Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Romper


Possibly my last photos in this apartment! I'm so excited to move outta here, I've been decor shopping obsessively. I've been working a lot lately, but now I've got two days off in a row! I'm just reveling in the free time. I like packing, the place is basically flea free at this point, and I'm baking cookies!






This romper is perfect day-off wear. <3

Friday, June 19, 2015

Being Green


I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago, but now we are in the triple digits of summer! And there's no way my hair looks this good atm.
So what's new? We've found an apartment, and it is small and has a garden window. We got the lowest security deposit - last year we had 0 credit and had to pay a full month of rent - and Trav got a second job! I'm crossing my fingers that my days of playing sole bread winner are over. I can't wait to move out, even if it means spending a day hauling furniture in 103 degree heat.




Most of my time spent at home is painting and watching TV. I am a champion at it, and I am at a loss for shows. I won't run out of SVU episodes anytime soon, but I'd love some recommendations (esp anime recs) to break up the crime shows. From my end, I watched 3 animes in the past weeks. 

Deadman Wonderland (on Netflix): Set in the near future, and about a kid who has been falsely accused of murder. He gets sent to the distopian society's theme park where criminals basically entertain the public and try to survive. He can use his blood as a weapon, and spends most of the series underground, fighting other people who can too. Really pretty but too reminiscent of 2007 era emo rock, and the storyline is not too solid. 4/10.
Gargantia (on Netflix): A young space soldier (from the war against giant squids) lands on Earth in his mech. He learns about humanity/compassion/emotions through the humans still on the "verduous planet," most notably through his cute love interest. Really pretty animation. Had a nice ending, but I wasn't crazy about the characters. 6/10
K(on Netflix): Kind of a whodunnit story, told through the pov of a sweetheart of a school kid that finds out most of his memories aren't real. Is he the murderer they're looking for? He gets entangled in this world of kings and clans, and they all use magic and swords. Beautiful animation! Suspenseful + good characters. I would rate it higher if it weren't for the problematic cat-girl. 8/10


I've been wanting a green dress for ages.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Art Lately + Collaborative Zine Number 2!




My art folders are seriously lacking in content lately, and I guess I haven't shared any around these parts in awhile. I am struggling to find inspiration and motivation to get started on any major projects, but I have done a couple paintings. I am still very interested in unrealistic color schemes, girls with funky hair cuts, and combining natural and synthetic imagery.


In an effort to focus my creativity, I'm starting another collaborative zine!
This one is about your ideal space. Message me and tell me what it looks like, it can be specific, or just a list to convey the vibe. Then I'll draw it! You can be anonymous or not - your words won't be included, but your username will. Email it to ohavalanche@gmail.com or put it in my tumblr ask!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Cute Slug


Still accessorizin with that knee brace! The doctor told me I probably have a torn meniscus and that I could either wait for it to heal or get an MRI. So. 

It's getting hot around here, and I am still spending a ton of my time at work. I know some people work like 60 hour weeks and here I am bitchin about 40, but when I started working I planned on working 25 and doing my artwork the rest of the time. Somehow I ended up essential to the whole operation and having to pay more than my fair share of the bills. I have hardly any time to devote to art, not to mention how utterly uninspired I am. Lately I stare at my sketchbook and feel like an empty husk of an artist. Whatever, at least I'm cute.




Despite the occasional evening spent lying on the couch 14 episodes deep into whatever anime I picked at random and feeling like a complete slug, I have to say that my mental health is at an all time high since sophomore year! I fall asleep so easy now haha!

Another positive note; we've found an apartment to move into that seems nice (I'm smitten with the garden window... I didn't even know what that was until we toured this place) and will save me $100 a month! Will I put that toward college loans... or makeup??


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hunting


Seems like all the outfits I get the chance to photograph lately are basically jeans. It's okay, though, I was really feelin this look! Pip was attacking me every time the camera went off, so he's just causing mayhem in the background of about half of these.





We are looking into moving soon, and apartment hunting is very stressful.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Among my Plants


Hello friends! These are less pictures of my outfit and more pictures of me posing with my plants, which I am very proud of. There is something very special about planting and growing things, getting dirt under your fingernails, that I was missing out on until this point in my life.

Today was a beautiful day and I had it off, so I bought a lot of pink things for the apartment and then got some donuts. I love my days off. <3








Top: Free People, via resale
Shorts: Vintage Ralph Laruen, thrifted
Shoes: Bernie Mev, via resale
Necklaces: Forever 21 and Kate Spade
Sunglasses: Aldo


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Art Lately: A fair amount of fanart



My fave paintings from the past month or so! Here's my dream girl ^^

Robin from One Piece. U guys its so good

UtenaxAnthy

Not afraid of ghosts!

I redid my Society 6 shop, go get one of my arts on a shirt!!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

rip aloe


I killed my aloe. rip aloe. You could ask how I killed a succulent, and I think it was over watering! The poor baby started to rot :'( My other plants are doing really well, though! And Pip hasn't been digging them up! <3

This week I covered a shift and am working 8 days in a row, but on the bright side I get to see some friends on Thursday, and get to tell myself I'm a really good person for covering a coworker's shift.





God I love clogs. I've been itchin to get another pair of Hasbeens but it'll be a challenge to drop that kind of $$$!

Top: Loft, thrifted from work
Skirt: American Eagle
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Necklace: Lucky, thrifted from work

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wearing Grey


Whoops! I forgot I had these pictures!

I took these after work, but I didn't wear the hotpants on the job. Wish I could, though! And bare my squishy thighs to the world! The weather here is starting to warm up - although it was a little chilly when I posed for these a week ago, it's annoyingly hot in my apartment bedroom right now. The AC doesn't work upstairs, which is one of the reasons I want to move.

Honestly, I'm itching to move more than just down the road. Hearing about my friends crossing state lines sounds much more exciting than my day to day life. It would be scary, but maybe fun too?




My knee is feeling a lot better, thanks for asking! (I'm not being sarcastic, I know many of you are sweehearts and would have asked!) A surprising amount of sales associates at stores I frequent noticed and asked, too, lol.



Top: Target, thrifted via work
Cardigan: thrifted via work
Shorts: UO
Shoes: Converse
Pencil Necklace: Kate Spade, thrifted via work