Illustration

Rain Gear Set

April 6, 2017     Like This Post!

I’ve been quite a busy bee and I’m happy I finally get to share projects I’ve been working on. I don’t talk about my 9-5 life too much. I like to keep work thoughts at work and I stop thinking about work as soon as I leave the building.

But, when exciting things happen then I’m cool to talk about it. I work for a small shoe company. We make affordable footwear, mostly in kid sizes appealing to lower income families and parents who need something cheap since they watch their children grow out of their shoes in the blink of an eye. For now, I’m the only designer which has plenty of tough and busy moments, but is also rewarding when I see some of our products in stores.

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Illustration

Illustrated Women In History

April 4, 2017     Like This Post!

I’ve been busy the past few months working on a bunch of stuff on the ~dl~. At the same time I’ve been getting reacquainted with drawing and illustrating. I went to school for illustration, so I feel a little shameful when I say I’m a bit rusty. I’ve been loaded with personal crafty and sewing projects that it felt weird focusing on drawing everyday.

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Action Reaction

Meals On Wheels // Twin Peaks Edition

March 31, 2017     Like This Post!

Sometimes you come across a tweet that stops you in your tracks. This tweet ⤴ is one of those, especially if you’ve watched Twin Peaks and think the world is turning into a shriveled up heartless, bitter blueberry right now.

The current state of our country is (to quote the “president” as of now) – SAD! Their justifications for taking funding away from programs that we all know actually DO work just doesn’t make sense. We’re living in opposite land and these days anything seems to be possible.

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Tarot To-Go

Tarot To-Go // New Moon in Aries

Guest post written by Victoria

March 26, 2017   1 // Like This Post!

Happy New Moon in Aries, Oddballs! This youthful fire sign is the first to appear on the zodiac wheel making this New Moon a sort of astrological New Year; the vernal equinox this week made promises of life and growth so as a collective, the proverbial plate has been wiped clean. Whatcha gonna do with this fresh cycle?

To get us grounded for the uncharted newness ahead, I’ve used a New Moon tarot spread from Ethony. She’s a veritable well of information on the intuitive arts and you can tap into some of her knowledge at her website, www.ethony.com

So. What’s ahead?

CARD #1 – THE CHANGE

TRANSFORMATION is on the docket for this new lunar cycle — some area of your life will have to fall apart for your new one to fall together. For me? I got into a car accident this week, leaving the Kia Soul I was working and living nomadically out of completely totaled. Don’t resist the abrupt changes as they landslide right into your life at the most inconvenient time — this is your fresh slate! Don’t waste it.

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Action Reaction

Depeche Mode Meets Anton Corbijn

March 25, 2017     Like This Post!

Depeche Mode Where's The Revolution GIF

I think it’s been said and well proven that Depeche Mode is one of the most influential bands from the 80s, appealing to so many genres, including metal. Their sound is iconic as well as their bondage and leather fashion. For years they worked with photographer/director Anton Corbijn who created their iconic visuals. I just love them so dearly and I think Dave Gahan has the best male voice ever. It’s so soulful and soothing which is show in the songs he recorded with Soulsavers. FACT!

The band just released their 14th (!!!) album and it’s great. It has a fair share of their usual love songs plus a decent amount of political ones which is pretty appropriate for today between Trump & Brexit. People often complain about bands singing about politics when it’s not a usual topic for them. They’ve wrote some known political songs in the past, so this doesn’t bother me and I feel like it shouldn’t bother anyone else.

With their new album and video out now, it’s got me all hyped on all things Depeche Mode. Since they’ve worked for so many years with Anton Corbijn (which kinda reminds be of the Tim Burton/Danny Elfman relationship), I made a list of my favorite Depeche Mode videos directed by Corbijn.

Don’t be embarrassed to dance in your seat!

Never Let Me Down Again [1987]

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Tarot To-Go

Tarot To-Go // March 19

Guest post written by Victoria

March 19, 2017     Like This Post!

This past Tuesday, I was asked by one of my newfound friends to come check out her stand up routine at a nifty local spot’s weekly Open Mic Night. I’m always down for a laugh so I dragged my sister with me for a good old chuckle fest, after which my tarot reading skills were revealed and an army of comedians lined up to see their futures. It was intense!

Some of my clients that evening embraced the magic whole hog without hesitation. Others were resistant non-believers who all left the table with a new perspective on the cards. By the time I was finished? Minds had been blown.

“So you got all of what you said just by looking at the six cards I picked out at random?”
“I’m freaked out here, how did you do that?!”
“You touched on worries of mine I’ve never even said out loud!”

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Crafted

This To That // Menu Holder

March 18, 2017     Like This Post!

Organization is important. It’s so easy to get messy, making it hard to find what you’re looking for in your own home sometimes. I’ve been buying the occasional plastic container to store things, but truth is I haven’t been paying much attention to keeping the kitchen organized.

I was in the kitchen the other day and noticed the lack of free magnets on the fridge which made me realize we just had too many restaurant menus on the fridge. If they weren’t there, we’d have so many free magnets.

So, with that thought, I figured if i just constructed something quick with cardboard, I can use command strips to hang it on the wall. Luckily there was a cereal box in our recycling bin which made things so much easier.

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