Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Oh look, I found a new playlist site! With video!
This post is on of those "well I don't know how this will go over, but I love it so I'm going to share" posts. Lately I've been obsessed with Wizard Rock (or Potter Rock) and, I admit it, it's nerdy, but I adore it. It just shows, you can be inspired by anything!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Hello everyone, long time no blog! Schools back in session so that would be the reason I've been lacking on my Monday & Tuesday regular posts. But, I realized today while I was sitting in Psych class that I want to make bunting. I'm not even sure what for. It's just pretty and makes me feel that there's a party everyday. Life's a party, your house should feel like it!
So, some googling lead me to this tutorial at Stitch. Rip. Repeat.
This project would be great for people who have a ton of scrap fabric on hand. I'm not a fabric person so this gives me an excuse to raid the sale section of my craft stores and go thrifting. Yay thifting!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Well I flippin' made one :D Who's meaningful now.
Don't get me wrong, I love images like these with something inspirational or happy but I recently saw a few that said things such as "I wish I could just disappear" or "You will never know my pain." Why? What's the point of those? To make your readers feel sorry for you? Whatever floats your boat, I suppose.
On a bit preppier note, change is in the air. I'm going to be fixing a few things on the layout, so excuse the mess for the next few days.
Monday, August 2, 2010
So here's a video by one of my favorite vloggers of a song by All Caps. It's not something I would normally listen to, but the video is adorable. Aaannndd I'm trying to learn a bunch about the art of film making and where else would I do this besides Youtube?!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Hehe, I know I said before that I can't draw, but lately I've been trying rather hard to learn. Here's what I've been working on the last few months...and I'm dreadfully sorry for all the photos!
Work in progress...first time trying to get someone to look like a person. I'll do something with the shirt to take the eye off the face 0_0
A quick teaser of my drawing/painting/charcoal mess that I need to do something with...I dunno what yet.Catdog! If I ignore the eraser marks, I like it alot. Of course I had a reference. Oh and what's that? I'm so proud I have close ups? 1 2A very, very rough sketch of a character I never got to use :( He was so charming.
Another rough gentlemen...I seem to have a thing for beards and glasses.
Any ideas to jazz up my rough little sketches? I really would love to learn how to draw correctly so any tutorial links would earn you lots of love for a certain girlie.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Seriously? What is it? When I told people I was going to take the summer off and just relax and work on my art they went, "Oh, you draw?" Umm...no, I can't draw to save my life. Since when is drawing the only art form?
I believe that art is up to the artist.
Art is anything and everything.
Art is an expression.
Art is creativity.
Art is making something outta nothing.
Art is not a masterpiece, it's something you're proud of.
I wouldn't call myself is artist. I enjoy it, but I'm not going to make money off it or go prancing around calling myself an artist just yet. I'm practicing and trying a little bit of everything. In fact, if I could spend my life doing a job that included painting(water color of course), writing, music, mixed media, building, movie making and fashion all snuggled up together in one, I'd be the happiest gal alive.
Until then I'll enjoy my little hobby and label it whatever the heckle I feel like.
What do you consider "art"? Does it have to fit into a certain category or be beautiful? I wanna hear your thoughts!
That's why I once again have a long, excited fan girl type post today.
I've always wanted to write a play or musical. These guys make me want to pick up a childhood book and start adapting it into ridiculous musical numbers.
Team Starkid (or known as Starkidpotter on youtube) is a group of former University of Michigan students who started performing together. In April 2009 they performed an original musical based on the Harry Potter sequel by J.K Rowling. Then, on July 5th 2009 it was uploaded to Youtube with the title A Very Potter Musical and almost instantly became a hit due to it's comedy and brilliant music. At seeing the great response from this, they then uploaded a project they had done previous to AVPM called Little White Lies, a web series. It didn't get quite the same response as a full blown stage musical. Their next show was Me and My Dick...which I have yet to watch due to it's topic.
Buuuut, just last Thrusday they answered their 57115 subscribers and uploaded A Very Potter Sequel! With pretty much the same cast (+ two of their amazingly talented writes with non-singing roles) and all new songs it packs a punch. It's a bit more vulgar and has a bit of "Starkid trying to be starkid" feel to it, but man oh man, these guys can't go wrong.
I was going to post a video of the sequel but I think you need to be hooked to the first one to really some of the jokes. Anyway, their first video has the best song in my opinion.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I like gum.
Do you like gum?
Oh and sorry for the overly colored photo of a still from Grease, I'm trying out my light textures. I actually made some! I'm so happy. I'm working on resizing and coloring and all that jazz and will probably release a pack on DeviantArt when I figure out how to do that :D So next month-ish. I'm really getting into digital art...almost enough to give up my dream of being a poorly paid high school English teacher and become a designer. Doubtful.
Monday, July 19, 2010
I've been obsessed with this little couple on Youtube for quite a while and I just now have given in and paid for one of their CD's because let's face it, it's hard to live without their wonderful music! Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn have created their own whimsy corner of the internet and it's where I go when I'm in need of inspiration or had a terrible horrible no good rotten very bad day. Their band Pomplamoose is nothing I've ever heard before. I literally can't describe it. Think of it as an aqua colored cupcake served at a tea party for cowboys and spacemen.
They make videos. Video songs to be exact. Each of their videos show how the make the music so you know there are no hidden sounds or gimmicks. Pomplamoose is pure, raw talent. It's an art form. I wouldn't be getting so passionate about them (or any other music) if it wasn't.
Another thing I adore about these two is that in a video taken right after one of their first songs she Nataly says, "I was afraid I wasn't animated enough...I wasn't, like, flirting with the camera. I was just singing. Is that okay?" and then dear Jack responses with, "Of course. You're not fake." And that sums them up. They're not fake. They're adorable and brilliant and oh my gosh I'll just post a video already! If I can pick one...
Oh, and have you seen that car commercial with the indie cover of Mister Sandman in the background? Yeah, that's them too.
^^There you will find all of their music along with links to Jack's and Nat's music and other projects!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
After two cups of coffee and hours and hours of sleeping in, I think I'm sane enough to update. Today's inspiration actually hasn't been rotting in my favorites for years. My mom sent me a link to Donna Downey's blog Simply Me because she not only is she an amazing artist and business lady, but she hosts Inspiration Wednesday; where she posts tutorial videos. Now, I don't stamp. I'm jobless and stamping is a very expensive hobby. Donna Downey is definitely a stamper. So, instead of following her videos, I improvised. She uses acrylic paint and I'm scared of real paint so I used water color to see if I could get the same effect as she did in this video:
I just tried the flowers and I learned that I really like mixing colors :) It makes me feel like a little kid.
This post took forever.
Hope you're happy.
*my critic is a fictional character stolen from Diana Trout in her book Journal Spilling (which is pretty inspiring if you, like me, love journals and ruining them with water color). You're critic is that little voice in your head that says something like, "No, that's not what you planned to do." or "You've gotten this far, why don't you just stop before you screw it up? You'll never get it back" or something more simple such as "Just give up". My critic is my 13 year old self only dramatized into oblivion. She only wears black and ripped tights which she bought ripped and worships pop punk bands. She hates the color pink and doesn't like any of my ideas because they are too "conformist" (yet she loves Twilight, the bible of conformism, because it's "dark and gothic"). She is a complete and total hypocrite because she thinks I should work harder to make my craft look like everyone elses. Basically, my critic is the world's most annoying pre-teen.
What's your critic like?
p.s. Sorry for the lack of grammar. It's late and I don't quite care.
p.p.s Want to hear some of the music I was talking about? Have a gander. This is Julia Nunes with an amazing cover of an amazing song. This blog is starting to become musical :D
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Me: "What's the water to glue ratio?"
Mom: "3 parts glue, 1 part water?"
Me: "Uhh...what should I put this in?"
Mom: "I'm guessing a cup. Oh wait, a cup that can be thrown away."
Me: "What should I use? Like a paint brush? Won't the glue ruin it?"
Mom: "You'll wash the paint brush."
I was clueless. However, I think these frames came out really well. Making them is really addicting.
The first frame was made for my room, the second for my BF for his birthday...and yes that is Team Rocket and yes I did make it :) Yay for nerdy Demotivational Posters. Two pretty frames for 60 cents.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
It's Tutorial Tuesday, which means me digging though my bookmarks for those long forgotten "Oh, that would be so cool to follow! I'll have to do that sometime!" crafts tutorials and actually doing them this week.
They're just about the cutest damn thing.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
p.s. OMG I GOT A CAMERA! So I can actually, you know, take pictures of my projects.
p.p.s This was a boring post. So I leave you with a Pie comic. Pie was created by the brilliant John McNamee and I envy him quite a lot. Get ready for some Pie realted arts & crafts (yes, I'm that much of a nerd).
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I have this addiction to interior design right now. I think it steams from my love of architect but knowing that I can't even do high school level math. Or maybe it's just because pretty rooms make me happy. Anyway, I've been collecting frames and wall art for a few weeks now, wanting to create a wall of mirrors, frames, art and all things awesome. I have to wait a while to set up said wall because I've decided to re-do my entire bed room. Until then I've been drooling over other peoples wonderful walls.
However, this will most likely be the biggest challenge ever for me because July is the busiest month for my family. My birthday's tomorrow, my cousin's on the 3rd, my grandfather's on the 4th, my boyfriend's on the 7th and then my brothers on the 9th! Tons of birthdays. Then I have a reunion to go to on the 16th through the 18th. Oh, and organizing a yard sale by myself. Yay...?
Anyway, I'm more like going to work on something artsy everyday since I can't push something to create something in a day :/
Today I worked on my first pair of button earrings, and boy, do I need to invest in some more jump rings! Holy cheese, Batman! Maybe that's what I should have asked for for my birthday...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Ahh, that new blog smell!