Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Brooklyn Rooftops Pt. 2

 Another rooftop another great evening!
A la prochaine!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Road Trip Music

So today at 12:30pm I will be on my way to DC to go meet my father and then go to his house in VA. I will also be achieving my goal of traveling out of NYC twice this year!! I went to Baltimore the last weekend in July. So this is my second trip out of NYC and I've figured out that even though I'm going to be exhausted(it's 3:30am right now) I probably won't sleep or read the books I've packed.

Which leads me to Ipod. I don't know what I would do with out my music. I ALWAYS have my Ipod with me and I always have my headphones in(though sometimes there just in to keep people from harassing me on the sidewalk). I usually just put my Ipod on shuffle but there are a couple of albums that I can listen to from start to finish(all the while fighting the urge to sing out loud or dance in my seat!).

So there's album Sara Bareilles Kaleidoscope Heart

The soundtrack to the movie 500 Days of Summer

And the Black Eyed Peas album The Beginning

If none of these help with the 4 1/2 hr ride then I'll listen to my Harry Potter audiobook(number 5). Don't judge me!

 A la prochaine!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Brooklyn Rooftops Pt. 1

 I've had more access to rooftops this summer then I've had my whole life. I couldn't be more please with this fact! These were taken on the 4th of July. Being on a rooftop in the city is like being on a deserted island that you never want to leave!

Wanderlust: Iceland

Iceland from Violenn Simon on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Being honest with yourself can be harder then trying to be honest with someone else. If I was being honest with myself I'd admit that this summer, this year really, hasn't gone the way I needed it to. Instead I'll keep lying to myself in the pretext that I'm holding on because things have to get better.

I feel like I'm always trying to force things to fit. Things like certain parts of my art, or the people in my life. I'm either trying to force something to fit or holding on to it for dear life. The problem I've found in that is with people while your trying to make everything fit the other person is off living there life. In art the problem is that while your trying to force something to fit, that isn't working for you any more(no matter what anyone else says or thinks they know) your just stopping your self from growing artistically. 

Its taken me until this point to understand that letting something go isn't the same as giving up.I'm tired of feeling disgruntled and sad because I'm not getting the results I want. Then feeling more tired and hurt from holding on and then totally defeated when I can't hold on any longer. Its a horrid cycle.

Someone said to me that everything I do today is a step towards my future. I fully agree. So it's up to me to take positive steps.

Sunday Morning Music: The Stylistics

I started watching this video and though it came out before I was born I started smiling like a any girl would. I remember watching Crooklyn and hearing People Make the World Go Round. 
Happy Sunday!
Click here for People Make the World Go Round
Here for Break up to Make up

 A la prochaine!