The post where I put a bird (er, lots of them) on it. Also known as the post where my feet are cut off in every shot (scroll down, you’ll see). Also known as the post where I forgot to change my white balance settings after shooting stuff indoors and they came out weird so I just went with it and used some fun photo filters. Yeah. There were some serious camera oopsies when I shot this yesterday. But I didn’t feel like re-doing the whole shoot, so this is what you get. I actually don’t mind the light/filters, but I wish I had gotten a full shot that included shoes. Ah well. At least they’re included in the details as a close-up.
Anyway. This is what I wore yesterday, for working at home and a few errands. I love the print on this wrap top, it’s simple but interesting without being literal. Just how I like my animal prints. None of that zebra skin or leopard print for me. Since I was going with a bird theme, this bird charm necklace seemed like the perfect fit, and matched the color palette set up with my jeans. And since I have a weird sense of humor, it amused me to pair my snake ring with all of these birds and imagine they were scattered across my shirt in attempts to fly away from it. I may have made myself lol a little bit.
Work is slowing down a bit after the holiday craze, per usual. That means more free time for screenprinting and blogging, which is great. Though my bank account doesn’t always like these slow spots. I think I may try to do a shopping ban in February. I think it’d be good for me, but I also have about zero willpower when it comes to online shopping. We’ll see how it goes.
Awesome video of the week: Two Men Experience Simulated Labor Contractions. A Dutch TV program had a brilliant idea: have men put on devices that simulate childbirth contractions and film the results. Hilarity ensues. This is also a cute little video. All Joy and No Fun: Why parents hate parenting. Antagonistic subtitle, but an interesting read. Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed. Some thoughts on the ingrained 9-5 lifestyle. One musician’s reasoning for why he’s not going on America’s Got Talent, despite an invite. How to Deal with Crushing Feedback on Your Creative Work. Sarah did a police ridealong, and […]
Yes, that’s right – a long overdue recipe post! Try to contain your shock and glee. 🙂 The boy and I are back on the cooking-new-things bandwagon. This is based on a recipe we found in a Better Homes & Garden slow cooker book. It originally called for a different mix of spices that was strong on the fennel seeds. Fennel seeds, however, make things taste like black licorice, which is gross. So we substituted Herbs de Provence (which still has a tiny bit of fennel in the mix) and changed up the proportions of the other spices to suit […]
At the beginning of this month, Kristen over at Milo & Molly proposed an interesting gift swap. It was for shop owners only, and the purpose was to clear out closets/shelves of ‘rejects’ from your shop – things that had just a tiny imperfection or old stock that didn’t sell or samples or whatever. In return, you’d get new-to-you things from other shops. You got to say how many packages you would send out, and that’s how many you’d get in return, and Kristen did a great job matching everyone up with shops whose products you were actually interested in. […]
This is what I’m wearing today. And it’s been a doozy of a day so far. Combination headache + lots of work + monthly curse = I just want to wrap up in this cardigan and take a nap on the couch. But that is not an option for self-employed freelancers with deadlines to meet today, so instead I took a mini break to do this post. It’s not a nap, but it at least gave my brain a break for a little bit from work and emails. So if I look tired and/or grumpy in these, that’d be why. […]
This week’s list of read-worthy things. If you’re looking for Tuesday 10, just scroll down. Good advice from Sarah on How to Befriend Bloggers. How 19-year-old activist Zack Kopplin is making life hell for Louisiana’s creationists. Go Zack! I can’t even say how much it disturbs me that creationism is creeping into public schools. That is not science, and that is not separation of church and state. 7 Things Everyone Thinks But No One Says. 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex. In case you needed more reasons to get it on. Also related: Want to Prevent Colds? Have Sex Weekly […]
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.” – book blurb So the stage is set for a strange and wonderful story. The circus is a spectacle on its own, but it is also the venue for a secret duel between magicians – real magicians, wielding real magic. Celia and Marco know only that they […]