Wanted to have some fancy looking nails for work tomorrow so I bought a nail art pen and thought I would give this a try. Since it was my first attempt I went minimal with metallic gray on cement gray. It was super easy and I look forward to trying some new designs soon. I must say though, trying to make designs with my non-dominant hand was a bit of a challenge but it still turned out alright. Can't wait to show them off tomorrow.
Today I got my hair cut and some new clothes. I will be stepping out in style. To go with the new stuff high a cute little picture of a tiny treehouse. Who hasn't looked at broccoli and thought it looks like a bunch of little trees.
(image via webchen)
This may make me a nerd but I am really looking forward to the new Harry Potter movie this weekend. I even rewatched part one so I could refresh my memory. Luna Lovegood is one of my favorite characters. The things she says and wears make it all the more interesting. Happy Harry Potter watching to all! Here's a little video to help tide you over till then.
Just the daily grind lately. Hubby talked about taking a little vacation in a month-ish so I am looking forward to that. Did buy the song "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys to help put me in a summer mood as I get ready for work in the morning. Eventhough the weather is going to be cool and rainy tomorrow. Plan on wearing a striped cardigan over a striped t-shirt to keep things interesting. Hope life is treating you well.
Sorry blog readers if there are still some of you left out there. I didn't forget about the blog, there just hasn't been much inspiration on my part. The world is filled with amazing things they just need to make their way to me more often. Will try to do better with what's left of May.
My cat is awesome or at least I think so. I am guessing everyone feels that way about their own cat. Because I love my cat I have little art pieces around my house celebrating that fact. There is the picture of a young cat woman with a little kitty buddy, a yeti rescuing a kitty from a tree, and of course a picture of my cat looking adorable. So I thought I would share this little giveaway you can enter at Pikaland. Because who couldn't use some more cat themed objects in their life, I know I could. Should mention you need to enter by tomorrow.
I saw Natsumi Hayashi 's photographs awhile ago and then just happened to stumble upon them again today. Thought I would share it with the rest of you encase you haven't seen her work before. Her photos are called 'daily levitations' and it won't take you long to see why.
Making Fiends is so great. It's done in such a simple style that is appreciated when compared to other over the top stuff out there. Plus it has this quirky sense of dark humor that makes a person laugh.
I really don't have much to say but I thought I would post this picture because this is pretty much the kind of nerd I am. (No that is not me with a box on my head but I have made sure to wear a Harry Potter shirt every time I go to see the newest HP movie.) Also if you look back you will see that I did indeed go to Gen Con.
So there hasn't been any posting on here lately because I have been out and about, in another state to be exact. It was great to get away for awhile and have a ton of fun on top of that. But it is back to the cold and work for me. I keep writing about Spring, guess I am wishing it would get here already so I can be outside without a winter coat. I also must not be the only one dreaming of Spring because after posting flower crowns here I have begun to see them popping up everywhere, like daisies! So here is a link to a site with a tutorial where you can learn to make your own, which I just might do if Spring would ever get here, you can't really wear a flower crown over the hood of your coat. Also another blogger, (Blythe Hill whose blog I think is great and look at it often), has noted the trend and has some more pics of fellow crown wearers. So if it is already Spring where you are I hope you are enjoying it while wearing a flower crown of your own.
So far it's been a good weekend. I got a lot done today. Actually started that Spring cleaning I was talking about. Went through some of my clothes and all my shoes. Hopefully I can get a good price for them so I can get some extra spending money. Also went and saw the movie Rango today. It was a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Also on top of all of that I did some painting! I will have to take it easy tomorrow, can't work too hard on the weekend. Hope the second half of my weekend goes as well as the first half. :)
It doesn't feel even close to Spring yet but I've got the Spring cleaning fever. Okay it's more like Spring reorganizing but some cleaning is taking place really. I am even going to try and sell some clothes/shoes off to a local store to resale. Probably won't make much but every little helps. Plus it feels like it's getting a little crowded in here, it's time for a good cleansing. Out with the old... So in the thought of Spring here's a couple cute pictures of flowers in colorful hair. I always wanted to know how to make daisy chains, maybe I will have to teach myself so I can wear a flower crown.
Finally!!! Eisley's new CD is out! I bought and listened to it all. So good my ears would smile if they could. What can I say, I have been a fan since I somehow stumbled upon them years ago when all they had out was an EP. Which I of course promptly went out and purchased. Ever since then I have been hooked. Give them a listen maybe you will get hooked too. :)
Found another city drawing artist, everything is coming up skylines. The artist is Jennifer Bishop and is the featured seller right now on Esty. I read through her interview and then checked out her online portfolio she has up. Seeing all these great drawings of cities and map like art makes me want to whip out a pen and start drawing...or maybe I will just keep admiring.
The other day I watched the movie: It's a Funny Story. The movie was pretty good but my favorite part was the art featured in the movie. So I did a little looking and found the real artist's site. His name is Brian Drucker and his map paintings were the ones in the film. I really like all the detail and the soft yet punchy colors. Speaking of movies I also found this super fun movie trivia game. Try it out.
One would think Spring would be getting here soon but it just keeps snowing. And snowing...and snowing... You get the picture. Leaves me with plenty of time on my hands which sometimes leads me to wondering the information super highway. Didn't find much out there today so I will just leave you with this little gem.
Thursday night is about the only night that I actually plan to watch tv. It's all about the Office, Parks and Rec, and 30 Rock. Liz Lemon makes me laugh. And so does this man:That's right Ron Swanson. And so here is a strange yet funny site dedicated to the cats that look like him...yes you read that right cats. Cats that look like Ron Swanson.
Lots of shoveling was done today, so much snow! Spent the majority of the rest of my day indoors relaxing watching old tv episodes and painting my nails. Nothing that constructive. I will have to do better next time I have the day to myself. The two pics were found in different places but I thought they made a cute pair.
So much snow! Not looking forward to shoveling out my car and the driveway. I guess I will just have to think of it as my winter workout. Just hiding out inside the house while the world outside is washed in white. Taking the time to actually start reading a new book, hang out with my husband, and browse the web. Thought I would post a few more pictures that I found lovely. Yes there is more pink...
The Nic Cage Matrix!!! Saw this over on Bookshelves of Doom and loved it. She found it at its original site theshiznit. I don't agree with all the placements but it is just too much fun to look at. His facial expressions are giggle inducing!
So the new year so far has been pretty uneventful. Still sketching and reading manga. Also reading the novel Beautiful Creatures not very far but getting sucked in to the point of not wanting to set it down. But I must if I want to get some drawing done even if it's just a little which seems to be all the time and energy I have for lately. Would like to get some new stuff in the shop soon guess I better make the trip to the art supply store for some nice paper. You know the endless to do list...Well just wanted to pop over to the blog to chat and share a new site I found. If you like the illustration up top check out the rest of Kate Beaton's work at Hark! A Vagrant.
Today I was bumming around on Esty like I do sometimes. Often with the small hope that I will log in to discover I have sold something. But alas no such luck. So I decided since I was on there I would try making a treasury. I went with what I thought would be fun gifts to give that special guy in your life. It was pretty neat putting it all together, which means I will probably be doing it again soon. Take a look and you will see what I mean. For the King of the Castle Treasury.