Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Can't get to sleep so I'm writing this...

So right now, I'm just awake and even though I pulled an all-nighter from yesterday, I still can't get to sleep at this time. -__-

It's funny when I think about it. Today, I went out with my mom shopping for wedding outfits. She needed a dress so I helped her out in picking one. We also looked in a few shoe stores because I insisted that I might need new dress shoes. After looking through all these shoes, I realized that I really don't need them. I find it so amusing that I have to physically go to the store and actually look through all the shoes to realize this. The way my mind works still baffles me.

I finally went out and bought new acrylic paints today so maybe now, I'll finally get started on painting. Before summer, I promised myself that I would work on art stuff this summer since I wasn't going to school. It's also to help me because I'm the type of person who feels depressed if I'm not doing anything productive and I do count artwork as something productive. Sometimes cooking and doing household chores/errands isn't enough. xP

So tomorrow, I'll be going out with mom and sis to finish off the wedding outfit mission once and for all and I don't think that'll take long. lol

That's about it for now. I cooked some spaghetti for the family and cleaned up the kitchen afterwards and I feel happy knowing that I did something to contribute. ^^

As for art stuff, I really should get my ass moving on digital paintings at the very least. The field I'm getting into is all about digital artwork and I am SOOO behind on it, it's crazy!
The sad thing is that I am so poor that I can't even afford to buy photoshop right now... enough of my bitching, I'll just have to settle for traditional media which I have no problem with. I just get a little worried because I like to be prepared and have at least somewhat of a foundation of experience.

I'm happy because I'll finally be able to read through the acrylic art book I borrowed from the library and utilize it. The book has all kinds of useful techniques and it'll be fun to experiment. ^.^

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I found my cameraa!!! lol

Guess what! Just a few days after that post about losing my camera, I actually found it! erm.. well, 'I' didn't technically. Okay, so my sister found it. She was wearing this jacket and it was in the jacket pocket. -.-;
Of course I would never have looked there.

Now I'm all happies because I can finally post the pictures for the newest updates as of now!

Okay, so first, the tulips! More of them survived and bloomed and they are so beautiful-!

Pretty, ne? ^^ The trees were also very lovely that day.

Aside from all the nature pics, I did take a few of the recent paintings that I dug out of my car. Although they are so ugly that I won't be posting them on here. x(
My bad for mentioning but not delivering.

Since I'm not posting those and I'm running out of picture ideas, I'll post pics of some of the stuffs I got from my WA trip and of course, online buys~! ^.^

First off, the WA items!

I bought a ton of magz from Kinokuniya in the Seattle Uwajimaya. There were more than just these three. Around $60 worth. >_>;; Like I said earlier, Japan books=overpriced..
A lot of them were idol magazines because they have the most fun pics, especially with cute guys. x3
I did get a couple that were food magazines. Maybe I'll post them later but I was too lazy to find them in my room and take a picture.

Oh yeah, almost forgot, I bought a couple manga. Di[e]ce is one of my favorites. The artwork and storyline is very nice and it has a good shelf life since I can look through them over and over again and it never gets old. I don't read Japanese, I just understand a few sparse phrases here and there so maybe that's a contributing factor. lol I've read the translations online. xP

Aaaaaaaand.. There's that little Rilakuma photobook (I have yet to put stuff in it) and some stationary. These are the few other things that I bought from that Kinokuniya. I blew a lot of money away in there and Daiso.

So for Daiso.. I got some scarves,... cute tissues, small containers... mostly the 100 yen type of stuff. I got this furoshiki thing but I haven't used it yet. Maybe I should tie it into a bag and leave it that way since I'm obviously slacking on the bento box thing. [I'll post pics later, maybe]

OKAY! Now for the online buys. It's not much but these things were soooooooooooooo worth it!

The Sketch Note was from Morning Glory online and the Copic Multiliner was from ebay. They are both awesomeness. I just love the sketchbook cover design. Sky themes must be my thing?
Here's a few of my sketches:

Zach Fair, FFVII Crisis Core: Kinda crappy but I'm still practicing on my realism! lol, You know how it is with art; you just have to keep working on it and eventually, it comes through. ^_^

Drawn shortly after watching Alice in Wonderland (not such a great movie though. sry....)

Sketch of Lady-kins

Some lady I made up while thinking about Final Fantasy hehe.

Dude with yatcha inspired hair. I love her manga colorings so I tried to imitate it. I'll probably experiment with other manga artists in the future but for now, I really like her straightfoward and extremely effective coloring technique.

All the colored drawings were done in colored pencil btw and Zach Fair was created with charcoal pencils. ^w~

So anyway, I did organize my closet recently. I bought this fold out hanging shelf thingy and stuck it in my closet to sort out the scarves.

I tried making a makeup brush holder too for... more effectiveness in drying brushes. Basically, I was trying to figure out how to hang them upside down. This is what I came up with so far,

lol, don't laugh. Lots of people are using this 'hanger' design. xD
Last but not least, for another online buy, this was about a couple months ago but whatever. They're Morning Glory stationary that I bought online since we don't have a store around that sells this stuff. I'm a fan of snail mail once in a while so of course I have to have nice stationary.

That's it for tonight! ^.~ 'night loves!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I lost my cameraaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

Grrr.. So annoying! Don't you hate it when you lose things but it's lost in your own home? I gotta find it because I finished school this semester (YAY! ^^) and so I have more time to do leisure things like cook, bake, art stuff, and just enjoying life!

And today, I made kimbap. It is kind of bland to my Japanese palette. I'm used to sushi. So I made a side sauce for it and I think that helps. :D

If only I had my camera, I could have taken a picture of it... -__- Dammit.

Here's what it would have looked like, just without a few of the items in the kimbap like the spinach, pickled daikon, etc..:

I borrowed this image from thewreckoning82 on photobucket. So, much thanks and credits to him/her for the picture! Sadly, it's not my kimbap T.T

The kimbap I made actually has less condiments to it. lol
I ended up not buying the pickled daikon because the pack it came in was too much and I wasn't sure if the family would even like the kimbap. I also didn't get any spinach because I waited too long and it was gone from the fridge by the time I got to making it. xP

Ugh.. I so wanna take a picture of my beautiful kimbap! >_<
Maybe next time, I'll use fresh tuna instead of the fishcake.. I'm not a fan of fishcake. bleh

I'm listening to Final Fantasy songs/music right now. I just LUV them! They're so beautiful, especially because they put so much effort into these theme songs. Not like all that mainstream crap that's been coming out.

The songs I've been hearing recently on the radio are so pointless. I'll admit, they do have a somewhat addicting tune but that's about it. The rest is just trash. The lyrics don't have much deep meaning (it's usually about sex.... wth?) and the chorus, eh.. I don't even want to go there. There's this repeating one word thing going on and I HATE it! People have to realize that this usually works for techno and trance songs, not really your basic R&B and pop.

Sorry, I love to rant sometimes.

It's so funny because although all the drama and hectic-ness before the exams is over, I still have so much to do! Seeing the counselor's applying for financial aid and whatnot. I finally applied to a university and got accepted! Woohoooo!!!

I'm not sure what else to say for now.. I'm so not in the writing mood and I'm hungry.. So now I'm going to go and eat that kimbap!

Bye lovely readers! ^.~