Thursday, December 29, 2011

Black Magic

_____Firstly, you must excuse my slightly disheveled hair (for both now and in future posts). I'm in the process of growing it out (one year without a haircut and going strong!) and I must admit that it does look quite frizzy near the ends. You see, I have recently decided that I will be a part-time mermaid, and in order to do so, I must grow my hair out so that it is rather long. I hope that one day it is halfway down my back. Another fifty or so years and it should reach such a lovely length. My hair grows about as quickly as a bush can run a marathon-- and let me tell you, bushes are not nomadic creatures and thus tend to not be able to run at all.

_____Less about my boring hair and more about this hopefully less boring outfit, eh? My brother bought me this necklace just yesterday (because he is so amazing and the best ever!) and so I was quite excited to wear it today. I can already see it as being one my favorite pieces of jewelry so far; it looks so ethereal and magical with its colorful pendant-y-ness, hence the title to this post. Totally had me spellbound in the store, ya'lls~ hardy har har. As for the skirt, I got it for Christmas and I really like how bold the pattern is-- I do think it will be fun finding things to wear with it! I am also glad that it's starting to get colder. This is actually the first time I have worn these Jeffrey Campbell shoes in an outfit picture, so hopefully it will stay cold so I can wear them again and again. Stay warm, lovelies!

Sweater: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Lulus, gifted
Whale bracelet: gift from Grammi
Necklace: Altr'd State, from brother-brother
Booties: Jeffrey Campbell

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas, Yah Filthy Animal

_____I hope you all had a good Christmas (or at least a nice holiday weekend!). I know I did. It was nice not having a bunch of people at our house. Family time together is a beautiful thing, isn't it? On Christmas Day, we saw the new Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and it was amazing and made me extremely happy. On Christmas Eve, my dad surprised me with these ever-most fabulous mirrored Ray-Bans (who's gonna look like a cop? dis gurl) and a faux fur blanket (who's gonna be warm while looking like a cop? das right, dis gurl). I also received various clothing items and spent a hefty portion of my Christmas monies to buy some new running shoes today. I sorta hurt my ankle the other day because I was running with some shoes that weren't really suited for running... so... so hopefully said shoes were a wise investment.

_____I'm afraid I don't have much more to say. Until our paths cross again, O jolly citizens!

*note: the title is a movie reference. I don't really think you're a filthy animal!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Decapitate Grass, Aquire Currency

_____Well, first off, this is my 100th post! I would have never even realized that unless I saw it right before I posted this. Most people have so many posts and can make 100 posts much more quickly than I can (I've had this blog for what, an on-and-off two years or so?) but this is an accomplishment nonetheless!

_____Moving on, these lovely boots are my first pair of tall brown boots, and my oh my are they amazing! They remind me of Link's boots (from the Legend of Zelda... any fellow Zelda fans out zer!? wooofdshfgo) and consequently make me want to save some princesses and go on some ridiculous adventures to find some medallions. Or at least stomp around a lot. It still hasn't gotten legitimately cold down here, which makes me sad, because I have so much new cold weather stuff I want to wear... namely these boots, scarves, tights, and jackets. Why, it peaked 70 degrees yesterday! It's a bit cooler today, but still, how ridiculous. It surely doesn't feel much like Christmas yet.

_____These gloves were kind of a splurge for $30 (oh, Urban Outfitters...) but hey at least they're leather. Slightly pointless because of the whole fingerless thing, but it's fashion... right, guys?! Right?! I saw them and was all, whoa, it's like a bomber jacket condensed into gloves that would not keep my hands warm and wouldn't match anything I own... I guess that means... I guess that means that I should buy them! I'm good at rationalizing my purchases. Anyway.

______What's the most pointless purchase you've ever made, whether it's something you will probably never wear or some odd little thing like a tiny shopping cart (which might be useful for holding my pointless gloves)?

Sweater: TJ Maxx
Jeggings (YEP I'm wearing jeggings): New York & Company
Boots: Dirty Laundry
Necklace: Charlotte Russe

*title inspired by one of my clever friends' Facebook statuses, hurp

Sunday, December 18, 2011

No Color? No Problem!

______It has been quite a busy first semester of college.  My finals were last week, but now I am free! Free to mindlessly play the Sims and build houses, adventure through the new Zelda game, take some outfit pictures, and bake.  I've already whipped up a batch of molasses cookies, frosting-drenched sugar cookies, and a few dozen butterscotchies!  Paula Deen would be smiling so hard her mouth would fall off if she saw how much butter mother and I bought today.

______Besides buying massive amounts of butter this Christmas break, I decided to take pictures of  my Design I art projects.  I felt the need to document it in one ridiculously image-heavy post.  That being said, shall we begin our marvelous journey through the world of design-y fun?

______Why yes, yes we shall.

Broken Square

______The first-ish assignment of ours was to break apart a square so that you could still tell it was a square but it wasn't a square.  I feel the need to say square one more time.  Square.  There.  Yeah.  So. That's about it for this one.  Moving right along...


______This was a word thing where we had to design the word in a) a font that described the word and b) made it kind of look like the word.  It's hard to put into words, but I feel that you citizens may know what I'm attempting to say.  I chose the word "eternity" and gave it a grandfather clock-esque font and spun the word around a hollow circle. 

Avocados and Wheels

______For this assignment, we had to pick two shapes: one organic (avocado) and one mechanical (a ship wheel) and repeat them in a manner that is oh-so-pleasing to the eye, hnnnnnnyes.  This was when I learned that my art teacher was also a fervent appreciator of avocados.  Avocados are a fruit which more people really should know about, yes yes.  Purchase one at your local grocer today.  And smell it.  And appreciate it.  And consume it to harness its avocado-y goodness and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats for hair and skin so gleaming it will blind your enemies.


______For a homework assignment I went absolutely crazy with, we were  to draw a random shape (mine's that Nike swoop gone cray-cray) then envelope it in a variety of textures.  I sketched out broken glass, swirly hair, chain-like scales, and a bundle of rope to "rope it all in" (ahahah I am so witty, who's still got it?  I've still got it.  Aww yiss).


______This assignment was to make a shape from two shapes and give it some movement (so that it moves like Jagger?).  If my dad was here, he would probably say something along the lines of, "I have seen the arrows, but there are no Indians."

Wonderland Book Cover Illustration

______Finally, this one.  And finally, this last assignment was a beast.  A big, hairy, successful beast.  I had a party and a half drawing it, and its my favorite piece thus far, though it required much diligence and hard work.  I drew madly from the start of the class to the end of the three-hour long class for nearly four classes to get it done.  The assignment was to make a book cover while using the elements and principles.  We didn't have to choose a book that actually existed, though I sorta did with an altered title.  One of my favorite books is Alice in Wonderland, so I shortened the title simply to Wonderland.  My dream job is to illustrate books and book covers. If only, if only.

______...Well, that concludes the reminiscing of my Design I projects for le first semester of college.  I learned a lot from this class, which was really nice, especially since the last two years of art class I had in high school I felt like I did not absorb as much artsy knowledge as I could've.

______But hey, I suppose that's what college is for, huh?