Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Proust Questionnaire


I have been feeling under the weather lately, so that means my time has been spent watching Modern Family and drinking a lot of tea. I decided to go through our apartment to see if there was anything I wanted to donate to Goodwill, or sell in my ebay store. I was successful in finding items for both, but I also came across the book Influence where I first discovered the Proust Questionnaire. I filled it out a few years ago, but I feel like it's important to answer the questions again every few years.

What is your most marked characteristic?
I have been told that I have my grandmother Leona's brown eyes

The quality you most like in a man?
Intelligence

The quality you most like in a woman?
Gentleness

What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty

What is your principle defect?
Niceness

What is your favorite occupation?
Artist

What is your dream of happiness?
Living in an amazing city, traveling, and having children

What to your mind would be the greatest misfortunes?
Losing someone I love

What would you like to be?
A person with many stamps in her passport

In what country would you like to live?
If not in the United States, then England

What is your favorite color?
A tie between black and white

What is your favorite flower?
Peonies

What is your favorite bird?
Owl

Who are your favorite prose writers?
William Shakespeare

Who is your favorite poet?
Robert Frost

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Peter Pan

Who is your favorite heroine of fiction?
Hermione Granger

Who is your favorite composer?
Of Monsters & Men

Who are your favorite painters?
Jackson Pollock, Sol LeWitt, Bridget Riley, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, and Claude Monet

Who are your heroes in real life?
Jason George

What is it you most dislike?
Child or animal abuse

What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Public speaking

How would you like to die?
Never

What is your present state of mind?
Focused

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
A good caffè latte

What is your motto?
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished"

What is your name or Pseudo?
My first name is Megan, but I go by my middle name Naomi

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pantone Paint Chip Art



It's a cold and rainy day, so I thought why not put together a little Pantone paint chip project. I just staggered the paint chips and put them in an IKEA frame I already had. I have seen some cool pixel paint chip projects, but this one fits our home a little better.

Have you ever done a project with paint chips?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hyacinth Bulbs





I love having little cacti and succulents around our apartment, but I thought I would try something new. This is my first time planting bulbs! I got these from this Etsy shop. They arrived perfectly, and I can't wait to see them bloom.

Have you ever planted a bulb?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Houston, TX











Houston is filled with beautiful street art, a wonderful museum, and some of the best coffee shops I have ever been to. We had a great weekend exploring new parts of the city, and making great memories! The Museum of Fine Arts Houston had a wonderful exhibit called, "Line: Making the Mark". I discovered new artists and left feeling completely inspired. I highly suggest it if you are in the area.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Currently


Watching: Downton Abbey

Reading: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Loving: when Jason, our friend Brian, and I went to the Phoenix Art Museum on New Years Eve. It was one of my favorite things we did on our trip.

Playing with: the idea of moving to San Diego. My brother suggested that we would enjoy it there. Have you been? What do you think of the city?

Thinking about: planning our Ruby Falls trip. We are thinking about going for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Working on: I just finished a black and white cacti painting.

Tasting: bring on the 90% Lindt.

Listening to: Led Zeppelin, II. Their second album will forever be my favorite.

Excited to: go to Houston, Texas this weekend! Our first road trip in 2015!

Thank you to Danielle at Sometimes Sweet for the idea for this post. What are you currently into?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Louisiana State Capitol











The three of us drove up to Baton Rouge on Sunday for some coffee and a stroll. We had never seen the Louisiana State Capitol building, so we thought it would be a good time to do so. The building itself was beautiful, but I especially liked the hedged pathways.

Have you ever visited your state capitol building?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Phoenix Street Art


















There are few things that could be better than spending the day with a good friend, drinking delicious coffee, and walking around a beautiful city looking at amazing art. We spent the last day of 2014 doing just that. I had such an amazing trip, and we definitely ended the year with a whole new bundle of memories!