Sunday, March 28, 2010

crafty weekend

Ok first I'd like to start by saying....I quit. I've completely lost interest in the list thing. It was the recipe day that killed me haha, I like cooking but I definitely don't have any amazing recipes up my sleeve, so I was stuck on that one. I am a quitter, and I am completely ok with that. Now onto my weekend!

School finished up early for me last week, so I was able to just go to work and come home all last nice! Not having homework to stress over this weekend was also great and I got so much crafty stuff done! Here's project number one:

I recently bought a film camera, and when I saw the plain black camera strap I decided it needed a little something. Felting is one of my new favorite things to do so I thought it might be fun to try on the strap.
I started with the blue flower and came up with the rest of the design from there.
That pink tool has three needles that are barbed coming out of the end, you poke those through the felt and whatever surface you're attaching the felt to and the barbs pull the felt/wool fibers through the fabric.
You just cut felt pieces and lay them directly on the fabric surface you're attaching them to...
then poke away.
The finished product.
Ta-da!! I'm super happy with the way it turned out, but now I'm on a mission to find more camera straps..I've got a billion new design ideas! This was a really fun, and fairly quick project.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 19 & 20

Day #19
A Talent of Mine

Day #20
A Hobby of Mine

These two sort of go hand-in-hand. My hobbies are my talents, cause I tend to only spend time on what I'm good at..or think I'm good at.

So here's a couple of my favorites I've done.




Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day "oh my gosh i have so many to catch up on"

Hola. I have been missing from the blog world for some time due to quite a few things. School finals (which after monday are done, woo!) personal ish, and just plain being lazy. Soooo now I have seven days worth of list stuff to catch on. blah.

OOOOKKK here we go

13: Fictional Book- Invisible Monsters by my fave, Mister Chuck Palahniuk. Very odd much like Fight Club was.

14: Non-Fictional Book- Same Kind of Different As Me written by the people it is about, Ron Hall and Denver Moore. I don't read many non-fictional books, but I really enjoyed this one.

15: A Fanfic Day
Not gonna lie...I have no idea what this means..nor do I care enough to figure out, sooo PASS.

16: You'll Think of Me by Keith Urban
This one was kind of hard to come up with because there aren't many songs that make me cry. Movies? Shoot I could give a list 5 miles long, not songs so much though, cause I tend to just not listen to them. I remember this one because I had just broken up with a guy I had dated for a pretty long time in high school, and signed this song for my ASL class. I almost started crying in class which would have been super embarrassing! But I didn't. This song still makes me sad though.

17:An Art Piece
This isn't necessarily an art piece as in artist created/painted/drawn/whatever. But it is a piece of art or could frame one, and I think it's really cool, and it's my next project (once i find those flowers). So ta-da! Thank you Martha Stewart!

18: Whatever tickles my fancy
The Four Corner Store is a website that sells all things toy camera. I have a holga as do quite a few of my friends, and there just isn't anything better than carrying around a cheap plastic camera and not having to worry about any damage to it, but getting steller and really fun pictures in the end. It is really unpredictable, has random light leaks, you can create double exposures easily and it has the cool grainy effect that most film cameras do. Holga's are the only toy cameras I've had a chance to use, but after finding this website that sells them at the cheap prices they're meant to be sold at, I'm thinking I might try another. Moral of the story, toy cameras and film cameras in general, are awesome. So if you've been considering purchasing one, stop considering, just do it!

19: I'm gonna do tomorrow, so until then, have a great night!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 11 & 12

Day 11- A Recent Photo Of Me:

From my 23rd b-day outing. It was a blast, but the drive home with Amanda (left) was probably my favorite part. Loud singing and embarrassing dancing all captured on film. We're really safe drivers....heh heh.

Day 12- Whatever I fancy:

TC's has some pretty cool windmills that you can walk right up to. Me and the beau drove up there last time he came to visit, we waited too long so it was a little darker than we wanted for taking pictures but they still turned out pretty cool.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 10

Day # 10
A photo of me over 10 years ago

That little blond nugget on the right is me at like 3 or 4 probably. This picture is rad for so many's the last year of the 80's or first of the 90's so naturally my sister and I have matching hot pink mini skirts, tie dyed shirts (complete with side synchers), side ponytails, and neon socks on. Plus we're at Chuck E. Cheese's, and last but clearly the most important for picture epic-ness.....I'm so chubby that my knees are touching. Go fat baby me.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 9

Day # 9
A Photo I Took

Roly Poly :)
I took this like 2 years ago. I was bored and wanting to experiment with photography stuff so I grabbed my madre's light box for crafting and then went exploring outside for fun things to photograph on it. I had a lot of flowers and leaves that ended up making some good shots but this little guy was definitely my favorite. Seeing this pictures always makes me want to try this again..perhaps I will once Spring fully arrives.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 8

Day # 8
A photo that makes me angry or sad.

I find todays entry a little weird. I don't really want to go search for a photo that makes me angry, I don't have any laying around cause..well, why would I want to look at something that makes me angry? Sooo here's a picture that makes me sad.
That's right, a blank piece of paper. Which is exactly what I was staring at until I distracted myself by writing this. I'm supposed to be writing a 4-6 page paper that was actually due yesterday. The paper is a compare and contrast on a book that has a film adaptation. Now originally all we knew is that we had to choose a book from a list of about 6, read the book, answer some questions and then watch the movie later. So I chose Twilight..because I had already read and seen it. Easy peezy, lemon squeezy. NOT. I come to find out a few days ago that there is also a paper due.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the books, but we can all admit that the first was not the most amazing piece of literature to hit the bookshelves. Now, I can BS like nobody's business..but 5 pages..about Twilight. No one is THAT good.

So wish me luck as I attempt to get more than.."I DONT WANT TO WRITE THIS" written down on my outline :/ Farewell!


Polaroids are quite possibly one of the coolest types of cameras out there. I love film, but seeing as I shoot mostly in digital, I am used to instant gratification. Film cameras give an amazing result..but I have to wait a really long time..and lets face it, I'm super impatient. Polaroids however, let me snap a picture and hold it in my hands fully developed minutes later. I can't even do that with digital!
Sadly the only Polaroid camera I have at the moment is a Spectra 2, which is a weird version and ridiculously hard to find film for :( But thanks to this fancy contraption called, the internet, I can now turn my digital photos into polaroids!
Let me introduce you to the Poladroid. After downloading the software, which takes about 2 minutes, you can start turning your own pictures into polaroids that can be saved on your
computer. It even makes that great Polaroid sound :) you know the one.
I love this program, and I highly recommend it. Super fun! Here's some of my poladroids:

Go try some!

Current Song: I'm Good, I'm Gone by Lykke Li
I love this video..creepy and cool

Current Awesome Photo: Tulip Ballet

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 7

Day # 7
A Photo That Makes Me Happy

Ellen took this, so sadly she is MIA, but this group of people is made up of my best friends, and some of the most amazing people I have ever and will ever know. This was during our yearly summer camping trip, this time we were in the San Juan Islands, and it was quite beautiful.
The shot makes me happy because there is no place I would rather be than sitting around an unlit fire pit (stupid burn ban), killing bees, drinking, and laughing with this crazy crew.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 5 & 6

Day # 5 and # 6
Favorite Quote
Whatever I want

I'd like to say I have some super inspirational quote that I like to live my life by..but I definitely do not. Instead I like quotes from ridiculous shows and movies, such as:

I'll have an Appletini...easy on the tini. Mmmm you can really taste the apples. - JD [Scrubs]

I never smile if I can help it. Showing one's teeth is a submission signal to primates. Once someone smiles at me, all I see is a chimpanzee begging for it's life. - Dwight K. Schrute (Office)

I haven't had this many problems with a book since Where's Waldo went to the barber pole factory. - Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)

aaaand onto the next..whatever I darn well fancy..hmmm how about balloons!

My lovely friend Ellen and I took advantage of a short lived nice day, and made a balloon tree!
I have since decided that balloon trees are quite possibly the happiest creation on earth. All trees should grow balloons. End of story.

Here's some shots from our awesome sunday adventure.
(pictures courtesy of my crappy point and shoot and Ellen's awesome can tell the difference..a film camera is definitely my next camera purchase)

I love Spring and balloons and photography and Ellen :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 4

Day # 4
Favorite Book

I love love love reading..I have zero time for it at the moment since I'm in the last two quarters of school, but I'm hoping once I graduate I'll have a bit more time to find some good reads.

Some of my favorites are:

Brave New World
Invisible Monsters
The Lovely Bones
Through the Looking Glass/Alice in Wonderland
Running With Scissors
and I'm not gonna lie, I dig the Twilight series.

Chuck Palahniuk, Alice Sebold, Gregory Maguire, Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and Donald Miller are some of my favorite authors.


DAY # 3
Favorite Television Show

I'm having a slumber party with Miss Ellen and Miss Olivia and we all have our matching Macs out at the moment..and I just remembered I had to do one of these though so here it is!

The Office
30 Rock

and probably some more that I'm forgetting at the moment..but I'm keeping it short and sweet.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 2

Day # 2
Favorite Movie:

Once again there is just no way I can choose one movie without acknowledging the others that make me super happy. So heres my top 10 list of films I could watch over and over and over.

1. Garden State (Zach Braff is my pretend boyfriend)
2. Knocked Up (Judd Apatow's kids make that movie for me..hilarious!)
3. Mamma Mia (give me a movie I can sing along with and I am a happy camper)
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (just plain ridiculous)
5. Once (beautiful, sad, amazing)
6. Up (Dug is 100% my lab, Rocket, in cartoon form)
7. Enchanted (how I wish real life was)
8. Where the Wild Things Are (favorite kids book, perfectly made into movie form, love it)
9. Anything by Mel Brooks (my faves are Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Robin Hood-Men in Tights, and Blazing Saddles though)
10. Alice in Wonderland (cartoon version and I haven't seen it yet but I know the new one will be joining this list has my other pretend boyfriend Johnny Depp in it after all)

I went back through the list and tried to pick one that was a little more my favorite than the rest and I decided on Monty Python and the Holy Grail (but just barely). My family loves watching that movie together (with the exception of my mother, she thinks it's dumb) and then we all quote the ridiculous lines to each other "Tis but a flesh wound!".."No it's not..your arms been cut off!" while my mother shakes her head and wonders how all of her children ended up with their dad's sense of humor.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


While admiring other peoples blogs (and feeling bad about out how crazy productive they all are) I came across this little ditty.
  • Day 01 — Your favorite song
  • Day 02 — Your favorite movie
  • Day 03 — Your favorite television program
  • Day 04 — Your favorite book
  • Day 05 — Your favorite quote
  • Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
  • Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
  • Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
  • Day 09 — A photo you took
  • Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
  • Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
  • Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
  • Day 13 — A fictional book
  • Day 14 — A non-fictional book
  • Day 15 — A fanfic
  • Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
  • Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
  • Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
  • Day 19 — A talent of yours
  • Day 20 — A hobby of yours
  • Day 21 — A recipe
  • Day 22 — A website
  • Day 23 — A YouTube video
  • Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
  • Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
  • Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
  • Day 27 — This month, in great detail
  • Day 28 — This year, in great detail
  • Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
  • Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy
..a list of things to blog about everyday. So I think I will try it. Now normally I don't like having to choose my favorites of things like songs or movies..and I doubt that will change now, because I have a lot of favorites. But that's alright, I will most likely have a few favorites for each subject, and that just means you get more! This should be fun, and I think you should join along. I found the list over at Goodnight Little Spoon. I stumbled upon her blog yesterday and already love it..she posted a picture of a gummi bear chandelier recently..AMAZING.. I want it more than anything in life! haha. Alright, now that that's taken care of lets get started..

Day #1
Favorite Song(s):

Such Great Heights - Iron and Wine
I want to dance to this at my wedding some day.

Hallelujah - Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris
I love this song no matter who sings it (well maybe not just anybody) but I thought this version by JT was beautiful.

This song reminds me of high school when me, liv and the boys would lay around listening to music and watching random/weird movies like Pi which the song also reminds me of.

Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
From the movie Once, which is a must see for music lovers. Beautiful song, plus they're married in real life which is just cute.

Imagine - John Lennon
My inner hippy is at peace when I hear who doesn't like this song?

You & Me - Dave Matthews Band
As a past hater but newly converted lover of the DMB, I have to give him a shout out on here. This dude is an amazing musician and all the songs he writes for his lady/kids make me love him even more. I hope my future family will be as rad as in this song.

Alright that about does it..only 5 more than I was supposed to..not bad ;) now it's your turn!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hello Spring!

I love you.
You make beautiful flowers that I can photograph.
And sunshine is way cooler than gross gray clouds.
Winter sucks.
So I'm glad you're here.
You should think about staying forever.

photos from my flickr

Current Song: Gone, Gone, Gone by Robert Plant and Allison Krauss
Not the whole video but a bit. Raising Sand is a really good album.

Current Awesome Photo: Aub & Nick feet :)
the bf and I.