5.13.2011

Ravishing Randoms

Hey! Wow it has been a while. I have been so busy! I thought the summer would be the perfect time to start blogging again. However, I was wrong. As I mentioned earliar, I am spending my summer babysitting a 3-month-old everyday. Whew, it's a work out. But thankfully it is getting much easier.

I have also been busy trying to get all my transcripts into University of Memphis. I am transferring there in the fall. I am still not sure what I want to major in. I think I am going to major in either interior design or home furnishings. I don't know... I love illustration as well. Ugh, deciding on a career is so difficult!

I have been dying to work on more artwork.. but when I get home at night I am so tired from the baby that I just go right to bed. I added some more work to my etsy shop though. If you are interested in looking at my work click here! There aren't too many pieces available right now, but it's a work in progress.

I have a really cool story to tell. Every month at my church they have an artist paint a painting during their Sunday night service. This month is my month to do it. Last week I painted a large, colorful painting that had the verse, "Love always hopes," written on it. I didn't think anyone would like it because it was very girly and had a few things wrong with it. After the service a man who was in tears came up to me and said, "I'd like to buy your painting. You see, my wife and I have been separated for 2 months and I saw her for the first time tonight and she came to me and said 'there is still hope for us.' When I looked up on stage and saw what your painting said I almost fell to my knees. I knew it was a sign from God. You don't know what your painting means to me. I have been praying non-stop for 2 months for God to show me a sign. I want to buy your painting and give it to my wife."

I was shocked. Tears started rolling down my eyes and goose bumps popped up all over my body. It was the coolest thing anyone had ever told me, and it was all because of my artwork. Thats the type of difference I want to make with my art. I don't want to just make things that are pretty to look at. I want to make things that touch people's hearts.

Today I wanted to post a few lovely interiors. I usually have a little theme, but not today. I just love these rooms. They inspire me so much. Not all of them are spaces. Some of them are just snapshots of beautiful things. Enjoy!

Courtesy of Decor Pad & Yvette Inufio 

What a fabulous chair! I absolutely adore that furry pillow. Don't you love the delicate image on the right? It was taken by Yvette Inufio. She is amazing! You have probably seen her photos around. Check out her flickr here

Courtesy of We heart itPink on Pink
Amazing shoes.

Courtesy of Knight Moves & Yvette Inufio 

This tufted headboard is very similar to my own. The only difference is that mine has little pink bows where the buttons are. I need to take a photo and post it! Again, I love Yvette's photography.



Courtesy of Paris Apartment

Courtesy of Knight Moves

Ahh! I LOVE skulls. These shoes are to die for.


Courtesy of Decor8

This is a dream closet. I love the placement of all her treasures and accessories. So much fun. If only I could keep my stuff looking as neat as this. 

Courtesy of Knight Moves

Brights are my favorite! The pink dresser is simply stunning. I'd love to pair that with a fabulous zebra rug and some gorgeous flowers. Ahh...

Courtesy of We heart it 

Just some girly inspiration.



Courtesy of Lovely Clusters

Such a fun pillow! Home accents with little messages and words on it are becoming so popular. They give a room a personal touch. Love this.


More beautiful images by Yvette Inufio 


Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! Much love.

[ keep calm & blog on ]



7 comments:

  1. Dear katy,
    it is lovely to se you back - what a beautiful story you shared. It is wonderful to have a talent but even more wonderful to bless others with it.
    Your images are gorgeous as usual.
    x

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  2. What an amazing story! These images are simply fabulous, love it =) Xoxoxo

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  3. Katy I am in tears right now. I love how God chooses to use people. I love how people are longing to hear from him. Great story =)

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  4. oh-your story was so touching!It's more inspiring and complimentary to hear that someone was touched by something you created than if they just buy it because the color goes with the couch! lol! keep up the good work! :)

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  5. That is such a wonderful story - it gave me chills!

    P.S. I love that herringbone brick pattern in the fireplace!

    Haley @ Cardigan Junkie

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  6. Lovely Post.
    And Thanks so much for the inclusion!

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  7. What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing...any chance you know where those skull heels are from...I just die I need those!

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You just made my day!