WIP wednesday

look at all the progress i've made since monday.
this photo was taken an hour or two ago,
and i'm even farther now!



monday, methlab monday

today i had: a cup of iced coffee at work,
came home and had a vault,
then made a pot of kona coffee,
went to a meeting completely pressed,
and afterwards had another vault.

midway through all this madness i came up with and started a new cross-stitch pattern!
i've almost finished the first line (3 letters to go!) and then there's probably a million stitches left.
hopefully i can keep plugging away and won't lose steam like i did on my last 3 projects.

there's gonna have to be a lot more caffeine in my future either way! onward christian soldiers!


tilt: femton

i love today! not because it was st patricks day, but because of all the awesomeness that was flowing my way. at work during my 6 hour shift i received from my coworkers:
  • a holga camera with instant back
  • 1lb of 100% kona coffee
  • advice on sewing my vest

i came  home took the dog on a walk and then got a burrito for dinner (in true st patty's day fashion, but HEY! i did drink a green soda). i then biked to the grease rag where my friend luci passed down her trekmobile to me and a racing hat! she's been selling hats & crafts in order to help pay for her dog GIZMOBOT's medication. if you're in mpls and want some sweet swag to help out a great cause, holla at me! and then i went and saw my coworkers band Shaking Babies play at CAUSE before coming home and crawling into bed.

new bike!

StellaStar Trekmobile!

and today was payday which means i'll be rolling on stellastar in no time flat. hope your day was splendid too!


what's in my bag?

i recently bought a new mini-messenger bag to store Lenny in while i'm biking around the town. i needed something waterproof and protective. i usually put this bag in whatever bag i'm using that day because this one isn't big enough to carry my bike lock, planner, and the free-produce i pick up at work.

what's in my bag?

what craft bag isn't complete without a feminist patch?

what's in my bag?

what's in my bag?

what's in my bag

1 notebook
1 crackberry
some embroidery floss
a seamripper
spare change
mail to be sent (netflix, postcards, and letters)
3 pens
a camera lens cover (not picture camera)
3 credit cards, an ID, and a saver's punchcard
4 pizza luce guitar picks (for free pizza & beer)
a stamp
a few watercolors and some valentines

what's in my bag?

what's in my bag?

what's in my bag?

ta-da! i swear, i'll be sending that mail out shortly!


let them eat kale

"Let Them Eat Kale"
8x10, linocut

first edition of 5.

the finished project. queen elizabeth/marie antoinette mashup. something simple to ease back into the game. now i just need to find a cheaper way to procure linoleum. (p.s. don't mind the awkward scan)



i woke up this morning feeling slightly disgruntled at all the International Women's Day well-wishing occurring over my dashboard. i was upset that instead of large rallies and marches there was just online recognition and articles by white-socialist-men-who-just-don't-get-it spamming my social networking sites.

after i while i headed out and went to Peace Coffee for a pourover and some time to read CUNT. i ate chili, drank coffee, read, and listened to the tunes of Coco Rosie & Dark Dark Dark. after a couple of hours i decided to leave and stop by saver's on my way home. i ran into my friend Hallie as she was loading up her newly thrifted couch and then went inside to wander.

at this point of the day, i decided that i was going to celebrate IWD afterall. i headed towards the tapes section and was set on getting a cassette or two of music by women. and i picked up these:

after that i wandered over to the grab bag section looking for a purpletagged (50% off) score. in the office supplies i managed to find a bag of cards and postcards ... ALL FEMALE / FEMINIST BASED! at least 150 of them for 1.50$

sojourner truth postcard

and i finally found a pair of pants in my size and black for relatively cheap... unfortunately they were made by MILEY CYRUS. well not by her specifically, but more likely the women of vietnam (đoàn kết sisters!)

i spent the rest of the night at a meeting with some pretty radical women and then hanging out with everyone at an IWD show.

so if anyone wants a belated IWD card,
shoot me an e-mail at collateralxdamage (at) gmail (d0t) com.