I've wanted to open up a Etsy shop for a while and I finally got the gusto to do it! Its been a slow process and I'm dragging my feet. Today I wanted to show you my neat logo that I made! I'm quite fond of it. I plan on selling some zines and eventually art prints in my Etsy shop. If I ever get around to it! I'm also working on a mail art letter writing service. Basically making mail art for others, but I'll get more into that later! For now what do you think of the logo? I love to hear others opinions!
I've been practicing my typography lately. What better way to practice then on some envelopes! Here are just a couple that I did. I'm still behind on my correspondence but slowly making some progress. I've been working on a bunch of other projects that I keep getting behind! I'm not feeling very accomplished though because everything is half finished! Oh well, hopefully I finish them soon!
Making. I bought a cool vintage bag recently and got these vinyl paints to spiffy it up! Heres my little practice piece.
Listening. Still goobering over Glass Animals. I'm in love with this album.
Eating. I made some asian pickles the other day. One of my favorite things ever! Despite them being a bit stinky!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
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Today I want to share with you an amazing artist I stumbled across, Helen Ahpornsiri. She makes these amazing pieces using pressed plant leaves. The result is just stunning! These are so intricate and delicate. Some of my favorite art styles of art are those that look simple but once you look closer its anything but simple! Her forms are just beautiful and she really knows how to use negative space. Seeing her work is so inspiring to me and I hope it is to you too! Now I'm in the mood to draw something. You can buy her work HERE or learn more about her THERE.mini fern pieces! So dainty!!
Labels: neat artists
I've been reading a ton lately! All thanks to my Osyter Books subscription. I have a hard time finding a book that I can actually finish. Theres nothing crappier then paying for a book you never finish! Thats partly why I love going to the library so much. I check out 10 books and only ready one. BUT life is too hectic these days to go peruse a library, so Osyter it is! I'm liking it so far. There are some books that I found on good reads that aren't under there unlimited section, but I've been able to find quite a few others that I've enjoyed!
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Nice little mystery book. I liked the way it flipped back and forth between the past and present. Lots of twists and turns, which always make for a good story! The only thing that I didn't like too much about it was the ending. It built it up SO much then was over all of a sudden. Overall I'd recommend this book if you're a mystery book kinda girl like me!
Alright so I'm not too happy to admit it, but I love sappy mystery romance books! They are just fun and exciting to read! Plus my love life has gone down the drain recently so its nice to read a story about a successfully happy romance. Plus I'm a sucker for mystery books. Combine them both and I'm one happy girl. Overall I really enjoyed this book. Its witty and moved quickly. The only thing I didn't like was the resolution. It just seemed very disjointed to me. Seemed like it came out of the blue. BUT I did like that it wrapped everything up nicely. Thats always a plus!
Phew! What have you been reading lately? Any suggestions?
When I'm in a crummy mood I eat. I know its incredibly unhealthy but sometimes its the only thing that makes the world feel ok. Lately my emotions have been making me feel pretty crummy, so I'm craving some comfort food. Heres some food findings I found on the interweb!
Ready to eat cookie dough! Its eat-able and won't make you sick! Such a brilliant idea. This s'more flavor has my name all over it.
I"m a sucker for anything dough and sweet! Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite things but I'd love to give these pecan sticky buns a go!
Caramel and marshmallows? Carmallows?! Whats not to love!
Nothing is more comforting then coms sweet fluffy bread! Hokkaido Milk Toastcurry chicken sandwiches are just the best! I convinced Zoei to make them the other week. So yummy!
Last but not least a lovely Etsy find that our kitchen needs! I just love the name stamped into the lid. So cute! GneissSpice Etsy store
Hope you all have a lovely week! Happy Monday!
Father John Misty. Now I must admit I've been on the fence about Father John for a while now. He has one or two gems that I can't get enough of then the rest of his stuff kinda gets lost on me. BUT this song is just the bees knees! The lyrics are quirky, interesting and have a really good underlying message. After loving this song his newest album I Love You, Honey Bear and just grown on my and its a pretty solid album! Learn a lesson from me and don't count an artist out until you've spent a moment or two combing through their albums! So what do you think? Are you a Father John Misty fan?
"I’ve never done this. Baby, be gentle
It’s my first time. I’ve got you inside
People are boring. But you’re something else completely
Damn, let’s take our chances"
I got some lovely peachy mail done this weekend! I think they turned out pretty neat! I love these peachy colors! I also got a mini about me zine done so I can send it out to new pen pals. I'll have to post it soon! I'm quite proud of my productivity this weekend. Its nice to get pretty things made!
Yet another month has flung before me before I could even argue about time passing! I've become quite fond of this giant mishmash book of mine! I think May will finish her up and then its time for a new one! I'm gaining quite the collection and I absolutely adore haveing this mini collection of events and thoughts. I was making some room on my shelves today and stumbled upon my past art journals and flipped though them. Some pages I enjoyed more then others, but at the root of it I'm so happy I have this artsy record of my past!
A lot of the embellishments I used were from my Messy Box!