Saturday, December 19, 2015

Getting a Christmas Tree Dressed as Princess Leia + Clara Oswald

i know it's been like, a hundred million years since i posted, but i finally have some fun pictures to post.

photos by my sister darrion:

This is at the tree farm, and Mom had just asked me to hold her coffee mug thing
{I don't drink coffee}.
My hair is twisted in two little buns, like Princess Leia.
My garb is a J.C. Penney coat,
{a look-a-like to the one Clara Oswald wore in "Day of the Doctor"}
an infinity scarf my grandma gave me for my birthday last year {I think}
a pair of fingerless gloves with the Empire symbol on one glove
+ the Rebel symbol on the other glove {from Hot Topic}
and some cool earring with the rebel symbol from Star Wars {I bought them at Hot Topic}.

"Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, you're our only hope."

What I usually do with my face. 
And I just wanted to point out how my scarf is doing like nothing whatsoever.

My "okay we've got a tree, let's get outta here" face.

Merry Almost-Christmas,



Sunday, August 16, 2015

Le Play

"Her name is Lola!"

   So it was said of my character in our Patch the Pirate play known as Patch the Pirate Goes to the Jungle. Yours truly was cast originally as a sleepy male lion named Leo with only two lines, but then was expanded upon and renamed to Lola, and given about six lines.

   I was excited when we were told that us animals {a chimp, zebra, and warthog along with me} were going to have special makeup. All of the others in the cast were given blush {which looks rather strange, everyone had very pink cheeks that night!} but my friend Emily were given a total makeover.

   Here she is! She was first in line for the makeup chair {i.e. a stool in our church's kitchen} and she looks really cute!

   I was second in the makeup chair and was "made up" by the sister of the makeup lady. Everyone kept glancing at my face and smiling. It took about an hour for my makeup to be applied, and then an extra ten minutes for touch-ups!
Some of the really little kids were a tad frightened, I think little Fina was still apprehensive by the time we left to go home :) But little Julia and little Clara kept giggling when I'd tickle them with my tail and say "you're the lion" or "you look like a cat!". It was very cute.

   Zulu the Zebra and Lola the Lion! A little girl wrote later that she liked how we and our elephant friend interacted! I was pleased! Emily also did my hair, which is a variation of Lindsey Stirling's "peacock" hairstyle, but we had less time, and no mirror. She did crazy loop things in the back instead :) 

   Of course we had to stick a derp photo in there!
   The play was tons of fun, and tons of work! But I got to know some of the kids a lot better, which was a privilege :)

Like my lion face?


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Year in Review + What is to Come

I know this isn't 2014, but in December of that year, the Monday after the DOS came out, D, our friends Ammelia and Billie and I went to the see the movie, dressed up. I went as Tauriel {and regretted it!} but you can see how much I look different 12 short months ago when I was 16.

I'd gotten a purity ring for my birthday in 2013, but never had it sized properly for my little fingers {I don't have super skinny fingers but I do have short ones} and then I finally did.
I chose this one because of the hearts, and the fact that it reminds me of the Arkenstone from the Hobbit.

Here's my height compared to Isabelle's at the American Girl B&B. I'm only 5'2", but you can see how tiny that little ten year old is! A twelve year old at my church said how nice it must be to be so tall, I laughed, because I'm the shortest in the "older girls" group, besides my friend Kate, who's just about my height or a smidge smaller.

We also began art in the beginning of the school year in 2013, and this is me tweaking a tea cup sketch before watercoloring.

We were in a play in April, the week before I got my braces {eek!} and my friend Jenny, D and I were cast as Southern Belles. I'd had my eye on an Alice in Wonderland gown that was on Party City, but I couldn't justify buying it! So for the play, my mom bought it, along with some Kidd boots off Amazon.

From the left, D as Darla, Jenny as Patsy and me as Roberta!
We had a total of about three lines each, and a song at the beginning of the play. Unfortunately, one of the main characters gave me a cold, so I was sniffling for most of the 1 week practice! Happily, I was equipped with a handkerchief, as every proper lady should!

Before braces! This photo was taken mere hours before I had all of my metal work done. We actually went to see the Winter Soldier right after that. Let me tell you, my teeth HURT! I was rocking back and forth in my theater seat because of the teeth pain!

D would kill me if I didn't give her credit, but mah little sis snapped this shot at the pass, and you can see my braces! I've got red and blue bands {for Independence Day} and you can also see my short locks!

Speaking of locks... Eek! And after the braces came the hair! I'd been growing my then about mid waist/getting towards hip-length hair for about 2 years, with various trim lengths and even layering about six months beforehand. This photo has my hair wet, by the way.

Yup, there went mah hair! I was going to get it chin length, but it ended up being a little long because our hairdresser, Bonnie said that my face shape/jaw shape wouldn't look very good with that length, so it became longer.

The end of August brought back Doctor Who! D and I dressed properly for the occasion! Sadly, we were rather disappointed with the 8th season, even though I own many of the screen accurate garb that Clara wore throughout that season :)

September brought D to the fair, which also meant I had to go. She had been offered to do a drawing demo thing at the fair, and so that meant we all went there. Let me get this straight, I hate fairs. It's really hot, the food tastes like dirt {besides the scones!!} the teenagers are really irritating and the children run wild. I told D to make sure that someday, when my future gentlemen friend asks me to marry him, he doesn't ask me at a fair :)

October brought our friends Ammelia and Billie from a long ways away {their house} ! I REGRET NOTHING!! Ammie, if you see this, I regret nothing :) Anyway, we also started helping at the Awana program at our church, and they have lots of fun themes for each night, and this photo is from the theme "Crazy Hair Night". Mine's covered in glitter hair spray, and Ammie's is so long she just twistied it. D had hears all curled like Raina's from AOS.

November came along, and then DISNEYLAND, BABY! And better yet, they have lots of Avengers stuff at the "Innovations" place there. I call this photo *fangirling* because that's what I'm basically doing :) That is a legit Iron Man suit, there were about 10 in all in that area. I plan to do a more detailed post with excerpts from my journal, which best describes the experience.

December, well, was a rather quiet month. Our choir concert was on a Monday, and a week earlier than when we usually do it. D was ill so it took a while for us to go get our tree {we usually get it the day after Thanksgiving}. I, D and our friends Kate and Jenny sang three songs for the senior luncheon that D, Mom and I help at. It didn't really feel like Christmas, though, which was sad to me. I still love Christmastide, and I hope to make it more memorable this coming year. Maybe it was because we saw BOFA the day before it was released here {a Tuesday} and the sadness of it made my heart melancholy. Who knows?

What Is To Come

I hope to write more on this blog, and write how I honestly feel about things. I hope to be able to look back on this and smile, whatever is to come.