Saturday, September 26, 2015

Good Decisions

Good decisions I have made lately:
Watching Girls
Buying these comfy pants (u cant see them but I'm wearing them now)
My haircut which is new in these pics but not anymore
Me and Trav are working on a comic!

PS You can still use code NEWKNEE25 for a discount in my shops please help me pay my rent during surgery :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Trick Knee

So I finally got my knee surgery scheduled, it's going to be on October 14th. The surgery itself isn't gonna be a big deal; but I will have to take a couple weeks off work to recover. Unfortunately I'm part time and I don't get paid sick days, so I'll be losing an entire paycheck's worth of income next month.

So I'm offering you all a discount in both my Etsy stores for 25% off, in hopes that I can supplement my income some! You can use code NEWKNEE25 in my art shop or my vintage shop! I may be a little slow in sending out orders after surgery hits, but the code will be active til November. If you've ever wanted a custom portrait, now's a great time to help a girl out!

In other news, this crop top was an A+ decision.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Under the Weather

Oh wow the lighting is whack in these. But hey my apt is like 2 square feet so I do what I can! Here's proof that I do indeed still wear colors. I'm sick on the couch watching Law and Order right now, but I took these a few weeks ago when I was cute and alive.

On top of this cold, I had an MRI on my knee this week. Yknow, the one I injured while stretching (!) 6 months ago? Turns out it is in fact  a torn meniscus and I'm gonna need surgery. :P I hear its a pretty common operation, but what I'm really worried about is the recovery time! If I wasn't on my Mom's insurance I wouldn't have even gotten the scan, and I really can't be out of work. They don't exactly give sick days to retail employees, even if they work 40 hour weeks. Have any of you had experience with knee surgery? How long does it take to get back on your feet?  

Monday, August 10, 2015

In Black Again

I do still wear colors, I swear. You've just caught me on my all black days recently! I spent my day off running errands. Not so bad. I'm gonna paint tonight, I always do my best work at night.

My sweet kitty ^^

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Birkenstocks ??

Looks like I'm in black and white again today! Feelin cute as can be! Lately I've been opening at the store, so my closing shift today means a nice break from getting up early. I'm debating giving these shoes whirl at work, since I'm on my feet all day.

Shoes have actually been a big source of my anxiety as of late; Trav got me some Birkenstocks for my birthday, and I was super pumped to have such reportedly comfy shoes. I got a 37, and I usually wear a size 7-7.5. They still seemed pretty big - my heel doesn't sit in the back of the footbed. So I bought this tiny used pair we had at work, a 35. They seemed like they fit, but they're worn into someone else's feet, and they gave me blisters after a couple hours. Blisters! From the "comfy" shoes! So now I am trying to figure out if I should exchange the 37s for 36s, or just wear the 37s and hope for the best. It's stressing me out because they are such expensive shoes, and the leather sole gets discolored so fast I know I won't be able to return them after I wear them once! Anyone have any experience with Birks and how they fit/break in?

This dress was such a major find for me. Straightening the racks and I saw the Dear Creatures label? In my size? And these shoes are Seychelles, too! Best part of the job.

Friday, July 24, 2015


Well hi! I'm just realizing that in these photos you can actually see the scratches around my ankles; proof that my cat is actually a demon. Now that I am moved in and finally have internet (!!) I am going to try and take more pictures of my cute outfits! Since it's so hot out (we're talking over 90 by 10 am) this is the most layering I've done in weeks! 

I found a blank wall with good light in my new apartment, so I took these after work today! Honestly, I'm really happy with the new place. It's small and we're struggling with storage space, and my poor closet is overflowing, but it's cute and has lots of windows, and all my plants are very happy!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Shop Update

Happy to say I'm reintroducing my vintage shop! Right now it's mostly vintage from my closet that I'm not wearing anymore, but I priced it all pretty low, please have a look :)

I am basically moved in, and the new apartment really feels more like home once you have internet! I hope to take more photos soon. In the mean time I'd love for you to tell me about your ideal space over here, and I'll illustrate it for my zine! I've got some good submissions so far, but I can't do it if I don't get enough material!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


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 or put it in my tumblr ask!