Tattooed Gloves

Tattooed Gloves by Ellen Greene.

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chocolate peanut butter cups!

Over the March break I seen this recipe over at DelightfullyTacky and they really were super easy to make. It takes about 30-45 minutes and it makes about 12 peanut butter cups.

To make them, you’ll need:
-a 12 oz pack of semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 cup of peanut butter
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/2 cup confectioners sugar
-muffin cup liners
  1. Take the little paper muffin cups and cut them down to about half their original half.
  2. Melt half of your chocolate chips. You can use a microwave or a stove (I used the microwave and it took about a minute for them to melt).
  3. Spoon the chocolate into the cups and draw the chocolate up the sides of the paper to coat them. Cool them in the fridge until they’ve hardened.
  4. To make the peanut butter filling, mix the peanut butter, salt and confectioners sugar. Divide the mixture into your little chocolate cups.
  5. Melt the rest of your chocolate chips and cover the peanut butter to the edges of the cups. Put it back in the fridge and wait till they’re cooled, then eat them!

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Inspiration: Tattoos

Tattoos have been a huge influence & source of inspiration. The idea of putting something so permanent on your body always appealed to me.

I remember my first tattoo experience when I was 18, I didn’t ask for my parents permission, I told them that I was going to get a tattoo and they were okay with it. They just told me to be sure to get something I wouldn’t regret in the future.

I thought for a long time about what I wanted to get, and in the end I went with a quote, “all good things are wild and free” by Henry David Thoreau, on the base of my neck. It didn’t have meaning for me at the time, I just liked the quote. But as I grew older, it started to have more meaning for me. I’m glad I chose something that I loved and have grown into. My second tattoo I got, was a Japanese style chrysanthemum flower on my left shoulder blade. It’s not done yet, and I plan to add more to it, possibly thinking about extending it into a sleeve.

I do have plans for getting more, I really want to do my arms. Since they tend to be out in the open, I’ve taken more time and thought harder about what I want to get done. I really like the old-school traditional style of tattooing and may go in that direction.

But until then, here is some lovely tattoo inspiration.

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Listening To

So I put together a playlist this morning while waiting for my 3pm class to roll around. Just a bunch of songs that I like to sing to. Rocky Raccoon is probably my favourite.


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Imaginary Cities

My current obsession.

Rusty Matyas, one half of the glorious duo that is Imaginary Cities, describes the band’s sound as “Arcade Fire and Metric with a soulful, beautiful voice over top.”

Their new album, Temporary Resident, comes out today. They are also going out on tour supporting The Pixies for their Doolittle Tour 2011.

Check them out here.

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Wednesday

{drawn in corel painter 11}

This week (so far) has been:
-going to classes
-perihelions & aphelions
-diet cokes
-naps
-looking at houses
-catching up on missed tv shows
-homesick

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Listening To

Stagger Lee – Downchild Blues Band

Some guy is currently outside my window on a ladder, and he’s making a lot of noise. So this song is playing a little loud right now.

The Blues Brothers played some of Downchild’s songs in their movies, which is how I got into them. That and my mom is a big fan of blues and Downchild.

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