Thursday, March 31, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Came out March 25. Its SOOOOOOOO good. Its hilarious, truly captures the relationship of siblings & their relationship with parents...but in an absolutely hilarious way. I love the books so much. Anyone who had to go to middle school should definitely love this.
Greg Heffley played by Zachary Gordon and Rodrick Heffley played by Devon Bostick
 (from left to right) Rowley played by Robert Capron, Greg played by Zachary Gordon, Fregley played by Grayson Russell (who is absolutely hilarious...he's the perfect Fregley), and Chirag played by Karan Brar

I love this captures the movie perfectly
Devon Bostick...quite adorable

Katy Perry E.T. feat. Kanye West Music Video

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Armour Shoes!

Finally I finished my first good pair of shoes! They are leather upper, suede leather lining, leather insoles & leather soling. The heels I made myself, and they are Hard Maple wood. They are size 8.5.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare -
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I've read many have you read?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mike Tompkins Accapella "Firework"

Hes amazing...and adorable!
Check out his new website!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Camilla Rose Garcia inspired nails...

This is one of my absolute favorite artists, Camilla Rose Garcia. If you don't know her....look her up, she's amazing!

This is one of my favorite pieces by her, I'm going to get it tattooed on my arm some day soonish, but these are the nails inspired by this piece. I was more inspired by the patterns and color pallet more so than the owl element....and I was tired so thats what you get :P

What I used:

OPI Nail Envy (base)
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails 'Leaf-Me-Alone Frost' (I don't think you can get this anymore its super old any pale blue would work)
Love & Beauty Purple (from Forever 21, the sticker fell off so I don't know what color exactly)
Orly French Manicure Pink Nude
StripeRite in Black
Seche Vite Quick Dry Topcoat

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Victoire Mac-Dauxerre Sketch

So today I tried drawing a figure for my shoe book that I have to make, and realized I couldn't draw people anymore. To get back into the swing of things I just drew this picture of Victoire Mac-Dauxerre I really love, its from backstage of the Jenny Kao Spring 2011 runway show. I really love how it came out. :)