Monday, August 31, 2009

Chain Picture

Here's a picture I took yesterday.

Black Chain in white bowl

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Today is a day for new shoes

purple shoes

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

4 steps to turn your monitor into a minimalistic, auto-rotating mini art gallery

As you probably know, on a Mac you can have the computer automatically rotate through a folder of pictures, changing your desktop background for you.

Those of us on Windows computers aren't so lucky, right? Actually, you can have the same thing if you don't have a Mac. Yay! Here's how to change your computer screen from a static, cluttered mess into a minimalistic, streamlined, fluid, auto rotating art gallery!

Here's what the final result looks like:

Please disregard my cluttered desk. I apologize about that. The point is, what you see on the computer is the wallpaper and nothing else. Hooray!

1. Download and install John's Background Switcher. This is a nifty program because not only will it automatically rotate your backgrounds, but you have options of where it gets the backgrounds that it will rotate. You can set it to folders on your computer with pre-downloaded backgrounds, or with family pictures. You can set it to recently popular pictures on, or pictures from facebook, among other things.

2. Clear all the icons off your desktop. You don't need them there! Put the few programs you access all the time (internet browser, word processor, whatever you use) in the quick launch bar right by your start button. You can even get rid of the Recycle bin and the My Computer link. They are always accessible in the future via the start menu. Delete all the shortcuts off your desktop.

3. Make your start toolbar auto hide itself. To do this, right click on it, click properties, the auto-hide the task bar.

4. Set the background switcher to whatever interval you'd like to see new backgrounds, tell it from where you'd like your backgrounds, and you are good to go!

I love the way I can constantly go searching for art, and I always have a new surprise when I wake up in the morning to get myself inspired.
You can download the background in my picture here. I've also recently fallen in love with for backgrounds. It's in Chinese, but it's easy enough to figure your way around after a while.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Handmade Highlight - NatalieAsIs

I've been in love with NatalieAsIs's etsy shop ever since I first laid eyes on it. Just LOOK at these gorgeous hand-bound books!

handbound book by natalieasis
Sketchbook with Woven Bands in Chartreuse

handbound book by natalieasis
Little Baroque Sketchbook with fancy embroidery

Aren't they lovely?

I recently had the pleasure of snagging up this one:

It's just as pretty in real life as it is in the picture. I like drawing little stars in it and making to-do lists and striking things off the lists.

Go check out NatalieAsIs on etsy if you haven't already.

<3 Jessica

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Styleboard - black and blue

blue blue
blue blue by redpanda

Thursday, August 6, 2009


slice of baguette with cream cheese and apricot preserves

Stale Baguette
cream cheese
apricot peach preserves of
undetermined expiration date


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm not a pastels person

I did a load of laundry last night and organized my tops by color. Who knew I had so many red shirts?

Shirts organized in color order

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August Red Panda-monium Sale going on Now!

It's August! Know what that means? It's time for the August Red Panda-Monium sale!!!

This is the biggest sale I've run in my shop all year, and there are tons of great ways to save! All of these discounts apply only to my etsy shop at Put coupon code "Red Panda-monium Sale" in the notes to seller when you check out and wait for a revised paypal invoice. Here are your ways to save:

♦ Buy any necklace, get any bracelet for half off.
♦ Buy any pair of earrings, get the second pair (of equal or lesser value) for half off.
♦ Buy any stretchy bracelet, get the second bracelet (of equal or lesser value) for half off.
♦ Buy any two standard (non-stretchy) bracelets, get a third (of equal or lesser value) for FREE.
♦ Buy any set of knitting stitch markers, get the second (of equal or lesser value) for half off.
♦ All knitting stitch markers ship for free with the purchase of any other item.
♦ All key chains ship for free with the purchase of any other item.
♦ For August only, there will be a Red Panda-monium sale section in my shop! Take an extra 20% off all of these items.
♦ Free US and International shipping for all orders over $75.
♦ Each order gets a free Red Panda sticker.
♦ If you'd like a free Red Panda pinback button, put "button" in the notes to seller (while supplies last).
♦ Tweet about this sale on twitter or update your facebook status about this sale, and take an extra 10% off your entire order. Put a link to your twitter/facebook update in the notes to seller when you check out.

You may combine as many discounts as you like. Add all the items you'd like to your cart, check out, and make sure to put "Red Panda-monium Sale" in the notes to seller. Continue check out as usual, but do not pay. I will send a revised paypal invoice to the email address you have on file (or if you'd like the invoice sent to a separate email address, note this address in the notes to seller along with the "Red Panda-monium Sale" code.

In all buy one get one promos, the "buy one" item must be bought at full purchase price to receive the "get one" discount. For example, if you use the "buy one necklace, get one bracelet half off" promo, you cannot use the half off bracelet to get another half off bracelet using the "buy one stretchy bracelet get another one half off" promo. You CAN however use the "buy one necklace, get one bracelet free" promo and also purchase a separate stretchy bracelet to get a third stretchy bracelet for free. You CAN also buy two necklaces and get two bracelets for free. These sale promos do not apply to past orders.

This sale is going on for the entirety of August, so spread the word! This is a great time to go in together on an order with some friends if you'd all like matching bracelets, or just all want to save some money in general. :)

Please email or send RedPanda a convo on etsy if you have any questions at all. I'd love to help!

I'm also accepting new custom orders at the moment, and I'll give you a discount off quoted custom prices if you'd like a piece of jewelry made specifically to your likings, just for you. :)

Don't forget to put "Red Panda-monium Sale" in the notes to seller to receive your discounts!

Now get out there, go forth, and save!

<3 Jessica