I am terrible at growing things. I often reminisce about how, when I was growing up, we’d always have houseplants inside and I remember having to go around and water them for my mom and it was just nice to have some living, green plants in the house. It’s a regular occurrence where I’ll remember those times and I’ll go and try to have a green thumb, only to fail horribly and kill the poor plant.
I’m pretty sure the cycle is starting again, and I figured I could record me failing (or hopefully NOT failing!) Maybe this time will be different. 100th times a charm!
I’ve always seen instances where people plant the seeds from the fruit they bought at the grocery store and they grow houseplants from them. I thought that was a fun, good idea to try. You’re already buying the fruit to eat it, so now instead of just throwing the seed away, I started keeping select ones to attempt to grow! This leads to my first “experiment”: the mango.
I’m not the biggest fan of mangoes but my fiance LOVES them, and if you’re a mango fan like him, you’d know that a rather large, flat seed is housed in the center of the fruit. But how do you get it completely out? Let’s find out!
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I just wanted to make a quick update letting you all know that I’m actually stocking my store again. I was inspired by animals with these new pieces I started making. I started calling it my Fauna Collection and I’ll be adding more soon!
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Oh hey, it’s been a while. I made this a while ago, but surprise surprise, I’m just now getting around to posting it.
I’ve been wanting to make a cat tree for a while but I had been very wishy washy about actually getting off my butt and doing it. However, after I saw a picture of one made with tree branches that looked super cool, I finally got the fire under my butt to go and make one(and to force the fiance to help!)
Gremlin is spoiled.
This one is the tree that inspired me. I loved that it was made to look like an actual tree. However, it cost like $700. So of course immediately i thought, “Psh, I can make that.” And you get to see just how I did.
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So you probably remember my post about painting my loveseat and I mentioned how my plan was to reupholster the bigger couch. Well, I sort of halfway did that. While I was trying to decide what kind of fabric to cover it with, we were storing it in the bedroom because we didn’t have any other space for it. I started to think about how even after I did that project, where would I put the finished piece? The apartment could really only comfortably have one six foot couch in it and I didn’t feel like getting rid of the couch I so painstakingly recovered a few months ago. That’s when this new idea popped in my head. This whole time we’ve been in this apartment I knew I wanted to make myself a tufted headboard and after having the couch in our bedroom lined up perfectly with our bed for a while it finally clicked in my head to covert the couch into a headboard.
Here’s a photo of the couches I found at Goodwill. The one on the right is the one I used for this project. I hated that fabric, so it had to go.
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Here are my portraits for this week. #55 is my favorite one.
#53 Photoshop CS6
#54 watercolor, India ink and acrylic
#55 Photoshop CS6
#56 watercolor and India ink
#57 India ink
#58 Photoshop CS6
#59 watercolor and acrylic
I love this manicure! I used tape that I cut to mask off the chevron design.
The base color is Zoya “Dove” and the design is made with Sally Hansen “Pedal To The Metal” and Nicole by OPI “Sea How Far You Go.”
Here are my portraits for the week! Enjoy~
#39 watercolor and gouache
#40 watercolor and gouache
#41 mechanical pencil
#42 watercolor and gouache
#43 watercolor and gouache
#44 photoshop CS6
#45 photoshop CS6
I used that lightning nail manicure again for this week. I felt a little patriotic, so I decided to show that off with my nails.
I used Milani 3D Holographic “509 HD” for the base coat. The blue is NYC “Empire State Blue,” and the red is Sally Hansen “In The Red Creme”.
Man I totally forgot to update this on Tuesday. My schedule has been all messed up because I had to evacuate because of Hurricane Isaac! My boyfriend, my cat and I are safe, but the one road going to our apartment is flooded and the power has been out there for a few days so when we finally go home, we will be coming back home to a fridge full of bad food. But anyway, less about hurricanes, and more about portraits!
#33 CS6 (it was my birthday!)
#35 Pen and ink and white colored pencil
#37 Pen and ink, watercolor and gouache
#38 Watercolor and gouache