Gravity Series

1 May



Phew, one more semester of grad school is just about complete, and I’ve been dying to share with you what I’ve been working on! One of my courses required a new project each week that explored a different art media, but they all had to relate to an overarching conceptual idea. I chose to explore the idea of gravity andĀ focus my own issues with social constructs and the constraints they put on people, both physically and emotionally.


Title: Weight/Wait

Media: Wet and dry media


Title: Content/Content

Media: Sculpture or Fibers


Title: Totem/Tote ‘Em

Media: Digital media

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Title: Luminate/Illuminate

Media: Installation media


Title: Toiletries/Toilet Trees

Media: Printmaking or Photography


Title: Eyelashes/Eye Lashes

Media: Printmaking or Photography


Title: Sediment/Sentiment

Media: Open media


Title: Weightless Coverage

Media: Time-based media




7 Apr

We all love instagram, but what to do with those square photos if you want to print them? It’s hard to find a square frame, and you can’t scale them much larger because of the quality. But I have a solution for you! Instacubes!


Wooden Block
Spray Paint (optional)
Photo Paper

First find a wood block. They have these wooden cubes at most craft stores. Measure a side of your cube.

Next, set up your favorite 6 instagram photos to print. I made mine a little smaller than each side of my cube so they all had a border, but you can go all the way to the edge as well.

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Paint your cube if you like, or keep its wood appearance. Once you’ve printed and cut your instagram photos, spray some spray adhesive to the back of each, and stick it on your cube.

This is a simple, cost-effective, unique way to display your instagram photos. How cute would a bunch of these blocks be stacked up on a shelf? Or even as a fun centerpiece at a wedding filled with photos of the bride and groom! So many possibilities.

I made this Instacube for Katie, one of our winners of our “Photo-a-Day Challenge” on facebook. Be sure to follow us for fun DIY updates and more contests!

Guest Project: Samantha Sciotti’s Nightstand Update

29 Mar

Just a couple days ago I received a text message from our friend and former roommate, Sam, asking about the best ways to paint a piece of unfinished wood furniture. In return for our knowledge, she promised to take pictures of the process and send them our way:


Piece of unfinished furniture or wood

Paint or primer


Paint brushes

A piece of plastic on which to do this, if working on this indoors

Dry cloth or rag

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“I took an old Ikea night stand that I have had for years.”

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“Stenciled on a design I wanted”

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“Took primer and painted the areas I wanted white then used a stain and stained the whole night stand.”

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“I took a dry cloth and wiped down the white areas after because they seemed a little sticky but it wasn’t really necessary.”

photo 5And there you have it! In just a few simple steps, Sam turned this run-of-the-mill nightstand into a personalized piece with lost of character!

Beach Wave Hairspray

27 Mar

I’ve been working on this post for a few weeks now. DIY beach waves seemed to be in high demand on our Facebook page so I decided to give it a try. I really miss living next to an ocean, and really miss my beach hair (you know, that summer salty, sunscreen scented, beautifully messy hair). So I went in search of the perfect beach wave recipe.


After trying a few different recipes and testing out different measurements and ingredients, I think I have bottled the beach wave. This recipe is quick, easy, and will most likely work on any hair (my hair is naturally pretty straight, and this recipe really did the trick).

Empty spray bottle
coconut oil
sea salt
hair gel
hair spray

Fill your spray bottle with 1/2 cup warm water, 2 tbs of sea salt, 2 tsp of coconut oil, and 1 tsp of hair gel. Cap your spray bottle and shake until your mixture is dissolved and foamy.


Spray on damp hair and scrunch with your fingers. Once satisfied, flip head upside-down and spray with hairspray. Dry your damp hair with your blow dryer for a few mins, and voila!


Enjoy the waves šŸ˜‰

Interior Ideas- Bracelet Holder

13 Mar

I’ve recently become a fan of the arm party.

armĀ·parĀ·ty [arm par tee]Ā noun. Stacking and layering different bracelets and bangles on your wrist.


So I have acquired many bracelets, and don’t have a way to store them. My jewelry box was overflowing. So I found a solution. A FREE solution!


Clean out a wine bottle (the prettier the better) and stack your bracelets over the neck of the bottle. Ta-da! Yet another excuse to drink wine after work tomorrow. [You’re Welcome]


Customized Camera Case

5 Mar

Once upon a time I had a bright orange camera, it was protected by a cute brown and white floral Vera Bradley wallet with a little pocket for my extra battery. Then some how, magically, the camera, case, and extra battery disappeared. I searched high and I searched low, I searched in and I searched out, with no trace in sight. Time was ticking and Saturday Studios were quickly approaching so I gave up and bought a new camera, but a case was out of my budget. Here is my solution:


Leather scraps – or fabric scraps

Embroidery floss

A thicker gauge needle

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I traced the outline of my camera on the leather scraps, making sure to leave some room around the edges to take in consideration the thickness of the camera. The leather scraps are placed so that the faces that are touching will become the exterior of the case and what is being traced on is the interior.

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Since the leather is pretty hefty, I used large bobby pins to hold it in place while I stitched the two pieces together.

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I then used the embroidery floss to do a not-so-professional looking stitch around my template. Then I just trimmed the edges down to a little less than a quarter of an inch from the stitching.

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Once it was all stitched, I flipped the leather right side out and stretched into the corners. I tried my camera inside and it fit nice and snug, but was difficult to get in and out of. That is where the brown strip of leather comes in.

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I just made a few cross stitches at the bottom seam, top edge and stitched the ends together. This allowed for a small pull on each end of the case to help with putting the camera in and taking it out.

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Here is an image of how the top strap just moves to the side while taking the camera out or putting it in. The strap also acts as a catch in case the camera tries to slide out on its own because I assume that over time the leather will naturally stretch a bit. This project took me a little over an hour to whip up and is a simple, customizable way to protect your electronics. I am going to leave mine very plain but this project can be personalized in a million ways – different types of fabrics, paints, bleaching, size it down for a phone, size it up for a laptop!


Photo-a-Day Challenge

2 Mar

::::We have some exciting news to share::::

Two Girls will be doing their first ever GIVEAWAY this week (why? because you are all awesome.)

For the next week we will be posting a “Photo a Day” Challenge on our Facebook page. Take a photo having to do with theĀ theme of the day, and post it on our Facebook wall.

Participate as many days as you would like for the next week, get the most combined likes- and win! (friendly advice: the more days you participate, the more likes you will probably receive. Re-share it on your own page and you will probably get even more.)

The winner will be announced next Saturday and will receive an awesome gift from the Two Girls.

The Challenge starts today, so be sure to visit our page:Ā

Good luck!!

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