Monday, April 29, 2013

Currently + Manet

The Luncheon on the Grass by Édouard Manet 1862-1863

Inspired by. Art inspires me endlessly, and my current fascination is with the 19th-century French painter, Édouard Manet. I would love a book on both his life, and his work.

Loving. This weekend was amazing, because it was simple. It consisted of sleeping in, the New York Times crossword puzzle, coffee dates, shopping, family dinner, long walks, and playing cards. Honestly, I can not think of anything more perfect.

Working on. One of my favorite things to do is to make Shutterfly books. You can digitally create a scrapbook, and then they send it to you in the mail. My favorite part is picking out different embellishments and playing with the orientation of the photograph.

Reading. The Great Gatsby. I have not read anything other than a textbook in a while, so this is very exciting. This summer I hope to read at least five classic novels, that I have not read. I'm taking suggestions. I would love to hear about everyone's favorite books.

Watching. In the background of tidying up the house, looking over schoolwork, and doing a little blog upkeep, I decided to put on Spiderman. I totally have a girl crush on Kirsten Dunst.

Thinking about. Jason and I are planning a trip to San Francisco, California this summer. It is our next big adventure. We are thinking about going late July or early August, hopefully just in time to see the fog roll in over the Golden Gate bridge. It is about an eleven hour drive from Phoenix, but we are going to stop in Los Angeles overnight to stay with my brother and then take the Pacific Coast Highway all the way up.

Tasting. Fresh corn on the cob. My mom made some for a family dinner, and I forgot how yummy, and fun it is to have.

Anticipating. The end of the semester! A little over a week and everything will be turned in, and finals will be taken. I can not wait to have the summer ahead of me, and have all the time in the world to read, paint, and go on adventures.

Listening to. The Postal Service. I love Ben Gibbard. Always have, always will.

Wishing. A pretty, new bathing suit is on the top of my wish list. It is almost time to go swimming!

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


  1. Wow love this post.
    Sounds like you have a pretty exciting summer heading your way! (I'm also a lover of corn on the cob-nothing quite like it)and funnily enough I've just received a shutter fly book I have made for my nephew -a 365 for his first year!

    Thanks for sharing

    Ps here is my currently : But I might have to lift your format if you dont mind!

    1. Shutterfly is the best! Your book sounds like a good one :)

      I will definitely check out your post!

  2. I love reading your currently posts! Everything sounds so perfect and calm and nice! I've read a lot of classics for school, so my faves are Frankenstein, The Lost World, Dr. Faustus, North and South, Country of the Pointed Firs and anything Jane Austen.

    1. Thank you! I have always wanted to read a Jane Austen book. I think that just got added to my summer agenda :)