April 30, 2012

Music Monday #7 - St. Vincent

St. Vincent - Laughing With A Mouth Full Of Blood

Thrift Finds

These are my thrift finds from last week, minus this amazing cat purse. I love each piece so much, but the little blue dress has to be my favorite. I'm actually wearing it as I type this. I plan on living in it for the rest of my life.

I've needed a plain ole' white button up for so long now, and was so delighted when my mom pulled this one from a rack. (I'm training her well!) It's exactly everything I ever wanted in a button up! Every time I wear it I look like I'm on my way to an interview or business meeting but I don't care because it makes me feel classy.

I'm a sucker for thermals, and I'm a huge sucker for anything floral. Two birds, one stone.

I looove the full skirt on this dress. I can't stop twirling when I wear it!

This baby has made it's way to number one, number two, and number three on my "Favorite Dresses, Ever" list.

The print is just simply da bomb!

April 29, 2012

Brain Cactus!

I sculpted a head out of clay back in highschool, and my ceramic skills weren't up to par back then so I made it with the top of the head open. Which turned out to be really awesome because it gave me the idea to make it into a planter! Then one day, I was at the farmers market and came across cacti that looked like brains. Bingo! I planted one in there, and it grew and grew, until I accidentally over watered it one day. Then it just slowly died and shrank up. Well, I was at the farmers market again the other day and came across the Brain Cacti again! I bought myself another, and I didn't realize until I got home but the one I bought wasn't the same as the dead one. Which turned out to be a good thing, because my new one is a better version of the old one for many reasons.

This is my old, dead, prickly, sad looking one.

And this is my new, cute, soft, baby one.

The head is hollow all the way through, so to make it a planter I put some plastic thingy in the bottom...
... and then lined it with a plastic bag.

I'm so glad to finally be able to yank that old one out and replace it!

 It was impossible for me to not get dirt all over the poor little cactus, though. 
 But luckly for my fingers, the cactus is actually every soft to the touch! It almost feels like fur, so I was able to just brush the dirt off.

I also found it funny that the bag of potting mix we have is almost as big as me! Haha.

Now the sculpture, brain and everything, is back in its rightful spot looking as refreshed and clean and alive as ever!

April 28, 2012


This is, without a doubt, my greatest find yet. It's the bag. It is just simply the one. It's perfect in every aspect. That's even an understatement. The floral is obviously what caught my eye. Then I noticed the cats, and instantly had a mini seizure.

The amazing vintage print isn't the only mind-blowingly perfect thing about this bag. It also happens to be a Mary Poppins Bag. What does that mean, you ask? If you ask Urban Dictionary it'll tell you that it's "a purse that is tiny, but apprears to hold huge amount of items in it." You know, the kind of bag you can pull full floor lamps out of? Yep, I got myself one right here.

Each individual kitty is absolutely adorable in their own way, too. The kitties in the picture above and the picture below are my two favorites.

I love this purse so much I cuddled it while I slept last night. Just kidding! Maybe...

April 25, 2012

Artist I Love - Illustration

Her illustrations make me drool.

One day I'll have her draw a tattoo for me. You know, when I'm rich. Check out her portfolio and her blog!

April 24, 2012

Roses Are Red...

But not the ones I draw. Maybe one day I'll become acquaintances with colored pencils, and the roses I draw can be any color under the sun.

Flower Pressing

My new obsession is flower (or more like leaf) pressing. You can put any plant in between the pages of a book and it instantly becomes 437 times for gorgeous than it was to begin with. I'm pretty new to flower pressing so I don't really know what I'm doing. I'm just picking and pressing everything I see!

 I love how these leaves became slightly transparent!

In case it isn't already obvious, I'm just using an old Harry Potter book to press instead of a presser. I also didn't put any tissue paper or anything down the first time. The second time I used a paper towel, because I was at my boy's house and he had a random field of wildflowers so I had to use a book of his and put the paper towel down to protect the book he dearly loves. It turned out to be really neat because some leaves that I also put in there took to the texture of the paper towel. But since I don't give a rats ass about my old Harry Potter book, putting newspaper/tissue paper/ect down just seems like a tedious and pointless step. (But I'm probably wrong about that!)

I press a lot more leaves than I do flowers because the weather has been acting like a mad-man and can't decide if it wants to stay warm or cold. Spring started early here, everything began to bloom and grow and get beautiful an entire month early! Now we're having cold snaps come through, and every week or so there is another frost. The pretty new flowers didn't stand a chance, and local farmers are probably hating life.

April 18, 2012

First Roll From the Fisheye

I got my Lomography Fisheye a few years ago. Looking back on the first roll I shot with it, I didn't do too shabby of a job given I had no film camera experience at the time, especially with such a picky little camera.

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