Monday, April 30, 2007

Your brother is a blister

I love this song:

Tapes n' Tapes - Insistor

Says the girl with no freaking clue on how to embed this in her post. (I'll figure it out one of these days).

Unless he speaks Chinese and can dance like Astaire overseas....

I recently finished Wuthering Heights. I liked it, but I think I'm gonna like the movie better. (Which is so not normal for me). I wanna see romantic figures sweeping across the moors, longing glances, haunted characters, and whatnot. I do not want to have to glance at the footnotes every time Joesph comes into a scene cause I can't for the life of me make out what the heck he's saying. Library reserves, here I come.

Plus I got that 80's song stuck in my head every time I picked up the book.

And then for easier fare I read the final book of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events.

I lurve this series. I love how wickedly clever it all is. I love how the books always start by trying to convince you to not read the book cause its so tragic. I just gotta say that Lemony better be working on more books cause I'm gonna need my fix of cleverness again.

And I watched The Iron Giant which was good and made me giggle in places. I liked the style of it - kinda old school. It did not however blow me away. I need to be astounded by something. I have oodles of more books and movies from my last library visit though so I'm sure there will be something amazing in the lot.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Odds and Ends

Here's the platypus I made for my monsters. I'll do a family portrait once I get his leash made.

And here's the endless stars I've been working on. I'll have to make myself stop with the star-making and start with the garland-stringing before this gets even more out of hand.

My First Venture into the World of Artist Trading Cards

Recently my friend Kristin introduced me to the wonders of artist trading cards. They're so much fun! I so often get embroiled in projects that take forever to complete. Its awfully nice to spend a few hours and make a ton of these. It makes me feel oh-so-productive.
Here's what I made in one night:

I quite like this one.

This was my first ever.

It reads "Steve could never hold his liquor."

I used a tape transfer on this one.

Inspire by my favorite author.


Girl in a bubble.

I was going for a painted desert thing here.

You can tell I love me some glitter. Its an addiction anymore.

Now I just have to find folks to trade with!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Accomplice in catastrophe

I just finished Savage Beauty by Nancy Milford. Its the biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Absolutely fabulous read! Its very interesting to know so much more about someone who wrote such beautiful poetry even if as a person, she was not the most admirable. Still I require plain prettiness from artists rather than ideal lifestyles. She was a fascinating woman and the book was so well written I am adding Milford's biography of Zelda Fitzgerald to my endless "To Be Read" list.

And I do believe that I'm going to remain haunted by the following lines:

"That which has quelled me, lives with me,
Accomplice in catastrophe."

I also recently watched "Frida" and am so in love with the movie. Please share more suggestions for books, art, music, and movies to throw myself into. I have always been particularly taken with Mexican surrealism and colorful imagery (which makes it al the more nuts that I hadn't picked up this movie until now). Send me any ideas for keeping me in the wonderful dreamy bubble that I found myself in after watching this movie.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Most people in my pottery class are making vases and bowls....

I'm making skulls and monsters. Here's my most recent creations.

I consider the above two to be a couple. I have a little platypus that's their pet, but he still needs fired.

This guy I'm calling Nostrils. I originally intended just to hang him on our patio, but now I'm considering attaching him to a canvas and painting a scene around him.

Sunday, April 8, 2007


Its snowing outside. I hate that so very much. In order to distract those of you who are also suffering from the snow. Look! Skulls! Yep, everyone in pottery class thinks I'm odd, but they are all destined for funky arty canvases for me to hang about my place. Cause everyone's home needs more skulls.

Thrifty Finds

Last week the Goodwill offered up some wonderful items for me. These two were my faves:

Please excuse the bad lighting. The jacket will be great for work - even though I'll only be able to wear the thinnest shirts under it. And the sweater was just too freakin adorable to not get. Can't wait for some warmer weather so I can actually wear it.

I also got a pretty plaid sundress that I'm gonna turn into headbands. And a sweater that I'm gonna unravel and dye the yarn. Oh and a pair of really cute black pumps.

Goodies from Miss Jamie

And here's the promised post with pictures of my splendid package from Jamie of I Suwanee.

And here's a few of the items close-up.
He's poo, right. Cause I think he's the most adorable poo who looks like he's pooing.
This I lurve so much. My very own octo-pillow. Cause I lurve me some octopi.
And the coolest coasters ever. People have been oohing and ahhing over them.

Thanks to Jamie for all the fun stuff. My first swap and it was a lotta fun.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

A Multitude of Crafts

I recently did a swap with the fab Jamie of I Suwanee. Her blog is definitely one of my faves. Here's what I sent off to her:

I got a whole lotta terrific items back - including the most darling pillow ever! I'll post them as soon as I get the pictures off my camera.

Thursday, April 5, 2007


I may be just a wee bit too excited about the upcoming Stardust movie. Its based on a novel by one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman.

See the trailer here. Anyone have any other upcoming movies that I should be getting escited about?

Monday, April 2, 2007

Pretty Art

Two artists discovered in two days through my addiction to design blogs.

The first is Maija Fiebig (found via Design*Sponge).

And the second is Bailey Saliwanchik (found via decor8).

Pretty pretty!

Adoptable Dogs

I'm a firm believer in adopting pets from the local shelter. I like wandering through the shelter websites and looking at the sweet faces in need of homes (and hoping that someday soon I'll be in a positions to adopt some of them myself). For now, I have to settle for just one wonderful pound puppy to love - and he's very okay with that. But I do want to feature some of these dogs on my page now and then. Even if folks aren't here in Ohio to adopt them, maybe it'll spread the idea to check out the shelters first when adding to the family.

So my dog of the day is Yellow Dog. She's and 8 year old German Shepherd mix and so sweet looking.

Don't you just wanna squish her? Available at the Franklin County Animal Shelter if you're looking.

The Sweet Hereafter

I watched The Sweet Hereafter over the weekend. I quite liked it. The scenery was cold and beautiful. The characters were subtle and interesting. In both those aspects, it reminded me of The Shipping News which I just loved. I really liked how it twisted in the tale of the Pied Piper throughout the film.

I think this film is gonna haunt me (in a good way) for a while. I may have to pick up the book someday soon.

I must be in need of some shopping therapy. I love these pretty skirts from Skirt Spot:

Found via fashionaburu.