Thursday, October 30, 2014

You were my mission

I didn't get those new batteries yet! 
I'm going to regret doing this post with poor pics,
because it doesn't do this jacket any justice. 

   I mentioned before that I have been wanting to create a Winter Soldier hoodie, for the purpose of just wearing it around and feeling like I'm something cool (not related to anything Halloween). I did some searching online and found a couple of good tutorials
   Quickly I set to work in gathering my materials for this difficult project. There was the issue of using my best black hoodie for this, because I wasn't sure if I should take the risk and chop the arm off my favorite article of clothing. Eventually I broke down and did it anyway. Coincidentally,  all the stuff that I would need for this, was already in my closet, like two hoodies (a black one for the body and a grey one for the arm), a sewing machine, black, red and white fabric paint (the white was regular acrylic paint, but the tutorial said it was ok to use it), and then of course some painting skills, with a bit of fangirl determination. 
    A snip, stitch and some brush strokes here and there, and my hoodie was completed in about 6 hours (of course I had to wait the next day for the paint to dry). Boy was it worth all that work! It looks amazing and almost realistic from a far away view. Way better than spending $40- $100 on one of these in stores, mine cost me absolutely nothing! 
    Posted it on Instagram the night it was finished, and everybody loved it! I'm very thankful for that. 

I'm with you, till the end of the line. 
-Bucky Barnes 

Flexing my fake metal muscles. 

Peace out guys! 
See you next time! 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Galactic Fun| Book Haul

Galactic Fun

Dancing on starlight
Spinning in comet flight
Swaying with moonbeams 
Up on Mars streams 
Flying with Venus 
The Suns golden dust 
Race along Saturns ring 
Can Pluto be seen? 

-Lynn N

A fun little rhyming poem that I wrote while on break at voice class. 

      So my cameras batteries decided to die out this week, and I haven't gotten any new ones yet....Which I should... And will soon. So in the mean time I'll use my webcam on my laptop. 
      The books in the photo above are about  two weeks old, just haven't gotten the chance to post them. 
I've been really into Bob Dylan lately and his amazing skill at meaningful songwriting and poetry. So when I saw this book at my bookstore, I quickly made a dive towards it before anyone else could snatch it! The other book happens to be a collection of poems from a poet named Mr. Mike, and it's even signed by him to! The poems lean on the humorous side of poetry along with playful sketches to match each poem.  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Week 3 dread journey

Haven't really got a chance to see what my dreads look like 
from a side view....Until now. 

   Anyhow, I am on my third week of having dreads! And they are coming along quite nicely if I do say so myself. At this stage, they are looking like tangles of curls with loose hairs coming out everywhere, I haven't thought to crochet them, because I heard that it causes damage to hair. So I'm just letting them do their thing. 
   As far as "maintenance" goes, there hasn't been anything I've been doing to them, other than just washing it every three days. Not palm rolling them either, because I'm lazy and I heard from someone that it does nothing to the dreads. 
   There is the problem of them getting flat though, which I should be worried about I guess, but for whatever reason I am not. Kind of want to see if they fix themselves and if not? Oh well! Basically I'm just letting them do their own thing. 

    Washing them has been a bit of a struggle but I am learning to wash my head in a different way. For example: I first wet my whole head and then squeeze a little bit of shampoo onto my finger tips, then I take that and work the shampoo onto my scalp without applying any onto my dreads. 
    The way I wash the actual dread, is by wetting my head again and then squeezing the water out over and over again. After all thats done, I squeeze dry my hair with a towel followed by some light blowdrying. 
     Sometimes I'll spray a water/ lavender oil onto my scalp....Not sure what it does, but it smell nice. 

More shots of my shaggy lions mane. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Songwriting is life | poem

(google images)

Songwriting is life 

Stop writing songs! 
Is what everyone says to me 
Suppose writing lyrics is wrong?
And it just shouldn't be 

They can't be right 
Lyrics are my life
Writing is what makes me bright
It shouldn't cause any strife 

Songs are useless hobbies 
They shout into my face
I think they are just crabby
Because songwriting is my place.

-Lynn N 

Just thought I'd share a poem with you all!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Poem books | Plushies


    I wanted to share with you all my college poem book companion. My mom had gotten this notebook for free, when she went used book shopping. She then offered it too my siblings and I. While flipping through it real quick, I noticed how neat and colorful the pages were, perfect for jotting down my ideas and words. Luckily none of my siblings wanted it, so I snatched it up and made it mine! 

   And boy am I glad I did! Each and every page of this notebook is filled with cool designs, artwork and quotes, not to mention the last few pages have pockets attached to them. Of course the book is titled "Travel Diary", But hey! nothing wrong with using it as a poem book. 
   My poem book is always stashed in my backpack, so whenever an inspiring thought hits me, I'm ready to write it down! I've mentioned before how every free moment I have in college is used up by writing down random notes. Such as, waiting for my ride to pick me up and those in between breaks in class. 

    I think the best part about writing poetry and random stuff, is going back and reading all my past entries. Remembering what I was thinking, where I was going, and what was I feeling at the time. So I guess I can say, that my book really is a travel diary, a travel through time and imagination! 
    Despite my poem book looking rather childish and unprofessional, I am a bit sad that almost all the pages are used up, and that I'm coming towards the end of the book. So what I have decided too do, is go online and purchase more journals from the Heart2Heart brand. That way I can continue to write on colorful fun paper. 

   Here's a shot of me with my latest addition to the plushie family! Found this Professsor Zundapp plush listed on Ebay this past week and I just HAD to order him. 

Anyone else keep a poem book? 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Love of languages

   Hey there everybody! Today I wanted to talk about something that I love so much, and that something is languages! In my local used bookstore, they have this shelf that is organized by encyclopedias, dictionaries, phrase books, and language dictionaries. Hardly anyone looks there, so it gives me a better chance at finding good stuff. 
   You know, I heard that Tolkien was a real fan when it came to the study of other languages. And like him, I seem to have that same obsession. For example, when I find a new song that I like, I quickly search it up online to see if any covers of that song have been done in German, Icelandic, Norwegian, and well you get the idea. 
   It's fun looking through the pages of these books and reading out loud the words. Makes me wish I could put full on sentences together without any problems, but I'm nowhere near that stage. 
   I was planning on taking German next semester of college, but we'll see how it goes. 
   Langauge is an art! And also a song. Whenever I hear someone talk in another language, they aren't just speaking, to me their singing!

    Lovely readers from around the world! 
Your language is beautiful!