What the Peep - Easter Notecard Design

As I'm sure you're aware, I'm a sucker for the following things:
- animals (especially the cute fuzzy kind)
- sweet treats
- dorky and/or cutesy humor
...so it seemed only natural that my newest notecard design for Easter
would include one or all of these elements. Enjoy!

(notecards can be purchased through Supermarket or Etsy)


A Star(ling) is Born

After much deliberation, I've decided that my etsy shop, fuzzy grapefruit, will no longer include jewelry. Perhaps this is obvious to everyone else, but fuzzy has always been about my love for paper goods, stamp-carving, and whimsical designs. And now it will continue to be about that, featuring notecards, books, gift tags, and a number of new items that I'm excited about sharing with you. In the immediate future, expect to see a new Easter-themed notecard about a certain marshmallow treat we all know and love.

Of course, I cannot abandon my other child. To address this creative need, I've opened a new etsy shop: starling. starling is (I hope) a way for me to continue pursuing my life-long dream of becoming a metal-smith and jewelry maker one baby step at a time. For now, starling will include pretty adornments and accessories featuring hand-drilled beach glass and semi precious stones. I'm excited to add handworked metal to that list as I acquire more metal-smithing equipment (fingers crossed). In the meantime, check out my newest addition of pretty: the Halcyon Necklace.


Random Review: Kinamand

Lately, I've been really disinterested in the prospect of watching American-made films. I think it has something to do with the limited talent pool. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of fantastic American actors (and fantastic American movies), but sometimes I want to watch a movie and NOT see the same svelte bodies and stretched, airbrushed faces over and over and over again.

Kinamand (Chinaman) is a Danish story about an uninspired working-man plumber named Keld (played by Bjarne Henriksen) whose fatigued wife (played by Charlotte Fich) ups and leaves him one day. The confused and mildly maladroit Keld starts frequenting the Chinese restaurant down the street and befriends the restaurant owner, Feng (Lin Kun Wu). Feng offers a solution to Keld's financial woes (a result of divorce expenses): marry Feng's younger sister, Ling (Vivian Wu), whose visa is expiring and must get married to stay in the country. In return, Feng will pay Keld a significant sum.

Kinamand is a really sweet story, without being saccharine, and the characters are totally believable (I suppose it helped that my Chinese-speaking roommate assured me of the legitimacy of their accents). I loved the fact that the characters were not black-and-white portrayals but rather, real human beings with shifting emotions and reactions. The strongest element of the film, however, is definitely the subtle intricacies of the characters' interactions. Honestly acted, beautifully filmed, extremely well-written. En stor nydelse!


Erika's B-Day

(forgot to upload this little illustration I made for Erika's
birthday music mix until now, but anyway yay cake!)