Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Katy Perry + OPI = Love (and diabetes?)

I love Katy Perry.

I mean, her music is catchy and fun and everything, but the REAL reason I love Katy Perry?

Let the following images demonstrate:

My goodness, I don't know why I love it so much.
Pastels and candy and kitschy pink flamingos and ridiculous latex dresses!
I must have a sugar deficiency.
But I LOVE it!

I'm just glad someone out there can be like:
"Ya know, I'm gonna wear a latex dress today. Now, should it be cotton candy or pink palm tree print... Decisions.. "
As well as:
"If I want to wear candy on my head and shoot whipped cream out of my bra, I will, by golly!"

So wonderful.
Maybe it's just a marketing scheme, but at least she always looks like she's having fun.
Maybe that's why I think that Katy Perry > Lady Gaga.
I mean, when you are wearing amazingly ridiculous outfits, you can't take yourself toooo seriously.

Anyways, I somehow stumbled over the fact that OPI nail polish just released a Katy Perry collection.
Observe in the following video:

I don't always wear nail polish but the colors are just 100% Katy Perry. Spot on.
Usually celebrity lines of anything are nothing more that the person's face and name attached to a product, but these colors just seem so... her.
It's like essence of Katy Perry in a bottle.

Therefore I have broken down and bought a mini sample pack (only 6 bucks on amazon!) because I am convinced that I need to start up a kawaii/cotton candy/ bubblegum/ katy perry lifestyle once more.

My hair is on it's way back to black anyway, and one of the benefits of that is I can wear crazy colors in places OTHER than on my head! Yay!

Ok, must go now. I need to go stock up on cookies and glitter.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Undersea Adventure!

I embroidered these critters yesterday.
Now... I don't want to hear anything about how narwhals, octopi and jellyfish don't share the same aquatic habitat. Because, obviously, this is a ragtag bunch of misfits on a magical adventure with an unlikely friendship.

Francis the Octopus (lost 8th leg in an epic battle)

Nathan the Narwhal (takes pride in the fact that his horn is really an extended tooth)

Velma the Jellyfish (Has a dog named Scuba Doo)

I forgot how fun embroidery is! Annnnd I learned how to do a french knot for the first time. I believe it to be the most entertaining stitch there is.
I don't think you can tell in the picture, but I tea-dyed the fabric myself too! It is such a good way to reincarnate an old sheet.
Oh yes, and because I am a radical non-traditionalist, I filled the critters in with some water colors, which I think looks really awesome. Hopefully I am not committing any cardinal sin of needlework?
Let's call it mixed media, and no one will get hurt, okay?

Images inspired by : badbird and Tamie Snow
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