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Recently, in November by Julia Walck

Here's a photo-roundup of some stuff I did this past month.

Cut out some shapes to make a pattern

Cut out some shapes to make a pattern

Found this ice cream cone planter at Goodwill for $2

Freaked the fuck out that Donald Trump became President Elect

Listened to 'Dead Alive' by the Shins 1,000 times

Pet this friendly cat in Balboa and it made things better

Went antiquing and swooned over this wallpaper

Saw Car Seat Headrest at the Teregram Ballroom

Bought a club sized disco ball that now hangs in the bathroom, or as we call it, the pah-ty room.

Bought a club sized disco ball that now hangs in the bathroom, or as we call it, the pah-ty room.

Recently, in Decisions by Julia Walck

Our roomie is moving out. Which left the decision on getting a new roommate or moving to a new space. We chose neither. We decided that the extra room will be a studio space for art, crafts, design and photography. It's time I focus on myself for a bit; who knows, I'll maybe even re-open my Etsy shop. Either way, prepare for more art come September 🎨

It might be a bit rough on my bank account but I think it'll be good for my soul. 

Recently, in May by Julia Walck

Here's some stuff I did this past month.

Let this VW Bug borrow my hat 🌼

Found a magical labyrinth in LA

Thrifted 3 bird decanters

Bought myself some flowers

Went to the Arboretum

Saw a lot of peacocks

Spent time looking up

Cleaned off our balcony & tidied pots

Acknowledged I have a problem & don't care

Swooned over James Blake

Line danced at a country bar

Completed 27 days of hats

Accidentally wore the same outfit as Hollywood Blvd.

Snail Mail by Julia Walck

So I got a pen pal! Her name is Kimberly and she's from Switzerland. 

It feels super weird writing a letter vs. typing something out on a keyboard, talking over the phone or shooting over a text. It has a lot more emotion to it. 

And receiving actual hand written letters with pieces of someone else's life who I've never met feels immensely intimate and inspiring. Here's a bit of what Kimberly sent me in a couple of letters. On the back of that film photo, she told me that they have traditional fondue in Switzerland, and asked if we did. 

In my response, I said we have fondue but it's not very common. I proceeded to ask if they have string cheese... I'm awaiting an answer. 

I actually confetti bombed her the first time around (and luckily she loved it and continues to write). 

To me, each time seems like a new challenge to package the letter and little trinkets in a different fashion. That stirs up my creativity a bit, and I like that. This past letter, I took some pages out of Flaunt Magazine, cut 'em up and doodled on them. I also found some old overexposed film which I used as my writing paper, and space for some hand drawn type. 

I bundled it all up together with some holographic bird tape I had leftover from my disco ball Halloween costume, and voila! Snail mail perfection.

Not a lot of people write letters anymore. I recommend doing so. It's nice to take a break from the constant wave of technology, sit back and communicate in an old school manner.