Entertain Me Monday

World Goth Day

May 22, 2017     Like This Post!

Happy World Goth Day! I didn’t even know this was a day that was “celebrated” but it makes me so happy that it is.

I don’t really have much photos from back in middle school/high school featuring my extreme black phases. Without me asking, people liked bringing it to my attention that I was more punk than goth, but my music taste was pretty broad where I dabbled in the goth genre.

In terms of music, goth spawned from the post-punk scene which is why some bands from the 70’s – 80’s have a slight punk sound. These days, the genre has evolved with electronics replacing brooding guitars, industrial sounds resembling machines, classical strings with opera-like voices, or basic rock mimicking it’s roots with and updated gloomy feeling.

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Tarot To-Go

Tarot To-Go // The Fool

Guest post written by Victoria

May 21, 2017     Like This Post!

I’m being stalked by a number. No matter what I do, I can’t seem to stop seeing 22’s. License plates, clocks, receipt numbers — basically anywhere a number could be, there it is. Staring me in the face. Unignorable. A lot of free spirited folks like myself might call this an angel number or Universal sign. Like the numbers on Lost. Perhaps they function as a Matrixian code for our brains to stay on our true paths? I don’t know. It’s not my place to question such matters. Zen.

One place this number appears to me is in the tarot deck. Your traditional set is comprised of 78 cards, the first 22 of which are called the major arcana. Each arcanum is an archetype we all live at certain points of our lives and it is at the very core of being able to excel at cartomancy — if you can’t understand the many hats we wear as humans, you can’t connect deeply with the energies in the spread before you and give a good reading.

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Surface + Style

Jelly Bracelets, Bands, & Bangles

May 20, 2017     Like This Post!

I grew up in the 90/s with both stylish and cheesy trends. Even though some trends were fresh, a lot of them were recycled from previous decades. Some originated with back stories we didn’t even know about.

Enter jelly bracelets. In the 80’s, people such as Madonna and Cyndi Lauper made them cool. In the 90’s, Gwen was all about it, and apparently so was I. I twisted them up when I wore them just as Gwen did. It made me feel cool. Then in the 2000’s, I guess the trend came back and they were out in stores again, in which I bought a crap ton. So much color variety.

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Travel

Let’s Get Developed

May 19, 2017     Like This Post!

One New Years resolution I always have is to use more film and take more pictures. I had my eye on two finished rolls that I wanted to get developed but I couldn’t find the will to travel all over the city to find a place to do this job for me. Pharmacies like CVS/Walgreens are not even an option because they ruined a couple rolls of mine a few years back and couldn’t fix their mistake because their policy states that they throw out film strips within a week. (Make note all y’all!) So I finally found a place by my job that I was able to run to during my lunch break. I didn’t even remember what was on these so it was a surprise when I got them back developed. That’s what I love about film. The element of surprise.

A lot of the pictures are kinda nonsense since I found an old film camera my parents had from the 90s and I used one 35mm roll to experiment to see how well the camera still worked. It’s an old 90s type with batteries and all. It still holds up!

These are some of my favorites basically ranging from 2014-2016. They take place in NYC, Brooklyn, Long Island, & Portland.

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Crafted

Pom Pom Pillow

May 18, 2017     Like This Post!

A few months ago, I decided to embark on a frustrating journey to make a pillow with one side covered in pom poms. I had the fabric, I had the yarn, but I didn’t have the pom poms pre-made, so I had to spend the time to make them.

I wanted to make a generously large pillow, so I knew that it would need a big chunk of fabric and ton of pom poms.

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Typography

Buzzkill

May 17, 2017     Like This Post!

Instagram is a useful source of inspiration if you use it to your advantage. I follow a lot of artists and illustrators, and when I come across their t-shirt designs, I am both in awe and envious of what they can spit out.

I’ve tried to do the “screenprinted t-shirt” thing on Etsy but it’s too much work for what I want to put into it, and really just doesn’t seem worth it. You gotta love it enough to do it because screenprinting can be quite a hassle. This is why I like sites like Redbubble and Society6. They do the work for you and all you have to do is to create the content. I love doing fan art, and people love buying fan art. The down side is that the corporations and top guys think they own the rights to people faces (mostly artists and entertainers), and as a result I’ve had three original pieces taken down.

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Tarot To-Go

Tarot To-Go // Mother’s Day Edition

Guest post written by Victoria

May 14, 2017     Like This Post!

In honor of all the moms in the Universe, this week we’re focusing on the women of one of the most popular tarot decks out there!

The Rider-Waite deck was first issued in England in 1910 and is probably what most people think of when they hear the word “tarot.” However! The use of illustrated cards like these can be dated back to 1397 when King Charles VI of France declared the use of playing cards illegal, excepting holidays.

And today is a holiday. So here we go.

What are our mothers? Well. For starters, they’re our Queens…

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