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Fashion And … Teddy Bears?

Cynthia:  What do you think, Marcy? Should I submit this picture to Effortless Anthropologie‘s Reader Outfits for Sunday?

Cynthia in her Anthropologie Abbreviated Blazer
Dittos Jeans, Old Navy Top. 10 year old Seychelles Shoes
and Stone Seduction Jewelry Necklace


Marcy:  No. There’s a plant growing out of your head.

Cynthia:  Or this silly one?



Marcy:  No. You look insane.

Cynthia (suddenly doubtful):  Oh, I don’t know… sigh… those girls are so stylish over there, this outfit may not even be good enough. (perking up) You know, I could –

Marcy (interrupting):  Hey! Are you really posting another hundred pictures of yourself on MY blog again, Cindy?

Cynthia:  But Marcy, this is the fashion part of the blog. I have to post photos of me.

Marcy (indignant):  Why? Why you? Why not me?

Cynthia:  Isn’t it obvious?

Marcy:  What?

Cynthia (gently):  You don’t wear clothes.

Marcy (exasperated):  I know! I’m a cat!

Cynthia:  So what do you want me to do? I’ll post whatever you want.

Marcy:  Ummm… hmmm…  let’s see… gasp…Post a picture of me with my Teddy Bear.

Cynthia:  Okay!


A sleepy Marcy with her Teddy Bear


Marcy:  And this poem that I wrote about him.

I love my cuddly friend,
Teddy Bear Ben.
He keeps me safe,
And he’s not an ape.

Cynthia gives Marcy a concerned look.

Marcy:  What? I’m scared of apes.

Cynthia hesitates before posting, looking at Marcy strangely.

Marcy:  POST IT!

Cynthia rolls her eyes but  presses Publish.



Fine Arts

Opal Moon Henna: A Los Angeles Artist I Love

Cynthia:  One of the things I love about Los Angeles is that just about every week someone I know is performing or showcasing something of theirs that is really neat!

Last week we went to (the awesome and super talented) Time And The Dragon‘s EP release party that had a trunk show AND art show. Music. Art. Beauty. Jewelry. Photo Booth. Taco Stand. And… HENNA BODY ART! So OF COURSE I had to get a cat tat!

Henna Cat by Opal Moon Henna
Necklace by Stone Seduction Handmade Jewelry

Marcy:  I can hardly see that. It’s too far away.

Cynthia:  Oops. Here’s a close-up.

Henna Cat by Opal Moon Henna

Marcy:  That’s really cool! Especially for a dork like you, Cindy.

Cynthia:  The artist is Tamara J. Brown of Opal Moon Henna. You should see some of the amazing body art she can do. Her work is beautifully intricate.

Henna Body Art by Opal Moon Henna

Cynthia:  She also creates henna pendants, candle holders, stationery, and sun catchers.

Henna Sun Catcher by Opal Moon Henna


Henna Pendants by Opal Moon Henna

Cynthia:  So colorful. So pretty. So unique.

Marcy:  Do you think she could do a henna design on cat fur? I want this one.

Pretty Henna Flower by Opal Moon Henna

Cynthia:  That’s gorgeous! But, I think someone might report me to animal control if we put henna on you, Marcy.


Cynthia:  Sorry.

Marcy glares at Cynthia and swishes her tail.

Marcy (ominously):  So do you want another cat tat?

Cynthia:  Maybe. Why?

Marcy:  I can give you one too, you know. A permanent one.

Cynthia:  Yes, I know, Marcy. I’ve already got about 12 of yours. Please put your claws away. I’ll stick with Opal Moon Henna’s art. Not Marcy’s art.

Marcy:  Fine. Then you must buy me a henna art pendant.

Cynthia:  Fine. That I can do.