So, I have been making hair accessories and jewelry that are like what I wish I could find in a boutique. Not that I can't find stuff I like...that is rarely a problem but I wanted to put something out there that would be a bit different. I am selling them on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/EnchantedRevolution and will start selling at rock shows as well.
I am also having my daily green tea. I just tried this new tea by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. It is amazing! It's called Genmaicha Green. It has roasted rice which smooths out the slight bitterness green tea can get. Man it is ever delicious! Especially paired with oranges.
Being a part of music in LA is very exciting. I have been in many projects here and worked with lots of different people.
I love, love, love death metal and just metal in general but damn it is hard to deal with some of the stuff I have heard lately in this particular scene. Last night as one of the bands was playing the singer joked about free blow jobs and we will do anything to sell a shirt. Some of the audience members heckled calling him a faggot and were obviously being hateful and ignorant. I just want to say as a person in a band with several gay members I guess I just forget that people are still this stupid and closed off.
Below are some of my favorite artists!
Freddie Mercury (Musician)
Rob Halford (Musician)
Joan Jett (Musician)
John Waters (Director)
Below are images of Sounds of Asteroth. I have been working in this project for about 7 years. Please come see us this Thursday at the Echo March 17th 1822 Sunset blvd.Los Angeles, CA for the promise of fun a show! Our new album The Inventors can be downloaded for free at : http://soundsofasteroth.bandcamp.com/
Me, Gabriel, David, Martin, Eugene, Amber, Jason, and Cosmo
Amada, Chris, Gabriel, Martin, Rich, Me, Jason, and Amber
Thanks for reading and I hope to see you at the show! :)
I have always loved to make dolls even though I didn't have many growing up. I was a bit of a tomboy. All my stuffed animals were named Jack or Marvin or Melvin. I also liked robots and sci-fi stuff. We didn't have money but my Dad was a carpenter so so there was always scrap wood around. I made crude and heavy wooden robots and painted on buttons. All of them were named Marvin. However, my Grandmother was quite a seamstress and her creations inspired me to make things besides robots. She made many kinds of dolls, clothing, and crafts. She would sell them at bazaars and craft fairs. One particular type of dolls she made were clothespin dolls. They were so beautiful and frilly; they were all dressed up in darling print dresses layered with lace and adorable little hats. Recently I came across a box of these clothespins. They are the old fashioned style which already look like a little person.
I made some a long time ago that were similar to my Grandmother's way, more traditional. I was never quite satisfied with the faces because there was so little room to draw or paint. Recently I started making the dolls again but this time I molded faces from sculpey and baked them up. I am having a great time making the dolls this way. Yes they are definitely weirder than what Grandma made but if she were here I know she would love them! So here are a few...
I am happy to post the latest book design I have done for romance novelist Lucie Simone. This cover is for her short story A Taste of Italy. The Last cover I did for her was called Hollywood Ending. Lucie has been working hard on her own publishing company Simon and Fig. Anyone who does stuff on their own I just gotta mention! Look her up on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Ending-Lucie-Simone
So, I did this drawing of a plague doctor and ended up using it on the metal band enRot's flyer (I am huge metal fan). It took off from there. The band sorta adopted the idea of the plague doctor as their Eddy (Iron Maiden reference) The guitarist thought it would be cool to have two plague doctors come in ominously and stand at the stage while they performed. His wife and I made masks and costumes for the show. Last night was the first night of the show with the plague doctor concept. The club was small so it was just one doctor on stage.
The original drawing
Enrot Poster Flyer
Next is the process of making this guy come to life. Just so you all know anyone can do a project like this very cheaply! I researched first to come up with patterns for everything. The robe is made of velvet curtains found at goodwill for $4 a panel. The masks are made of wrinkled paper bags and a yard of buckram ($2.99 a yard) Other things used as you can see in the photos are mod podge, hot glue, thread and water to soften the buckram.
My goodness I have been putting this thing off. I wanted to start this blog about crafting, music, cooking and life in general but I felt overwhelmed by all the possibilities. And who would even want to read this stuff. Oh well, Here it is. I wanted to share some of my creations. The first are pictures of some dolls I made when I was a kid that could have easily made it to the craft fail blog: http://craftfail.com ...a favorite of mine :)
Ok, So the doll above is the first one I remember making with my Grandma's help. I must have been about 4 or 5. I definitely cut the shirt out. You can tell by the perfect edge.
So here is my own work! No help here...Holy crap I think that is obvious. I know I was somewhere between 8 and 10...I had this obsession with mice dressed as women. Some days I wonder if my hand stitching is any better. I go willy nilly and poke the crap out of my fingers.
Judging by the face this was made around the same time as the mouse. I was much better at sketching than sewing it seems. This doll doesn't look too bad but wait......
Oh no! Who threw the hooker off of the building?! Well, that seems to be enough for today! I will post again soon for anyone reading out there :)