Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blog Book - DIY

Make your own blog book. By creating a book where you can store all your creative thoughts will help you when you hit writer's block.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Look for Him.

“But there must be a real giving up of the self. You must throw it away "blindly" so to speak. Christ will indeed give you a real personality: but you must not go to Him for the sake of that. As long as your own personality is what you are bothering about you are not going to Him at all. The very first step is to try to forget about the self altogether. Your real, new self (which is Christ's and also yours, and yours just because it is His) will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when you are looking for Him. Does that sound strange? The same principle holds, you know, for more everyday matters. Even in social life, you will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making. Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. The principle runs through all life from top to bottom. Give up your self, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favourite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in” (226-227).

-C.S Lewis, Mere Christianity, Book 4

 I have found that when people try to find satisfaction in themselves, they will only come up with “hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay” (227). But when we run after God and seek His ways with all our hearts, we will find eternal life. We will gain the All after having given up our all. We must “keep back nothing” (227) from God. For that which has not died in us will never be raised from the dead. Nothing that we could do can ever save us, but everything in Christ can. Look for Christ, dear reader, and “you will (surely) find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in” (227). 

Seek Him First,
All text © 2012 C.S Lewis, thoughts from Footprints in the Sand | All Images © 2012 Hislight Photography

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DIY Binder Cover - Back to School

   Yes, I know you all have already started school and that this DIY is belated, but nonetheless here it is. How To Creatively Make Your Own Binder Covers for School. Binder covers can sometimes be very basic, typed up paper of your class, teacher and year. As it is my last semester in official high school, I decided to be a little more creative with my work books. 

   All you need is paper (works best if you use card-stock), paint (I used watercolor), paint brushes (can never have too many of these), preferred binders (ones with clear sleeves on the front/back), and somewhere to work.

Monday, October 15, 2012

[Away we go] Edinburgh - Anthropologie

   In August, Anthropologie featured a few Scotland musings on their blog Magazine at a Glance, as well as in their September (2012) catalog. Likewise, the July-August issue of Victoria Magazine also featured Scotland (but that is another blog post). For the most part, I think all of you know about my love for Scotland. {in a nutshell: I love Scotland a lot. I love the culture, the language (Scottish-Gaelic), the people, the land, and even the food. Something about that place just sparks in me a real joy. } So when I received both of these issues in the mail I was pretty stoked. In this post, I thought I would share with you some of muses found in the pages of Anthropologie, Scotland edition (more specifically, Edinburgh centered). I took of few snapshots of some of my favorite pages from Anthro's September magazine. 
These wallpaper designs are really quite fantastic!

A must have: patterned scarves.

Is there some place you long to travel to? Go ahead, share your wanderlust with the world.

All text © 2012 Footprints in the Sand | All Images © 2012 Hislight Photography, taken of pages from Anthropologie's September 2012 | *Beannachdan = Blessings in Scottish Gaelic