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Yesterday I plugged away. I've trying to finish ongoing doll products but am quickly figuring out what small supplies I need...and don't have. Beast Boy needs some EVA craft foam to make his belt. I don't have it. 17" Starfire needs more "Grapeberry Saran...just a tiny bit..Don't have it. I started to thing about the … Continue reading Bubble Bath
In my attempt to entertain myself and others I didn't stop with doing Theda Bara make-up. I went on to Clara Bow. Hollywood's headstrong "It Girl" who got widely slandered in her day. Now, the hard part about this look is...I don't have much eyebrows but I do have SOME eyebrows where eyebrows are generally … Continue reading Clara Bow
I could tell you how I'm doing, how Japan is doing, but who is really in that mood? So, lets get some visuals going. I started really learning how to put on makeup at age 28 for my first dance performances. There was a learning curve. My skin is clear so I'd never done much … Continue reading Theda Bara
What do you wear when it's time to take the train into Tokyo to sign a work contract and you know that Japan is not socially distancing? I've made many styles of mask but by now there are 20 times the online tutorials that there were towards the end of February when I first made … Continue reading Hacking my sleep when so much keeps us awake.
Oh. Oh. It's just so hard to know where to start. As an elementary school English teacher employed by a dispatch company in Japan, March always involves a dip in work and pay for me. This year has been a whole 'nother experience. My contract year and the days I had to show up to … Continue reading Sally and the bumpy ride.
If I can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. I’ve got object permanence. I’m a big girl. But when it comes to stored items my working memory is faulty. If I haven’t drilled the idea that this object always goes there (an opaque location I can’t see it into) for a good duration of time then … Continue reading Paint organizing.
What are we wearing for the pandemic? Our recently finished cowl ( Free Ravelry pattern at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-scales-cowl ) to which we accidentally knit 20 extra rounds because life has been stressful. An H.Naoto shirt we got for 100¥ at Closet Child. And, most importantly, hand sanitizer on a lanyard. Everywhere. Everyday.
My friends know this: my love of Mari Kondo (known here as KonMari) the writer of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up, is deep and unshakable. Many of my friends have also known this: if I am hyper-focused on organizing to the detriment of other aspects of my life it might be a sign of my … Continue reading ADHD: PeeWee and Mari
I was resistant to getting an airbrush because I had an attitude about airbrushes. That attitude comes from my “foundation year”(fancy term for freshman year) at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and the general disregard held for airbrushes there. Not that some students didn’t have them and use them. This was never more … Continue reading Airbrush resistance: Art School