Javajune's Blog

Someone once said… “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

plant the seed, boho girl

plant the seed poem - are you a boho girl?

The mantra above describes me to a certain extent especially the part about embracing my spirituality, aspiring to my dreams and living through my passions. The unmoveable, unshakeable, unstoppable part I’m still working on.

I’ve tried to live my life in a way that suits me. I’m becoming more environmentally conscious, even my decorating is going green. Living in a healthy way and eliminating stress by spending time in nature and with my lovies.

 

 

I’m trying to reuse and repurpose where I can, as in my latest decorating project of recycled magazine pages and vintage jewelry. 

I came across the mantra above in the eco-friendly Boho Magazine It supports the notion of living green and being true to one’s self-I love that. I need another magazine subscription like I need another hole in my head but this one is different, it inspires me to keep going and do better-I need that.

It’s so important right now to think globally but buy locally. We should embrace the world like never before but  remain loyal by supporting our neighbors.

 I’m digging deep on a friday with a little food for thought. Are you a boho girl or guy?

xo-jj

March 5, 2010 Posted by | bad boys, family woes, Hello Miss Manners, me | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Free-spirited… Uniquely Independent… and maybe a little radical at times

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This flag was hanging next a foreign car dealership.

I’m trying to embrace my free spirit and inner passions even it could get me into trouble.  Flash back to Friday when I had to take my car in for service. I hate sitting around the dealership flipping through magazines or zoning out to whatever boring thing is left on the boob tube, so I decided to take a walk around the neighborhood with my music and trusty camera. Sounds like a good plan: good music, a little exercise and just maybe some great new images to play with. Although my plans  quite often sound really terrific there is usually something that I have neglected to consider. This time it was the neighborhood.

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I love real life people and the great textures and layers that shine through in some of the less than up-in-coming neighborhoods.  I think I should have been concerned when I saw this warning sign that was supposed to deter criminals in the area. I will admit to being a little nervous especially after a man stopped me and  said “Hey girl what the hell is so interesting  in them bushes you keep taking pictures of?”

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I tried to explain to him that it was the  freshly washed clothes hanging on the line that I was interested in but he just stared at me like I wasn’t quite right in the head. So I moved on and continued to capture some interesting things like this….

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And this…

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I loved the way the leaves had grown up behind the screen of this window, the vines framed it beautifully and the blue paint peeling off the wood- well lets just say, it made my heart beat a little faster.

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I love to photograph old windows and doors, chippy paint and vintage cars. The car pictured above was absolutely stunning. It was the color of softly faded pink rose petals with a creamy white interior. I so wanted to run my fingers over the shiny paint job and pristine leather interior but I refrained. It was a gem standing out among a neighborhood of empty businesses and foreclosed houses.

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The occasional cuteness, like a little squirrel peeking at me from behind a tree usually makes it’s way into my camera as well and then there are those things that are just too yummy to resist, like the peony flower below. My walk was uneventful, no stalkers, no muggers. It was actually quite inspiring.

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Some of the things I find irresistible may not strike a cord with everyone but that’s okay because I have my own individual style of living through my passions and it’s original. I’m working on a few new images for Etsy and I hope to get them listed soon, so stay tuned.

Before I say so long for the day, I need to rant just a little. The wordpress blog formats are not conducive to creativity or unconventional style.  I love the clean lines and organized look but they are way too rigid and controlling.  I can’t have a live music feed on this sight or a feed to my studio with pics of the current prints for sale and my flikr pics don’t show up. WordPress doesn’t play or cooperate with live feeds that are’nt considered trusted sites. What a bummer, how is a girl supposed to express herself here? I have considered moving my blog but I’m not sure if I would lose everything (like all of you) and starting a new blog is so much work. It is such a hassle trying to promote your site and get the  link out there. I just don’t know if I’m up for that. Why can’t wordpress beef up security or have a little faith to get out there and live just  a little? Jeezsh 

Hope your Monday includes a little sunshine mine is quite rainy so far.

xo-jj

June 1, 2009 Posted by | me, photography, rants | , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments