good music” because we all know that’s what he calls it. 

It’s Monday night and I’m tired as anything. I can’t believe it’s February already. Of 2016. Where is the time going? It feels just like yesterday that I was living on campus at Kutztown.. And it was 5 years ago now. I moved here in August of 2011, so this August will be my 5th year here in PA and I’ll be 26 in September. 26. Holy shit I’m getting up there. And I have still yet to be financially stable or find a place to actually call “home.” 

Time for some pictures? Sure. Have some new photography taken recently. Not all of it is with my iPhone this time believe it or not lol. Look how pissed Romeow looks though in this photo from the vet. Ironically he didn’t have a problem and loved the vet like always. The lighting was just perfect and I got the perfect shot of him. 

  
    
 
It’s late now and I’m exhausted. I think it’s bedtime for me believe it or not. You know you’re old or getting old when 9:30 pm is beginning to look like bed. I’m only 25. Damnit.

Cheers, 

xoxox

  

How Many Times Did I Say How Many Times?

Happy (Belated) New Year!

I know it’s a late post, and I meant to post this sooner, but my life is crazy right now. Between being swamped at work recently with backlogged stuff the other person left me to do and trying to learn everything about the Worker’s Comp Law business and dealing with Attorneys – I feel like I’m drowning at work sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy it, and it pays well, but the drive and having to pay for parking (which I think is stupid) and once I need to pay for Health Insurance myself, I don’t think I’m going to make it money wise anymore. I’m trying to figure out ways to make some money on the side and get a little extra cash flow in here, but the only way that I know how to do that is to sell photos that I’ve created, or make more art, or something else like that. Also, Photoshoots are a good thing for me also, but then the factor comes in as to when I have the time to do that. I’m trying to figure out when I can do that.

I’m running a special right now for the winter, so if you’re in the area of Northeast PA, let me know. I can also travel to NJ and do other areas like that since my family is there. $60 will get you 5 edited digital images and an hour of shooting on location within 10 miles of Wilkes Barre, PA. Or for an extra 20$ in another place (NJ mostly.)

I’ve been listening to alot of Childish Gambino, Kid Cudi and The Weekend lately, what’s up with that? But I mean come on, who doesn’t love Donald Glover though? If you don’t love him then you’re silly. My music tastes go all over the place recently and I kind of enjoy it. Right now I’m listening to Up Up and Away by Kid Cudi and it just makes me want to dance and sing- which is what I need.

I’ll be up up and away, up up and away cause in the end they’ll judge me anyway so whatever.ย 

I’ve also still been playing a lot of Diablo 3 again – I almost forgot how much I loved that game until I started again recently. And I’ll be starting Season 5 this weekend if anyone wants to play with me! KayeRavyn#1220 on Battle.net to add me and run some rifts or something. There’s also WoW too that I’ve been playing, but not as much and then I started on Guild Wars 2 because well, it’s free, haha. I like free things, like Diablo and GW2. WoW I understand is big and all but I don’t think there’s any reason to charge monthly just to play the game when you can one shot done pay for a game on Steam or even a console for a certain amount.

Moving on now –

I’ve made some new sections in my Etsy shop to try and sell different things and I want to make some other art like cards and geeky things like that. Here are some sample pictures – they are all Macro shots and are shot with my iPhone and the lens attachments I got for Christmas. Which, by the way, was an amazing gift in itself, lol. They are awesome and I can’t stop using them at all. Here’ have a look and see if there’s anything you like. You can purchase these on my Etsy HERE.ย Hopefully I start to make some sales from this to help with my money problems I’ve been having recently also. So please help out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, it’s noon on a Saturday and I’m waiting for laundry to be done so I can go out and get some shopping done and what not for house things. I need to get food for lunches (which usually consist of lunchables because I’m poor and they fill me up, lol.) But nonetheless, I still need to eat so I have to go out and get some stuff. Also cat food for the little monsters because they’re fat and need food too.

More later everyone! Enjoy the photos and remember every little bit helps me out if you can, I definitely need more excuses to help me pick up my camera again – it’s been awhile.

Cheers, xoxox