Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Little White Bat

I came across an image of an adorable little bat that I HAD to make a Polyvore set off of. He was so cute! After I made my polyvore set, I checked out the link that the drawing came from and oh my goodness!! Glee!!! Tons and tons of amazing art heavily influenced by Edward Gorey and possibly Charles Addams everywhere! My heart is light and my spirits lifted. ^_^ Check out his blog, the Little White Bat, and marvel at the beauty, please.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Black Lace

Black lace gloves are incredibly versatile, and very glamorous this fall. Regardless if you wear them opera length, fingerless, or full of ruffles and beads, they are amazing and can be worn with most any outfit. In my opinion, they're absolutely fabulous with jewelry in amethyst, garnet, or jade and emerald stones. The only thing you need to be concerned when wearing these is make sure your jewelry and your gloves are not competing, but complimenting. If you're wearing opera length gloves, go for a simple bracelet worn over the gloves and a large statement necklace. If you're wearing fingerless gloves, wear an attractive ring[s] and make sure your nails are in tip top shape. If your gloves have lots of ruffles or beads or something similar, wear striking earrings and keep the rest of your jewelry as minimal as possible.
The key to making any look work is balance and knowing what compliments what. Always make sure to take a look at your whole outfit before leaving the house, because what might look good from the waist up might clash horrible with your bottom half.
Thanks for reading, and hope this helps!
-♥ Izzee

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Remaining Positive

Life can get really bad. You can lose artistic inspiration [something I'm struggling through currently], you can lose your job, you can get burglarized, mugged, beaten up, go through a divorce, lose a close loved one, or just have a bad day. Here are some ways to remain positive even in the really bad, or just the not-so-good times.
1. Analyze the situation and point out the things that could have been worse. Lose your job? Well, you don't have to deal with that jerk boss or that annoying co-worker anymore. You can start fresh and new, and go on to the bigger and better.
2. Criticize yourself. No more milk in the fridge for your morning coffee or Count Chocula cereal? Beat yourself up about it for a little while, make sure you'll have time to pick some up later, and don't worry about it anymore. A good amount of criticism towards yourself everyday is good. It leaves room for growth and mistakes. And it reminds you that you're not perfect.
3. Be grateful. Always always be grateful. Things could have been a lot worse. Were you mugged and beaten? At least you weren't raped. Were you raped? At least you weren't murdered, and you're that much stronger from such a horrible experience. These problems aren't light in the slightest, but you can always be grateful for your situation.
4. Forgive the ones hurting you. It doesn't matter what they've done to you or who they are. If they've hurt you, forgive them. Let that grudge go, because that grudge will destroy your life. It will consume you and it will leave you all alone with nothing but your awful memories. Trust me, I've seen this happen to a very close loved one. Learn to forgive, it's the best thing you can do for yourself.
5. Always remember who's really in charge. You're not where you are by accident. God works through everything, and in every situation He accomplishes something. Remembering that you aren't the one directing your life is a very relaxing, comforting thing. It doesn't matter what happens to you, God's in the driver's seat.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dark Cabaret

When I come across an artist who can draw dark goodies by the dozens, I get excited. When I come across an artist who creates such things as Dark Cabaret, I sit up in my chair and squeal with glee. As a jewelry artist, I need inspiration coming in from many different areas. I get dry spells where I just can't think of anything at all, and drawings like this fill my head full of new and interesting ideas that I can easily turn into realities. Thank you, ellaine, for these delicious goodies. [And I neeeeed that black and white striped dress. This isn't a want. It's a definite need.]

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Fun!

This was our display table on Halloween. I had so much fun setting this up!
The most amazing shoe......ever. RedSuzaku took this picture, and it's amazing.A view of the table with the flash on.RedSuzaku and I waiting for trick or treaters. [A lot of them were to scared to come up to us! I couldn't understand it.]Alice [me] and the Mad Hatter [RedSuzaku]. ^_^This is the view of our little shindig from the street. Pretty, isn't it?