Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Originally uploaded by desireux.

Wishing you a blessed holiday season and a great year ahead.

Ps: Go easy on the eggnog :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Front page yeah!

Front page yeah!
Originally uploaded by desireux.

Starry Night made it to the front page of Etsy today. I'm not sure how long it was on, but saw it around 2.30 pm, and by 4 pm it was no more there. It's my first time ever being on the front page of Etsy so it was quite a thrill.

Thank you very much Terbear for including me in a treasury with all the beautiful paper art.

Click here and it'll take you to my flickr where you can see a larger image and admire the other creations on the front page.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pasadena here I come

Pasadena here I come
Originally uploaded by desireux.

I'm so excited!

I managed to get Rose Bowl tickets!

Initially when the tickets went on sale for the season ticket holders, there were a couple on Craigslist going for 500/pair. I thought they were a good deal but didn't get them.

So, on the 11th the ticket sales were open to the public. Around 23,000 tickets reserved by Illinois were already sold and there were only 2000+ left. I was contemplating going the night before to queue up, but then decided i wasn't willing to do so :P

Woke up at 6 something that morning, the weather was horrible. Cold icy rain.. so I snuggled in bed a little while more and then took the bus to Assembly Hall. Reached about 8am, expecting to see a long long line, but to my *joy* I saw that the line wasn't too long! A little smile was appearing on my face.

Although they were supposed to sell the tickets at 9am, they started early and by 8.20 am I was jumping up and down and calling my friend because I had the tickets (actually just receipt at that time) in hand.

This morning, the UPS guy came knocking and I tore open the envelope to see my shiny crisp tickets. I'm going to be in the Rose Bowl with 97,000 other fans. Hopefully I'll be with the other Illini fans, can't wait to go get a new orange shirt with maybe an orange hairband!

Can't wait!! .... but I've to get through two more finals. Yay.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Holiday Card Project 2007

deviantART is organizing a Holiday card project where anyone can send in a greeting card to be given to people who are hospitalized during the holiday season. It's the fourth year they are doing this, it's a great way to bring a little cheer to patients in hospital.

The idea behind this project is to do something nice for others but if you still need another reason, deviantART members who submit a card will receive a months free subscription to deviantART and a chance to win prizes.

It's a easy way to make someone happy at this time of the year, so if you're interested (I hope you are!), read more here. The card has to reach by the 17th though, so it's probably best to send asap.

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Big Yellow Bird with red tights :)
Originally uploaded by desireux.

I've finally edited this year's Thanksgiving photos and uploaded them to Flickr. This year I did something different. I visited Chicago to see the annual parade. It's been a tradition for the city since 1934, and also has large helium cartoon characters like the Macy's parade. It was my first time seeing these giants, so I was rather thrilled. The weather was so cold though, but it didn't seem to deter anyone.

For more photos you can see the whole set on my Flickr.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Things people do.

Originally uploaded by desireux.

I was going out this morning when I looked down at my car and saw this! One of my neighbors must have been too free/ too loving/ drunk!

The past two days were kind of snowy. But it was nice because for once, the 'feel like' temperature was actually warmer than the real temperature. It was -1 Celcuis but felt like 1 C. I couldn't have been happier after the few super freezing days. There's supposed to be freezing rain tonight and through the weekend, so that's not too good. Hopefully the roads won't be trecherous because I need to do groceries and run some errands.

Finals week is next week and it's going to be tough. I feel like I haven't had a chance to breathe since the beginning of October with school, experiments, the Halloween rush, a commission, Christmas ... But this winter break I think I need to go somewhere and do something fun just to re-charge for the next semester.

Anyway, I'm probably going to set up my Christmas tree tonight. Will post photos!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Red Nosed Rudolph

Unveiled: 180 pop-up cards
Originally uploaded by desireux.

Here's little Rudolph with his nose so red ... :)
So this is a special holiday design from my new line of 180 degree pop-up greeting cards which I was so excited about yesterday. I've listed them on Etsy and hope others love him as much as I do!

These 180 degree pop-ups are made with a special technique, it lies totally flat on a surface so it functions very well as a lovely piece of decoration. I'll be uploading more designs so stay tuned.