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Archive for November, 2012

Monday Inspiration

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 3 Comments

It’s finally Christmas time – we’re decorating the house now, putting up the tree and “decking the halls” with all the ribbons and evergreen garlands we’ve collected over the years; and all to our favorite Christmas music. (Which by the way, Carol of the Bells by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is just about the best to me. I’ve played THAT one on repeat probably too many times. ;) ) There’s something extra-special about this time of year. The cold, the excitement, and the fun of giving gifts to loved ones just can’t be beat. This year we’re going to have a…

Giving Thanks (because you don’t just have to do it on Thanksgiving)

Posted on: November 23rd, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 6 Comments

I’m one of those people who refuse to listen to Christmas music, don’t put Christmas decorations up, or think about snow and winter until after Thanksgiving. I like to enjoy fall in all its glory for as long as possible – I think it’s my favorite season. And I love Thanksgiving, too. We do have much to be thankful for, and to sit down and just think of all those things is so good. So this is my list, from A to Z, of the things I’m thankful for this year. Art. It’s beautiful. // Best Friends. They are priceless…

Beautiful and Bright

Posted on: November 15th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 4 Comments

This is definitely one of my favorite mood boards – I haven’t done as much work with so many colors like this, so it’s been great to expand my horizons and have some fun with playful patterns, fonts, and color palettes. (You can’t go wrong with chevrons and scripts, right?)

Monday Inspiration

Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 2 Comments

Breathes there the man with soul so dead // Who never to himself hath said, // This is my own, my native land! // Whose heart hath ne’er within him burned, // As home his footsteps he hath turned // From wandering on a foreign strand? // If such there breathe, go, mark him well; // For him no minstrel raptures swell; // High though his titles, proud his name, // Boundless his wealth as wish can claim, // Despite those titles, power, and pelf, // The wretch, concentred all in self, // Living, shall forfeit fair renown, // And,…


Posted on: November 9th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 3 Comments

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” I love that quote from Ernest Hemmingway – it’s true. And I’ve felt that more than ever this year during NaNoWriMo, having to juggle so many things but still write. And then, of course, there have been those annoying moments when I can’t get my characters to act like they should – they decide they’re going to be little goody-goodies and I just can’t stop them from it. So yes, I’ve been bleeding all week, but still loving it. I’ve been so motivated to…