Thursday, September 30, 2010



I DIED when I saw these! My buddies at work threw me a greencard lunch party and made me this hilarious card and photo montage board (lots of bizarre photos of me indeed, don't ask). Love the bald eagle with a hog dog and the fancy American flag nails! Isn't it so great to have creative friends? :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

And again...

Fobot #555

All right, I do have something else to share with you. First, this weekend was the annual Plaza Art Fair, one of my favorite event. Every year I try to buy a piece from a different artist. This is what I got yesterday: a Fobot (meaning "found object robot). His name is Geisler, and his birthday is 7/17/2010, about 10" tall. He is created by North Carolina artist Amy Flynn. Check out her fobot website. There are so many incredible robots, and I already know I can't only have just one. Waiting patiently for their annual sale at the end of the year. :)

Fobot #555

I put him on my piano so I can look at him when I play.

On The Piano

Also here is a funny doodle that my buddy Steph Allen (who also made this card for me last year) drew and stuck on my windshield 2 weeks ago. It was regarding me receiving my greencard. Isn't it hilarious?

Now i really must return to my sweatshop. See you later!

Oh well...

...I wish I have more to share with you, but I've been so busy preparing for three coming art fairs (one of them will be this coming Saturday; I will tell you more about it) that I don't even have time to take a break. I think I need to change my shop name to "Happy Sweatshop" instead... -_- Also we have been battling against little mousies in my garage in the past 2 weeks. At first my boyfriend found mouse poops all over my garage (how could I not notice those poops? Maybe I did but I was in denial...) So mouse traps were set all over the garage and we caught 7 during the period of 4 days. Also we found the mousies have gnawed through my garage door and created a very convenient opening for them to get in and out. I might as well put a neon WELCOME sign with an arrow pointing at it. (We did seal it since then.) Anyhoo, eventually the mouse traps stop catching any more critters, but it doesn't mean that they are gone, because we found out on 2 of the traps, instead of getting inside to eat the peanut butter bait, it looked like somebody had tried to peel the sticker off the top instead. Very smart mousies I must say. Also, just now, I think I saw 3 tiny poops in my basement laundry room. 3!!!!!! 3 tiny poops that can drive a human crazy. So pathetic. Maybe it's time to call the exterminator.

Enough said, here is a funny photo to entertain you. It's my real life Engrish encounter at the Asian market today. It a packaging for slim tea, and the name is meant to be saying "I need to stop getting fatter". Look at the translation... And being a fattie of course I bought it.

And here is the whole collection. From left to right their names are: "I've been working too hard", "I need to stop getting fatter", and "I can't fall asleep". Nice... I definitely need the pink one, too.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Shop Update

Just added this slim version of my interchangeable Happy Poppie ring into my shop. If you prefer wearing a smaller ring with a setting that's not as high, this might be the right one for you. : )

Also I have decided to add a layer of mylar on all my interchangeable fabric buttons. This is to protect them from getting dirty from frequent handling. The mylar doesn't take away the beauty of the fabric; as the matter of fact, I prefer them with the mylar. They look quite like ceramic buttons at a glance and the glossy surface makes the line drawings pop even more.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Testing a new, slimmer setting for my interchangeable ring with the hedgehog badge. Talk about hedgehog, check out this link... melting.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Shop Update: Yarn Love Badge Set

Just added these fun little badges into my shop. If you love to play with yarns, then these are perfect for you! They can also be made into interchangeable necklace or ring; just let me know if that's what you want.

PS: Thank you so much for all your sweet congrats regarding my previous post! ♥ ♥ ♥

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What I Received In Mail Today...

This is not design related, but I just want to share with you because it is a HUGE deal, at least for me. Today, on the anniversary of 9/11, I received my green card in the mail! After being in America for 12 years (3 years of studying and 9 years of working), I finally got real freedom, freedom that most people take for granted. It was a long journey... and it wasn't easy. I am so excited and and so grateful, for I'm finally an official part of this country. Next step: citizenship in 5 years.

I haven't seen most of my family for more than 11 years because traveling is just a big hassle (and risk) for me. Now I think I might have a travel to plan in the near future. :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Just Playing Tonight

Shrink Plastic Discs

I found out that I had 3 packs of un-opened Shrinky Dinks on my shelf. I bought them about 2 years ago but haven't played with them at all. So I tried tonight. It's not an exact science, but it's definitely fun. They are so tiny after shrinking! Should I make them into little rings? They look so dainty. :)

PS: The real things actually look better then the photo. The lineworks becomes really thin and dark after shrinking.

Shrink Plastic Ring

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Free September Desktop Wallpaper

I can't believe it's already September??? Where did my time go?

Click the photo above for the 1920x1080 wallpaper
Click the photo below for the 1600x1200 wallpaper

PS: I realized that by uploading the 1920x1080 wallpaper image directly to my blog, it doesn't really show up as 1920x1080 when you click the image because it's too big. But I don't know what else to do.