Tuesday, August 25, 2015

of black and white - muses

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

I've been thinking a lot in black and white lately, in that I've come to the point where I've had to define a lot of areas I thought wouldn't ever actually apply to my life. It's been a good time to step back and reassess much of what I took for granted. My values, morals, and even the little things one rarely thinks about.

I've compiled a collage of B&W muses depicting a lot of what is going through my head just now. Be inspired to rethink those things you take for granted. Know what you believe and why you believe it.

It matters.

1. reminds me of the infinite everything of God. and adventures. and venturing into the unknown, afraid of nothing because He is on our side.
2. the sea reminds me to be brave, venture on wilder seas. face the unknown and conquer my fears. plus, whales.
3. working on some new typography designs. this is some of my musings thus far.
4. inspired by some of my heroes, like winston churchill (shown in photograph), c.s. lewis, g.k. chesterton, and so many others. so much to learn from those who've come before us. plus this photo leads to a link of some of the neatest libraries owned by 15 famous men.
5. because life is always this & ... there's so much room for this and something else, so stay open to plenty of "ands". also, typography is my thing just now.
6. getting my photography game on these days, and this particular image is really inspiring. not sure why exactly, but it just is. also, it's reminding me i'm not a fan of guys just now ... long story.
7. may i never forget this Truth. He died so i could live. what truth. trials and pain have nothing on me, for my life is for Him and Him alone.
8. lions remind me of being bold for the Truth. so stand up for all that is good, true, just, lovely, and pure. plus, lions are my favorite animal ever. so.
9. reminds me of the how great our God is. His love, grace, all that He is, is abounding and forever, and so much like a great mountain that you can't quite grasp it's greatness, but you know in your heart it's greater and deeper and stronger than what you may see of it or know of it.

All Text © 2015 Footprints in the Sand | All Images sourced above

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lipstick & Gelato || FEATURED BLOG

make-up art by the talent Rachel

People! Lovers of good food and high fashion (or just fashion in general), turn yourself to this site: 

My dear friend Rachel, who I've told you about before, now has a NEW blog called LIPSTICK & GELATO. It's a lovely blog of food, fashion, and art! Eee, I love it.

And what's more, Rachel is hosting a fantastic giveaway on her blog in honor of it's launch. Go check out her blog, enter the giveaway to win some loveliness, and share about L&G!

OH! And check out this post, How-To Throw a Party: Picnic Version! It features the lovely picnic Rachel and I had last year, in all it's simplicity, beauty, authenticity and joy. Seriously though folks, you can't beat a picnic in Williamsburg with a good friend.

All text  © 2015 Footprints in the Sand || All Images © 2015 Lipstick & Gelato

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

i like

i like the smell of the earth. especially after it's rained.
i like the touch of the sea, the force and motion and power behind the waves.
i like the taste of fresh fruit and homegrown veggies. 
i like the sight of life, taking in all the happenings and colors of living.
i like the sound of laughter. real, deep, unashamed laughter.
i like the feeling of being truly alive.

Abbotsford, Sir Walter Scott's house (castle) in Melrose, Scotland (c) May 2015

All text and All Images © 2015 Footprints in the Sand

Monday, August 3, 2015

England & Scotland Adventuring in Instagram shots || PART I

 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

All the shots in this series are shot solely on my Android phone, with minimal to no editing. Minimal editing through VSCOCam.

Most of you probably already know, some of you may not, but I had the immense privilege to travel to London and then Scotland this last May. The shots in this series, England & Scotland Adventuring in Instagram shots, as well as the other series I started, That Far Off Place Called Scotland || UK Adventuring Part I, are all part of my UK Adventure 2015 complete series.

1. Houses of Parliament, London, England.
2Saw Big Ben and the London Eye. ✔
3. Trafalgar Square, with Big Ben in the background.
4. Hello Scotland!
5. Abbotsford, Sir Walter Scott's House (basically castle), is fantastic in it's architecture and personality. Oh and that's me there too.
6. Further proof of Abottsford's castle-esque beauty.
7And then there were horses in the field behind Abbotsford. They came galloping up out of nowhere to where I was wandering. Ohh, heeey horses! ... I guess they wanted their photo taken.
8Hello Edinburgh! My view through the bus window.
9This fantastic old Scottish hotel. Scotland's architecture is mind blowing
10. My first authentic Scottish meal of Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties Pie, at the eatery in Edinburgh Castle. First time having haggis and I loved it. 
11. Sir Walter Scott monument. Such gorgeous, intricate work. 
12St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. The church of John Knox.

Stay tuned for more Instagram shots (as well as photographs from my camera)!

All text and All Images © 2015 Footprints in the Sand