Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lucky 13

So guess who stayed up until 2am making 13 collages? Once I get the juice of creativity, I know that I can't do anything but go with it. Here are 2 from the series. I've used vintage images from either Lady's Home Journal, Life magazine, or an old children's book
Look out for $5 prints and $30 framed originals!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Can I just get a McFlurry?

Last night it happened like it usually does...I got a craving for something sweet, but it was late and I didn't want to go to the liquor store for ice cream where all of the bums hang i decided to get something from the safety of my car. After watching the episode of 30 Rock where Selma Hayek introduces Alec Baldwin to McFlurries, I've been craving the dessert myself. But to my shock and dismay, the McDonald's by my house was closed for renovations! SHOCK
I thought, "there's a Mickey D's every Square mile, I'll find another one." So, at 9:30 P.M., I found myself driving down 17th, then making a left on Irvine, and ended up driving all the way to the John Wayne Airport! The combination of driving a granny rental Chevy Impala and sugar withdrawals caused my delusional journey. I hopped on the 73, then 55 and remembered there was another McD's on Harbor and Wilson. But what do you know? apparently EVERY one is going through a remodel. Just when I was about to give up all hope, an America's Cup shined through my discouraged demeanor and I got my damn dessert.

PHEW. In other news, I've found my floral keffiyeh scarves to be the hot item right now, so I will spend the rest of the day completing more of those, as well as some inexpensive original arts and prints. I've got a roller derby show to prepare for!

I'll leave one last bit of beauty: while on the phone with Roark (the master artist), he introduced me to Ashes and Snow, whose artist captures unique moments of interaction between humans and wild animals. The music along with the presentation of the books in the store are just breathtaking.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sleepy in Saturday

Work at the day job has been slow this week, and consisting entirely of Web Design, an area of design I notoriously dislike. With the extra time, I've been...would you say..."uploading like it's hot." Or, I've been adding new items to my etsy site everyday. I took over 100 pictures on Thursday and have been editing them since. (especially the ones were I've reluctantly used myself as a model). Please take a gander.

Laughed a lot this week at the episode of The Office where Michael decides to file Chapter 11 by shouting "I DECLARE BANKRUPTCY!!!!"

Ate Indian Food with my surrogate grandmother Oatha yesterday at Royal Kyber. Chicken Curry, Rice Pilaf, Ginger dressing salad and the doughiest most heavenly Nan around. For desert, chocolate drizzled plate, pistachio sorbet, minced pistachios sprinkled around, and SILVER LEAF. I ate silver with my desert. Shocking.

Please, don't forget to go to my performance this sunday with Good Avery at the continental room. I will be amplified this time! You will actually be able to hear me!

Monday, February 9, 2009


The band I play with, Good Avery, is playing a free show this Sunday at the swanky Continental Room in Fullerton. It's got a red velvet curtain and everything! We will be playing around 10pm. Have a little fun before work on Monday morning. We won't be singing or talking about the's an "economy talk free" zone.

Ideas Worth Spreading

Tonight was made so enjoyable at my pal Rosie's house in Long Beach with a freshly prepared meal. She made none other than her "Rosemary" chicken, roasted veggies, and a salad using lettuce from her garden! It was a wonderful treat. Although, the CSI trucks, yellow tape, and numerous police cars parked around the neighborhood left an ominous feeling.
She showed me the garden plot where she and her sister, along with other community members, grow all sorts of vegetables, herbs, and plants. It reminded me of assembling bouquets from the flowers in my Papa's gardens as a little girl.
The craft boutique I was going to participate in today was cancelled due to rain. I will, however, be participating in the boutique on March 8, bringing we me all my latest pieces. I've uploaded some of them onto etsy and I added more photos to my flickr site too.