Waxed leaves wall art by Elsie Marley
It’s coming whether you like it or not – this weekend marks the beginning of fall.
While summer is my favourite season, I always look forward to the coziness fall brings. I just love the turning of the leaves, warm bubbling soups and the smell of pumpkins being carved and baked.
What’s your favourite part about autumn and what are
your plans for this equinox weekend?
Cassette graphic by Evan McMahon
Jem inspired makeup from the Winter 2008 Issue of Pulp Magazine, photography by Kelly Thompson
LA Gear shoes found on Cristal Milk
Floppy Disk sticky notes from Burak Kaynak
Rainbow bright inspired dress from McKenna Bleu
If you’re an 80′s child like me, this week’s Friday Five may have just forced a smile to creep out of that pretty little face of yours. Yup, I’m taking you back to the days of bright colours, inspirational hero rock singers, music that you had to fast forward and rewind, and the dawn of the computer age.
Welcome back to the 80′s friends. And,have a lovely weekend!
I have distant memories as a kid sitting in front of our box of a computer screen (fan whirring loudly alongside), painting in horrendous stock colours using Microsoft Paint.
My creations were nothing like Hal Lasko’s.
This 98 year old man creates beautiful pieces of art, one pixel at a time. This retired typographer nicknamed Grandpa has a strong devotion to his art process. He spends hours each day sitting at his computer painting pixels until his work is complete, then sees it through to completion through the printing process. Why? Because it’s fun.
It’s no longer work, it’s fun. When I worked I always had to do something to please the client.
The most beautiful thing about his story confirms that, just because you retire doesn’t mean you stop living life. It’s when you start
. You have the freedom to do what you want, when you want, for how long you want, and if you can channel those wants into a creative outlet there’s nothing that can stop you. That is how I want to live my life, before and after retirement.
Grandpa, you’re a complete inspiration.
Check out this video for more insight into Hal Lasko and his work.
Isn’t he just the cutest?
Is there an elderly person so full of life who inspires you?
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Providing we went to school on the usual first day back after labour day, today marks the 25th year when I first met my bff. Yes, we’ve known each other for 25 years and have been inseparable best friends for 20 of those.
Our friendship is unique – there aren’t many people who remain in the same place for so long, let alone maintain the same friends. Through those 25 years we’ve gone through every triumph, heart ache, hearts bursting with joy and amazing life changing events together, and I know we’ll continue to do so for another 25, 50 (and if science is advanced enough) 75 years.
Tonight we’ll celebrate our silver friendaversary with dinner. Because friendships deserve to be celebrated.
Happy 25 years Wendy!
And before I leave you for the weekend…don’t forget to enter the anniversary giveaways!
Tell me about your best friend!