Archive for October, 2010

Black and Red Geta

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

tengu geta with red straps

The straps snapped a few weeks ago. I miss wearing this geta. Oh, the memories. Hurting my feet, falling outside a breakfast restaurant, not being able to walk up inclines, the blisters. Ahehehe. Some comments I’ve gotten while wearing these:

Overheard behind me at a thrift store: “Whoo, that’s hot! Brianna, look at his shoes!”

“Is that for exercising your calves?”

“How do you balance? That’s crazy!”

“Wow. Have you fallen?”

With a confused look: “Excuse me, sir. What are those?”

To his buddies: “Look, look. Man, that’s radical.” To me: “Hey, where’d you get those?”

Lady who stopped her car: “That’s cool!”

Alanis in Beans

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

bean portrait of alanis

I posted a preview of this months ago. It’s been hanging in my living room. I made this bean (and popcorn) portrait of Alanis Morissette from the Under Rug Swept album cover. I drew the face on a grid on the paper before setting the seeds. Below is a section in detail.

beans and popcorn

Paw up

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

picture of me paw up

I’m a little monster for Lady Gaga.

detail of blinders sunglasses

In the words (txt) of my younger brother: Yor glasses r fierce!

Afro

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

afro wig and owl glasses

My hair is afro, ahehehe

Almost ready

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

font cd

My new font Joshie is almost ready to be released. I’m still working on an ultrabold version.

Mussels in Wine

Friday, October 8th, 2010

close up of mussels

This dish was listed under Spain in the Nintendo cookbook. It has tomatoes and paprika. I used white zinfandel for the broth. Delicious!

dish cabinet

My cupboard

City on Our Knees

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

book cover for City on Our Knees

My script font Nanette is on the jacket, cover and chapter titles of City on Our Knees by Tobymac. Many thanks to Lookout Design for choosing my font for this project!

back cover of City on Our Knees

When I saw this book in WalMart I audibly gasped. A big smile followed.

framed font samples

I’ve framed samples of my commercial fonts so I can display them :)

French Onion Soup

Friday, October 1st, 2010

onion soup in a ramekin

I made onion soup with baguette and Gruyere. So yummy.

Embutido

Friday, October 1st, 2010

embutido in a steamer

I’m making embutido with smoked sausage ‘coz I couldn’t find chorizo de bilbao. I’ll take another picture once it’s done steaming. If I ever get a dachsund I will name him ‘chorizo.’

Update:

It’s good. Could be a lot better with chorizo but I don’t think they’re available here. I’m gonna go eat now.