Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
[taken with lensbaby]
we love art, and the more weird, the better. in the early 2000's i came across an artist who made amazing marionettes and sculptures. on my 21st birthday, i was surprised to have this waiting for me when i got home from being taken out to dinner(and having my first legal drink - sake!). it's really hard to believe it's been over 8yrs ago, wow!
the artist is scott radke: and you can see more of his art and scupltures here. he doesn't make many marionettes anymore, but the sculptures and creatures that he creates are amazing!
[2g best of collection - so far!]
it was in 2002 that i started to stretch my ears. i really didn't have a reason to do it other than having seen a pair of horn spirals at a shop called angel alley while i lived in albuquerque, nm. i started slowly and made my way up to a size 8g so i could have those spirals. it took me 5yrs to get to and decide that i would stop at a size 2g. i never ran into problems or infections or horrendous inflammation, and i still don't to this day unless i mess with my earrings too much(nervous tick) and then it's just redness.
i have to say that i am in love with having larger holes, and it's definitely become a part of who i am. i love the jewelry that is available, and i thought i'd share the best of my collection so far.
[not flattering, but who cares. it was tasty!]
though it's not particularly bad, i will say that 2012 so far has been throwing some weird stuff our way. this, in turn, has been doing a number on my stress capacity. i am a very nervous and stressed person by nature. i always have been. i was getting better at managing it but sometimes i fall back and just shut down. when i can do something little to help, i do it. so i ate a leftover grand marnier chocolate truffle from the whole foods in fairfax, va like i meant it!
Monday, January 9, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
[first partial outfit shot of the year]
[brunch for the new year charlottesville, va]
[green apple, feta, and sausage omlette]
[back at shawn and gwenn's. this vintage doll caught my eye]
we spent our new years in charlottesville, va this year. it was a nice way to welcome in what i hope to be a wonderful year surrounded by amazing, and wonderful people. maybe things will work to where we get to see them more this year....?
i think a new year's resolution of mine that might not really be a resolution is make time to do more of the things that i enjoy. no matter how small it may seem. oh, and to invest in a new pair of boots... yes. ;)
[freshly cut and re-touched 12.21.2011]
and i know i am a bit behind in this(surprise!) but i was able to sneak a decent photo of my hair after it was done right before christmess. it's a lot more hair than i'm used to, but i dig it. i think i'll like it even more once the sides grow out more and it gets trimmed up again.