Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Please Come Back

I'm sorry for no posts in over a week! My computer decided to commit suicide via overheating his motherboard. Thankfully my brother is a mad computer genius and figured that out! Mr. Compy should be back up and running in a couple of weeks (or so I hope), but for now, I shall withdraw the power from my mommy's computer and use it to my own will, ahahahaa. Please excuse my evil faces in these pictures, I was trying hard not to be eaten by this evil, buzzing wasp who kept darting at me! Apparently when I concentrate really hard I look like an evil wizard casting an evil spell on someone.. all while lookin' evil. Anyway, I do hope everyone is enjoying their lovely day. Or not so lovely day. It's icky and raining here and there was some nasty tornado-esque weather. Tornadoes are scary and frightening things, especially at night when the wind howls through the doors and makes creepy ghosts noises and your room is adjacent to the creepy howling noises and you can't sleep. Yucky!

Walmart scarf and dress TJ Maxx heels, Walk the Sand giveaway ring

Friday, April 16, 2010

Finding a Happy Place

"Sunbathing," April 2010, acrylic.

After about three weeks of working on this thing, I have finally completed it! I have an excuse for my slowness.. this is only the second painting I've done and it's the biggest one I've done. It measures somewhere around 30 inches tall by 18 inches wide or so (don't know the exact dimensions right now since it's at school). But yay, I'm just glad it's done! Now, maybe I can work faster and post some other artsies! I also think this painting sort of made me realize what kind of concentration I'll be focusing on in AP Studio Art for my senior yea next year: finding happiness in tough situations. For example, you can be sitting on a sun burning your butt off and not being able to breathe but still be happy as a dandy little clam. Of course that's possible, of course. Right? Right. Yeah. Glad we understand one another. High five right now. Good, nice. Fine work, lovely work, yes.

(Psssst. I know the flute is backwards. This is sad, seeing as how I played the flute in 6th grade band.. but hey, we can pretend it's a special left handed flute or something. She's sitting on a sun for gosh sakes!)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

And I Called Her Sierra

It's unfortunate that it's getting warm, for a while there I didn't mind the 30-50 degree temperature because of the amazing collection of tights I have achieved in just the past few months. I will miss being able to wear them and their exciting colory-ness! I've been very busy lately (I know just about everyone is right now!) and I have another cake to bake this weekend for a project (human brain cake, yip yip). The other weekend I made an eyeball cake and now I'm just sort of sick of making cakes, ha.. but one thing I will never get sick of is eating the batter! Seriously though, my AP Pscyh. teacher decided to suddenly put on lots of notes and a project and notecards and studies for us to complete and everything is due Monday and I believe I will now go and dig my grave, so farewell, fair people of Agrabah.

Express cardigan and dress, F21 belt, gifted Modcloth shoes

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Rose Parade

That last picture of the ring is actually from a giveaway I won from the girl over at Walk the Sand. I was so excited when she told me I won, it took a while to register that in my head! I received the package in the mail just the other day and opened it to discover some very lovely things other than the ring, but all that were animal inspired! I am in love with the zebra clutch, it's so cute and I already have about five outfits in my head for it. I love cute accessories and I thank her so much for picking me, even if it was at random!

Today I went over to my friend's house and we ate half a bowl of chocolate cake mix, which a windup caterpillar was dropped in to accidently (poor thing! he crawled so slowly after that), then played some old school Mario on the NES and made my friend have a super awesome phone greeting where Mario music played in the background and he said that he said, "It'sa me, Mario!" (his Mario accent is legit and I'm asking myself if he's expertly hiding his Italian plumber-ness). Then, we went on a fun exploration of the river behind the house (not in this outfit, though! I changed hehe). We had to climb down a cliff then take our shoes off and wade knee deep through the cool water. It was awesome. I love nature, ahh! We found a snail and made leaf jewelry and everything. We took pictures on my phone, but for some reason, Mr. iPhone is being mean and not letting me access his pictures. Usually an icon pops up on the My Computer screen and I can just copy pasta the pictures, but not now, hmmm dilemma!

Anyway, I hope that everyone is having a lovely week! God speed, good people of Narnia!

Knowstyle dress, Wetseal tights and vest, F21 belt,
Charlotte Russe booties, ring won from walkthesand giveaway

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ebony and Ivory

These were taken with my homemade tripod. Three random wooden rods discovered in the attic + a piece of cardboard + a couple sticks of hot glue = one pretty awkward (but surprisingly stable) tripod! He will work on those days when momma sleeps in or has to go somewhere. I shall name him Jean Bob after the swarmy-accented frog in the Swan Princess. I never knew swans could fly until I saw that movie, hehe.

Oh yes, I need to tell everyone about how epic my English teacher is. Okay, so if you fall asleep in his class, he will do one of two things: one, he will get out his megaphone and yell at you with it, blasting your ears into oblivion, or two, he will do something a little more interesting. He'll scoot a chair up by you and put his giant turtle on it facing you so that when you wake up, all you see is an oddly mustache'd creature.. the reaction is quite amusing and its great how the entire class just goes quiet and watches. My teacher is so cool. So cool. I think he's the only English teacher I've had in high school who has actually taught me something (and no, not just that giant turtles with mustaches are frightening objects of mass destruction).

Lately, I've been feeling very anti-social. Is that an emotion? I just want to take Mr. Buggabug on a convertible ride forever and ever with the top down while drowning myself in the deep and beautiful melodies that are Michael Jackson songs, sunglasses on, hair tied up, nobody else with me, nobody else there. Maybe it's because the weather has suddenly became pretty (although it was so warm today I had to take my tights off!) or perhaps because I'm stressed out with it being the last few weeks of school until AP and end of school exams (but still, that's a long ways away and I shouldn't be concerned about them this early). At lunch when I sit in my little group of us four friends in the courtyard I just want to listen to what they say and not contribute much and I'm content with that. I don't want to talk. I don't know what's wrong with me, haha! I hope it's just a phase because even though it's fun to sit and drift away to dreamland, I can't do it for too long.

Over Spring break I cleaned out my closet.. ended up with two garbage bags full of old clothes from as long ago as 7th grade (junior in high school now!) that will be donated. I tried everything on this time and if I hadn't worn it in a year, put it in the giveaway pile. Before when I cleaned out my closet I would tell myself oh, one day I'll fit into it and wear it, but this time I cracked down and really needed to de-clutter and am very happy I did a successful closet clean up! Plus I rediscovered some old things that got shoved away, like this shirt and the skirt which was previously a shirt! If you consider cleaning out your closet for spring, here are some things you may want to look out for (I'm giving advice?! haha oh dear, this can't be right). HERE WE GO LADIES AND GERMS.

Clothing in your closet should go if:
  • You haven't worn it in a year or more. Chances are if you haven't worn it once you won't want to wear it in the future.
  • You have secretly wanted to get rid of it but are afraid to since your lover/family member/relative gave it to you (seriously, are they gonna remember? I think not) or if you bought it on a whim and don't like it anymore.
  • It's too small or too big. If it's too big and you're not going to use it to sleep or laze around in, or it's too small and you say to yourself,"oh, one day I'll be skinny enough and.." no! Unless you plan on honestly losing some weight, just do it the Nsync way and say bye-bye-bye.
  • You didn't know it existed and aren't really that excited to see it again. Oh, hello there shirt I remember buying but don't care about. Would you like to meet my TRASH BAG? AHAHA.
  • Don't throw away anything memorable like your field day shirts from second grade, awe no, those are happy memories, just put them in a box to pack away in your attic.
  • I don't care how cute it is, if you don't feel comfortable or don't like how you look it in, you probably won't wear it, so give it away to someone who needs it!

On actual closet cleaning:
  • Give yourself plenty of time. You may have to set aside a few hours to get the job done, but it'll all be worth it in the end. Be like Nike and just do it. Once you get into it, it's really not that bad.
  • One step at a time! First the shoes, then the dresses, then the shirts, etc.
  • Take everything out and lay it in your room. Yes, everything. That way you can actually see what's shoved in the very back. Who knows, you may even discover Narnia on the way (I know I did. In fact, I met Aslan.. jealous?).
  • Throw away the mismatchy and bent hangers! Matching and unbent ones make everything rest more nicely in your closet. It's obnoxious when you have these random "S" "XL" and "7" numbers in different colors on the tops of your hangers. Usually those just snap off and walah! your hanger can be attractive once more.
  • Make sure your hangers can hang freely! Hangers are very claustrophobic creatures and can get testy if they can't move around a little. They don't need much room, maybe a finger width or two apart depending on the thickness of the fabrics.
  • Put music on while you do it. It makes the job a lot easier and then you can siiiing~ la la la.
  • Label anything that goes in a bin.
  • Seriously I was wearing nothing but my underwears the whole time I cleaned out my closet. It makes it so much easier when you want to try things on and get them off quickly, hehehe (another thing: keep your windows closed).
  • If you want, you can color coordinate your closet. It makes it look so much more purty.

And I think that's about it! Good luck and I hope everyone has a wonderful week! There's so much green everywhere, my my.

Knowstyle dress as shirt, F21 skirt, Walmart tights, TJ Maxx heels, Amazon.com glasses