Friday, August 20, 2010

Frantic Friday


Just a quick post to say HAPPY FRIDAY! ...Aaaaand to let you know that I've been having a major brain fart... ehem, errr.... a lapse in mental organization! I can't seem to finalize my post on what it is I've been wrapped up in lately, too many things to consider and incorporate, ARGH!

My mind tends to overwhelm me on a daily basis, you see I must have a constant design and decorating ticker scrolling through my brain nonstop (like the one that rolls across the bottom of your tv while watching the news because apparently there's just too much happening that they need to bombard you with verbal and written news!? yeah, like that ticker)! Most days my mind is racing with design/decorating/craft/blog ideas and my fingers just can't do the typing and clicking fast enough to keep up! Sometimes I wish I could scream "ENOUGH" and the little creative elves in my mind would just take a break and give me some time to organize one thought. Uh oh, did I just reveal a little bit of my craziness? Oh well, that must be what keeps me going! :) But seriously, does this ever happen to you? Does your mind work faster than your physical ability (or willingness) to act on those thoughts and ideas? I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a bit lazy, so I get bombarded with so many plans and to-do's that I have trouble keeping up from time to time.

Speaking of plans, this weekend is going to be a hectic craft and family filled extravaganza, more so than last weekend, because my aunt is hosting a craft party at her house. I'll be focused on helping my mom create a vertical garden for her patio out of an old trellis and painting a few things that need a fresh new look, I'll definitely have posts next week to share those projects with you. Oh, and I never did eat Thai last weekend, one thing led to another and it got too late and since our favorite restaurant is on the other side of town, we ordered take-out instead. Fortunately the weekend is here again, but this time my boyfriend's mother and brother have invited us to join them for Thai (ever since we took them to eat there they have been obsessed like us!), so Thai will definitely be filling my belly TOMORROW NIGHT! Can't wait! Yay! Tom-Kha-Gai soup, Chicken Pad Thai and Massaman Curry Chicken (oh my)! *DROOL* ;P

So hang tight my bohemians, I'll be back soon with my post on what has been occupying my mind and my time these days... Want a hint? It has to do with some aspect of what's in the picture above!

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo


(Image via Flickr)

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Beatles: Lyrical Art and Graffiti

The Beatles by Richard Avedon

Hello all, I know I've been missing in action this week and I'm sorry! To be honest I just haven't had the juice for it... you know, I've been wrapped up in life. Does that ever happen to you? I'm positive the answer must be yes because I firmly believe all human beings are the same deep down. With the world we live in today it's easy to get overwhelmed and carried away, there's a barrage of digital information at our fingertips, thousands of channels and crazy things happening in the world every day. Also, there's that thing called WORK! Yeah, work can drain me mentally and take away my desire to blog, grrr.

Anyway, today is Thursday and I am back! Hooray it's Thursday and tomorrow is Friday wheeeee! So, what have I been up to while wrapped up in life's little treasures? That's a question I will answer in my next post. For now I hope you will all enjoy this post on various images I have collected from the web, the common theme being the amazing and wonderful group The Beatles. I love their music and all of the art and other forms of self expression it inspires, it's truly indicative of the everlasting impact The Beatles have had on societies throughout the world!

Since this post is all about them, I started things off with my favorite piece of The Beatles art, the psychedelic portrait titled in their name by Richard Avedon (above). What's not to love about all of those funky poses and psychedelic colors?? Besides, you know I love this art because I have it in my art den at home! Take a look:


What's that I hear? You love The Beatles too and want this art in your home!? You could print them out like I did and [impatiently] frame them (they don't look too polished up close!), or you can go bigger and better (and probably really expensive and do this (as seen in my brief post last Monday):


Either way it will look good, I was just too impatient and I wanted my own Richard Avedon trippy Beatles art too much to wait! Hey, it suits me just fine for now, but perhaps one day I will get a bigger version!

Anyway, as you will see, the following images are a montage photography, graffiti and artwork which in some way represent The Beatles and their music, "All you need is love" seems to be the most popular lyric used, but I really love this first one... I couldn't agree with The Beatles more, you got to be free!

By the way, if you enjoy this post, which I hope you do, you may also be interested in checking out one of my past posts on Psychedelic Rock Concert Posters!

xoxo




This is the actual sign and gate for Strawberry Field in Liverpool, England....


...covered in graffiti from all of the Beatles lovers around the world :)....


I really like this one....

".....but I'm not the only one... I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one!"










I really love this lyric.... couldn't be more true!
"The love you take is equal to the love you make"











I wanna live in a Yellow Submarine, a Yellow Submarine.... I'm lovin' this art and the metal heart peace sign too...


This funky piece is a paper cutout art by Pinky Vision....



These pieces below are by an artist named Chepita and I found them on Flickr.......




And last, you might remember these images which I have featured in past posts....

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((All images via Google image search, WeHeartIt, Vi.sualize.us and Flickr)

Hello Friday :)

(image via WeHeartIt)

It's Friday already! Rejoice!
hehe :)

I plan on going to eat Thai at my favorite restaurant with my love, and then some gardening with the women in my family!

How do you plan on spending your weekend? However you spend it I hope it's a good one!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Carbon Neutral Confirmation


Back at the end of July I announced in this post that Inspire Bohemia would soon be going carbon neutral! Well, I finally received a response to my e-mail submission confirming that Inspire Bohemia is now carbon neutral and has been added to the list of participants. Basically what this means is that the Make It Green project and Arbor Day Foundation will be planting a tree in Inspire Bohemia's name in the Plumas National Forest of Northern California in order to neutralize the carbon dioxide emissions produced by the Inspire Bohemia blog for the next 50 years! Cool huh? How do they figure one tree will be enough to neutralize the carbon dioxide emissions of one blog for 50 years? Well, check out my blog post from July here for more details, or just take a look at this chart:

(calculated based on a blog with 15,000 visits per month)


Woohoo! Cool right? Here is the confirmation letter I received:

Hi Catherine,

Thank you so much for participating in our initiative and making your blog carbon neutral! Your tree will be planted this month by the Arbor Day Foundation. The scheduled start plant date was Monday, April 19 and the trees will be planted by a contracted crew. The roads are being plowed, all contracts solidified, and twelve shipments of 150,000 seedling each are being assembled. We thank you for the support!

There are still some trees looking for a sponsor. So if you know some people who have a blog or website, pass it on and we'll make their blogs carbon neutral too!


Best,

Melanie
"Make it green"-team

And here is my blog on the participant list, wheeee:


So, if you think this project is as awesome as I do and want your blog or website to be a part of the My Blog Is Carbon Neutral initiative - YOU CAN, visit the following links for more information:





Inspire Bohemia is now ONE YEAR OLD!

(image via WeHeartIt)

I am pretty ashamed that I forgot to do a Happy Birthday post for Inspire Bohemia's one year anniversary this past Sunday August 8th! *GASP* Wow... I even mentioned it in Friday's post, but it seems the weekend got the best of me and I forgot to do it after all. Oh well, better late than never!

That's right folks, as of August 8, 2010 Inspire Bohemia is one year old! I can hardly believe it has already been a year, then again with the days, weeks and months zipping by it shouldn't come as a surprise! 2009 was the year that I finally decided to use blogging as an outlet for my passions and sharing the things I love with whoever cares, 2009 is the year Inspire Bohemia was born!.. haha... Things have only gotten better over the last year, in fact on Monday Inspire Bohemia got the highest level of visitor traffic ever, with 215 total hits and 106 unique visitors, check it out on my visitor traffic chart for this month:

Yellow bars show total number of page visits per day since the beginning of August, the red line shows last month's data for comparison... numbers have gone up, sweeeeet!


(To get an html code that will track your blog or website's hourly, daily and monthly visitor traffic visit Free Online Users)


I like checking the traffic on my blog because it gives me a sense of accomplishment, and the knowledge that at least there are some people out there reading and enjoying Inspire Bohemia.

To date Inspire Bohemia has 106 followers, a.k.a. "The Bohemians," and I'd like to thank each and every one of you for your interest, support and sweet comments! I am glad my posts have inspired each of you in some way, however small, and I hope that I can continue to do so for a long time to come!

Anywho, I have been busy putting up shelving, consolidating succulents together into large decorative planters, rethinking my living room's layout and design, painting things turquoise, and keeping up with my clutter! AHHH! I will have some posts on all this to share with you soon... In the meantime, have a great day!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Bohemian Bungalows and Gypsy Caravans!


No need for me to explain this post, it's just a gigantic burst of images showing my love for any bohemian styled bungalow or gypsy like camper or caravan. What would I do to escape reality in one of these with my love and lose myself in nomadic world exploration? A LOT of things! *sigh* In the meantime I have my dreams and music....

"Carry me Caravan take me away
Take me to Portugal, take me to Spain
Andalusia with fields full of grain
I have to see you again and again
Take me, Spanish Caravan
Yes, I know you can

Trade winds find Galleons lost in the sea
I know where treasure is waiting for me
Silver and gold in the mountains of Spain
I have to see you again and again
Take me, Spanish Caravan
Yes, I know you can"

Spanish Caravan by The Doors