→ my name’s Rachel. i’m seventeen years old, a rising freshman in college (UC San Diego for the win, baby), aspiring author, blogger since 2013, and follower of Jesus. i love rap, veronica mars, middle grade fiction, & thinking about life. also the oxford comma.

silver mess is my creative space, the place where i can feel free to display the mess that is my life, find the silver lining in it all, and encourage others to do the same through writing & photography. there’s also a bit of travel and music thrown in for good measure.
on here, you’ll find anything from humorous anecdotes to (sort of) analytical dissertations to random scraps of poetry, YouTube videos of my life, and musings on the creative process.


you might also have seen my past self in the following places:

random rants by rcubed
rcubed's reads and reviews
entertaining reads
pix & portraits

i've also written in these places:

last updated: 6.27.17


  1. Congrats on your new bog. I think this is a very good idea.

  2. I am so excited for what you have going on here! The idea of monthly creative challenges and spotlights intrigues me and I can't wait to go with you on this journey of creativity!

  3. Oh man oh man oh man! AAAAHHHH SORRY YOU JUST GOT ME REALLY EXCITED. And sorry, that's a weird way to introduce myself. I just read your about page and WOWWIE WOO GIRL. I'll definitely be following you. We have a lot in common, and I'm so excited to find another blogger my age who has a craft-type blog. All the craft blogs I run into usually are like, moms, and in their thirties with kids or something. So this is really exciting! Plus I just get excited super easily. And I totally love how you said that everyone is creative (you said that, right? In a way?), because that is one of my strong strong beliefs, and I also totally love all the emphasis on God's creativeness. And I now that your blog is sort of a life style blog or whatever, but it's centered around creativity and I love that. So yeah! Looking forward to getting to know you better in the future!

    1. I forgot to ramble about how similar w are with regard to organization and messiness. So strange how much we're the same on that. I am a very messy person, but...I'm also very neat. Bu looking at my desk where I do my card making, you'd never know I was a neat person. But I am.

    2. Sorry for this barrage of comments, but I also forgot to say that I love the way you write.

    3. Haha, thank you so much for everything, Maggie! Hope I won't disappoint :)

  4. I love this blog so much!! You are just so incredibly creative.


  5. YOUR BLOG *heart eyes* And your pictures are amazing!! I got so excited when I read you're 5' 1" because that's exactly how tall I am. XD SHORT PEOPLE RULE. *grins*

  6. THE OXFORD COMMA. *nodnodnod*

  7. Absolutely love your blog and your sense of humor!! :)

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