04 January 2013

follow your dreams and try new things

New things coming this year… crafting something each month, more about NYC, a 365 project, more photography, a little more glitter & pink lipstick and in general posting more consistently. Last year I decided to do something new each month - this year, I'm doing the same except the actions {of doing something new} will be intentional. Last year was such a whirlwind of newness that I didn't really have to think about what I was doing, almost everything I did was a new experience. This year I want to live with more intention. Not so much a resolution because don't we always just fail at those? But still a thought and something to work towards. New 2013 list coming soon!
Remember :: follow your dreams. try new things. work hard. and great things will come to you. Life isn't always positive and full of happiness but if you focus on the amazing things you do and create, life can be pretty awesome.



Trying something new… the above photos were taken with a Holga for Nikon DSLR lens. So far I've learned that this lens prefers to have a lot of natural light and I was testing indoors with very low light for these photos. However, I like the David Lynch-esque feel that it gives off. That's all I keep thinking of when I look through the set. Then below, for something completely opposite and filled with light and bright, is testing an SB-700 Nikon speedlight and I love it, love it. More to come soon. Having so much fun with my new camera additions! The holidays often bring such magical surprises, don't they?


{lipstick is MAC  dare to wear lipglass in GIMME THAT!}


"We're all like detectives in life. 
There's something at the end of the trail that 
we're all looking for."

 {david lynch} 

14 comments:

Chris Ed said...

Very cool post! I love you makeup look too! Thx for the nice comment:) Follow you on gfc and G+, kisses chris

Ann said...

Thanks for this inspiring post.
I always make sure that I have some dreams any time of the year, keeps me grounded and optimistic.

Cafe Fashionista said...

1) You always find the best quotes - I'm especially obsessed with this one. 2) You look GORGEOUS in that lipglass - the color is divine! :)

Brittany @ DulceVie said...

Hi Islandia! I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by! Also, I love that we are both doing a project 365! I look forward to reading your posts in the future :) Btw, that lipstick is beautiful!

Brittany @ DulceVie said...

Hi Islandia! I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by! Also, I love that we are both doing a project 365! I look forward to reading your posts in the future :) Btw, that lipstick is beautiful!

Ocean Dreams said...

This is such an inspirational post! Looks your 2013 is going to be amazing! Love your camera - it's so clear and you look beautiful in your photos.

Matea Saric said...

Oh I just got my Holga for Canon lens couple of weeks ago and I'm loving it so much :)) Can't wait to see more of your pictures taken with it :)
I love this post, it's so inspirational and Lynch quote at the end is just the perfect finishing touch :) Thank you for the kind words on my blog, I'm following you too now :)

http://smilesnapsparkle.blogspot.com

knockingonfashionsdoor said...

Thank you so much for visiting my site!! I´ve had a look to yours and I think is so inetresting your new projects and innitiatives. What about following each other via GFC and/or Bloglovin? Let me know it, please (if you want).

london's beauty said...

Great quote there :) I definitely agree with that one.

You look great :) The lipstick colour is stunning.

http://lifelivinginlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

Pop Champagne said...

the color of your lips is pretty, and totally agree with follow your dreams and try new things!!

Sara Gerard said...

Awesome post! I have been trying to do new things this year! You look lovely!

Frontrow said...

The pictures turned out pretty amazing!

Great blog; You've got yourself a new follower. :)

STAY AWESOME xxx Pauline
www.xpeachie.blogspot.com

Dancing Branflake said...

Beauty, honesty, thoughtful.

Islandia Lane said...

Thank you so much! I appreciate those descriptives :-)