my etsy shop is here!

Ahh! it's here!

after months of collecting, i finally created and launched my etsy vintage shop! my focus is on ethnic and mostly 60s and 70s pieces - items that fit my own style and esthetic. every piece has been lovingly washed (often by hand) and steamed back into shape. i also want to focus on fair pricing. any fan of etsy knows... well, it can be really expensive! i want to keep my prices reasonable, hope my buyers notice and appreciate this...

funny story of my very first sale last night: i listed this fun batik gypsy dress fairly low at $65, even after seeing the same piece on etsy for $150. the woman who bought it also had a shop... and sells these dressed for $200+! soooo fair to say she purchased the dress to resell for quite the profit... oh well... still don't think it was worth such an obscene price.

well, want to check the shop out? current items are only round one... i have a closet full for next week... i'm starting modest because i'm about to have a crazy production week at work... 17 hour days again! can't wait to list some killer 70s boots though! another funny shop struggle... i'm not the best model sometimes, maybe it's hard to tell through photos, but i'm small. only 5'2" - and maxi skirts and dress are sometimes a joke on my frame, but i'm trying to do my best! (with taller shoes...)

The Oh Ana Shop!
(pretty original name.. i know... ha)

moody markers

i've been trying to draw more again, part of my "make something everyday!" goal. some moody marker action...

this was a different scanner from what i normally use... i don't really like how harsh the illustrations look - i'll rescan later i guess

last batch of drawings here

in the morning light

having a corner apartment with 7 windows is really nice sometimes. i woke up this morning and the whole place had a beautiful hazy glow from the sun rise, so i snapped a few shots as a crawled out of bed. messy bedhead and all, it was a pretty morning.


it's happening again... i'm a bad blogger. i get really into it for a couple months... then it's dead again. recently i feel like i've been on the exact same page as milla, she communicates better though.

there is change is the air. and i hope it's fresh and clean! the past few months have been hard, so much stress even when i'm able to take my mind off it. i've still got a twitching eye that only makes me feel more crazy sometimes. but... it's time to roll with the new.

the hardest part is always building up motivation... i'm terrible at motivating myself. just start small... draw something (i'm working on my cursive writing too!), cook something new, rearrange, cleanse, and bam! - hopefully that will kick off everything! i'll share some new illustrations i've been working on soon.

these photos are from the last month of summer captured by my funny little 35mm camera. right before dane moved away to whidbey island, we visited an apple orchard, and then spent some time watching the resident osprey at chambers bay.