Haikus

Ladykiller Haikus

April 11, 2017     Like This Post!

I’ve binged so much on murder podcasts this year that I needed to take a break to gather my thoughts. But that doesn’t mean my obsession of true crime is dying. It’s just on hold for now.

While I’ve been gathering my thoughts and checking my brain to see if I retained the stories I’ve listened to, I decided to have fun and make some haikus. Because why not. Haikus really test you to see if you can tell a story in three lines.

So I’ll give it a shot:

If you want relief
From sexual frustration,
Don’t go to Aileen.

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Tarot To-Go

Tarot To-Go — Full Moon in Libra

Guest post written by Victoria

April 9, 2017     Like This Post!

This week I’m writing Tarot To-Go from my new Samsung Galaxy whilst swinging in a hammock between the branches of a fantastic tree down here in Big Pine Key, Florida. I’m also testing out the low-light camera. I’m pretty impressed!

The Nomadic Mermaid has been resting her fins at one of her most favorite campgrounds. It’s at mile marker thirty-three — that’s how all the locals here give directions at least. The Keys are quirky and frequent readers will find I wind up down here a lot. This string of islands is my favorite home-off-the-road because it’s an entire community that comes together and lives in harmony around nature with the common goal of preservation as climate change threatens to turn them into the next Atlantis. But also? It could be mostly because of these incredible little deer that roam the mangrove forests and rocky shorelines.

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Surface + Style

Let Me See Ya Grill

April 8, 2017     Like This Post!

So my birthday was last week. The big 2-7. I kept it low key not really doing much, just the way I like it. That’s just in terms of celebrating. I wanted to treat myself to a present that was a little off beat. For years I wanted a gold cap tooth, and that’s exactly what I bought myself. I researched how-to’s and where-to’s and found a local place not too far from work. It felt strange walking over to take a mold of my teeth during my lunch break.

But before I jumped into it, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t being another ignorant white girl. The last thing I want to do is to offend people with my choice in fashion/jewelry. Turns out, the history of gold teeth is just as you’d expect. Or maybe not. I don’t know what you’re expecting.

Gold was first used in dentistry, and was used as dental castings. Pretty basic and makes sense. They’re sturdy. In other cultures, grills were worn as a status symbol. Gold teeth and gold caps were a sign of wealth. Not only gold, but diamonds and jade as well. Jade stones were directly inserted into their teeth. So teeth jewelry was a thing in AD times.

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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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