Friday, October 17, 2008

YAY for rad t-shirts!!

I got my t-shirt from Saul at BareTree today!! I'm so happy with it. It fits so nicely and it's perfect!! I recommend his shirts even more now! Seriously, if you don't have any of his shirts, give him a try. You won't be sorry, I promise. : D

me in my super fly BareTree shirt

Thank you so much, Saul. I hope to buy many more!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I come across a *lot* of sellers in the massive amounts of time that I spend on etsy, so it really takes something special to stick out. I ran into Saul of BareTree in etsy chat, and instantly went NUTS for his shop. There is literally nothing in that shop that I would not buy and wear on a daily basis.
He hand-screens each t-shirt, bag, or hat using an "eco-friendly water-based ink." And who doesn't like the idea of looking good without being an asshole to the environment? Take a peek at some of my favorites.....

Flying Gray Bird and Bare Tree Messenger Bag

The Tasty Fish T-Shirt

Bare Tree T-Shirt

Toothbrush Tank T-Shirt

Killing People Is Rude V-Neck T-Shirt

Saul can print almost any of his patterns on any style or color shirt you request. WooHoo for custom shirts! He uses American Apparel t-shirts, which I swear by because they are so soft and comfortable, but also are not made in sweatshops. And I don't know if you've heard, but sweatshops are no bueno.

(by the way girls, Saul is cute and single... just sayin.....)

Seriously though, his entire shop is fantastic. Go check it out HERE, and be prepared to fork over your dough.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


I've been really slackin on the blog lately. Unbelievable amount of stress going on up in here. So, I've decided to show you a few of my recent etsy favorites just to get this ball rolling a little.

Sugar Skull Girl print by badbird

How much do I love Andrea from badbird? I love her style, and she's super duper talented. She has a free monthly embroidery pattern and I eagerly anticipate the first of the month just because of it!
I am always completely impressed and in love with everything Andrea puts out, and this little sugar skull girl is no exception. I love the Dia de los Muertos celebration and I may just need to get one of these so it's Dia de los Muertos all year long!!

So Very Happy print by dazeychic

This print by dazeychic makes me smile. Gives me a lovely warm feeling inside. I've actually started throwing french fries out to the birds whenever I get them just because of this print.

Reinvented Rockin' Red Fairy Dress by jenellsrevenge

Found this dress by jenellsrevenge by checking out DIYscene. They have some seriously amazing and talented people there. This dress instantly grabbed my attention with the vibrant red. I've always loved slipdresses and I wish I fit into this or else it would be MINE. Absolutely gorgeous. (get more information and join DIYscene, please! they rock!!)

Illuminati Limited Edition print by MelodySage

Okay, no offense to anyone else on etsy, but.... MelodySage is my new favorite. I am completely awestricken by the detail in all her work. Go check out her shop and look at the detailed photos of each piece. It's insane! I can't imagine the amount of time and thought that goes into these things. I hope to own some of her work soon.

Sterling Silver Octopus Ring by westernmountain

I love love love looooove octopus. Octopi? Yes, I think that's it. This ring by westernmountain is super rad. The octopus completely wraps itself around your finger! How much cooler can you get??

Raindrop Hoodie by kachingdesign

Okay so this kachingdesign hoodie appeals to the emo in me. I find it to be incredibly unique. I especially love the raindrops on the hood. And hey.... It's on SALE too!!

City 44 Floating - Playable Art Mix 2.2 by gingerblah

Justin from gingerblah is honestly one of the coolest dudes *evah* and I am so glad he finally started adding items to his shop. I totally dig the idea of playable art. He makes a mix CD (the specific tracks are a surprise for the buyer) and does an original drawing on the front. The robot on this one is a definite favorite.

So yeah. LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these great items. Why wasn't I born rich instead of beautiful???

Friday, August 22, 2008


So I was looking on etsy today for the lady that makes stuffed deer heads for the wall, that are covered in cable knit. I wasn't sure how to find it so I just entered in 'taxidermy.'

What I found was.... astonishing. Finger bone necklaces, gold covered real squirrel hearts, human tooth jewelry, rodent skull barrettes, chicken foot earrings, etc. It was gross. Gross. Yes, yes, it's art. But.... gross. And I'm sure there's a buyer for every item, but... gross.

One item actually had the furry, whiskery head of a MOUSE. A real one! I cannot imagine wearing the head of a mouse around my neck. Honestly. What outfit does that go with? Does someone see that and think, "ZOMG! That would like totally go with my American Eagle polo shirt and khakis!" Really??

I suppose this is mean of me to post such things, and I'm sorry. The items themselves looked amazing, and of great quality. And were they not real, or had a stone or something instead of oh, say, a human TOOTH, they would be beautiful!

So yeah. Not for me. Or anyone else I know, for that matter. But, I will not deny their talent, and their love for what they all do definitely shows.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

no news is good news

Or something.

Yeah, pretty much nothing is going on.

Okay maybe I lied. I *did* get this fantabulous Justin Vining original... Through the Broken Glass. It's amazing. I can't wait until I can afford to buy more from him. He's a good guy. And he's from Valpo! That's maybe like, 40 miles? away from where I grew up! He even went to a rival high school. Ooooooh.
So yeah. Go check out his shop if you're ready to have your mind blown. You can also see his previous work and learn about the man at his site.

And I also discovered this super-de-duper photographer named Paul Pardue. Here are a few of my favorites:
From his ParduePictures etsy shop--
Flower Macro ACEO
Dusk Train
From his artnudephotography etsy shop--
Self Portrait (balancing on his arms... good lord!)
Black and White Nude

I know that he is trying to find models, so if any of yous happens to be in the Sacramento, California area, or know someone who is, please send them his way. He's got tremendous talent and is genuinely kind and sweet. Truly a professional.

And I hear he likes to cuddle.

So you can click on any of the above links to visit his sites or to contact Paul, or you can even contact me if you want. I don't bite.

Go to his sites and buy lots of stuff. Now.

Friday, August 1, 2008

I am disgusted with myself.

If I could peel my skin off and run away right now, I would.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Zappos just needs to give my paychecks directly to etsy. Honestly. The amount of money I spend on etsy is insane. You people need to stop making such cool shit! Now!

Recent purchases include:
Glue Guns vs. Real Guns
Sacred Heart necklace
Dinosaurs Are the New Robot

In other news, a new etsy team is on the horizon! I have teamed up with Alsatia from adorationsoap and Eddy of eddyizm fame to create Team AASSHAT! This stands for Artists Against Social Segregation, Hatred, and Totalitarianism. Ha Ha! Right now it is a flickr group only (go HERE to check it out or join), but we are working on getting it made into a full-on etsy team.
This etsy team obviously is named with tongue firmly in cheek, but we actually will have a purpose. We've discussed donating a certain percentage of our sales each month to a different charity. I'd also like to keep a running tally of the amount donated, just to show everyone that we may not take ourselves too seriously, but we do actually give a shit about something.
So yeah. Keep an eye peeled for that and contact me or go to that link above to join. It's already turned out to be a lot of fun.