Sunday, July 27, 2008

As I said before, I've been picking up the pencil again and doodling. One of my recent creations is this devil girl. Cute and sweet with a devilish side, I've immortalized this beauty as Shrinky Dink  earrings  and she's for sale at my Etsy shop. Isn't she lovely? 

I've been busy at work and with my jewelry. I did a craft show at  Freshy's Coffee in West Seattle last weekend. It was the annual HiYu parade and I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Homemade Art Brigade. I didn't make as many sales as I had hoped but I did ok. It got me off my lazy butt to make some new earrings so for that, it was worth it. Arrrgh. And the pirates too. Who can't resist a pirate with a loaded cannon? 

After the show I drove to the beach to take in a little bit of sun and to enjoy the gorgeous view. I had my camera with me but like a dumb ass, I forgot that I had taken out the batteries to be charged. Even if I had  had batteries, I had also left my memory card at home. It just wasn't my day but trust me, the view was absolutely amazing! 

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I hate online ads. This particular one is disturbing. It is animated and the presidents actually dance (this is only a jpeg so my guys are just posing, trust me, I'm doing you a favor). I don't know what a tap dancing George Washington or Abraham Lincoln has to do with selling car insurance but they were dancing on my screen a few minutes ago. I've seen some bizarro ads online but this one takes the cake. The fact that somebody gets paid to design this crap blows my mind.

I think the worst ads are the ones advertising movies that hold your screen hostage for several seconds and won't immediately let you close them. They are almost always covering up what I want to read and they make me go bonkers (though that's not a long journey on most days). Apparently the concept, Less is More, went out the window years ago.

Monday, July 07, 2008

I know it's been ages since my last post. I'd like to say it's because I've been so busy living a wild and fabulous life but I'd be lying. I have been busy working my two jobs and keeping up with my Etsy shop. I've also been selling my fabulous goods at a cool little shop in downtown Renton, WA called Happy Delusions. I'm a little behind but I will eventually post pictures of my proud little space. 

When I'm not busy coming up with new ideas for earrings or working so that I don't have to live in a box on the corner with my two kitties, I doodle. I find that the more I draw, the better I get. I was not blessed with that art gene where the talent comes with little effort. I have to practice, practice, practice. I've come up with some illustrations in the past few weeks that I'm extremely proud of and will be working on more in the upcoming weeks. For now, I'll post my sexy one-eyed pirate girl named Bennie (after Pat Benatar). Once I take pics, I'll be posting my Bennie earrings, brooch and necklace on my online shop

Stay tuned and I promise I won't let another seven months go by before I post again...

Friday, December 07, 2007

During my day job, we are not allowed to listen to music while we work. As a result, because my brain is so used to listening to music all day, random songs pop into my head on a regular basis. Sometimes they are songs I just heard in my car on my drive to work. Sometimes they are songs on my ipod. On the worst occasions, however, some of the most God awful songs ever written get stuck in my head. I can't control it. It just happens and what makes it particularly awful is that usually I can only recall a part of the song so that is what plays in my head for what will seem like hours sometimes.

Yesterday was no exception. I was working on a printing job and all of a sudden the theme song to Baywatch got burned on my brain. FOR HOURS! It's not the worst theme song out there but it's not what I want in my head for an extended period of time either.

After work I went shopping for a few hours but it never left me. When I finally got home for the evening, I decided to look on itunes to see if it was available (I wasn't going to buy it, I was just curious). They did have it but not with the Hoff singing it. One thing lead to another and the next thing I know, I'm listening to David Hasselhoff sing Amazing Grace and O Holy Night. It was beyond horrible! I'm still shocked that my ears didn't start to bleed. There should be laws about things like this. If you aren't a good singer (or if you're marginally good but will never be great), don't desecrate beautiful songs and if you do, you should be jailed for years.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I was at the local Trader Joe's the other night to pick up a few things and I was checking out the pita bread. This lady wearing a crazy hat was standing behind me so I asked politely if I was in her way. She made such a fuss about how she doesn't mind waiting patiently and how she doesn't understand why people always react to her that way. Since I didn't want to be rude I kept my thoughts to myself but I was thinking that maybe people react that way to her because a) she looks crazy with that silly hat, b) she's hovering so how else would a normal person react and c) maybe other people are trying to be polite as I was trying to be. Why is it that when I'm trying to be friendly, which can be hard for me sometimes since I get shy every now and then (leftover shyness from my childhood), I end up talking to kooks!

Once in downtown Seattle a couple of years ago a man who seemed normal enough asked me for the time. I told him thinking nothing of it and then he proceeds to tell me how his friend bought him a bus ticket to California and he tore it up. Then he went on some tirade about "the man." I couldn't get away fast enough.

Just once it would be nice to have an encounter with someone who shouldn't be on meds.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

I finally gave in and got myself a blog. I have one on my website but because I was doing all my web stuff on my old ancient computer and everything else on another, that kind of fell by the wayside. I mostly am setting this up so I can leave my friend Aly alone. I send her my daily rants and random thoughts about life and the world in general and I thought that maybe it was time for me to expand to a larger group of people.