Wednesday, March 24, 2010

walk in the park

Yesterday, I went out to take pictures at a nearby park. The first few photos were taken with a Nikon D50 and the others that look like polaroids were from using the ShakeItPhoto app on my iPhone - that app is so much fun! I almost didn't end up going out because I couldn't stop taking pictures from home :p It was so nice and sunny out though, so I had to take advantage of this uncommon sunlight in San Francisco :o) I simply couldn't resist!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

making stencils

Yesterday, I printed out pages full of my munaluna owl to make a stencil. In order to make a stencil from paper, you have to make the paper translucent, in which I used vegetable oil to completely soak the paper and let it dry. (I let the papers dry on an oven rack!) After it dries, it will be clear enough that only the printed part will be opaque - this way, only my owl will be transferred to my emulsion covered screen! I normally just make paper cutouts of my designs, but for my computer generated ones, I use this method. It's all eco-friendly too - no toxic materials are required :) With this multi-printed owl, I plan to make napkins and maybe print it for tea towels too...still considering it :o)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

early morning breakfast

Today I felt a little ambitious for breakfast - I normally have something very simple and easy to eat (is that possible?!). Yesterday, I steamed some dumplings for lunch and thought it'd be nice to have that in the morning for a change. So, I steamed frozen wonton and siu long bao (soup dumpling) on lettuce leaves (so they won't stick to the plate) and made some jasmine tea. With the sun out and the birds chirping, it was so relaxing...I recommend you try it sometime :)


Lavish ordered a number of things for their store, which you can see in the picture, before I delivered it! It's so nice to find another home for my tea towels and of course robots! Hopefully I can go and take pictures of them in the store :)

508 Hayes Street
(between Octavia & Laguna)

San Francisco. CA. 94102

Thursday, March 11, 2010

perfect black tunic

I went out with my friend, Tomoko (who is such a talented graphic designer) and we indulged our eyes at Anthropologie today. There were so many cute garments there but one dress literally almost made me pee in my pants (not literally!) - this black tunic dress is EXACTLY identical to one that I had sketched many months before and was looking everywhere for something similar in stores! It's so simple and versatile - you can wear it like a dress or with a top underneath (which is the way I would wear it). Striped shirts like the one above would be perfect or a bright colored top for contrast.!)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

new stationary

Finally, a couple new additions to our stationary section! I'm quite excited about them because they are the designs from my new tea towels - the heart and popsicles. The heart one is my favorite at the moment - it's clean and simple with a great vintage feel. I can't wait to use them myself :o)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

100+ sales!

I think from day one on etsy, I couldn't wait until I'd reach 100 sales - and that finally came true this month! For some reason in my head, I felt as if 100 was the hump and once exceeding that, I would be out of the "do people like my products" zone :p Maybe it's more of a reason to exhale and be enthusiastic of a new year of business! I'm grateful every day that I can do what I love most :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Owl Barn's Anthropologie Necklace Giveaway!

My Owl Barn's Anthropologie Necklace Giveaway!: "Use your imagination ;)"

One of new favorite blogs "My Owl Barn" is having a giveaway - a Anthropologie owl necklace! Either blog or tweet about the giveaway to participate and hopefully win the ultra cute necklace!