Sunday, January 10, 2010

Threats and Promises

So, a while back I was ranting about my stupid cell phone. It is super touchy and I can never seem to actually be in the program I want to be in, if I touch it wrong in the middle of a call it hangs up, and it frequently takes pictures when I think I'm nowhere near the camera function. (Personally, I think it's possessed...) A couple days ago I found that the on/off button was not working. Well, barely working. All day I struggled to turn it on and/or off. (This model has a kind of "sleep" mode, you have to turn the phone "on" to use it, and then "off" when you're done or it will, well take pictures I guess...) Anyway, I said to Secret Agent Man, "Honey, I think it's time for a new phone finally." He said "okay". So my plan was, since we were going to the mall the next day anyway (to see "Avatar" and hey, if you haven't seen it [in 3D of course!] you better get your butt down there and see it. Best. Movie. Ever.) I figured we could stop by the Verizon store and gets me a new phone.

But no. The threat to do so must have hit home with whatever little poltergeist is inhabiting the phone because it immediately started behaving itself. Seriously, I have not had one little problem with the bitch it since then then.
- sigh -

Have you ever noticed that happens?
The same thing happens with my hair. About half way to my next hair appointment it will start driving me crazy. My bangs are in my eyes. It won't lay right. It won't curl right. Whatever. Like it's possessed. (I'm sensing a theme...) So I'm all frustrated for a couple weeks and then the day I head into the salon - poof! It's perfect hair. Fairy tale 'do, like something out of Sex and the City. Seriously! Goddess hair...
- sigh -
I'm thinking that what I need to do is schedule a hair appointment for every day. Just to scare it into behaving. Of course, then I'll have to call and cancel all the time. Or maybe I could schedule one for everyday but have them mark in the book that it's really just this one. Think they'll go for it?
Me neither.

Alright. I have also been working on a new jewelry piece with some lovely beads I got from, part of their giving me free stuff to blog about. I have also purchased some more Swarovski from them as well. I got some of these, and some of these and these, and a whole bunch of various ones of these, to make a big spring-themed necklace. I finally have them all wired and hopefully will have it together in a day or two. By the end of the week at least.
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I have also been working on some new artwork. In a never ending attempt to make something people will buy, I have been trying to get away from my standard realistic(-ish) look and go for a more illustrated, artsy feel. I wanted to do an Alice In Wonderland -themed set of prints but was struggling with the way I wanted it to look.
I tried this:

but (even though otin will think she's hot) it wasn't really the feel I wanted. Plus, it was the same old, same old.

Then I tried this,

but it didn't take more than a couple minutes to decide I just wasn't feelin' it either.

Then I looked at some dolls, and some other people's art and finally settled on this:

I love her.
I think I'll keep her.


  1. Holy Crap! I would definitely do Alice!!! LOL

    I know what you are saying about the whole timing thing. Every time I go to the doctor for heart palpitations, they never occur while I am there.

  2. nice job on alice. glad the phone is working...hope its not playing possum on you....

  3. LOL@Otin. I love them all. But you've really captured her with the last one.

  4. I totally get the whole perfect hair on salon day! That drives me crazy!
    Great post.

  5. I loved this post. Like Murphy's Law in reverse.

    I like Alice's sunglasses in the first one. But the last one is my favorite.

  6. I like the last one too but since I've read ahead, I also like the new and improved one up top with the sort of sinister looking rabbit in the background. That picture really intrigues me. :)

  7. Tera! These are absolutely beautiful. The eye melts into your work.

  8. Will I must agree with Otin (Maybe it is because of our y chromosomes (sp?). And I think that your final produce is the kind of little girl a grandpa would like to take in hand for walking to the ice cream parlor.
    Good luck with this direction. And good marketing.


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