Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Down the Rabbit Hole

White rabbits are mysterious and gentle creatures. Soft white coats and beady black eyes. Hiding in the snow or burrowing in the brush.

Got my rabbit mask and did a little fall photoshoot.

Speeding cars

October came and went so fast I didn't even realize it. Usually things go by really fast when you are enjoying yourself and my month was so full of awesome activities it just flew by.

I went to my first Lights show, front row and was able to chat with her at the end of the show..it just sucked a bit because the rain was like a waterfall so she couldn't stay long.

I went to the pumpkin blaze and got some really sweet photos.

At work, we dressed as roller derby girls this year and it was kickass.

My regular costume this year was Tank Girl. I originally had fishnets but the weather decided to get really cold really early this year. I made the shirt myself.

I think I've had enough pumpkin spice lattes and spooky stories to last me a while...ready for November...bring it.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Glamour 101: Intro to really awesome red lips

I added a few new lime crime products to my makeup collection recently..the 55% sale definitely helped!

I just recently got Glamour 101, Dragonscales and Nymph. I basically fell in love with Glamour 101. I adore the look of red lipstick and this one is a nice deep wine color. I liked Dragonscales when Xenia gave me a makeover back in winter last year so I figured I'd get it. It's a shimmery mix of brown with a hint of blue..really pretty. Nymph looks nice for everyday added sparkle that's subtle..or it looks nice on a night out as an accent..so I bought that as well.

Dragonscales on the lid with Nymph shimmer

Glamour 101

Glamour 101, Dragonscales on the lid and Nymph on the brow bone. Kinda hard to see because of my mono lids..I wish I could figure out a look that would go with them.

Glamour 101 looks great with black and white..it's just so dramatic!

Autumn leaves..

I made a little hair thingy..

Monday, October 3, 2011

A stitch in time

How does one measure a year? Apparently it's 2 meters long..

Time is an invisible factor that is made three-dimensional and tangible by the 365 knitting clock. Developed by the German designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen, the clock consists of a circular knitting mechanism containing 48 needles. With each completion of a day, one round is knitted. Each year the yarn must be changed, leaving a different scarf for every year. Instead of just simply a repetitive cycle around the clock, the mechanism symbolizes the passing of time as an ongoing process.

You could see this as a really clever and artistic way to visualize time, or you could buy a bunch if you're too lazy to make the next year's christmas presents.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Viking funeral at sea...

For my beta fish Ludvig Amadeus Vestin....who lived a lovely 4 years..

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gifts from the sea...

New items on my etsy!!!

Teeny sea shell earrings straight from the sea!

And necklaces too!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hiking up Mt. Marcy

There are 46 high peaks in the Aidirondack mountain region in NY. Mt. Marcy is the king/queen/highest of them all. I had never really been "back-country" camping nor have I climbed either of the high peaks. This was my first time. So if I was going to do any or go at all..then why not go for the biggest one?

My friend and set up camp at Marcy Dam the first night.

On the way up..we freshened up in a stream leading to Indian falls. Mmmmm giardia.

Indian Falls.

We left around 8am and hiked up to the summit. The trail wasn't really difficult..I'd say anyone could do it. But I can't say it was exactly a piece of cake. I'm not terribly in shape but I enjoy a good hike so a few rest breaks were definitely welcomed.

The view was really wonderful. I felt so free!

We ended up getting back down around 7pm. The hike with our packs from the loj was around 2 miles..then the hike up to the summit from Marcy dam was around 5. So in total..around 14 miles round trip.

This is heart lake at the loj.

The second night we had to get away from the dam asap because there was an ironman going on and we had no idea. So basically if we stayed we wouldn't have been trapped there for an extra day due to blocked roads. So we were lucky to find this hidden little camping place at Lake Clear. Which we swam in in the morning..so lovely.

Hoooooly shit.

We encountered a few bears..haha

Friday, July 8, 2011

Midnight ramblings

This is a collection of a stream of consciousness...nothing too special..just ramblings and whatever came to mind.

I tug on my sweater, she says, she starts with a story that never ends. Stagnant. Discontiuned. No they don’t have that item on the shelf anymore..they’re sold out..or we never carried it. They say..she said..you are dealt cards it’s your choice how you play them. You thought you made that up yourself..you thought you were so clever..yeah well I know the real you. But I tug on my sweater and purse my lips and hold in whatever because I am polite.

Snow falls around her..she says..she tries to start again..but this time isn’t any better. It’s last year’s magazine..outdated..thoughts turned to mold in the dampness of that cavern. Where crystalline dreams used to be swarming the walls..the rocky ledges of the cliff. We decided to take the path that no one had ventured to take..with overgrown thistles and the big black beetles. But then past the blueberries and further beyond that pile of broken stones..broken..so many things broken. No glue..no crazy glue..she asked I said I didn’t know.

“now it’s like rolling in a field of daisies” she tried to explain..to start once more. Here..it’s like this..you think they’re lovely and they have such welcoming shining bright yellow faces but then once you lay your body upon their leaves and the weight of it hits the earthen floor you might land on a stone with a sharp edge and before you know it you are backstabbed…such misleading and tempting and lovely. And then you expose your spine and it drills its thorns into the depths of it all..and you are paralyzed.

Remember that man we saw in the snowy streets of boston. Remember your apartment. Remember your neglect. Remember it was actually fall now that I think of it. Oh..that explains it.

And you wonder what time..zone it is. What if it was too many years back that I can’t remember anymore. What if the tape got too far rewound that it broke itself. But maybe this was protection. It fucks with you. I really does. That’s the job of it all and the fun of it all and the ridiculously unexplainable. But not like time travel like that one time that we time travelled in your attic. Like memories time travel..like 20 thousand leagues under the depths of the unconscious. Like blanketed fleece, buried in a macramé built to last.

And then another..reminded me of the science of sleep. When the felt ships sailed upon paper waters and the pony broke its leg. And how could I forget the tree where we found that silver can and we laughed. I captured you as a ghost.

The Dog Days

I've been pretty busy this summer so far..went to a bunch of shows..did some travelling and visited tons of friends.

My friend and I started off the summer with graduation parties on long island and a road trip to Montauk. We visited the house from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Beaches in Montauk and Wainscott

It was pretty foggy..

I also went to Governor's ball..which was really really awesome. It was a mini one day music festival on Governor's Island..featuring Reptar, a Passion Pit DJ set, Empire of the Sun, Pretty Lights and tons of other cool bands.

My friend on the ferry...dressed in vintage.

Meeting silly people in the crowds.

Another weekend my friend and I went hiking in Cold Spring on a part of the Appalaichain Trail. We found a survival kit on the way..

We also explored tons of ruins which lined the train..apparently from an old mining village. So pretty with overgrown vines and moss.

I walked the Walkway over the Hudson one overcast morning..

Free Andrew Bird show at Prospect Park..one of many concerts this summer..

Posing in front of an insanely adorable mushroom bouncy castle at the Rainbow City Exhibit near the High Line.

The Rainbow City Exhibit!

Erica and I's three tiered mad hatter tray at Alice's Tea Cup.

Me at Alice's.

Erica with her adorable bow at Alice's.

So that's been my summer so far..hope yours is going well!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May flowers, may showers, love infiltrates the hours

I had a busy end of April and beginning of May..considering it was finals. I was basically swamped with work. I feel horrible for neglecting this blog. Can I make it up to you? How about with a lovely photo-filled post!

I shall start with this image of myself as a hippie deer:

I had the reception for my Photos of Ireland exhibit at the Mahopac Public Library today..a few friends from work came and I love them :)

I also went to see the cherry blossoms bloom in central park one weekend with my lovely best friend..

And my buddy got pictures with the Easter bunny!

More central park in springtime..

And of course we got soup dumplings as usual..

And I saw Elephant and Castle! The place that influenced this song!!!

Hope you all had a lovely beginning of spring!!!