Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You Could Say I'm Ambitious.

With all my faults (and we all have them), at least I know I've got "ambition" going for me. I receive so many emails, convos, and notes from you guys saying very encouraging things like "good to see females achieving success" or "I knew you and your sister were going to do great things!" Thank you. Thanks for these very kind words. I get a lot of inspiration and hope from you guys. It has meant so much to me, especially at this point in my life.

 Lately, a scene from Ayn Rand's book "Atlas Shrugged" has been replaying over and over in my mind. The one in which James' friends, the government croonies, have dealt Dagny the final blow. I picture an ariel view of a strong woman inside a fragile body lying limp and exhausted on her desk.

Although that scene should be discouraging, I've always looked at it as encouraging, and I'll tell you why.  Life isn't easy. We all know this. There are so many obstacles, and at some point, and maybe at many points for a lot of us, there is a lot of heavy weight from problems and catastrophes weighing down on us. I see that in Dagny, just like I've felt that feeling in myself, but the reason why that scene gives me hope is because I understand Dagny's character, that although she is very broken at the moment, she will always regain her determination, and get back up and try again.

I spoke with a good friend of mine about his broken heart last night. My voice has sounded like his voice coming through the line, so many times. Although my current struggles don't involve heartbreak, I know that that feeling is the hardest emotion to cope with. I told him about my late concerns, too personal to relay in a blog. I'd like to write about the general feeling that my friend and I had both shared of "being stuck", the feeling of a "hopelessness" and "not being able to get out of it"

Now, there is no way I could take enough yoga classes or drink enough chamomile tea to make me bounce around with the lightness of a ten-year old once again. But, my friend told me in order to heal, you have to get down to the root of the problem, and work it out, and just maybe it will require a gigantic change of heart, a scary, gigantic change of heart.

Today, I was just driving home from the post office (sending out a bin of your orders:) and feeling a tug on my heartstrings and soul that just hasn't been able to get up and leave me alone quite yet. It's been there for some time, and I buy groceries with it there, hold hands with my lover with it there, eat breakfast with it there, and make jewelry with it there. I know it's not going to be easy for that pressure holding on to me to leave, but I have a lot of hope that someday, I'll get up with the sun, and forget that I ever felt it at all.


It's times like these when other artists' help me out tremendously. A huge comfort has been any film by Woody Allen. The most recent movie I saw of his was "Midnight in Paris". I could just sob right now thinking of the beauty of the scenes in his film. His art makes me reach out and grab my fantasies, my dreams, whether it's similar to his dreams of a quaint little flat in Paris, with mystery, and love, and freedom, or whether it's something else.

You know, I just feel like so many of us settle in our lives. We get lost and decide because maybe we feel like we are running out of time, "O.k. well I guess this it. This is good enough", but it shouldn't just stop there. Don't be lazy. Every day could and should be incredible and just like you had always dreamed of designing your life and your days!

If you are all feeling light, like the lightness in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (read this book!), I envy you and celebrate your happiness. If you are feeling a slight tug at your soul strings, I encourage you to not lose sight of what your looking for, what your desiring to feel. Search for your inspiration through art and late night phone conversations with long lost friends. We'll all get it back soon.


Honestly,
Meg

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chandler gets Warped!

I like paper airplanes.

meeting new friends

People kept trying to by my decorative display items:)

Sean from 3oh!3 curiously inspects his Chandler.


Her name actually is Chandler!

*photos by Nick Price and Meg Frampton

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Greetings from the Road

Nick and I are having a great time out in the sun. Met a lot of old friends from Warped Tour who are still just as awesome as ever. I'm really siked that I got to snap a few photos with a Chandler I gave 3 0h 3. I will post pictures as soon as I get home.

Side note, how awesome was it to see Dia on Jay Leno last night?! I love her stylist, whoever it is, which is why I will be making her stylist a ninja robot as soon as I get home.

With Chandler being on KSL news (thanks sarah!) and Dia being on The Voice, as you can imagine, I've had quite a few orders this month, so I appreciate your patience in me making them and shipping them out to you. I make each one personally with love and with my own two hands, so please give me at least an extra week to two weeks to send them to you. If you have a birthday or a special occasion coming up, and you need them sooner just contact me through email. I promise in the future it won't be this crazy...or maybe it will:)

Honestly,
Meg

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Warped Tour" and the "Happy Go Techy Expo"

Nick and I will be at these Texas Warped Tour Dates, drinking Topo Chico and squirting squirt guns at grimy punk rock kids from my Chandler the Robot booth. (We will also be selling jewelry, of course!)


June 24th - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

June 25th - Houston, TX @ Sam Houston Race Park

June 26th - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

Hope to see some of you there.

Also, for any of you who hail from Seattle, Chandler the Robot pieces will be available at the "Happy Go Techy Expo" event at:

Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington
Grant Ln & Benton Ln SeattleWA 98105

This event begins Saturday June 25th from 10-6 p.m.

(There are rumors that a few of the "punk rock" robots are hiding somewhere in the booth)




Article from "Pacific Citizen"


Lead Singer of ‘Meg and Dia’ Finds Her Mojo on ‘The Voice’

Dia Frampton’s band “Meg and Dia” has been put on hold temporarily while she battles it out on the NBC show “The Voice.”

By Nalea J. Ko, Reporter
Published June 20, 2011


It was not uncommon in the past to find 23-year-old singer Dia Frampton on stage performing barefooted, but that was before she became a contestant on the TV show “The Voice.”

Utah-native Dia Frampton, who is also the lead singer of the band “Meg and Dia,” is on country music star Blake Shelton’s team on “The Voice”. But that does not mean Dia Frampton has “gone Hollywood” since appearing on the NBC singing competition.

Despite the increased recognition that has come with being on the show, Dia Frampton affirms that she is still down-to-earth, and a bundle of nerves when sizing up her fellow competitors.

“To be honest if I would have known what it was, I probably wouldn’t have auditioned because I would have been way too scared and it would have seemed way too crazy,” said Dia Frampton about auditioning for the show. “But I am glad I didn’t know what it was because it kind of shoved me in a new direction with a new opportunity and that’s really cool.”

The new show “The Voice” is based on the talent competition “The Voice of Holland.” Dia Frampton was one of 32 final contestants to make it past the blind auditions of the American version of the show. The “blind auditions” began with coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Shelton blindly picking their teams with their backs turned away from the contestants as they performed on TV.

When the coaches heard a voice that piqued their interest, they turned their big red chairs around to reveal the performer behind the voice. From those auditions the coaches proceeded to recruit their singing teams comprised of eight performers.

Xenia Martinez and Dia Frampton are the last contestants remaining on Team Blake after a series of challenges that have weeded out contestants since the show premiered on April 26.

The last singers standing at the finale will belt it out to win a recording contract and a $100,000 cash prize.

Twenty-six-year-old Meg Frampton, Dia’s sister and fellow band member, was pleasantly surprised when she went to attend a taping of “The Voice” for the first time and saw her sister unchanged by her newfound fame.

“You’d think she would be decked out now that she is becoming ‘famous,’” Meg Frampton said taking to her blog Chandlertherobot.blogspot.com. “I half expected her to have glitter on her eyes, perfectly manicured nails, and those sky-high heels that are so trendy in California right now, but she didn’t...



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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

'Voice' coach Blake Shelton gets unique gift from Utah contestant


Video Courtesy of KSL.com

June 21st, 2011 @ 10:21pm
By Sarah Dallof
SALT LAKE CITY — It was a standout performance on NBC's "The Voice"Tuesday night by Utah's own Dia Frampton. The judges called her inventive and awesome, but she needs your votes to make it to the final round.
Blake Shelton's cowbot, created by Meg Frampton
The slot for Dia's No.1 fan, however, may already be filled by coach Blake Shelton. With the help of her sister Meg Frampton, she was able to thank him with a one-of-a-kind gift.
"I design quirky stuff," Meg told KSL News.
"Quirky" is the right word to describe Meg's jewelry, but it's also very whimsical and unique. Many of them revolve around a robot named Chandler, and they've caught the eye of stylists on The Voice as well as Dia's coach, Blake Shelton.
"Dia had been wearing it around a lot, and Blake came up and said, ‘Is that a robot? I want one. I want one that looks like a cowboy.' And Dia called me immediately," Meg said. "I was freaking out. Blake Shelton wants to wear one of my jewelry pieces!"
So, Meg got to work creating little robots with a western twist.
"Meg made him little ‘cowbots,'" Dia said. "They were really cute. They had little boots. And she made one for Miranda."
Chandler the Robot
Want to see more of Meg Frampton's robot jewelry? Visitchandlertherobot.blogspot.com.
Miranda is country artist Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton's new wife. Her "cowbot" has pink boots and a pink cowboy hat. Blake's is a little more masculine.
Meg will soon sell similar cowbots online as a special edition item — a piece to commemorate a top-notch judge and her sister's time on "The Voice."
To take a closer look at Meg's jewelry visit chandlertherobot.blogspot.com. And don't forget to vote for Dia on "The Voice;" just call 1-855-VOICE-03.
Voting closes Wednesday at 8 a.m. MDT, and a special results show is planned for Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Custom Pieces "Show and Tell"

This is Kenny. 



He wants to be a chef, so I made him Chef Chandler!


Sean wanted to give his friend, Dia, (no, not Meg and Dia's Dia) a jellyfish... 
Sean, if this was supposed to be a surprise gift, don't let her read my blog! Actually our "Dia" just asked me to design a "ninja Chandler" for Blake Shelton's stylist. Ha ha! And of course I'm into that idea:)








Thank you guys for your custom orders. To those of you I am emailing back and forth now, I appreciate your patience. After Warped Tour, you will get much more speedy replies and we'll make it happen:)

Honestly,
Meg

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Visiting Dia Frampton on "The Voice"

A photo with Dia Frampton just after her big win. I want her shoes!!

My favorite part of the show, you guys gotta remember these dance girlies!

Holding Dia Frampton's name in the envelope with my fav production assistant.

Jade and I strolling along Universal City Walk before the Show.

My manager Mike, who Dia really has to thank for letting her know about "The Voice" (He likes cats)

Lunch with my favorite and most responsible manager's assistant, Amanda, and Brian Dales from the band "The Summer Set",  with whom my manager works with as well.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Cathedral of Junk

The Queen of junk!

Where's Chandler?

"I'm wishing..."


The "Junk King" of Austin, Vince Hannemann

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Is Green Jaded?

My little sister, Jade, is the easiest house guest I have ever had to accommodate. She does all the dishes, pays for my gas, and most importantly helps me out with Chandler the Robot. This is the 2nd time Jade has visited me here in Austin. Her first impression wasn't the best. You know that saying, "Keep Austin Weird?" Well, if you don't, it's sort of like Austin's slogan. Anyway, I showed her the "weird" side of Austin and then some. I pretty much scared her out of the city.

This trip was a bit more low key. Before she arrived, I had been archiving all the recipes that I know I won't screw up. She made a comment one day at lunch, "You don't cook anything like mom." I don't think that was a compliment. My mom cooks gourmet traditional korean along with some old-fashioned mormon meals she picked up from my grandmother that are "melt-in-your mouth" delicious. (Those mormon women know how to cook a mean casserole!) I've been getting by so far with frozen potatoes, frozen pizza, and this pepperoni sandwich deal (which doesn't include any "frozen" ingredients, but does only include three ingredients total).

Jade has had the past few days to observe my living situation. She seems pleased with my roommates collection of dvds (mostly the Friend's box-set, duh!). She's moving into her own place and out of the dorms next fall, and since she's been staying with me, she decided that the only house wares she will seriously invest in is good silverware and good quality cups, since we've managed to break every single fork and glass in our apartment during the duration of her stay.

She asked if she could help me out with Chandler the Robot, so I started her out with menial tasks, mostly counting bags and postcards in preparation for Warped Tour this month. Then I got her going on some more complicated endeavors. I put her in charge of "antiquing" the copper. I set her up with liver of sulfur, a strainer, and some plastic bowls, and showed her how the process works. I placed some robot arms and legs in her palm. She squealed in delight,

"They are SO cute!"
"You think coiled copper wire is cute?" I questioned dubiously. "How bout' I open up the t.v. in the living room and let you see all the coils and wires inside? Bet you'd think that was adorable?"

I returned to my jewelry table, and a few moments later I hear...

"Wow! That's incredible. The copper changes color instantly!" and on and on...

I guess I've just become so used to the process. It was a new insight to have someone else be impressed by all the jewelry techniques I have acquired. Made me feel, once again, like a mad scientist.

After a couple days, Jade began making subtle comments about my lifestyle, comments one would expect from a mother not a kid sister.

I found her intently looking over a card stock card I use to measure the robot's legs and arms. Nick wrote me a cute note along the margin. "Yeah, he writes them to me all the time." I said nonchalantly. I could feel her burning glare right through my hunched over back. "What?" I said, as I met her burning stare. I stumbled as I tried to make an excuse for why I didn't return the cute favors my guy does for me. So, she and I worked out a plan to leave a note for him in a pair of khaki shorts in his closet. Of course, he grabbed them out of the closet hours later, the note tumbled onto the floor unnoticed, and I had to innocently and awkwardly inqure, "Hey Nick...What is this strange crumpled note paper that just fell out of your pocket?"

Well, I tried.

After we hit the "Cathedral of Junk" here in town (I'll post pics of this later that will explain what the heck I'm talking about) Jade, Nick, and I will be chatting publicly on Fear to Faith t.v. tonight at 10 central time I believe, if you'd like to stop by and join the crazy conversation.

To connect with Jade: @isgreenjaded, www.isgreenjaded.wordpress.com, www.igjinterviews.wordpress.com, facebook.com/isgreenjaded

As always, honestly,
Meg

Friday, June 10, 2011

Shop Announcements

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all having a fabulous Friday. I've been having an stupendous time showing my little sister Jade around Austin. A few more days, and it's back out to L.A. for "The Voice"!

A few shop announcements:

Due to the amount of time I have been spending on custom orders, the price is now $75.00 per piece.

Also, introductory rates will end at the beginning of next month, so snatch up these robots while they're hott!

Honestly,
Meg

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Behind the Scenes with Dia and "The Voice"

First of all, I'm sorry I didn't take any pictures of Dia, Jade, and I on this past trip. There were so many moments that I wish I had documented, for example the look on Dia's face when she saw herself on t.v. back in the hotel room after the show, and also the look on Nikia's face after he tasted the peanut butter fudge Crumb's cupcake Dia shared with him. I'm planning on taking my camera next Monday when Jade and I fly back to L.A. to watch The Voice announce the contestants who will be staying, and I must say, I am not at all concerned.

After arriving at the airport, The Voice production assistants transported myself as well as Raquel's family to the hotel. 

Then I got lost in the gigantic hotel.

And then I found Jade.

Jade! I haven't seen her since she ran off to college in Arkansas on a tennis scholarship. We continued our happy reunion through the halls of the hotel, down the elevator, and out into the chilly streets of Los Angeles. We wandered all over, only to discover most restaurants were closed. Dia called, and we all decided to feast in the hotel lobby. It was so great to see her. You'd think she would be decked out now that she is becoming "famous". I half expected her to have glitter on her eyes, perfectly manicured nails, and those sky-high heels that are so trendy in California right now, but she didn't. Just like her usual self, she wore a pair of scruffy navy blue sweats, a worn-in Tom Petty baseball Tee, and not even a tad of makeup. She looked great though I must say! Not stressed and anxious like she was last time we flew out. Perhaps, she is finally gaining some confidence.

I woke up at the crack of dawn to hail a cab down to the Fashion district to find some chain for my jewelry. I had completely run out before I left. Because I thought I might miss Dia's performance by some freak construction on the freeway, or maybe because The Voice decided to change times or something, (They do this often) , I was stressed out the whole time. Seven conversations with the cab driver about apple cider vinegar and dark forces later (you know what I'm talking about if you read my tweets), I finally stepped out into the Fashion District.

I promptly paid $.25 to pee, and began my hurried search. I finished in about 20 minutes, decided I've got to find some online suppliers because these business were TERRIBLE with their customers!

A quick ride back to the hotel, (Thank god there wasn't any traffic), and then the waiting game begins.  First there was waiting in the lobby, then there was waiting in the van, then their was waiting in the audience, but...

It was all SO worth it. 

Jade and I impatiently and nervously watched as contestant after contestant strutted their stuff. I have to tell you, I have never been so entertained by a show! And I've been to A LOT of shows, touring and what not. These vocalists were all SO FANTASTIC!

Finally, Jade and I exchanged excited glances as we noticed the production team pushing a beautiful grand piano onto the stage, and a whimsical mist began pouring out from behind the curtains. Dia mentioned something about a piano, and the next contender was a member from Blake's team.

And then I think my heart skipped a beat as I watched Dia, in her calm and royal way, walk out and take a seat at the piano. She had rehearsed in front of Jade and I in our hotel room the night before her t.v. performance, but it was nothing, NOTHING like the real thing.

I couldn't take my eyes away from the giant t.v. screens, she was just beautiful, and captivating, and ...inspiring. It was her "moment." I kept thinking to myself, after all these years of touring and recording and working so hard with Meg and Dia, finally she comes into the spotlight and everyone ELSE gets to see, what myself and the band have known was there all along.

I want to thank the MAD boardies for coming out and supporting. It was so great to see you there. I'm going to be working with Dia and the incredible back up band on the number she will do next, because let's face it, she is going to move on!





Honestly,
Meg

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Jewelry + Music

I've learned a lot about music since I started designing and making jewelry. It's funny how everything in your life ties together, like if you started learning German you'd become a better cook. Learning "something new" makes you re-evaluate that "something-old" that you've done all your life.

I used to think that (o.k. vulnerable and personal moment on my blog here. Look out!) if I didn't play the guitar like Joe Satriani I wasn't worth listening to. I put an incredible amount of pressure on myself to be great as a musician. I always have. I probably always will. When I wrote my first song "Masterpiece", I really enjoyed it and thought it was something wonderful, but after a few years I began evaluating it and comparing it to other musicians' work. "There are only four chords in the thing, it's not worth beans!" I thought. There weren't any "jazzy chords" in it, or sixteenth note arpeggios, nothing impressive at all, just four chords, a melody, and lyrics about my first broken heart.

But now I realize that it was and is good. Just because I don't "shred" in the song, and there aren't really complicated musical passages doesn't mean it isn't good. It's unique and I put a little bit of "Meg" inside of there, and I like it. It is good.

That's how it is with jewelry, except with jewelry I was never hard on myself from the beginning. I designed things I liked. I thought they were fantastic, and although I personalized each piece, I never took a piece personal, or even asked the question really of "Is this good? Is there better out there?"

Jewelry designing can actually be a very complex process depending on the materials used. It can be as complicated and fine as violin making. Jewelers stone set precious jewels worth millions! They melt elements of the earth. The intricacies and detail of the craft and the skill level involved are astronomical!

And I make robots out of clay.

I think I've discovered my "thing" I involve myself in art that people spend their lives mastering. But, I don't become the "expert". Yes, true, I am trying to improve myself everyday. But with jewelry and music it's not about being the fastest, or the most complicated, or even the most impressive. I just try to find elements of the craft that I love, focus on them, make them mine (which means make them incredibly quirky and weird) and love what I create.

All I have to think is "What I've created no one has created quite like this before. Here world, take it or leave it."

I really have jewelry making to thank for giving me this new perspective on my music. 

The point is, don't be afraid to put yourself out there even if you don't think you are "ready yet".

What are you waiting for?

Honestly,
Meg

P.S. I snagged this photo from Dia's facebook. I love it when I catch her wearing my jewlery. And plus she just looks adorable!


Jewelry + Music

I've learned a lot about music since I started designing and making jewelry. It's funny how everything in your life ties together, like if you started learning German you'd become a better cook. Learning "something new" makes you re-evaluate that "something-old" that you've done all your life.

I used to think that (o.k. vulnerable and personal moment on my blog here. Look out!) if I didn't play the guitar like Joe Satriani I wasn't worth listening to. I put an incredible amount of pressure on myself to be great as a musician. I always have. I probably always will. When I wrote my first song "Masterpiece", I really enjoyed it and thought it was something wonderful, but after a few years I began evaluating it and comparing it to other musicians' work. "There are only four chords in the thing, it's not worth beans!" I thought. There weren't any "jazzy chords" in it, or sixteenth note arpeggios, nothing impressive at all, just four chords, a melody, and lyrics about my first broken heart.

But now I realize that it was and is good. Just because I don't "shred" in the song, and there aren't really complicated musical passages, that doesn't mean it isn't good. It's unique and I put a little bit of "Meg" inside of there, and I like it. It is good.

That's how it is with jewelry, except with jewelry I was never hard on myself from the beginning. I designed things I liked. I thought they were fantastic, and although I personalized each piece, I never took a piece personal, or even asked the question really of "Is this good? Is there better out there?"

Jewelry designing can actually be a very complex process depending on the materials used. It can be as complicated and fine as violin making. Jewelers stone set precious jewels worth millions! They melt elements and the intricacies of the craft and the skill level involved are astronomical!

And I make robots out of clay.

I think I've discovered my "thing" I involve myself in art that people spend their lives mastering. But, I don't become the "expert". Yes, true, I am trying to improve myself everyday. But with jewelry and music it's not about being the fastest, or the most complicated, or even the most impressive. I just try to find elements of the craft that I love, focus on them, make them mine (which means make them incredibly quirky and weird) and love what I create.

All I have to think is "What I've created no one has created quite like this before. Here world, take it or leave it."

I really have jewelry making to thank for giving me this new perspective on my music. 

The point is, don't be afraid to put yourself out there even if you don't think you are "ready yet".

What are you waiting for?

Honestly,
Meg

P.S. I snagged this photo from Dia's facebook. I love it when I catch her wearing my jewlery. And plus she just looks adorable!


Friday, June 3, 2011

"Punk Rock Robot" Sold Out!

Hey everyone,

"Punk Rock Robot" is now sold out! I want to say thank you to everyone who ordered:)



Remember, I saved the last 10 Punk Rock Robots for the Warped Tour dates in Texas I will be doing with Chandler the Robot.

Also, If you didn't get in on the action this time, don't worry. I'll be releasing  special "limited edition" pieces on the first Thursday of each month, which I have cleverly titled "First Thursdays".

Honestly,
Meg

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Limited Edition "Punk Rock Robot"

Introducing, just like I promised, my latest "Punk Rock Robot" in celebration of this years 2011 Warped Tour!



Don't know if any of you remember, but Meg and Dia has Warped Tour to thank for giving us our start.


Yeah, I know our musical direction has morphed since then, and we would like to think of ourselves as "indie rock" rather than "punk rock" We may have traded in our neon t-shirts for cowboy boots, but that doesn't mean we don't think fondly of our humble beginnings.

Dia said, during an interview that she thinks of my jewelry as "good luck charms" (Thanks Dia!) Well, this spunky little dude is the guy that will make you remember who you were when you first started out at whatever it is you do. That's what he stands for me:)





I only made 50. I'll be reserving numbers 40-50 for my upcoming Texas Warped Tour dates which will be Dallas on the 24th, Houston on the 25th, and San Antonio on the 26th. Each "Punk Rock Robot" is engraved with a unique number and includes a "certificate of authenticity" as well as a personalized note.


With his matte ebony body, fiery magenta mohawk, he's a lot to contend with! ha ha. This limited edition "punk rock robot" is made out of polymer clay, vintage pocket watch parts, and antique copper. Each piece is approximately 2 1/2 inches tall and includes a 24" antique copper chain.

Price- $50.00

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I feel like Amelia Bedelia. I bet most of you don't know who SHE is! Well, she's a character from a children's book. She's very absent-minded. That's basically the whole theme of all of the Amelia Bedelia books, to have this character who forgets and mixes up everything. For example, I remember one particular book in which she was trying to make a date cake and cut up a calendar and used that as ingredients instead of the actual fruit. Cute, but scary how much I've been acting like her.



I guess things never get done right when one is in a hurry. I catch myself almost throwing away my jeweler's pliers into the garbage instead of scrap paper, and putting the cereal box in the fridge and the milk in the cupboard.

I've just never been this busy before! Loving it, but I'm still busy nonetheless. I was thinking, as I rode my bike to the post office today, how on earth did my mother run a very impressive-sized business, take care of the house and all the day-to-day, and raise six kids! She is Wonder Woman. I'm having a hard enough time trying to find my way around grocery store aisles.

I've got the Texas Warped Tour dates coming up, which I'm SO excited for. I'm so glad that Nick is going to be my helper. I remember the first few years Meg and Dia did Warped Tour, and Dia and I were pushing my amps across parking lots and fields of dead grass to the stages. Ha ha. Those were the days, and it wasn't like I was using my little fender amps that I'm using now. I was using my punk rock marshall amps, which are bigger than me! Well, now Nick and I are going to be lugging around a 10 X 10 foot royal blue tent and tubs of handmade robot jewelry. My how the tables have turned.

Also, I'm gearing up to fly out to L.A. to be with Dia on The Voice. I can't tell you how tickled I am that she chose me to be her "support family member". I mean, I seem like an obvious choice (being as we are in the same band and all) but we really do have 4 other adorable sisters to choose from. Jade will be with me as well. I'm really ecstatic to see her. I'm going to try and slip away from The Voice for a few hours to shop around in the "Fashion District". They have fabulous jewelry supplies and selections there, and I need plenty more supplies to prepare for Warped Tour.

On top of this, I'm working behind the scenes for Meg and Dia. Those "Be Careful. I love you. Stay in Touch" download cards flew out of my hands so fast! If you didn't get one. Don't worry. We saved some for later, just keep an eye out for those in perhaps a few months.

Also, I've been super busy designing my little punk rock robot. I've never done a "limited edition" before. I'm mostly excited about this project. I think it will make each one unique and special simply because I'm only making 50 of them total, and each one will be numbered. This guy is my new favorite!

Do you see how even this blog jumps from subject to subject? I swear, lucky you guys don't have to have a speaking conversation with me. I've been confusing Nick like crazy. Poor guy. Ha ha

Honestly,
Meg