Jun 20th, 2009 Posted in Just Stuff | no comment »
Jay and I were doing some errands today and I wanted to run by Art Supply Warehouse in Westminster (my absolute favoritest art supply store in all of SoCal!!!!) to get some resin to start a whole ‘nother batch of new projects. Well, they had an indie art and craft fair with about ten vendors or so. I squealed to Jay while clapping my hands, “Look a handmade event!!!!” so we took a peek. Staring out at me from tons of cute stuff was a framed painting of ham, a Black Forest Ham to be exact, painted by Eric October. This painting spoke to me. It was like “Buy me… you know you want me… and aren’t you hungry for a ham sandwich right now?” Well, I bought it and my only regret was that I didn’t get the turkey painting or the steak painting. Maybe they didn’t sell? (deviously wringing hands)
Until later! ®oscata
The Pig, if I am not mistaken,
Supplies us sausage, ham and Bacon.
Let others say his heart is big,
I think it stupid of the Pig.
-Ogden Nash, Poet (1902-1971 ), “The Pig”
Jun 19th, 2009 Posted in Just Stuff | no comment »
So cool – my humble little hot dogs made it to the front page this morning! This is my first time making it to the front page!!! I totally missed it while getting ready and driving to work this morning, but I found a screenshot from Etsy Front Pagers on Flickr and posted it to my Flickr site.
Update – I just got a message from EtsyFrontPagers and she said that I was also on the front page back in January, 10th, 2009. I kept wondering why that black birdcage necklace with the tiny polymer clay cardinal kept getting so many views – I think by the time it sold a week later after listing, it had almost 1,000 views.
Until later! ®oscata
“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.”
-Oscar Wilde, Playwright/Poet/Author (1854-1900 )
Jun 6th, 2009 Posted in Just Stuff | no comment »
Well… part of the Jeopardy “live studio audience” actually. But hey, no one can say I wasn’t on the show even if it was only the back of my head. Here’s proof! ☺ The funny part is that Alex Trebek is kind of like a grown up teenager that can drink – chardonnay of course – and has a secret crush on Julianne Moore! I’m the blonde on the right, my best friend Navdeep is sitting to my left, Jay is next, and his grandma is last (grandpa is behind the guy with the big head). This was actually the funniest part of the show, the little girl that is behind us—you can only see the top of her ponytail—totally farted during the break between two shows. I thought Navdeep and Jay were going to die laughing!
Until later! ®oscata
“Visits? That would indicate visitors.”
-Army captain learning of alien visitations from the movie Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959, Directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr) from the book Stupid Movie Lines: The 776 Dumbest Things Ever Uttered on the Silver Screen (Authors Kathryn and Ross Petras, 1999)
May 9th, 2009 Posted in Just Stuff | no comment »
I’m so excited!!!! Really, I could giggle for hours over my latest acquisitions! I recently had an idea of displaying some of my items at craft shows by using doll or childrens toy furniture and appliances. After looking on eBay (yuck) I thought… “Duh, go to Etsy!” My first search was for a little stove and I found the cutest little pink Wolverine vintage 60′s stove from bunnypig. It’s about 12 inches tall and wide and about half a foot deep – PERFECT for my stuff.
Then I found the most amazing vintage 70′s Raggedy Ann refrigerator from PeachyChicBoutique and it is 15 inches tall, 6 inches deep and about 7 inches across. I just finished a bunch of handmade magnets (I swear I’ll post pics later!) and this would be an adorable way to showcase them!
Not only were the items in fantastic condition considering they’re older than me (and I’ve seen better days!) but the sellers were amazing and super sweet! I’ll take pictures of the set-up at Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival next Sunday – May 17th!!! – with my little appliance displays and post them ASAP. I’m so happy I could snort!
Until later! ®oscata
Afraid nobody around here understands my potato
Think I’m only a spudboy looking for a real tomato
-Devo lyrics (1979) from Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA on Duty Now for the Future
Mar 15th, 2009 Posted in Just Stuff | 2 comments »
So I’m here in sunny Lancaster, California doing biology surveys. In between babysitting construction workers and spending the evenings in my hotel room, I’ve had a lot of time to think of ideas for my next Sculpey poly clay adventures. I want to do a series of teeny tiny junk food snack cakes. I already have some Hostess chocolate cupcake charms in my Esty shop and I want to do more!
So I must admit that during my entire four years of high school I lived on fatty snacky cakes from the vending machine. By the way, a packet of Ding Dongs, Funyuns and a bottle of Coca-Cola still sounds pretty yummy… geez, I really need to get some dinner. Anyway, I’m thinking of making radioactive pink Sno Balls, yellowy vanilla-ish Zingers, mushy gooey Suzy Qs, and of course, the never-say-die Twinkie!
As a good scientist, I was doing research (yeah, I do research on my charm projects, so I’m a geek) on my iPhone while sitting in the truck and came across a bunch of uses… er, recipes? for Hostess snack cakes. So for all you gourmet foodies and DIYers in craft land, did you know you can make an x-mas ornament from a Sno Ball with some licorice, gumdrops and a tub of white frosting?
How about Twinkie sushi? I have a feeling that leathery fruit-roll ups don’t quite match well with the spongy creamyness of a Twinkie…
Even better! Impress (or drive away) your relatives at the next family reunion with Patriotic Twinkie Pie! I think it would be too tacky to serve this at a 4th of July picnic but that’s just my opinon.
“Capitalism tries for a delicate balance: It attempts to work things out so that everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from getting violent and trying to take other people’s stuff.”
-George Carlin (1937-2008)