Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

Oh boy has this week been overwhelming, not really for me but the energy has been so chaotic that it was effecting me also.

So I had this project that I had to do for art and while I was looking up ideas for the project, I found this quote

The world is smaller than you think, and the people on it are more beautiful than you think.
Bertram van Munster

I really liked it I even wrote it down on my layout sheet for my project, but over the couple of days it completely slipped my mind and I just never thought about it until I was sitting in English class today and a kid sitting next me hands were all messed up, I wanted to ask but I didn't want to interfere and thought it would be to personal, but because my art class taught me how to look at things, like actually look at them, I started to really analyze him. I made sure that he didn't notice me, yeah it may sound stalker-ish but I was just so consumed by him and his total appearance, I never thought I would say he was a really good looking kid, he was nice and cute but not my type never would have thought twice about him but something about the way his hands seemed so used and worn and his face exhausted and out of place, like as though he didn't belong, or just didn't want to be there which I am sure he didn't. I mean who really wants to sit in classes all day. Anyways I saw the beauty in people, I saw the beauty in his expression, it wasn't force, it wasn't a materialistic expression, his expression was an honest and personal expression, even though he wasn't smiling or seemed happy in anyway. I saw a beautiful person. .... I really hope he doesn't read this.

So I guess the next time you look at someone, really look at them. There is more to people then just clothes, and the masks of material possession we tend to hide behind.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

keeping up with time

So lately I have been so wrapped up in other things that I haven't even thought about writing a blog in a while. So sadly like a lot of other things on the Internet that i usually do was ignore and forgotten until now. but I am back and ready to get back to taking care of the things i have started some what. not much else to say. i will keep in touch if anything cool pops up on my screen.

Wordless Wed... christmas list

Monday, November 15, 2010

Art Mania Mondays

So i have decided to make a list of things i will try to keep to through out the week i wont be doing all of them since its the end of the semester and i have a lot of homework to catch up on and get done in a short amount of time.
Here's what I have thought up so far
Art Mania Mondays- Anything art, I am crazy about art. any kind of art- music especially,
Tasty Tuesdays- I am a food junkie. I just love food. Sad that my pants don't.
Wordless Wednesday- I love photography so I will be posting up some of my picture this day( some day i will also know how to spell wednesday without hitting spell check to help me out
Thoughtful thursdays- I am a quote person, even though I never memorize a quote I love reading them and incorpurating them in my life. or poems
Freaky Friday- I am one random person. And I part of my random-ness is that I like weird things. On fridays you will slowly find that out
Super Craft Saturday- I got this idea from my church, But On saturdays I will be posting how- to's on some of the things I will be working on at the time.
No post on Sundays- just like mail, you get no blog.

Art Mania Mondays
These are drawings I have been doing in my art class

Also some inspiration music - this song is my all time favorite song ever. I live by this song. plus he is AWSOME!!

coming to terms with my obession

So a few days ago I had found a few job applications in my back-pack from my last attack on the stores in the mall. I decided while waiting for my math class to start I would just fill them out even though I have already done so, these were extras. I put bogus information. The class was about to start and people started to come so I just put them to the side and started on my math lab. I sit alone at my table so no one noticed the applications. As the teacher was walked by to check on peoples progress he looked down and saw my job applications. The first thing he noticed was the Reference section. My first reference was Harry Potter.... Well as you can already guess he thought I might be turning them in.
Heres how the awkward situation pans out
Teacher- You do know that Harry Potter isn't real?(looking down at me)
Me- (long Pause) yes....
Teacher- Then why do you have him down as a reference?( looking at the paper reading the rest of the references)
Me- (voice going higher then usual) I wasn't going to turn it ( other student starting to listen in on the conversation)
Teacher- (looking hard at the paper) How did you get his address? ( already thinking I am crazy)
Me- His owl told me .... (as more students start to turn around)
Teacher-( puts the paper down , Shaking his head) you need some help....

As you can tell I am already the odd-ball. I was hoping to hide it alittle longer though. New school and all.

Friday, November 12, 2010

LA Adventures

So my mom is a fashion designer, ever since I was little I have been surrounded by fabric, sewing machine, to many pins ( I am actually afraid of needles so I stay away from her when she is cutting and pin fabric), and books notebooks and anything else that my mom uses for inspiration.
So when I hear my mom is going to LA to buy fabric I jump up and down and say I want to go. Not really for shopping though. I have this obsession with street food. When I go to Mexico its street tacos and tortas (Mexican sandwiches). When I go to LA its Hot Dogs. I am not a big hot dog fan, but just walking by one of these carts, it just captivates you. You want to stop and ask for one. And I am one of those people that do give into the smell and once you trying one, you will be hooked.

I also go for idea shopping. I have been looking for leather and other things to make wrist cuffs out of. Just one of my many ideas that I try to get done, but still get distracted by the fact that I am not always confident in myself. So I am trying though. I am gaining the confidence.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

avoiding math homework

So sitting here in my math class, my mom had to drop me off early( the truck i drive is broken so I have to bum rides till its fixed). Not much to do but clean out my computer, more like finally clean out my bookmark bar that keeps getting big every day... I though I would share some of my favorite sites or share some that would interest you.
here are some of my favorite sites
surfrider foundation- I am very big on protecting the beaches and the life in the ocean, so I highly appericiate these guys for all the things they have done and the future they have planned for beaches and oceans around the world
wordpress- its another blog haha I have always been into writing just never finished anything i have started so I started wordpress its really cool! Later i will post up the link to my story blog, I just need to figure out how to long on with out asking for a new password haha
TOMS- I just love there shoes and what they are doing around the world.
stumbleupon- great site to go on when i have nothing to do in lab but i still need hours in the class.

photojojo- I am just obsessed with this site they just have the best insite of professional photography and the coolest little store.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Harry Potter!

I cant wait till harry potter 7 comes out! I havent been able to stop watching the trailer and reading the book for the past couple months. I get so excited when a new trailer comes out. watch Trailer.  I am completely obsessed with harry potter, more the books then the movies. I consider them two seperate stories now. I am not a fan of people putting down great movie story lines because it doesnt match the book. You can't turn a complete book into a movie, theres are just somethings that can't be converted and in order to make the movie good there may be some things you need to take out or add. But they are both an seperate art in themselves. some people just dont understand the mind of these people. Writers work with the art of description and the director works with the art of visual appearences. P.S I REALLY WANT THIS POSTER.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mid night treasure finds

So I have this problem of wanting to stay up till really late in the night, so i thought it would be a great idea to put my extra time that i usually spent playing games or looking for things that i want but could never buy, haha any ways. tonight i was looking though all my bookmarks... i have hundreds, i need to delete some I'm sure some have expired or are of no use to me anymore, moving on.....(sorry for rambling I am a little tired and had a math test which took a lot of my brain power so i am pooped but bare with me i will get to the point haha)
well as i was looking I came upon one that I remember exactly why i wanted to save it but never did anything about it. A long time ago I was looking around the internet for new dress ideas, since I am a poor college student and trying to not mooch off my parents, which i still am, i mean free housing haha and food! that is actually good,.. ok get to the point steph. haha well i found this gorgeous dress that i completely fell in love with but i had been so busy with trying to procrastinate this summer and beginning of the school year that i pushed it aside to when i would actually deserve this dress, still not to the point. I just love this dress I also Love this girls shop
p.s,I still havent figured out how to do all the fancy stuff to a blog so please bare with me, my mom is trying to teach me. I am just a little stubborn that my mom knows more about the internet then I do.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bo, my wonderful dog.

     My dog Bo has been with my family for the past four years, we rescued him when he was about one month old. When we first picked him up he was just this small little fur ball, we didn't really know what kind of dog he was till he was about four months old, as he grew old and started to develop a personality. He was always a spunky and hyper dog, his personality matched mine some would even say that we looked a like.
      One day my mom was asking me what my inspiration for my shop would be I was thinking for a long time and my little cousin was walking around as Bo was followed behind, whenever he would bump into her she would yell 'No Bo' and jokingly I told my mom that would be the inspiration and name.

Monday, October 18, 2010

ART adventures

So since I am back home and finishing my general education at the local community college, I decided that I would venture into other subject ( my original major was Marine Engineering Technology with a minor in Marine Science). So I decided that since my mom took art and liked it so much that I could take it, just for fun. The first day , I'm not going to lie, it was over whelming to here about everything we would be learning, all the things that i would need to buy which would cost A LOT, and finding out that the other student are the ones that practically judge your work. I used to draw when I was younger. I would take all my moms art books and just mimic the drawing in the books then i went to magazines and mimic the models in my drawings then went to my own imagination. But after a while I stopped and just stuck with what I know best math and science, now I wasn't the best student but I did like to learn as much as I could, I was one of those students that could miss every day but test day and still pass the test with an A, unfortunately my high school counted attendance as a large part of my grade and I ended up being home schooled.
 So when I came back home I thought oh it would be cool to try art. After I had purchased all the supplies which made it final that I was not going to drop the class. I was starting to get excited about the class I would look forward to it, except for the early mornings. The first official day was just practicing perspective and then we moved onto box still life, then the next day was room still life, then the next day was pen vs pencil, then we went to organic and man made, also learning blind contour which was fun to draw with out seeing the paper, not going to show that drawing. I made my hand look like I had been stung by a lot of bees. Now to my most favorite part of the class so far, CHARCOAL! I love to make messes and be hands on, so when we were introduced to charcoal, you can imagine how dirty my hands were, plus my face , my arms and my shirt ha ha. I had trouble getting the perspective down because I kept moving my board in different directions. Also I am not good at enlarging a object so I had trouble with proportion so after two tries I got an acceptable piece done then I started on another then I had found bracelets in my purse that would be cool to draw. I learned a lot in this class, I cant wait till the next class

Friday, October 15, 2010

Look a like Bags

My mom has been taking me to LA since I was in middle school. She goes to the fabric district, to shop for fabric to make her gowns.

I have always loved the feeling of LA, Big city, people there aren't scared of being unique. I consider myself and my style to be unique, so I feel like I fit in there.

In trying to expand my business I thought that I might try selling look a like bags. These bags are not counterfeit exact replicas, they are legitimate knock offs. I didn't believe in selling something that first would be illegal and second that would be an exact copy of a Designers work.

As artists and Designers I do believe that one can take a look or idea and incorporate it into one's work, and try to make it there own. Some of these bags skate right on the border, but I found them to be cool, so I hope you do to. Click on the Bag page above to see which one's are currently available.

Thank you,


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My shop!

So I know people are supposed to write something everyday, but I have a hard time remembering things. So bare with me till I get a handle on things.
So when I got home from school in April, my mom suggested that I start an Etsy shop, and sell what make to earn money for school and a car, but as the months pass by I slowly get things up, barely doing the bare minimum. Until this month, which is when I start to get into it and start to really focus on my shop. I have started sales and made new things and I haven't bought a new book in a while to avoid being distracted.
My shop first started to be just jewelry but after awhile I kept thinking I wanted to add more but I haven't finished my projects, I still have trouble finishing what I have started. So well currently my shop is all jewelry but soon I hope to finish my ideas and get them up for people to buy.
I had started with my glass beads, then went to pendents, then finally started to work with leather. This would be my first time working with leather, so my stuff isn't perfect but i do know most people like my work so I am working on perfecting what i know then moving onto a step harder until I have learned everything i want to learn and hopefully teach others to do what I do and have more to write about in this blog other then about me and my silly dog.
So this is my shop-
and this is were I work. its a little messy but thats how I seem to get things done. Chaos isn't always bad.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Well I am so new to the blog thing. I mean I have had other blogs. I had a personal one but I kept forgetting to update it. Every now and then I would update it but still not an interesting one to read so I decided I might start from scratch [again] and try to make this one worth while. Which I am sure it will be.
   So I am going to introduce myself now. I am Stephanie and Bo is my lively 4 year old German Shepherd. We are a match made in heaven. You know how some people believe that the dogs have similar personalities as there owners. Well if my dog was human, he would be me, except a boy of course. We are both young stubborn and living in the wrong part of California. Which hopefully wont be for long, I just have to grow from some mistakes of choosing the wrong college and having to move back home.
My dreams for the future of me is that I want to make an impact in this world that will be for the better of the next generation. I know that in this day and age there is not much you can do that some one else is already been recognized for and I know that some people just not interested in it, but I still have a strong feeling I can do something. Thats why I am here. I just need to figure it out.
I am very passionate about nature, mainly the marine environment. I have plans to someday go to scripps and finish with a masters degree in oceanography. All in due time though.
I am considered a very bright person, just a very big procrastinator. Something I do think I will grow out of ....eventually. I am also impulsive I like to do things at the spur of the moment. All it takes is one thought and I become a tenacious impulsive mad-women that can't be stopped unless there is food in front of me.... mmmm food haha.
Well I could go on with myself all day but I am sure it will get more and more boring. I am so excited to be starting this blog and for the people that want to know about me and my crazy schemes for my life.