Monday, March 29, 2010

Mural Commission!

Currently drinking: coffee

Status: The coffee house was a complete success! We raised 103 dollars for the church! I will hold another coffee house event probably around May, it will be even better!

In other news:

I've been chosen to paint a mural in the main Sanctuary of our church! I'm so excited! I'm about to leave in about thirty minutes to start on it. It will be covered up until I'm finished and there will be a "great unveiling" of it to the congregation! This is totally exciting. With the pastor's direction and the help of faithful Yoshi I created the church's logo in corel and photoshop, which I have posted below. Now that the pastor has informed me I will be painting the image in the church's sanctuary, I can't wait to get started! Hopefully in two weeks time I will be finished with it and I will post some pics of the "great unveiling" haha.

I believe the explanation is "the hands of the father, overshadowed by the Holy Spirit, making manifest the glory of Christ"- HAVEN OF HOPE

Monday, March 22, 2010


Here is a cute little picture of Yoshi and I on our fantasy wedding day lol

This is my first attempt at Corel Painter and using a Wacom tablet as well :)

I think it would be cute to animate this somehow.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Church Business

Church let out a little while ago, since then I've been painting my masks and hanging out upstairs at Yoshi's house. ::sigh:: I dislike Sundays, not because of church of course, but because it's just a reminder of Mondays...

Anyways, Yoshi is aggravating me so much making it impossible to type so I'll post later.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dream Wedding Idea Board

This is an idea board for my dream wedding! Red-orange and golden yellow color scheme, with a fusion of Asia (including India, folks). Of course, I can't get away from notion of a vintage pure white dress. Last but not least we can't forget the all-meaningful Konfetti roses (which I have not disclosed the meaning to yet ;D) Enjoy, and feel free to be inspired for your own dream wedding! This scheme would look smashing in fall or winter!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cruise Control

So right now I'm at Yoshi's place. We're installing cruise control in his awesome Honda Del Sol (it's a two seater, and I hold the coveted second seat right next to my dearest). If you cannot tell by the post, it's very late. Why this sacrifice, you ask? Well, its because next month we're taking a trip to Florida to visit his childhood friend and stay with his family. Cruise control will make that loong journey so much easier. Haha. I'm stoked about going to Florida with my Yoshi! It will be our first "official" vacation together!
My spring break is nearing the end, and soon I will be back in college life once more. Thankfully I've already finished preparing for the creative writing presentation that's due first day back Monday!

Gossip Girl
(hah! just kidding, I HATE that show)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ah..nothing like the morning routine

By morning, mind you, I mean any time I wake up! So today my "morning routine" took place at 12:00 pm. I find it funny that no matter what time it is, I still do the same thing when first waking up. I doubt any of you are much different. How many people wake up at noon and want a burger and fries? Not me. I want cereal. Or eggs and bacon. Or this morning, "porridge".

My morning begins with swallowing two NutriFeron vitamins that my boyfriend's mom gave me, then venturing downstairs. I perform my daily hygiene activities, then it's into the kitchen with my kitty (who is not allowed downstairs but Daddy is at work by now). I fill up my 2.2 liter water bottle (a full recommended 8 glasses in one bottle!) and dilute into it 2 tablespoons of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. During this I also down a BodyMint tablet, a vitamin D tablet, and a generic children's vitamin called "Zippy Zoo" (yes I am a vitamin junkie). Some days I'll throw in an Iron tablet for good measure. I'll then begin boiling water on the stove for tea primarily (if I don't eat cereal that morning, I'll use it for oatmeal or something.)

This morning I made a pleasant cup of Rainforest Lemon Myrtle Yerba Green Tea (which tastes like a fresh green strand of lemongrass) and a hot bowl of porridge(my recipe below). I take immense pleasure in the little things, which I'm sure someone's already written a book about.

After all that it's usually time to either go to school, work, or on the best days, sit at home!

Mook's Porridge Recipe
the favorite of Baby Bear and Goldilocks

1/2 cup of grits

1/2 cup of oats

Butter, to taste

Sugar, to taste

Optional: Fresh blueberries and chopped dates

Instructions: pour boiling water over mixture, stir and enjoy immensely.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Bristol Board Wedding Cake

This is a delicious looking wedding cake I created using Bristol Board and Spackle. The decorations are ribbon and lace. My boyfriend's mom actually thought it was the real thing!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Holy Grounds Coffee House

In an effort to raise money for my church, I've started up a coffee house event to take place at the end of this month.

There will be poetry, live music, and open mic all in a chic loft atmosphere.

Coffee and tea will be served, including some of my specialty coffee recipes lol (hey I make a mean Fauxbucks frapp)

Menu (so far):

Average Joe: regular ole coffee

Slo Joe: decaffeinated

Mayan Coffee: spicy whipped chocolate

Nilla Eclair: vanilla ice cream blended

Creamy Chino: whipped cream blended

Mocha: chocolate blended

try any of our selections ICED!

Lol! Hopefully we get a good turnout and we can raise some money for our (time being) small-congregation church! Will post pics later!

The Taylor Swift Guitar Project

This is a guitar that Yoshi and I worked on for a little girl's birthday present. At the time this was our pastor's daughter, so we really wanted to make it special for her. With Yoshi's help, her parents chose a great guitar, but there was still concern. "Kristina absolutely loves Taylor Swift and wants a guitar just like hers. We can't afford to find one like it." I had an idea that we could *make* this guitar into a Taylor-esque replica. This project was a lot of hard work for us but we felt proud having created a little girl's dream guitar.

The result is a super sparkle guitar with "Kristina" emblazoned in purple on the edge


This kid couldn't be happier!

Crafty Pics and Valentine Flowers

This is the Valentine's Day Present for Yoshi I mentioned. I used Sculpey Superflex to make everything, and these lil doll replicas of Yoshi, me and our kitty Ambrosia (whom you can see real life in a few pics) now sit happily atop his new hand-built computer :-)

From Yoshi I got all new paint supplies including brushes, pallette and a carrying case, plus these beautiful flowers! The yellow red tipped roses are very special to our relationship, but that's a story for another blog!