Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Night Fab Five

Hi everyone!

Welcome to another Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things, people, places, whatever that I'm drooling over and basically embarrassing myself because I love it so much. This week I've got a mix of who knows what so let's get started!

1. Naked and Afraid


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Holy crap, what the frak is this show?! The Discovery Channel takes two people, (total strangers, one man and one woman who fancy themselves survivalists) and strands them in the middle of nowhere for 21 days COMPLETELY NAKED. Nothing, they got nothing on and they got nothing with them. Zip.

The first episode saw these two people dumped smack in a jungle in Costa Rica where a producer gets bite by a snake, the guy sleeps through his shack being on fire and the girl gets sick after eating a turtle. I could NOT take my eyes off the TV.

*Do NOT do a Google image search for the term "naked and afraid". Don't do it, just trust me on this one.*

2. Dylusions Creative Journal


Just got this the other day and I'm really loving it! It lays flat, awesome sturdy paper, great for art journaling! Speaking of which...

3. Dylusions Art Journaling video



Dyan Reaveley did this set of videos (there are two parts) for Ranger Ink and I really got a lot out of it, particularly doing backgrounds. I ended up prepping a lot of misted/inked backgrounds in my new art journal, now they're all ready to be worked on!

4. Glamping with MaryJane: Glamour + Camping

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I've still got big dreams of owning my own fabulous vintage trailer, but until then I've got Mary Jane Butter's book: Glamping with MaryJane: Glamour + Camping. This book has tons of pics, recipes, tips about camping and a lot of very useful information like how to hitch up a trailer and what to look for when buying.

5. Ethel Smith and Organ Music



Seriously, where is the rockin' organ music in today's cinema? Seems like we could use some talent like this again.

And there you have it, another Friday Night Fab Five for the books. What are some of your favorites this week?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Poor Little Zippy

Hi everyone!

Sooooooooooooooooooo, I'm a bad sort of mommy/blogger as Zippy turned two years old last month and I never posted a thing about it. Bad Mommy! Bad Blogger! So if you'll indulge me for a moment, I'd like to rectify this error right now:

So back in May, my Zippy turned 2 years old. Zippy has taught me many things in her short time with us, such as the definition of "Terrible Twos", why you should always double check that the toilet is flushed and how silence is NOT golden, it's the signal that something very very very bad is happening and you should hit the floor running.

That being said, wook at dee cutie pootie baby waby:













I'm a year old


Happy birthday my little Zippy, over one month late on the blog but you're still two so it all worked out! :P

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Random Spark

Hi everyone!

No Fab Five this week as I wanted to share a new project I participated in called, Random Spark. Art House Co-op and The Brooklyn Art Library (the same awesome people that run The Sketchbook Project) asked people to Tweet them with a random creative prompt. They then printed all of the prompts on business cards and mailed them (along with a free Artist's Loft™ colored pencil) to participants to create whatever they wanted using the prompt and the pencil. :D


So my prompt was "70s wallpaper", suggested by @Telltalethread and I started with this $1.00 paper "canvas" I found in the kids department at Michaels. (I love raiding the kids department for stuff to use on/for projects!)


Now, 70s wallpaper typically had a lot of repeated patterns using mustards, greens and browns. At least that's what Google images told me and you know they know what they're talking about. Anyhoo, since my pencil was pink, I had to think of something along those lines without the groovy color scheme.

I started by covering the Marvel Heroes with patterned paper, then painted the edges and used the pencil, (along with some brown pencils and paint for good measure) to try and create my own repeated "70s-ish" pattern. Then I got lucky: Zippy broke her fabulous pink glitter sunglasses so I finished the job and glued them to my canvas after adding a phrase from an Anne Taintor book, voila!


The projects from Art House Co-op are so much fun to do, can't wait for the next one!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Night Fab Five

Hello everyone! I'm back with another Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things I'm loving this week. Let's get started!

1. ScrapStacks



ScrapStacks is like a Pinterest for crafty people. You can only pin or "stack" your own work. Very cool! Be sure to add me if you're over there!

2. A Touch of Vintage



I talked about this over at Circle 7-2099 the other day but I've been trying to find ways to add just a touch of vintage to my every day boring tasks. It really helps brighten up mundane crap like washing the dishes. LOL

3. BBC's Lark Rise to Candleford

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OMG...I am IN LOVE with this show! Lark Rise to Candleford had a great cast, good stories (don't watch too many in a row or you start to fall into the plot holes, LOL) and of course it got cancelled without getting a solid ending and AFTER I found out about it. Thanks a lot, UK! :P

4. Nintendo 3DS and Animal Crossing
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I don't get a lot of time for gaming anymore...kids, crochet and glitter tend to distract me but thank God for the handheld! And the newest Animal Crossing game FINALLY comes out on Sunday so yeah, my family won't be seeing me for a while...

And finally...

5. Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" + classic Soul Train footage = AWESOME



Not much else to say about that. Want the clothes...want to get down...

And that's another Friday Night Fab Five! What were your favorites this week?
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