I'm not disappeared. I just don't have it in me to really blog right now.
I am, however working on a new project and it is taking up all of my time and energy. If you haven't already, please go look at my relatively new Etsy shop, Manon of Hollywood. It's all hats, all the time for now but I've been working on some other ideas this summer and hope that 2011 brings new ideas to the fore. Also, depending on how much energy I happen to have, I might do something for Hallowe'en this year. We'll see.
Love to all.
Not my style.
However, cyber Monday is a shopping experience I can roll with from the privacy of my desk. Therefore, I have created a small list of fun things I am looking at this year for you and yours. Mostly books 'cause frankly, who doesn't like books? After all, they're awfully decorative!!!
Take a gander...
Kat Von D
Yeah, the show's got it's problems and I'm not into the drama but I've paged through the book and it's frankly worth every page for the heavily inked sister, friend or co-worker in your life. Each page is more gorgeous than the next and there is enough good writing and good art to make me drool. I've looked at lots of tattoo books. This one is awesome.
For your friend with an appreciation of mid-century modern anything, there's Atomic Ranch. Another drool-worthy book. I'm in love and spend nights dreaming of living in one of these Alexanders. I'm out on the patio, the full moon lighting up the night during a warm, breezy Palm Springs fall evening. I've got something fruity to drink and this book in hand as I sit on the lounge chair soaking in the gorgeous photos...
Got crafty folk on your list? This is something I'd be hesitant to buy for myself but it's a fun gift and it does, in fact have a ton of craftastic ideas. Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts has what you're looking for. Floating candles for summer parties. Bottle cap pendants for gifts. Screenprinting for that brilliant idea you had to sell t-shirts on etsy. Pom pom animals for your next kid's party. It's all there. Love this one! It's a good thing.
OK - do you know a camp follower? I don't mean tents and flashlights here. For anyone fond of high camp, check out a selection of some favorites from the '40's. Start with The Women, a total gossip fest. Then add All About Eve, toss in some Now Voyager and end with Auntie Mame. It's a total package. You're maudlin and full of self-pity. You're magnificent!
Lastly, for the baker of the family, grab Hello, Cupcake!
It's a cute book with actually cute cupcakes! Also, it's cheap enough at under $10 that you could add a cupcake pan and a bunch of colored sprinkles and still come in under $20.
Alright kittens, that's all for cyber Monday. Have a great time shopping!
9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcasses in abomination.
12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.
Deuteronomy 14:9-10 says:
9 These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:
10 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.
Hey, just F to the YI and all. Your lobster industry...it's an abomination. Just like the homos. Same book. So...I'm waiting for the petitions to begin soon, right?
While on his lunch break.
Unfortunately, when the police approached, Roland Corning sped off. He was on a one lane dirt road behind the cemetery when he was stopped. I'm going to assume that the 18 year old wasn't there for free.
Oh, South Carolina. How you amuse me. Who knew I would have a South Carolina tag!
Most importantly, half of my Hallowe'en display ended up in the street! Thankfully, the husband was home to retrieve it all and once the winds die down, I'll reset the whole deal.
Thankfully, our power stayed up through the night (Thanks Burbank W&P!!!), so I was able to finish the majority of my gown and set my wig! Tonight, I'll be finishing the gown and doing some baking for our office potluck.
Lesson learned. Next year, I'm doing my gravestones in concrete.
Today, because I feel like I have to post something, I'll post links to some of the haunters I'm stalking around the intertubes these days. I've found them through the Countdown to Hallowe'en.
Shellhawk. I found her pretty late on in the month. Shit. She is powerful talented. Look at this gravestone she made. Now come ON! That's just freaking AWESOME! I wish I could apprentice with some of these people. Like Dave Lowe who not only builds his own props but also is an incredible artist. Here is one of my faves.
Then there's just the all around creepy like SpookyBlue who brings us this terror.
And one of my favorite things about all three of these haunters is that they are EXTREMELY generous and provide how to's for some of their projects. Awesome.
I will indeed be bringing photos of my haunting up to this site. In the meantime, check out some of these other sites.