Monday, April 30, 2012

Stumptown Comics Fest 2012!

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On Saturday, I headed downtown to Stumptown Comics Fest. It was a blast as always, and I came home with a massive stack of fresh new comics!IMG_20120428_171105
giving my feet a break from walking around all the booths. IMG_20120428_171749
statue outside the Convention Center. Someone put a slice of pizza in the little girl’s hand, love it!IMG_20120428_190816pizza sticker, with kitty cat heads!
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couldn’t resist taking a picture of this.IMG_5065
And here’s some of the goodness I ended up bringing home!
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Diary Comic by Aya Kakeda. Stumbling across her booth was the best thing that happened ever! I’ve owned a few Dunnys that she designed, and had seen some of her art before, but had no idea she did comics! They’re mostly mini-comics and diary comics, all adorable of course. She signed my copy for me, woo!IMG_5077IMG_5059
Both Bridge City Comics and Things From Another World had boxes upon boxes of $1 comics. I got a huge stack of awesome girly superhero comics! I’m really excited to read the newer Batwoman series; the artwork looks so amazing!IMG_5062
Sock Monkey by Tony Millionaire & Local by Brian Wood. I love me some Tony Millionaire, I even own a Drinky Crow vinyl toy. Local is a fantastic series: wonderful artwork and a great storyline. IMG_5051
Bahahaa! Most hilariously cute little comic ever. Henry Rollins (Black Flag) + Glenn Danzig (The Misfits) = love!IMG_5056
Some of the hardbacks I bought. Gotham City Sirens has Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman getting an apartment together and trying to be normal. What?! That sounds ridiculous. I love ridiculous!
Flies on the Ceiling is a Love & Rockets collection. It’s one of my favorite comic series ever of all time. It’s written by the Hernandez brothers, and spans several generations. Amaziiiiing.IMG_5055
And last, but not least. Two wonderful signed prints.
“Portlando” by the guys from webcomic Buttersafe. (heh. Portland, Lando Carlrissian. Get it?) and “Not a Lie” by Cat Farris.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Outfit- Stumptown Comics Fest!

IMG_5015Today I’m going to the annual Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland. It’s a really fun weekend-long event. It focuses more on indie/underground comics than big-names and superheroes. There’s quite a few local comic publishers here, like Dark Horse, Oni Press, and Top Shelf. It’s so neat to see so much talent all in one building! I’m really looking forward to picking up some fresh new comics today!

I love themed outfits. A lot. So here, is my comics-filled outfit for today!
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romance comics shirt: ebay 
polka-dot cardigan: Old Navy, thrifted
dress: Dockers, thrifted
tights: Target
comic knee-highs: boutique in Alaska
shoes: Blowfish
lichtenstein necklace: Ashzilla Creations

Friday, April 27, 2012

Summer Shoes

I feel like I’m constantly buying new shoes, and constantly wearing them out. Alas, it’s time to buy some new sandals and pretty summery shoes. Here’s some that have caught my eye!
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1. Retro Design Platform Red Shoe from Romwe
2. Varsity Leopard Print Flatform from ASOS
3. Violet Flatform with Bow from ASOS
4. Black Studded Jellies from Forever 21
5. Venus Leather Flatform Sandal from ASOS
6. Leopard La Bella Doll Mary Jane from T.U.K
7. On the Open Road Sandal from Betsey Johnson
8. Fiesta Glitter Pool Sandal from Topshop
9. Viola Ballet Style Flatfrom from ASOS
10. ”That’s So You Wedge” from Modcloth

So it looks like I’m all about flatforms, straps, and uhhh strappy flatforms!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Outfit Post- with Stacey!

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After Stacey and I’s zoo adventure last week, we decided to take some outfit pictures together! Luckily it stopped raining for a bit, so we headed to the “lake” behind my apartment complex.
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I love Stacey’s hat/jacket combo. I think she looks like a modern version of Carmen Sandiego! On our zoo trip, she was Stacey the Safari Tour Guide! She read plaques informing me of fun animal facts while I thoughtfully nodded, gazing upon exotic animals.comboIMG_4850IMG_4852
Stacey outfit details
dress:
Goodwill bins
jacket: BB Dakota, Plato’s Closet
hat: Plato’s Closet
glitter galaxy necklace: handmade by Stacey

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I was feeling pretty bright and happy when I woke up that morning, as you can tell! The bottom of the dress I’m wearing is actually a skort. So it’s perfect for summer, but terribly inconvenient when you have to pee. IMG_4858
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outfit details
dress:
vintage, thrfited
cardigan: Hollister, ebay
tights: Target
rain boots: Chooka
flower pin: thrifted, alaska
cross-stitched heart ring: Craft’n Bettie on Etsy

These rain boots are actually the first ones I’ve had since I was a kid. As someone living in rainy rainy Oregon, I’m kinda surprised I went this long without them!IMG_20120418_115430
And, for your amusement, some outtakes:IMG_4836IMG_4847IMG_4841

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pastels, Leopard Print, and Darth Vader

So here’s some of the goodness I’ve been working on lately!
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IMG_4895I’ve never been huge on pastels, but lately that’s changing! It must be spring.
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These piano cameos were made for my friend, Velma. Her and her husband, Steve, are my absolute favorite regulars at the pub I work at. Every year, they visit Las Vegas. They have friends there who are dueling pianists, so they asked me to make a pair of piano pendants for them! This is what I came up with.IMG_4716This was a custom photo cameo for my friend, Sky.IMG_4634One of my lovely Etsy customers requested a pendant with leopard print and Bettie Page. I love both of those things, so of course I was excited to do so! I decided to make the clay setting leopard print patterned, which meant making a clay cane for the first time.IMG_4612In my Polymer Clay class, we were very briefly shown how to make clay canes, so I had some basic knowledge of the process. I ended up getting it right on the first try, and made quite a few leopard print settings. It was really fun to do, and I liked the way it turned out. I’ll probably experiment with canes and patterns a bit more soon!IMG_4628

Friday, April 20, 2012

Worldwide Zombot Invasion

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So, time for a little shop update! I’ve adding shipping options for Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. I’ve been wanting to start doing international shipping for awhile, but just needed to find the time to sit down and figure out prices. I might eventually start shipping to other countries also, depending on how this goes!
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I’m pretty excited about this. It’s really neat to imagine something I created being worn by lovely people in faraway lands. It just makes me happy to know that there are people in cities, states, and countries I’ve never been to who like something I made enough to spend money on it. I’m really grateful to all my wonderful customers!

Oregon Zoo

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On Wednesday, Stacey and I both had the day off together, so we decided to head down to the Oregon Zoo. It was a rainy day, which meant no crowds!  I packed my camera, an extra battery, and my tripod. The second I went to take my first picture, I realized I had left my memory card at home. Gah! So, all of these pictures are from mine/Stacey’s phones. They took better quality pictures that I thought, especially considering how dim and rainy it was outside.
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The polar bears are always one of my favorites! This guy was full of energy, swimming and playing in the water. He had a yellow ball that he would throw into the air, catch in his paws, repeat, repeat. It was pretty entertaining!
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I just happened to take a picture right as he was stretching! So cute!2012-04-18 12.41.532012-04-18 13.37.452012-04-18 12.05.082012-04-18 12.04.28Do my best friend and I have matching rain umbrellas?? Of course we do. Rainy Oregon adventures require such things!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Guest Post

Just wanted to let you guys know that I have a guest post today for A Little Slice of Special. It's for the ever-lovely Lori Lynn's  "Why I Blog Wednesday" series. Go check it out!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Outfit- Blue Hair!

IMG_4818Hooray for new hair colors! I experimented with some new colors and dyes this time around. I tried Color Jamz at first, and it was a complete failure. Most of the dye didn’t even stick to the bleached hair, and it looked super light and streaky. Word of advice: Don’t buy Color Jamz in blue or green shades, but their purple and pinks tend to work well. The second time around, I just mixed up a few brands of blue and purple dyes and came out with this lovely color. Unfortunately, I end up with blue-tinted hands anytime I touch my hair. I have undead zombie hands! It’s worth it.
IMG_4799IMG_4830These are some of my favorite shoes ever, and actually the second pair of them I’ve bought. (I wore holes into the first ones.) I just love looking down and seeing sparkly rhinestones and pretty pearls!IMG_4823I’ve noticed that I tend to wear different colors/patterns depending on what color my hair is. With my purple/pink hair, I was wearing lots of florals and bright colors. Since dying it blue, I’ve been wearing leopard print and shades of blue, black, and grey. I think I’ve decided to dye my hair a different color every month. It’s just fun to experiment with colors! I’m thinking teal next month, maybe lime green sometime this summer!IMG_4797IMG_4796IMG_4807sweater: Forever 21,  Plato’s Closet
dress: Forever 21, Plato’s Closet
belt: Plato’s Closet
shoes: Report, Plato’s Closet

Wow, I had no idea that everything I was wearing was bought at Plato’s Closet until I typed all that out. They’re right by my house, and always have great deals. My best friend, Stacey, worked there for quite awhile, and I worked at one when I lived in Alaska. I love shopping there, but I kinda wish they took older clothes also. It would be nice to have more vintagey stuff mixed in.

Today is my day off after 8 days straight of work. Whew! It’s not that bad though. I have some pretty awesome co-workers, they always make my day!