+ admitting to la la land. +

This is a big thing for me:

Growing up as a kid, it was a common joke in our family to call me out for being “in La La Land.” It hurt a lot, most of the time, and has been something I’ve held on to for years.

Today, i’m letting it go.

The truth is, more often than not I DO live in my own little world, and over the last few weeks I have realized this is a blessing, not the curse that I was ashamed of. “La La Land” is the source of most of my creativity, my worthwhile thoughts, everything I write, and quite honestly it is the heart of me. It is the part of me that stubbornly insists on loving and living like a child. I love it, my God loves it, and the few that truly know me well love it. So, here’s to being honest, and to living in our own little, better worlds.

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Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. Gloria Steinem


+ simple things. +

i want to be content
with only
the simple things.

this may be the theme for my planning and my photography for the month of august.

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i am also going to start sharing free textures for everyone’s use.

here we go!


+ i am a lady. write me a love letter. +

“You are well! You think of me! You will always love me. I believe you: now I am happy. I live again. How impatiently I waited for your letter! I am sure my hands trembled when opening it. My countenance changed; my voice altered. I was just at that moment about to send you a letter expressing my great uneasiness. While you are amusing yourself, you forget how much my heart suffers…

Adieu, my dearest love. My affection for you is ardent and sincere. I would love you even more than I do, if I knew how.”

– written to Sophie Volland, Au Grandval, Oct 20, 1759 by Denis Diderot

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this print now available for sale on my etsy shop. .

+ tgif +

new artwork up on laurennicolelove.etsy.com today!

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you should also check out ohhellofriend.blogspot.com & blissfulb.blogspot.com.


+ hush, she said. +

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lots of love to madebygirl.blogspot.com who featured my work here!

also to wishpot.com, hellyeahdude.com, buzzfeed, designworklife.com, thingstodotoday.com, lapetitemore.tumblr.com, leoburnett.com, endearing.tumblr.com, and all the rest who have featured my love + 100 strangers project!.

+ today i went exploring. +

elle moss.

her photo blog & her diary of sorts

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yvette inufio

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Women speak two languages.
One of which is verbal.

~ William Shakespeare


+ i am a lady. +

many thanks to www.decor8blog.com who featured my work here!.

+ pretending. +


i want to squint my eyes til all that can i see
are the blinding, glassy drops of water
bouncing off the rays of light between you and me



+ only good in theory +

it was good in theory, she said


+ injustice +

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

Bishop Desmond Tutu.