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2011: A Virtual Vision Wall :)

“Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has.

Your future is whatever you make it.

So make it a good one.”

~ Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) in ‘Back To The Future Part III’.


To welcome 2011 & make sure it really is our best year yet, I’ve collected some of the most inspiring pictures from Tumblr & made a kind of virtual vision wall. These pictures represent what 2011 can be for all of us – this is 2011 in pictures.

This post will always be here – under the ‘Pure Awesomeness’ tab – for us all to come back to throughout the year, especially whenever we feel lost, confused, or ruined.

This virtual vision wall will point you in the direction towards what really matters.

So, save it, print it, bookmark it, & share it – let’s make 2011 AWESOME! πŸ™‚

(For sources, click on the images)

Keep Smiling! πŸ™‚

Jen β™₯

Day 24: Quotes, Self-Portraits & A Wolf

Today is Day 24 of Art Every Day Month, so I thought I’d should finally upload some of the creations I’ve made over the past couple of weeks.

I have stuck all these around our apartment, so that I can always see the bright, happy colours & read the quotes whenever I like. I even updated my Vision Wall.

Yesterday we went to the museum of natural history in our city of Daqing, I took a lot of photos! My favourite is of a wolf, the photograph actually looks more like a painting, thanks to the painted backdrop. I added some text & viola! My creation for the day was done πŸ™‚

I have also been playing around with my camera & setting self-portraits. I will always look upon this time in China as an awesome adventure, a time of great learning & growth, & a year that changed my life for the better…

I wanted to capture who I am now, in these moments, so that I will always have these photos as a reminder of how amazing life is πŸ™‚Β I included some of my favourite things in the photos, my favourite scarf, books, crystals, candles, incense, jewellery, fairy cards & tarot cards.

In my last post, I wrote about Tumblr. I am so in love with it! So many photos, quotes, awesome people… it’s overflowing with inspiring things to share, I’ve even started adding my own creations to the mix πŸ™‚

Check out my Tumblr page here!

Keep Smiling! πŸ™‚

Jen xo

Tumblr Time :D

Yesterday I finally set up an account on Tumblr. I have heard about it a lot recently & had been meaning to check it out for a while, & once I saw how awesome it is I signed up straight away. For anyone who doesn’t know what it is, it’s kind of like a combination of Twitter & WordPress, you can do quick posts consisting of just photos, quotes or cool things you find online or do huge blog posts, all the while sharing it all with your followers, or seeing what the people you are following have posted.

I really love the pictures that get shared around on the site, mostly cool photography with quotes added, simple but awesome.

If anyone reading this is on Tumblr, come folow me & I’ll follow you back πŸ™‚ The more the merrier!

Come say hiΒ here πŸ˜€

Keep Smiling! πŸ™‚

Jen xo

Day 11: More Photos Of China :)

Hi!

Today marks one year until my love, Mike, & I say ‘I Do’ β™₯ So we spent the day just relaxing, walking around our neighborhood – in the literally freezing -7 temperatures. It was a great day πŸ™‚ We did some shopping, then went to the park & played on the swings, followed by sitting on a park bench & marvelling at the beauty of the lake freezing over. Coming from Melbourne, where it very rarely reaches 0 degrees, & never snows, all this is very exciting for us – it’s supposed to start snowing tomorrow! πŸ˜€

Here are the photos, & my creative task for today – Day 11 of Art Every Day Month. (I also still need to upload photos of all the other things I’ve created over the past few days so stay tuned!)

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Keep Smiling! πŸ™‚

Jen xo

Day 4: Photography!

Welcome to Day 4 of Art Every Day Month! I decided to go for a walk around my neighbourhood here in Daqing & take some photos as my creative task for the day.

Leeks hanging outside our building.

The street outside our gated complex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We live inΒ Heilongjiang province, which is the northern most province of China – in between Russia & North Korea. It’s funny to think that I’m living in the oil capital of China, a big city with a population of over 2 million people, when only a few months ago I was inΒ Melbourne & had never even heard of Daqing. But now here I am, experiencing an amazingly different world than the one I grew up in.

Cropped photo of the entrance to one of the many apartment buildings.

Our graffiti covered front door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the biggest differences we are experiencing at the moment is the weather. Back home the southern hemisphere, we would usually be getting ready for summer right about now, but instead we are wearing huge winter jackets & even buying balaclavas for when winter really hits over the next couple of weeks. The temperature in winter often reaches -30Β°C, something I have certainly never experienced before!Β It has already snowed once & the rivers are starting to freeze…

The small river near our building, starting to freeze.

 

 

 

So, that’s my art for today! And now you also know a little bit more about me & my life πŸ™‚

Keep Smiling! πŸ™‚

Jen xo