Merry Christmas!

This year, I celebrated Christmas by making homemade marshmallows with friends using Martha's recipe and carving my head off to make linoleum block printed Christmas cards. After Olvera St, I listened to Odetta and danced around the house then eating alphabet soup out of a bowl I made while watching Buffy. I also sewed velvet until my fingers were stained. The rest of the day was spent sitting around listening to Debussy with my family while eating in-n-out then watching Korean dramas all night.

Christmas eve ruled. I wish everyone a great happy merry Christmas!

Worry dolls

For Christmas, Justin took me to Olvera St. and bought me everything I wanted. I picked out a pair of leather sandals and a couple families of worry dolls. I think they are so darling and I love them so much. 

I want to make something out of them like a pin or something but I don't want to take them apart from one another. 


I'm free.

Today was the last day of school until January 5. It's a bummer I'm taking winter session but I'm gonna do it! I guess I might not go to Chicago tomorrow, it's still up in the air and I don't really care. To celebrate my freedom, I took a self portrait on my beloved Land camera and finally got to use my self timer. It's insanely hectic running around trying to make sure I set everything up right. I had to do this 5 times, but I really like the result. The colors kept on coming out skeezy because the film was old. I forgot that I bought this film 2 summers ago and that's why the film was being unforgiving. I just ran around, googled, adjusted until I ran out of film. 

It's my homage to Mexican haciendas. 

One day, I will have a working scanner. Until then, this will do. I also just got a bunch of 55 film and a handmade wooden pinhole camera. I'm gonna make so much.



I saw this thing at Urban Outfitters and I thought that I could make it. So I did! I knit it with white cotton yarn with a pink mohair. It's wonderfully fluffy and so nice. Today I wore it out for the first time, and I kept on getting "Why isn't it a beanie?" comments but I like the 20'sness of it.  

The flower looks like this. Kind of oversized but lovely.

That's the original I looked at while knitting.


Early 2008

These are really old, but I really like the shrinky banner pins, and vintage wooden button rings, and loomed flowers I made with yarn from this estate sale. I wish I could craft more. I don't have the time, but more tragic thing is that I stepped on my flower loom, so I can't make flowers anymore.

Modge Collage

For my art class, I had to make a collage using all the design elements, blah blah, about yourself blah blah. I stayed up all night cutting cigarette boxes and decoupaging the hell out of everything. All the things on the collage were found in my room, just laying around, and I think that means I have too much crap. I guess it was worth it because it was really well received and I think it looks pretty badass. My art teacher man said "that looks like art" and tried to make me call myself an artist. I don't really want to seem like an ass and call myself an artist or a photographer, because that just sounds lame. I think I'm still only 20 to declare anything like that. I am just gonna be me and work it and see what happen. Modge Podge ruined my nails, but I did enjoy peeling the dried layer of stickies off my fingers while watching Buffy.