Okt 292014
 

The free time that I get between homeworks and other things, I spend mostly on illustrating. And just
recently I figured I wanted to give myself more of a challenge and start to do portraits. With challenges,
you practice and with practice, you develop.

Harajuku street photos always inspires me. I love the diversity in people and styles. I love how one thing
or item can make them stand out from the rest. Therefore I decided to browse through some japanese
street style websites and find a few photos that inspires me and has a lot of diversity in color. These two
are the ones I started with and to be honest, I feel really pleased with the result.

PicMonkey Collage

The things that caught my eye on this pictures was her glasses, and also the fact that most of her outfit contained
the color blue (which I love to work with because it’s my favorite color).

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Red is also a color I love to work with. It’s bright and it makes me happy in this odd but lovely way. So when I found
this photo I immediately saved it and started illustrating right away. I find the photos at street photos stylearena.jp.

See you all soon and stay grand!

 29 oktober, 2014  Posted by at 11:10 Illustrations No Responses »
Okt 292014
 

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Long time, no writing!
I’ve had so much to do recently I had to put my blog on hold for a week or too and to be honest I haven’t really
had anything worth blogging about either. Anyway, during these busy weeks I’ve been reading quite a lot. If you
are quite a book nerd like me, and follow the book networks online you know that oktober means booktober!
If you haven’t heard of booktober before, well, then I shall explain it to you. It means that you read one book
each week of oktober. Simple as that. I did read more than that though, but that’s another story.

One of the books I read was this glorious and pretty one. Probably one of the loveliest and funniest books I’ve ever
put my hands and eyes upon. A Little Something Different is actually a love story but it’s seen through 14 perspectives,
or viewpoints. Even a squirrel and a bench have their viewpoints on this love story between a boy and a girl named Gabe
and Lea. It was hilarious, cute, unique and really a little something different (see what I did there, hahah!).
If you haven’t checked this out you really should. Sandy Hall, the author, really is a gem with words and I think she
did a wonderful job on her first novel. Also, I was lucky to pick this book up at a time when I was feeling down and it
turned out that it was exactly what I needed. It sort of became a happy pill and I was caught to it for 24 hours straight.
I wish it was longer, because it ended rather fast. Maybe cause I read it in one sitting.

See you all soon, and stay grand!

 29 oktober, 2014  Posted by at 10:37 Books No Responses »
Okt 182014
 

I realized that I completely forgot to post the song I recorded last week.
Autumn has approached and as I mentioned in an earlier post, it is my favorite season.
Not too cold and not too warm. Tea suddenly becomes a very time consuming thing of the
day, and finally I’m able to wear my warm and fluffy socks again.

After some thinking I thought that I should celebrate autumn on my youtube channel by
singing a song about autumn. Just like I’m planning on making a christmas song when
december is closer, or has arrived.

This song however, wasn’t entirely dear to me until only a couple of months back when I
randomly heard it and was surprised it hadn’t passed by my ears earlier. I mean, I’m a
Nat King Cole fan and have way too many of his songs on my ipod, how could I have missed
this? Anyway, this song sort of fits autumn like the hand fits the glove. It also makes
me feel like I’m a part of the early 50s whenever I sing it.

I hope you like it and yes, I know, I’m not here as often as I should. This week has been
hectic and roller coaster-y (is this even a word?). I’ll try to have some fun and
interesting posts up soon. See you all lovelies soon and stay grand!

 18 oktober, 2014  Posted by at 09:05 My music No Responses »
Okt 102014
 

 
 
 
 

”I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.”

This film. I don’t know what it is with romantic films from the 80s but they get to me every time, and this one
sure did. I’ve had in it on my film list for such a long time but haven’t gotten around to it. And well, all I can say
now is – this film. It’s so romantic. Lloyd is such a gentlemen and so special. Probably one of the best male
characters in my opinion. And I don’t really know what there is to say other than I loved it and it made me really
happy inside. Ione Skye has such inspiring outfits in this film as well, some of them I sort of even want to recreate.

If you haven’t seen it you definitely should and if you have seen it, what do you think?
Let me know in the comments down below, I’d love to read what you guys think.

I see you soon and stay grand!

 

 10 oktober, 2014  Posted by at 06:10 Films and more beautiful things No Responses »
Okt 052014
 

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I’ve been taking a small break from my blog because I’ve been going through some personal things that I had to
deal with. I want my blog to be this positive, happy place which I can come back to and remember all those nice
times. But to be honest I also have rough days and hardships, and those are important to remember too.
The last three years I’ve been going through a lot, both good and bad things. I’m thankful for every moment because
it has made me who I am today, but I think that through the years I’ve been suppressing a lot of the bad things I felt.
Being in school and meeting people everyday made me not think about all of those things that needed to be felt.
That demanded to be felt. Instead of dealing with the sadness I truly felt, I hid it carefully deep inside of me and slowly
forgot about it.

This year has by far been the toughest. It’s funny how on new year´s eve I wished and sort of felt that
this would be my year. In ways it has, in other ways it hasn’t. I’ve learned a lot, mostly things about myself. I even believe
that I have somewhat found myself. Not entirely, I don’t think you ever do that but I know who I am more and more for
each day. And everything has changed too. It’s really terrifying when life takes an 180 twist and everything changes.
People I used to talk to daily slips away, things I used to adore is not such a big part of my life anymore and in the
middle of all the changes I’m trying to figure out who I want to be and what I want to become. It’s difficult. Very much so.
And then those feeling I suppressed suddenly appears out of nowhere. It gets very overwhelming.

For a time I forgot how it felt to love the things I love. I sort of became numb, and I still feel like that from day to day.
Not as much as I used to, but it still arrives. But I have also realized that I need to feel these things now in order to move
on and get stronger. Feelings are hard to deal with. Changes are too. As well as this lonely feeling I seem to carry with
me most of the time. But it’s time for me to get stronger though. It’s time for me to heal. Once and for all.

Stay grand, my friends.

 5 oktober, 2014  Posted by at 07:13 Thoughts and words No Responses »
Okt 052014
 

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My little brother turned 10 years old this weekend and I’m just sit here getting all sentimental wondering where the years
really went. I still remember him being a baby and he could barley walk and I sang silly songs for him and he loved
it, and he gave me tiny kisses on the cheek and just was this tiny little cute creature. Now he speaks english fluently,
plays video games, never give me tiny kisses and is getting taller and taller for every day that goes by.
I love him anyway though. He is just one of my favorite people on this planet and I’m utterly grateful I have him in my life.
Sorry for the poor quality of these pictures though, it was early in the morning and my camera didn’t pick up the lighting
very well.

Also, I had a hiatus again I know. I’m gonna tell you more about it in the next post. I see you soon and stay grand!

 5 oktober, 2014  Posted by at 06:34 Everything and more, Lovely people No Responses »
Sep 232014
 

PicMonkey Collage

For those who has been following my blog for a while, and also those who follow me on instagram (@julia_ah)
you know by now that one of my hobbies is illustrating. I’d like to say that my biggest dream is to work with music
and have a music career. That’s what I’m aiming to pursue the most. But I also have a dream to one day maybe
illustrate for a book or something. Just as a small project someday. I love illustrating, it has always been a big
part of my life. I still have an old folder filled with paintings I did when I was very young and it is so nice to just look
through it. Illustrating has become a thing where I can just stop thinking about all my worries for a while and relax,
and it is really important to seize moments like that.

Anyhow, I’ve been working on getting a personal illustration style and it has been a challenge. It takes a while to get
the swing of it and I am a very big perfectionist when it comes to things I do, so it takes a while before I feel satisfied.
However, last week I had one of those days where I was super inspired. I found Frannerd on instagram and fell for
her super cute and unique style. If you haven’t seen her work, you definitely should. She also has a lovely youtube channel!
I realised that I also wanted to have a style that was unique and special, so I sat down and I painted for at least three
hours. I made about 6 illustrations and if I hadn’t stopped myself I probably would have painted more. (it was pretty
late when I started painting so I had to stop, haha)
These pictures are 4 of all of the illustrations I made and also the ones I’m most pleased with. I have decided, officially,
that this will be my style from now on. I’m so eager to get myself a sketchbook, and I probably will very soon.

If you’d like to see more of my artwork, go here. See you all soon and stay grand!

 23 september, 2014  Posted by at 03:02 Illustrations No Responses »
Sep 232014
 

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I feel as though I come as I please to my blog but I really haven’t had that much to write about lately and I want
the context to be at least a little bit interesting to read. My weeks have involved a lot of assignments and reading,
and I’ve just been quite busy with doing things that I like between schoolwork. Most of that is watching films,
attempting to write more songs, painting and spending some time with my family.

Autumn is finally here and I guess everyone is saying this, but honestly I adore autumn and winter. I think I just
like it more during these seasons. It’s easier to get dressed and find nice outfits, you can get cosy with a cup of tea
whenever you’d like without breaking a sweat of just walking to the teapot. I also love the way the trees change
colors and try their hardest to look beautiful before they die for the winter season. I’m also one of those people that is
madly in love with christmas and I just don’t know why, but I just think it’s the greatest holiday of all holidays.
Cheerful music, magical fairy lights, special and wonderfully delicious christmas food, everyone sort of becomes a
little extra jolly and excited, tv decides to do a christmas marathon and just the whole excitement for christmas day
to come and to prepare makes me so happy. Wearing coats and warm, big fluffy scarfs are just the best.
Not always I guess, but at least 90% of the time, hihi. Therefore I love just autumn and winter. That’s just the way it is.

My room has also sort of become my favorite place at the moment. I didn’t think that this would be the case, since
well, I spend a lot of time in it since my school is an online based one and I sit at my desk a lot.
But with the gloomy and cosy light of autumn, my room looks even more beautiful. And also, if there would be
any room in the world that would represent who I am, my room would be it. It is who I am but it objective form, haha.
And well, I guess that’s why I like it so much. It’s like a little universe of my own in here.

I do hope you all are having a wonderful week and that you are all feeling good. Staying positive and doing things
you like between work is a very good thing, so do that! See you soon and stay grand!

 23 september, 2014  Posted by at 02:39 Everything and more No Responses »
Sep 202014
 

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As promised, here are two pictures of my latest addition to my dress collection. It was a gift from my mother, and
probably one of the loveliest dresses I own. I know I do say that about all my dresses, but hey I just love them all
okay. I wore it yesterday for a reunion with some of my old classmates. I love how it is casual yet elegant in a way. It
makes it so appropriate for different occasions. And the pattern is rather glorious, isn’t it?
That’s really all I have to say. I’m glad it’s weekend already and that I can just do what I feel like. I’m planning on
spending the rest of the day watching Studio Ghibli films and paint. How are you spending you weekend?

See you soon and stay grand!

 

 20 september, 2014  Posted by at 11:28 Clothes oh clothes 1 Response »