I’m not super into Halloween or anything, but I love horror movies.

And I’m not talking about the bad scary movies like The Grudge/Ring/etc.

I’m talking old horror, Film Noir types. Like my favourite: Nosferatu.

Happy Haunting :]



swoon vs. cyclone, Brooklyn Museum

Today my post is actually something I have to do for school, but it was pretty amazing and inspiring so of course I had to share.

For my Art in the Elementary School Studio class we’ve been divided up into small groups and asked to research an artist to theoretically introduce to elementary-aged students and present ways in which to integrate the art with other subjects relevant to the students, as well as the artist.

So pretty easy right?¬† Haha, well… with the artist my partner and I are doing our research on, it is.

“Callie” Curry aka Swoon is an amazing Floridian turned New York street artist. Utilizing blockprinting and wheatpasting as her main medium, Swoon creates beautiful images of the people around here. (For a more in depth description of her work and intentions visit Philagrafika 2010)

We’re basing our research off of this clip, which along with the website mentioned above, I believe give a pretty great summation of what everyone is Swoon-ing over.


Hand Plate

The sweet hand plate above is from Ardayclay (sorry it’s sold out!)


So as aforementioned in a few of my posts, my posting schedule has to change for some pretty clich√© reasons, but I’ll still explain my way to redemption.

For those that don’t know (or haven’t read my page… ahem, yes you) I work at the Portland Children’s Museum as an Early Childhood Education instructor plus I’m attending Portland State University for my Masters degree in Arts Education with 45 hours of practicum to fulfill at Sunnyside Environmental School.

Needless to say I’m just a little bit busy, but definitely in a good way. Unfortunately that means that blogging has to be left for Sundays when I’m not working, schooling, or practicum-ing it up. Don’t be sad though because this means that I’ll actually have a posting schedule where-as before I would just randomly post whenever I could. Yay for organization!

Perhaps I have an affinity for the name LuLu (it was my name in French class for several years) but I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that I just fell in love with louloudo‘s (Lousie Evans) SUPER DUPER THINGS shop on Etsy.


I want everything. Seriously.


Mini leather stag silhouette in vintage frame

This is probably my favourite item: Mini Leather Stag Silhouette in a Vintage Frame.

It’s just so small and so sweet, and makes my little heart beat beat beat.



Mirror Mirror Necklace.

Totally the fairest of them all.


The Schoolmistress - vintage collar necklace

Schoolmistress Vintage Collar Necklace.

I’m dying. This is so cute.

Wing Commander - epaulette brooches


Wing Commander Epaulette Brooches.



Sooo… if anyone wants to get me a early/late/half birthday gift or something for the holidays I’m just giving you a heads up. :]


Her things are seriously amazing though, and you should check out all of her other endeavors via any of the links I posted at the top.

Happy Shopping!