Saturday, April 26, 2014

Gothic Lolita Picnic

It was a very nice day today. Friends and I threw a Gothic Lolita picnic. It was a fun time and my husband made gourmet veggie sandwiches for everyone, which got eaten up very quickly! Lovely outfits and fun times. I brought a few gothic beauty magazines for others to read. My friends brought food, drinks and games, than we went to my place after to watch flicks. 

My friend gave us these bracelets as gifts :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

DIY Gothic candle holders

If you can't afford a gothic candle holder. Make one! This is a cool, frugal way to make your own candle holders. This is a fun and simple project that is easy to do.

What you will need:

1. An old empty wine bottle or a sparkling soda bottle (washed out and dried.)
2. A long candle (make sure to get the kind that drip so you can get a cool effect)
3. A knife or tool for whittling.
4. Things to decorate your candle holder if you so wish.
5. A lighter or other source of fire to light candle when done.


Decorate bottle as you so please or leave as is. If I have a good wine bottle that looks vampiric or gothic I usually just leave it. Whittle the long candle to fit inside bottle if you need and voila! you have your candle holder. Over time in a few weeks you will have a cool drippy effect running down the sides of your bottle. You might want to weigh your wine bottle down so it doesn't fall over easily. Mine almost fell with the candle lit. Whoops! Good thing I have reflexes like a cat. I did make it on a hard surface so it wouldn't have done much harm ;)

Here are a few pics of our final products. Afterwards we watched a little Game of Thrones. We had quite a bit of fun.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fantasy Faire 2014

 We made our way to the Fantasy Faire this year in San Jose. We had such a great time. I hope you guys can come and check it out if you are in the Bay Area. My favorite were the dragons and fairies and these awesome booths with really cool felt fantasy characters and another one that had amazing gothic, steampunk and whimsical jewelry.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Art Showing 2014

I was in an amazing group art showing. We all had a lot of fun. The energy was something so wonderful that it is hard to put into words.  My friends and family came out to support me and other artists. I am also showing at a cool place down town. It is nice to have an art show before I get on the plane again and fly elsewhere for a while.

A few of my art pieces that were hung.