Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

new find

[20 eyelet-no-inside-zipper-gripfast-happiness 9.13.2010]

i have been without a good pair of boots for almost a year since my trusted new rocks finally died(december 2001-october 2009).  i am very picky when it comes to finding new boots, and most that i like end up having the tacky inside zipper.  the way i see it, if you're going to have combat boots, suck it up with the lacing ;}.   

friday jeremi and i went to my parents house to see if we could find our tennis rackets there.  i was rummaging around in the upstairs sewing room and found these boots.  they belonged to my little sister when she went through her "goth phase" in high school probably 12+ years ago now...wow.   when she got these i opted for the shorter 14eyelet pair.  she managed to wear these out just long enough to scuff the toes to hell. with some sharpie and a change of the lacing, new life was breathed back into these.  

[standing there 9.13.2010]

outfit breakdown:
-shirt queen ester
-leggings bozzolo
-boots gripfast
-sunglasses forever21
-necklace 1 wirewrapped by my sister with moonstone and goldstone
-necklace 2 made by me.  has a little vial with cosettes puppy tooth(not in photo)

baltimore, md weekend [image heavy]

after the summer that jeremi and i have had, it was much needed to have a few days where we could completely get away from everything here at home.  with having a 4 day weekend given to me(thank you!), we took advantage and jeremi, my older sister and her two daughters, and i all went up to baltimore, md to visit the national aquarium.  it was perfect!

[dragon paddle boats tethered 9.11.2010]

[dragon paddle boats overlooking the inner harbor while it's still quiet 9.11.2010]

[hiding octopus 9.11.2010]

[amazon river exhibit.  lily in foreground 9.11.2010]

[amazon river exhibit 9.11.2010]

[sideneck turtle in the river exhibit 9.11.2010]

[puffins! 9.11.2010]

[pacific stinging nettle 9.11.2010]

[pacific stinging nettle 9.11.2010]

[cloud jelly fish 9.11.2010]

[jeremi watching the cloud jelly fish 9.11.2010]

[me watching the stinging nettles 9.11.2010]

[cluster of upside down jelly fish 9.11.2010]

[a very small upside down jelly fish and my left index fingernail for size 9.11.2010]

[matching the ship docked in the harbor 9.11.2010]

outfit breakdown:
-shirt tarea simple black tank with zippered back
-skirt forever21 from the circus twist collection
-black leggings
-shoes rampage
-drape cardigan love
-sunglasses forever21
-random accessories

[wearing sinful colours: "dream on", covergirls: "city lights", and sally xtreme: "in the spotlight"]

after our trip to baltimore, and the inner harbor, we drove up to towson, md where we were staying the night.  we settled, and then did some exploring.  the next day we woke up and went to the towson university to attend the asian many moons festival.  there was a lot to see, and do, and eat.  i particularly enjoyed the japanese dance.

[art exhibit by artist yuriko yamaguchi.  this was a shadow cast by one of the pieces. 9.12.2010]

[me with one of the pieces 9.12.2010]

[strawbunnies!  made of straws.  this was in the hands on part of the festival.  they had stations set up to where you could make things.  morgan and i did the chinese knotting.  we made a double coin knott 9.12.2010]

[the mountains as we got closer to home 9.12.2010]

get away weekend - preview

[watching the pacific stinging nettles 9.11.2010]

[pacific stinging nettle 9.11.2011 national aquarium in baltimore, maryland]

Monday, September 6, 2010

chihuahua and polish

[bad/quick photo of little cosette and her bat wings

[ORLY's "charged up" and icing's "glamorous"]

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


yeah.  i like rings.  a lot.  can you tell?  

i've been trying to organize our bedroom.  in the process i have really only managed to organize most of my jewelry and some clothes, and create a bigger mess than what i started with.  which just means a total tear down of the bedroom the way it is and rearrange.  normally i have a very hard time with rearranging, but this would be a good thing.

so yes, rings.  i've always loved them, and i say i've got a nice little collection of them.  a good 8(or more..) i've made either by wire wrapping, strategic gluing, or replacing cabochons with tiny watch gears.  then there are the repeating themes: rhinestones, insects encased in resin or lucite, bows, and purple.  

i used to be a part of a group on livejournal that was called "package friends".  it was a really neat idea and different spin on penpals.   this filigree ring was sent to me in one of the rounds i took part in and originally it had a blue cabochon that just didn't look right.  after some prying, i was able to remove it and replace it with two watch gears in a few thin layers of resin.

this is probably one of the most important to me in my collection because of who made it, what it is, and the timing of it.  on july 16th my family all went and spent a day at smith mountain lake in lynchburg, va.  my little sister, who now lives happily in san francisco, ca, was also down to visit.  the last time i had seen her she was just starting out with some intense wire wrapping art, and was still getting the hang of it.  this ring she made for me using moonstone, which is one of the june birthstones and the only one i actually like.  also one of my favourite stones for its properties for clarity, and healing.  the entire ring is made only of wire, sterling silver beads, and the single moonstone.