Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Shopping!

This year I'm doing all my Christmas shopping online...mainly because I get out of school Dec. 20th which leaves NO time for shopping! So every day (or two, depending on how insane my schedule gets) starting in December, I'll be posting some GREAT online shops for obscure or quirky Christmas gifts. It will cover pretty much every audience so be ready for some amazing shops!

Interesting Shoelaces















The techniques are explained thoroughly on Sneaker Freaker.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1 Premier

Just getting everyone ready for Friday! (or thursday night really XD )


Friday, November 12, 2010

A big book list

1. Favorite childhood book?
Harry Potter...but I started reading that when I was 10...soooooo I think my favorite was Piggies by Audry Wood, Don Wood
2. What are you reading right now?
The Vampire Diaries: Shadow Souls
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
Breathless by McDaniel, Lurlene
4. Bad book habit?
Buying books I will never read.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach and The Alchemyst  by Michael Scott
6. Do you have an e-reader?
No, definitely not...
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?
One book at a time
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
A bit, but it mostly has to do with school more so than the blog
9. Least favorite book you read this year?
Lost Symbol by Dan Brown  Resolutely trivial.
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
Probably....Percy Jackson and the Lightning Theif
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Rarely...if  ever
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
Fiction mostly...often 'Children's or Young Adult'
13. Can you read on the bus?
Not at all...I get motion sickness if I do :(
14. Favorite place to read?
In bed.
15. What is your policy on book lending?
Rarely...because I often don't get them back
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
Not EVER....jeez, get yourself a freakin bookmark
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
Nope, I hate having writing in the margins
18. Not even with text books?
Nope...I'd sooner take notes in a binder
19. What is your favorite language to read in?
20. What makes you love a book?
When I can't put it down...
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
If I love it
22. Favorite genre?

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?
24. Favorite biography?
Not a big non-fiction reader....I think I've only ever read one real biography
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
26. Favorite cookbook?
Definitely by far Crazy About Cupcakes by Krystina Castella

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or nonfiction)?
28. Favorite reading snack?
Tea, or hot chocolate
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
Not ever really,
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
I don't really read what critics think...I don't really care what they think
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I'll do it if the book is really if I was mad that I wasted my time reading it, but otherwise I try not to really bash a book
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
On the Aesthetics of Man by Kant
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
Maybe that selection of Cardinal Newman’s prose I picked up for free about a week ago.
35. Favorite poet?
Shel Silverstein
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
Usually 2-3
37. How often have you returned books to the library unread?
Often...but only during school

38. Favorite fictional character?
Harry Potter
39. Favorite fictional villain?
Definitely Rodrick from Diary of a Wimpy Kid
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
Harry Potter
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading …
I can't really remember a time when I wasn't reading something constantly
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
The Hobbit
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
Pretty much nothing...I've got really good selective hearing when I'm reading a good book
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
The Vampire Diaries...which isn't really a film but I love the show so much more than the books....although I really like the books a lot as well
45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
The DaVinci Code
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
Oh jeez....probably like 150-200 (not counting school books)
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
If there is absolutely no plot, or its painful to read.
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
Oh yes....alphebetical by author
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
Keep. I only buy books I'd want to reread...often I buy books I've already read because I want to reread them.
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
Pretty much anything by Tolkien
52. Name a book that made you angry.
I can't really think of one

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
Percy Jackson series
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
Lost Symbol by Can Brown

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Pretty much anything not associated with school

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Multifigure Fashion Illustration

 This is all done in Adobe Photoshop. I the sketches last week and then all the computer stuff today. Haha..doesn't look like I did too much.

Random Scarf Poster

This is for an upcoming Teen event....hopefully this will catch their attention :P Wow....I just realized the lady's name is....hyphenized (lolz what word is there for that?). Now I gotta go fix that, darn.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

The new Diary of a Wimpy Kid came out today! Which I pre-ordered on amazon because I'm a big nerd.

In honor of that the Niles Public Library is having a party on Thursday. These are the posters I designed for that event.



I think they're pretty cute. Especially because it's my favorite color. Haha, well enjoy! 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hotspur in Seventeen!

Hotspur is this months 'Unsigned Artist' article! Check out the full article here!

or visit their Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or purchase their CDs on iTunes

Friday, November 5, 2010

One Night Only
I discovered this band through Pandora. On a side note...I love how it took Pandora about 6 months to finally suggest a real good song. I immediately fell in LOVE with this song. Which oddly features Emma Watson in the music video...who I love.

One Night Only are an English indie rock band from Helmsley, North Yorkshire formed in 2003 (according to Wikipedia haha...).

Current members are:
  • George Craig – lead vocals, guitar 
  • Mark Hayton – guitar, backing vocals 
  • Daniel Parkin – bass 
  • Jack Sails – keyboards, backing vocals
  • James Craig – drums 

 Their cds are 'Started a Fire' (2008) and 'One Night Only' (2010). Unfortunately only 'Started a Fire' is available on iTunes. Amazon has 'One Night Only' as an import, but its pretty expensive for a CD.

Check out their website and Myspace, or follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or youtube!

Burberry Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaign: Featuring Emma and Alex Watson and George Craig



I freaking love this ad campaign. Its simple but stunning.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

LEGO Artwork!

Titled ‘Dispatchwork’ (a linguistic play on ‘dispatching’ and ‘patching’ the holes), this is part urban art installation, part historical highlighting (since many of the gaps date back to World War II) and part method of calling attention to buildings that could use some help.

Jan Vormann has been toying with LEGO pieces for a long time in various artistic capacities – as well as infilling structural holes with mirrors and other attention-getting materials.

It may look haphazard at first, but there is an art to the process: identifying gaps is naturally subjective, and filling them in is both a creative and crafty act that can involve turning corners and working with existing structural details.

He started this project himself but (surprise!) many people stopped and signed themselves up to lend a hand when they saw what he was doing, grasping handfuls of LEGOs to help fill building voids and remodel life-sized brick-less spaces with miniature toy bricks of many colors.

That's no moon, it's a PR failure.


A distant star can be distinguished as a small moon or planet.

LUKE: Look at him. He's headed for that small moon.

HAN: I think I can get him before he gets there...he's almost in range.

The small moon begins to take on the appearance of a monstrous spherical battle station.

BEN: That's no moon! It's a space station.

HAN: It's too big to be a space station.

LUKE: I have a very bad feeling about this.

HAN: No, really, if there were a space station that big, don’t you think we all would have heard about it?  Luke, you hear about any job openings for giant space station construction workers in, I don’t know, the last two decades?

LUKE: No, not one.

BEN: It may be possible that the Empire built it using the labor of enslaved worlds.

HAN: If the Empire were imprisoning entire worlds to get slave labor for building a massive space station, surely the Rebel Alliance would have heard about this and gotten the word out.  It would generate tremendous sympathy for the rebellion.  The rebels have tons of spies, we definitely would have heard about this.

BEN: Perhaps the Emperor is taking special pains to keep this space station a secret.

HAN: But it’s at Alderaan!  It has what, a billion people?

BEN: Two billion.

HAN: You can’t hide a giant secret space station if you park it outside a planet with two billion people!

LUKE: But look at the sensors, there is no Alderaan, it’s gone.  No witnesses to tell about it.

HAN: Bullshit!  Two billion people means what? There would probably be five or ten thousand ships coming and going. Cargo ships, passenger liners, private space craft…

BEN: The machinations of the Emperor’s plans are not always easily understood.

HAN: Okay, so look, I think we can assume if there is a giant space station here, it’s the reason why Alderaan is now an asteroid field, right?

BEN: Right.

LUKE: Right.

HAN: So, if you had a space station capable of destroying a planet, and you decide to make your first target an unarmed world like Alderaan, the only logical reason would be to intimidate star systems into submission.
Luke heads out of the cockpit and to the central hold.

BEN: That would appear to be the Emperor’s goal.  Fear and intimidation are the chief weapons of the Galactic Empire.

HAN: So why not publicize the hell out of such a thing?  You can’t scare anyone with a secret space station.  You have to scare people with a space station that’s splashed on the front page of every magazine and newspaper in the galaxy.
Luke returns, carrying a thick, paperback book with pages worn from age and frequent use.

LUKE: Hey, so I took a look in this galactic almanac, and Alderaan doesn’t have any moons.

HAN: Oh.  That’s a space station.

via College Humor