Oh, well look what the Bunnypudding dragged in, herself.

Ahoy there, Sailors!

So it’s been a busy summer here in London Town and I endeavoured to enjoy as much of the sunshine as possible. Making sure to wear the highest factor sun protection and a hat at all times, Natch. Here is a quick run down of some of things I’ve pondering over my Summer break…I guess it’s welcome back, bitches! What have I missed?

 

Second hand clothes whore
I’ve always been a bit of a shopping addict and I especially love whittling down the hours rummaging through people’s throw always hoping to find a “diamond in the rough” as it were. When I do, I make sure to wear it to death. This is especially true of shoes as I am very heavy footed for such a tiny person. My current obsession is blazers and Afghan coats. I can’t get enough of them. BRING THEM TO ME.

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Smug drunk face, ahoy! 

I’ve suddenly redeveloped my eBay habit as well. It’s terrible, especially as now there is an app and I get alerts. Am now going to investigate reselling as I seriously need to declutter my “petite” London flat. I’ll make sure to let you all know when I post anything. I discovered a abandoned mannequin outside the flat not to long ago so I’m going to put it to use*

 

Apathy ahoy!
I always try to be honest about mental health and this year has been a bit of a roller-coaster. By roller coaster, I mean having my heart ripped out and shattered several times. My main affliction currently being depression and apathy. I’m making strides in combating this and being more proactive and I am happy to say it’s doing some good. I have a habit of catastraphising things, which is a common trait in us anxious peeps and I am slowly learning to just take it one day at a time. Not everything that can, does go wrong.

That being said, it currently feels like it is, but again, everything is temporary and it will pass….one hopes.

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Don’t ever believe what social media tells you BBz – we all struggle <3

 

Cleaning. It’s fucking shit.
House work is wank. I don’t care what anyone else says. Yet, despite its horrors, I am trying to do as much of it as I can but I’m seriously tempted to obtain a cleaner. I mean, technically that would mean my laziness and obtaining of happiness is also supporting the economy, right? That’s surely a positive? Does anyone else have a cleaner? Is it worth the expense?

 

Soup maker and sobriety 
I’ve decided that I need to save money. By decided, I mean that I have no actual choice on the matter and needs must. Therefore, I have made the decision to stop drinking and socialising as much. It’s as much for my health as it is for my bank balance. To fill the time I’ve also decided to stop putting Deliveroo’s kids through college and proactively begin to make shopping lists and meal plans and **GASP** Brought a mother fucking soup maker.

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It’s a game changer people. I got the one that sautés the onions etc before you, erm…“Soup” in a flash sale on amazon. I’ve honestly discovered a new world of easy food choices AND I can just shove any veg that needs eating and et voila! Sooooup. #grateful I’ve also discovered I make a sensual lentil salad. Recipes welcomed! Post links below.

Sweep stakes open on how long it takes for this health kick to end at the bottom of a bargain bucket and bottle of processco

Chiao chiao

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*Not that she isn’t currently at use, she is the proud barer of the Miss Greggs 2017 Sash. She looks stunning.

The Downward Spiral : Part Two

Hello Darlings,

One of my earlier blog posts was about a subject that really touched my heart, and I know from the lovely messages I’ve received about it in the years since, that it also touched a lot of other people too. I am talking about the downward spiral – Which is the name of a series of images used in a anti drug campaign of a young girl’s mug shots over the course of a few years showing her decent into the pit of drug addiction.

It’s sobering viewing and it really did make me think when I was younger…to the point that I am writing about it now!

I always promised that I’d update if I found out more and I am happy to say that according to writer Jamie Saari Crawford on her website, she is in fact alive and well. Jamie states on her site:

She is a little perplexed about why anyone would care about her story and I explained that there are hundreds of people around the world who have reached out to me for updates over the years. She sees a lot of pain in these photographs.

She has an incredible story to tell and I plan to travel to her in the near future to meet, learn more about her story and hopefully create something in writing or on video that changes the way people look at people suffering from addiction. She has so much wisdom to share with the world.

Speaking to her today felt like I was speaking to a long, lost friend. I look forward to announcing when and how she would like her story told. Everything is going to be done with dignity and respect for her and her family.

 

To get the full story visit Jamie’s blog. I really hope this is for real and that there is a happy ending to this tale, it really would be a pleasant surprise. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this update as well!

We don’t do January but we definitely do coats

Hello Darlings!

Let’s level with each other, I don’t do January. I 100% don’t even consider “Dry” January as even a concept and Veganuary – can just veg off. Basically, if I had a choice I would “winter” like a classic Victorian lady throughout January and just go and chill out in a penthouse somewhere reading and drinking expensive red wine, or I’d be lazing on a beach getting both types of vitamin D but alas, someone (moi) still hasn’t become as wealthy as she was born to be and thus, had to suffer like everyone else. How have you lot survived January?

I won’t bore you with “new year, new me shit”  as I assure you it’s  “New year, old me, new crap.” but I am certainly excited about the upcoming months and I shall be keep you all informed.

I’ve seen the light!

 

For regular updates, I am always sharing stories on my Instagram feed like the image below (Stokie street art at it’s finest)  and, due to popular demand (all two of you) I am finally going to stop being such a crazy reclusive cat lady, and get my ass on Youtube. I am forewarning you now, it will be sweary, ranty and basically just me having a laugh-  pretty much like this blog. It will also allow me to bring back the Feminist weekly round up and “History, Ahoy!” content that I love doing soooo much but find hard to put to together between you know, the glamour of my life (Ahem)

 

I mentioned in a previous post my love affair with the British brand “Shrimps” and my disappointing sample sale experience (Lesson: I need to move faster, I was not sample sale “Fit”) So I am happy to say I finally found and purchased a Shrimps “Frenchie” coat. It took many Months of trawling the internet but finally I acquired one at a complete steal. I love it. I wore it out and people actually stopped me just to stroke it. It owns me and not I own it, and I’m cool with that.

 

Have any of you made any mad purchases already this January? I am not going to lie to you, I haven’t had success in all of my recent shopping adventures – I also brought a soup maker to make eating healthy easier but it broke after 4 days (scrap that blog review) so now I am manically making vegetarian meals to avoid wasting the soup ingredients that all appear to go off at the same time – recipes welcomed!

 

Roll on February!

 

 

We need to discuss Christmas Movies

Hey Darlings,

Tis Christmas time in case you have been missing the living hell that has been the UK high streets this past Month. Which, as a matter of fact, I have, as I do most of my Christmas shopping online. Yes, it’s true that whilst avoiding the carnage of people bare-knuckle fist fighting over a Primark Hogwarts bathrobe, I prefer to sit in my slippers with wine and watch films.

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Now, I’ll be to the point. We all know that the “Muppets Christmas Carol” is the greatest Christmas film ever created. No ifs, no buts. Michael Caine playing a deadpan Scrooge whilst a bright green frog/pig hybrid* sings about finding love in the same shot, arm in arm with a talking rat? A masterpiece.

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Sometimes, I do watch other Christmas films, and here are my 10 must watches if you have to watch something OTHER than “Muppets Christmas Carol” this season.

Nightmare before Christmas

Halloween being my favorite time of year, and Christmas maybe not quite so much meant that this film was an instant shoe-in with me. A film I can watch all year round but any excuse to put it on and I will. Therefore, it’s become one the first I pull out to get me in the mood, once the dark nights begin to crawl in. It also has an amazing soundtrack…gah, I could gush about it all day!

 

White Christmas

Now, this film is close to my heart as I watch it with my mother and sibling every year. If you haven’t seen it, please do. It’s a Golden Hollywood Classic and some of the amazing dance numbers will be familiar to you from GIFs everywhere. You also get treated to the beautiful Bing crosby singing “White Christmas”…If the below GIF doesn’t convince you to watch its camp, fabulousness, I don’t know who you are anymore!

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Scrooged

Jumping from one extreme to another with the hilariously dark comedy “Scrooged”, starring Billy Murry as a modern-day Scrooge who works in Television – nuff said.. Well worth a watch if you want something funny yet familiar.

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Love actually

I live in London and know for a fact that the London presented in the film isn’t real but ohhh, I wish it was. We all live in the hope that we will suddenly wake up in a Richard Curtis film where suddenly the class divide will disapper, house prices become reasonable and Great bloody Britain rises as bumbling, adorable floppy-haired, posh men-children are allowed to mumble through the streets of London again, wooing fair ladies. Admit it.

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Home Alone

I loved watching this every year with my sister and then torturing my parents with screams of “Kevin!” for the rest of the night. Oh, how we laughed.

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Edward Scissorhands

The soundtrack alone gives me shivers but the dance scene in the snow is just heartbreakingly beautiful. Put simply, Tim Burton’s classic is a must-see. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

 

Santa Claus the Movie

It happens to feature one of the greatest “movie Santas” of all time in it and Dudley Moore stars as a strangely attractive elf. Not the “sexy Legolas” attractive elf type but, the “creepy but kinda going with it” attractive elf type. I’m a sucker for a heavy brow.

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Full disclosure: I adore the opening of this film and then once it jumps to the future, I couldn’t give a shit. Therefore, just watch the beginning and enjoy the feels, perv on the elf and be done with it.

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Batman Returns

Fuck off, it is a Christmas film. This is my blog and I can do what I want. Look at the gif, that is snow and lights which makes it’s Christmassy. I know, I know, another Tim Burton on the list. I have a problem or taste**, you decide.

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The Snowman

It opens with David Bowie going through his old drawers ( he could go through my old drawers any day) and has a cracking sequence with a choirboy and a flying snowman. At least that is how I remember it. I usually just find myself astounded that it appears to be made solely out of pencil crayon drawings (Usually, I watch half cut by this point)

Frozen

I first watched this with my sister and it has become an instant staple in our household. I’m the Anna before you ask. May you all find your inner sassy Elsa, this Christmas. Sing it with me people, as your relative drops another casual politically horrifying comment across the dinner table, “Let it go!”

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So what do you guys think of my list? What have I missed out that is a must-have in your household at this time of year? I am always seeking recommendations but I stand by my entire list!

 

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* They never quite get around to explaining how the genetics work in the Cratchit family in the film, do they?

**If you answered that with “Problem” you can’t sit with us anymore.

Why Don’t I own this?

Hello Darlings,

Tis the season for consumerism, but when your budget is a bitch and refuses to allow you buy the things that you deserve, then one has to resort to lamenting this fact in a blog post. So here.We.Are.

In my lementing, I have conjured up this list of fine items that I would love to splurge on if the money fairy decided to appear (my door is always open to her) I am feeling classically British this winter, which may reflect a lot on this “dream” list. I mean, if you’re going to invest the money, do it in timeless things……Or ultra-modern digital accessories. What can I say? I’m a very nuanced person. It’s a curse.

The Phone Case

By the Brand Chaos, made up of a super styling team Kathrine Lyall and Charlotte Stockdale. I’ve had the pleasure to meet these ladies very briefly in a former role and they are just as fabulous as you’d imagine and full of amazing anecdotes. I have featured this case in its original design before on my Instagram, but my heart has officially been taken by the newest member of the “ugh!” family. Metallic pink and black. I need this in my life. I also need a phone that one of these cases would actually fit in after dropping my latest upgrade down the sink but that is a different story.

 

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I long to whisper sweet nothings in-to you.

 

The Coat

Thanks to the magic of social media, I am now obsessed with Shrimps. Especially, their sexy ass coats. This is my favourite this season but I am also on a quest to obtain one of their stunning faux fur designs too. I recently queued in line for ages to get excess to their sample sale but alas, the one I was looking for avoided me….but it will be mine. Oh yes, I will own these coats dammit.

 

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I want you wrapped around me.

 

 

The Dresses

I couldn’t choose just one dress, and also, I am dreaming! So, in my pretend world I change twice a day like an old-fashioned Victorian lady. Like an old Victorian lady who wears Alice Olivia Ruffles in the day and Ulla Johson Ruffles by night. An old Victorian lady who knows what she wants, which after finishing this post is, a nap.

 

 

BOOTS

Beholdeth these Valentino ankle boots. Everything about these boots is fabulous. They come in various colours as well, which is unfair when you think about it, as now you have to have them all.

 

The Lady Mary Jacket

I have been in love with this style forever. I am one of those people who secretly sits and hopes that tophats will unexpectedly make a mainstream comeback and ruffled skirts will engulf the streets. Until then, I will have to settle for riding jackets and all the tweed the UK can throw at me.

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Just casually popping to Greggs.

Here endeth the journey, for now. Ah, that was a lovely journey, wasn’t it? After scrolling the internet for a few of my favourite pieces, I’m really interested to know what everyone’s favourite themes or key items are for Winter. I appear to be a lot more old school than I realised! Before I go, BIG thanks for the social love on my last post, it made me feel all lovely inside <3 <3

If you don’t follow me already just follow the links on the sidebar to do so. DO THIS FOR ME, JANET! 

 

Until next time, my darlings!

 

 

 

Internet Titbits

Hello Darlings,

This weekend, I have mainly been working on a super long list of contacts for a project due Monday. I have officially become spreadsheet blind. I am dreaming in columns. As the task was time sensitive, I made to sure to leave enough spare moments for time wasting in my schedule as I know who I am. The best part of working on the internet is the random stuff that you find whilst casually doing your day to day job, this means I am never wanting for things to browse as my “read later” list is extensive. Here are some of the things I found on the internet during my breaks that kept me sane whilst I gently wept over my keyboard in between breaks.

 

The fact that there is a Moomin Theme Park. 

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I shit you not. All your childhood dreams have come true and you can actually travel to Finland and visit Moomin valley. Moomin World  is Located in the island of Kailo beside the old town of Naantali, near the city of Turku in Southwest Finland. I mean, LOOK AT IT. It’s marvelous. How happy do they look in that picture? And whats that, they have a replica of the actual Moomin house? My inner ten-year-old self cannot contain herself. I’m adding meeting one of my fashion icons – “Little My” onto my bucket list immediately.

If anyone knows where I would be bale to stream this show, I would love you forever.

 

The woman engaged to a chandelier.

I love this story far too much. Sometimes a story just casually pops up into your news feed when you’re feeling blue and you have no idea whats going to happen when you click the link. All that you do know is that it won’t be boring. This was that story this of the week for me. To summarise, this fabulous creature has decided “screw men, this is exhausting” and set up house with a cornucopia of chandeliers, one of which she is engaged to.


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The woman, Amanda, seems sincerely happy with Lumiere, her fiance – so good for her enjoying her polyamorous relationship with not just any old lamp, but instead, with the Liberace of lighting options.Way to go extra, Amanda, I applaud you.

 

Pauline Boty

We all do that thing where we spot an image (pictured below) and it captures us and it leads you on a random adventure. Well, that was my story this week with Pauline Boty. She had been on my mind ever since I first saw her picture at the V&A “So you want a revolution exhibition” (Fabulous event – I really want a youthquake!) and I found myself researching her more.

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With the recent death of the Cristine Keeler, this painting she made during that period was brought up in a feed of mine and I was drawn back into a Wikipedia whirlpool trying to find futher information about her. So much so, I am currently working on a post about her. Very fascinating woman.

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Bubblebees

Literally digital crack, I discovered this game back in sixth form and haven’t been able to give it up since. The concept is simple, capture as many bees in bubbles (hence the snazzy name) within an allotted time as you can and try to beat your best score. Add a saccharine piano accomplishment to do it and et voila! The best way to waste a few hours of your life without feeling dirty afterwards… or something that will haunt your dreams. You decide.

 

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There are loads of wonderful games on the Orisinal website, so I highly recommend giving it some time on a rainy Sunday..on that note:

The fact that it is snowing. I was having a wonderful Sunday Morning until I woke up to find world coated in fresh snow. It’s all well and good when you can practice hygge in your onesie in your flat, surrounded by cats but something else completely when you have to get up and commute in it on Monday morning. Sometimes, I am too forward thinking for my own good but I can’t help feeling glum about the fact that it is winter. How do you guys make yourself feel better in the colder months? I need all the help I can get – my housemate has recommended whiskey in my tea, I do wonder….

 

 

 

Bunnypudding attends the guitarwrist charity launch night

Well hello there, my little coven!

My goodness, it has been a hectic week for Ms. Pudding. I’m sorry to be getting my posts out so late but between my day job and my other little adventures, it’s hard to find the time to write it all down…Those that follow me on social media may be aware of a few events I’ve recently as featured stories on my social channels (If you don’t follow me, you must! I’m hilarious) but I felt the below deserved its very own write up, so that I could share it with you all, as I think it has something for everyone. PR can make you jaded at times, so it’s lovely when you get involved with something that warms your heartstrings.

Speaking of strings….

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David Parry/PA Wire

I had a great time at the fabulous launch night of the guitarwrist pop-up store on Carnaby Street. The event was opened by the always wonderful KT Tunstall, who got to cut the guitar string rather than a ribbon – I loved that extra little touch…and I think we can all agree that the name “The guitarwrist” is on point as well!

 

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David Parry/PA Wire

 

Over 150 international celebrated musicians and bands have donated strings to this project and a wide range of charities will benefit. The fabulous Emma Hedley designed the jewelry from a varied collection of artists such Chrissie Hynde to Pendulum. The full list of musicians is located on their site.  The best part of all is that 90% of all profits go to the charities involved. Now, I have been to many “charity” launches but this one is as legitimate as it can get – Well done the Guitarist team, being charitable never looked or felt so good.

 

The shop at 2 Newburgh Street, W1F 7RD will be open 7 days a week until the end of 31st January. So make sure to stop by if you’re in the area and you can follow the team over on their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. #theguitairwrist. Prices start from as little as £40, so accessible for every music fan and perfect for Christmas presents and stocking fillers (I’ve already circulated my preferred pieces to my loved ones…mwahaha!) If you do drop by,  let me know, as I’d love to hear your thoughts but not to worry if you can’t as they have a swanky website for those who can’t visit Carnaby Street this Christmas season, so you can still get a unique little piece of your favourite artists memorabilia of your very own no matter where you are  – www.guitarwrist.com

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KT Tunstall, 2nd left, and Ian Rendall, guitarwrist founder, with designers Emma Hedley, Kitty Hedley and Emma Robson Photo credit David Parry/PA Wire

 

I was invited to the event by the Queen of PR, Susie Howard, (Entitled as such, by myself!) whom I worked with on the David Bowie, Fame, Fashion, and Photography exhibition last year.  It was a great turn out, and I will make sure to include the guitarwrist party snaps in my “bunny about town” post, which is coming out over the weekend.

 

Anyway, I am about to pop out again into the cold and commute into Soho this evening.  I am not looking forward to it one bit as the temperature has certainly dropped the past few days. As a Nothern lass, I have shamefully become far too spoilt by this Southen weather! Let’s pray it doesn’t snow….surely, I am not alone in my winter weather loathing? The only upside to winter is the excuse to wear dazzling coats more often….*grumble grumble* until next time –

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Pssssttt!…..I may very well be having a blogger evening next week at the Popup store…If you are interested in coming along, please let me know <3

 

Bunnypudding and the Summer Sabbatical

Et voila, She returns! The blogger that no one has missed. Except you, Mum, thanks for sticking with me. Anyho, the not-quite-self-imposed-but kinda-works-as-a “Summer sabbatical” is done. Summer is also done. Eurgh, where does the bloody time go? I’d only just managed to attend one free PT session in a valiant attempt to get my summer body sorted before summer is already bloody over. Proves my point, leave that shiz to instagram fitspo people and that one perfect girl in the office who we all know wakes up to bird song and has woodland animals help her get dressed. Let their 8 packs glisten in the sun. The rest of us should focus on retaining a fully maintained human body with a leaning toward emergency “winter body” settings if required. Winter is coming after all.

Why the blogging break? I just needed a bit of time away for the internet – I don’t mean cold turkey *shudders and clutches laptop close*

 

 

I work as a Digital PR and in marketing so the internet literally became my life and I needed to take a break from my 15.6  inch screen (I’m packing, yo!) in my spare time and go out into the world. Turns out going out into the world, whilst undoubtedly fun, can still be stumped by the siren call of a good book. So I have found I have managed to remove a few books from the top of my reading pile (albeit, adding more during that process, ahem) and I may have potentially eaten more cheese than one would consider sensible. Who that one person is, I don’t wanna know. They don’t sound like my kinda person.

 

 

This reading malarkey has really helped me get all inspired so hopefully, this will be the season of more positive changes, creative ones. I also intend on completing a digital book group project so I will reveal more about that little number soon, but recommendations for things to read, no matter how random they are, most welcomed!

 

Finally, I’m also in the process of quitting smoking – which is easier said than done, trust me, and I chronicle (snort, replace “Chronicle” with “ramble on about”) my switching from smoking to vaping adventure over on the Vape AYR blog. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll begin to contemplate sandwiches on a whole new level but I won’t give too many spoilers away!

Just a quick chat up but let’s catch up soon, yeah? I’ve miss ya’ll.

 

Beauty <3

Hello BBz,

I saw this and had to share it. It really touched my heart. I think those that have contacted me recently will understand the sentiment. We are all beautiful, fabulous creatures. Now please, fly my pretties and go get ’em!

 

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I only made a muffaduking gif

Hello Darlings!,

 Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while (Mwah! <3) will know that I adore a Gif. Love ’em…Want to marry them and set up a little farmstead with the cats, kinda love them. Therefore, you will understand my absolute delight, my sheer glee, at the thought that I have just made my very own Gif.

This may be one of the greatest moments of my life. I don’t care what you think. It’s on par with the time I had a perfect cup of tea in Sixth form. It was the perfect drinking temperature and it worth the bollocking I got in form when I was late – turns out “having the best cup of tea of your life” isn’t a good enough reason to be late for form, or the fact that it’s held in a room on the fourth floor, pft! I think we both know who was correct in that argument.

Now, excuse my gifs beauty (Anyone else a huge DragRace fan? – We so need to talk about this) ….I am happy to present my Gif. I can’t claim anything ownership of the images or people but I pasted some text over it because I am an artist and this is what creative people do on a Friday evening.

 

Et Voila!

 

You’re welcome.

If you want to make your own I recommend going to giphy and using their editor. It’s literally internet magic, or if you’re old enough, rather like a better version of Microsoft “paint”.

Now please, let me know what else you are getting up this weekend. I myself will be making more “Art”. Now fly, fly my pretties and throw digital shade with this beautiful gif:  http://gph.to/2qnY5Hu