Saturday, August 29, 2015

First Week of College | Got a Job

Wow, feels like forever since I've been here. 
And it has only been a week. 


   With the first week of college completed I think it's safe to say that I probably made more mistakes and said so many wrong things this week alone then ever in my entire life! (I'm probably exaggerating, but then again maybe not). Monday started off bad. First with me forgetting that I even had a class that morning. Which resulted in me jumping out of bed, getting dressed like a madman and then ending up in the wrong classroom (Yeah, I kinda sat through the whole thing too). Jumping to my Wednesday choir audition. I did ok during the singing portion of it, but when it came to the sight-reading singing that's were things went wrong. The choir results will be posted this Monday, but I have no hope in seeing my name on the list. Also I SWEAR I know how to sight read, I was just nervous and that sorta messed me up. Didn't make into my Voice 3 class, due to the professor saying that I wasn't ready to be there, which I kinda agree, but it is leaving me without a voice class to take. 
And now for the cherry on top to end all my unlucky situations this week. I forgot and couldn't be there for the applied music auditions. I was supposed to sing something, but none of the songs I had practiced during the summer qualified.  

So yep, that was it for my first week of college. Now that it's the weekend, I can spend it hiding my face under the covers. 


Oh well, ya know what makes up for a bad week? Inspiring school supplies!
That's why I have this notebook with one of J.R.R. Tolkien's quotes 



And who can go anywhere without Doctor Who himself encouraging you to study! 



  Ok I vented out about my frustrating week long enough! Now let's talk about the good things that happened.  Starting off with I found a twenty dollar bill on the floor! I might be taking private singing lessons with my voice teacher, and I got a one day job! 
  Can you believe it? I got a job! I will be working alongside my high school art teacher, helping out with her younger students, setting stuff up and clean up afterwards. Which will earn me a total of $30 every two weeks! So I guess no matter how ugly your week can get, there's always something to smile about no matter how big or small! 





Saturday, August 22, 2015

Second Ear Piercing | Birthday Dreads

Ah yes! I had said to myself that I would get a second piercing. 
And I did! 


    Actually my ear piercing goal is ten earrings on each ear, but that will have to wait. Anyway yesterday I received my second upper lobe piercing at Claire's (I know many people don't like that place. But hey! They did a good job with my first piercing). 



    I swear I smiled the whole time it was being done, even when the needle went through my lobe. It was quick and almost painless, and honestly I rather enjoyed it. 


  I've said before that my ears are super sensitive to cheap metals, so nothing but the best many be placed in my ears. Which is why I'm forced to purchase the most expensive pair of earrings they carry in their shop. They are 14k white gold, something like that (I forgot the name). 


  After all that, it all comes down to enjoying a raw coconut water drink in the summer sun! 



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   Like I said in my previous post. I recently became a Doctor Who fan this summer and have enjoyed every second of it with no regrets. It all started with me wanting to find out what the big deal was about the Who fandom and then ended with my sister and I catching episodes on Netflix. Which so far has proven to be very addictive. That being said I now feel willingly obligated to purchase some form of Who merchandise. And with the upcoming birthday of my dreads, I think it would be an awesome idea to order myself a Doctor Who themed dread bead. Leaning towards ordering the bead in the picture above, but then there are other kinds like with the Tardis that is equally cool. So it's going to be a tough decision. 


What do you guys think? Should I order it? :) 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Last Week of Summer | Summer past

   
                       
And what a better day to write about this then on the first
hot day of the entire summer! 
                     
(Have a close up of my face!) 

   With one last week of summer left before I start school again, I think it would be great if I listed the most fun things I've done throughout this season. Towards the end, I started to become sad that my summer didn't look half as exciting as the fun other people seemed to be having on Instagram and Facebook. Now it was either be depressed about having a slow summer or look on the bright side and realize all the fun I had. Which, when I began to count was quite a lot! 

(Haven't ridden one of these things in years!) 

This is from the second time I went to the fair, and the first ride I rode while at it. Because really,
who trusts fair rides anyway? 



Luckily I was able to dismount from this "horse" without getting stuck or falling off 
like I used too when I was a kid. 


The time my sisters and I decided to take a summer picture of us together. 
We really need to take more of these. 


(This was the first time in a LONG time that I had a burger, and it tasted really good!)

Yesterdays yummy vegan meal from Whole Foods.
Raw pink coconut water - Lentil burger with mustard. 


Well that's it for what I did this past week. Now lets look back and see what happened in these past summer months. 

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Summer 2015 

-Entered a handmade doll at the fair. 

-Reopened my online shop.

-Sold at Junk-in-the-Trunk. 

-Celebrated my moms birthday. 

-Became a High Carb Vegan. 

-Opened a vegan blog.

-Became a Doctor Who fan. 

-Celebrated my brothers birthday. 

-Sold at the Summer Social.

-Had family over for a visit.

-Went to the beach. 

-When to the fair twice.

-Took walks with my siblings.

-Practiced my instruments.

-Had a Disney movie marathon with my sisters. 

-Helped out with VBS. 

-Celebrated my sisters birthday. 

-Met two new friends that aren't human. Uh their ravens. 



And that pretty much sums it up. If anything else happens in this last week I'll write about it. But most likely I'll be spending it getting ready for college. 



Sunday, August 9, 2015

Art Ideas and Illustrations | Greener Makeup

Ah enjoying these last few days of summer by paintin' and drawin' stuff!


    So this past week I took it upon myself to sketch, ink, paint and color one of my most favorite characters from one of my favorite films. If you haven't seen Planes Fire and Rescue (and most people haven't), I highly recommend you do, it's really cute and exciting! 
   Anyway, I started out by using some reference photos and changing stuff around in the background in my mind before my mechanical pencil even touched the hot press paper. I fiddled around with lines and then took a 01 Micron black pen and went over all the pencil lines I had previously laid down. Next using a pan set of transparent watercolors, I did the whole background and added even more ink lines. Next it was a matter of deciding what to color in the car with. Knowing that I hadn't used my new Prismacolor set yet, I thought it would be a cool idea to use colored pencil instead of watercoloring it. So far the results are coming along great and I am excited to see how the picture will turn out in the end. 


  While we are on the topic of art, I wanted to share these interesting pieces from a recent Anthropologie trip (That's all pictures, couldn't afford anything). This appears to be a shadow box with many paper moths in flight, which are attached in the back by plastic rods. I thought it would be cool if I added something like that to one of my fairy mixed media canvases, maybe around the edges forming a frame, or some perched in the fairies hair. If you have any suggestions I would love it if you shared them! 


   Next was this cool bench/table thing with multiple figure sketches decoupaged on the top. I did something similar like this to my desk and nightstand, but most of the pictures were from the internet and not originally mine. Next time though, when I've sketched enough things I'll added them all to a piece of furniture. 
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  So lately I have been thinking about what more I could do instead of just being a vegan? Rephrase, what more could I do to help animals and become an overall greener person? 

  Best place to start I thought is with my makeup. I already do some "green things" mostly related to the kitchen, but I think taking it to my skin cleansing products and daily essentials will be one step closer to a cruelty free lifestyle! 


(Not my photo. Source: Face Powder )

   Now I haven't started on any of these makeup recipes yet, but I plan too in the very near future after I have collected everything I need to get started. Thing is, I hardly wear any makeup and when I do it's light and natural, so if all this fails to mimic store-bought beauty products, I won't be disappointed at all. 

(Not my photo. Source: Natural Makeup


Monday, August 3, 2015

10 Month Dreads Update | Gifts and Pencil Drawings

Oh my gosh, I was looking through my past posts, when I realized 
that I never did an 8th month dread update! Really how did I let that happen?
If you guys remember me posting it, can you please let me know? 
Thanks!


 I am really excited about this update because my dreads are now only a month from turning a year old! (I had them since October). This time though I decided to take some dread pictures outside, since the weather was "normal" and all, making it perfect to take shots out in the open. 


  My dreads always look a lot better when they just been washed and today happened to be washing day, so my dreads a bit damp still. 


   I showed in an early post that I had yarn wrapped some of the dreads. One reason was for just having them look pretty and the other was to help some of my congo-ing dreads bind together at the body of the dread. 

(I was going to take more pictures, but my neighbor was out watering his plants, and I didn't want him to see me.) 

  Last thing I wanted to add, was that I made little baby dreads out of my bangs. Yep I finally did it, just couldn't stand the look of them anymore so now their dreaded. Thing is though, now because their short and stubby they position themselves right in the middle of my forehead making me look dumb, so it's a matter of constantly pushing them to the side. With the bangs that I had before, I separated into 6 evenly sized dreads. Hopefully they will even themselves out with the rest of my head. 


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  My family from out-of-state came to stay a day at our house. And it was fun, we went out to eat, we talked and we walked. The cool thing was, I never knew my aunt was so into the hippie/boho scene? They say I must have "inherited" my obsession for the 60's/70's from her. She gave me this bag as a gift, saying it was handmade in Guatemala by some women who were experts at sewing and embroidering. I seriously love this bag! The designs are so beautiful and unique, with all the flower bouquets and little birds. Making it the perfect bag fit enough for a fairy! 


   Speaking of fairies, I have been receiving good stats from my vegan blog so far. And I wanted to create a Tumblr side-bar button on this blog, so it would be easier for you guys to access my A-Vegan-Fairy site, rather then click links on my posts. So I'm penciling in this ink drawing of a fairy holding a watermelon, which I will later scan, crop, add text and use as a logo button. 

Thanks for hanging out. See ya next time! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hippie Haul | Vegan Tumblr


Hey guys! I have a small bit of news to share, that I'm excited about. 
But let's save it for the end. 



    So I know I usually post about my hair on the first day of every month, but today I wanted to show a small preview of what's been going on before my dreads turn 10 months old tomorrow. I wrapped five of them in thin pale green and glittery beige yarn in a crisscrossed pattern (As to not suffocate my dreads). I'm thinking about posting a tutorial on dread wrapping right here, but you could probably find more help on YouTube.  So stay tuned everybody! The full turn around of my hair will be coming up soon. 

   

  Recently after the Summer Social, I find myself taking a break from painting and such, to return back to an old hobby favorite. Making hemp jewelry! It's been quite awhile since I've knotted together pieces of cord and made jewelry out of it. Think the urge to knot again came from when my mom got a small hemp necklace kit for my sister to work on. And seeing her disinterest in the craft, made my hands itch to begin knotting as I had done about a year ago. And so I did! As you can see I made two necklaces in about two hours time, with the cord provided in the kit. Now plain as day do the beads not follow a specific pattern, and do not match each other, that is because these necklaces are for my personal use only and I don't really care much about getting the beads to match exactly. I think they look pretty and more unique when all the beads are different. 


     Now here is a mini "Hippie" Haul for you all! 

A butterfly wind chime - Dollar Tree
 (I have a thing for decorative chimes)

A tea pot themed charm set and a Gypsy Soul pendant - Michael's Crafts
(I already made the gypsy pendant into a necklace, as you can see in the picture before this.)

A bar of peppermint Dr.Bronner's Soap -Trader Joes
(I have been wanting a vegan soap for awhile now, and finally decided to get one in bar form,
because the one I used before was in liquid form.) 


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  The "big" news I wanted to share with you guys was that I just opened a vegan themed blog! A blog where I will be posting "What I eat in a day-s", recipes, photos, reblogging from other vegans and answering any questions that you guys may have about this lifestyle.  
   A few weeks back, I tried making a habit of posting what I ate that day, but for me posting that kind of stuff would annoy my followers (mainly though family members). Plus I needed a social network that my relatives hardly go to, so I chose Tumblr. So if you want, you can hop on over to my site and even follow if your interested, I'm always around, ready to have fun and help!


Tumblr -----> A Vegan Fairy