Archives for the month of: May, 2012

Ever since I got that crazy glitter set, I’ve been looking for excuses to use it. So when Renée came into town, I decided to make her a fun birthday card to go along with the rest of her belated-birthday goodies!

popsicle card I made for Renée

I saw a similar popsicle card at the store with tiny plastic sprinkle-like dots instead of glitter…but it was $6! And also glitter is way better than sprinkles (on non-edible items at least). I bought some plain cards with matching envelopes at Target. I sketched out the shape I wanted for the popsicle and colored in the stick and popsicle with colored pencils in case the glitter didn’t provide full coverage. I used a darker brown colored pencil to make the stick look like wood. I used plain Elmer’s glue because I didn’t have a glue stick or anything less-thick (I will need to pick up thinner glue for future projects, since the Elmer’s saturated the paper and made it wavy). I did one color at a time, letting it dry a bit before moving on. Then I did the lettering with a glue pen.

I really like how it turned out! I did have to weigh it down a bit to un-wave it, but I think it’s pretty good for a first attempt.

Renee’s friend from college put together a pretty awesome marriage proposal for his girlfriend:

On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, I told my girlfriend to meet me at my parent’s house for dinner. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her in the back of an open Honda CRV and give her some headphones. He “wanted to play her a song”…

be sure to rollover ‘notes’ to see photo captions!

Two days in the city, two days in Connecticut and upstate New York. I can’t wait to go back and visit Maria, Clayton and Chloe again!

More day-by-day info here: May 16, May 17, May 18, May 19, May 20.

I love these light-drawings—so cool to see how they do it! Must take a lot of concentration and trial and error.

saucers get saucy

by Darren Pearson

On my itinerary for the rest of the week:

bourbon salted caramel and strawberry milkshake

Some of these look like something I’d expect to see in a really horrible dream where I’ve been turned into a jerkily-moving marionette and someone is about to pull out my insides (which are now red string). Or something equally creepy.

Rough Seas

More at BuzzFeed and at Matthew DiVito’s website.

I have to feel sorry for this poor insect. Eaten from the inside, and then the parasite opens the door and leaves…

Excuse me, I have something in my eye…