Archive | December, 2011

oh em gee.

20 Dec


Y’all. I’m posting this now because I don’t know when I’m going to have another chance to do anything besides workkk!

So. This weekend, well, between last Thursday and Sunday, I made ten sales on Etsy. TEN. Now, I realize for successful Etsy veteran shop owners, this might be laughable, but damnnn. 7 canvases and 3 scarves took up my entire weekend. Here, have a looksy:

just the beginning.

only the sixth or seventh time i've painted this quote.

watched a lot of movies. some of them, twice.

done deal.

not my fave color scheme, but i was happy with the font.

you can't tell, but the background is gold and shimmery!

me likey.

thankful for a nice and simple custom order...

and that's just half.

This morning I woke up and checked my email around 7am. Nothing. Refreshed the page around 7:15 and whatdoyaknow. Sold two canvases. When I came home for lunch today (well, technically I’m still on my lunch break, so this all just happened), I talked to my mom on the phone and she mentioned how cute the Alice in Wonderland canvas turned out. Said something about how I should bump the price up a couple dollars. I agreed, so I logged on to Etsy to make the change and… uhh… someone had already bought it 6 minutes earlier. So yeah. I’ll be painting canvases all night instead of cleaning my apartment. Can’t say that’s a complaint :)

Like what you see? Have a certain quote in mine? Check out my Etsy shop. Even though so many orders sometimes drives me crazy, I still love painting quotes on canvases and scarves. How lucky am I to have my work worn or on display all over the country (and, uh, well… the world, because I’m international now haha)?! Answer: so so so lucky.

Thanks for reading, and until next time, HAPPY CRAFTINGGGG!




12 Dec


Ohhhh hi.

Last Friday I was working on some rather interesting transfer articulation tables. Most of them were from random culinary schools and all the courses were coming in as electives. Because I was doing this for so many hours straight, I had to make it interesting. So I chose to find entertainment in the titles of some of the courses. One particular school, the Wisconsin Culinary School or something, had at least two dozen courses that were pretty standard. Ya know, “Sanitation,” “Kitchen Prep,” and so on. However, there were a few oddballs thrown in that gave me a chuckle, or at least added some interest. Meat Identification. Ice Carving. Lunch Cookery Trends (?). Comfort Food Production (sooo, mac and cheese class). And my favorite: Traditional Modern Vegetables. HELLO. Oxymoron.

I’ve also been having to abbreviate the crap out of school names. After saving one table for Finger Lakes Community College, I realized I chose to call it FNGR LKS. They must have a finger lickin’ good time.

There was also a period of about an hour when I was abbreviating “Freshman Seminar” as “Fresh Semin.” Oops. Haha.

Anyway. Got s’more Etsy orders, so that’s good.

My roommate and I had planned on getting a Christmas tree but never actually did. Soooo we threw some lights on Gerdy the dress form and put the presents under her… feet. Or prongs. Orrr whatever. Looky!



So that’s that. I bound a book over the weekend, too! Used some scrapbook paper and cardstock. It’s about 20 pages long. This is the only picture I have of it though. Cindy was helping to prop it up while the glue dried:

cindyyy and a handmade book.

Yeahhhh. She’s my manny head. I’ve had her for over four years. Someone named her Cindy awhile back and apparently scribbled her name on her neck in a Sharpie. Quite the head turner, eh? Now she’s mine and I love her dearly. She even has a facebook. Cindy Houchin Forrest. She’s pretty much head over heels in love with herself.

I really need to post some new stuff to my Etsy shop. I found a bunch of bracelets that my sister made a few years ago (they’re gorgeous!). We tried (and failed) at starting an Etsy shop for that then. But nowwww I think I’ll have a little more luck. Stay tuned for that post. Although, it could be a week before you see anything else from me. All I wanna do is sleeeeep. :)

nacho lunchable.

5 Dec


Sooooo guess what I just ate for dinner?

1. Nacho/Salsa Lunchable. Delish. Brought me back to 3rd grade.

2. A handful of Baked Ruffles – Cheddar and Sour Cream. OHHH MYYYY GOSHHH addicted.

3. A giant coffee mug of… orange juice.

Sometimes I disgust myself. It’s whatever.

My work day went surprisingly fast. I had a huge stack of transfer equivalencies to update and at least two dozen institutions to build grade tables for. That kept me busy. I’m getting better at answering the phone, too! So that’s exciting. Don’t you dare call me, though. :)

Last week, one of my coworkers gave me an umbrella that had been sitting in the office for over a year. Someone had left it behind (my guess is that they forgot it… deliberately). I don’t think she realized how much I appreciated this gesture, considering that this was the umbrella I received:

that would be a dog. and a shoe. uh huh.

Too perfect. Right?! Love it. Most awkward umbrella ever.

Tonight, the goal is to finish up a few Etsy orders, get them ready to ship out, and go to bed. I lead quite the exciting life, y’all.

My name is Harry P, to the O, to the T…

4 Dec

… to the T, to the E, to the R, that’s me! (he’s the magic man, he puts the hex in the city, don’t you call him Harry Potter, cause his name is H. Piddy).

Hey y’alllllll. Just a quick post – nothing super exciting or entertaining to talk about.

I just happened upon my blog’s page on Pinterest, and for the last fifteen minutes or so, I’ve been reading all the wonderful things people have said about my Harry Potter wall. I am still in shock that  this even happened. It was only four or five months ago that I was so hopelessly unemployed and bored out of my mind that I spent two weeks painting the stairwell. Never imagined that my work would be seen by so many people. We’re at over 80,000 views, y’all. And that’s just on the websites I’m aware of. No telling how many more people have seen it. WOW. So so so happy.

I’ve received a few more Etsy orders over the weekend… finishing those up now. So that’s good. Tomorrow’s another Monday. 6:30am will come soon enough.

Sorry for such a boring post! But as always, thanks for reading :)