Monday, 26 May 2014

Fuck yes!

This idea is one I got to myself at some point, but it is fairly widespread among people who think about these things. Most of all I have applied it on all social relationships - spending time with friends and family - are they lukewarm to me? Never taking initiative to meet me? It's not a fuck yes so then it is a no and I will not spend as much energy on them. But it applies on everything. Read and think!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

This year's balcony

I am lugging a lot of water out there - growing from scratch tends to do that :) I also moved out a few of my kitchen plants, like last year.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Emerging dialects

Are you annoyed or intrigued by the emergence of the variations of language that are used online?

Things appear - usually initially in English - and then get translated in some form, or fitted for use to another language. I love it, though I also love the ability to write and speak in a precise and more conservative fashion - I love language in several variations. I have always been fascinated with dialects and how language is used differently in different settings. Perhaps this fascination is rooted in or amplified by my own multi-dialect childhood where I would speak different dialects with my parents - and I default to a third when speaking with people that do not sound like either of them. I still love trying to grasp regional and social nuances in differences in language use, and I love how we - usually without thinking about it - change the use to be suited for the setting we are in. I would be unlikely to say "I can't even." to my boss, for instance.

This little piece is most readworthy on the emergence of an online dialect of English.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Butterflies and flowers

Both of these are, well, the same, but one is a pale purple opi I have a nameless mini of, the other is Orly Coachella Dweller, a polish that I find ugly in the bottle but love on my hands. And I am holding my cane. Yep, I use a cane to walk at times. A fancy one. :)

Monday, 19 May 2014

After the Rain


A parcel in the mail today -
Many hours of enjoyment inside. :)

Mithril Cowl

So I have this yarn, right. 100% Silk. So delicious. I've always known I want it around my neck, against my face.

So, a cowl, obviously. I started and it is fair knitting itself, I just hold the needles. So lovely.

Yarn from Sheepy Time Knits.

New pair of socks

Started these in March - they are a silk blend. DONE. Finally.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Sand polishes

Stamping on sand polishes is very very easy, but I find that I need to topcoat them because the texture annoys me. The top one is Isadora Chameleon crush, a dupe to Opi Alcatraz.. rocks, the bottom two are jinx and solitaire, stamped with konad black and nails inc regent street respectively.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Kitchen utensils

My friend A recently bought her first flat, and when asked wanted kitchen utensils for a housewarming present and I thought that was a bit boring, so I decorated them (since there were tea cups on her list she got a set of two with saucers + a matching tea pot as well).

She got them yesterday so now I can show you!

The back is also etched with the name of her flat and the year, + my signature.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Skull decal

I made a decal. That is, I stamped the outline, and handpainted in the details, and moved the dried image to my nail. Too much work for all the nails, but I put them as accents on two fingers. Sexy, eh? 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Work as a dance, dance as you work

I spent a few hours last weekend helping a friend wet-sanding the hull of his sailboat.

Apart from getting uncomfortably cold when it started raining, I enjoyed the work very much in its own right - using my body, finding the movements that worked, bending to dip my sandpaper block in the bucket, up again, swish, swish, swish, down again, a dance, using my entire body.

Going there I expected to be tired and achy afterwards, but I wasn't. My knees were achy but they always are nowadays.

I am itching to do more.

I did however spill red paint on one of my favourite hats. Bah.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014

Loose glitter

I attempted putting loose glitter on my wet polish. The result was too bright for my camera.