I was over my bestie’s house one day when she decided to bring out a canvas and started to paint. As I watched her I felt this awe come over me. She made it look so effortless. I was never one who was really interested in painting but a couple days later I found myself at Michaels looking for a paint set. I thought it could be some good quality time to spend with my daughter but also, I secretly thought I was going to paint this awesome masterpiece that came with such ease. Well…..you be the judge.
I had everything ready to go. Below is the brownstone I found on Google that I wished to draw. I was going to hang the painting up near my vision board. My dream is to one day own a brownstone.
Now for my work of art!
Okay, okay, the painter I am not! However, once I accepted my painting was not going to look like the photo I found , it became less intimidating and very therapeutic.
My daughter on the other hand is a natural! She even mixed her colors like a pro!.
It has been WAY too long since I last post a blog! I was a tad bit exhausted, a tad bit frazzled, and a tad bit ashamed but I am still here!!! Work was unreal. It lasted way longer than expected but, I must be honest, I also took a month to recoup. My brain was hurting. I hope you are all still here with me. There is more to come so stay tuned. We now have to play catch up!
I was damaged goods! I did not want you guys to see me in this condition. You see what all work and no play does to you!?
Every year after Thanksgiving for about the last eight years I totally shut down to the outside world. I become a robot that stares at a computer for 9 to 11 hours until about mid February. I know I have been MIA. Not because I don’t feel like blogging, but because my job totally consumes me during this time! I get home from work and the last thing I want to do is look at a computer screen. I just want to rest my eyeballs! lol. Today, I was determined to do something besides lay in my bed in a zombie like state. I decided to download a ton of pictures I had on my camera and came across these from my trip to Palm Springs from about a month back….yes, a month…I know. So please, enjoy my interlude with me.
This was our mode of transportation for the weekend. I haven’t rode a bike since I got a car at 16!
The view on our bike ride
The sculptor just left me all alone to mess up his masterpiece! I was terrified by the way.
He was sculpting a gladiator out of alabaster.
Yes, I know it has been awhile since you all heard from me! Let’s just say my job has me overworked and a tad bit underpaid. Lately, I have been going to work, coming home, working some more, and then I sleep and do it all over again the next day. Don’t fret, things will slow back down and I will be back to normal life. I thought I should at least check in to start the new year off right with all of you.
2012 has been…..lets just say I have seen better years. This was an odd year for me. It was definitely my year to learn the power of acceptance….oh how I just love acceptance. I guess in the end you have no choice but to accept things you have no control over. Like 2011, I am just happy to sweep the year under the rug and start fresh and renewed.
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe 2013 with many blessings, positive experiences and happy endings!
-Don’t Forget the Gloss
I have been wanting to try this nail polish kit for awhile now. Every time I go into Sephora I’m on the look out. Well, I finally went online to Sephora and BAM! There they were…..duh! Not sure why I didn’t do that sooner. So I invited a friend over along my daughter and we had a nail painting session.
I have to say, I LOVE the idea of these nails. They look really cool once complete but they are not practical at all! My nail job was completely gone by the next day. The beads just do not hold up. However, I did come to the conclusion that this kit is good to have. It’s something fun to do to your nails on nights out or for special occasions…..but don’t expect those beads to last too long!