Sunday, November 13, 2011

Getting Back into Sewing

I am going to work on getting back into sewing. I have a sewing machine, so I m going to put it to good use! I am thinking of sewing nerdy gadget covers for laptops, e-readers, earphones, cellphones, and other gadgets. Here are a few of the items that are giving me inspiration!

Earphone Case

Gadget Door Hanger

Laptop Case, Cellphone Case

E-Reader Case

Gadget Case

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Red and Black Addition

I've added another new item to my Etsy store, SomethingColorful! This is a black and red version of the "Isabel" Headband. Red satin ribbon and black beads make this a holiday favorite! It would go great with a red dress or little black dress for your office Christmas party! Are you planning a winter wedding? Red, black and white are popular winter wedding colors so keep this in mind for your bridesmaids! I can make custom orders, so if you'd prefer a different color or if you need multiple headbands for your bridesmaids, just let me know!

This is the "Isabel" Headband in burgundy and bronze to show you the difference a few colors can make to the overall look.

My Etsy Store

So, I've been neglecting my dear blog here and I'm trying to get better about writing. November is supposed to be writing month, so here goes nothing! 

I've posted some new items to my etsy store! It's very exciting! Please check them out!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I am getting everything together to set up a shop on Etsy. I just have to get the guts and time to put everything up and see what happens. It's exciting and nerve racking all at the same time!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sylvia Ji

I discovered Sylvia Ji when I was working on my Masters Essay in 2009 and have been fascinated by her work ever since. The expressions she creates in her portraits are realistic and amazing. The viewer is drawn in to the painting by the subject's gaze. The use of bold colors and this gaze are what draw the viewer into the painting.

The series that most interests me are her paintings of gypsies with faces painted like sugar skulls or Mexican death masks. In this series the women are depicted with flowing hair or messy up dos and make up reminiscent of sugar skulls. There are traditional roses that are often seen surrounding sugar skulls, but she puts a twist on them by giving each girl a viscous, haunting look. They are all haunting beauties.

Several of these gypsy-like women with sugar skull make up are dressed like the Virgin of Guadalupe. This gives the painting power, because of the strength the Virgin of Guadalupe holds, but it also gives Guadalupe the hard stare and haunting presence that the other paintings posses. The Virgin of Guadalupe in these paintings becomes the haunting beauty. She haunts all that view her and all that believe in her.

Paintings by Sylvia Ji- Virgen de Guadalupe

Monday, November 8, 2010


I've been missing for a while... I started a new job at the Holiday Inn, got engaged and am now in the trying to find a venue and colors and and and and phase. So in the midst of all this, my fiance got the brilliant idea to start a blog titles Holy crap! I'm getting married!, seriously. He's pretty funny and has this dream of making it big... so now I'm off trying to find a place to make bumper stickers with his new website on it. Just trying to keep my creative juices flowing some how! I still have my dream, but for now I guess wedding planning will have to do :)