The Golden Chalice: This Week on Inside the Prop Closet

What to do when you find a golden chalice (The Golden Chalice, maybe?) at a thrift store? Use it as a prop for your next Photoshop challenge! The cup I found definitely isn’t gold, but it sparked ideas. And the final image actually needs a lot more work. It isn’t exactly what I had in … Continue reading The Golden Chalice: This Week on Inside the Prop Closet

5 Fashion Tips for My Younger Self

It's become quite trendy to write letters to your younger self that reassure young, insecure you that it gets better in the future. That everything you spent so much time worrying about turns out to not be of that much importance once you hit your 20s. When I ponder about my juvenile years all I can … Continue reading 5 Fashion Tips for My Younger Self

Discovering Day & Dusk: This Week on Inside the Prop Closet

A few days ago, I started experimenting with painting rocks that I found outside. It’s just a little color blocking with acrylic paint and painter’s tape, but I love the results. Though an incredibly simple concept, there’s a poem in the process somewhere – in Mother Nature being dipped in black. I don’t have the … Continue reading Discovering Day & Dusk: This Week on Inside the Prop Closet

Leopard & Cheetah & Zebra, Oh My!

You know what's rad? Prints! From leopard to stripes to floral to paisley. Prints, though repetitive in nature, can be very bold. With bold visual power comes the feeling to default to pairing a print with a basic. But I say, if you're going to run, you might as well run for gold! Go all out with … Continue reading Leopard & Cheetah & Zebra, Oh My!

In Hiding: This Week on Inside the Prop Closet

If you had to go into hiding for a while and could only bring five things with you, what would you bring? Assuming that my very basic necessities (food, water etc) were taken care of, there are a few things that I wouldn’t want to live without: 1). A 4mm crochet hook. 2). 10 pounds … Continue reading In Hiding: This Week on Inside the Prop Closet

Crafting as a Form of Healing: This Week on Inside the Prop Closet

Last week, I unexpectedly fell in love with making tassels. They’re so easy to make – all you need is yarn, a thick, rectangular piece of something to wrap the yarn around, an embroidery needle and scissors. They look so charming on so many things: pillows, keychains and, in my case, apartment walls. I went … Continue reading Crafting as a Form of Healing: This Week on Inside the Prop Closet

Get in the habit of Color

Just because it's August doesn't mean Summer is over just yet! I've still got the urge to sport my summer brights and nothing will stop me. Not the  back-to-school ads or the presence of Fall leaves as decor in the shops. There is one Fall color that I am happy make nice with-- yellow. Ah, yellow. … Continue reading Get in the habit of Color