Monday, October 15, 2012

Painting Progress

Still working on these mostly! Just been enjoying painting a lot recently, and I thought I'd share!


Is something I'm really starting to love since I started taking a class! Here's the beginning stages proof of my copper etching. Soon to come, lithography, and relief prints as well!

Blogs I Adore

 And why!

   Bleubird Vintage
An adorable family, with style, personality, and a love for all things handmade and vintage. What's not to adore?! This mama bird inspires me with her heart full of love and creativity.
     Hannah and Landon
Beautiful people taking beautiful photos, of their beautiful life! This bloggin gal has style, and quite the eye, and has quite a few photos of her cat (which you know I love!)
     The Pineneedle Collective
Annika Victoria not only shares a name with me, but her passion for thrifting, diy, and hair dying keep me browsing her site for hours! She has great DIY apparel tutorials, including one on a pretty swell printed pair of tights.

     Annie's Eats
Every recipe I have ever made from this mouth watering blog has been delicious, to say the least! She understands presentation, taste, and variation more than most food bloggers. From The Nightmare Before Christmas cookie, to these adorable heart shaped cheese raviolis, Annie adds a little spark to the fires in my kitchen!
     Scathingly Brilliant
Kate Gabrielle not only sells her adorable illustrations on Etsy, but she sews, cooks, loves her cats, and has quite the adorable bedroom walls! For floral prints, pastels, big bows, and Flapper Doodle pendants, Kate is the Gal to see.

    Pancake Pancake Pancake!
Natasha Allegri gets to work with Pendleton Ward, one amazing dude, but turns out she is actually one cool chick herself! Her illustrations range from comics about her cat Pancake, to sexy ladies kissing, and even to silly renditions of the characters from Bob's Burgers (among many other cartoons I love). She seems to respond to her fans, with the occasional drawing directed towards a question or two, and I'd hang anything she draws on my wall any day!
      Click on the blog name to be taken straight to it!

All photos property of blog owners above.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


 I happen to have the pleasure of being friends with a very cool, and very talented guy, who snapped these shots for me last time we hung out! I recommend him for all your photo needs!

Jersean's Website


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Man Bites a Tasty Dog

 Man Bites Dog is one of my newest favorite restaurants to go to in Austin. Right off of Burnet and North Loop they keep it funky with a wide variety of dogs including "Hair of the Dog" shown below with a fried egg on top, and I like to keep it simple with my favorite, the Chili Cheese Dog.

These people have a passion for pork (and many other meats), and it is reflected by their delicious offerings.
On the side the pulled pork Mac N Cheese is perfect for pushing your already full stomach to the very edge, but every bite is worth the flavor! If you choose to be much more daring than I, you are more than welcome to try the Hot Dog with peanut butter, Jelly, and Captain Crunch cereal, I double dooog dare you! 

Roll On ATX

My thoughts on their interesting cuisine...

I adored the "CholestaRoll", a heart roll of tempura dough stuffed with potatoes, green beans, chicken fried steak, and a southern gravy dipping sauce. My friends and I were stuffed beyond belief, which is good because the Shrimp Tempura roll I also ordered was less than satisfactory.

I would say, stick to their wacky, specialty rolls and you will be one ├╝ber stuffed happy camper!

(^less than tasty attempt at traditional sushi^)

Les Chats de Ma Famille

 Oliver and Elliott.