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.

Monday, July 21, 2008


I think 'diabolical' is my new favorite word. It makes me think of those mustache-twirling cartoon villains, and saying "Mwah ha ha ha haaaaaaaa." Yeah, okay I'm strange.

And okay.... is it just me, or is it SUPER WEIRD when someone starts talking to you while you're in a public restroom? I walk in to the restroom at work and see a lady I was in my training class with. She's just walked in right before me, and says "Hi Shelby! How have you been?" I say, "Just peachy, *Beulah!" And I think that is that. Go into the stall and proceed to pee. Hey. It's a restroom story, you had to see it coming. And all of a sudden, Beulah calls out from her stall, "SO! This humidity is really somethin', isn't it!" I sit there a second, questioning whether to answer cos its just so uncomfortable, and finally I give in to being nice and say, "Yeeeeah.... Thought I was in Indiana again for a second!" And Beulah proceeds to have a conversation with me through the bathroom stall.
Does anyone else find this awkward and odd? Or am I just weird? I don't like the idea of someone being around for when I pee. And I don't like being around for them to, either. Don't call me if you're going to the bathroom. There is nothing that important that it cannot wait the 2-10 minutes it may take you to finish. There is almost nothing more disgusting to me than hearing a flush on the other end of the phone. AND FOR GOD'S SAKE WASH YOUR HANDS!
Yeah, so, please comment and tell me your opinions on this cos I'm honestly wondering if I'm the only person that thinks this.

*= name has been changed to protect the innocent

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Adding to the madness!

Alright so after talking with my buddy Mike (of Mikeatron fame), and drooling over his artwork for what seems like forever... I decided to just go for it and bought a print from him. I really, really want an original but at the moment I can't afford it, sadly. He does these spectacular paintings of characterized versions of celestial bodies. His Castor and Pollux was pretty damned amazing, but I think the original may be gone already. Boo.

Here's the Spillbot print I bought:

I am completely awestricken at what comes out of this guy's brain. He says talent doesn't exist, it's all about practice. But I think he's just a humble man that pours his heart out onto a canvas, just like the robot above.

He has the kind of imagination I can only pray for. I look at his paintings, the tiny little details, and wonder what kind of time must have gone into it. Maybe I'm gushing. I don't know. But I am completely lusting over his whole shop.

And! Because of him, I now know what the words 'smarmy' and 'extrapolate' mean. Rad.

So go check out his shop. And give him your money. Lots of it.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I just remembered the time in which my coworker asked me how to spell "I'm."

Yes, I'm serious. She even asked if it was a real word.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I want to go home.

I'm at work. And its been boring. All. Day.

I bought some photos from eddyizm today. Two of them are for my mom, and one is for me. It will be a lovely addition to my growing collection. I've been quite touched by his photos, there's real feeling in them and I don't usually connect well with photography. Sure, a photo may be pretty, but Eddy's photos surpass beauty if you ask me. Look for him on etsy or look at his entire amazing portfolio at

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sue Me.

Okay so I haven't posted in like.... forever.

I've been inspired by Fallon (my sister-in-law, Olive and MyVintageBackyard) to update my blog. I had no idea she was posting so frequently on her own. I gotta get my ass into gear. Makin me look bad and shit. Heh.

I just finished up a custom order and I'm quite proud of it! Here it is:
I've been working on personal projects for so long that it's nice to make a little money. I also sold my blue pillow finally! I'm so excited I could just pee.
I love selling stuff.

And I've lately been starting an art collection. I've seen such great art on etsy and I keep going back to the listings just to look at it and admire it, that I decided to just give in and buy it. With all of Jesse's weird, random collections, I figure its time I start my own so I have something nice to look at.
Here's a few of the items I've bought:

Sorry for all the links, I'm at work and don't have the ability to save images.
So far, my original art collections include lovely pieces from etsy sellers SoopaJDelux, MoTowne, ElinopusPhotography, AshleighMichelle, AshleySpatula, and SunRaven0. I also have some prints from TheBlackApple, AshleyG, sjane, and BarkingBirdArt.

Hopefully these will be future purchases: (I am completely NUTS for this piece. As well as the artist's work in general.)

Okay yeah my taste ranges from the super-saccharine sweet to the dark and creepy. I can't help it. I'm bipolar like that.