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Thursday, May 26, 2011

McCallum Capstone! Benefit Concert

Calling all fellow Austinites!

A big part of the McCallum Fine Arts Academy is the final Capstone Project to show all you have learned. My friend Kathy is having one!!/event.php?eid=131728520238211

Come see me and handpicked individuals sing at the Benefit Concert. It is free to attend and we are accepting donations. All donations go to the Japan Relief effort so come to us with love and music in your hearts! This is a great group, and working with her has made me realize my passion for music. Come see dreams come to life and make someones dreams come to life as well!

Japan Relief Benefit Concert
Directed by: Kathy McConnell
Sung by: Me and people from the McCallum High School First Edition Choir
Date: Friday May 27th, 7:00-7:30 pm
Place: Our Lady's Maronite Catholic Parish
1320 East 51st Street 78723
Admission: free! but donations will be accepted! A little goes a long way.
Hope to see you there!

In Memorandum: Miss Mac

I'm one of those kids who has a bad habit of not being friends with people my own age. My boyfriend is 4 years older, my ex-roommate in college was the same way. But I love people that are much older. One of my closest friends was Miss Mac, who passed on tonight. My mom and I cried together and we helped notify people who knew her.

To really open up, Imagine that crazy lady your mother or grandmother is friends with. That one woman who was obviously a product of the sixties and the New York fast life. Wild hair, colorful home, and eyes that are young and lively. This was that woman for me. This was one of my mother's friends I went out of my way to see. I wrote to her in college, and even took the time to email her with whatever was on my mind. We were planning to go to New York together and she was going to "really" show me the essence of it, not just the tourist traps.

This wasn't just some blip in the system though, everyone knew who she was. I could mention any friend of mine and she knew their parents; I mentioned a place and she could tell me everything. She knew how long it was there, who worked there. I loved her because she really made Austin a special place not just for her but for everyone else.

I had to deal with a lot of people passing, but tonight was the first time I truly cried over someone. There is a silver lining though, she isn't in pain anymore, and she gets to party with the crooners and all of her old commune buddies.

I projected these feelings into a crochet project, which is currently in sketch mode until I get more poly-fill. It is a good scraps project for me, but it is still in a test mode for me. Pics will be up tomorrow.

Love you all

Monday, May 23, 2011

Birthday Love!

This is one of my favorite pictures of me and my boyfriend at the Gardens! There was an awesome sculpture of a butterfly and right away mom said "picture! Picture!"


My big dork! I love him so much <3

My birthday will be in a couple of weeks, and since my sister's birthday I declared this the year of the princess. She had a full handmade parade and this cute little plastic light up tiara! I decided that I was going to step up my game and I was going to have a tiara for my birthday too, but I would continue my handmade kick and get a longer lasting "grown up" tiara! Skimming etsy I found Athinalabella, who makes the CUTEST candy jewelry I have ever seen!


The second I saw it, I called my boyfriend and said "If you get me this it'll cover all birthdays EVER!" :D I was excited, and now that he has agreed to get me one as a present Im ready to celebrate 19 in style! Obsession with hairpeices will be satisfied soon! My cupcake hair peice plus the tiara= best. summer. EVER!

Renegade Austin Fun!

This weekend I decided to take a chance and go to the Renegade Fair in Austin! It was free to attend, and I didn't know what kind of chance I'd get to do this again. So I went for it. ^^ Unfortunately I went at it alone, but it was a well worth it trip!

My original goal was to get one of Twinkie Chan's awesome cake hair clips! Since I could not find them in her shop I knew this was the ideal opprotunity to get one. I can say I was pleasantly surprised after lingering her booth to get this!


There was 2 Red Velvet Cake clips, one with rainbow pom-poms and one with the regular red. ^^ I ended up choosing the red one. I took a picture or two of me to send to my boyfriend, and just could not get that exceptional pic where I got the cake on my head. I ended up running into the ladies room and had 3 seconds to snap a picture in the mirror before people looked at me funny. XD It was interesting to see from some other booths that they recognized it as one of Twinkie Chan's creations on sight! I kept it on until I made it to my grandmas house. :) The second my sister saw it she wanted one for herself! I have the means to do make her one, since I have Twinkie's "Sugar on Top" book to work off from, but if there is one reason I bought it, it's that I can't do the dollop correctly! >.< I tried it a bajillion times from the pattern, but to no real avail.

I also went in to the Craft Fair looking for new things and new people. I have a bad habit of compensating being by myself by talking to people, and I have to overcome a bit of shyness when I do (these were, in a way, my crafting superiors! Alot of the crocheters I play with their patterns all the time!) My crafting adventure, to my surprise, did not begin by going to get my hair clip. The first place that stood out to me was small pastel booth nearby the door with the cutest images! I decided I'd look there first.


That's right! my first stop ended up being none other than Sublime Stitching! I saw the banner and was instantly drawn to it! I walked around and eyed the bags, dishtowels with nifty things on them, and skimmed through the designs wishing I knew how to embroider. I ended up socializing with the booth's owner as I began to search. Man was I in luck! I got Sublime Stitching's Ultimate Embroidery Kit to get me started and 3 transfer packs (I figured since I didn't get my boyfriend the comic book sketchbook I was oohing at a robot embroidered hankie would do one better! :P)I have been embroidering a little everyday now and learning new things :D This is what im working on as my first. It might just be a practice towel since Im still learning.


2 straight hours of socializing and laughing later my phone was down to its last bar! oops >< This time I really had to crack down on my picture taking and gather a bit of courage to talk to people slightly business'y. First I took a picture with Courtney (who I had talked to and didn't ask a name until the end XD)


Picture perfect pair! And she was so much fun to talk to! If I hadn't broken my budget I would've gotten the glow in the dark thread and more tea towels :) but I will save that for a later date! I also took a picture with Twinkie Chan!


She's so cute! And way for me to look big >.
That was 10/10 fun! I look forward to next year!