2012 Week 35: “This is my balancing act.”

This week: went bowling, got a cold that lingered a bit, went to two parties friday night [pictured above: eliza’s brother luther juggling – he also swallowed swords and balanced nickd’s bike on his head], watched steffbomb’s craft wars ep with stacy, hosted a small brunch for lady friends, made and bottled two new polishes for LAK lacquer, etc.

In addition to having a cold, last Saturday (9/28), I developed a rash on my face that gave me scaly skin on my eyelids and forehead and I have felt super gross about the whole thing. I had a bad experience with a dermatologist recently so I did not want to go that route. This lead to lots and lots of googling and google image research. First I thought it was demodex mites and then I came to the conclusion that it was just eczema on my face. I have been rubbing olive oil into my skin and then patting off the excess. It has improved greatly since, but my cheeks are still somewhat red, which might be rosacea. I know, I know, I should go to a dermatologist, but I’ll only head to one if it turns bad again. I haven’t felt like exercising with all this going on, but I have been walking and eating fairly healthy foods. Blerg.

Soon I will be applying for two of my favorite shows: Crafty Bastards [November 10th] in DC and Handmade Arcade [December 8th] in my beloved Pittsburgh. Wish me all of the luck that you can muster!

I cannot believe Renegade Craft Fair Chicago is in 5 flipping days. EEE! I’m mostly ready for it, but I still have a couple tricks up my sleeve! I always do!

Films watched 35th week of the year:

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
The Living End
Dead Alive
The Hunger Games
Cameraman: The Life and work of Jack Cardiff*


I could not believe that Dead Alive was so gory. It was great, but so incredibly gross. I almost had to turn it off a few times, but I persevered. The Hunger Games was just as amazing the second time around. I want to re-read the books, but I lent my copies to a friend, who I will now hound for them!