Monday, January 31, 2011

Independent Woman

Holy cow, I get a little bit serious! I'm kind of fed up! All my life I've been a strong and independent young lady. Not really asking anyone for help. I can sew anything, knit, change a toilet seat, make dinner, make a fire, build things out of wood, take care of myself, kill bugs, get my own drink at  bar, find my way when I get lost, go to the restroom without a lady companion, paint a room, take a fish off a hook, ect. It was just the way I was raised. Normally I am proud of being this person, sometimes it is just exhausting. I think for one week I want to be the girl that has everyone else done things for her. I wouldnt have to get dirty, sweaty, or worry about ruining my nails.. I wonder how much fun it is to be high maintenance. I would never have to do anything for myself.

"Oh no the chair broke, boyfriend, will you fix it?"
"Yes dear"
And TA-DA its done!

"I cant possible change the windshield wiper fluid in my car!"
Using my sex appeal ask some stranger to do it.

I dont know what I am trying to say here. I just wonder if any other ladies feel the same way.

Just for fun...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Artist Evening Part 3

I came across an art book last week in school. I saw an image of a giant whale in a forest. I thought it was just lovely. It was so detailed and reminded me of a classic childrens book. Then I heard another classmate say "Now this is a style that is just overdone too much."  I was kinda mad at that. I guess everyone is different.  Her name is Aram Kim and is an illustrator from South Korea. She also is a fellow cat lady! Here is her work.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tattoos are for any day!

This is my first tattoo. A crappy star on the back of my neck. I got it when I was 18, every one needs an awful tattoo as their first one.  I love it though (and never see it)  my oldest brother took me, its a nice memory.

After becoming addicted I got my chest piece in 2007, I think. I hid it from my parents for 5 or 6 months. They are birds, although some people cant tell. I couldnt imagine myself with out them. A female artist did these and the following one. I think its what inspired me to want to be a tattoo artist.

My beautiful sugar skulls!  They remind me of my grandparents. I wish they were still here so I could tell them. I can make them kiss.
(back of my legs)

My three stars represent my two best friends and I. Although we have drifted apart, it reminds me of the great times we had. I love the way the corners cross over.

The love of my life Professor Clive Sparks McOwly! Jennifer Trok did it and she is the cutest and I cant wait to get more tattoos from her.
photo by Dizzy Daze

Sunday, January 23, 2011

This is what I do at work

I make pretty things. I guess its not so bad :)
Sorry for bad cell quality.

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Dream Song Pt. 2

When I wake up with songs in my head the only way to get rid of them is to listen to them. I love First Aid Kit, they are so cute. And I really want a ukulele. They sell them at flea market, I think I might skip work and go buy one. Oh wait... I'm poor. Another day then.
*kissy faces*

Friday, January 21, 2011

hello... girl crush!

 This week I heard that Michelle Williams was gonna be in the new Marylin Monroe movie. And I was like "WHA...?! She doesn't look like Marylin Monroe." Today I was at work and I saw the cover of Marie Claire and I thought it was Marylin but it was Michelle Williams.  I bought the magazine and the photos inside are gorgeous! I just want to hug her..  and maybe more :)

Dream Songs

Almost every morning I wake up with a song in my head. I dont know whats going on while I sleep but today it was Folding Chair by Regina Spektor... and this video is super cute! I will try to post when ever I wake up with a song in my head. 
Now off to work I go..

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Hello my pretties, this is a water color painting I painted for my mom for Christmas. She went to Ireland in the fall so I painted the landscape from one of her photos. I have a strong love for watercolor! At my school I have one year to declare my major. I have a little under one semester to decide if I want my major to be watercolor or illustration. It can easily change the fate of my entire life. What to do... *sigh* Well, I still have time to figure it out. This is the process I went through to create this landscape. I know the quality is bad, but these were taken from my phone.  My mom loved it and I'm pretty happy with it also.
miss flowers

This is the abstract watercolor I made for my biff Erica, for her 23rd birthday.  I love it and this it looks just like her... if she was an abstract watercolor :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I just double inspired myself. Ha! How? My blog-iversary and having my own person garden. That was inspired by one year ago when I posted a bunch of cottages. I know that might not make sense. Anyway. I just want my own little cottage deeply . These just make me happy. I love Chicago and the amazing things it offers but I would rather live in one of these any day of the week. Just as long as it has full internet access. :) Okay time for bed. I hope I have a dream in which I live in one in the forest with my kitties and my mister.

Monday, January 10, 2011

one year blog-iversary

It has be one year since I started blogging. Only one year? It feels like I've been in love with the blog world forever!  There has been times when I have wanted to stop feeling like no one reads... Looking at the past posts it reminds me how happy blogging makes me. Its been one year and I have a little over 100 followers and I have made some great friends.

GOAL OF 2010
1. Make blanket out of cute birdcage fabric.

2. Be more inspired - HELL YES!

3. Watch less T.V - I kinda did this ever since I started school. But I still watch lots of shows and movies on Netflix. I'm such a movie/show buff.

4. Save money for my tattoo. *Equally Important* Make final decision on what tattoo I want. - Cant wait for tax money to get another one!

5. Go to bed earlier - I have come to terms with knowing I will always be a night owl. *hoot*

6. Eat more fruit - I love fruit, no one buys it when they grocery shop

7. Make more things - Made so many things this year.  I'm so very proud of that.

8. Give more time to kitties Nala and Mo - They got lots of attention. After two years Mo has really become comfortable here. Hardly any "accidents" I've become much closers with Simba too. He lives at Mikes and since I've been living there during the week he has fallen in love with me. He used to be a little shy toward me. Nala is always my princess.

9. Currently in progress - I'm really not sure what I meant by this. HA!

10.  Finish books I start - Not so much. We can try again this year..

11. Work on my Personal Garden - I have for sure. I work hard on the things I love. I'm no longer obsessed with my relationship with my boyfriend. I do things for me. Like have my own cottage in the countryside..... i wish..