Scene from History’s Time Travel Panel Discussion

June 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm | Posted in 2017, Clinton, Drama, historical fiction, History, Kristin Bell, Lady Montagu, obama, Toussaint Louverture, Treatise of the Three Imposters, Trump, Women of the Third Estate of France | Leave a comment

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It is June 2018, and a panel discussion is set to begin. Some of our guests have time-traveled from the past and have just received a download of information into brain microchips about the history of the time they have missed in their great sleep. In fairness to all of the panelists, our contemporary guests have also received historical downloads to fill in the gaps in their knowledge base. On our panel, we have Toussaint Louverture, the most famous leader of the Haitian Revolution of 1791. We also welcome Lady Mary Wortley Montagu who traveled and wrote in the 1700s. We are pleased to announce we have uncovered the writers of the Treatise of the Three Imposters from 1719, but we are still not revealing their names at this juncture. They will answer as a group from behind a darkened screen. Last, but certainly not least, from the time of the French Revolution, we have the women of the Third Estate who petitioned the King on behalf of all women in 1789. On the panel of contemporary leaders, we have Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. All of the panelists have had a few weeks to get over the shock of the historical record, and are now ready to discuss what they consider to be their “ideal society.” Welcome everyone.

Donald Trump: I’d just like to say for the record that I think this is totally unfair, and sad, very sad. I know the fake media is going to twist everything I say. You can’t trust them. They got me indicted and fired. It was a witch hunt. A very huge one. Huge. It was so huge you have no idea. Not fair.

Moderator: Duly noted Mr. Trump. Please take your seat. That is not the matter at hand. Let’s begin.

Donald Trump: Not fair.

~ Trump sits with the rest of the panelists, and we begin.

Moderator: First, let’s welcome all of our guests from the past. What a journey you have made. Congratulations! Technology is a marvelous thing. Let’s give them a round of applause for their amazing time traveling.

~ Audience applauds with fervor.

Moderator: And now, Mr. Toussaint Louverture, please tell us a little bit about yourself and what your ideal society would consist of, please.

Toussaint Louverture: Merci. This is an amazing time I must say. I am only saddened to hear that my home of Saint-Domingue, oh, pardon me, Haiti it is now called, has not fared very well. My brothers did win our freedom with the Haitian Revolution as you call it, but I have seen the conditions of poverty there now. As you all know, I was born a slave, but became a man of freedom on the island of Saint-Domingue. It was my fate, and God’s wishes that I die among my captors in France in 1803 (Wikipedia.org 2017). And, it is God’s good fortune that has brought me here today. My ideal society has been both realized and not realized in this time since my death. Those of us who share African ancestry are no longer slaves to the whites. Some would say this is miracle enough, but I have learned of this bitter racism and socioeconomic inequality which infects people today. When I lived, we believed that no longer being slaves would be enough—that we would henceforth be seen as equals among men. It is a great pleasure to sit here with Mr. Barack Obama, who might have been a slave in my day, but became the first African to become President of this high country. He is a testament to how much the world has changed. Unfortunately, his successor is a testament to how much things have not changed.

Trump: Not Fair. Lies. All lies.

Moderator: Mr. Trump, please hold your comments.

Toussaint Louverture: I do not lie, but am used to the ways of the men who would have us subjugated. When I lived, we had to fight them for our very lives and our freedom. Here it is something so similar I cannot even believe it. I have heard of the lives of Black men and women, and the Black Lives Matter movement. How, after all of this time is it still that we need to fight merely for our Black lives? This is the unchanging face of this racism as you call it. A racism that elected a man who ran on a ticket which dismissed and ridiculed people of color, women, the disabled, and others. But, he will fade into the racist history I am sure. My ideal society is becoming. The world will turn against this infection of racism eventually. When I learned of the ways of change that have happened throughout the world—ways in which equality has triumphed—I cried for the men who would have given anything to learn that the future was so bright.

Hillary Clinton: Yes, men and women Mr. Louverture.

Toussaint Louverture: My pardons, madam. Men and women. I am just learning about the strides of women. It is remarkable. We never even considered that women would be where they are today, but it makes sense to me now. In my ideal society, both men and women of all races as they are called, would be equal and live with freedom, peace, and prosperity.

Trump: I have the best black friends Toussaint, truly. I’m the biggest supporter of them. Women too. Women love me, because I love them. You know, I run the best beauty contest to showcase the most beautiful women you have ever seen. You would love it! Everyone loves it.

Toussaint Louverture: Umm…?

Moderator: Mr. Trump, thank you, please wait.

Trump: Not fair. Totally unfair. Hillary said something, and now you are telling me to be quiet?!? Soooooo unfair. Typical. Let’s just be fair. That’s all I’m saying. Because in my “ideal society” it would all be fair. I’m about fairness. I’m a hugely, bigly fair guy. You can ask anyone. I’ve never been unfair to anyone. I don’t tolerate that—that unfair stuff.

Moderator: Let’s move on to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Can you tell us a little about yourself and what your “ideal society” would be like Lady Montagu?

Lady Montagu: Thank you. I am Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. I am from London and was a part of the highest society there. My husband was Edward Montagu, and was an ambassador to the Turkish court for a time. My husband and I traveled with our children to the Turkish court, and saw some amazing sights along our route, which I wrote about in letters to friends (Jacob 2001, 138). Unlike Mr. Louverture, I do not understand this “Black Lives Matter” nonsense. Quite frankly, it is beneath me to even comment on it, but I will if I must. You see, I know the quite a lot about the world, and have seen the most delightful things in my travels—glorious gardens (Lady Montagu 1716, 139), plays with gilded vessels (Montagu 1716, 141), and even a “field being yet strewed with the skulls and carcases of unburied men, horses, and camels…[from the battle at Carlowitz] where the last great victory was obtained by Prince Eugene over the Turks” (Montagu 1717, 146). I have seen all the great leaders, I assure you, and none of them are “black” as you call them. I know that “the dark people of North Africa” and the rest of that dark continent could never be admired (Jacob 2001, 138). It is sad, but true. They just have not developed like the rest of us in civilized society. I understand if they are not slaves anymore, but Africans will never be like the English. Obviously, the Americas have devolved if they have elected an African to their highest office. The Americans were never very trustworthy anyway. As for my ideal society, I believe I have experienced some of it in my life. The glorious wealth and superiority of the English life is definitely ideal. Now I’ve learned of all of the great technological achievements that have been made, and I would love to travel the world by this airplane you have. It sounds so adventurous. I’ve heard now of women gaining the vote and what you call equality. Well, we must realize that some women are more equal than others if we are honest. Some women, well, it would be to their detriment to have voting powers. But yes, women like myself should definitely have power in society, because we are educated and enlightened enough to provide solid guidance in world affairs.

Moderator: Mrs. Clinton would you like to respond?

Hillary Clinton: Yes, thank you. Lady Montagu, I understand that you are a product of your time. A lot has changed, and the United States is the most powerful country in the world now. We have of course realized that equality is a fundamental part of an ideal society. As a white woman with privilege, I’ve had to really study to understand the Black Lives movement. After Mr. Trump won the electoral college in the last election, I took the time to really invest in learning about Black Lives Matter. I can honestly say, that during the election I did not understand what I understand now. As you are also a white woman of privilege with a fine education, I think it would behoove you to undertake learning about Black Lives Matter. You might begin by reading some of the books written by Barack. He is a fine example, an eloquent speaker and writer, and I’ve learned a lot from him. I might have been a bit dismissive of him when we were running against each other, but we are good friends now.

Barack Obama: Thank you Hillary.

Hillary Clinton: No problem Barack. I know now how big the fish are that we need to fry. Hahaha.

Barack Obama: Yes.

Trump: If that is an inside joke about me, that is unfair. Look at them. They can’t gang up on me like that. Moderator you need to say something. Don’t let them talk!

Moderator: We are here to talk Mr. Trump. Please sit down.

Trump: Unfair. So unfair. Sad.

Moderator: Now the authors of the Treatise of the Three Imposters will speak.

Authors of the TOTTI: Thank you. We will not reveal our histories. We would just like to say that our ideal society is a world in which everyone realizes the folly of their god delusions. As we’ve said before, “one should therefore not be astonished that the world is filled with vain & ridiculous opinions; nothing is better able to give them currency than ignorance” (Anonymous 1719, 95). Also, we should repeat that “if the people could understand into what an abyss ignorance throws them, they would soon shake off the yoke of unworthy leaders, for it is impossible to let reason act without its discovering the truth” (Anonymous 1719, 95). And yes, Mr. Trump, you are an unworthy leader in our opinion. We have no qualms about saying that after what we have seen and read.

Trump: No. Not fair. I won the election by a landslide. Everyone loves me, they truly do, except for the bad ones, like the bad hombres and the feminists. I don’t care. Feminists are all too ugly to get a man anyway. I’ve seen them. They are just ugly. Right Hillary?

Hillary Clinton: No Donald. We’ve had this discussion before.

Moderator: Please sit down Mr. Trump. Let’s hear from the women from the Third Estate in France.

Women of the Third Estate: Vive la révolution, Donald!

Trump: What? No! So unfair! Did you see that?

Moderator: Sit down Mr. Trump.

Women of the Third Estate: As we were saying, we have recently learned how women no longer have to grovel at the feet of a king. We will never grovel again. When we wrote in 1789 how we wished for “permission” to be heard, and when we said we did not write “in order to usurp men’s authority, but in order to be better esteemed by them, so that we might have the means of living safe from misfortune” we meant what we said to an extent (Women of the Third Estate 1789). We had to write that way. Now we don’t have to write that way. Women have achieved so much that we were also brought to tears when we learned of the brightness of the future. We have also been moved by the general impetus towards the equality of all people, and acknowledge that any ideal society will include complete equality for all people. We have much to learn about the lives of Black people. We admit we never considered it before, but we will make it a priority and invite Lady Montagu to do the same. As most of us have grown up as worshippers, we have never considered a world without a God and the worship of God, but we also never thought about time travel, yet here we are. We agree to hear out the authors of the Treatise of the Three Imposters. We might not agree with them, but we will see. It is amazing to us that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are leaders in this world. We are sad Mrs. Clinton was not elected. We all agree that Trump is a buffoon.

Trump: What?!?! You are all just ugly feminists that no one would ever touch! Look at them. Am I right people?

~ Audience is silent.

Hillary Clinton: Oh what a tangled web we weave…

Barack Obama: What is that about the chickens coming home to roost again?

Moderator: And with that, we will end this discussion for now, so that we can give each panelist a break. Thank you all for coming today. We will continue this discussion tomorrow. Let’s have a round of applause.

~ Audience applauds.

~ End of scene one.

 

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Bibliography

Anonymous. 1719. Selections from Treatise of the Three Imposters in The Enlightenment: A Brief History with Documents by Margaret Jacob 2001. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Jacob, Margaret C. 2001. The Enlightenment: A Brief History with Documents. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley 1716-17. Correspondence in The Enlightenment: A Brief History with Documents by Margaret Jacob 2001. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Wikipedia. 2017. “Toussaint Louverture.” Accessed June 15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toussaint_Louverture.

Women of the Third Estate. 1789. “Petition of Women of the Third Estate to the King” in The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Document History by Lynn Hunt 1996. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

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Be You

June 17, 2017 at 1:15 am | Posted in 2017, Depression, disability, employment, female, feminist, human, illustration, job, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Schizophrenia | Leave a comment

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When I was a teenager I remember cringing when people would say I was so nice. I mean, I appreciated the compliment somewhat, but at the same time I always wanted someone to say I was smart and beautiful. Not nice. Nice was banal. Nice was stupid. One classmate even said once “oh, I didn’t know you were smart. You are so nice.” What was I supposed to say to something like that? I remember one year my best friend got me a shirt that said “heart of gold brain of spam.” Hahahaha. So funny. I laughed. I never understood why being nice meant that you had to be stupid and ugly.

When I went to college the first year I was also under the impression that being smart meant you were nerdy looking. You couldn’t be “femme” as the kids say these days. Girls couldn’t be both smart and girly. Basically, in order to be considered smart we all know you need to be as much of a man as possible. But then I went to a women’s college full of smart women who were also stylish, beautiful, and girly. They changed my mind. Women could look however they wanted to look and be smart. They didn’t have to fit into a box of computer-nerd chic in order to be smart—they could if they wanted to, but they didn’t have to.

Why am I telling you this? Because I got fired today. And because I’ve been fired from so many jobs I lost count. Because it sends me into a spiral of hating myself for being who I am and what I do. I think of all the times I’m not good enough. How I didn’t do the thing right, whatever the “thing” might be. How I’m superfluous and not valuable to society. How I’ll never be what I think I should have been. How I’m incapable of the simplest things sometimes.

But I had to stop myself from that spiral and remember the wise words from my teacher this term. He said you have to be you. You can’t pretend to be something you aren’t, because you will always end up being you anyway. That made sense to me. So, I looked at the image I drew of my teacher and reminded myself that in good times and bad I have to be me. I know that I made some mistakes with my job, but I also realized that part of the problem was that they didn’t want me, they wanted someone else. They wanted the girl who used to do the job, not me. They wanted me to come in and be her, and I couldn’t, because I’m not her. They wanted me to write like her and have the same story ideas and do the same things, but I couldn’t, so I didn’t, and it got me fired. I knew that they wanted her and not me the first week.

Sometimes the consequences of being ourselves, well, the consequences are less than desirable. When you are someone who exists on the margins of society consequences happen more often than not. Sometimes who we are is in such conflict with what society deems appropriate and valuable that we have to hide the best we can in order to survive, so I don’t begrudge anyone who can’t let their freak flag really fly.

I am the type of person who is pretty much incapable of hiding in order to survive. I try sometimes, but it never works out. So, the bit about being nice? Well, a number of years ago I realized that it wasn’t such a bad thing being nice. I’ve tried purposely being pushy in my life. That never worked. It just doesn’t pan out for me. I thought about it a lot and the people who I like and admire ARE nice, so why should I ever think that was a bad thing? I’m not always nice mind you (obviously), but if I tend to be a nice person in general, I guess it is okay. I like being nice to people. I like it when people are nice to me. People talk about how women shouldn’t have to be nice, and I agree. But what if that is who some of us are at times? I gave up trying to be forceful, pushy, and mean and decided I would work on being the nicest person I could be, because that is a quality I like about others. I don’t want to be fake nice. I just want to be nice in the amount that goes with who I am.

I also gave up trying to be a tomboy—something I never was. I embraced my inner femme and now dress pretty much how I want to. I don’t care if people think I’m a frivolous stupid woman for wearing a bow in my hair all the time. I really don’t care if they think I look ridiculous and dumb and uncool.

Still, the consequences for being me continue to exist and exert their power. Today after I lost my job I was reminded of that. It was me they fired. It hurts, and I struggle to think I still have value in a world that counts your value by the amount of money in your bank account and your ability to hold a job. I think about how I should have just done it differently, but the truth is, I couldn’t. There are reasons why I didn’t do the job like the other woman did it. Those reasons aren’t really important now, but I had them. If my boss had bothered to ask I’m sure I would have shared them.

The truth is sometimes people don’t ask, and reasons don’t matter. We have to live with the consequences of being ourselves. Does it do any good to wonder why I can’t be someone other than who I am? No. We can learn from mistakes, but we can’t un-become ourselves even when we really want to. Those are the hardest days. Those are the days I need to look at the picture I drew of my teacher saying “BE YOU” and remember that being me is the best part of the journey, not the worst. I’m typing this, so I can remember the enthusiasm my teacher spoke with about how “being you” is like an amazing gift to the universe and that we all have a place and purpose. It makes sense. Sometimes I feel it and understand it. On days when I get fired I just have to remind myself enough until I feel better.

Stickers For Portfolio Display

April 27, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in 2017, animal portraits, Animals, Art, Cartoon, cat bow tie, Cat Stories, Cute, design, Kristin Bell, stickermule | Leave a comment

So, I’m taking my last required graphic design class this term, and we all are putting on a show where we meet people and show off our stuff. We have to give stuff away, so one of my giveaways are stickers. Here are some pics of the stickers I’ve made! Stickers are so fun! I got them printed through #stickermule.

“Voodoo Lounge” Video

September 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm | Posted in 2016, Americana, animation, Appaloosa, Art, artist, arts & crafts, Country, Folk, Kristin Bell, Music, Music Video, Roots, skeleton, voodoo, Voodoo Lounge | 2 Comments

FREE Oregon Ducks Conquer All Coloring Page!

September 3, 2016 at 10:27 pm | Posted in 2016, Art, art journal, artist, arts & crafts, Beavers, Cartoon, Cheering, Color, coloring, coloring book, Ducks, Football Season, Free, go ducks, Huskies, Kristin Bell, Oregon, Oregon State University, rivalry, University of Oregon, University of Washington, Washington | Leave a comment

I had to make this, because my parents are big Oregon Ducks fans. They were watching the Ducks WIN today, so I thought I’d poke the Oregon State Beavers and the University of Washington Huskies with this comic. LOL. Feel free to download and print it off to color. It will fit on an 8-1/2 x 11 piece of paper. I recommend borderless printing if your printer can do that, but it isn’t necessary. Enjoy! Go Ducks!

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Fold Out Map for Christmas Ships Project Rough

November 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm | Posted in 2015, animated gif, Art, brochure, Christmas, design, graphic design, Kristin Bell, map, Portland | Leave a comment

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Must Watch Video!

December 10, 2014 at 4:58 am | Posted in Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Acceptance, Activism, Allies, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks, awareness, Bipolar, BPD, Brain, Depakote, Depression, Diseases, DSM-5, Effexor, Emergency Room, Families, Family, Geodon, Haldol, Health, Kristin Bell, learning through film, Lithium, Mania, Manic, Manic-Depressive, MAO Inhibitors, medical, Medicine, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ocd, Prozac, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psycho, Psychoactive Substances, psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, Seroquel, sickness, stigma, Stories, Suicide, Support System, Surviving, symptoms, TED Talk, treatment, treatment of the mentally ill, Video, Zoloft, Zyprexa | Leave a comment

This is a great presentation/speech. I hope you can watch and share it! It really needs to go viral! Hopefully the correct video will play. It is a TED talk about mental illness and community.

New Brain-Neuron Fabric Gift Wrap Wallpaper!

December 8, 2014 at 7:20 am | Posted in 2014, Anxiety, Art, artist, arts & crafts, astrocytes, axon, axon hillock, Biology, Bipolar, body parts, Brain, Cartoon, cerebellum, clothing, craft, creative, dendrites, Depression, design, design your own fabric, doctor, drawings, fabric, fabric design, Fashion, frontal lobe, gift wrap, golgi apparatus, Health, Holidays, Illustrated, illustrator, Kristin Bell, Mania, Manic, Manic-Depressive, Mental Health, Mental Illness, myelin, neuron, neuron impulse, neuroscience, neurotransmitters, oligodendrocyte, Paranoid Schizophrenia, pillow, Pillows, Prefrontal Cortex, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, wrapping paper | Leave a comment

Hey Everybody! I recently made this new brain/neuron fabric and gift wrap! I made a giant brain pillow for my psychiatrist too, and he seemed to like it which was awesome! :) Here are some pics! Also, the fabric, gift wrap, and wall paper are available on spoonflower here: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3713721

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New Aqua Owl With Glasses Fabric

September 22, 2014 at 4:04 pm | Posted in Kristin Bell | Leave a comment

Just made this new owl fabric with Spoonflower! http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3496804

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This Article

December 20, 2013 at 1:43 am | Posted in Kristin Bell | Leave a comment

Read it.

http://smithwellette.kinja.com/the-violent-side-of-fat-shaming-denying-body-acceptan-1475304758

Dear Interwebs, I’m Tired…

December 19, 2013 at 2:34 am | Posted in 2013, Body, Body Image, Body Narrative, body parts, cheese, Dear Interwebs, Fat, Health, I'm Tired, Kristin Bell, legos, lightbulbs, motor oil, oompa loompa tanned, Rain, scissors, sharks, skinny, stuffed teddy bears, sumi ink, Trees | Leave a comment

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Dear Interwebs,
I’m tired of constantly debating women’s peoples’ bodies. I’m tired of it being the sole focus of so much conversation. I’m tired of “healthy” this and “unhealthy” that. I’m tired of “men want meat not bones” and “eww, gross, you are so fat!” I’m tired of all the health-nut trollers. And I’m even tired of trying to get the health-nut trollers to understand how they are not helpful. I’m tired of ranting about how fat is not the devil. I’m tired of all of the tired “debate” (*cough* yelling *cough*) about how obesity is the single biggest plague on society. I’m tired of having photo competitions to show who is sexiest—fat, skinny, fit, unfit, tall, short, round, normal bodied, differently bodied, tattooed, maimed, jaundiced, oompa-loompa-tanned, blonde, brown, lumpy, frumpy, dimpled, ab-rocking, make-overed, pierced, Barbie, grungy, blah blah blah, etc.—why can we NOT stop talking about bodies?!? Do we all have some form of body? Why yes, yes, we do. I think we can all pretty much agree on that. There are no brains in jars being pushed around on carts that I know of. Yes, our bodies are wonderful and amazing, but can’t we PLEASE PLEASE quit talking about them for five seconds?!? Every day it is a firestorm of shit about people are too fat, people are too thin, people are healthy, people look this way, people look that way, OMG Becky, LOOK AT HER BUTT!!!

Why are we all incessantly patrolling each and every body part of each other? Dude, it is sooooo out of control! Stop the madness! Calgon take me away! So, in an effort to alleviate some of this nonsense, here are a few examples of topics to discuss with your neighbor. You don’t have to discuss heavy world politics or anything (like anyone understands THAT anyway)! JUST SOMETHING ELSE, PLEASE! I’m going to try to make these topics as banal and non-controversial as possible.

Topic #1: Cheese.
Topic #2: Lightbulbs.
Topic #3: Sharks.
Topic #4: Scissors.
Topic #5: Legos.
Topic #6: Rain.
Topic #7: Motor Oil.
Topic #8: Sumi Ink.
Topic #9: Trees.
Topic #10: Stuffed Teddy Bears.

Now, there’s a list of ten things that are rarely discussed on Facebook and the rest of the interwebs. I’m sure if you try hard enough, you can think of many more things to add to the list, and so can I. The next time you are tempted to post about weight loss/gain, your new healthy cleanse/diet/lifestyle, someone else’s (or your own) boobs, thighs, butt, flabby/not flabby arms, how someone is too skinny/fat/unhealthy/healthy/lazy/beautiful/ugly, how the world needs to be changed because people are too fat/skinny/unhealthy/healthy/blah de de blah, etc., well, just consult this list of banal topics. Now, I am not talking about eliminating critiques of culture/body culture all together, but if all you (or I) am going to add is blah blah blah GARBAGE, ill-conceived nonsense and old tired tropes to the conversation, PLEASE put down the keyboard and WALK, CRAWL, SCOOT, LEAVE, GO AWAY FROM the computer! Interwebs, you are just making me too tired to even stare at the screen for hours on end! How dare you!

My Judy the Utie Fabric Made into Scrubs Hats! Woo!

December 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Posted in 2013, Art, Clothes, clothing, doctor, fabric, fabric design, funny, Geek, gift, Goofy, gynecology, Handmade, hat, hats, Health, heart, Hearty Arty, Judy the Utie, Kristin Bell, medical, nurse, OBGYN, scrubs, spoonflower, surgery, uterus | Leave a comment

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Oh my gosh you guys! So, I’ve been making fabric using spoonflower.com. And a nice woman who makes scrubs (medical) hats and things found my fabric and turned them into hats! Here is the link to her ebay store: http://www.ebay.com/usr/laserjill

The thought of doctors and nurses walking around with Judy the Utie on their heads just makes me smile inside and out! How wonderful! I’m including her pics of the hats! And here is the link to my fabric: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1125213

I’m also going to be doing more fabrics with organs. lol. For example, Hearty Arty featured here: http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/2660407 (and below), which isn’t for sale yet, because I have to get a sample first. :) Soon though! :)

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My Octopus Fabric!

December 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Posted in 2013, Art, artist, design, design your own fabric, drawings, fabric, fabric design, Kristin Bell, octopus, sewing, sewn | Leave a comment

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I’m pretty excited about how my octopus fabric turned out! It is totally weird! lol I drew the picture of the octopus on my iPad, and then got it printed through Spoonflower: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2624270. I am not sure how I’m going to use the fabric just yet, but I thought I’d share it with you all! :) Oh, this is one yard of fabric.

New Surprise for My Psychiatrist: Dog Pillows!

November 16, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Posted in 2013, animal portraits, Animals, Art, arts & crafts, boxer, Cute, Decorating, design, design your own fabric, dog, Dogs, gift, golden retriever, Kristin Bell, pillow, Pillows, present, Psychiatrist, surprise | 2 Comments

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Well, I posted about my dog pics that I’ve been drawing. And I used spoonflower.com to print two of the dog portraits for my psychiatrist. These are his two dogs. Anyway, I made pillows! Yay! I think they are pretty cool! :) :) I hope he likes them!

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iPad Dog Drawings

November 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Posted in 2013, animal portraits, Art, artist, artists, ArtRage, arts & crafts, Cartoon, creative, Dogs, drawings, iPad Air, iPad Art, Kristin Bell, Pets, portrait, Video | Leave a comment

Update: I’ve decided to do custom pet portraits! You can find out how to order one at my etsy shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtByKristinBell/

DogLilyDogMikalaDogDixieDogLucySo, I’ve been doing some new drawings on my new iPad using ArtRage, and I made a little video about doing one of the drawings that I thought I’d share. I’m also posting four of the dogs that I’ve drawn so far. :)

Shadow On A Tightrope 30 Year Celebration!

November 9, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Posted in 1980's, 1990's, 2013, Activism, Anorexia, Aunt Lute Books, Bailey Coy Books, blog carnival, Blogging, Body, Body Image, Body Narrative, book, Books, Bulimia, Bullying, Discrimination, discussion, Equality, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Fat Hatred, feminist, Gastric Bypass, Grrls/Women, Hate, Health, identity, Kristin Bell, library, Magic, Plus Size, Psychology, Reading, Scales, self-care, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, Shadow on a Tightrope, Shame, Supersize, Support System, Weight, Weightloss, Weightloss Industry, weightloss surgery | Leave a comment
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Kaweria (mom) and Nayeli (daughter) reading “Shadow on a Tightrope”

This year is the 30th anniversary of the publishing of Shadow on a Tightrope by Aunt Lute Books, and there is a blog carnival this week for the book! I am so happy to be participating. I can’t think of a lot of books that have changed my life, but I would say that this one has. I was about 19 years old when I first picked up SOAT. I was bulimic and fat, and had always been told that being fat was the worst thing in the world to be. In high school I had starved myself down to a “normal” weight, but I gained back some of the weight by the time I was 19 when I was trying to starve myself again. I remember being in Seattle at Bailey Coy Books (now out of business) where I found the book, and later reading the book during my lunch break at the University Bookstore where I worked for a short time. I could not believe what I was reading! For one thing, there were these other fat people out there! Who knew?!? And some of them had endured horrendous surgeries that I didn’t know existed back then (which are all too common now). AND then they were saying that fatness wasn’t the horrid devil wrapped in bacon strips that I had always been told it was! WHAT?!? Did I read that correctly? I didn’t know it at the time, but the book forever changed my outlook on fat and fat activism. Maybe not all at once, but it all stayed with me. It found a little space in my brain, and when everyone else and all of society screamed at me to be thin I remembered the words in SOAT. I remembered (for once) that this experience of being fat was not something I had to do alone, and even though I didn’t stop the bulimia for years, and hated myself for being fat a lot, the messages from SOAT were there working their magic. And, I really think it was like magic that these words in a book could so profoundly alter my view of the world. Years later I stopped the bulimia, and I now consider myself to be a fat activist of sorts, and SOAT is still helping me to figure out how to live with my body and how to live with a world that hates my body. I am forever indebted to Aunt Lute and all of the people who put the book together. I hope that this book can get in the hands of more fat people just so they know that it doesn’t have to be like this, they don’t have to hate themselves, and they aren’t alone.

Blog About Mental Illness Disclosure on HealthyPlace.com

November 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Posted in 2013, Acceptance, Activism, Anorexia, Bipolar, Blogging, Borderline Personality, Bulimia, crazy, Denial, Depression, Discrimination, discussion, Eating Disorders, Ethics, HealthyPlace.com, Kristin Bell, Lunatic, Manic-Depressive, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ocd, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Psychiatry, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, stigma | Leave a comment

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Hey Everybody! I just wanted to let you know that I had a blog story published over at HealthyPlace.com. Here is the link: http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/yourmentalhealth/2013/10/30/is-not-disclosing-mental-illness-perpetuating-stigma/ . I hope you read the article and can participate in the conversation. I’m really interested to hear what people think! Thanks! :)

You Know Your Symptoms the Best!

October 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Posted in 2013, Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks, Bipolar, Borderline Personality, BPD, Brain, Bulimia, Compulsive Eating, Compulsive Exercising, DBT, Depression, Eating Disorders, EDNOS, Education, Haldol, Haldol DEC, Haldol Decanoate, Happy, Health, Injections, Kristin Bell, Lithium, long-acting injectables, Mania, Manic, Manic-Depressive, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mood Stabilizers, negative symptoms, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ocd, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Prescription Meds, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psycho, Psychoactive Substances, psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, self-care, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, stigma, Stress, Support System, symptoms, treatment, Zoloft, Zyprexa | Leave a comment

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Recently I made a medication change (with the help of my psychiatrist), and as you might know from your own interactions with meds sometimes it can cause issues to develop. I was happily strolling along for a couple of months with a few bad days here and there, and then I started to notice the bad days piling up more often. I was really irritable, sad, became unmotivated, and suicide starting sounding better. I became alarmed, because I knew something was going wrong, but how was I supposed to explain to my psychiatrist that “irritable” is a symptom for me?

The problem with mental illness is that even when we fit into a diagnosed category of disorder, we all have our own unique symptoms that we need to pay attention to. I have schizophrenia, but for years I didn’t appear “sick enough” to most doctors, because they expected me to be talking to the walls and completely disheveled. There were times when I was talking to the walls and completely disheveled, but the doctors rarely saw me during those times, so they figured I wasn’t that bad off. Because I could communicate relatively well most doctors dismissed schizophrenia as a diagnosis.

Over the years I have come to realize what my symptoms are (for the most part), and now that I am doing better I can advocate for myself more effectively. However, it still isn’t easy to call up my psychiatrist and say “wow, I’m extremely irritable, this isn’t normal for me, and I need to increase my meds.” Most psychiatrists won’t believe that “irritable” is in any way related to schizophrenia, but for me (and many others) it is. I don’t become psychotic over night, and I don’t believe that I should have to be talking to walls in order to get the help I need. I also don’t believe that people should have to try to kill themselves before mental health professionals take people seriously.

Unfortunately, a lot of mental health professionals won’t take a person seriously unless they are debilitated to the point of needing to be hospitalized. So, as people living with mental illness or people who love people with mental illness, we have to be very proactive about getting the help we need before it turns into a crisis. Think about the good days and what you are like on those days, and compare them to the bad days. What are YOUR symptoms? How do things manifest in your day to day life? You might want to write down what you know your symptoms to be, and take that list with you when you talk to your doctor. It isn’t easy or fun, but we have to advocate for ourselves even when we are not doing our best.

In the end, you know your symptoms the best. Remember that you aren’t “crazy” for wanting to feel better and you aren’t making up excuses. Be pragmatic and straightforward, and get the help you need.

Karaoke Ani Difranco’s Hypnotized

August 27, 2013 at 3:28 am | Posted in 2013, Ani Difranco, Hypnotized, Karaoke, Kristin Bell, Music, Music Video, Singing, Song, songs | Leave a comment

Update on Abilify Maintena Use!

July 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Posted in 2013, Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Bipolar, crazy, drugs, Haldol, Haldol DEC, Haldol Decanoate, insanity, Kristin Bell, long-acting injectables, Medicine, Mental Health, Mental Illness, negative symptoms, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Prescription Meds, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psycho, Psychoactive Substances, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, Science, symptoms, treatment, treatment-resistant | Leave a comment

Spoonflower Now Has Giftwrap!

May 27, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Posted in 2013, Animals, Art, artist, arts & crafts, Cat Leap, Cats, Children, circles, Colorful, craft, creative, Cute, design, design your own fabric, dots, drawings, for sale, gift wrap, green, Happy, Illustrated, iPad Art, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Panda, panda bear, paper, spoonflower, stripes, unique wrapping paper, wrapping paper | Leave a comment

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In addition to wall decals, fabric, and wallpaper, Spoonflower.com now has gift wrap! I got two of my designs in the gift wrap. The first is the panda in circles, and the second is the small kitties playing! I LOVE the gift wrap! It is so much fun! Check it out if you get a chance and create your own too! :)

Hello Abilify Maintena!

May 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Posted in 2013, Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Anti-psychotics, Chemistry, drugs, extended release, Haldol, Haldol DEC, Haldol Decanoate, Health, Injections, Kristin Bell, long-acting injectables, Mental Health, Mental Illness, negative symptoms, neuroscience, neurotransmitters, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Prescription Meds, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psycho, Psychoactive Substances, psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychosis, Risperdal, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, Seroquel, stigma, symptoms, Trazadone, treatment, treatment-resistant, Trilifon, Zyprexa | Leave a comment

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Some of you may remember that I have been getting Haldol Decanoate injections for the past 13 years or so in order to keep my schizophrenia in check. I wrote about it here: https://kristinbell.org/2012/06/14/the-haldol-injections-after-10-years/. Recently Abilify Maintena, the long-acting injectable form of Abilify came onto the market. After discussing it with my doctor, we decided to give it a try. I have been taking the oral form of Abilify along with the Haldol Dec injections for about two or three years with no adverse side effects, and it has really improved my functioning as well. The long term risks of side effects like tardive dyskinesia are much higher with the Haldol than with the Abilify which is one reason why we decided to switch. Abilify also has fewer metabolic side effects (things like less weight gain are associated with Abilify). We are taking a giant leap into the great unknown. I got my first injection of the Abilify tonight. It comes in an injection kit with sterile water that must be mixed with the powder Abilify and then injected. The Haldol is an oil-based mixture that is also injected. I am hoping to also have less sedation side effects from the Abilify. I’m just crossing my fingers that all will go well. I will keep you all updated as time passes. It is also interesting to note that Abilify Maintena has been approved for much longer in many other countries, but it just became available in the US. The US also lags behind many European countries in the administration of injectable forms of antipsychotics. Personally, I think that all people with chronic schizophrenia should give injectable antipsychotics a try. The injections don’t hurt and it is much easier to manage than oral medications. I’m including some pics of what my injection kit looks like too. It looks complicated, but it really only took about 4-5 minutes to administer including reading the directions! I’m saying Hello to Abilify Maintena and goodbye to my old friend Haldol Decanoate!

Schizophrenia and Negative Symptoms: Q&A with Dr. Potkin

May 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Posted in 2013, Abilify, affective flattening, alogia, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, asociality, avolition, Biology, Bipolar, Brain, Depakote, Depression, dopamine hypothesis, Dr. Steven G. Potkin, drugs, Education, Genentech, Geodon, Haldol, Haldol DEC, Haldol Decanoate, Health, insanity, Irvine (UCI), Kristin Bell, Lithium, Mania, Manic, Medicine, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mood Stabilizers, N-methyl-D-aspartate, NAMI, negative symptoms, neuron, neuroscience, neurotransmitters, NMDA, NMDA receptor hypofunction hypothesis, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Paxil, Prescription Meds, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psycho, Psychoactive Substances, psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychosis, Risperdal, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, Science, Seroquel, stigma, Support System, Surviving, symptoms, synapse, sz, Therapist, Trazadone, treatment, treatment-resistant, Trilifon, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Zyprexa | Leave a comment

negsymp I have some great news! I was able to ask Dr. Steven G. Potkin, Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical Center, some questions regarding the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. He is also the Robert R. Sprague Endowed Chair in Brain Imaging. It was a brief, by email interview, but I’m happy to share what I’ve learned with you all! The following is the Q&A:

Kristin: What are negative symptoms?
Dr. Potkin: “Negative” does not refer to a person’s attitude, but instead to a lack of characteristics that should be present. Symptoms include reduced amount and content of speech, even when encouraged to interact (alogia), lack of emotional and facial expression (affective flattening), diminished ability to begin and sustain activities (avolition), decreased ability to find pleasure in everyday life (anhedonia) and social withdrawal (asociality). [1] [2]

Negative symptoms can appear a few years before other symptoms appear in young adulthood in the so-called “prodromal” stage of the illness.[3] Unfortunately these symptoms often go undetected because they manifest themselves as issues common among teenagers: social withdrawal, problems with school work, irritability, depression and sleeping problems.[4]

Kristin: Do all people with schizophrenia have negative symptoms?
Dr. Potkin: No, but at any point in time, negative symptoms can affect approximately 50 percent or more of people with schizophrenia.[5] [6]

Kristin: How do negative symptoms affect a person with schizophrenia? How do they affect their family and friends?
Dr. Potkin: Research suggests that for people living with schizophrenia, negative symptoms are key factors in poor quality of life as well as problems with personal hygiene, school and work performance, maintaining relationships, interacting within the community, and participating in social activities. [7] [8] [9] [10]

For caregivers of people with schizophrenia, negative symptoms may cause more burden than do other types of symptoms as they see their loved ones life isolated and lacking in meaning or joy. [11]

Kristin: How are negative symptoms currently treated?
Dr. Potkin: Current treatments for schizophrenia focus on reducing characteristic symptoms and can include both medication and psychosocial interventions.[12] No effective medication treatment has yet been approved for specific treatment of negative symptoms. Despite progress in the medication side of treatment, there are still unmet needs in terms of symptom control. A large study found that despite treatment, approximately 57 percent of people receiving treatment for a schizophrenia spectrum disorder still had at least one negative symptom.[10]

Kristin: What is the research that Genentech is doing regarding negative symptoms?
Dr. Potkin: Researchers at Genentech are pursuing new treatment strategies for schizophrenia, including increasing N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor activity in the brain in order to target the mechanism that may be a common link between the positive, negative and cognitive symptoms of the disorder.[7] [9] [11] [12]

Specifically, through a clinical trial program, Genentech is looking at an investigational medication for people with schizophrenia, including people who experience mostly negative symptoms of schizophrenia, despite taking medication. For more information, please visit www.SearchLyteschizophrenia.com

Kristin: How can family and friends of someone with schizophrenia help someone with negative symptoms?
Dr. Potkin: Caregivers can talk to doctors about interventions including medication, psychosocial rehabilitation (work, school, relationships), medical care and wellness, and therapy (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy and peer support groups), as well as ongoing clinical trials.[13] They can work with physicians to find the medications and non-medicine therapies that are right for their loved one. Different medicines may have different side effects. Caregivers can also consider programs from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) including:

• NAMI Hearts and Minds

– Online, interactive wellness initiative

www.nami.org/heartsandminds

• NAMI Peer-to-Peer

– Free, 9-week educational course on recovery

www.nami.org/peertopeer

• NAMI Connection

– Recovery support group for adults

www.nami.org/connection

Kristin: Do scientists know the biological mechanisms involved in negative symptoms? If so, what are the areas of the brain and/or mechanisms involved in negative symptoms?
Dr. Potkin: In the 1970s, the “dopamine hypothesis” of schizophrenia emerged, suggesting the biological basis of schizophrenia was an excess of signaling by dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain. This theory, however, could not explain negative or cognitive symptoms.[6] In the late 1980’s a newer theory suggested positive, negative and cognitive symptoms could all be due to reduced function of NMDA receptors in the brain. This theory is now known as the “NMDA receptor hypofunction hypothesis.”[6] [7] [8] [9]

Researchers are pursuing new treatment strategies for schizophrenia, including increasing NMDA receptor function in the brain in order to target the mechanism that may be a common link between the positive, negative and cognitive symptoms of the disorder.[7] [9] [11] [12] It is thought that NMDA receptor activity is an important pathway in psychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia.

End of article.

*Note: I would like to thank Dr. Potkin for helping me put together this interview. This research is very exciting and I hope that negative symptoms can be tackled in this decade! I know how debilitating they can be!

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1.     Gard DE, Kring AM, Gard MG, Horan WP, Green MF. Anhedonia in schizophrenia: distinctions between anticipatory and consummatory pleasure. Schizophr Res. Jul 2007;93(1-3):253-260.

2.     Strauss GP, Gold JM. A new perspective on anhedonia in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. Apr 2012;169(4):364-373.

3.     Stahl SM. Stahl’s Essential Psychopharacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications. 3rd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2008.

4.     National Institute of Mental Health. Schizophrenia. 2009; http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/schizophrenia/complete-index.shtml. Accessed July 7, 2012.

5.     Kirkpatrick B, Fenton WS, Carpenter WT, Jr., Marder SR. The NIMH-MATRICS consensus statement on negative symptoms. Schizophr Bull. Apr 2006;32(2):214-219.

6.     Bobes J, Arango C, Garcia-Garcia M, Rejas J. Prevalence of negative symptoms in outpatients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders treated with antipsychotics in routine clinical practice: findings from the CLAMORS study. J Clin Psychiatry. Mar 2010;71(3):280-286.

7.     Ho BC, Nopoulos P, Flaum M, Arndt S, Andreasen NC. Two-year outcome in first-episode schizophrenia: predictive value of symptoms for quality of life. Am J Psychiatry. Sep 1998;155(9):1196-1201.

8.     Kirkpatrick B, Fenton WS, Carpenter WT, Jr., Marder SR. The NIMH-MATRICS consensus statement on negative symptoms. Schizophr Bull. Apr 2006;32(2):214-219.

9.     Kurtz MM. Symptoms versus neurocognitive skills as correlates of everyday functioning in severe mental illness. Expert Rev Neurother. Jan 2006;6(1):47-56.

10.   Milev P, Ho BC, Arndt S, Andreasen NC. Predictive values of neurocognition and negative symptoms on functional outcome in schizophrenia: a longitudinal first-episode study with 7-year follow-up. Am J Psychiatry. Mar 2005;162(3):495-506.

11.   Provencher HL, Mueser KT. Positive and negative symptom behaviors and caregiver burden in the relatives of persons with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. Jul 25 1997;26(1):71-80.

12.   National Institute of Mental Health. Schizophrenia. 2009; http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/schizophrenia/complete-index.shtml. Accessed July 7, 2012.

13.   National Institute of Mental Health. Schizophrenia. 2009; http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/schizophrenia/complete-index.shtml. Accessed July 7, 2012.

Unica Zürn, Hans Bellmer Presentation

March 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Posted in 2013, Academic, anagrams, analysis, Art, art history, artist, artists, Bipolar, bondage, College, death drive, drawings, female, fetish, Freud, Hans Bellmer, History, Homosexual, Kristin Bell, Manic-Depressive, Mental Health, Mental Illness, obsession, outsider art, Photography, presentation, psychoanalysis, Psychology, repression, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, school, Surrealism, Surrealist, Unica Zürn, University, Video, YouTube | Leave a comment

Zoey’s New Bow Tie!

March 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Posted in 2013, bow tie, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, Fashion, Happy, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Oregon, Pink, Portland, Sweet Pickles Designs | Leave a comment

Just got this bow tie for my kitty Zoey from my favorite cat shoppe, Sweet Pickles Design. Check out their new website here: http://www.sweetpicklesdesigns.com/

Pickles is the cat that inspired the creation of the company. What’s even better is that they are based in my own area—Portland, Oregon! Yay for Sweet Pickles!

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The Pink Brigade!

February 12, 2013 at 12:41 am | Posted in 2013, Art, artist, arts & crafts, Cats, craft, cuddle, Cute, dolls, fabric, Handmade, Happy, hearts, Hello Kitty, Kawaii, Kids, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, pig, piggy, pillow, Pink, plushies | 2 Comments

More handmade dolls, made by me! :) I made these for a cute little girl who going through a tough transition time right now. :) They have different coordinating fabrics on the back. :) This time I experimented with using little pre-made ribbon flowers instead of all bows. I think it looks great! :) What do you think?

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Gnome Skirt I Made! First Ever Skirt I’ve Sewn!

February 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Posted in 2013, Clothes, clothing, craft, creative, Cute, Extended Plus Size, fabric, Fashion, Fat, Fat Acceptance, gnome, Handmade, hobby, Kristin Bell, Plus Size, scarf, sewing, sewn, skirt | 2 Comments

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I made this skirt from scratch! My first ever! Not so fashionable for some people, but I think it is funny and cute! hehe The front has gnomes in white and the back has gnomes in green. Along the bottom are little checkered bows. :) I just sort of eyeballed the whole thing, so I was really nervous it wouldn’t work or fit, but it did! Yay! :) I did make the matching scarf a few weeks ago before I decided to make the skirt. :)

More Free EBooks!

February 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Posted in 2013, Books, Christmas, Cooking, eBook, Free, Gina Meyers, Harry Potter, Jonathan Gottschall, Kristin Bell, Libboo, The Storytelling Animal, Unofficial Harry Potter Happy Christmas Cookbook | Leave a comment

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Here are two more links for free ebooks through libbo. If the links don’t work, then they have expired or someone else has already claimed the free ebooks! Otherwise, first come first serve! Up for grabs: Harry Potter Unofficial Happy Christmas Cookbook and The Storytelling Animal. I have read the Storytelling Animal and it was pretty interesting.

For the Storytelling Animal: https://www.libboo.com/freebies/ef103b22-6e96-11e2-ac2f-1231391c65c1

For the Unofficial Harry Potter Christmas Cookbook: https://www.libboo.com/freebies/ef0e9574-6e96-11e2-ac2f-1231391c65c1

Thirsty Kitty! Meow!

February 3, 2013 at 1:18 am | Posted in 2013, AVPPet, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, Cute, drinking, drinking fountain, feline, Happy, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Pet Care, pet supplies, Pets, thirsty | Leave a comment

Hello Kitty in Space! Yay!

January 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Posted in 2013, Astronauts, atmosphere, Cute, flight, Hello Kitty, Kawaii, kittynaut, Kristin Bell, Space | Leave a comment
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