Saturday, August 21, 2010

Easter Island

Every since I was little I have been fascinated by the unknown. I think this sprung from looking thru books that my grandma had. One of which included unexplained places like Stonehenge, the Nazca Lines, the pyramids and Easter Island. Easter Island especially captivated me because the statues called Moai were just so stoic and serious. I found them very interesting. I started reading my "Unsolved Mysteries of the Past" book for about the 10th time this afternoon. It's so crazy that the population possibly died off because of these monuments. It's thought that they needed to use the trees to erect the statues and eventually used up all the trees in the whole place. To this day there are hardly any trees on the island! How creepy and neat is that? Ah, if only I could travel back in time. So anyways, as usual, I decided after I read to search Etsy for Easter Island merchandise and sure enough I found some really cool stuff one of which I am going to buy very soon and it's this super awesome shirt (shown below).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Inland Empire Crafters

Lately on Etsy it seems like I have been running into a lot of people from the Inland Empire, where I live and it's just kinda neat. So I thought it would be cool to show you some of the things that these awesome Southern Californians are busy creating!

Andyseyecandy-Hair accessories
Unique hand knit & crocheted accoutrements inspired by patterns from the Victorian era through 1940s.

Crystal's Jewelry Box!
Specializing in unique vintage and nature inspired quality jewelry, handcrafted with tender loving care.

sylasstudios-beautiful metal creations

Friday, August 13, 2010

To my (old) Love Poem

I stumbled upon this poem I wrote like 10 years ago. I think it's kinda funny and a little morbid as well. I just thought I'd post it for fun :D
I'm not exactly sure if I had a certain someone in mind when I wrote it. I can't remember,
but I probably did. They obviously have no bearing in my life now though.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ancestry Scrapbook

Soo....I've been working on this huge "scrapbook" that will have all my ancestors' family photos, birth certificates, death certificates and I will also include a couple sentences about them, as recalled by my dear and lovely grandfather Bookie. I bought this awesome scrapbook paper from JoAnne's called Mariposa. It's all butterflies and shit. It's super pretty. Anyways, this project is so damn time consuming. I had no idea. I have done maybe 3 full scrapbooks before and they were all relatively fun and easy. This one not so much.

I decided that instead of photocopying all the pics and documents that I have that I would just take pics of all of them. This is exhausting. So far I am only about 25% done with just the picture taking and I've been doing this for about 3 weeks? LOL. So to make things a little easier and so I feel like I am making some sort of head way I decided that I would just photograph all of the scrapbook paper and then do some rough drafts digitally so I can get an idea of what I'm working with. I needed a little boost basically.

So here is my first one. I will be adding a lot more to the real one, like her birthday and death date and whatever other papers I have and information I have on her. I did her first because I feel some kind of strange connection with her. My grandpa has told me lots of stories, as she was his maternal grandma. She sounded like a really awesome lady and she was into a lot of the same things that I am now, like astrology-tarot readings--just spiritual and metaphysical things. Her name is Caroline and she is my great great grandmother. I just love her! Maybe in the afterlife I will get to meet her if she isn't on to her next earth life whenever I get there.