Monday, 19 June 2017

wild garden

These weeks are going past way too quickly at the minute. I know it can always feel like that anyway but I've had a bit of a run of bad brain and it's making me really concentrate each week on the feeling of "another week gone and I didn't get anything done". It's not even true but I still feel bad about it which makes me not feel very creative. And the evil circle continues.

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Something I did do this week though was get some mini hama beads which I'm very excited about. I'm going to make all sorts of pixel based images for badges and necklaces and earrings and whatever else. I made myself a little rainbow badge to test out glue that would hold to the beads. I've been wearing it for 4 days now and it's still together so I think I might be ready to start making things for the shop. I bought just a 7500 mixed colour bag of beads to get me started so I have some boxes coming soon so I can sort the colours out which will make them much easier to work with. I'm really excited by these ^_^ colours, crafts, pictures, what more could I want?!

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I also got a new design listed in my print to order shops. It's the same design that I painted onto a shirt for myself and even though I'm planning on painting shirts for my etsy I thought it would be a good idea to have it up on all the other products too.

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Our garden is doing really well at the minute. We basically ignore it and then when it's too overgrown to use we chop it all right back and repeat. The strawberry bush is giving us tasty little strawbs even though it's supposed to be too old for fruit which is lovely and the rose bush is doing so well. I've brought a few flowers inside and they smell amazing.

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We've been watching Grace and Frankie on netflix and love it. I didn't think I would get as into it as I am but I'm really enjoying it. It's been good the whole way through, not a recent revelation but more programmes about people outside the young, white, straight, able bodied demographic please. Besides the obvious equality/representation reasons, stories we haven't heard yet are much more likely to be interesting because they aren't over used already.
I also finished reading Sailor Moon this week. It was such a good series, I still really want to see the anime but I'm so glad I've had the chance to read the manga, there's a reason it's so popular ^_^
Aaaaand Haruka Kurebayashi has started a youtube channel and so far it's as colourful and cute as you'd expect. I hope she keeps it up because I'm loving it so far. I'm so glad she's having english subtitles added ^_^

Saturday, 17 June 2017

InstaSnowLineStoryApp #11



I couldn't be bothered to edit these together for a while so these are a bit old now, look at ol' Pinhead celebrating Easter! But I still wanted them on my blog and I'm all caught up now, I have another post of these ready to go because otherwise this would have been too long. Not that there's a right length for posts, just feels like a good scrolling amount on this day.










Monday, 12 June 2017

feeling stress but making zines

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This week was weird with the stress of the election (and oh my gosh does that whole thing stress me out something rotten) but I got two new zines made and listed and had some good orders (I'm most happy when people buy my drawn stuff) so I can't complain ヽ(・∀・)ノ

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My face all week // I didn't think our plant would do strawberries this year but it totally did and I'm so proud // my two cuties // hanging out in the library with Jake
I don't really recommend Faith. I feel like it was sold to me as fat, superhero, nerd lady which sounds awesome but then I found the story to be a bit bland. To not totally just be a negative mean pants, I really liked how the fact she was fat wasn't a gimmicky part of the story, she just was a fat person. That was cool.

In other news this week I cried while listening to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu because I so very badly want to go to Japan and it feels like such a super far away if ever kind of dream .・゚゚・(/ω\)・゚゚・.



Let's take a moment to appreciate that thumbnail. Youtube sure gives you good options. It's almost as if it's a punishment for being too lazy to make my own...

Monday, 5 June 2017

new hair, new tough sticker

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The week started with us realising we needed to actually take the bank holiday off because we work hard and don't rest enough and then eating an obscene amount of popcorn which is our special power.

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Then I cut my hair. I've wanted to shave the side of my head for aaaaaaaaaaaages but we don't have clippers. Or at least we didn't until Tuesday and now my head makes me happy and feel more like myself ^_^
The next day I got a new tattoo. It goes over the side of my elbow and that bend is being horrible. Bending my arm hurts, straightening my arm hurts. So I spent the rest of the week being careful with my arm. Mainly drawing in my sketchbook actually so it worked out alright.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

painting shirts, saving flowers

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My moon photos from last week won us a pair of tickets to go see Casus Circus perform their show Driftwood so out came the chicken bag, my fanciest bag. If you get a chance to see Casus Circus you definitely should. It was amazing. I was smiling the whole time except for one bit that almost made me cry. I don't know if it was meant to be sad or if it was just too good. Here is a promo video of them. They're incredible.
It also got hot so the fringe got pinned back because I'm a sweaty mess at the best of times.

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I had a pretty productive week. I worked on patches, stickers and shirts. The patches and stickers are listed but the shirts are still just tests. I want to know how the paint holds up after washing a few times before I start selling them. I loved painting them though so I'll be doing more even if they're just for me.

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Will saved some flowers from the reduced bin. The idea that these would have been thrown out is sad, the last bunch are still doing really well.They may just be flowers but it still feels good to give them a nice home for their last days lol.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

went to see the moon

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We went to see the moon! Museum of the Moon spent a week in The Forum as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. It was really cool, it's inflatable and uses actual NASA photos to recreate the surface of our beautiful, good friend.

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Nailed it

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It was a pretty chill/fast moving week. I had no energy and felt quite down on myself but I still managed to get work done. It was mostly prep stuff which I think contributed to me feeling useless because nothing was at a finished stage but there will never be a finished stage without all the work before it so it's weird that doing that stuff doesn't feel like I've done anything. I did make myself this key ring though. A good reminder that what you look like doesn't have to be what is most important about you, it isn't your job to look nice for other people. Beauty standards are toxic, be wary of it all.

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The weather finally seems to have caught up with the time of year and the strawberry plants are really going for it. I think they're too old for actually producing fruit but the flowers are nice regardless. We also have a nice moss friend on our bird table. He fell off the roof and now lives there, we can see him through the kitchen window and he has a very calming effect. His name is Moss Def.

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I had to document this little fellow, finally too small to be of any use. You were a good rubber, thank you for sorting my mistakes for so long. You couldn't do it anymore, I had one mistake too many for you to handle.
Speaking about mistakes, this weeks Drag Race is still making me agitated. Yes, she failed the lip sync, that's fine she deserved to go based on that but why was Valentina even in the bottom two!? It wasn't even like everyone was good but two people have to be chosen, Alexis was baaaaad. This season already feels off, why get rid of one of the good ones unnecessarily? smh

Monday, 15 May 2017

stickers, funeral, patches

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This past week was making stickers, traveling to a funeral, making patches. The overall theme was being tired. I'm so out of it at the minute, I'm trying to be ok with that, sometimes you're tired and cranky, that's fine and also trying to carry on doing stuff so I don't make myself feel worse by not 'achieving' anything. But it's hard.

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I've been so tired lately even though I'm getting sleep. I'm also just plain sad. My Nan died two years ago and it was heartbreaking and now that Grandad is gone too it's all the sad of losing him but also a real shove about the fact that as a unit they're both gone. They've always been there and they were always a really good thing and now it's over. And it's weird how that is what life is and it has always happened and will always happen, the one definite, and yet there is no real way to deal with it. Unless I guess being confused and sad until you feel less confused and sad is how you're meant to deal with it. It all just takes time and letting yourself feel whatever you're feeling and being ok with it I suppose.



Anyway, I'm off to post orders and look at a big inflatable moon. That's sure to make me feel a little better.

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