Saturday, October 25, 2014

21 before 22!

With another October, comes another birthday...and with another birthday, comes another list of goals to be completed in the coming year. I didn't do too badly on last year's list and I'm feeling pretty good about this year!

  1. design and make a piece of clothing
  2. apply to grad schools, specifically Roberts Wesleyan
  3. work on a graphic novel
  4. try out 5 new hairstyles
  5. blog at least once a week
  6. write poetry
  7. make a cheesecake
  8. paint a mural
  9. start learning yoga
  10. get a tattoo
  11. learn more about photography
  12. twitter
  13. get artist website completed
  14. make 20 sales on society6
  15. enter at least 5 art competitions
  16. develop and create art for my senior show
  17. explore Chicago and have a blast!
  18. learn some basics of film making
  19. improve my watercolor painting skills
  20. graduate with my Bachelor’s
  21. finish my Arwen dress

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I can't stop listening to...

Restless, by Gordon Lightfoot.

gordon lightfoot by Bridget F. Rowe on Grooveshark

There will always be a soft spot in my heart for folk music. I remember my first exposure to Gordon Lightfoot was when my father received a Gordon Lightfoot CD for his birthday many years ago. I love his voice and the lyrics to his songs. This one definitely rings true in my life! Who else knows that restless feeling that Lightfoot (haha, what a perfect name!) is talking about?


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

20 before 21

My birthday was on the 4th, and I had such a lovely day! With a birthday, comes a new list of goals for the coming year. Here are 20 goals I hope to accomplish before I turn 21 next October. :)
1. have a booth at a farmer's market
2. write a 7 word autobiography (read more here)
3. post actively on my tumblr
4. work on creating a graphic novel
5. sell some of my artwork
6. watch all of Natalie Portman's movies (my favorite actress! yet I haven't seen several of her movies)
7. get dreadlocks
8. dye my hair with henna
9. make lavender cupcakes
10. make a stop motion video
11. create a painting series
12. raise my GPA to 3.8 or higher
13. try oil pulling
14. enter an art competition
15. visit B.C.
16. get out of my comfort zone more often
17. try needle felting
18. make an art journal
19. cosplay
20. write at least one outfit post a week on my fashion blog (


Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy International Steampunk Day!

In honor of International Steampunk Day, I quickly whipped together a steampunk outfit and persona that I have been planning for a while now. I wanted to put a twist on the regular steampunk world and create a character living in the Middle Ages, rather than the Victorian Age.

Please allow me to introduce to you Lady Bess Rowland:

Bess lives near London, England in 1346, in the middle of the Hundred Years' War. France and England are in combat with one another over control of the French throne. As a loyal English woman, Bess contributes to  the war cause by using her seamstress skills to make dirigibles used in war. 

She carries a small bag to hold her needles and thread. Bess' favorite pair of scissors hangs from her belt and she wears a thimble on her finger so that she is always at the ready to work for her country. 


Friday, December 28, 2012

19 before 20

After a busy busy busy semester, I finally got around to making my 19 before 20 list... :P You can reread my 18 before 19 list here if you'd like.

1. Make a Steampunk costume. 
2. Make a vlog. (never completed from my list last year)
3. Write movie review blog posts. (also from last year's list)
4. Make a budget.
5. Improve my writing speed. (I am a terribly slow writer, which causes me to spend too long on homework when I could be doing other, fun things...)
6. Archery. (I used to be pretty good at archery and I really wanna pick it up again)
7. Complete a 30 day drawing challenge. (draw one picture a day for a month..I found some good ideas on Pinterest)
8. Finish my Arwen dress. (too long ago I started sewing a dress modeled after Arwen's "dying dress" from desperately needs to be completed.)
9. Complete ten DIY projects from Pinterest. (everybody on Pinterest has a DIY board...but it's about time to actually sit down and make a Pinterest project!)
10. Pillow project. (I've been making pillows out of old t-shirts)
11. Decorate my Converse.
12. Make a tie skirt. (last semester I inherited a bag of old neck ties from my work study job. I want to use them to make a skirt.)
13. Make a skirt from an old men's shirt. 
14. Make Fettucine Alfredo. 
15. Complete a 30 day photography challenge.
16. Try digital drawing. 
17. Try DIY skincare recipes.
18. Make a stop motion video. (I'm thinking something involving the lyrics to a song...)
                                        19. Buy a Modcloth dress. (they're so...beautiful...)Photobucket

Saturday, June 9, 2012

braided bun

My hairstyle yesterday..I've been trying to experiment with with my hair a bit more lately. :)