oh yea… before i forget!

i was tagged by annie.

i always.always.always forget to do these… except for this time! 😀


What is your current obsession? 
i always enjoy a good obsession… currently hooked on: the devil & daniel johnston, smoothies, fake glasses, secret projects, being home alone and grandma era crafts.


What’s for dinner? 
What’s the last thing you bought? 
a pair of roller skates from Thrift Haven today (for $3!! i’m going to customize them… just you wait!) and some vintage fabrics (pink & apple green).
What are you listening to right now? 
b e c k.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
my grandma’s cabin. i have been missing her so badly. i feel like she might be my soulmate or maybe my other half.


What’s your favorite quote (for now)? 
i’m not much of a quote person, but i like these…


I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own. -Andy Warhol
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? -Mary Oliver 
What’s your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? 
new glasses…
What’s your dream job? 
some people would say that i have one. i’m doing the best that i can.
What’s your worst habit? 
belated e-mail answering. i haven’t been completely caught up on my e-mail in four years. 🙁 i try.
Do you admire anyones style? 
sure. i can’t think of any celebrities or anything at the moment, but i think my friends all have amazing style.. like little erin.
Describe your personal style? 
sort of like a homeschooler mixed with a grandma and a character from ghost world?
What are your favorite movies? 
What inspires you? 
you know… good question. i usually just say music & films.. like duh. but i think that i also get really inspired from real life experiences & also from vintage shopping and remembering good times (with my family when i was little).
What’s your favorite book? 
i’d say out of all the books i’ve ever bought the ones i have gotten the most out of is Babel by Jim Houser. My favorite story book is Peter Pan and my favorite illustrated story book is Where the Wild Things Are.
Do you collect something? 
of course. i collect fake glasses, japanese craft supplies & japanese fashion magazines, books full of art, dinosaur toys, grandma quilts & journals full of secrets.
What do you like most about yourself? 
that i still have the ability to change.
What’s your go-to nail polish color? 
red. <3


If you wanna play along… TAG! you’re it. xo. Elsie


  • Love it!

    I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you. You’ve been such an inspiration to me! I started blogging a month ago and I can only dream of having a blog as cute and as cool as yours.It’s really inspiring, not just your blog, but your art as well.
    I check in everyday to see what you have posted. The 24 hour party? Genius! It was so much fun!
    If I lived in the States, I would probably live broke, buying all your paintings and art.

    Anyway, just wanted to say hi.

    Love out,


  • ditto to Isabel’s post…so glad I stumbled upon your blog, finding endless inspiration here!
    and you MUST visit Japan – I lived there for 2 yrs when I graduated college and as the QUEEN OF CUTE and a lover of sushi, I think you would absolutely love it 🙂 all the Japanese craft supplies & fashion you can handle!

  • I am REALLY excited to see the modified roller skates! Seriously, I am. I am a roller skating QUEEEEEEN! <3 Have you ever been to a roller derby bout?! They are so much fun to watch!

  • Elsie, have you ever read “Rainbow Goblins” by Ul De Rico? It was my favorite book as a child (and now!) and I think you would love it! Let me know!

  • You are my number one inspiration. I don’t always have the time to comment but I want you to know that I read every post and that it always make go WOOOOOOOOW in one way or another. It really makes my day to visit your blog. I am so very happy I found it!!!

    I was thrilled to discover that you are working on a children’s book. I’ve been working on a children’s book for almost two years now and the reason I got started in the first place was because I discovered your blog and it made me want to create again (I have a “failed” art career behind me). Now I have a “proper job” so I don’t feel the pressure to do this for a living, although of course I hope to! Anyway, I really look forward to your book, I am sure it will be fantastic! When I finish my book you’ll be the first person to receive a copy!

    Thank you for all the inspiration!

  • im well aware that we’re all stealing isobel’s post (well put!) but she’s right; not only is your blog fun to read, it provides hours of entertainment through the inspiration you give to go out and make our own stuff. my friend just had a heart operation and i spent all day making her a get well soon card inspired by things i had seen on your blog. it was fun for me to make and i really hope it cheers her up. thanks a lot! x

  • Thanks for filling it out Elsie! Can’t wait to see what those roller skates look like, you should totally skste down Commercial. I seem to remember this guy that at about 12am would ride his bike down Commercial it was always funny to see when walkin’ home after a show at Lindbergs. xx

  • Elsie, just wanted to let you know that I love the picture of you and your grandma! I feel my grandma (whom I call Nanny) and I are soulmates as well. She passed away last week and it’s been really hard losing my best friend but seeing pictures like this remind me of all our good times as well!


  • Love reading about your favorites!! And I cant wait to see how you rock the vintage roller skates!!

  • Hi Elsie,

    I just wanted to say thanks for your amazing blog! Its the first website I look at when I get online in the mornings, and keeps me going all day at work!

    Thanks for all the cuteness and inspiration! x

  • So I have a question about the grandma glasses… where do you find them? Are the lenses real? Are they reading glasses? I would love to find some… they’re so cute!

  • Hi Elsie,

    I have purchased some goodies from this shop, and they are so great! They smell good, and it’s good for the skin. U should check it out!
    Lett me know what you think of it 🙂


  • Thanks for this very interesting post. I like your eyeglasses. It’s nerdy but it is definitely cool. People love wearing those. I love it!

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