Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A day of small to medium annoyances


Maybe things will look better in the morning.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Process Shots of the Week

So, I made these necklaces out of enameled electroforms strung on thread that was covered in glue and then covered in dirt. That's right. I made necklaces out of dirt.
Here's the latest incarnation of the shadow box. I'm making it my goal/challenge to change this every week.

More pics of these and others on my flickr site soon.

Quote of the Week

"Who are you calling a quiche eating old lady?!"
~From Jeff Smith's Bone

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One in the Same. . .

Science project, art project, it's all the same in my little world.

Check out those sweet goggles!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Quote of the Week

"What you have to know is that Marla is still alive. Marla's philosophy of life, she told me, is that she can die at any moment. The tragedy of her life is that she doesn't."

from Fight Club

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Megan, the winner of my blog birthday giveaway! Thanks to everyone who participated! Here's to another year of bad pictures, and inane chatter!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Things I didn't buy on Etsy

From variousandsundry

From 1AEON

From luckybunnyworldwide

From phippsart

So, I had to buy a birthday gift this week, and I decided I wanted a sweet T-shirt from etsy. Well after much searching and deliberation, here are some of the shirts I didn't buy.
I can't post the one I did get, or it would ruin someone's birthday surprise.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Process Shot of the Week

Sorry these pics are so bad. So I bought this shadow box frame at Plaza the other day and yesterday I started sticking stuff in the little boxes (ok, yeah, I know how that sounds) I'm note sure where I'm going with this yet, but this deffinatly isn't it. This is more like a sketch.

I made prints of these and now I am enameling them. I don't know what I'm going to do with them after that.


Just a reminder that I'll be drawing the winner of my print on Monday, September 22, so you still have time to enter!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I'm pretty sure the people in my geology class think I'm a witch. They'll probably push me in a stream next week to see if I float.

Locker Loot

See what happens when you don't clean out your locker in a timely manner? That's right kiddos! Intrepid grad students cut off the lock and split the goods inside!
For the record, we only went through the printmaking lockers, students had a week to email us their locker number, and another week to claim their stuff. Also bear in mind, this is only MY haul from the locker clean out. After salvaging anything that could be used in the print studio (including two large rubber bottomed steel mixing bowls that went in the litho cabinet) the other GA and I split the rest between the two of us. Oh, and I also scored some printmaking paper.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Most People. . .

Most people I know don't have "dissected used teabags" on their list of things they did today.

I gotta go do my geology homework now.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Some of my note cards were featured on this bridal blog today! Thanks Amy Jo!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Process Shot of the Week, plus Giveaway

So sometime in the past week or two I missed the actual anniversary of my blog. Well, better late than never and I decided that this calls for a giveaway! Just comment on what you like (or dislike!) about my blog and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a copy of this soon to be litho print, AND an actual rock brooch! The drawing will be September 22! My blog's happy birthday gift to you!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rank Update

So the first ranking of the September Competition over at Zuda came out today and Middle-Aged Monster (see below) is currently in 3rd. Please, please go vote for it. If my brother wins a Zuda contract, I maybe won't post about Zuda so much.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Quote of the Week

"Hello small mammal."

From Jeff Smith's Bone

Middle-Aged Monster

Middle-Aged Monster

So, the best web comic you're currently not reading is The Night Owls. But Middle-Aged Monster, the latest and greatest Zuda entry by Steve Steiner COULD be the best web comic you're not reading if you go and vote for it!

And in case you're not sure what Zuda is, here's my previous post.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Discovery of the Day

So I discovered today that freshly popped popcorn leads to instant popularity.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


East End Bar in Newark, DE.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Process Shot of the Week

So, I made this really great fossil texture on these and was electroforming them and all was going fine until about the last 12 hours they were in the bath. I guess I had the voltage up too high for a little too long and got nodule city. Either that, or I've always had these type of nodules and they just never bothered me before. I decided it would be quicker to remake the waxes, than it would be to file all those off.
But never fear, I do have a use for these. I feel like my color scheme is changing (expanding?) by about $143 worth of enamel. So these will be great to test out new rock mixes, plus the fancy new enamel my friend Jess gave me!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I can't think of anything to post right now except that I have geology class in an hour. It's been a really long time since I've been in a geology class. Over 2 years. I took Petrology in Spring of 06. I'm taking Topics in Environmental Geology, and all I know so far is that it's very applied, will include some field work and is 3 hours long, two nights a week.

The only other thing I can think of to post at this moment is this quote by the late, great comedian, Mitch Hedberg:
"Ahhhhh, f*ck! I thought I looked that rock!"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008