// redbud //

my pictures have all been blurry lately. i’m not sure what’s going on. maybe something is wrong with the camera. maybe i can’t stop shaking long enough to get a clear shot.

it’s finally spring. that means emerging buds and slight breezes and dandelions exploding from the ground like fireworks and the musky smell of the pear tree settling over the backyard.

the redbud tree is one of my favorite plants that has made its home here. it’s a pink eruption of delicate flowers amid the overwhelming green. the blossoms are edible; they’re tangy and sweet with a slight crunch. they taste like nostalgia.

xo

loren

My “Wreck This Journal”

I read Rutvi’s post about her Wreck This Journal, and I found it really neat to see how other people had interpreted the book’s sometimes vague instructions. I wanted to show you guys some of the pages from mine, so here I am.

(I’m not that good of an artist, so the pages aren’t all that pretty to look at. But I still wanted to share these pictures, though. Maybe this will make you more confident about your own artistic abilities.)

I saw this idea somewhere on the internet and did my best to recreate it.

Aliens, man.

I WANT TO BELIEVE.

I have this strange love for aliens and ghosts and other paranormal stuff. I want to do more drawings of aliens in the future, because spaceships and extraterrestrials and the universe are fun to draw. If I draw aliens again, they’ll look a bit different — these ones are a little too cutesy.

This page has been a lot of fun to do. I just picked flowers, pressed them, and used Mod Podge to attach them to the paper.

I don’t have a caption for this one.

I don’t even like cheeseburgers, but this was fun to draw. And eat.

I kind of messed up the first time I attempted this page, so I glued some paper over it and tried again. It’s the Twenty One Pilots logo. :)

Truce is such an important song to me.

We can pretend that my gross pink fingers are giant worms crawling through the dirt.

I located the only bottle of perfume in this house to use on this page. It smells kind of like vanilla.

I freaking love drawing space and planets, even if they don’t look very realistic. In real life, you can better see the different shades of blue and purple I used in this.

Those are most of the finished pages in my Wreck This Journal. I might post more pictures as I complete other pages.

Which page was your favorite? Let me know in the comments. :)

Stay safe, loves.

-Loren

Earring Giveaway

Hey, guys! I’ve got something fun planned for this blog: I’m hosting a giveaway!

There’s not really a specific reason for it. I haven’t reached a huge milestone for followers, and it’s not my blogiversary, or anything like that. I just love you guys and wanted to do something cool for you. :)

I should show you what I’m giving away, huh?

The winner of the giveaway will receive twelve pairs of earrings. They’re pretty much brand new. Each pair has only been worn for about one minute.

Top to bottom: wishing bones, wings, gold bars, “love.”

Top to bottom: rhinestones, pearls, triangles, bows.

Top to bottom: birds, arrows, small rhinestones, black cats.

The black cat earrings have the kittens’ tiny lil’ butts instead of normal earring backings, so it looks like the cats are stuck halfway through your ear (which seems a bit twisted, in my opinion. FREE THE KITTIES!).

A few of the posts are a little crooked, but you can’t tell once you put them in.

How to Enter:

Just leave a comment saying you would like to enter. Make sure to get a parent’s permission before entering, because if you win, I’ll need your address to ship the prize to you.

Sorry — this giveaway is only open to residents of the USA.

Also, please make sure that the email you enter in the comment form is correct. If you’re the winner, I’ll contact you using that email address.

For extra entries:

  • Follow Let’s Be Lost.
  • Post about my giveaway on your blog and link back to this post.
  • Share this post on Pinterest.
  • Share this post on Facebook.
  • Tell your friends about this giveaway by sending them the link.

Each of the things above will get you one extra entry. You can only do each of them once (except for the tell-a-friend one — you can do that as many times as you want, but tell a different friend each time). After you do it, leave me a separate comment for each extra entry saying what you did.

The last day to enter is April 10th.

Good luck!

-Loren

3/22/13

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I love music. Bands should be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. One of my favorite bands is (*cough* was *cough*) My Chemical Romance. For those who don’t know, they broke up on 3/22/13.

I actually only started listening to their music last year, so I wasn’t a fan when they broke up. But I’m still pretty sad that My Chemical Romance isn’t together anymore — because, holy crap, they were great.

(MCRX WAS JUST PLAIN MEAN, OK, I’M SO ANGRY.)

I’m hoping I can drag some of you into this emo void with me, so here are some the MCR songs that mean the most to me, with links to YouTube so you can listen to them, if you’d like. :)

The Light Behind Your Eyes- My Chemical Romance:

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The Light Behind Your Eyes // Conventional Weapons

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The World is Ugly // Conventional Weapons

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Famous Last Words // The Black Parade

The Kids From Yesterday - My Chemical Romance:

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The Kids From Yesterday // Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Sleep-Welcome to the black parade.MCR #black #white #grey #sleep #mychemicalromance #mcr #welcometotheblackparade #blackparade #gerard #gerardway #frank #frankiero #mikey #mikeyway #ray #raytoro #bob #bobbryar

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Sleep // The Black Parade

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Cancer // The Black Parade

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Fake Your Death // May Death Never Stop You


I believe that all of those are clean, but if you want to make sure, just look up the lyrics. :)

 So this whole post is just me being emo. Oh well.

PLEASE TELL ME SOME OF YOU LIKE MCR. I NEED TO CRY WITH SOMEONE. NO EMO SHOULD GO THROUGH THIS TRAGIC DAY ALONE.

-Loren

(I still haven’t made a new sign-off . . .)

What the Heck

Before we begin, I’m just going to say that I don’t really know what this post is about. It feels like one of those live streams where the host has no plan (Or something like that. My similes suck.). I wandered around my room with a camera, and that’s how this post was born.

Let’s go, shall we?

This is what my desk looks like right now. I blame art. I’m doing a watercolor painting of a coyote. Working on it yesterday morning, I was so tired that I put the wrong end of the brush into the paint water.

It’s not quite done. I still need to put some grass in the foreground to hide the fact that the coyote had no legs. Oops.

I embroidered this and my mom helped me put it in a frame.

Any Twenty One Pilots fans out there? I’m hoping my internet friends have better taste in music than my irl ones, since only one of them likes the band.

YES, I HAVE LODESTAR. BOW BEFORE ME, PEASANTS.

However, I haven’t read it yet, so we can’t fangirl together in the comments.

Jars of Orbeez have been sitting in the bathroom for years — they’ve been there since elementary school, I think. I used to change their water everyday, because I was a weird little duckling.

My mum finally convinced me to throw them out, though. They’re sitting in a strainer until we can figure out how to dispose of them.

I’m one of those people who love plants and give them cute pots and talk to them and name them. I got some mini cacti that I absolutely adore.

But they don’t have names yet. Do you guys have any suggestions? In my mind, the one in the gray and blue pot is a boy, and the one above is a girl. I’ll probably end up naming them after band members, but I’d still love to see what you would name them.

So I know my posts have been pretty spread out lately, and I’m sorry about that. I’d like to write about my thoughts and feelings and opinions on the world, but my family reads this blog, and I wouldn’t like them to see those things. I don’t want to share my views with my family, because if they disagree with me . . . things at home will get weird. Maybe someday I will be able to post things without worrying about my family reading them.

-Loren

(No pretty sign-off today. I don’t want to use my winter one because it feels like spring, and I haven’t made a spring one yet.)

♥ ♥ ♥

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m not exactly a fan of this holiday. If you love someone, you should make them feel special and important on every day of the year, not just on Valentine’s Day.

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Anyway, Den Mother, one of my beautiful best friends, bought roses for me! They’ve wilted a little since I received them (I was gone all weekend on a retreat with one of my other best friends, so I wasn’t able to photograph the flowers until today), but they’re still wonderful. I really love Den Mother. :)

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My mom made some adorable heart-shaped pancakes this morning. :)

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For anyone who is sad about being single on Valentine’s Day, remember this:

“Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” -Song of Songs 2:7

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And if that verse doesn’t mean anything to you because you’re not Christian, there are always the wise words of Fall Out Boy, from the song Save Rock and Roll:

“You are what you love, not who loves you.”

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Shout out to all the aromantics and asexuals who are confused by this weird, lovey-dovey holiday. You guys are great. :)

I hope everyone has had a good day. If not, just remember: you can start over every morning. You’re going to be OK, even if it takes awhile. Hang in there.

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