June 2011 / Carmen Varner // Lifestyle Blogger & Social Media + Blogging Coach


He who continually helps everybody is a passionate being.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

He who continually helps everybody is a passionate being, Carmen Varner
Here's a more artsy side of me. This is a collage consisting of clippings from various magazines, mostly Vogue (the one with Tina Fey on the cover). 

In the beginning, I don't have any theme planned; I just flip through the magazines & find images & words that catch my eye. 

Originally, I wasn't sure what I wanted to say either. I found words  as I looked through the pages & I put them together.

Sometimes I couldn't find the word I wanted, so I had to search for another one.  I love the way it turned out; it reflects my personality.

Ever since I was in middle school, I would make collages. I wonder if they're back at home somewhere. I'd like to see what they looked like. Have I gotten any better? What was my imagination like back then?

I  still cover my bedroom walls with things I tear out of magazines. I cut them very carefully & close. Some things don't change; I've done this for years.

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Bahji & Haifa, Israel Travel Diary

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Friday, June 25
We had breakfast at the usual spot across the street at #77. We went back to Bahji for the third time.  I picked a lime. We were there until 2:30 p.m. Then we took the giant bus back to Haifa & walked about, but almost everything was closed because Shabbat started. It lasts until Sunday or tomorrow night, depending on who owns the shop. We went to a frozen yogurt place: half tart, half cappuccino with chocolate chips. Delish.

Saturday, June 26 
Since today was Shabbat, we had a free day. We ate breakfast, then we walked down the first half of the terraces then walked down Hatzionut, I believe, to Bengurian Ave. We walked slowly, stopping by the Haifa tourism booth. 

Then we ate at a place called Fattoush. It was superb. We got a kids meal,.It came with kabob, fries, salad, & Pepsi. We got magnificent ice cream in vanilla, vanilla chip, chocolate, & pineapple.

We eventually made our way up & recouped with some "cinnamon magic" tea; I added a cube of sugar, which made it excellent. For dinner, we ate at one of the places I ate falafels, but this time we got a huge salad selection, plus two free Cokes & a water. It seems as though all we do is eat, but I swear enough time passed between each meal.

It was nice to just be able to have a relaxing, slow day. We always hustle & bustle about, so that was cool. Plus, we've been here for six days so there isn't much more sightseeing to do around here, but I guess I can blame it all on Shabbat with everything being closed!


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