Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Near, Far

Festive beehive for a 60s Christmas
Cookies decorated by my little cousins 
Christmas Eve outfit
Illustration for ROOKIE
Another Christmas Day is over, I just got home from LUNCH (It is now 10.44pm) But, that's my family for you, I do love it but I am exhausted. Barbara Streisand's 'The Way We Were' just came on the radio and I'm dying because I absolutely adore it to pieces as well as the movie. I'm definitely getting into 'reflection' mode now that this year has come to and end and this song is so longingly appropriate. I actually would say that I have experienced the most changes in my life ever this year, and it's been largely really positive.

Now I am launching into REAL LIFE, post Uni. Here I have to quote Dr. Seuss in his book 'Oh The Places You'll Go':

"Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to great places!
You're off and away!"

I hope you had a lovely Christmas spent with loved ones and lunches that turned into dinners. : )

10 comments:

  1. I love your Rookie illustrations!! And I loved the tarot cards.
    Your hair is awesome; I plan to cut mine to a similar length in January. I'm a little anxious though because I like having the option to style my hair different ways (it's about at my belly button at the moment). But your beehive looks amazing! So I was wondering how you did it?

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    1. Hey Katia! Thanks so much for your comment! The best thing I ever did was cut my hair, it used to be really long and I just felt so empowered and free when I cut it off. But, that said, long hair is like a right of passage or something, when I cut my hair I felt like I had really grown up. :) Good luck!

      I have really thick hair, so for my beehive I just washed my hair and blow dried it upside down and back combed it. This gives it CRAZY volume when I turn the right way up again, so then I just boof it all up where I want it, twist it around a little at the back to hide the ends, and pin it with lots of bobby pins. Practice makes perfect! And also some days it just works, and some days it just doesnt. Tavi did a tutorial on ROOKIE about how to do a beehive too, you should check that out! XXX Minna

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    2. Thank you ever so much! I'll check out the Tavi tutorial too. I've heard that about cutting off your hair, and I do have the feeling it is a 'grown up' sort of thing. However I also have a slight fear I'll feel like a little boy! Or that I'll cry or something, I'm quite attached to my hair. But I'm ready to be liberated!!

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  2. That beehive looks amazing! I wish I could do beehives that good, mine just look like inflated buns, ahah. And your latest Rookie illustration is gorgeous too. :D Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Thank you so much Lillian! Merry Christmas to you too :) :) :) XXX Minna

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  3. Love your blog! Merry Christmas! A festive beehive is a MUST! You've inspired me to dress up all vintage tomorrow! Lots of love.

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    1. Haha yes the festive beehive! the everyday beehive! It's all happening! Merry Christmas to you too, thanks for your comment :) XXXX Minna

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  4. You are one classy lady. Seriously, you look like you should be in funny face or something, next to Audrey Hepburn. I am happy you're happy post Christmas, I always seem to suffer corny warm fuzzy Christmas feelings withdrawal pains. And yes, lunches in my family last from one until the end of time and space as we know it.
    Carla

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    1. Haha thanks Carla! I loooove Funny Face! Yes, I am a little down after Christmas now because all it quiet on the Western front! Lots of my friends are overseas and it's a little lonely! However those family members at the Christmas lunch are always handy post Christmas too.. which is great. Happy New Year to you and thank you so much for your comment :) Love Minna xoxoxo

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