You may remember Cate from her excellent post of process vs. product. She’s a new blog friend and a complete doll.
Head over there to check it out and welcome to all the new friends visiting!
So if you follow Brownbettystyle on Facebook, you may have seen the awesome personal portrait that Rachele from Nearsighted Owl made for me. But if not, it is totally my pleasure to officially unveil:
I think Rachele did an amazing job of capturing me and my style (particularly with my copycat pixie!). Seriously, scoop neck shirt + cardigan + big bead necklace is pretty much my work uniform. It works, I’m not ashamed of it.
Rachele was kind enough to give away portraits to her sponsors in February so I got a pretty sweet deal – a chance to pop in to Nearsighted Owl (one of my first daily reads every morning) and a great personal portrait. But was that enough? No.
Enter my mom (hi mom!). She loved Rachele’s work too and tried to commission a portrait, only I beat her to it. So she had Rachele do one of David:
Which is ALSO amazingly awesome! He’s slowly getting used to being immortalized in crafty ways :) This is also David’s signature look and she captured it to a T! He’s just as hot as a cartoon as he is in real life.
Rachele also sent us one of us side by side, which I want to get framed and hang on my wall.
So, the moral of the story is: I love them. This is basically just a post to show them off. Hope you don’t mind! I don’t think Rachele has listings for portraits in her Etsy store at the moment, but you should stop by and tell her what a great job she did. Fingers crossed, you’ll be seeing a little bit more of her around here as she may be guest posting soon!
Hey new friends from The Nearsighted Owl! Thanks for stopping by and giving me a good opportunity to tell you a little more about myself.
Here are a random smattering of facts and tidbits about my life.
My boyfriend David and I just celebrated our two year anniversary on Valentine’s day. We met online via OKCupid and talked for a week before we met in person.
Every time I logged in to write him back, OKCupid had a little robot dude on the page that said, “I think you both like Johnny Cash.” True enough, we did.
I have a 5 year old black lab mix named, appropriately, Cash. He is the Dog in Black. Although he is actually sort of brown. Anyways. We call him Johnny Cashius Clay.
He spazzes out when you say the words “dog park” and is generally a good dog. He needs a brother or sister to play with, but not until we get a house with a yard.
I grew up in Michigan but I’m pretty firmly rooted in North Carolina for the foreseeable future.
I want to get a tattoo of the outline of Michigan (don’t worry Mom and Dad, not the one above), because it will always be home . I love going on vacation to the Upper Peninsula and look forward to dragging David up there someday.
I’m an only child and an introvert. All my hobbies are things I like to do by myself – reading, knitting, sewing, baking.
Well, knitting is something I like to do with other people. I convinced 4 friends to let me teach them to knit. I don’t know that they’re truly converted, but they have made a scarf, a coffee cozy, two hats, fingerless gloves, and half a sock. Two of them have humored me by patiently following me around the Southeast Fiber Festival.
I count that all a success. Want to be knitting friends? I’m on Ravelry!
When I was in grad school, I dyed my hair turquoise, pink, red, and purple. I’m pretty quiet, so I think I shocked everyone.
I felt like it was my best chance to do something a little crazy before I had to go out and be a grown up. I want to do it again. For now, I’m settling with a pixie cut.
I’m trying to break my lifelong habit of biting my nails. I can do almost anything for 2 months, but then I fall off the wagon. I did awesome for December and January but had to start cutting them down to avoid temptation.
Long nails may not be for me.
Like Rachele, I believe strongly in fat/size/body acceptance and Health at Every Size. That image (click for original source) pretty much sums up my body philosophy.
I have good body days and bad body days, like everyone. I have too much to say to be succinct here, but I’m always interested in talking about it if you want to hear more.
Finally, I have an etsy shop that I’m still trying to figure out. I knit, I sew, I make felt flowers.
I don’t really know what I want it to be yet, but in the meantime, I’m making things I like (like knitting bags and pillow covers) and putting them up there. I like custom orders so if you see something you like but want it a little different, let me know.
In the meantime, I’m taking the Indie Business Course to narrow in a bit on my real business plan.
Anything else you want to know? Leave me a comment and I’ll put together another one of these posts soon. Thanks for stopping by!