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Archive for August, 2012


Day 311: Poem

Posted by annagrace under Days 301-365

Sometimes I like to write poems… it has been a really long time since I have written one, so I decided to give one a shot today! I’m not very happy with it, but I decided to post it anyways. There’s nothing interesting about it, I don’t think, and it’s probably a bit too personal for me to be broadasting all over the internet, but whatever. So read it or don’t. This post is definitely one of those that is more for me than anyone else… sort of stream of conciousness emotions playing out. Think of it as a work in progress…

Cliche Happiness

You stand there waiting,
Sweaty palms, heart racing,
All of those cliche things, now true.
Excitement and dread balled together,
Into a twisted, real life dream.
“Happiness is possible,”
You say to yourself,
But the words seem fake in this moment.
Positivity was never your forte.
Why get your hopes up,
Just to have them stomped on,
Like an intruding cockroach?
And yet you still hope,
Because you desire happiness,
More than anything.
And maybe,
By some miracle,
Happiness can be brought to you,
By this new person,
Walking towards you.
So you stand there,
Trying not to look over-eager,
And hoping,
For him to make you happy.
You smile and greet him…
Now what?

Anna Grace


Day 310: Rainbow Connection

Posted by annagrace under Days 301-365

I don’t know about you all, but growing up I LOVED all of the Muppet movies and shows! I used to watch the movies on repeat when I was at my grandparents’ house! Mimom (my dad’s mom) loved, and still loves, puppets and writes a puppet skit for Vacation Bible School every year! She’s so creative :) Anyways, I decided to show my love for the Muppets today by doing a cover of Rainbow Connection!

I found an instrumental arrangement for it on Ukulele Hunt, but realized very quickly that I couldn’t play all of those notes at once! So I just recorded the melody on one track and the chords on another!

Rainbow Connection

Pretty simple, but fun! And definitely brought back memories of my childhood… :)

Anna Grace


Day 309: August Desktop Wallpaper

Posted by annagrace under Days 301-365

Well, I skipped the month of July as far as desktop patterns go, but it’s only the first of August and I’m already posting one for this month! Yay progress!

As per usual, I created this desktop calender around Benjamin Moore’s Spring/Summer color collection from Pottery Barn! I decided that this month’s theme needed to be the beach, because although some public schools started classes today, it’s still summer! That and if I could afford it and could take the time off, I would TOTALLY be at the beach right now. Who wants to make that a reality, hmmm?? :mrgreen: Anyway, I found a little clip art of a sandcastle that I though was cute and changed all the colors to those in the Spring/Summer Collection! This wallpaper may be a bit cheesy in comparison to some others I’ve done, but I think the color change helped tone it down a bit. Here’s the original clip art file just so you can get an idea of how many colors I had to change!

So then I just changed the background, stripe, and calendar colors and chose a different font and I was done! Here’s the final product:

And on my desktop…

See? Much more muted and way less garish. As always, click the top image above to get the full size version and feel free to download it and use it on your computer! Enjoy!!

Anna Grace