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Friday, April 29, 2011

Have I mentioned I'm a total nerd?

Good Morning Friends!

Today I have a confession to make. I'm a nerd. A geek to the max. I LOVE STAR WARS. {{{Side note: I love the REAL Star Wars. Not the terrible schlop of poorly casted and directed actors delivering poorly scripted lines that they pretend could possibly be part of such an amazing legacy}}}. Just to give you a better understanding of how very serious I am, here is a story I told SewTara a while back:

Fact: approx 6 years ago I was given a book to test your Star Wars knowledge along with the Star Wars version of Trivial Pursuit. I “studied” just a little bit before giving them a go. After a day or two of brushing up my knowledge I challenged my brother to read me every question in the trivial pursuit box. I knew every answer. Then I took the test in the book, I got the highest level. Oh yes. I was a Star Wars ultra nerd.

But that's not all. I had a notebook {{{you know one of the giant 4 inch ones}}} FULL of Star Wars playing cards. I had figurines. And to this day my super duper awesome metal Millennium Falcon sits on my nightstand. Every INCH of my bedroom walls was plastered with Star Wars posters and paraphernalia. When they re-released Episodes 4, 5, and 6... I saw each one in theater 4 times. I'm serious. I'm not making any of it up.

Are you still with me? Or did I loose you somewhere around, "I LOVE STAR WARS"? If you're still with me, and if you know anything about Star Wars, and if you like to read funny things, please press on.

Now I present you with more nerdy-ness. I saw these and literally almost died. You think I'm kidding but I'm not.

{{{YES. I will be making some, if not all, of these.}}}

{{{Sources unknown...sorry...}}}


Have you made it this far? If you have, I hope you're ready for this next part cause here's where it gets really funny.

The Inbox Of Nardo Pace, The Empire's Worst Engineer

Subject Trash Compactor
From
Death Star Detention Level Janitor <oldroscoe@empiremail.com>
Date A Long Time Ago 7:46 PM
To Nardo Pace <npace@empiremail.com>
Hey, kid. That trash compactor you designed is up and running and I've got to say it looks great. Lots of grime, a magnetically sealed hatch that can't be opened from the inside, a tentacled garbage creature that practically serves no purpose at all. It's got everything a salty old janitor could ever want.
One thing, though. It takes an awful long time to flatten garbage. I'm talking a minute or more, depending on how many flimsy poles I toss in there. If our capital ships can boogie at faster than light speeds, why can't we make a few walls slide toward one another at a speed that outpaces a Hutt's leisurely stroll?

Subject breathing device too fuckin LOUD
From
Lord Vader <xVaDeRx@empiremail.com>
Date A Long Time Ago 12:20 AM
To Nardo Pace <npace@empiremail.com>
yo hey i still dont understand whats going on with this thing
can u put a knob on my breather apperatis so i can turn down the volume when im in the library or sneakin up on maintenence droids? why did u put a speaker on this thing in the first place lol

Subject AT-ATs... hell yeah!
From
Maximilian Veers <mveers@empiremail.com>
Date A Long Time Ago 10:09 AM
To Nardo Pace <npace@empiremail.com>
WOOO! Are you kidding me? Are you freaking kidding me!? These AT-ATs rule!
I cannot believe how awesome they are. I'm personally piloting one on our upcoming operation on Hoth and I can't wait to stomp on those rebel scum. There's like, no way to stop these things. I'm a big fan of yours, man. Big fan.

Good, huh? Yeah. I could keep going all day... but I won't. I'll be done. I promise nothing like this will ever happen on my blog again. I just needed to get it out. {{{A second side note: I love Harry Potter almost as much. But I have better things to do with my time as an adult than I did as an adolescent. Thank goodness.}}}

And as a reward for those of you who have made it this far I've got something a bit more worth while to share with you. I recently was introduced to the blog Color Collective. Its really really awesome and I've gained tons of inspiration from it and you should all go check it out right away. Here are some of the images I've loved the most from them:

{{{So good}}}


May the force be with you,
xoxo
Janee

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Featured Artist::: Daniele Del Nero

Hello. I'm back.

I think today is the first time I've done two complete, separate posts in one day. Not that that information is useful to anyone for any reason, just a fact I suppose :)

Today's artist is really really interesting. Daniele Del Nero is an Italian designer who works from Savona and Milan. The project of his I'm going to show you today is called "After Effects". It is a series of architectural models he built from black paper, coated in flour and mold, then photographed. They have such a wonderful isolated and ethereal atmosphere I can't help but look and look and look. Here you go:

{{{P.S. Those of you with allergies may want to stand back a bit}}}


All images from Daniele's personal website:
 and



Beautiful and eerie right? What do you guys think?

xoxo
Janee

Giveaway Winner!

Good Morning Friends!

I'm here to announce the winner of my birthday giveaway! I used the random number generator I've seen so many of you use, and this is what it came up with:



#21 was Donni from The Magic Onions!!!!!!!! Yay! Congratulations Donni! You mentioned that you would want the recycled brown paper bag garland, but go ahead and take a second look at my shop to let me know if that is for sure the one you want :)


WooHoo! How fun that was! I'll be back later with our featured artist of the week, but Luna is calling for me at the moment...poor birdie wants to come out and play!

xoxo
Janee

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

For the Kids

Good Morning Everyone!

First of all! Don't forget that today {{{being my birthday!}}} is the last day to enter my birthday giveaway!!! If you haven't entered yet, do it quick! I'll announce the winner tomorrow.

I know its Mother's Day coming up, not "Kid's Day" but if the kids are happy than Mom is happy too right? Of course. So with that in mind, today is all about fun stuff for kids! Hope you enjoy!



Here are some fun children's items I recently added to my etsy shop also: {{{Sorry for those of you who have seen these before!}}}











Happy early Mother's Day to all of you mom's and Happy Birthday to me! Hehehehehehehe....

xoxo
Janee

Monday, April 25, 2011

Keeping Busy

Good Morning Dear Friends!

It seems that even without a job life is crazy busy. In fact there seems to be more to do now that I don't have a job then when I did have one! I'm working on something for NoMarkAtAll's May giveaway...my original idea hasn't been going well so I'm having to revise my plan, and quickly. Sorry Rac, I'm hurrying I promise! And for those of you who've entered my birthday giveaway, be sure you visit my shop again soon because I've added quite a few garlands :) For those of you who haven't entered my giveaway, you should do so pronto! You've only got today and tomorrow to enter! I'll post some images of the new garlands in a minute. But for now, I wanted to show you all how cool I am {{{Ehem...so cool}}}. The Beard and I went shooting this weekend with his oldest and closest friend, it was totally awesome.

{{{This is me....in my dreams...}}}

{{{This is me, in reality}}}

{{{This is the pigeon about to go flying}}}

There you have it. I can shoot a gun and cook. Really helpful if we lived out on the ranch. Unfortunately, at present, my skills with a gun don't enter everyday life. Maybe after the 2012 apocalypse? Actually lets not plan on that happening... :)

So back to our previous conversation. Here are some images of my new garlands. Be sure you visit my shop!

{{{A short version of the N America atlas garland}}}

{{{A pretty green summer garland}}}

{{{A upcycled to-go bag garland...this one seems to be a hit so far}}}

I have something else special to show you, that I'm pretty sure will be ready by tomorrow. At least I'm hoping so. Yes I'm going to post tomorrow, and I've got something fun in mind for all you mom's out there so be sure to stop by.  Also, I've been working on a project I was commissioned to help with. I can't wait to show it to you all but I don't think it will be ready for some time. Just know that it's coming :) Have a great Monday everyone!

xoxo
Janee

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Special Annoucement!

Hello Friends!

To help promote my etsy shop I will be doing free shipping to anyone who places an order today (Apr 23) or tomorrow (Apr 24)!!!!! Just use the coupon code "april" during checkout. Here are some new items in my shop:


Hope you are all having a great weekend!
xoxo
Janee