Friday, March 25, 2011

And A Bottle Of FUN!

Just like every year during SXSW, it's always great fun! This year was by far the best though. Hung out two days in a row with two of my favorite Death Metal & Progressive Metal bands - The Faceless & Animals As Leaders! They're from California & Washington DC; Animals as Leaders is instrumental so if you're not into the whole "screaming thing" as most people unfamiliar with metal would call it - you should listen to AAL instead. They both have a huge following and are both extremely talented. The Faceless band page & one of my favorite
songs/music videos by Animals As Leaders . Check em out! (And trust me, you haven't heard real badass soul touching music until you've listened to these guys...)

I've been rather healthy for the past several years, but of course during SXSW, I got pretty drunk nearly every night of the week haha my kidneys were hurtin' but it definitely added to the adventures! Some of the people who run ETSY came to Austin & partied it up as well and many
folks got to create things with them - I never got to make it out to where they were, unfortunately, but I hope there will be a next time! I danced the nights away, hung out with great people, saw way too many fights, did plenty of bar hopping, made new friends, saw old ones, heard tons of good music, ate way too much pizza, boyfriend played a show with one of his bands - Baphemetis, ran up and down 6th street, etc. Anyway, that was LAST WEEK when all that craziness went down...
...and I STILL feel drained from it all

but it's back to business now!

This past Wednesday I got to sell some of my artwork and handmade jewelry at one of my best friend's parent's Mexican restaurant, Maeydelynn - she sold some of her artwork and jewelry as well, along with another good friend, Scott Lindauer (him and I did this collaboration together: "Dream of Consciousness")
Here are some photos from our amateur set-up:

Also got more of my leg tattooed last Sunday by my good friend, amazing tattoo artist, Chip:

This has been a very interesting & crazy week thus far AND THINGS ARE ONLY BOUND TO GET BETTER. I am so grateful for all that this universe has given me... even if it's always been me who made my universe what it is... life is good. Now all I am in need of is some yoga!

Y Elli

p.s. Damn, it feels good to write... & I'll be posting new jewelry soon!

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