Petty Things

Petty Things
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gimme some suga, I am your neighba. Ah!

I painted these. My room mate's sister is having a baby girl. They are so tiny and adorable.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Birds of a feather...

Lindsey's kitty caught a bluejay. It got away but a lot of feathers were lost. After cleaning the them, I made some earrings.

Craziness is like heaven...

Erica wanted me to paint her some shoes. She asked for one shoe to be space theme and the other to be craziness.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Moving out...

...of my apartment. I finally found a new place closer to school so I can ride my bike.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Kelsey Heimerman...

Here's a canvas done by a friend of mine, Kelsey Heimerman. She's extremely talented and I just wanted to share a piece of her art!

Monday, June 13, 2011


I've been drawing a lot of birds lately....among other creatures. Here are some photos taken from my sketch book:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

For Sale...

I'm starting a series of paintings for sale. Please feel free to message me/comment if you are interested! I really love this one:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Mandala shoes. These are chocolate and brown. Let me paint some for you.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Great Awakening...

I did this for a friend's album cover. Not the best quality photos but here it is....

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Home is wherever I'm with you...

^ That's how I feel about my kitty.
Well the spring semester is over and we (my kitty and I) went to Fort Worth to stay at my parent's house for a while. My lease is up in Austin and I think I have some room mates that are going to throw down for a place in August...but until then, I'm couch surfin. I've been painting shoes again (message me if you're interested on a different note, I made some cookies that turned out to be pretty dank. I added cayenne pepper and cinnamon...and instead of walnuts, I doubled the coconut. I tweaked it a bit, but the cayenne really adds a nice kick to the end of it. Here's the recipe:

Tropical Comfort Cookie-Oatmeal, Mango, and Toasted Coconut
Step 1:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Step 2:
2 large eggs
1 medium mango, peeled and seeds removed, chopped or mashed to yield 1 cup of fruit
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Step 3:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Step 4:
2 cups old-fashioned (not instant or quick-cooking) oats
2/3 cup golden raisins
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup coconut (sweetened or unsweetened), toasted (see Instruction 4)

Baking Instructions
Step 1:
Cream butter and sugars.
Step 2:
Blend in eggs, mango, and vanilla extract.
Step 3:
Stir together and mix into above.
Step 4:
You can toast coconut in the oven or on the stovetop. To toast in the oven, spread shredded coconut in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 300° for around 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to make sure that the coconut browns evenly. To toast coconut on the stovetop, spread shredded coconut into a large skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until much of the coconut is golden brown. Sweetened coconut burns easily, watch closely.
Stir toasted coconut, oats, raisins, and walnuts into the cookie dough.
Scoop or spoon and drop teaspoon size cookies (around 1″ in diameter), 2″ apart on parchment lined or nonstick baking sheet.
Bake at 325° for 15 minutes, or until bottoms are light golden brown. The top is light in color. The mango keeps the cookie moist inside.
Let sit for a couple of minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I started this painting today...

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Sun is shining, weather is sweet...

Makes me wanna move my dancin' feet.

Tom's came out with a line of wedges. Let me paint some for you!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Thought for Food...

I've been a vegetarian for the past two years. Then once Austin City Limits came around, the plan of what we would pack in order to make it all day and night at a music festival began. The group of friends I went with decided that minimalism was the best way to go, and that sneaking our own food into the venue was much cheaper and better than spending $12 on a hot dog from a stand. We couldn't really mess around with anything too perishable, so the normal veggies, salads, and tofu scrambles I usually ate were not a option. I had no choice but to eat grilled (organic) chicken (from a farmer's market) sandwiched in between a piece of bread. 

And I'm not going to lie, it was delicious. 

I'm still not entirely a carnivore, nor can I say that I am a vegetarian anymore. I'll eat the occasional piece of chicken when there's nothing else and a few slices of turkey bacon won't kill me, but I usually stick to the soy-sage, tofu-rkey, and soy-rizo. And fish is always in my diet. I guess it all comes down to the labels. People still occasionally ask me if I'm a vegetarian, but now I'm just a whatever-I-wanna-be. And I think that's how it should be...

Anyways, the point of this post was to publish my top ten favorite restaurants in Austin. 

#1. Magnolia Cafe, South Congress Ave - This appears to be your average around the world cafe but nooooo...This place has everything you could ever want and more. It accommodates vegetarians, vegans, carnivores, whatever. If you want enchiladas, they've got 'em. If you want lasagna, you're in luck. They've got outstanding breakfast items, stir fry dishes, pasta, nachos, bison burgers, veggie burgers, etc. You should just go and see for your self. They're open 24 hours as well!

#2. Veggie Heaven, 21st & Guadeloupe - This place is dank as hell, and also fairly inexpensive. If you're vegan, you'll love it. If you're not vegan and open to asian style dishes, chances are you'll probably love it. They have huge bowls of veggies in their special sauce complimented with your choice of noodles, brown rice, or white rice and whatever style protein you choose. My favorite dish is the veggie tofu bowl. It's pretty straight forward and it's only $4.95. 

#3. Homeslice Pizza, South Congress Ave - The last time I got pizza there, I think I had spinach artichoke pizza with extra cheese and tomatoes. It was delicious. Homeslice has amazing pizza (and other dishes). Enough said.

#4. Ruta Maya Coffehouse, South Congress - Now this place isn't really a restaurant but they do have some good food items such as quiche, tacos, bagels etc. The coffee is great and they offer free yoga classes every day as well as theme nights, open mic, poetry, reggae, etc. 

#5. 888, Oltorf St. - 888 (Triple Eight) is a pan-asian cuisine. It's not your average stereotypical grand china super whatever buffet. Although it does have a lunch buffet, dinner is fantastic. I usually get the N9, which is a Vietnamese lemon-grass dish with tofu or the yellow curry with chicken (yes chicken). They have sake and beer too. I prefer Chang, a Thai beer. This place is open until 2am and well worth going to at any hour. 

#6. Mother's Cafe & Garden, Duval St. - This is one of the first places my boyfriend took me to when I moved to Austin. There is something on the menu for everyone. I've had the enchiladas and the banana nut pancakes. I suggest you try anything. It's all good. Here's the MENU.

#7. P Terry's Burger Stand, South Lamar, North Lamar or William Cannon - This is the very first place I went to when I moved to Austin. I usually don't go to burger stands or eat burgers for that matter, but they have phenomenal burgers and veggie burgers. Fries, shakes, and huge complimentary plastic cups that everyone should have in their kitchen cabinets. 

#8. Madam Mam's, West Gate or Guadeloupe - This is by far the best Thai restaurant you will find in Austin. The second being Thai Noodle House, but that's a whole different style. Anyways, Madam Mam's is a family owned Thai place with all the noodle and curry dishes you could want. My top two choices are the Kao Soi Curry (extremely spicy but amazing), and the Pad See Ew. Pad Thai is a classic dish as well. 

#9. The Treehouse Italian Grill, College Ave & SoCo - I worked at this place for some time so I usually don't go there anymore but it is a must if you love Italian food. The whole place is built around this massive tree that encompasses the building. I suggest sitting on the patio. They are known for their cannelloni's, which come in the choices of smoked salmon, blue crab, crawfish, vegetarian or veal. There is a live band on the weekends. They also have great specials...Like the grilled, almond encrusted red snapper. My second choice of high end Italian would probably be Romeo's on Barton Springs.

#10. Uchi, South Lamar Blvd. - This is by far the best sushi restaurant in Austin. I can only say I have had the pleasure of eating there once, however it was the best. The best. It's pretty pricey, but  was lucky enough to drop in at happy hour where some of the rolls and the sake complimented my wallet more than the other dishes. However, there is this one dish where they bring you a giant hot rock and slices of raw kobe beef. You sear your own meat on the rock and eat it. That was one of the few times I gave in  to eating meat while I was a vegetarian but it was worth the slip up. The fish is all fresh and it's a little difficult getting a reservation but you should definitely try! 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let the world hurry by...

If only there were more days in a week, or better yet- more hours in a day. 

When I was back home fro the holidays I had a chance to hangout with my friend Wesley Kirk. We adventured around Trinity park and found some interesting places. Wesley had a giant crystal ball with him and in holding it up to the light, we discovered that it could light things on fire. 

Anyways, his stuff is great: Check it out

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tights and hats...

This time of year is my favorite because tights and hats are amazing.

These are just some hats from a hat party I had. The more ridiculous the better.