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I’m in this month’s issue of Computer Arts magazine! Many thanks to them for featuring me in their My Style Is… column. I was asked to submit three items that I’m digging.

I chose:

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I was also super stoked about the color changing front cover! All the agency names on the front turned purple in the sunlight, and they had a rad gloss UV effect on top.

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Special thanks to Nadya Lev who shot the amazing photo for this feature. As a bonus, here’s another shot from that set. Hair was done by Lauren Rynders, with makeup by Carolina Espinosa.

Thanks Computer Arts for featuring my style! You can order a print copy here, or a pdf in the App Store.

Video interview with LitNImage

A few weeks ago, I got asked to do a video interview for LitNImage.

Kimy came over to my house and asked me a lot of interesting questions about all the different things I do & now you get to see what I said about it.

The first video is more about the visual art stuff I’m doing,
and the second is more about the music stuff I’m up to.
There’s a newish song in there too, called Redacted, that you probably haven’t heard yet (unless you were at my show in Portland a couple months ago, or if you know me and I’ve played it for you from the saftey of my living room.)

Anyway, you should go check it out.

ThisIsStar Jewelry Press

Thank you all so much for the enthusiastic and overwhelming positive response to my jewelry line!
I’m extremely grateful to all of you who blogged & tweeted about it.

I love you all so much!

This was a huge undertaking for me, and I really, really appreciate all your support.

Here are some of the awesome folks who have written about my line since launch:

+ Nerve.com’s Modern Materialist
+ Female Persuasion
+ LoveHelvetica
+ Nubby Twiglet, twice! <3! + The Experts Agree
+ My Adventure Is Your Advantage
+ CntrlG

Thanks for all the link love guys!

I’m sold out of a couple designs until my next restock already, but I’m listing new things, as well as old things in new colors all this week, so keep your eyes peeled.

Lastly, I could not have gotten through all of this with out my lovely assistant, Ms. Melinda Little.

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Thank you!!

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Yesterday, this piece got posted on Metafilter.
In case you don’t want to click through, here’s a screencap:
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The basic gist was this:

There’s a group of girls that blog about their life/art/fashion trends.
– Is this a movement?
– Are they friends?
– Is there a name for this?

My first thought was in fact, OH NO! WE’VE BEEN OUTED!

The truth is, we are actually a secret society of lady bloggers.
Our entrance requirements are strict, and we are as secretive about it as the Freemasons.

But there’s an easy and clear way into our little club: KNUCKLE TATS.

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Myself, Nubby, Gilda & Marie

In all seriousness, the simple answer to the questions posed on metafilter is this:

We are friends!

The more complicated answer is a bit more interesting.
Looking at everyone’s comments really made me think about the qualities that we all have in common, and I do think there are unique things that we share.

Identity is a curious beast, and when you add the internet into the equation, things start to get strange.
The line between myself and my work is nearly invisible; I do this on purpose.
Similarly, The way I represent myself online is the way I represent myself in my real life.
I see this blog an an ongoing project in documenting the twists and turns of my life.
There are things that I share on here that are difficult to make public in a professional context, like the fact that I work for a porn company!
This however, is of little concern to me. I can’t hide who I am when I meet people, and I shouldn’t have to hide who I am online either. The fact is that I love myself, and the best thing I can do is be myself wherever I go!

It’s really hard to put yourself out there in such an open and public way sometimes, but all the ladies in our incestuous little group do it every single day.

When I first met Nubby, Gala, and Marie in person there was no question that we would be close immediately.
I knew this because I realized that I already knew them as well as I know some of my long time IRL friends.

Many of us were longtime livejournal bloggers (I started in 2000!) and originally met each other there.
These days, LJ seems to be a sinking ship of sorts, and we’ve all moved onto our own domains.
At this point, many of us have been reading each other and interacting for several years.

The Society Speaks

Marie says: “I love this accidental collective of ladybloggers. I think it’s a wonderful notion to have a bunch of creative women who inspire each other and other ladies. Positivity on the internet is a powerful thing. And I am all about GIRL POWER.”

Nubby & Gala say:

galadarling @nubbytwiglet Haha. Waking up to that Metafilter thing was weird. Like, obviously we’re all friends, are they not reading?!

nubbytwiglet @galadarling We’re all friends, but are we a movement?! So strange.

galadarling @nubbytwiglet I don’t think so. It’s just personality branding, which is old news, I guess it’s interesting because we’re creative girls.

I say:
We believe in what we do, and we are not afraid to be vulnerable.
We are authentic.
& yes, we are friends.