Tuesday, June 30, 2009
In essence, what I'm trying to say, is that NYC Prep is a big ol' load of plastic, no personality, cross eyed, hair tossin' caucasian "rich" trash. what did I expect? i'm not sure. but this is coming from the girl who can easily say she enjoys watching shows about mermaid legs on babies, morbid obesity and the occasional healthy dose of E! reality shows. But this? I'll pass. Unless someone has a baby at 16, loses a leg, dates a little person and/or has a real life drug or alcohol addiction.
Monday, June 29, 2009
i might as well be wearing pink, dotting my i's with hearts, reading YM magazine, chompin' on bubblegum and dreaming about ~boys~ while I admit this, but I really love reading my horoscope. it's always right? honestly. 97% of the time I go to read what should be happening in my Scorpio life, and it's always on target. for instance, today:
Sunday, June 28, 2009
- THE HANGOVER. - i'm probably the only human in the world who has not seen this. and i love zach galifianakis with all my heart. he's my dream heartthrob.
- 500 Days of Summer - i need to see this as soon as it comes out.
- Inglourious Basterds- looks really cool and I love a good nazi flick every now and then or always.
- Bruno- come onnnnn, i need it's offensiveness and hilarity in my bones & veins as soon as possible.
- Public Enemies- what a perfect cast. looks like a guy movie but i dont care.
And Today I had the most successful trip to the library.
- CDs- Santogold, Fleet Foxes, Patti Smith, Saves the Day, Al Green, The Black Lips, French Kicks Bruce Springsteen, The Shins & David Bowie (YES I STILL USE CDs. especially free ones!)
- DVD- Hannah & Her Sisters (will be watching this tonight.)
Friday, June 26, 2009
I have a list of people, mostly celebrities, that I cannot picture being dead. People like Regis Philbin, Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Hefner, Dolly Parton, Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson. I know that Seinfeld is probably the only one who will survive the next ten years (or even 10 days for some of those people oops) on that list, but I could have sworn MJ would be alive for the next 100 years. I never pictured him as human, which was ultimately the problem. He was a person but never had a chance to just be one. He was kind of a prisoner in his own world of crazy and fame. So, this whole week I'll be celebrating his life Sarah style by listening to his cheesy 80's guilty pleasure pop songs and finding comfort that he's now free.
Let's not forget about Farrah Fawcett. I mean, we saw this comin', especially after I cried my eyes out for two hours at her 'farewell' documentary about her battle with cancer. She was very beautiful and an icon, and it's horrible how her life ended especially with her son being in jail for drugs. Hopefully she is free now too. Wherever they are.
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Today I began sketching all my ideas for my next 'collection' of necklaces. I've decided to of course stick to my 'look' of golds, layers, charms and all of that, but with the next couple pieces i'm going to stick to a more specific theme (secret!) and i'm incorporating different objects into the designs that I've never used before so i'm excited. Hopefully when I'm finished, the necklaces will represent a whole other look than the others ones in the shop, but still in the same realm.
I begin summer classes in two weeks at a local community college. I really wanted to do this because a: i need the extra credits since i'm switching my major (along with my school, duh) so I have a couple I lost unfortunately. and B: i want to get real training in drawing and art before I go to an art school. So i'm taking an art history & a drawing class. I'll get six credits and also learn the ropes of drawing/sketching which is something I really need. I'm working on sewing this summer and I've already learned a lot, but now I need to know how to properly sketch whatever is in my brain onto paper and have it make sense.
This past year I took a graphic design class and my teacher constantly encouraged us to sketch any idea before we created it on the computer. I kind of rolled my eyes at it because I thought you could practice on the computer instead of paper. Well, she was right, because every time I sketched an idea first, I did better. With jewelry, often times people think that you can just piece it together as you go which can be successful usually, but i've learned that when I draw out whatever is in my brain first, and then watch it come to life, it's so much more rewarding. I feel as if it's really mine, which is something I'm constantly striving for since I'm using vintage/antique jewelry parts (aka: someone else's previous design).
SO needless to say, i'm pretty psyched about the ideas i've been coming up with and I hope I execute them well. If not, then oh well, i'll try harder next time. But i'm really having fun with it. I've been listening to the new Decemberists and in between creating things & reading all my blogs & gossip websites (RIP Farrah Fawcett!), i've managed to sneak a peek at the new Vogue documentary trailer. (above)
I cant stress enough that if I met Anna Wintour, she'd completely rip my life to shreds with one shake of her bob, but I still admire her (see post from last week for more on that) and I can't wait to see this.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Saturday, June 20, 2009
However, one certain thing I feel so jealous about are people who make music. Maybe because music has touched my life and is so important to me, I look up to those who create it as some sort of form of God. I don't understand how songs are made, how instruments are played, how lyrics are thought up and put perfectly to the tune of sound. It's something I just have faith in and respect, but will never be able to do it myself. I just read Girls Like Us about female music phenomenons Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carley Simon. These women had brains, beauty and this amazing capability to produce songs that touched the souls of millions back then and also at this very moment. Books are being written about them, their music still filling our ears through records players or in the backgrounds of book shops.
Even when I watch videos on youtube of The Kills, Arcade Fire, Emily Haines, Tegan and Sara, etc. I look at them with respect and almost thankfulness because they are making something beautiful that makes people's lives better, or at least mine. I get extremely jealous because I just wonder if anyone will ever see me as that. Where am I heading? Will it make any sort of difference to someone? There is a kind of (i hate to use this word) "bad ass" appeal to a girl who can get up in front of a crowd, play guitar and sing like she doesn't give a fuck and impress. We all know the power men have just in general, but especially with music, but when women do it it's a whole other power. Both are equal. Of course music is subjective and what you think is great, I may not. But the admiration is pretty universal. I can only hope that some person can see whatever I do in life and think "that made my day good" or "that made me feel good" because god knows I look to a lot of people's creations and think that.
i don't know if any of this is important or relevant but it just dawned on me that it may seem cocky but being a musician is one of the things that I see as something completely unattainable which makes it almost god-like to me. more god like than actual god stuff. have I just made sense of something in my life a little? maybe. cool.
Friday, June 19, 2009
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
today turned out to be a beautiful day! The sun came out & I was so excited to see on my googlereader that WishWishWish's Carrie featured eighty8's feather headband on her latest entry! Since her blog is absolutely adorable, I decided to send a necklace for Carrie to use as a giveaway, which will go to one lucky commenter on her blog within the next five days. So if you'd like the necklace, go go go and comment! :)
I was shocked to see all of the positive feedback. It is an indescribable feeling to see complete strangers say such kind things about your creations. I can't even explain how nice people can be. It really motivated me to keep doing more and trying harder. My heart is smiling so hard.
Thanks again Carrie! And if any of you haven't checked out her blog, DO IT. She is from England, so stylish and creative with such a successful blog.
PS: I mentioned last night how I fell in love with the 80's movie The Big Chill and it's soundtrack. (vintage Kevin Kline is so hot) So I decided to gather a bunch of my favorite songs from the movie & make an Imeem playlist for myself, but also I want to share it on here. Tonight i'm going to watch the Devil and Daniel Johnston!