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I must be stopped

Ok, ok, ok! This is it! My last art purchases for a long while.

First I purchased two prints on Etsy from atwhim.etsy.com

 

Then I ordered a set of postcards from Kurt Halsey:

These are all small prints which I plan to get simple frames for. Where they're all gonna go? I don't know but I guess that's part of the fun isn't it?  I think my Emily Martin print is going to have some company soon!


Pinup Magnets, you want it!


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Originally uploaded by Marilyn P. Sushi.

Thank God this weekend is over. It could have been better. I at least got a new camera, whoo! It's a Canon Powershot A360, if that means anything, all I know is that so far, it's kicking ass. I even got to add some new goods to the Etsy shop like these magnets. This is my first attempt at making bottlecap magnets. I'm not sure yet which size magnet caps I want to use for them, probably the same ones I use for the marbles. I also made some 'all-purpose' gift tags although I'm just realizing that they would make great luggage tags too, hmmm.


Craft Rags

I was at AC Moore last night clearing out their 1/2 " magnets inventory.  I saw that they have the latest issue of Craft Magazine. I did not pick it up (yet) but it looked pretty good.   I also recently subscribed to Adorn Magazine who is currently having a sale for 1 year subscriptions at $9.99!!!!  I can't say which is better although I think Adorn may have better pictures, maybe a bit over-the-top for some folks but it's bright and splashy (see?).  Even if I don't get to a third of the projects in these books, I would still enjoy reading about them.  I'm not a knitter, I'll probably never knit anything, but I'd still like to read about it.  


Cupcakes & Yoga is a go! Take a look at http://cupcakesyoga.blogspot.com. Speaking of yoga, I'll be taking a class tomorrow night. I feel like it's been forever since I last practiced. It was only last week but still, I need to step it up a notch. I use to go a few times a week but now that I have a crappier commute, it's harder to stay in the city after work.

I finished reading HH Dalai Lama's The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Journeys and Conversations. Some of his books are pretty intense to read but this one was pretty easy and interesting. Actually he didn't write it, Chan Victor did and each chapter is a different encounter and discussion he has had with His Holiness. It actually is a good reflection on the Dalai Lama as a person and his little quirky traits and humor. It made me happy.

And now I'm on to the next book, Polly by Amy Brant. It's about...I don't know, I haven't started reading it. It's actually a promo copy I received for a book review I'm doing for Venuszine.com. If you wish to read past book reviews by moi, check out my About page.


Sneek Peek

I mentioned in the last entry about a new project I'm working on. This image pretty much gives you an idea. Oh yes, two of my favorite things to think about (and eat/do).  I'm testing out Blogger Beta with this and see how it works.  How I'll manage a site strictly about the two will be fun to find out. :) This site, Pulp Sushi, will still be my main blog about the Etsy shop and me and my 2 cents. 

Speaking of the Etsy shop, it appears to have been put on hold because I still do not a have a camera to take pictures of the new gift tags and magnets I made over New Year's weekend.  How frustrating and crippling it is to not have a digital camera when trying to sell things online. 


Craft Goodies en Espanol

I really enjoy reading Petunia's Blog.  First off, it's a great way for me to practice reading in Spanish as I feel like I don't get to do it enough.Don't worry, it is bi-lingual so if you do not read in Spanish, you can still get by. :)  She is a whiz with fabrics and takes oh so lovely pictures.   Go take a looksie and get inspired!

Also, on an unrelated note, expect news on a new project soon.  I'm just working on setting it up so it's all nice and pretty.


Hard Candy

Hard Candy is proof that a movie will make an average, everyday gal (ie: me) want to inflict pain on others. I watched this last night because I heard good things about it and was curious about the subject matter - pedofiles meeting young girls online. Cut to the chase, one of the WORST movies I've ever seen. I hate when someone takes an interesting topic and just completely fucks it up into something awful. Such a booorrrring movie, very flat, very dumb. It should have been over in 20 minutes. I stopped caring 30 minutes in and wanted to take the dvd out and throw it out the window. Haaaate. Ok I'm letting that go. I have some magnets to glue today. Maybe breathing in the glue will help me forget the hour and forty five minutes I wasted last night. It's that time of the year again at Target for the Global Bazaar. Usually it's best to wait until it's almost over and everything is marked down to pounce but I ended up getting some nice decoration pieces for the dining area (the theme is RED). I would take some pictures but it appears that I must get a new camera now. I tried to find a new card yesterday and was told that the card I'm looking for is pretty outdated and I'm not going to find a replacement anywhere. Damn. Well I did want a new camera, now I have to get it. I have stuff to sell on Etsy!!!


More frustration

MySpace is sued over child safety

Just another example of parents not wanting to be held accountable for keeping a better eye on their children.  You know, I'm getting pretty tired of this.  Recently, a boy was killed in Long Island because he was hit by a Long Island Railroad train.  The parents wanted to sue the MTA for not having a fence in the outdoor station to keep people off the tracks.   Oh, did I forget to mention that the kid snuck into the station to vandalize the walls, 'tag up' if you will.  This was a teenager who should have known better.  The MTA is not responsible for babysitting your kid and neither is MySpace Tom.  Teach your daughters not to be so whoreish and practice better judgement and we wouldn't have these problem.  The more advanced technology gets, the dumber human beings become.  That's all.


A real lame Golden Globe recap

I had a pretty rough night and rough commute into the office this morning so excuse me if I seem a bit cranky, I'm working on barely four hours of sleep here. 

I watched most of the Golden Globes last night and I think overall it was kind of boring.  George Clooney looked as handsome as ever.  I just hope he freezes just the way he is right now and not age anymore. I'd hate to see him end up looking like Jack Nicholson or Clint Eastwood.  I tried looking for a photo to post but for the life of me I can't find one.

Why, oh why, did the camera keep showing Renee Zellweger?  That has to be the fugliest female face in Hollywood.  Seriously, she needs to stop sucking on lemons for just one day.  Is that how she gets so skinny? A Lemon Sucking Diet we haven't heard about yet?  Whatever it is, it's making her skin look very blotchy too.  You know you can easily get some coverup at CVS for a few bucks.  Have your publicist look into that. 

I'm also happy that Beyonce did not win for best actress....because I doubt that role was a stretch for her.  Actors,if you want to call her one, should not be rewarded for playing something that's the norm for them.  Like giving James Gandolfini an Emmy for The Sopranos, come on!   Besides, I really like Meryl Streep's portrayl of Miranda Priestly. 


No break for me

Gee for a day off, I feel like I'm doing a lot of work. My ebay sales were a success and I spent the morning packing my cds up. I have new items to post on Etsy but oh no, the card in my camera is full and I don't think there is a way I can free up space. I've deleted everything but it still says "Full". I guess it's time for a new card. I'm very excited about adding some new goodies to the shop.

I was also asked to put an Etsy banner together for someone so I worked on that for a bit. Speaking of banners, I seriously need to do a new one for the blog. It was kinda put together in a rush (and it shows) and I'm so much better than that. I just haven't made the time and right now I'm sick of looking at Photoshop so I think I'm gonna give my eyes a rest.

In other news, PAN'S LABYRINTH

GO SEE! NOW!

I saw it yesterday and truly loved it. I knew I would, but I didn't know how much I was going to love it. Not only is it a beautiful story but it's probably one of the most visually beautiful movies I've ever seen. Del Toro continues to amaze me and make me squirm in my seat and cover my eyes all at the same time. It's definitely not a scary film but it does grip you from start to finish. It's nominated tonight for a Golden Globe for best Foreign Language Film. It has to win. I haven't seen the others but I don't care, this has to win hands down. LOVE IT!