I can’t believe it’s mid July already! Gahh. The summer has been treating me well so far. I’m still working all the time but we’ve already done quite a few weekend trips- we went to CAKE (alternative comics expo) in Chicago which was really fun, and went swimming in the Mississippi river which was disgusting, but then we also went swimming in an old-fashioned watering hole at a campground in Wisconsin that was completely gorgeous. We only took pics of those excursions with shitty cellphone cameras which made everything look really creepy so that doesn’t make the cut for this fancy blog …sorry readers (if you even exist?)
Always working on getting the apartment looking cute and homey. It’s usually a mess, but for a second this half of the living room looked good enough for a pic
Slowly been working on this dreamy real life Katamari Damacy craft ball
My studio got shelf-ified! SHHHHHHHEEELLLLLVVVVEEESSSS people !! Workin on this doodle page as a possible notebook cover design for the shop...next thing is to make full/regular size notebooks! Hopefully people will buy them for school?
Now that summer has blossomed I am realizing how insanely beautiful my neighborhood is. One thing I really like about Dubuque is that almost every street has an alley, and they are always really interesting things to look at like this overly quaint crooked white picket fence
My backyard has a gigantic concord grape vine and a raspberry bush! The raspberry bush was a very recent accidental discovery while I was taking pictures of the grapes. I am so excited to have a constant supply of delicious fresh berries. It feels pretty magical. We also have a pear and apple tree that are both ripening up, and I’ve planted zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and tons of herbs, and for the most part everything is doing really well. It’s so awesome to eat food from your own garden.
I also finally made my own little fishbowl terrarium. I put tons of little doo-dads in it, but my favorite is the little flower pot dude with moss coming out of his head…kinda hard to see in this pic, glass bowls don’t photograph easily
I have also been working very hard on shop stuff, and will be developing more jewelry and notebook designs and doing a give-away of some very special necklaces and earrings soon on my tumblr! I also finally have a facebook page for the shop so please like me! pleasssee likkkkkkke me (not desperate at all)
Oh! and I finally made my middle finger charms into earrings! I think they look really awesome and I even like them better than the brass ones. They are also much more lightweight. Currently available for $15
Wearing fuck yous dangling from your ears is a guaranteed way to look cool, amiright?
I need to make friends with other bloggers like stat! Get me into the blogosphere