I haven't touched my blog in half-a-year.

There are somewhat legitimate reasons for this. I can't say I'm too upset that 2014 is officially on it's way out, it was a time of great upheaval and change for me and I can only hope at this point that the year peeters out in a kind of enlightened calm. I can only hope.
I'm currently working on :

Getting my Etsy store back up and running (I actually tried to make a batch of KillJar jewelry tonight only to find out my resin had completely dried up in my long absence, hence this angsty post :P womp womp womp )
No, I do not have another necklace like this. I'm not holding out on you, dawg, it's just I don't know where to find a ready supply of deadly arachnids.  

Improving my drawing/painting ability by giving up on perfectionism and accepting the fact that some pieces are doomed to be "so-so" and that's not the end of the world.
Somebody on instagram called him 'fleshy' - very agree.

My knowledge of horticulture.
My hibiscus chinensis, when it's wet and sunny enough the blooms are about as big as my face.

A capsule wardrobe.

Super-secret secret books.

Building/remastering things, namely furniture I find on the side of the road:

Maybe if I can have the motivation to update in fewer than the next 7 months I'll let you know how it all goes. Cheers,mates.
Oh yeah, if you'd like to keep up with me for frequently than that you can follow my tumblr, twitter, or instagram!


Happy New Year, I'm still alive!

I have nothing particularly important to share, life has been overwhelming me for a few months! I'm also still trying to get used to running Debian :P

Here's a little project I've been working on, and plan to work on in 2014: 

Sugar Galaxy
Design work for Zazzle shop + style curation tumblr. Focus on dreamy pastel pop/grunge/90's aesthetic. 
Hoping to expand to textile design, accessory design, and a 'true' blog (as opposed to tumblog) in the making.

Pretty sweet,yea? I'd like to think of the whole project as an expression of my style alter-ego. 


Inkblots with Alice

My daughter and I made inkblots! 

Free for personal or educational use.

View or purchase these images on house,home,and office wares at:


On the House: Photographic Textures

I, the creator of these images, hereby release them into the public domain. I do,however, politely ask that you do not upload them for sale on, as I have done so already. ;) Enjoy!
For anyone that simply enjoys the textures, links to a sampling of the aforementioned Zazzle products are provided at the end of the post. 

Green Tile Photography Clocks
Green Tile Photography Clocks by PhotoSimone
Look at Green Wall Clocks online at

Check out more of my photo-based products at:


Link Dump 2013, pt. 1

I hope you enjoy my extensive-yet-not-overly-organized, mostly-uncensored bookmarks... but first, a little personal update before droppin' it like it's 7-months-worth-of-obsessive-insomnia-driven-night-web-surfing:

We've moved into our very first house! (cue blog name joke) It's been exciting and hectic, and admittedly I've neglected my 'web presence' in the meantime BUT starting my own little family in my own little suburban spooky homestead has given me sooooooo much to blog about! I look forward to sharing them with y'all.

Now without further ado, the links!

The Prince, by Nicolo Machiavelli

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PETS | Candy Cane
Anerythristic | Cornsnake Morph Gallery
Snakes - Corns- Milk - Kings- Pythons - Boas - Vine Snakes and More
**New-In the Nursery** - Bunnies Galore
Corn Snakes – BHB Reptiles
Tips for Breeding Corn Snakes
Cornsnakes and Ratsnakes
Corn Snake Genetics Calculator
Corn Snake Morphs - The Definitive Guide - Ians Vivarium Reptile Forum
Shores Enuff Snakes


首页-DEAR栗-- 淘宝网
Time Slime (Bravest Warriors - Ep. 1 Season 1) - YouTube
World, 500-1000 A.D. - StumbleUpon
Hollaback! You have the power to end street harassment | Take Action
Kill Six Billion Demons » Praise YISUN and raise your skinny fists to heaven

How to Marbleize Using Nothing But Spray Paint and Water | Brit + Co.
Stained Glass Terrarium: A weekend Project
Glass Cutters


That's My Letter: "P" is for Personalize
How to do 3D Anamorphic Artwork and Sidewalk, Street, and Driveway Art

Graphic Design

Graphic Art and Design - Arts and Design -
Photoshop Contests, Win Real Prizes, Photoshop Tutorials, Photoshop Forums
Designers | Earn Money From Across The Globe | 99designs | 99designs
DoNanza - The easiest way for freelancers to find new freelance jobs
Publish - The Game Crafter - The world leader in print on demand board games and board game parts.


44 fresh and detailed Photoshop tutorials
CGSociety - Tutorial: How to Paint Realistic Hair
Photoshop tutorial - how to draw a human hair - Photoshop tutorials and Pixelart tutorials, smiles and pixelart -
How To Create Beautiful, Realistic Face Shading using Digital Art Programs


Simple Ink Blot Shirt Designs
How to screen-print T-shirts at home | Life and style |
Forum Topic - Fine Art Prints - how to make them!
Dirksen Dabbles: how to make digital prints - guest post
How to Produce (and Sell) Prints of your Artwork - WetCanvas


Quick and dirty costume rivets
DIY- Corset Jeans
Hammering: Natural Fabric Dye
Chunky Bow Neck Warmer
Iron age shoes (previous 'viking shoes')
Hey! Look what I Made!
Crocodile Crochet Stitch Pattern
Sewing 101 « DiY crafts, free sewing tutorials & kickass clothing patterns –
cocorosa: DIY Baroque Tights Tutorial
The world's best sewing tutorials in no particular order. - StumbleUpon
DIY Bow Tie - StumbleUpon


Cold Porcelain
Making Cold Porcelain Roses
Mad Hatters Club - August Project
Memi The Rainbow: Cold porcelain, the magic clay!
Cold Porcelain Recipe
Fast hot glue mold for small things
How to Make Skeleton Leaves


Peppermint Patties and Junior Mints
The Best {No-Bake} Lemon Cheesecake
candy making blog - Google Search
Candy Making for Beginners - Tips and Instructions for Making Candy
Candy Recipes - Index of All Candy Recipes - Homemade Candies
Accidentally Vegan |
Fauxstess Cupcakes | Post Punk Kitchen | Vegan Baking & Vegan Cooking
Browse Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes |
Candy Making: Icing, Caramel, Candy, Fudge, Marshmallows, Butterscotch, Chocolate Recipes

How to Make Homemade Vegan Lacto Fermented Veggies
Organic Double Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake RECIPE » Kristen's Raw

Thibeault's Table: Maple Cream Fudge
Lofthouse Sugar Cookies Recipe | Just A Pinch Recipes


Sticky Tape & Aluminium Foil Objets d'Art
Making fake sea glass at home
Kahlua Recycled Glass Lampwork - Rowena Art
Quick and Easy Free Tatted Earring Patterns
diyearte by L and S: STONES
A Matter Of Style: DIY Fashion: Turn everything into gold : How to use metallic foil


Lulu Blog » How To
MAKE | MAKE magazine
31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects
diy week {vinyl chalkboard} »
Kids Toys & Cool Gear - KidCrave
Trademarks Home
How-Tuesday: Make Your Own Marbled Scarf | The Etsy Blog

13 Ounces Or Less | giverslog
Etsy - Your place to buy and sell all things handmade, vintage, and supplies
crafts you can sell - Google Search


10 Essentials For Handmade Business Success | Small Business Trends
How To Label Artwork in an Exhibition | The Practical Art World
How to Win the Hearts of Bloggers | The Etsy Blog
Seller Handbook | 3/40 | The Etsy BlogThe Etsy Blog | Page 3
Forum Topic - Fine Art Prints - how to make them!
Super Obvious Secrets That I Wish They’d Teach In Art School at Marvelous Mustache Factory
Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
All About 'Young' Entrepreneurs |
Small Business Funding For Startups | | Page 2
Where Young Entrepreneurs Meet and Start Up | | Page 2
Fashion designer wannabe:can draw but can't sew that well
Blythe Hopes Vintage: A Beginners Guide to Dating Vintage Clothing Part 1
Tips for the Vintage Treasure Hunter | The Etsy Blog
40+ Places to Sell Your Designs Online
12 Sites To Print And Create And Make Money On Demand
10 Creative Ways To Make Money Online | Addicted 2 Success
46 Ways To Start A Business With No Money - Brian Armstrong
Getting Started with Smart Passive Income
One of the Best Proven Passive Income Ideas that Almost Never Fails


EMPTY KINGDOM You are Here, We are Everywhere | A Home For Media Artists
TinEye Labs
Diamonds & Dead Things
Junkyard Sam Art Blog
EAN MOODY ILLUSTRATION | Illustration, Concept Art, and 3d Sculpture
Glossary of Literary Gothic Terms

Public Domain

Accurate Translation of the Tao Te Ching
The Embalming Jars of Frederik Ruysch | The Public Domain Review
Letters From A Cat (1879) | The Public Domain Review
Halloween Postcards | The Public Domain Review
Browse By Category: Music, Sheet - Project Gutenberg
Fantastic... Image Record
The Project Gutenberg eBook of Dress design, by Talbot Hughes
Todo transfer | Aprender manualidades es
80 All-You-Need Photoshop Brushes - noupe - StumbleUpon
Category:Illustrations of insects - Wikimedia Commons
Dashboard | Klout
Welcome - CreateSpace

Extruded Bracelets | Polyform Products Company
Polymer Tutorials



Resource: French in Action
Google Translate
stream french tv - Google Search
French TV Programs on Internet Streaming - French Culture
Les Vidéos | France2
Learn 40 Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & More | Open Culture
C5zyY.jpg (JPEG Image, 720×960 pixels) - Scaled (66%)
French For Dummies Cheat Sheet - For Dummies
Daily French Practice - Practice French every day by practicing French in everyday situations
ASMR:Jeu de rôle/massage&réflexologie (main) - YouTube
100 French Food/Drink Words and Phrases - StumbleUpon
French Swear Words: My 10 Favorites | France Travel Guide
French Curse Words | France Travel Guide
French Exclamations and Slang - WordReference Forums
Exclamations in French language | The Good Life France
What are the most common swearwords in French? : French


How to Be a Vamp: 14 steps - wikiHow
How to Get Pale Skin: 15 steps - wikiHow
Tips & Tricks - Beauty Secrets - StumbleUpon
Etiquette in North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

25 no-fail beauty shortcuts - MSN Living

Great Conversation Topic Examples - wikiHow


Animated GIF Generator - Imgflip
Noise Removal - Audacity Wiki
Converting Your Music now…


25 Best Healthy Lifestyle Tips!
Absolute beginner's cardio bellydance workout ~ Free belly dance classes online with Tiazza Rose
Your Personal WebMD Food & Fitness Planner - Weight & Profile


Hanna-Barbera Reboot | Back to basics – the classics and more!
Firefly's 15 Best Chinese Curses (and How to Say Them) - Topless Robot - Nerd news, humor and self-loathing.


AbsurdlyCool Freebie Finder
TapDancing Lizard Publications-- Enlaced: a FREE book of body art patterns for henna and gilding
High Existence
Life-Changing Books: Your Picks | Open Culture
Free Film Noir Movies | Open Culture
» Start Here :zenhabits
Category:Bookshelf - Gutenberg
The Project Gutenberg eBook of Candide, by Voltaire.
Salomé by Oscar Wilde - Free Ebook
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Free Ebook
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman - Free Ebook
Banned Books (Bookshelf) - Gutenberg
5 Ways Mindfulness Changed My Life - StumbleUpon
spookshaus's Trophies - Download Section
Black Sakura
What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and Recognize Gestures - Jinxi Boo - Jinxi Boo
6 Ways To Make Sure You Don't Hate Your Life And Actually Enjoy It And Stuff
18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama - StumbleUpon

IFTTT / Channels

Men Who Dress Like Men
Retro Dresses | 40's & 50's Vintage Inspired Women's Clothing | Trashy Diva
Menarchy - Blog - The F-Word
16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps | Wake Up World
A-Line/Princess V-neck Floor-Length Charmeuse Evening Dress With Ruffle (017020657) - JJsHouse
18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook In A Mug
Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls - Cooking Classy

Specials | Cypress Oral Surgery
Etsy Transaction - Paige's Wedding Day Digi Stamp x


17 Apart: Celery Plant Update & Rikrak Studio Mini-Series
Design Squish Blog: VERTICAL HERB GARDENS - gardening, planting, nature, garden, sustainable lifestyle, do-it-yourself, creative environmental options, craft, organics, gardening, planting, flower pots, reusing, old and vintage, nature, environmental news
Live Plants
The Garden Hoard – Free SASE Seeds – Hand Collected Seeds, Bulbs and Plants
My Account - Wishlist | Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co
Johnny's Selected Seeds - Superior Seeds & Gardening Tools
Free Seeds from WinterSown.Org
How to Send an S.A.S.E. (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope)

Beatrice the Biologist: That Which Life is Made Of, Dude