Javajune's Blog

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

New rules

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I’d like to go over the new rules for this blog and life in general.

1. Never grow up

2. don’t take life too seriously

3. be creative

4. love unconditionally

5. love yourself first-everything else follows

6. break away from the old routine

7.  and just be

It may sound a little childish but think about how happy and free you felt as a child!

I wanted to share a few great window scapes I captured while visiting the city of Portland. I love windows of all kinds but window reflections are the bomb. Wow I haven’t used that expression in a long, long time, maybe there’s a reason for that 😉

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This pic was shot during an evening stroll. There’s so much to see in this shot, love the lanterns and reflections of the apartments across the street.

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The perfect girlie window with tu tu’s and ribbons. Okay, truth time, I broke down and bought something kind of expensive from this shop. Do you blame me? 

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Here it is my all-time favorite store, Anthropologie- shopping addictions ran wild behind this glass. I was very, very good- I only picked up a couple little books to read on the plane ride home. Pat on the back please 🙂

Just before take-off I flipped through each book and marked a few favorite pages with rumpled feathers I’d gathered on the beach. I love using feathers as book marks, besides they were a lovely reminder of a day at the sea shore.

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Don’t forget to follow the rules.

Rule # 4  love unconditionally-piece of cake!

You can never have too many baby dolls- there is always enough love for just one more!

xo-jj

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August 20, 2009 Posted by | me, photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Just dreaming through the lens

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Great adventures are turning me inside out.

 It’s not too late to feel it, dream it , and taste it with my eyes.

As I stare out to sea, I know… this time it won’t slip away.

I won’t let it; I’ll embrace it with my wandering soul.

My dreams, smooth and worn to perfection, having tumbled with the sea… and my secret… its safe with me.

Here’s  the latest in my found words through the lens project. I thought I add a little day dreaming to your day. The process has begun and my first set is loaded and ready for sale in  my shop

I had to share with you the fun I’m having with this week’s unravelling assignment-reflections. At first I was so intimidated and not quite up for the task but then it became fun. I’m not sure what my neighbors think about me making shapes and faces at myself in the pond while taking my picture. No wonder, they never stop by 😉

 

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I always wanted to be  I dream Of Jeannie. “Yes Master, your wish is my command.”   How cool is that?

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I was having so much fun that I really didn’t care what the neighbors thought. I like the way this shot makes me look invinceble and it made me feel  pretty powerful too. I challenge all of you to take a picture of your reflection in something you pass by everyday. It’ll be fun- I guarantee it.

Have fun with it-jj

May 12, 2009 Posted by | me, photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Reflection and the Purge

In the mood for a little reflection. The girl, her past and a forbidden love.

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 She had the world at her finger tips as she came into her own, too many friends to count, the eyes of every guy as she passed by. She indulged a few but was still searching for something. The player was very intriguing and a little sexy but couldn’t commit. Ahhh, the player, too bad. That relationship was too scary for this girl who needed too much. She lived in a very protected place, censorship, perfectly lovely family who said all the right things, no violence, no ugly scenes, just clean living.  She was always the pampered princess but this girl was so curious. She had to take a peek now and then at life on the other side. The characters were so real and they felt and expressed it all, everything good and bad and all that was in-between. She tiptoed and dipped her feet, just until her toes got wet, well, maybe slightly damp. Unlike those who loved and pampered her she was always reaching for the forbidden fruit.  Her Friends began to change places as she took a walk with those who dwell-ed on the wilder side.  Just a short walk not a dance. She watched but never partook, her life was just on the edge but never tainted.

Then one day a boy from the other side of the tracks caught her eye. He was dangerous, at least on the outside. She indulged him a lot.  He fell hard and she followed. He was the first boy who liked her for who she truly was and she liked him back.  And now…The player doesn’t dwell in her garden anymore he plays in a yard near-by.  Sigh…   As for the dangerous boy… Well, lets leave that for another time and place.

Had to get this out of my head. It’s getting crowded in here and I’m trying to purge before vacation. Lovely, oh so lovely…. vacation.

jj

Don’t forget about tomorrow’s big give-away. Woooowhoooo!

April 8, 2009 Posted by | bad boys, lovers, me | , , , , , , | 4 Comments