Friday, December 31, 2010

Red Sky at Night Outfit

"Red Sky at morning, sailors take warning
Red Sky at night, sailors delight"

So I was reading one of my new favorite blogs; Kalamari Kastle, and I came across a post that made me very jealous of the writer. This blog focuses on the Japanese subcultures (mainly Lolita it seems) and things relating to them such as events, stores, and products. But this is one of my most favorite post by them.

Here is is --> Clicku.

This was an event held by the San Fransisco branch of Baby the Stars Shine Bright (a major Lolita brand/store in Japan) for their sub brand Alice and Pirates. Now, I wasn't too big on the Alice and Pirates brand because I was looking more at the sweet lolita things. However, after I saw that post, I HAD and I mean HAD to make a outfit collage for it. Now, I have fallen in love with A&P because of its wonderful Disney themes and general awesomness. However, even with Etsy and Baby sites, it is really hard to find things inspired by your favorite Disneys that arn't tacky, unless your someone who likes Snow White. Personally, my favorites are Pirates of the Caribbean, Beauty and the Beast (and Imma going to have to watch it now, rawr), and Balto. Not easy to find those sometimes (aside from Pirates of the Caribbean, which is sometimes quite easy!) This is what I came up with (sticking to mostly Baby)

Top :: Baby The Stars Shine Bright
Skirt :: Baby The Stars Shine Bright
Shoes :: Baby The Stars Shine Bright
Clover Earrings :: Fanplusfriend
Ring, Tail Bag, Hat, Rings :: Etsy

I like how it looks like it would not be hard to wear yet it still fits the frillyness of the party as seen in the Kalamari Kastle post.

Oh and by the way; HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am looking forward to Chinese Food (which I think I ate too much of...), A Knight's Tale, and staying up doing art or browsing the internets for ideas. My resolutions are;

-Be a better friend to those that matter, and make new friends. I need a change from the fustration of not being able to be the friend I need to be and not finding people worth being friends to, besides the friends I rarely see who do matter to me.
-Make a routine for bloggy things. I have been in and out of my muse and that needs to also change. Also make time to reply to messages that are left to me. <3
-Find more things to do so I am not bored or sad as much as I normally am.
-Be a better daughter.
-Staying away from negativity. It is eating me ALIVE! D:

I hope you all are having a great New Years Eve! Ado!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Xmas at Home

Can I just say, this is one of the best Xmases I have ever had. It was simple and fun, not at all boreing or nausiating. I LOVED my presents! I got:

~A New Laptop which I was not exspecting at all. Wow. Just wow. I love this bugger. It is a nice espresso color and it works like no other. I love it so much I rhymed. LOL!
~Tarot: The Complete Kit wich is a nice, small sized tarot deck to replace my other set.
~Massage Ball
~A Snowflake bracelet from my mom by my mom. Love it!
~Boot Slippers that are furry and adorable.
~A Hot Topic Hoodie
~A Care Package from my grandmother which was so sweet and so nice. Cozzy Black Socks, Fuzzy Gray Socks, and French Vanilla Hot Coco! I love care packages.
~Fuzzy Purple Gloves
~Beauty and the Beast Collecters Edition = LOVE!
~A Chococat Tee, I love Hello Kitty.
~A nice long sleeve shirt.
~Interview with a Vampire

We also went shopping today! I got a new fan for my computer as well as my first Blue Ray DVD because my new lappy has a Blue Ray player. I also bought stuff from Hot Topic;

~Hello Kitty Classic Ring
~Wolf Shaped Ear Muffs
~A Plushie Bat Key Chain
~Dangly Bear Earrings
~Skull Bow Hair Clips

Yepper! I got spoiled! I am a pirate of Xmas (because presents ARRRR fun me harties!) The only bad thing was was that I couldn't make Gloomy Bears for the friends I miss so much. I was going to, but I wouldn't be able to ship them. And I would not have the clay to make them either. Maybe next year. However, my mom loved her gift which was a gift card for Tee Shirts (she has a fetish), some small cabs, and a bead in the shape of one of her favorite animals.

Well, I just wanted to make note of how great this year's holiday was and that I hope you all had a nice Xmas too! Goodnight and Ado!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Pack Plate

OHMYGODS this project has defiantly given me a run around. I was told that we needed to do a serving plate for our new project. I decided that I would do a wolf design on the plate. At first, I was going to paint it on, but then my teacher had the idea of carving it out of the plate. It was really friggen hard to do. Personally, I don't know if I like this plate yet. Maybe once it is put into the kiln it will look better. My teacher absolutely despises it (and me.) Here is what it looks like before it goes into the kiln.

I messed up by making it "too deep" and I also messed up when I lightly etched it out. One of the wolves just looked HORRIBLE. Now he looks better, but it is still frustrating.

Well, that's all I have for this post. Ado

Gotta Love Gloomy Bear

Come on, you know you love that little homicidal bear! I do! Though he is often covered with blood he is still all kinds of adorable. That is why I couldn't help but try my hand at polymer clay Gloomy Bears when I saw some on Etsy.

Here are some pictures of Gloomy from Google.

And here are what my polymer Gloomy Bears look like. They are quite crude for Gloomy, but I think they are adorable nonetheless. LOVE THEM! >:D

It would be so awesome if I could do chainmail with these hanging off of it. Well, that's all I have about Gloomy (........................................today). For now, Ado! 

P.S. Remember that online community I was in? Well, I'm back INNNN!!! I am very happy! <3

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Rare Excitement?

I'll be honest, I dislike Xmas with a passion. So it is weird that I have found myself excited for this dreaded holiday. But then again, I will be without the stressful rich side of the family this year, so it will be like the old days almost. Just me, mom, dad, brother, kitty, and grandparents. Gotta love the nostalgia.

 The only thing that could make the human aspect of this holiday better this year would to be able to get together with friends on Xmas Eve. However, I have nothing to throw an amazing party with. So I decided to make an etsy treasury in powerpoint (because etsy doesn't work well on my computer.) I also added a couple pictures on the side to keep up with the party theme. Gods, If only my friends were closer and if I had the drive to meet up with them (due to my low self confidence lately and my hate for the people I see every day.)

Buuuuut then I decided I didn't like it. So I went and added a couple of the pictures to another collage that you'll see soon, if I like it.

Aside from the Xmas stuff, I have been working a lot more with polymer clay. I have to say, it is a lot more fun than the natural clay (only because I don't have my art teacher scolding me all the time maybe.) I recently decided to make a polymer clay Gloomy Bear! It is crude, but adorable non the less. I have to say, whatever was keeping me from doing art is subsiding.

I will be putting up a picture of what my gloomys look like after they are fired. I want to do a couple more colors. So far, I have a blue one.

Well, that's all for today I think. Oh wait, I want coffee. Annnnd my art teacher annoys me. Annnnnd...Okay, now that's it, ado!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Frustrations and Updatings!

Ajaksnsdknfdsklfnskldjffkkkkkkakakakak...orz... I haven't been good about posting have I? Well, I could explain but I am trying to make a negativity free zone in my life for the most part. However, I will say that I am really sad with a community that I am (was?) in online has forgotten me in it's move to it's own site and it hurt. I don't know what to do with my characters that I had there and you may see them eventually here. I will also say as far as real life high school class mates and teachers go, my patience is wearing and shaking. But that is about it. I need to fix up some parts in my life. That is all.

 Now enough of that, as far as this baby blog and you all go, I am making a few changes and I need some advice from the more blog experienced souls following me. I need to set some subjects and features for my blog, something that people will want to read if they ever come by this little hole. Here are my ideas...

Art - Come on? You know I love arts and crafts. I am going to try and post more art and collages as well as some new things if I get the chance.
Film - I would love to do film reviews and movie related stuff every couple of weeks. Mainly inspired by one of my favorite blogs; La Vida Frills. She is awesome. Nuff' said.
Pets - I love to talk about animals and animal related things, especially those animals that manage to be our companions.
Fashion and Lifestyle - Festivals, Lolita, LARP, Cosplay, Decora, Wicca, Hot Topic Stuff, Media, Food, and all of those special things that make life fun, and make me want to spend hours researching. I'd want to put those to good use yes?

Any other suggestions? Tips? Problems? HALP?!?!? I want to grow a bit more into this blog, but to do that, I need people to want to read it. I am also going to change up the design a bit, but I don't know what I want it to look like yet...emphasis on yet.

Well, now I feel I must depart for a heaping plate of Chinese food. Ado

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Way to ruin the good streak...that lasted all of two and a half total days...

FEEL FREE (by free I mean, actually please do...skip this!)TO SKIP THIS if you are following me, because this is just me yelling and ranting again and there is no point in reading it... Thank you and please carry on...

I am so fed up with life! I swear, every time I start to enjoy myself again, the roller coaster named "Life" takes yet another downward spiral and halts. You know, like when your on a ride at the amusement park and your having so much fun and suddenly the ride comes to a screeching halt and goes down for maintenance while your still on it. Well, yep that is what my life is like, and it's a solo ride of all things. The ups last only a couple of days or even minutes while the droll and annoying maintenance periods last months. No lie. I could say I hate my life, but that would not be entirely true.

I love my art, my obsessions and hobbies (that's a lot to keep me busy), my kitty, my family (when they are not at each other's necks and causing drama and LOTS of headaches), and my lovely friends (I miss you all so so so much, you have no idea. Halloween was amazing!). That's about it (in a general nutshell)! If I did not have these, I don't know what I would do and what point there would be! Oh and let's not forget my (few) followers! <3 you guys!

But I furking LOATHANDHATEWITH ALL OF MY BEING; Work, my parents petty arguments with me or each other, stupid people, people that make a point to get under my skin and pick on (and/or) threaten me when I retaliate, the lack of muse, lack of interesting things, lack of time, and the neverending story of drama from school, work, homework, life, ect... Oh and the wonderful thing called chronic depression which I think I have because all of these small things end up becoming so huge in my mind that I end up crying for an hour. No exaggeration. I hate being stuck like this and I hate having this sort of negativity around me and I especially hate when people want me to say sorry to them, when I never get a sorry in return...

I wish people would just choose between hating me and actually SHOWING me that they care about me, not just the petty little drama that they bring to me so they can get a consoling hug. That is my new pet peve. That is all, ado

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dream Lolita Outfit............s...

So La Vida Frills has this contest, I was not sure if I should enter or not because I am only an upcoming Loli, but I sat down at my computer and came up with two outfits that would fit me and I would SOSOSOSOSO wear! Though, lacking in any sort of Lolita clothes and accessories, makes it hard for me not to get attached to the idea of actually owning one of these outfits. But anyway, I want to display them on here before I enter the contest (which will be like three minutes from now.)

Well, through a couple months of research, I have learned that if I do become a half or full Lolita, I would defiantly turn to Sweet and Punk Lolita. At first, I was going to go for a Gothic/Sweet style, but it always seems to come out more Sweet than Gothic. I have found myself in love with that style for its way of emulating who I am and what I love. Here is the dream outfit for Sweet Lolita!

This outfit basically brings my favorite little things from when I was young. I loved Disney movies when I was a kid and still love them to this day. I also find plush totally squee worthy! I love festivals and malls, especially those ones that still have to GOREGIOUS carousels, hence the headpiece. Clovers too are a symbol of another thing I love, the United Kingdoms and Ireland! I would love to go there one day!
`Dress, Top, Alice Bow, and Bunny: Baby the Stars Shine Bright
`Earrings: Fanplusfriend
`Cat Plush: Emily le Strange
`Bear: Angelic Pretty
`Shoes: Unknown...sorry
`Carousel: Yurapockylover on Etsy

The second outfit is a Sweet/Punk Lolita mix. This is a more modern version of me in an outfit. I love media (be it movies, food, brands, art, music, festivals, and so on)! I love it as a hobby and an obsession nowadays. I also have rediscovered my love for Wonka Brand Candies and discovered a love for Hello Kitty. I also have found a soft spot for monsters of all levels of cuteness, found two sushi types that I want to try, as well as rekindling my love for the Renaissance, hence the puffy collared shirt.
`Blouse, Jacket: Fanplusfriend
`Skirt: Oniwitch on Deviant Art
`Monster Ring: Unknown on Deviant Art
`Hello Kitty Ring, Belt: Hot Topic
`Shoes: Baby the Stars Shine Bright
`Kappa Maki Plush: Cornstarch on Etsy
`Tamango Earrings: YuraPockylover on Etsy
`Chocolate River Pendent: artyscapes on Etsy

I am really excited to see who wins this contest and what they win, La Vida Frills is a very interesting blog to read if your new to Lolita fashion like me. Ado for now!

Sorry it has taken me so long to post!

Ugh, I have been way to busy for my own good. I have been having occasional family arguments, hating my job, and loathing my fellow class mates and their annoying personalities. I think the only thing that is keeping me sane right now is the ability to escape into my room and come home to a cat who seems to be overly excited when I do come home. Today I am home sick, so expect a bunch of entries including my usual art update to follow...now!

So, remember my dear friend Dumpling Wolf? Well, I was working on him last week and I walked away for two minutes and he had broken into two ragged pieces. Rest in Piece Dumpling Wolf Ikibana. Your head shall be mounted on a cylinder and your butt shall become a shrine.
I also got my cups out of the kiln and shined up so here they are as well! 
I also made a little scoop for my kitty's little snack times. 
And JULS JULS JULS JULS!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I love my bead! It is so so so so so so GORGIOUS!
So as a gift upon suggestion, I have made these cabs! And I will send you a couple once I get the chance!
I also have a couple bread shaped ones for you if you want a couple of those too, they are quite thick. 
Well, that is my art update! Ado

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Sorry I don't have a lot of time to post today. I am going to be at work and then taking an escape in my room with Disney movies, my shopping goodies, and my kitty-boo. But I wanted to show off my plates!
But first, the plates and the start of my ikibana vase! My plates came out if the kiln as I was starting my ikibana. I don't like my ikibana much but t is only the beginning of it. My design was to make a vase that made it's plants flail out and even show the water in the pool. So it can be decorated. I also added a spout that should have ended up looking like a dragon or a wolf, but it ended up looking like both! I introduce to you DUMPLING WOLF! xD

Annnnnd now my plates! These will be going to show hopefully and have taken up a home in my schools showcase for the time being. Unfortunately for me.

I also found out that I am one of the winners in a contest held by the wonderful Juls from Julsbeads! I bought a focal bead that is so cute and is based on an Indian Blanket. I used to have three indian blankets growing up and would love to have another again. Their not the softest things ever but they sure are COZZZY! I shall show off a picture of it once I get it. Thank you so much Juls-luff!

Well, that's all I have for today. For now, ado!
Luffs~ Shelby

Friday, October 8, 2010

Lolita and Cosplay Dreams

I would love to slam costumes and outfits like these into my closet! I am that type of girl, you know? I love looking at cosplayers and lolitas. I those are really FULL OF EPIC WIN! So, now, I am thinking that I want to start doing it. I was, and still am, a hoodie and jeans lass who loves cute and sometimes creepy accessories as well as my past Halloween costumes of which I use bits and pieces of when I want to. I love feeling like I am beautiful and that everyone is watching, maybe because in my High School, I don’t get that. I know I am not the prettiest person ever, but I love it when I feel like it. I also love it when I can be with my friends and feel like I belong, which sometimes I don’t. But these are things I can find in these worlds so to speak. I need to be a part of it for real this time. I have been going to conventions for a while now, and have only worn simple things, so my goal is to have SOMETHING to wear there this year. Think of it as a debut, yes?

Any Lolitas and/or Cosplayers who can offer advice would be AMAZING!! I may not start making stuff until the winter but I want to flesh out some details. I am not to savvy on the mangas because I more go to the conventions for the art, skits, and such that make them entertaining.

Possible Character Cosplay’s
`Kunogi Himawari and Pipe Fox from xxxHolic: I don’t know her character very well, but I would like to have at least one manga subject to work with aside from Beast. I don’t know much about the manga, because I am looking her up for costume purposes. I like her character so
I may use it.
`Anna from Van Helsing: I LOVE this movie and I like this character. I would totally attempt a cosplay of her, but I have one question; Would this be okay to wear at conventions? It is from a movie and not from a manga, but I have heard of people doing something similar if my memory is correct. I, again, very much enjoy her character and could fit the look well I think. This movie is one of my favorite flicks ever so I might do it anyway, even if no one will know who she is.
`Belle from Beauty and the Beast: This movie is love, nuff said. Disney works for conventions too, yes?
`Dark Elf/Drow: I’ve seen these around the internet for cosplays. I am familiar with this fantasy race through reading books and seeing other media where they are presented.
`Beast from Kuroshitsuji: I have had experience playing a circus character of my own through roleplay, and I have seen other characters from this anime at conventions. I could very well fit her looks too, though I am short and freckled. Though I would be wearing the outfit with a coat and scarf. I don’t want to be THAT exposed. I don’t know much else about the series, I have only read up on her for costume purposes. I like her concept a lot.

`I will be going for a Sweet/Gothic style before I do any others. I think I have a few favorites that I will be bouncing between because I can not stay in one style when it comes to fashion.

I will also be doing some werewolf and or zombie costumes if I can find an event to wear them too. I also need to find people who I can do these things with...but anyway. This was a completely random entry by yours truely, so for now, ado!
Luffs~ Shelby

Note: The images used in the collage were from DeviantART or Google Images, these images belong to their rightful owners and this collage was for nothing more than play. Respect their rights, please, or I will find you and hunt you down in your dreams. Be afraid.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Follow Up!

Oh my, I don't feel good. I am not sure if I am physically ill or if I am just feeling worn and my mind is making me sick. Either way, I haven't been feeling good for a couple of weeks. It is making me sad, I don't like negativity in my life if I do not willingly cause it. On the bright side, I have moneys! You know what that means? SHOPPING! Well, when I get some time off of work at least. I am thinking of going off to Hot Topic, the outdoor market in my town, and my teacher's mom's shop. Asian stuff is win.
Anywho, my plates are glazed, fired and finished, and my tea bowls will soon follow. However, it will take me a few days to get those pictures, since I found out some of my stuff may be going to show.
Work and shopping tomorrow, then I will have lots lots lots to show anyone willing to listen on the weekend! Until then, I bid you ado.
Luffs~ Shelby

EDIT:: I can not get the pictures on right away, I may try getting them on tomorrow (October 9th), but I do have to work tomorrow as well. Fun fun. ): It is too bad that I like the money so much lol.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fun Clay

Oh my gods someone get me some IRISH CREAM! @_@ I woke up this morning feeling very ill, but I still went to school. Thank gods that the school has coffee and Irish Cream Creamer. Though, I would love to have had the mix that one of my guy friends came up with which was Coffee, a tiny bit of Baily's, French Vanilla Creamer, and Sugar. Yummy! I only had a itty bitty sip so I was a good girl. xD
Anywho, I have been working on a lot of clay stuff in school. We are working on a Japanese related dinner set basically. We are to make a set of small sushi plates, some tea ceremony tea bowls, and an ikibanna vase. I have my plates and bowls made and they are ready to be glazed!
This is the white clay I used to create one of my four plates. Yes that is my chubby tiny hand.

 This is what it looks like after it is fired! Pretty yes?
 This is Mocha Clay, which I love. Such a pretty caramel color when it is fired. I ought to get a picture of that when I get the chance. But this is the general shape of the tea bowls...

These just got fired today, so I will get a picture of them before I put the glazes on. They are so fun to hold. They are like little hard pillows for teh hands, yes!
Well, that is all I have for you today, sorry that it is not much but still. Until next time, ado.
Luffs ~ Shelby

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I haven't been very good about posting have I? Well, I have many reasons for that. For one, a bunch of my friends left for college and I went through a senior crisis of my own to deal with. Long story short, I am so unsure about what life holds for me. I have dreams and aspirations pulling me in all sorts of directions, it bothers me that I am not more prepared for my high school senior year (which started last week) and even college. Well, enough of that drama. I am trying to work on locating and getting back in touch with those friends that left. I am actually going to be going to a Halloween party with a couple of them! Yay!

Besides that, I am starting my art projects, so most projects that I started in the summer are on hold whilst I do the fun stuff. I hope I will be able to start updating my blog a bit more. <3

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rawr Moments

Good Day Everyone (though no one is even following me yet buuuuuuuut whatever.) I woke up early this morning, which was nice considering I was in a very poor sleep mode. My cat was the one who had the brilliant idea to wake me by jumping up on my desk. I tiredly placed her onto my bed and went about my business. But, why, might I ask, does my lard of a cat hog my bed?
Anywho, I escaped into my room after my brother had a fit because I was sitting in a chair. I am sorry, I did not know your name was written on that chair, midget. So after that rawr moment, I sat down at my desk and started to work on something to calm my nerves - and procrastinate from working on my load of Lit. homework - which just so happened to be a new piece of maille. So, I am sitting at my desk with my favorite tutorial site up and running, trying to figure out what style I want to learn. I have been trying to avoid this one style because of how insanely difficult it is and because of how many times I have tried and failed to do it (I lost track at five). So I found a really pretty one and started to work on it. I messed up so I had to take it all apart and start again. I started it and messed up AGAIN. I threw it on my desk and tapped it once, which is how I usually take out my anger on the little chainmail. After I did, I saw that I had made that all to familiar, evil, and allusive weave. DOOM!!! Leave it to me to try and do one thing, make a mistake, and somehow manage to pull something much harder off. It is not done yet but I think I have figured it out...but grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Once that is done I will be sure to show you all -if anyone is even watching because I am pretty much talking to myself for now- but still. See you all later!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Little Bit

Welcome to my second ever Blog! My first one failed badly, due to me putting a subject on it. Soooooooo...this one obviously will not have an objective! Yayright?! I hope you like what you see!

So a little bit about me, My name is Shelby Nicolae Demona and yes that is my name. My favorite alternate names are "Shelbs," "Shelbymonster," and "Shelbyvonne." (I may, or may not, have made those up for fun hinthint) I don't mind nor care if you just call me Shelby or one of those. I am a seventeen-year-old-crazy who dwells in one of the most amazzzzzzzing states in the Americas, New York. I love the New England states and that is pretty much it. I care not for the government and know very little about it, instead I care for adventure. I would love to travel in the New England states, Britain, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Romania, New Zealand, and Japan. I am also an artist of many talents! What do I do? I make Chainmaille, like the medieval armor yes, jewelry, ceramics, and other misc craft projects as well as sketches (mostly werewolves until I perfect humans), and write fan fictions, poems, and random writing pieces. Yes, I make a lot of art! Art is a way of life! It is addicting like the drugs other people my age spend their time doing, but much more healthy. All in all, I am an over decorated and hoodie kinda lass who loves making and collecting art, cute yet bizarre things, adventure, writing, and jewelry.

Well, that is enough about me, I am going to go eat a bagel now and get back to this later! I hope to see something come of blogging in round two! DINGDINGDING!