About a month ago, I found a nice big two seater, fill it your self, bean bag at Kmart. So, I recruited a friend to have the wonderful adventure of helping me fill it. I didn’t start the video until we were on the 2nd of 4 bags, but it was still comical non-the-less. Although, I really wish I would have started the video before hand to catch the insanity of the first bag. :p Anyway, enjoy the show.
So, for those who don’t know, I’m an avid reader. I LOVE to read. When ever a new book comes out from one of my favorite series, I usually have it the day it’s released and am done with it in under 24 hours. Oh yeah. I read fast, too. So, today, I thought I would share with you what I have been reading lately.
About a month ago, I finished reading the entire House of Night series again. I read the latest book when it was release, then the whole series again because I just wanted to refresh myself on it and I enjoy the books. It’s about a vampire boarding school and how one of the fledglings was chosen special by the goddess nyx to fight the evil that’s not only inhabiting the school, but trying to take over the world. This was a surprising series for me because when I read the back of Marked, it didn’t seem like a book I’d like to read. However, boredom overpowered me and I started reading it, only to be hooked. So, now I’m anxiously waiting for November when the next book comes out.
The book I just finished reading the other day was Clockwork Angel. It is the first book in the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. It takes place in Victorian London and is an awesome book and a great start to the prequel for the Immortal Instruments series. Both series are extremely good. Just before I read this, I had just finished City of Fallen Angels, which is the fourth book in the Immortal Instruments series. Love love love the world of the Nephilim! The Immortal Instruments series takes place in modern day New York and is about demon hunters where as Clockwork Angel takes place in Victorian London and has some steampunk elements. I’m looking forward to December when Clockwork Prince comes out.
So, that’s what I’ve been reading lately. I’m now re-reading Clockwork Angel to just make sure there’s nothing I missed, then I’m probably going to re-read yet another one of my all time favorite series: Harry Potter. Yes, I am a huge Harry Potter fan.
What have you read lately? Anyone care to share?
That’s right! Lots of goings on have been… well… going on. Haha! First off, yay for warm weather! The weather is finally nice and so I’ve been enjoying the outdoors when ever possible. So glad to be able to go outside again and not nearly freeze to death. Also, I’m back to work, so my time for working on my jewelry has been cut down a bit. That’s okay, however, because I’m going to keep doing that and my record art! That’s right! Record art. I have made a few things out of old vinyl records that are currently up for sale on my Etsy. There will be plenty more to come on that front as well. I love working with vinyl, but I don’t get much of a chance to do it very often.
Speaking of Etsy, I will be appearing in three upcoming showcases this month. So, if you go to etsy on one of the three days they showcase me, you’re liable to come across me in some way, shape, or fashion. Also, I’m pleased to say, I have been in four treasuries so far and have made three. All I have to say is I love Etsy. It’s so much fun to use and experience.
In other news, I have added some events for 2011 in my Events section. The first of which will be Grape Jamboree in September. I will be entering the art show once again and possibly doing some other activities during that weekend as well. The second of which is the 37th Annual Holiday Mart in Tallmadge, OH. I will be a vendor there, so be sure to stop by! The third event is Midwest Furfest in Chicago. This will be my second year in attendance. I may do artist alley, but I’m not sure if I’m going to yet and I may enter the art show. As the time draws closer, I’ll be sure to update as to what I’m doing. Mostly, at MFF, I want to have fun. Those are the events that I’ve added for the moment. I know there will be other things coming up before that and during the summer, I’m just not quite sure what those will be as of yet. As information comes available, I will post them up in the Events section.
The creativity is just flowly like made with me lately. I’ve been taking more and more photos and I’ve started writing again (yay!) and have a couple of songs finished. I’ll be post them as soon as I get around to recording them with a guitar or something.
So, I think I’m going to end this post by showing you some of the pieces I’ve done lately. Most of these are up for sale on my Etsy. If you don’t see what you’re looking for or see something you want that is no longer available, I gladly take commissions. Just feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to discuss what ever idea you may have in mind.
Shell Involvement (I’ve started playing with shells):
More Jewelry Fun:
More creations are to come! There will possibly even be a Ustream, this week, while I work on some commissions, so be sure to follow me on Twitter so you know when that happens! Thanks for stopping by!
For a while now, I’ve joked around about my computer that I loving call The Duct Tape Wonder. It’s now my back up computer, which I have unfortunately have had to use for the past week now. So, before I get my good laptop back, I figured I would shoot a video showing everyone the wonder and the glory that is The Duct Tape Wonder. Behold the awesomeness. Hahahaha!!!
Since it’s a lazy rainy day and I’m being a bit lazy at the moment, I thought I would turn my laziness into productivity and share with you all some photos I took on an outing the other day. A friend called me up and asked if I’d like to go searching for beach glass with her. It wasn’t the warmest day, but it wasn’t bad. We didn’t, however, anticipate the wind, but as you can see from my first picture up top, we had fun with it.
The first place we stopped was a beach called Walnut Beach. It has an awesome stone break wall which I was happy to get some pictures of. We found a few tiny shells and a few pieces of beach glass, took some fun pictures in the wind, and then left to get something to eat. After we got some quick food, we went to Lakeshore Park. When we parked, we saw a HUGE driftwood tree and just had to go check it out and, of course, climb on it. It had to be at least 50-60 feet long. Unfortunately, our fun was cut short because once again, it started to rain. However, I did get a few nice and fun pictures in before we had to go back to the car. If you care to see more photos than what I’m sharing in this post, you can do so by visiting my Flickr.
From Walnut Beach:
From Lakeshore Park:
If you look in the second photo, you can see just how big the tree is because my friend is actually standing on it in the middle of the tree. Talk about a big driftwood tree!
The same friend I went hunting for beach glass with woke me up the next day and took me out to do what I lovingly call thrifting, which means we went shopping in some thrift stores. It was a blast! Found a few cool items along the way as well. One of them was my awesome new lamp:
Another was my rockin’ new scarf:
Also, I thought I’d post a photo of a commission of the turtle charm bracelet I just finished last night:
If you are ever interested in commissioning me, feel free to send me an email or you can message me on Etsy.
One last thing I thought I’d mention. In my Contact and Other Sites section, I’ve added a contact form to make contacting me easier than ever! So feel free to leave comments or just simply use the new form!
Thanks for stopping by today! Now, go out and have an adventure!