Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Gold Mask Part I

I bought this mask years ago at the Wild Thyme cafe in Warburton, Victoria. They always used to have a lot of local art on display (and I think they still probably do), and this mask just tempted me too much, so I bought it. Supporting local artists and all of that - surprisingly rewarding! I loved the colour, the fit, everything. It's not all that practical, really, when you think about it. But almost all art isn't - it's just the aesthetic functionality of it that works. Plus it was less creepy than the Green Man mask they had. That one gave me the shivers for some reason.

The Gold Mask Part II

The Gold Mask Part III

Monday, October 17, 2011

Irregular choices

Can't Touch This

I like a shoe that involves MC Hammer quotes.

Well... Not sure about that. I've never met a shoe that's too legit to quit yet. But I did have an MC Hammer Barbie doll when I was a kid, which came with a tape with a couple of his songs on it and a special message about staying off the drugs. Or something like that. Not totally sure, don't remember, only remember that purple outfit he was accessorised with. Fancy pants.


These are my favourite Irregular Choice shoes of the three pairs I ordered. They are just so beautiful. If I ever get married, I want to wear these for the wedding. I love them that much. The gold pattern, the pretty flowers... The little violets really make the shoe. I don't know why, but they wouldn't be as spectacular without that small splash of purple. Love it. Love them.

You can also kind of see the heel in the upper right side of the pic. So pretty.

Shiny gold-print Flick Flacks

Yes, I did get two pairs of Irregular Choice's Flick Flacks. I couldn't decide between this pair and the zebra-print pair. I think I like these slightly more than the zebra-print pair, but it's so close a contest between the two that it doesn't matter at all. But I do like the sequins. And the gentle gold print.

Zebra-print Flick Flacks ^_^

Irregular Choice had a free shipping offer on last week.

Sooo... I indulged. For the price of free, you may as well get a few pairs, right?

I really like these shoes. Actually, I like all of their shoes. Although their sizes seem to run a little small, so I took advice from teh interwebz (for reals!) and ordered a size or two up. Well, you can always stuff the toe of the shoe with tissue paper or wear insoles. You can't make a shoe that's too small magically fit you. Turns out ordering a couple sizes bigger than usual worked out really well. There's a bit of room to move in the toe area, so I might find some tissue paper for that. But other than that, they are amazing.

And have shiny bits ^_^

Monday, October 10, 2011

Another beach

Cycad seed pods

Sarracenia flava var. rugelii

Sarracenia leucophylla x formosa

Well, according to the label it has, this is what this sarracenia is. Not sure I believe them though. If anyone else has a better idea of what this one might be, let me know :)

Sarracenia minor "Giant"

More sarracenias...

Went to the local nursery that sells carnivorous plants today. There were some amazing nepenthes there, but I already have enough of those. Although the Gothica looked so tempting. But the sarracenias caught my eye today - loads of different varieties, a few were flowering, the lids were big and fancy... It was impossible to resist. Bought five sarracenias and two dionaea.

One of the sarracenias was labeled as being a sarracenia flava, although I think judging by its appearance, it's actually a sarracenia flava var. rugelii. Which is cool. I also purchased a couple leucophylla hybrids, a leucophylla x formosa and a minor "Giant." The "Giant" was flowering, and also came with a lot of little droseras of different varieties in the pot too (bonus!). Although there aren't any other pitchers starting to poke up on that one, so who knows how it'll go in the long run.

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