Wednesday, March 31, 2010

{i'm slipping away}

I got a bit carried away while doodling during lunch today, and made this.

These pages from the encyclopedia really inspire me.

Obviously, I do not know how to draw hands. Oh well.

How is it that I can draw a heart but fail miserably at hands?

Ew. Must practice

Thursday, March 25, 2010

weeks and weeks

This week has been pretty. Apart from the contest-winningness, I've also been informed that my art will be on the cover of the Fully Booked zine, felt appreciated, realized I have pretty ace guy friends, worked on a good song, and got asked to prom.


Okay, so it's not like I can go, seeing as Eli lives in another country, across oceans and quite a bit of land, but I've never been asked before, and probably never will again, but finally. It's scrumptious to know that someone, somewhere, would have liked to take me to prom.

I have cool friends.

Here are a few photos from this week:

My mom made blueberry-lemon-cinnamon muffins and they are absolutely amazing. They were also the darlingest shade of blue. You can't really tell in the photos, though. Oh well.

The book looks gigantic in this photo. I can't resist buying these old hardbounds, I really can't. It's a good thing they aren't pricey.

Off I go to see How To Train Your Dragon!

Cartoons make me excited.


i promise

to update this blog more often.

Pinky promise.

Things I've been eyeing lately:

  1. Navy blue Keds. I'm lusting after them, oh dear.
  2. This feather-printed tank top in ATC. It's 300+, but I WANT IT.
  3. Paint-splattered leggings. They also make me want to wear off-shoulder t-shirts and legwarmers. I'm not sure that's a good thing.

Friday, March 19, 2010

a happy little dance of joy

I'm still in shock.

Look what I found out this morning! Someone on tumblr left me a formspring comment (and also my mother was stalking my tumblr notes) and so I clicked the link and saw this.


I really didn't think I would win anything. I saw photos of the other entries and they're really great, it's unbelievable to me right now.


It's what I do.

He probably liked it.

I can't believe that Fully Booked did not even inform me that I was a finalist or be clear on their site about the event and it being free. It's really quite awful. And today I was trying to get touch with them and apart from wasting an hour listening to the ringing tone, they were all confused and apparently knew almost nothing about the event. You cannot run things like that, you should hold a meeting in which you tell all your employees the important details. /rant

Oh well.
Nothing can rain on my parade, nothing, I tell you.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

book day

I'll have to think of a catchier title.

But yes, I'll make Wednesdays the day I recommend a book! I'm always reading something anyway, and I have so many favorites that I thought I might tell you about some of them.

I don't do very good reviews, but if I post about them, it means that

a.) yes, they are quite amazing

b.) please read them

c.) because they are worth it


Today, I've got The Wheel On The School.

My little sister is reading it for the first time, and I remembered how much I loved this book. It's lovely. And the illustrations are beautiful - I love Maurice Sendak. This story was so real to me because of the pictures. It was a bit like a dream.

"Aw, that was just a picture," Jella said scornfully. "You can put anything in a picture. All that is is a dream."

"Ah, yes, that's all it is," the teacher said. "As yet! But that's where things have to start - with a dream. Of course, if you just go on dreaming, then it stays a dream and becomes stale and dead. But first to dream and then to do - isn't that the way to make a dream come true?"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

we'll get through it

We always do.

A new papercut. I've spray painted it blue, ala Rob Ryan, and I shall post the new photo tomorrow. I think I ruined it, but I'll leave that for you pretties to decide.

Oh dear.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

doughnuts of love

Okay, so they were regular doughnuts. Still good, though.
I spent the day at Krispy Kreme, taste-testing their new Pull-Aparts and Kruffins. Kruffins. It sounds like a type of giant. I don't know.

Here I am with a totally failed attempt at a self-portrait, with a guest appearance by The Stair Step. (I need a tripod.)

I love this retro look. And the color of those chairs! Like a washed-out teal.

Ina giving me advice.

Her candy-colored nails.

Doodling on the surveys:

And eventually I got so bored I started making paper cranes:

And Ina fell asleep.

And afterwards we went to Market Market and bought some cheap make-up and then spent two hours in the bookstore.

Oh, life.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

airmail envelopes

I love love love nailpolish and the way it makes me feel.

And, changing the color of your nails is so fun, don't you think so?