Same Site! New Look!

Kristin Bell

Hi Everyone! It is me, Kristin! I updated the blog with a new design/layout, but it is still me. You can find the search button and other links at the bottom of the page under the plus (+) sign. Hopefully the site will be easier to view. The other WordPress template was so old that some of the posts were really getting messed up. LOL. I still can’t do anything about the stupid ads that show up unless I pay more for my site. WordPress used to be ad free which is one of the reasons I started my blog here. Now ads are everywhere! GAH! Thanks for stopping by!

Donations Go to Black Trans Fund

Kristin Bell

So, I can’t do much, but I want to donate any money I make in June through my teepublic shop to the Black Trans Fund with Groundswell. https://groundswellfund.org/black-trans-fund/ I just found out about this organization, and they seem pretty great.

Donating directly is great too, but if you’d like to buy some merch and have a portion go to the Black Trans Fund, hit up my shop here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/kristinbell

Teepublic is also donating one medical grade mask for every mask that is purchased through the site, and they are supportive of BLM.

As a Society We Lack the Will to Care About Mental Illness

2020, Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Acceptance, Activism, Addiction, Alcoholics, Allies, American, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, Borderline Personality, BPD, capitalism, cerebellum, crazy, DBT, deinstitutionalization, Denial, Depression, disability, Discrimination, discussion, Diseases, drugs, DSM-5, Education, election, Equality, Families, Family, government waste, Haldol, Haldol DEC, Haldol Decanoate, homeless, houseless, incarceration, incompetence, insanity, institutionalization, Kristin Bell, Lame-assness, Lithium, long-acting injectables, Manic-Depressive, medical, Medicine, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mood Stabilizers, Narcotics, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Perception, POC, POTUS, prison, privilege, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psycho, Psychoactive Substances, psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, self-care, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, shooting, Social Worker, Suicide, Therapist, treatment, treatment of the mentally ill, treatment-resistant, US Government, US History, US Politics, USA

My latest post on quora:

https://www.quora.com/Why-in-recent-history-have-we-respectively-committed-many-probably-too-many-people-afflicted-with-mental-illnesses-and-then-becoming-reactionary-and-releasing-almost-all-to-the-streets/answer/Kristin-Bell-2?ch=1&share=bba85263&srid=8eZO&fbclid=IwAR22pUG1I1nlsYN-Ra_1FHKpAFcMUaxOvw0PKvTBBngjjZoOZZIbAQg_hQ4

Corona Animals!

2020, Animals, Art, artist, arts & crafts, Bunnies, Bunny, Cartoon, cat accessories, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, chubby, Corona, Corona Animals, Corona Cat, Covid-19, craft, crafters, creative, Cute, design, design your own fabric, dog, Dogs, drawing, drawings, fabric, fabric design, Friends, Gay, hamster, Horses, Illustrated, illustration, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Mask, Pet Care, pet supplies, Rabbit, sewing, sewn, spoonflower, Veterinary

 

I have been busy making more Corona Animals for fabrics. So far I’ve made a bunch of Corona Cats, Corona Dogs, Corona Horses, Corona Hamsters, and Corona Bunnies!

Two of the Corona Cats are for sale through Spoonflower currently. I’m waiting for proofs on other designs. I’ll update when more fabrics are available! :)

https://www.spoonflower.com/en/fabric/9922557-corona-cat-white-gloves-blue-back-by-kristinbell

https://www.spoonflower.com/en/fabric/9851540-corona-cat-by-kristinbell

 

Corona Cat Fabric!

2020, Art, artist, arts & crafts, Cartoon, cat accessories, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, Corona, Corona Cat, Covid-19, Cute, design, design your own fabric, doctor, drawing, drawings, ER, fabric, fabric design, hobby, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Pet Care, pet supplies, Pets, quilting, sewing, sewn, spoonflower

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Hi Everyone! I hope you are all safe and well. It is day 502834023842 of the virus, and I thought I’d share the Corona Cat fabric that I created. It is available for purchase on Spoonflower here: https://www.spoonflower.com/en/fabric/9851540-corona-cat-by-kristinbell Right now they are a bit backed up with orders overall, but Corona Cat is worth the wait. Also, as soon as I get my proofs, I’ll be adding other colorways of Corona Cat including rainbow!!! Corona Cat hopes to keep you safe from the virus.

My Cat Taught Me How To Art!

2019, Art, art journal, artist, artists, ArtRage, Beach, blue, Cat Stories, expansive, Illustrated, illustration, illustrator, iPad, iPad Art, Kristin Bell, mountains, Ocean, painter, Painting, Pink, purple, sky

I was showing my kitty how to do art on the iPad, and this is what we came up with! LOL.

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Judy the Utie-rus Cross-Stitch (Plus More!)

2018, Art, artist, arts & crafts, body part, craft, crafters, cross-stitch, cross-stitch pattern, female, feminist, free cross-stitch, Illustrated, illustration, Judy the Utie, Kristin Bell, Portland, Portlandia, reproductive body parts, uterus

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Hi Everyone! Recently I started making cross-stitch patterns. I’m cross-posting Judy the Utie-rus here, but you can find the other ones (some Pusheen, a Bearista Bear) on my other blog site supercutestuff.org. It takes a pretty long time to make one pattern, but it is pretty relaxing in a weird way! haha. So, what I’m posting here are PDF and PNG versions of the pattern. Feel free to download and scale them as you like. I have a number of different versions with the grid at different opacity levels so you can choose what works best for your own eyes. You can right-click (or control-click) on the PNG images to download, and just click on the links for the PDF files to get to those. If you decide to make the cross-stitch, let me know how it works out for you and/or if you have any tips for making it better. I hope you enjoy! :)

Judy the Utie-rus Cross-Stitch PDF No Grid Here: JudyCrossStitchNoGrid
Judy the Utie-rus Cross-Stitch PDF 30% Grid Here: JudyCrossStitch30PercentGrid
Judy the Utie-rus Cross-Stitch PDF 80% Grid Here: JudyCrossStitch80PercentGrid

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Structs and Classes!

2018, Art, artist, arts & crafts, Cartoon, computer science, Computers, Computing, drawing, drawings, Karla Fant, Kristin Bell, magnet, Nerd, pass by reference, pass by value, Portland State University, PSU, structs and classes

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So, I’ve been taking some computer science classes. My teacher is just great, and she is very funny. In class she’ll say things like “NEVER!!! Pass a class or struct by value! NEVER!” Also, she’ll talk about how her stuff on the bottom of her stairs compares to a sorting algorithm and stuff. Anyway, it is total nerd joke stuff, and I love it! hahaha. So one day I got the idea to make a drawing of her with something she says. Then I turned the drawing into some bookmarks and magnets. I did give some to her, and she laughed. LOL. Plus the TAs seem to like them too. This photo is of one of the magnets. ;)

Trump Stickers

2018, Kim Jong Un, KKK, Kristin Bell, politics, POTUS, President, Putin, Rape, stickers, Trump, United States, US Gov't vs Lame-assness, US Government, US History, US Politics, USA

Hi All! Just wanted to share the Trump stickers I made. They’ll be available in my etsy shop as soon as I put the listings up. LOL. I’ve got the whole gang one up in the shop now. Trying to cultivate some hope and happiness in these trying times.

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Apple Anti-Reflective Coating Display Recall

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, Anti-reflective coating, Apple, Apple MacBook Recall, Kristin Bell, Mac, macbook pro retina

MacBook Anti-Reflective Coat Damage

My damage looked kind of like this, but a bit worse.

Hi! I don’t know if anyone will find this useful, but if you happen to have a Mac laptop that has the anti-reflective coating coming off, Apple will replace your display for free! That will save you about $800!!! The not-very-publicized recall put into place by Apple is in response to what has been termed “Staingate.”

I didn’t know what was wrong with my screen. I thought I just couldn’t get it clean, so I looked it up online, and determined that it was the anti-reflective coating that had come off around where the keyboard hits the middle of the screen. Usually you can still use your display with the problem, but it can get REALLY annoying. The first time I looked up the issue I didn’t see any way to resolve it. Then about a week ago I was looking online and stumbled across this MacRumors article: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/17/apple-extends-free-staingate-repairs/ (Thank You MacRumors!). The article says that they will replace it up to three years from purchase date, but I believe it is up to four years from purchase date.

I was actually past the timeframe, and I was really bummed out (I had missed it by three months). Fortunately, a great service tech at CityMac told me I should contact Apple and see if they could make an exception. I contacted Apple, and they did! I’m pleased to say that I also had a good customer service experience with Apple this time. In the past I had had terrible customer service.

I’m now typing behind a shiny new AND CLEAR computer screen. Yay!

So, if you have this problem, you can take it into an Apple store, or go to an Authorized Retailer like CityMac. You can also contact Apple and mail your computer in if you prefer. Good luck and good computing!

Image from: http://www.iclarified.com/47788/retina-macbook-pro-users-complain-antireflective-display-coating-is-wearing-off-photos