Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Mix-Tape

Here is a small collection of some of my favorite songs I've been listening to this summer.
Some are old, some are new, but they are all fun, upbeat and perfect for summer.

Vampire Weekend - "Holiday"

Friendly Fires - "Hawaiian Air"

Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

ABBA - "Dancing Queen"

Oh Land - "White Nights"

Stay tuned for more tracks off my summer mix tape.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

15 Reasons Why I Miss the 90s

15. Playing MASH

Whenever my sisters and I were bored and had nothing else to do, we would play MASH. We always had categories of 'Husband', 'Job', 'House', 'Kids', 'Car', 'Wedding Dress Color', and 'Pet'.

14. TLC
 Their album 'Crazy, Sexy, Cool' the first cassette I ever owned.

13. Sabrina the Teenage Witch

I wish I could have a talking cat!

12. Mary-Kate & Ashley

I loved their cheesy, kid movies! Remember the one where they had to go into the witness protection program or the one where they saved a dude ranch?

11. Hanson


10. Will Smith

Yes, yes we all love 'Fresh Prince' but I loved Will Smith because his songs where catchy and his a pretty damn good actor. 'Men in Black' will always be one of my favorite movies.

9. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

I would play this game non-stop in the summer! It is one of the best video games I have ever played.

8. Sony's Walkman

I got my Walkman on my 9th birthday along with TLC's 'Crazy, Sexy, Cool', Leann Rhimes' 'Blue', and 'Happy Nation' by Ace of Base.

7. Clueless

The movie and the TV show!

6. Kid Pix

A great way to waste time in the Computer Lab.

5. Charmed
 I've seen every episode!

4. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Dare I say the original Justin Bieber?

3. Nickelodeon

Legends of the Hidden Temple, Getting Slimmed, All That, GUTS, Double Dare, Good Burger, Rocket Power, Hey Arnold, CatDog, Ren & Stempy, Rugrats, Doug, Figure It Out, Kenan & Kel, Clarissa Explains It All, Rocko's Modern Life, Pete & Pete, Are You Afraid of the Dark.... I could go on forever!

2. The Spice Girls 
 They are my favorite girl band ever. I still listen to their music to this day!

1. Boy Meets World
 "Finn-nay, finn-nay, finn-naaay!" I loved this show growing up and I am so glad that they are bringing it back in the form of Cory and Topanga's daughter.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Where the Padre never stops

I went to the coast this weekend with my family. I got to see my older sister who moved to Oklahoma with her new husband and their two kids. I haven't seen them for almost a year to it was really nice to hang out with them again. We all went down to Corpus Christi and South Padre. We stayed in some condos that were actually on Padre Island but they were still right next to Corpus. We got to fish right in our backyard and we were literally five minutes away from the beach. Here are some photos I took over the weekend.

 It has been stormy for the past week in San Antonio and it wasn't any different when we left. I snapped some photos of downtown SA while we drove by. In the first photo you can see the Tower of Americas in the background. The last photo is of the Alamodome where they host various events but mostly it's used for football games. We don't have NFL or AFL in San Antonio but UTSA has their own team.

 These were the Hibiscus flowers in front of the condo we stayed in. They were perfectly gorgeous.

 This was our "backyard" where we got to go fishing. My nephew caught a hermit crab out there!

 My nephew photo bombed this photo I was taking of the sun setting on the beach! Such a silly goose!

 That's the bridge that connects Padre Island to Corpus Christi.

Those kind of photos might be overrated to some but they were fun to take! I actually think they turned out really cool looking. I had fun at the coast but man did I get sunburn! That's what I get for being pale genetically, I guess.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Disney Princesses Re-Designs

Recently, Disney has released re-designs of some of their princesses like Cinderella and Merida. I was looking at some fan art of the Disney Princesses on Google and I got inspired to make my own re-designs. I will be working on some fashion sketches of each princess. I have loved Disney since as long as I can remember. I grew up on movies like 'Snow White', 'The Little Mermaid', 'Cinderella' and 'Pocahontas' so I feel really close to these princesses, like they are my sisters in a way. I will be posting my sketches and designs for each princess as soon as I have them finished.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Singer Sewing Machine

After doing my rose painting, I was inspired to do more watercolor paintings so I went out to Micheal's craft store today and got some better brushes and some more paints. I sat around for a while at my desk trying to decide what to paint and I found myself staring at my sewing machine. It's a Brother, so it's not aesthetically pleasing but it get's the job done. I began thinking about my Grandma's antique Singer sewing machine and how beautiful it is. That's how this painting came about.