Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

Just a quick pop-in for Halloween! This year is pretty low-key. The area of our neighborhood gets no trick-or-treaters (despite our lights and candy bowls) so we're keeping it really low-key. I couldn't resist the temptation to dress up, and decided to channel a gender-bent Beetlejuice vibe! 

Wig // Walmart
Hat // H&M
Dress // LuLaRoe Carly Dress
Earrings // Wild Earth Drop Earrings by Chloe + Isabel (discontinued)

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Spaghetti Squash Turkey Taco Boats

Lately the craving for a vegetable-heavy meal has been hitting Joe and I both pretty hard. Fresh Market had spaghetti squash on sale so we picked one up, and I decided to make these yummy turkey taco boats! Obviously you can add any number of things to this recipe; tomatoes, jalapenos, peppers, etc. This is just the starting point for a very delicious and clean-feeling dish! One taco boat (half a squash) was enough for a meal for us both!

Recipe after the jump

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Georgia O'Keeffe's Spirituality by Introspection

This post is an updated and expanded form of an essay that I wrote in my college Women in Art class! I am excited to share some expanded and edited versions of my essays here (since I did spend plenty of time working on them, and I'd hate for them to rot away in my hard drive forever!)

Georgia O'Keeffe, Source

“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” -Georgia O'Keeffe, Quote 1 
“I hate flowers- I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.”
-Georgia O'Keeffe, Quote 2 
“I decided that if I paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.”
-Georgia O'Keeffe, Quote 3

Georgia O'Keeffe's art is a classic example of American art of the early 1900s, especially with her usual subject matter of cityscapes and close-up views of flowers. Her style of abstraction has been lauded by artists and critics alike. Despite flowers and landscapes being a large part of her portfolio, O'Keeffe's idea of nature is detached, aesthetic, and almost entirely indifferent.