Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Skull Seeds

I was inspired by all the hubbub surrounding Shia LaBeouf's blatant theft of Dan Clowes' work to insert my own example of using another person's idea.  I saw an image of Vivienne Westwood's skull jewelry somewhere.  This one I borrowed from her website, sorry!

I kept seeing these chunky rainbow skull beads that are nothing like the sleek ones in the pic above.  I got some from the bead store and went bananas with them and the huge array of random glass and plastic beads, and came up with my own bracelets:

Mine are nothing like Vivienne's sleek design - I even like them a little better.  AND they're way, who am I kidding?  If I won the lottery I'd fly to London and get one of everything at her store.  I'd wear one of her formal gowns and a tiara, walking down E Burnside.  Here's her website if you're like me:

But I would never take one of her necklaces, change a couple beads, and stick my own label on it!  Shia, shame on you!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ranty Xmas, Everyone!

Hey all, I've got my Christmas deco up, looking sweet!  I'll put up some pictures later.  I'm saving it as a surprise for a party I'm throwing this weekend.  Yeah!!  I've got to put some lights in the windows though.  There's no point if there's no lights.

I found a sneery op-ed piece here decrying the having of holiday trees by folks who are childless (such as myself).  I'm pretty sure it's tongue in cheek, and there's a counterpoint addressing my own opinion, but it still made me mad!  I have three trees this year.  I like sparkly stuff dammit.  I like decorations and holidays period.  Any holiday.  I dress more or less like a human Christmas tree for any given occasion.  I'd love to have a least one kid someday.  Why should they have all the fun?  Wouldn't they want their mom to be living a rad, colorful life until the day they find themselves under my roof?  Well, that's going to be me, year round.  And I'm ratcheting it up for this most wonderful time of the year.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mirror in the Bathroom

It's December and time to think about the things I'd like to get done before New Year's Eve.  What's on your list?  I made one while I was a little bored over Thanksgiving, and here's some stuff that needs to happen:
  1. Get brakes fixed
  2. Clean dryer hose
  3. See the Nutcracker ballet at last
  4. Have a holiday party
This is by no means all of it.  I keep adding to it too.

My office is still a shambles, but I did take some time to clean and redecorate the bathroom.  I hung my collection of wall-hanging faces above the toilet, just in time for the family to pay a visit.  They go so well with the head shots from Three Women, don't you think?
 I'm toying with placing things on the counter.  I don't know if I like it.  I just cleaned out the drawer so now I can stash my necessaries in there, and the surface isn't such a disaster. 
I like the theme that my wall art is assuming, even though it was quite unintentional.  Now I just need something to go over the door!

I found couple links on that got my interest, and were totally relevant to my mission here.  These might be helpful for you too - who knew that Buzzfeed could be useful?
52 Meticulous Organizing Tips For The OCD Person In You

33 Meticulous Cleaning Tricks For The OCD Person Inside You