This is my new little bundle of joy, Delores. I recently just took her under my wing. My good friend was moving and alas, could not take everything with her. I think she’s settling in nicely.
My favourite purchase of the year: My Anonymous Bear tights by QooQoo Fashion. I can’t wait until mother nature smartens up with some rays and I can pair these with flowy summer tops and sans socks. Until then, I wear them with pride.
Tights: QooQoo Fashion- $55
Shoes: Joe Fresh- $6
Hat: thrifted- $2
Coat: H&M- on sale for $50
April 14th, 2011 will be an evening I will ALWAYS remember. Our grad show was amazingly amazing and was filled with so much talent, I may go blind. Our months and months of slaving away through paint, digital dilemmas, deadlines and what not, paid off! I am so proud of my class, I still get teary eyed when I think about it. The evening was filled with mixing and mingling, wine and catered food, great art….and surprise awards. I was completely honoured and flabbergasted to receive the Narrative for a Book award which was judged by a slew of well known publishing companies such as Penguin, Annick Press, Kids Can Press etc. AND was floored when I got to accept my award from Brenda Clark, Who has illustrated a ton of children’s books, including Franklin. I later had a short but wonderful conversation with her and received very positive feedback and assurance that “I’ll do fine. *(wink & warm smile)”
To add to the ambiance of the night, I wore my coveted, Illustrative NeNeee dress and received many compliments on my quirky dress. ( still in love!)
Tomorrow evening will be an accumulation of all the hard work I have put into the last 4 years of my life. My 4th year grad show begins at 7pm sharp. I have my own little white slab of board which will be adorned with approx. 10 of my best pieces of the year ( err i think) as well as business cards and mailers. I personally love getting little freebies. WHO DOESN’T? So on top of all my other attempts at showing who I am through my art, I have painstakingly embroidered approx. 50 dresses, which are actually backed with a magnets. They play tribute to Violet Brown, the main character of the book I wrote and illustrated and…sewed? A little sneak peak at my mini magnet dress giveaways:
Why I wore this today: it is approx. 20 degrees out, and I have missed my high-waisted, short, navy pencil pants sooo much. I’ve come to realize you can only wear these sockless, or with a patterned tight and heels. They look horrible with boots. The cream top was a $4.99find at value village and I’ve gotten into this groove of tying all of my blouses just under the belly button. The brown leather loafers were a steal at $3.99 at the Salvation Army, but much to my chagrin the sole is coming off and I have already begun searching for a new pair. ( old new pair) I am also Brooch addict. They are my favourite form of jewellery. This one in particular is adorned with cute flamingoes.
She smells of rocket candy and gummy bears. She comes across as sweet and cute but really, she has a horrible temper. She hates the words “NO” and “DON”T,” and rarely does what people tell her to do. She has a size 4 foot. She loves white chocolate, lemon chiffon and berets. Her bedspread is a giant doily. This is, the Strawberry.
She speaks just above a whisper. She smells of cotton candy, icing sugar and marzipan. She has yet to gain any frown lines as she never frowned. When she walks, a subtle, light tinkling noise can be heard, like the shattering of a pure crystal vase 500 miles away. She has 92 pillows on her bed and wears cashmere and tulle. Rumour has it, they named “baby’s breath” after her. This is, The Cupcake.
She has smoked since the age of 9. She came into money at the age of 18 by marrying a wealthy man in the soap business named Gordon. She hates weeds, pants and penguins. She eats oysters, edamame and black coffee. This is, the Parsnip.