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Aesthetics and beauty and houses i seriously can’t afford.

Posted by ON in Dear Diary

I’m getting a little ridiculous about aesthetics; possibly because i’m doing so much design lately.

This is primarily manifesting in my personal life as a strong desire to create my own beautiful space. I’ve been trolling diy, craft and living-space design blogs, thinking about what would make a room look beautiful to me.

Decor8Apartment TherapyDesign SpongeRecyclartDudecraft

And, y’know, now that i’m making consistent income i’m also jonesing for a beautiful house. Someplace i love and care for. A place i could leverage into a space for writers and friends and, i dunno, just a place that’s beautiful and inspiring and can serve many purposes.

I keep looking at these outrageously expensive Victorian homes in Portland … cause i’m crazy … and possibly stupid. I think maybe i got infected with the awesomeness of Neil‘s house. I keep thinking, “yeah, i could do that.”

The main house i’m crazy about is:

I keep racking my brain for ways to finance this ludicrous plan. I’m having fantasies about writer’s retreats and workshops and and and … If i don’t get over this obsession soon, there could possibly be a call for crowd-sourcing.


art day 30 – [crafts] Word Collage

I took a few of my short stories and dumped them into After a little fiddling, i like the results (for the second, probably better than the source material. :p)

First i did one of my published stories, “The Application of Gasoline and Sawdust.”

Word Collage 2

Then the second, the name of which will go unsaid:

Word Collage

Some of my Clarion mates may recognize the story, though they’ll probably wish they hadn’t. 😛

art day 29 – [crafts] 3 fonts

I’ve been interested in making fonts for awhile.

These three True Type fonts are experiments, and therefore very dirty and a bit disastrous. But hey, experiments have start somewhere.



First try: I just whipped out my usual sloppy writing and made a font out of it: Test Font 1



Second try: Tried to be more careful. the results are inexplicably more messy: Test Font 2


Third try: Arg! Even more messy! I grabbed a bamboo nib that i had made for my friend Emily and the results are … interesting: Test Font 3 (Bamboo Emily)

Ah well, i’ll practice some more and try again later.