Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Favorites



one: Gray Eclipse Big Town Bag by the wren
two: Bulut from designbynihan
three: Landscape 269 by cwysart
four: Bitter Chocolate and Blue Felt bangle from exclamationpoint

Stepping back to see the big picture is hard to do. Especially when there's so much going on that snaps you back to the demanding details of the here and now. But, every once in a while, you get those "big picture" moments. I have a tendency to feel emotions intensely. I also use Universals a lot, like all the time, always! Thus, I freak out when I'm having a particularly rough moment because I think it's always been that way and will always be that way. I forget to take a step back and see that these intense moments come. And then they go. And normalcy resumes. For me I feel instantly comforted when I realize that the rough moments aren't a constant state of being. I feel capable of handling so much more if I know that the quiet moments and days will come again.

I feel so energized at the start of a post like this, but when I finish my thought I think "Oh geez, Julia, way to go and state the obvious!" Well, maybe it's super obvious, but golly, I needed to hear it this week *grins*

Sending you heaps of love and delight this weekend!

25 comments:

drollgirl said...

oh my. i use universals ALL THE TIME. :)

Kotori said...

Love that bag - great list of favorites, as always! Hope you have a fabulous Valentine weekend!

Mrs.French said...

it's a running joke with my friends how often I use "universals"...I think we are just passionate! I love all of your choices...which should be no surprise, I always do...xo t

Lizzy said...

Loving the favs this Friday. Have a superb Valentines weekend.

Vana said...

Funny you say this Jewels...because i have been feeling this way for some time now...no particular reason, just life in general. You are right, stepping back is not easy, but something we should all do, we owe it to our sweet selves. Have a super happy weekend friend!

Design Lovely said...

Your writing is so beautiful! My fave is the landscape. So peaceful and serene. Have a great Valentines Day!

Rachel said...

Sometimes the obvious desperately needs saying! Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

wunderbug said...

there's a song that i love listening to (ok, i know i have a tendency to refer to songs) by india.arie called 'this too shall pass'.

you should download it cause it's awesome. i love to listen to it in my car - super loud - when i'm feeling overwhelmed.

ThePeachTree said...

I'm SOO in the mood for shipping :) Have a wonderful valentine's lady! Thanks for the much needed "step back" reminder.

AND:

http://www.thepeachtreebrooklyn.com/2009/02/6th-of-6th-to-six.html

cindy : quaint said...

i feel the same way, sometimes. like nothing will ever be good, again. but, usually, the sun comes out and all is well. thanks for saying it in your eloquent way. have a nice weekend. happy love day!

aimee said...

i totally, completely, thoroughly, understand this feeling - those intense moments that define everything can be overwhelming. they're not always easy to live through, but i think they're fascinating to look back on after the universal illumination has passed.

littlebyrd said...

Very timely - I needed this insight. thank you for having the ability to express in words in such a wonderful way

Callie Grayson said...

I too use universals, can't help it.... i am emotionally driven. It's the artist in us:)

great friday picks, I am always looking forward to them.
xx
callie

tanya said...

What a lovely post! I completely agree with you about the big picture view sometimes. I think many of use universals a lot, so you're not alone :-) Hope you have a great rest of the day, dear!!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i love it---we need you to state the obvious so we can see just how universal all this is! tahnks for your insight sweet jewels...hope the weekend has been lovely!

paula said...

how cozy would that sweater be. i so want to be at the beach.

dojski said...

Love the bag! Also, am hoping to get a picture of me just like that number #2 this coming summer (it's March and April here). =)

These past few days have been 'details' for me. I'm still hoping to see the 'big picture'. ;)

Brittany Noel said...

Sometimes we need to step back, and sometimes we need to be told that we need to step back. Lovely post Julia!

I really really love the cabled sweater. So gorgeous!

Lindello said...

Nice choices! So fresh and lovely. That sweater is beautiful!

please sir said...

I think this post is great. I tend to feel the same way...then feel a little crazy...and wonder if I'm a spaz and the only one? I'm glad I'm not! But, I agree...it's good to take a moment and step back - need to do that more!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

You're so adorable. You're not stating the obvious at all...but rather articulating what I often feel, but don't always find the words to express. A perfect post!

pve design said...

your friday faves are good every day of the week. especially to stand back and look upon them....
better and better.
pve

Courtney said...

Hi Julia,

Love your blog! I came upon it via a link on Callie Grayson's blog. You have a great etsy shop and some wonderful finds! I look forward to following along.

Courtney

Joyce said...

Great post and not alone! I like your pics too!! Enjoy...

picciolo said...

your post made me stop and think, thank you, and for your lovely friday favourites too
: )