Scrawny Girl Shop Update

After weeks of working on sketches and paintings, I’ve finally launched my new line of cards! I had so much fun with these. There are 2 Valentine’s Day cards, but they could be used for other lovely special occasions. I also made a get well soon, happy birthday, and just a cute card for any occasion. 
I am now offering a listing for Buy 3 Get 1 Free, where you get to pick the 4 cards you want. I also have 3 different colors of envelopes: white, pink, and kraft. 
There are also shrinky dink brooches based off the same designs. I love how these turned out! My favorite is the Make Out Bandit!
My inspiration for this line came mostly from the Kyary video Candy Candy. All her videos are just so visually inspiring and the music just puts me in a good mood. 
Check it out here:

Somewhere Down The Barrel

The other day I had the itch to sketch it out, here was the result:

down the barrelThis was a totally different outcome than my normal sketches of cute things puked into my sketchbook.

When I was in college I had an unhealthy obsession with Daniel Johns from Silverchair. He had a side project called The Dissociatives, which was completely insane to my alternative loving self at the time, but the lyrics really spoke to me.

Here is the video to give you a visual:

Maybe my morning pages have been giving me deep thoughts, but here are a selection of lyrics that were swimming in my head while drawing:

“when everyone’s a stranger
they call for you by your first name
and laugh at jokes you once made
when you were a kid”

“i’m plagued by small town fascists
like a rash on my skin”

“when paintings seem like bargains
but they’re nothing but wallpaper”

The illustration reminds me of myself a long time ago. Kinda quirky, ready for crazy, and usually smiling on the outside. I’ve been thinking a lot about being “grown up” these days, which had me reflecting on the days where people ask you, “Where do you think you’ll be in 10 years?”

Are you where you thought you’d be? Where do you think you’ll be? Something to think about for sure.

Blogosphere Reads

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I’ve been super busy working on new doll patterns and herding a crawling Amelia, but I managed to read a few posts this week (and some from last week). So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

I’ve been getting into zines, and this Beyonce zine is awesome and has a rad playlist.

Speaking of playlist, Sonya posted a folk punk playlist to help you get your creative juices flowing.

I loved this cute video on how to make Ponyo Ramen Noodles

Leave a link of your favorite posts, videos, or playlists!

Coffee Date

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Something Inspiring Lost and Found Pets of Lubbock and the Dachshund Rescue. We still haven’t found Duo but so many people have gone out looking and are keeping an eye out. So thanks, and I hope we find him soon.

Something Disturbing the amount of times I’ve dyed my hair recently. Hopefully soon I will find a color I like and stick to it.

Something New I’m currently reading a book about doing a cleanse, called Clean. I’m also reading Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. Yes I’m that person who reads like 4 books at the same time.

Something I’m Listening To Paramore’s new album. I haven’t heard all of it yet, but I’m really liking what I’ve heard so far.

That’s What She Said Sunday

Today we had loads of fun playing with the ShopKick app and taking Amelia about town with us. Right now, we have a fussy girl, but it seems the swing we bought today is calming her down…cross your heart and kiss you elbow that something works soon, her little tears break my heart.

Live and Breathing

This week in Lubbock, local bands are getting an awesome opportunity to be part of Live and Breathing.

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Live and Breathing was created as a way for musicians to get their music heard by recording them in their most basic form at sites that few would ever conceive as musical backdrops. The goal is to “capture intimate performances by musicians in unique, personal settings.”

Here in Lubbock, they are recording in historic sites such as the Las Escarbadas from the XIT Ranch located at the National Ranching Heritage Center.

My husband’s band, Thrift Store Cowboys, completed their session on Tuesday.

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Jess Hale from Tomahawk Productions also booked all the bands at a local venue, The Blue Light to make it a full week of awesome music.

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As soon as the sessions are up on the Live and Breathing website, I will post the link.

I’ll leave you with a video taken by a fan at The Blue Light

Photos taken from instagram: Jess Hale (jattomahawk), Live and Breathing (liveandbreathing), and Kristyn (rosemarycross16). Edited/filtered by me. Video from Dylan Rutter.

If you are in the area, there are more awesome bands to see through the rest of the week. Check out Tomahawk Productions for more information.