Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Remember: just keep swimming!

What's Lovely for January 19, 2010
: Perseverance aka Just Keep Swimming.

Let me explain: I discovered the UK-based Oasis clothing store; much like a kid in a brightly-lit fashion candy store, I delighted in browsing through their sales. One item, these black and white Blade Spot leggings, really struck out-- how fabulous! how unique! how expensive! While trying to decide between that famous Shakespearean "to buy or not to buy," I suddenly wanted to beat myself up when I remembered the news stories.

But then-- and this is a real huge honking big cheese alert-- I remembered there was still a little hope. My mom and I have both donated for the cause. A nurse who was deemed missing at Port-Au-Prince has been found. And prayers have not gone unanswered.

So now we do all we can. But through it all, it's important to endure, to persevere, to just keep swimmin' just keep swimmin' swimmin' swimmin'.

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Coincidentally, I'm drawing goldfish for my latest project in design class. We're supposed to be taking a live thing and drawing it in various poses, figuring out which one is best. Though there are only so many poses a goldfish can do... You can't really tell it to pout its lips, it'll just gape at you with those googly eyes.

Here's my apology for the Debbie Downer-ness: Youtube and HIMYM are amazing.


Clara said...

great pics;
i love the pants and paints.

Bug said...

Awww... you fishy are cute. I love those pants! Haven't heard of the store before, very unique. Thanks for your comment - the glasses part made me giggle :)


Senorita Fashionista said...

Just found your cute blog! We use that saying a lot in my home... just keep swimming..
following! xoxo Jolie

MaryBeth Hughes said...

great drawings! i love your header images, it's very striking. the HIMYM medley is for a little cheer up.

Natalie Charlotte Turner said...

That video is brilliant!! I like that program! :)

Skipping in heels

Elaine said...

Those sketches are AMAZING!!! You are quite talented!


What Would a Nerd Wear said...

a good message--i love the sentiment and the sweet drawings.

Kallie said...

I really like your fish drawings, and sia :)

gina said...

Great video! I'm in the middle of the Season 4 dvds of HIMYM right now. I love Neil Patrick Harris. Wish I could have seen him in Rent. Did the ending of the video remind anyone else of the Mustard song from Buffy? I definitely need to see Dr. Horrible. And I'm totally done geeking out about Mr. Harris, musicals and Joss Whedon.

Russell Maycumber said...

nice connect on the middle fishy.