Mentioning deja vu too much ♥ Mocha drinks ♥ Watching “Medium” ♥ Kitty-cat Jack’s squishy belly ♥ Making brownies with homemade chocolate chip peanut butter frosting ♥ Working on organisation ♥ Baby’s kicks & punches ♥ Sookie-cat curled up on the recliner ♥ Taking photos ♥ “Hobo with a Shotgun” ♥ Chadu & I started taking birthing classes! ♥ Jewish cats ♥ Some of my art is going to be featured in two upcoming art shows! ♥ Smashing Pumpkins Record Club ♥ Watching “Mad Men” ♥ Looking forward to my baby shower ♥ Making a baby registry ♥
The picture above is an old photo that I came across recently. From 2003-ish, perhaps? I really can’t recall. So what is up, buttercup? As for me, the way things have been currently:
• Stressing out over baby names. I really can’t believe how hard it is to decide on a girl name. Did I mention? – We already had a boy name picked out (Lincoln!), and that was uber-easy to decide on. But this girl name thing? Impossible.
• Chadu & I made cupcakes a few days ago! It was the first time that either of us has ever attempted to make cupcakes. And they turned out perfectly! Pictures yay:
• Speaking of cupcakes, I got the most adorable hair clip in the mail from Kelsi. Go check out her website, she’s selling even more cute hair clips here.
• I’ve been obsessed with the Alice: Madness Returns video game. I don’t play video games, myself, but I’ve been watching Chadu play it.
• Finally! I made my first digital art journal since January! Making digital journals is truly my most favourite thing to do in the world. I wish I would make time to do it more often!
• Other tidbits of excitement: I’m going to be exchanging artist trading cards with the lovely Erica of star-stuff.net! I’ve never made an artist trading card before. I’m looking forward to creating some! ♦ Being re-inspired by the work of Eduardo Recife. I discovered his art years upon years ago and it’s still one of my biggest inspirations ever. ♦ I’m taking part in The Summer Sessions, started by Magen Toole of eonism.net. Check it out soon, it’ll be starting next month. ♦ Random pictures, ahoy:
Lots of lollipops ♥This pop culture art made with money ♥ Looking forward to Alice: Madness Returns♥ Listening to My Bloody Valentine all night ♥ Tracklisting for The Smashing Pumpkins’ Oceania! ♥ Anticipating my next ultrasound in a couple of weeks ♥ Playing “Pet Hotel” on my iphone ♥ Triple chocolate cake ice cream omg ♥ Conversations with Baby ♥ Hazelnut cream candle ♥ Writing bits of fiction and nonsense ♥ Attempting to put bows on the kitties ♥ Getting good at making my own smoothies! (I don’t go by any recipes, I just make things up as I go along.) ♥ Getting boring tasks done (It feels good to be productive!) ♥
My pregnant belly:
Like I’ve said, I’m still waiting on a proper baby bump. I’m about 19 weeks and, right now, I just look like I have a beer belly. I can’t wait ’til Baby gets bigger and I can start feeling him or her move around!
I had a temporary creative lull when it came to posting blog entries, or doing anything productive, really. (Perhaps I’ll blame it on the pregnancy.) I’ve been mostly lazy & sleepy lately. But I’ve recently started a new exercise routine & I think I’m gaining some energy and inspiration back. As for my pregnancy, things are going well! I hope to find out in a few weeks if it’s a boy or girl! I’m still waiting on a proper, visible baby bump though. In other news, I bought myself a Batman shirt. Yay!
This Smashing Pumpkins onesie. (Sooo getting that for Baby!) ♥ Got a new blender and have been making smoothies every day. ♥ Making playlists (but moreso, naming playlists.) ♥ Josh Harris “liked” one of my facebook statuses the other day. (I am a nerd!) ♥ Chadu did a cover of a song from “Sonic the Hedgehog 2″ because I lurve that game. ♥ Baby name books ♥ Pizza nights ♥ Lazing about and playing Solitaire & MahJong ♥ Exercising more! ♥ The giant bow that is in my hair right now ♥ Thunderstorm naps ♥ This article ♥ Lip gloss ♥ The cute things that Chadu & I bought for Baby ♥ Dancing like Thom Yorke ♥ Watching Fugazi things on youtube ♥ Orange sherbet ♥ Misheard song lyrics ♥ Daydreaming about being a mum.
I haven’t been doing self-portraits nearly as often as I used to. I’m mostly just sick of looking at myself. I think I need someone to give me a makeover haha. … I want to be more fashionable. Learn how to properly apply make-up. Et cetera. Other aesthetic things I hope to do in the future: get a half-sleeve tattoo on my left arm. (I’ve been daydreaming about this for years, but still have not decided what exactly I would like to get.) & I want to let my blonde hair grow out & then dip-dye it. (Dirty blonde & mermaid-princess blue/green would be lovely, I reckon.)
Just for fun, Chadu made that koala image (above) for me. Because I heart koalas & “Omg hi” is kind of my catchphrase lol ♥ Playing card games with my family ♥ Forcing myself to make art every day again. (I love having these little creative challenges for myself.) ♥ Listening to the awesome mix cd that Chadu made for me. ♥ Chocolate fudge cake ♥ Mr. Show with Bob and David ♥ Watching Spaced with commentary. (Did you know that the American dvd release features commentaries by: Kevin Smith, Matt Stone, Diablo Cody, Patton Oswalt, Bill Hader, and Quentin Tarantino? That is a major collection of awesome.) ♥ & Some good blogs that I’ve come across recently:
Cosmic Crumbles – A tumblr that is great for fashion inspiration. Lots of lovely, vibrant photos.
Jennifer Dziura – Go read her blog. She writes intelligent, informative, & witty articles. I admire this lady’s ambition immensely. She does it all!
End of March – I love her art & everything about her, really.
P.S. I’m always looking for new blogs to read. If you have a blog, please feel free to leave me a comment & say ‘ello! If I love your website lots, I will mention it on my blog in a future entry.
365 days of print
Favourite songs at the moment
As I mentioned, Chadu made me an awesome mix cd recently. Here are just a few of my most favourite songs from the mix.
Playing “You Don’t Know Jack” on xbox ♥ Super full moon tonight! ♥ The music-guessing game ♥ Albums that I still never got tired of: Ugly Casanova’s Sharpen Your Teeth, Peeping Tom’s self titled, & Modest Mouse’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank ♥ One of Chadu’s songs was featured on tumblr’s #Gaming radar! ♥ This article inspired me because I’m still a plain jane myself, who wants to change: Green Mascara, Or How I Went From Plain Jane to Most Beautiful Girl in One Night ♥ While The Smashing Pumpkins’ new music doesn’t thrill me as much as the old stuff does, I still get giddy every time they release a new song ♥ Pink pancakes with ice cream! ♥ “You got potatoes in your ears?” ♥ Good weather for midnight walks ♥
Being addicted to Words with Friends on my iphone. ♥ Watching “Prison Break” with Chadu ♥ Cookie dough ice cream ♥ Cozy car rides ♥ Drinks at Sonic ♥ New headbands ♥ Writing journal entries in pink & purple ink when I want to write about happy things ♥ Giving the kitties catnip ♥ Root beer ♥ Listening to the entire Rasputina discography in one sitting ♥ Rainy days & puddles ♥ Cool blog alert! Camp Smartypants ♥
& Quite a few lovely ladies have mentioned me on their blogs recently (♥♥♥♥♥) Thank you, all! I heart you.
The Style Rookie (This is a fashion blog that I had heard about before, but I just recently decided to check it out. This girl is amazing and she is only fourteen years old!) ♥ Mermaids ♥ Smashing Pumpkins on random while I make art ♥ My chipped newspaper nails ♥ Playing “Words with Friends” on my iphone with Linda Strawberry! ♥ Blog-hopping ♥ Cotton candy body spray ♥ Completing my February art challenge! ♥ Winning a giveaway at Pixies and Bears ♥ Trail mix ♥ (Terrifyingly) new things happening in my life right now ♥ Ann Ward’s Vogue Italia editorial (she is the best “next top model” everrrr) ♥ Almond joy coffee creamer ♥ Nostalgia, as always ♥ Easter aesthetics ♥
Photoshopping with my sister-in-law, Dee ♥ Linda Strawberry songs and other girly music ♥ I bought some scented candles! (vanilla, hazelnut cream, & cranberry mandarin) ♥ Chit-chatting a bit with an awesome collage artist, Laurindo Felliciano ♥ Lazy haikus ♥ The King of Limbs ♥ Ink on my fingers ♥ Reading up more about Enneagram of Personality. I’m a type four – it’s amazing how precisely the summary of type four describes all of the things about myself that I didn’t know how to put into words. ♥ Only five more collages ’til my art challenge is over! ♥ Kittycat Jack’s jellybelly ♥ Re-listening to some mp3s of old Smashing Pumpkins shows. (I love Billy’s ridiculous ad-libbing in the middle of songs.) ♥ Glitter gel pens ♥
Silversun Pickups ♥ Chadu made me pink, heart-shaped pancakes! (I’m so lucky to have a boy that can cook. The only things I’m good at are using the microwave & making sandwiches lol) ♥ Halloween stickers ♥ Falling asleep to The Cosby Show ♥ Fashion magazine clippings ♥ Pillow-pet/iphone-table ♥ Lisa Loeb eyewear ♥ The “random awesome things” giveaway ends today. (I will be announcing the winner soon!) ♥ I’m past the halfway-point in my February art challenge. (I’m mostly surprised that I’ve stuck to it this whole time!) ♥ Crunch berries ♥ Supplies for collaging ♥ Radiohead b-sides ♥ Daisy-adorned mermaid-princess hair (my dream hair) ♥ Dictionary screensaver ♥ Silver sharpies ♥ Little-kid gluesticks ♥ Alice illustrations & excerpts ♥ New Radiohead album on the 19th! (The King of Limbs) ♥
For your viewing pleasure:
Katie Jane Garside has the most extraordinary voice:
Modest Mouse’s “King Rat” .. Oh & the video was directed by Heath Ledger. Fancy that!