Thursday, August 30, 2012

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In Love With Scroll Work (Art journaling Week 4)

I have been a busy art making bee this week. I have fully commandeered the kitchen table as my art area, but let's face it we almost never ate dinner at the table anyway. Plus it seems that my cake decorating has overflowed into my artwork because my new favorite thing to add is scroll work. I usually do it on cakes as vines but I really love drawing them and adding them to pages.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sample Sunday #4

This Weeks Samples

  • Circus By Andrea's Choice (Ringmaster)
  • Dr. Jart WaterFuse BB Cream
  • NuMe Hydro Punch Hydrating Conditioner.

Friday, August 24, 2012

There is Always a Bright Side (Art Journaling Week 3)

It's been a buys week of work all day, come home and art journal till bed. I really hate that I get my second wind right before bed time. I want to stay up late and finish what I'm working on. It doesn't make it easy to get up at 4 a.m. to go to work in the bakery. c'est la vie. When you love what you do the lack of sleep is worth it.

Even in the darkest of places....


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

FOTD: Summer's Cooling Down

So summer is winding down here in the Berkshires and my favorite season autumn is right around the corner. The days have been sunny and warm but with nice cool breezes. Thank god because I was getting sick of the supper hot days.  I'm just itching to pull out the darker colors. Why hello jewel tones and plums I feel like it's been a while. I'm also excited that I get to wear my grandpa sweaters again in the early mornings and at night. Man I have missed them.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Art journaling (week 2)

The creative bug has bit me! It's becoming a nightly thing for me now. It feel's so good to be back at it, I feel so accomplished when I'm done. I finished 3 sets of pages this week. When I finish it seem that I can't wait to start some more or wait till next weeks Art Journaling class. here is what I came up with this week.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August MyGlam Bag (Phot Heavy)

For the past few months MyGlam has been putting together some really great bags, and this month is no exception. There is a great mix of different types of products. It has skin care, makeup and fragrance. Their customer service has been great too. The site said my bag would come in the middle of the month and I got it Monday the 13th, 3 days after I got my shipping notice.I love a speedy deliver.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

$aving Money With Found Around the House Art Materials

Art materials can be expensive. If your someone just starting out or trying to find inexpensive alternatives, here are some ideas of things that can be found around the house that you can use to create with.

 Lets face it we all have a can or two of left over paint lying around. Ceiling paint makes a great replacement for gesso and matte white paint. So go ahead and use it it was just collecting dust in the garage anyway. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Quick Apology.

I just wasted to send out a quick apology to anyone who may have left a comment recently who noticed they hadn't been replied to or their comment never posted.

I had the Intense Debate comment system set on moderate so that I would be sure to see and be able to respond to everyone's comments, but unfortunately half of the time when I would approve a comment they would just disappear, and I could never find it. After a little searching I found the problem, I needed to update the comment system from being in a widget to being in the template. Hopefully all is fixed now. Crossing my fingers (I'm not to tech savvy). Sorry for any inconvenience. Hope to hear from you in future posts.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Reuse It: Circus Nail Polish Packaging

As I was doing my makeup this morning and grabbing for a cotton swab, I was thinking I wish I had something smaller to put them in. Then I turned my head and saw in the cabinet the packaging from the circus nail Polish I had gotten in last months MyGlam Bag. I took a couple of swabs and put them in and sure enough they fit perfectly. I didn't want to throw the packaging out because I thought it was pretty and now I have a use for it. I love finding new uses for things that would otherwise go in the trash.

 This would be a great way to carry cotton swabs in a travel bag or in a purse. Or just a neater way to keep them on a vanity instead of the big ugly box they come in.

FOTD: Midnight Smokey Blue

So far it's been a pretty gloomy day. I can't complain though It's the first rainy day of my vacation and we need the rain anyway. I thought I would reflect that in my makeup today. Plus I figured I would branch out a bit I don't do smokey eyes often.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Taking Art Journaling class with Jenny & Aaron (Class1)

So last week Jenny posted on her Blog Everyday is a Holiday that they would be doing a weekly free Art Journaling class every Thursday on her blog.  I was really excited because I love her posts of her art journal, and I have always wondered what exactly she does to make them.

It's also been a long time since I have done anything with art that doesn't involve decorating a cake on a daily basis. I like the Idea of the weekly class it will give me some sense of structure to get back into creating. The consummate procrastinator that I am if there isn't some form of a deadline it wont get it done. That's what I loved when I was in art school. I was constantly creating and there was a deadline.

It surprises my I have never made an art journal before, I love collaging. It's been fun getting back into it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Neon Ombre/Gradient Nail Tutorial

I have been really wanting to try out ombre nails and since I'm on vacation and my manicure is going to last more than a day it's the perfect time. I chose neon yellow and orange because every time I flip on the Olympics inevitably someone is wearing those neon yellow Nike's. Guess the colors are stuck in my head.

If your inept at nail art like me this is a really easy way to spice up a manicure. It's a technique that can be easily done on short and long nails.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July Favorites

This July has been very hot and dry so the makeup routine has defiantly had to change around that. I have been all about light weight and easy, and things that will last in the heat.