i just called to say 'i love you'

i am in love with these calling cards from orangebeautiful's etsy shop (btw ilu = by the way, i love you). i want to give them to my all of my friends... and by 'give them' i am thinking more along the lines of slipping them into purses/briefcases/backpacks (hopefully unnoticed), complete with some goofy picture of me with some ridiculous face... just to spread smiles around.

it's funny that i found these today (actually, i was looking at this delicious notebook that i am totally lusting over, when i stumbled upon the sweet little cards), because i was just talking with axel about how much i love to leave random postcards with funny little messages for people to find. this is one thing i am loving so much about europe - all of the free postcards everywhere with really cool pictures/phrases on them. (i actually have an embarassing number of these postcards in a basket in my closet. i think that i probably have enough stashed away to give postcards to everyone i have ever met daily for a year.)


i live at the end of a five-and-a-half minute hallway...

at least, i feel like i am stuck at the end of such a long corridor today. i am having one of those unbelievably shitty days where it seems as if i cannot do anything correctly. nothing i draw is working out... proportions aren't agreeable... i cannot figure out how to fix my errors... and my computer has transformed into satan reincarnate (this last one is more of a regular thing, as my computer tends to exude pure evil on an almost-daily basis).

i would like nothing more than to start today over again, push my deadline back anther week, sketch out some new ideas, and get a fresh start. unfortunately, it seems like i am stuck, dealing with my unsatisfactory work, until i figure out what it is that i keep tripping over.


i heart you.

blurry love
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normally, i am one to completely avoid all things to do with valentine's day. then again, normally, i am single and therefore, bitter about being alone on the day o' love. this year, however, i have been bitten by the love bug. i am completely enamored of my axel... and find myself totally excited about doing 'something special' on the 14th. i have all sorts of kitchy ideas and i am thrilled about all of them.

i love getting to see axel smile and the thought of getting to bring a smile to my love's face makes me feel like the luckiest kid on earth.

i heart you, axel... i am thankful for you every single day.