All posts by Allison

Overtime

With so much rain lately, the sun always seems frighteningly bright. April May Showers Bring May June Flowers? I wish it looked this epic when it rained. All those black umbrellas make you wonder who’s underneath.

Photo found here.

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 21

Today’s challenge was to draw something you want! I wasn’t able to get my drawing in (I’m blogging from Illinois/my brother’s high school graduation party). BUT Benji and Carley drew! Benji drew that he wants TODAY!

Carley said after being diagnosed with a fish allergy…all she wants is to eat fish!

Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw something you miss. Email me at hi@allisonlehman.com if you want yours posted here tomorrow! I probably won’t get to posting mine until Monday when I’m back home so the more the merrier!

I Love the Opera

Now I just need like…$50,000.

All photos found on here.

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 20

10 more days! I can’t believe it’s already the 20th. Today’s challenge was to draw something orange. For me, I think a drawing or design can be very powerful when you evoke the visualization of color (even if it’s black and white). I drew an orange construction/traffic cone. They’re usually orange.

Benji drew Michelangelo!

Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw something you want. Email me at hi@allisonlehman.com by noon tomorrow (5/21) if you want yours included in my post

 

Birthday Recap

Quick birthday recap: sushi, fondue, sweet potato fries, vinyl, puppy, off work, hot dogs, lace, great weather, shopping, friends. Basically, amazing. So far I love being 24. Now I get to feel even older this weekend watch my little brother graduate from high school AND see my best friend’s baby. Time flies.

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 19

Something new! I drew my NEW love of Yoga. I’ve done yoga before and thought it to be too fluffy and easy but now that I’m doing P90X, I find it really challenging and I love it!

Benji drew a new hoodie.

Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw something orange! If you want yours included in tomorrow’s post, email me at hi@allisonlehman.com by midnight tonight!

Icarus & Occident

Icarus & Occident is my new favorite blog. It’s a daily juxtaposition of photography and music. But in a way, it’s deeper than that for me. While reading, I’m sucked into the music, the lyrics and the visual. I really love this excerpt from their About page:

“This will all fade. And no, friends, your creations won’t last either. They, like your body, will be enjoyed for a few short years before inevitably eroding away with the rest of the earth.

So make them damn good.

You heard me. Make them so beautiful that the eyes of those around you shine with wonder. May your stories be so raw and captivating that audiences will weep. May your songs resonate from your chest so violently that crowds cannot deny your life was worth the blood in your veins. May your one-thousandth menial report be as thorough and thankless as the first. May your daily interactions be more than idle pleasantries and nods. May your words be few and good. May your actions be bold, out of love.”

Be sure to take a look, add to your RSS reader, and enjoy. I especially felt that little burst of emotion while listening to Dan Auerbach’s “Goin’ Home” while reading Jeremy’s thoughts on home. That’s what I love about blogging and if I can make my readers feel any type of emotion like that…then it’s worth it.

Well done Icarus & Occident, you’ve inspired me.

 

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 18

DOODLE! That was today’s challenge. Sometimes I think my brain thinks in doodles.

Benji‘s doodle. He said, “Video killed the radio star.”

And a new contributor, Crystal!

Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw something new (whatever that means to you). If you want your drawing to be included in tomorrows post, just email me at hi@allisonlehman.com by midnight tonight!

Classy Yet Bold

PHOTO | PATTERN

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 17

Today’s challenge was to draw your favorite plant! Mine is a weeping willow. Obviously the leaves fall vertically but for this blog, it looked better horizontal.

Steven glanced at the list and thought today’s challenge was to draw your favorite planEt. However, he ended up subconsciously writing “PLANT” on his “PLANET” anyways so it works out great! Plus, I love his drawing.

Benji drew a Piranha plant!

Carley’s favorite plant is a Gingko Tree! She remembers climbing a huge one her in grandpa’s backyard. I love the pattern she formed.

And we have a new contributor today! Randi drew a Hibiscus flower!

Five drawings today! That’s the most I’ve posted yet. Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw just a doodle. If you want yours included in tomorrow’s post, just email me at hi@allisonlehman.com by midnight tonight!