Monday, June 27, 2011

Music Monday No. 007

I took a walk downtown this afternoon with my mom and got super woosy. Pre-walk headache+desert heat= me seein' stars. So, this post will be minimal words and just music. Enjoy.

"Rock and Roll" by The Velvet Underground

Sincerely, Emily

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful!

The weather outside really is pretty frightful and by frightful I mean HOT.  I live in the desert so it is to be expected. Last week the temperature climbed to 112 degrees F. Muy caliente! The heat here is dry which many don't like but I am one of those people who prefer it over humidity.

Here I have assembled an outfit to combat the summer's heat. Enjoy!
1. Breezy blouse
2. A bag as bright as the sun
3. A cute daisy ring!
4. Creme colored sandals
5. Fabulous fuchsia shorts

*Be sure to click the number to see where you can find each item!*

Sincerely, Emily

Saturday, June 25, 2011

It Ain't Easy Being Green

Last weekend I went to the movies and saw The Green Lantern. This movie has been hyped like crazy for what feels like a year. It was one of the hot topics of comic-con last summer even though they were still filming. I am not going to get in to the whole plot of the movie so I will just say that it follows a man named Hal as he becomes a superhero with awesome powers that are generated though his ring (p.s. LOVE a man who knows the importance of accessorizing).

So what did I think of this movie? Eh. Not bad, Not great.

Let's start with the cons: The first thing I noticed was that the special effects weren't that great. This isn't something that I usually notice in movies but the quality wasn't what I expected for the high-budget movie that it was. The next thing was the timing/ pace of the movie, it would kind of lag in certain places and I couldn't really ever tell how far into the movie I was. I also didn't like Blake Lively's character. She started the movie as a tough as nails, strong woman and ended the movie as a helpless damesl in distress, but I guess the superhero has to save someone, right?

Now the pros: My biggest pro of this movie was the leading man Ryan Reyonds. No one and I mean no one could have played The Green Lantern better than him. He was funny, charming and doesn't look half bad in skin tight suit ;]

The bottom line: I would suggest you see it for Mr. Ryan Reyonds alone.

Sincerely, Emily

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Five

Using dye on sketches
Summer fruit!
Bracelet making
My cutting mat
Rockin' candy

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

To Michael, With Love.

So, confession: The art/craft store Michaels makes my heart sing. I have known for Michaels to make artists cringe but they just have such a nice selection at nice prices. Don't get me wrong I love the small high end art stores but they have to over price many of their products to stay afloat.  Michaels offers great sales, weekly coupons, and rewards program.

So, here are a few things that picked up recently:
 From right to left:
  • Extra strength glue stick (highly recommend if you can't afford YES! Paste)
  • Amazing and cute dollar isle pencil pouch (for my everyday bag)
  • Sketch book (you can never have to many)
  • Two packets of Rit Dye in Fuchsia and Sunshine Orange!
  • Cheap tablet of watercolor paper (to experiment on)

    Sincerely, Emily

    Monday, June 20, 2011

    Music Monday No.006

    Music Monday Summer Lovin' Edition (Part 2)!

    This next artist is someone who I just seem to gravitate to during the summer months. Ben Kweller is a favorite artist of mine and his songs are just too catchy to not like. Here is one of his most popular songs and the reason why so many ladies flock to his concerts in pretty floral dresses.

    "Sundress" by Ben Kweller

    P.S.- That is him and his real life lady in this video.

    Sincerely, Emily

    Thursday, June 16, 2011

    How To: Cut a Men's T-Shirt

    I love men's graphic tees but the problem is that they aren't always that flattering or stylish plus sometimes I find the neckline is a bit on the chokey side.

    All you need is:

    • A men's t-shirt
    •  Scissors

      Step one:
      Make a 1-1 1/2 inch sip on each side of the collar and then connect the two sips in an even and curved cut.

      Step two:
      Cut 1-2 inches off each sleeve (men's shirts tend to have long sleeves for their manly muscles). Keep in mind that the unfinished ends might curl slightly.

      Step three:
      Cut 1-2 inches on the bottom, if the shirt is long.

      And there you go!

      Sincerely, Emily

      Wednesday, June 15, 2011

      One Super Movie

      Last weekend I saw the movie Super 8. One of the main reasons that I wanted to see this movie was because of the movie's writer and director, J.J. Abrams. Now, I am a HUGE sucker for anything J.J. Abrams. I have watched all of his T.V. shows that he has ever been a part of. This movie is, to put it lightly, fantastic and even better than I thought it would be. For the most part I'm pretty young having grown up in the 90s and early 00s so you can probably guess that I didn't really know what a "Super 8" was. For others who don't know, a Super 8 was a popular type of video camera in the late 70s/80s.

      The movie is set in 1980 and follows a wide eyed group of boys (think Goonies or Stand by me) as they spend their summer making a zombie movie with their Super 8 camera. One night they sneak out to film a scene at a train station accompanied by a girl at their school (Elle Fanning) whom they have recruited to play their leading lady. As they are filming a military train passes by and derails, their Super 8 capturing the moment. What is on the train reeks havoc on the small town and the people who live in it.

      Unfortunately, I can't really say more with out giving away the entire movie. This movie had that magical feeling too it. A feeling that is hard to describe but reminds me of when I would go to the movies as a kid. I felt almost engulfed in the magic of it all. To me it's 100% worth seeing in the theater. I also really loved Elle Fanning in it. That girl is going to have quite the career.

      Sincerely, Emily

      Tuesday, June 14, 2011

      Summer Days

      A bit of summer style/inspiration that I have been loving.
      1. Cute wedges
      2. Straw hat
      3. Bright polish
      4. Short vintage looking blouse
      5. Flamingo earrings
      6. Cute/corky seashell purse
      7. Sunglasses

      *click on the numbers to locate these items!*

      Sincerely, Emily

      Monday, June 13, 2011

      Music Monday No.005

      Welcome to Music Monday Summer Lovin' Edition (part one)!

      So, one of the musicians that I think of when I think summer is G. Love. His music is smart, catchy, and just all around good. This probably won't be the last you will hear of him on here due to the fact that he ranks pretty high on my list of favorite musicians. You can pretty much count on him making the Music Monday rounds in the future.

      Take a listen-

      "Holla"by G. Love

      "Cold Beverage" by G. Love and the Special Sauce

      (please ignore the video, it's the only one I could find on youtube with a decent sound quality)

      Sincerely, Emily

      Sunday, June 12, 2011

      Sunday Inspiration---Marc Johns

      I haven't done a Sunday Inspiration in a while. I think that is because you can't put a time frame on when you are supposed to feel inspired. For the last few weeks I haven't been particularly inspired mostly because I have been distracted (to put it lightly) by summer school.

      Today's inspiration is Marc Johns. In all honestly I have only recently found his art but I am in love with it. It strangely reminds me of some of the work that I do which is perhaps one of the reasons why I'm drawn to it. Take a look and don't forget to check out his website for more drawing and t-shirts too! (I myself have been eying the fake rainbow one).

      Sincerely, Emily

      Friday, June 10, 2011

      Friday Five

      Five favorites from this week:
      A small clarification doodle in my sketchbook.
      This drawing on my wrist.
      Elephant earrings.
      Library books in bed.
      My thank you note stationary.

      Sincerely, Emily

      Thursday, June 9, 2011

      A Bit of Bling.

      I have been loving the look of a glittery polish only on the ring finger. It is enough glitter to add some fun to your nails without making you feel as if you have been possessed by Ke$ha.

      The colors:
      Sally Hansen Quick Dry in Jade Jump
      OPI in Sparkle-icious (Holiday 2010 Collection)

      Sincerely, Emily

      Monday, June 6, 2011

      Music Monday #004

      Today it's a song that just sounds like summer to me.
      "Moneygrabber" by Fitz and the Tantrums.

      I'm thinking of devoting the next few Music Mondays to the songs that are summer staples to me. I think that everyone has those songs that when they hear them they automatically think of the summer time.

      Sincerely, Emily