Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Some New Drawings

I won't be posting any of the new jewelry here until after my showcase, but I did wish to share with you some quick artwork I did about a week ago. It was fun and I got everything absolutely covered in graphite. That's right, graphite. Looks a bit like charcoal, but it's not, I promise. It was a lot of fun!
Insanely busy because break starts this weekend, so I can't stay!
But I love you all and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 09, 2009


My uber sweet boxes, from an impromptu in-dorm sale last evening... Gotta love word of mouth.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Dinner and Dancing

From the top: tofu cooked with tomatoes and soy sauce, part of our meal on a messy table, crepes with ham and Swiss cheese (I also made with ham and some form of cheddar cheese), eggs with tomato and salt (which is delicious), and a pan full of cornbread. The crepes were served with a delicious white sauce, go me! And for dessert there was banana and brownie with a layer of chocolate chip cookie on top. Mmmmmm. So good. And then BF and I went to English country dancing, which was lovely. We stayed for 2.5 hours, which means that in a 24 hour period I did 5 hours of constant moving dancing. And today I am definitely feeling it. It is beautiful weather here (well, it was...). So warm. I went hiking in the woods today, and found the old mill I thought I'd never find. I've been looking for it all year. Then today, I was just out hiking around, and for some reason decided to stop. I wanted to go off the trail in this one direction, inexblicably. So I followed my instinct, and there it was! Also, my friends and I discovered a cache of old broken pottery and bottles, and collected/cleaned up some really neat shards. Also of note: I found a heck of a lot of seashells in the ravine, and am guessing the water used to be up quite a lot higher than it is now. It was a good day today, despite all of the homework I've had to do. Also! got hired for study space once a week. Now I get to sit around for two hours (Wednesdays, 1-3 AM) and make sure the room has coffee and everyone stays quiet. And get paid for it. Applying for a job (that I was pretty much gauranteed the spot in) with catering on campus, which would be awesome.
Love you all!
Smiling smiling smiling.
Also, for those of you who are interested in keeping up with my store, the owner of Mixed Media, Sodiosu, on Etsy featured one of my necklaces in her treasury at this link
thanks for checking it out!

Friday, March 06, 2009

And... Onto Work

This is an example of a jewelry box that I am making to send my jewelry out in(in packaging, of course). Very very very cute. For those who haven't checked out my sight, I've just posted some really great new pieces, the hand-flower and a hair stick included, both time consuming and utterly worth it.
I had Scottish dance for two and a half hours tonight, and tomorrow night I'm going with some friends to a "Jane Austen" dance, aka: English Country Dancing. Note: this is almost entirely the same as Scottish country dancing, only that the basic step is a walking step instead of a skip change. How very nice and convenient, as that will make my already sore legs not as sore tomorrow. I can't wait! I love dancing. Also, some of my friends and I are cooking, and I'll be sure to take pictures. It's gonna be great! Gotta go!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

I Put Up New Pretty Things, But This Is My Favorite

I haven't made a hand-flower in so long, but I suddenly wanted to. This one took my forever and is modeled by my friend CO. It's simply stunning!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Inspiration Strikes

And it does, when you're least expecting it. (And I mean LEAST.) For example, last night, lying in bed reading Frankenstein, I had the sudden idea for the creation of the perfect bag. Unfortunately, I don't have the resources here for it, so it'll have to wait until I go home, and whenever I can get my hands on a sewing machine, although often enough I've sewn things by hand and likely will do it again this time. Anyways, so I had to stop reading, get up, find glasses and my sketching stuff, and scribble it all down. And then again today during fysem when I was prolly supposed to be paying attention, I got some phenomenal ideas for new jewelry, and so I have a sticky note full of those to work on the next time I get a chance. My site has been updated with what feels like a zillion pairs of earrings, when in reality I've listed about 61 things.
In other news: I finished (sometime last week) Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt, which was wonderful, as it promised to be. I would reccomend it to anyone. It's a great "coming of age" story, and funny, and sad. I definitely saw a lot of behaviors in the McCourt family that I can recognize in members of my own family (particularly those on, say, my dad's side), and it was easy to laugh at things I was so familiar with.
One more item. Has anyone here ever heard the song "Never Be The Sun" by Dolores Keane? If not, you should go listen to it. She has an incredible voice. It's such a beautiful song, almost a lullaby.
I don't know about elsewhere, but it's been bloody cold here.
And, on the most important not of all, I miss my Tian TaiTai (甜太太。) I hope I get to talk to her soon.
Love and kisses and hugs,
and smiles