a very merry 30th

I have five older siblings and two sibling-in-laws. With so many sibbies, you can imagine we have many birthday celebrations. By the end of 2008, everyone will be... 39, 33, 32, 30, 29, 27, 27, 24 (that's me!) Well. As you can see... it's the "30 year old season" for my family. With two successful 30th birthday parties under our belt, we took on our third, my third eldest sister. Among games, bowling and a slideshow, we thought it'd be cute to make matching tshirts for all the guests. Limited on time, I kept the design simple--very simple. We whipped out about 25 of these bad boys in one night. It was great! 26screenprinting1.jpg

btw.. my sister's name starts with an "m" if you hadn't guessed, and she likes stars. simple... but i liked the overall effect.

europe

I have endless amounts of pictures from my europe trip this past summer. In retrospect I wish I more pictures of the people. I have a lot of interesting videos, though. As an architecture student, I've always regretted choosing not to study abroad. At the time I thought it was a wise decision because I couldn't afford it.... but now I know that going into debt would have been worth it. Either way, I made the most of my 3 week trip to europe. I really enjoyed myself. If anyone goes to italy, you MUST go to Cinque Terre; Cinque Terre is the nickname give to a group of 5 coastal cities, Riomaggio, La Spezia, and three other names that elude me at the moment. Anyway.. this place is gorgeous! See for yourself....

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Another city I enjoyed was Venice. Our hostel was a little hole in the wall... literally. It was in a ally, but our rooms were beautiful. The ceilings were high; the fresh air and the noises of venice were great to fall asleep to.

This is my beautiful cousin, looking our hostel room window. (we had a double. for cheap! $30 american dollars). I realize that she's a great model! I had fun taking pictures of her. 021venice1.jpg

this was just beautiful.. I wish we had so much history here in the u.s. 020cinqueterre3.jpg

I love how this looks, the contrast of the modern red chairs and the old and intricate cathedral in the background. 021venice21.jpg

There were pigeons everywhere. I love the expression of the girl on the right. 021venice3.jpg

This was kind of a cool scene... People covered in pigeons. It was very disgusting, though. People paid these vendors money to hold bird feed. The pigeons would flock to the people. Gross! 021venice4.jpg

Anyway... my sister's thirtieth birthday party was on saturday, so I'll be able to post pictures of my screen printing adventures soon! Oh... and I've made some really cute cards, too!

blog to you soon!

collecting inspiration

I have been recently blessed by so much inspiration that I have not been able to post! Can you believe it? I have many projects in the works right now. 1. Although I have not sold any of my jewelry on Etsy yet, I'm still excited to make jewelry even if no one buys it. So.... I'll be uploading even MORE jewelry on Etsy soon. I mean.... 20 cents to post each of my pieces on Etsy??? I can't pass up the opportunity to give away my growing collection of jewelry. *Click on the image below to find out more about my Etsy shop null

2. I've been slowly preparing some super secret spy packages for my friends as they prepare for finals and what not. What better than finding an encouraging package in the mail when you're pooped out by finals and projects?

3. I found these wonderful little guys on the internet the other day. Obviously, the first thing I did was go to Home Depot and raid their inventory of paint samples. But... I'm slightly adapting the 10 minute project to my own! *Click on the image below to find out more about this project. null

4. I've been trying to go on adventures. And, because my wonderful cousin, who I'd usually like to go with on these adventures is on an internship in Shanghai, I've picked the next great person, my boyfriend! Last time he visited, we went museum exploring. Next time he visits... it's off to the junkyard!

5. Oh yeah... and I've been screen printing!!!!!!!

With some great encouraging from my sister-in-law... I remembered to post today! I'll be keeping up with this little buddy of a blog much more often this March. And, of course, I'll be posting pictures of my many projects!! See you all soon!