concert photos and updates on life….

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and some stickers i made for jesse james, since it was their CD release party… 2538346651_e09df701c7

i really can’t tell you how inspired i feel when i hear jeremy play. his concert was so beautiful. it’s the greatest feeling in the world. a little over a year ago i saw him for the first time and that night was the night i decided to become a painter. i think it was a combination of how overwhelmingly beautiful his music is and how inspiring it felt to see him (and other people) my own age doing something so ambitious and brave. i guess you could say that mr. larson changed my life… and that was all before we officially met. it’s an honor to be involved with his music. he’s the most talented person i know, so it feels good to be challenged a little bit more each day to work hard and to do the things that i really love. see more photos here. it’s saturday. i spent the whole week in houston with my friend, carrie, trying to get inspired and stuff… that felt good… sometimes i get so overwhelmed and it’s good to have a little pause. this week i am planning to not make plans, only art. ๐Ÿ˜€ what are you working on? ps. a few more photos that our lovely friend kelsie took a few weekends ago….

1=23456we don’t often get candid photos, so these make me really happy. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • hey, i just saw your new uploads at flickr which led me to jeremy’s myspace…his music is beautiful, thanks for sharing the link

    and i wish i was working on something LOL but i do enjoy seeing what you give birth to, you’re a joy

  • beautiful how the people you love tend to inspire you more than anything/anyone else.

    xx fanny

  • Els- thanks for always sharing your heart – so genuine and real – many people would be scared to share the raw stuff of life, you, sweetie, are the real deal!

    Ahh- what am I working on? This week working on my new AMStudio Papercrafting kit for June and some upcoming classes, etc.

    Definately need to find some time to create just for me – you fer sure know what I mean!

  • im workin on grad stuff. I accidentally pressed format on my camera and it deleted EVERYTHING off the card. :[ all my grad pics and grad party pics. Im so upset. any advice? I have all of the graduation pics on the computer but not really any of the party.

    :[

    peace.

    mAdi

  • hay elsie what are your fave songs of jeremys?

    love the new photos!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • You seem so amazingly happy. I love to read your blog and smile. You remind me so much of my oldest daughter. Keep being beautiful and you.

  • That’s so amazing that he inspires you so much. I agree with Anna-Marie ,, you are the real deal ,, so genuine!! And thanks for inspiring everyone else with your creations!!

    As for what I’m doing this weekend ,, actually just relaxing! I should be working on the album I’m doing for a neighbor, but just not real motivated to do it at the moment.

    I’m really glad to hear that you had a wonderful time at the concert!

  • Jeremy’s show sounds like it was great time, I can’t imagine how proud you are when you hear him perform… you’re blessed girl!! Those dinos are freaking adorable, I love them!

    I think it’s great that you took some time ‘off’ to re-energize. It’s good for the creative soul to refresh, and I hope you feel just that, refreshed! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great week with art!

    xoxo, holly

  • I’m so glad the concert was fun! I knew it would be ๐Ÿ™‚ So sad right now that I missed it ๐Ÿ™

    Love the pictures of you, you’re adorable!

    I just finished my first clear mini album (of the Springfield pics) and some other scrappy stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi Elsie,

    I listened to Jeremy’s album today and loved it! His voice is beautiful. I can see how he inspires you. Thanks for turning me on to it!

    Jennifer

  • that is such a cute story! i love how inspiration always hits when you least expect it to. thanks for sharing :]

  • I would actually rather send this as an email, but I don’t see your addy posted anywhere. I think YOU approve your comments tho, so you’ll get this like it was an email anyway. …but you don’t have to publish it. ๐Ÿ™‚ haha.

    so, I have a pretty steep request. I just ADORE the shirt that you’re wearing (not the vest… the shirt) and I was wondering if you could take some more detailed photos of it for me (of just the shirt, it doesn’t have to be on you). I’d like to try to make one similar, and I’d sorta’ like to see the sleeves and collar better. I know you are SUPER busy and this may not be something you’re up to. but, if you could, that would be greatly appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks in advance! (but no worries if you can’t/don’t do this.) lovelovelove!

  • I am working on going through my awesome new recipe idea box that I got in the mail this week….Elsie, it is so great, thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • Dictionary definition:

    candid

    Main Entry: canยทdid

    Pronunciation: หˆkan-dษ™d

    Function: adjective

    …………4: relating to or being photography of subjects acting naturally or spontaneously without being posed

  • It’s nice to hear that you have found someone so special to you!

    I just want to tell you that ever since I found your blog I’ve been so inspired by you. Not only by your amazing work (I love it!) but just as much by your outlook on life. You seem so positive and nice and passionate about being an artist. You do your own thing, to me that’s the sign of a real artist.

    I work on illustrations for a book at the moment. Also trying to scrapbook “first year” albums to my daughters but I suck at scrapbooking major events!

  • Wish I would’ve known you were in Houston!! I would love to meet you one day. You inspire me so much!!

    I know exactly what you mean about the feeling you got to see all those people your own age doing what they love, what they are passionate about! Its overwhelming and awesome and an almost undescribable feeling.

  • Oh my daughter Brianna is in LOOOVE with Jeremy’s music. After following the link from your blog to let her listen to your man’s hypnotic voice and music, Brianna is HOOKED!!!! She is annoyed that we are unable to get Jeremy’s Album here in Australia, so she has been listening to Jeremy’s music on his myspace page….

    You both are so inspirational and I thank you for bringing a smile to my daughters face….

  • Oh my daughter Brianna is in LOOOVE with Jeremy’s music. After following the link from your blog to let her listen to your man’s hypnotic voice and music, Brianna is HOOKED!!!! She is annoyed that we are unable to get Jeremy’s Album here in Australia, so she has been listening to Jeremy’s music on his myspace page….

    You both are so inspirational and I thank you for bringing a smile to my daughters face….

  • Oh my daughter Brianna is in LOOOVE with Jeremy’s music. After following the link from your blog to let her listen to your man’s hypnotic voice and music, Brianna is HOOKED!!!! She is annoyed that we are unable to get Jeremy’s Album here in Australia, so she has been listening to Jeremy’s music on his myspace page….

    You both are so inspirational and I thank you for bringing a smile to my daughters face….

  • Nice post Elsie!!

    I’ve been working on learning more about digital scrapbooking, I’m actually doing layouts now. I’m also learning how to use a wacom graphics pen tablet. I want to learn how to make my own brushes. My inspiration on how to’s is coming from a book by Simple Scrapbooks Digital Designs 2 Author Renee Pearson.

    I really liked your pictures. Very Retro!!

  • Hey E!

    Great stuff. I look like you had some fun. It’s always good to get away from work and inspiration usually hits!

    I’m working on a new business adventure. Cross you fingers for me. Wedding invites and more. Super excited about it.

    Have a great week hon.

  • Wow…I call that a love letter to your man ๐Ÿ™‚

    Well, I hope you are not getting grilled here in Houston! ๐Ÿ™‚

    If you have the time, check out the montrose area…they have awesome antique stores and crazy cool designer stores…you will like it! By the way, on Thursdays the Museum of Fine Arts is free ๐Ÿ™‚

    I still hope I get my volunteer job at the CKU! Have a great stay!

  • Since today I hit the jack pot and found Love, Elsie stuff at Joanns this morning I’m going to work on projects using the Zoe line. I bought the camera shaped chipboard album and though I’m not sure what’s going in it I can’t wait to fill it and be artsy and just have fun!

  • We’ve been taking photos around here, my teen daughter and I – inspired by yours! Thanks for sharing the inspiration. (P.S. Our Hello Kitty photo shoot is this weekend!)

  • you are all golden to the world of women my friend. it is toooo fabulous! thanks for putting my flickr out there girl.

  • Els, i love these photos of jeremy playing.. and trey too! dig his scarf…anywho… mr. larson is amazing… he really is a beautiful soul… it was so great spending some time w/him during our trip to see you… and to see how much he inspires you first hand in person was so amazing. something so special. anyway… love u! xo

  • He looks like a super sweetheart and you deserve to be happy! It’s nice to be lucky in love. Creative guys are the best, in my humble opinion. When I met my husband, 14 years ago, he had the best looking silky black hair I’d ever seen on a man besides Elvis. He had a pompadour too, not one of those silly birds nest pompadours…. Anyway, I’m glad you’re so in love.

    How do you get the corner rounded photos on your blog? I have yet to figure that out! Drives me crazy. I’ve seen it over at the Black Apple too. I can’t do it. Ugh. I wish they’d come out with a book of how-tos about Typepad. Someone would make a mint if it were published! There’s an idea for you.

    Love your Recipe Box. It’s wonderful!

  • Also, I loved what your friend wrote on her My Space page about not wanting pictures of half naked girls and messages from 40 year old dudes. She’s awesome.

  • Hello there.

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, and it inspired me to start a blog of my own. I’d love it if you’d check it out.

    ciaolovely.blogspot.com

    Thanks,

    Faith