Saturday, June 29, 2013

Buy Handmade!

I've been following this seller on Etsy for a long time but never had the extra money to buy from her (someday SOMEDAY) so I thought I would pass on her fabulous talent. From VioletPie

Friday, June 28, 2013

Of Monsters and Men

Found another video to share:

Of Monsters and Men. Just ran across them myself but this has to be one of the most imaginative amazing videos I've seen in some time. It has a Steampunk-ish flavor, if only a little. Mostly it's just big on imagination and beautiful visuals.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

From the wilds of tumblr

I don't know who the artist is (and if someone knows let ME know and I'll credit them) and I guess that's the trouble sometimes with the internet; you have no idea where something came from. BUT I thought they were pretty amazing. I love me some clean linework. These would be amazing in watercolor.

Edit: ah HA! we have the artist: JDarnell aka Yasahime. Deviantartpage here

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I get the feeling that if I ever came into a large sum of money I would end up buying a crap ton of things like this:

Uugghh, it almost hurts that I can't afford to buy it. So cute... from here

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

AT&T crisis resolved, internet returns. Let us celebrate with a fascinating AMV I found on Youtube:

Slight warning for some graphic/violent scenes. This anime is Bakemonogatari and whatever the second season was called (I forget and I'm too lazy to look it up at the moment). Just. Wow. That took some fancy digital manipulation and the result is pretty amazing.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Technical Difficulties

I have no internet and you can thank AT&T for it; I made the huge, massive mistake of 'upgrading' to the Uverse. and when I say 'upgrading' I mean forced migration - AT&T decided for me it was time to get rid of DSL. Everything was perfectly fine until I upgraded and now I've been out of internet services for a week and haha, I'm still paying for internet service I'm not even receiving

The tally;

- One used modem shipped to me that may be damaged

- AT&T has informed me a glitch has canceled my service but it's been fixed. I've been told FIVE TIMES it's been fixed. It's not fixed

- Count them, TWELVE TWELVE calls to AT&T tech. to resolve the issue and closing in ten HOURS of phone time

-STILL DON'T HAVE SERVICE (@#*&(*& A WEEK LATER

-Everybody is so, so sorry but does JACK to solve the problem

-Have been told four times 'we'll call you back'. They don't call back

-The one time someone DID call it was FIVE TWENTY IN THE MORNING

So thank AT&T for the sterling service and for giving me an aneurysm with their SPECTACULARLY HORRIBLE service. The greatest part? My rage is impotent; if I go to another service (which there aren't many) they don't give a crap. I'm still going to pay for all the time I am not receiving service, they are not going to reimburse me, THEY DON'T CARE. One piddly ant out of the masses for a corporation to stomp on.

I...I have no words! How does this even happen?!? AND I STILL DON'T HAVE INTERNET. How can you screw up so COMPLETELY, fail so utterly HARD at customer service?? What the hell are they doing? Do they not have knowledge of their own product? Don't know how it works? Is there someone who can actually do their job?

Instead let's give our thanks to public libraries. Yes, libraries are wonderful and have INTERNET SERVICE THAT WORKS. Even if the chair I'm sitting on has put my ass to sleep I still love them.

Well internet, take heed; STAY AWAY FROM AT&T. Take my story to heart, I have no idea when I'll be getting internet service again. Want to take a wager how long it'll take to get their act in gear and actually DO SOMETHING? I'm hedging for a full month (which I'll be paying them for doing absolutely nothing). This has been the worst experience I have EVER had with a company, it is BEYOND ridiculous, beyond appalling- this is almost criminal in their depths of negligence. If I thought I had a chance I'd take them to court. Feel free to pass this around. I'm angry.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Creepy cute; it's a strange line to blur

I admit it; I have a collection of trashed old toys that border on antique and freaky. They are missing eyeballs, fur, limbs but they are still endearing to me. Why, I wonder? The history they represent? The love that trashed them? The fact they survived time so far? Dunno. Maybe I kind of like freaking guests out when they sleep in the extra room with all the chewed up, nightmare inducing things I've collected over the years. Like so:

some of these I don't think are old; in fact I think the double headed cat is probably recently made but I still love it and want to buy it. It's such a happy shade of red/pink.

Aw, he wants a hug.

Maybe its fascinating that something that once brought joy and light to some kids life is now scaring the crap out of people with it's weird camera angle and sinister glinting eyes.

It's like its staring into your soul. Ah, I would love to put him on the guest bed.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Treasures from afar. Or at least a few hours drive

A little while ago I made a trip with my family to the Bay Area, California. It's a nice thing when you live only about four hours away; you can get up early and arrive by the time the stores are opening, eat lunch, shop and then be off before commute traffic sets in. Well, there are many MANY places to visit in San Fransisco and the Berkely area (you can probably find anything there if you look hard enough)but a new favorite of mine happens to be Castle in the Sky .

There are antiques and crafting supplies (the fancy kind; imported from Europe) and it's a little bit like grandma's attique and a museum mixed with pretty paper things. I ended up buying a French ephemera cutout in which there were an abundance of them. I had a hard time choosing ( I really wanted the submarine too) but I went with a theatre/game roulette scene.

They sell these on their website and I do have to warn you they are time consuming and addictive.

Friday, June 14, 2013

late to the game

but better late than never. For anybody who's been living under a rock (the same rock as me maybe?) Imagine Dragons is fabulous. Like, my new obsession fabulous. Watch the fabulous video and then watch this one.

and then thank me for sharing.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Oh My Gawd, I might have an art job lined up!! Found on Craigslist of all places. I sent in these drawings as to demonstrate my mad talent. Eh, generally I don't hold a lot of hope for these kinds of things but it would be awesome if I was chosen. The job is four illustrations for a tea company that will include two tea ceremony/geisha drawings and two samurai drawings. I would LOOOVE to do it. Fingers crossed eh?