ADVENTURES//Bristol, RI

Bristol RI
Bristol RI
Bristol RI
Bristol RI
Bristol RI
Bristol RI

july 29//east bay bike path//canon 20d

I'd heard of Bristol's charm from my best friend, who goes to university there, but this was my first time there-and I fell head over heels in love with it. It's a little like Newport, but a lot quieter, and there's tons of interesting buildings and loads of texture {girl's gotta have some texture} Riding my bike down the quiet streets, I was already working out a shoot and mentally bookmarking buildings and walls to use as backdrops. We biked back to our car in the next town over and finished off the day in the perfect New England fashion with an ice cold Del's, already making plans to return again. 

pinterest ii



what i hope the rest of the summer looks like-a little unrealistic {i don't think i'll be headed out west in a convertible soon}, but a girl can dream, right?

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what i hope the rest of the summer looks like-a little unrealistic {i don't think i'll be headed out west in a convertible soon}, but a girl can dream, right?

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'my calculator is charging'//beach days//posing with the pope
esplanade chilling//newport with brenna//#tbt
@shannonbroderick

it's been a while since i posted an instagram update-i haven't been up to many adventures because of a busy work schedule and a broken camera {sobs}, so for now, instagram and analogue will do 

do you have an instagram? post your username in the comments so i can follow you!

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'my calculator is charging'//beach days//posing with the pope
esplanade chilling//newport with brenna//#tbt
@shannonbroderick

it's been a while since i posted an instagram update-i haven't been up to many adventures because of a busy work schedule and a broken camera {sobs}, so for now, instagram and analogue will do 

do you have an instagram? post your username in the comments so i can follow you!

THOUGHTS//online personas




it's easy to forget that we don't see the whole picture on the internet sometimes. whether it's tumblr, or Facebook, blogs or instagrams, everyone always looks so cool, don't they? we carefully curate our lives to appear how we wish them to be. for some people, it's all about looking popular, draping themselves over friends, drinks in hand-for others {myself included, ahem} it's about all the adventures and explorations, all the cool things they're doing. it's not uncommon for me to open my instagram and see three of the same instagram pictures all in the row, as they all hang out. and it's just, i don't know. yet what can i say? i'm guilty of the same thing. if i'm doing something interesting, you best bet i'll be posting some pictures, appropriately colored with a vsco filter because i'm kind of a hipster. we present ourselves to the public as a certain kind of package or person, pretending that everything is great, that we are popular and happy, while we simultaneously wish for a life similar to someone else on our feed who just seems to have it all together. 


I'm not saying that we need to stop posting, or blogging {cause i love instagram and i'm not going anywhere}. people have been lusting for other people's lives for as long as there's been neighbors who seem to have it all together. but i do think that we need to remember that the grass isn't always greener on the other side, and that we aren't always as cool as we look. I think for a while i was dissatisfied with my life because i wanted to live this cool, hipster life with hipster friends that was something like this video or ms. olivia bee's photographs  because it seems fun, and dangerous, and stuff. But I've never had hipster friends {and i'm using that term loosely, because i could write a whole diatribe on the meaning of hipster, but in keeping this post short i'm going to use it.} , and while I used to ache for a cooler life, I'd like to say that i'm pretty content with my life right now. Sure, my friends may not have their septum pierced, and they pretty much all {with the exception of my art school friends from last year} study science-y things and don't always get how I see the world, but I love them with all of my heart, you know? And I'm not sure if my life appears "cool" or not on the outside {because, I assure you, I don't really live a cool life}, but it's mine. it's not always pretty, or exciting, but it's mine. and i love it. and so i'm striving this summer to stop comparing my life to the "cooler" ones that i see on the web, and instead to take a step back and to curate my existence by partaking in the things that i want to do. i want to admire, not to compare. who's with me?

THOUGHTS//online personas




it's easy to forget that we don't see the whole picture on the internet sometimes. whether it's tumblr, or Facebook, blogs or instagrams, everyone always looks so cool, don't they? we carefully curate our lives to appear how we wish them to be. for some people, it's all about looking popular, draping themselves over friends, drinks in hand-for others {myself included, ahem} it's about all the adventures and explorations, all the cool things they're doing. it's not uncommon for me to open my instagram and see three of the same instagram pictures all in the row, as they all hang out. and it's just, i don't know. yet what can i say? i'm guilty of the same thing. if i'm doing something interesting, you best bet i'll be posting some pictures, appropriately colored with a vsco filter because i'm kind of a hipster. we present ourselves to the public as a certain kind of package or person, pretending that everything is great, that we are popular and happy, while we simultaneously wish for a life similar to someone else on our feed who just seems to have it all together. 


I'm not saying that we need to stop posting, or blogging {cause i love instagram and i'm not going anywhere}. people have been lusting for other people's lives for as long as there's been neighbors who seem to have it all together. but i do think that we need to remember that the grass isn't always greener on the other side, and that we aren't always as cool as we look. I think for a while i was dissatisfied with my life because i wanted to live this cool, hipster life with hipster friends that was something like this video or ms. olivia bee's photographs  because it seems fun, and dangerous, and stuff. But I've never had hipster friends {and i'm using that term loosely, because i could write a whole diatribe on the meaning of hipster, but in keeping this post short i'm going to use it.} , and while I used to ache for a cooler life, I'd like to say that i'm pretty content with my life right now. Sure, my friends may not have their septum pierced, and they pretty much all {with the exception of my art school friends from last year} study science-y things and don't always get how I see the world, but I love them with all of my heart, you know? And I'm not sure if my life appears "cool" or not on the outside {because, I assure you, I don't really live a cool life}, but it's mine. it's not always pretty, or exciting, but it's mine. and i love it. and so i'm striving this summer to stop comparing my life to the "cooler" ones that i see on the web, and instead to take a step back and to curate my existence by partaking in the things that i want to do. i want to admire, not to compare. who's with me?

sketchbook ii



















If you've been following me for a while, you may know that I keep a sketchbook as a sort of diary//journal thingy, a place to draw, write and paste things for posterity. I probably fill up six or so a year {i'm a fan of the smaller moleskines, so it doesn't take long to run out of pages}, some mostly writing, others mostly drawing....I haven't shared one in a while because, on an aesthetic level, they weren't that nice-and on a deeper level, they were very personal and raw, mostly full of writing.

I got this one on my 20th birthday-it's the first "grid" style one that i've used, and i really like it because it makes drawing//typography work//writing easy to do in the same place, especially since I have trouble drawing straight lines. {and i was going to study design?} Flipping through the pages, I did a lot of song lyrics and self portraits this time around, but it's mostly pen work with little color, which means that I was probably doing 95% of the drawings in class. {oops.}

I don't have a sketchbook right now, as I'm super picky about what kind I like {moleskine and fabriano, all the way} which is a strange thing, and I don't know how I feel about it. I'll have to pick up one soon...

oh, and before i go-I'm revamping the site a bit {because i haven't done that enough recently} so excuse the appearance, and i lost all of my disqus comments, so i wasn't able to answer all of the wonderful, wonderful comments that were left on my last post-thank you to all! your kind words warmed my heart. 


do you have a sketchbook or journal? what do you put in it?

sketchbook ii



















If you've been following me for a while, you may know that I keep a sketchbook as a sort of diary//journal thingy, a place to draw, write and paste things for posterity. I probably fill up six or so a year {i'm a fan of the smaller moleskines, so it doesn't take long to run out of pages}, some mostly writing, others mostly drawing....I haven't shared one in a while because, on an aesthetic level, they weren't that nice-and on a deeper level, they were very personal and raw, mostly full of writing.

I got this one on my 20th birthday-it's the first "grid" style one that i've used, and i really like it because it makes drawing//typography work//writing easy to do in the same place, especially since I have trouble drawing straight lines. {and i was going to study design?} Flipping through the pages, I did a lot of song lyrics and self portraits this time around, but it's mostly pen work with little color, which means that I was probably doing 95% of the drawings in class. {oops.}

I don't have a sketchbook right now, as I'm super picky about what kind I like {moleskine and fabriano, all the way} which is a strange thing, and I don't know how I feel about it. I'll have to pick up one soon...

oh, and before i go-I'm revamping the site a bit {because i haven't done that enough recently} so excuse the appearance, and i lost all of my disqus comments, so i wasn't able to answer all of the wonderful, wonderful comments that were left on my last post-thank you to all! your kind words warmed my heart. 


do you have a sketchbook or journal? what do you put in it?

block island pt. 7//a final sunset

Block Island

Block Island 












































I try to capture everything, and I think sometimes that it isn't the best way to live, that perhaps I should keep some things just a memory. Everything doesn't have to be a photograph, I remind myself, and I often wonder if my desire to record is a product of my personality or being part of an internet generation. But then, I come across something-an expression, or a scene, or a moment-that is just beautiful, and I realize that I could never put my camera down, you know? Because I'll be forever in search of those moments.

We stumbled onto this scene on one of our last nights on the island-two girls lighting a lantern on the beach as the sunset. It was such a lucky encounter, a beautiful scene unfolding right in front of us, and standing on the beach, I couldn't help but think of a Kurt Vonnegut quote;

"and i urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'if this isn't nice, i don't know what is'. "



the block island series is over! thanks for sticking with me through its run


in case you missed it....





Image Map

block island pt. 7//a final sunset

Block Island

Block Island 












































I try to capture everything, and I think sometimes that it isn't the best way to live, that perhaps I should keep some things just a memory. Everything doesn't have to be a photograph, I remind myself, and I often wonder if my desire to record is a product of my personality or being part of an internet generation. But then, I come across something-an expression, or a scene, or a moment-that is just beautiful, and I realize that I could never put my camera down, you know? Because I'll be forever in search of those moments.

We stumbled onto this scene on one of our last nights on the island-two girls lighting a lantern on the beach as the sunset. It was such a lucky encounter, a beautiful scene unfolding right in front of us, and standing on the beach, I couldn't help but think of a Kurt Vonnegut quote;

"and i urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'if this isn't nice, i don't know what is'. "



the block island series is over! thanks for sticking with me through its run


in case you missed it....





Image Map

Block Island pt.6//southeast lighthouse + a foggy day

southeast lighthouse

Block Island

Block Island

On one of my last days on the island, the fog rolled in and my mother and I raced down to the bluffs to capture it. We started off at the Southeast Lighthouse, which is considered one of the main things to do at the island-however, while the architecture was beautiful, there wasn't much to see as far as the interior, as it's being remodeled and, in order to get to the top, you have to pay $10. The views were really pretty though.

Block Island

Block Island

Block Island

Block Island

Block Island

Block Island

Block Island

We then climbed down to the beach, where my mom set up her tripod and i took to roaming the beach, climbing over rocks. Even though it was grey and overcast, it was also beautiful-and hands down, these are some of my favorite shots from the entire trip {so it's exciting for me to be sharing them!} I know that already gushed about Mohegan Bluffs before, but it was the best place on the island to me, and ugh, i just LOVED it, and I can't wait to go back someday. {preferably soon!}

This is almost the last post on Block Island-I have one more to wrap up the series, but a big thanks to all my readers for your patience! I know that I've drawn it out for a while now, but as a travel blog I try to post about travel as much as possible, and I don't necessarily get to go away much, so I wanted to split up my experiences into a bunch of posts. So thanks for your patience!



in case you missed it....



Image Map

Block Island pt.6//southeast lighthouse + a foggy day

southeast lighthouse

Block Island

Block Island

On one of my last days on the island, the fog rolled in and my mother and I raced down to the bluffs to capture it. We started off at the Southeast Lighthouse, which is considered one of the main things to do at the island-however, while the architecture was beautiful, there wasn't much to see as far as the interior, as it's being remodeled and, in order to get to the top, you have to pay $10. The views were really pretty though.

Block Island

Block Island

Block Island

Block Island

Block Island

Block Island

Block Island

We then climbed down to the beach, where my mom set up her tripod and i took to roaming the beach, climbing over rocks. Even though it was grey and overcast, it was also beautiful-and hands down, these are some of my favorite shots from the entire trip {so it's exciting for me to be sharing them!} I know that already gushed about Mohegan Bluffs before, but it was the best place on the island to me, and ugh, i just LOVED it, and I can't wait to go back someday. {preferably soon!}

This is almost the last post on Block Island-I have one more to wrap up the series, but a big thanks to all my readers for your patience! I know that I've drawn it out for a while now, but as a travel blog I try to post about travel as much as possible, and I don't necessarily get to go away much, so I wanted to split up my experiences into a bunch of posts. So thanks for your patience!



in case you missed it....



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