Can you believe it's been 1 year since Amy Winehouse's passing? It makes me so sad that she could not overcome her addiction. That voice of hers was so unique, I feel like she was just getting started!
Here are a couple of my favorite Amy Winehouse songs.
This one is an oldie but a goodie. I swear nothing but good things happen when I play this song. Michael McDonald's voice is something serious y'all! He's so soulful, heartfelt..just ...damn!! Enjoy =]
I have the hardest time trying to make things symmetric, it ranges from a butterfly drawing to applying eyeliner. Whenever I try to draw a butterfly, one side looks great and then the other side is just tragic.
So to inspire me to keep on trying, here are some symmetrical images!
I am still alive if you are still wondering. Here are 3 drawings for your enjoyment(I hope :P )
The first one is a drawing I did with a micron pen..no pencil! I think I may start drawing more stuff with a micron pen, it's like you need to make every line you draw count.
The next two drawings were done with a standard pencil.
I totally had an UH-DUH moment a couple of days ago. I was supposed to post a DIY project that I did, but I had a moment and posted it on my other blog. So if you want to check out my DIY muscle tank project, click.... here !
I hope you all had a great & safe Fourth of July. It felt so weird this year because it fell on a Wednesday, all I had was pizza & a strawberry pina colada(SO GOOD).
Fourth of July to me means sparklers. That's pretty much the only "firework" that I will come in close contact with. Many years ago in St.Louis I lit some type of firework, turned around to run away and BAM! Ran face first into a pole, I cried so much. It's laughable now though haha.
But let's go back to present day, here are some pictures I took from me playing with some sparklers =]
I have recently become interested in crystals, from their appearance to their healing powers. Have you ever taken the time to really examine a crystal up close? There's so much detail & it takes a great eye to be able to draw one, let alone paint one.
I one day will master a drawing of a beautiful crystal. Practice makes permanent right? Here are some photos of crystals & crystal drawings/paintings that are currently lighting up my soul.(click the photo for source)
I've had a denim jacket in my closet that I got from the thrift store for over a year now & I have yet to wear it. There was something about the sleeves that felt a little bulky to me. So, if there's something you don't like about an article of clothing..fix it!
I decided to cut the sleeves off & make myself a simple studded denim vest.
You can buy studs from ebay, I made the mistake in not paying attention to where the studs were sourced from. I had to wait a month for my studs to come in the mail because I ordered them from..CHINA! Oops! Well here's the final product, & an outfit post too!
Oh! I must say that I also have this sick obsession with going to the thrift store, you can find so many goodies there! I go to my local one about every other Sunday and always get a bunch of stuff. I want to start looking for more homeware trinkets for my room.
If you follow me on instagram(_Jessicatee) you've already seen my thrift store finds. I'll probably make it a regular posting on this blog..if I remember. But almost everything in this outfit is from the thrift store.
Dropped the ball again with the music monday. Sorry guys!
Why is it that artists from the UK are so freakin' talented!? There must be something in the water... There are wonderfully talented people here don't get me wrong..but there's just something special with UK artists.
If you have seen the new Microsoft commercial then you were probably wondering whose soulful & powerful voice you were listening to in the background.
It's none other than Alex Clare! Once I heard that song I was so pressed to find out who it was. Everyone should definitely buy his album, I love him.
Now I must stalk him to see when he's going to be doing a US tour.
I personally LOVE those boots, but would you honestly pay $438 for them? Oh wait, they got marked down to $189. Well my answer is still NOPE!
I saw this tutorial on a blog awhile back and I finally decided to give it a try myself. It's pretty easy too. You can either take a pair of cowboy boots that you already own, or just hit up your local thrift store. I got a pair for $17. Then buy a bunch of western belts, these cost me between $2-$4.
Cut down the middle of the back of the boots.
Fold down the edges.
Then wrap some belts around to your liking. You can use glue if you want.