Archive for the ‘Around The House’ Category

Blooming Paint

Monday, September 30th, 2013

 

As for my easel… here’s the progress I’ve made thus far on my latest…

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I’ll be working more on this tomorrow. It’s time for me to head downstairs and start scaring up something for dinner. It’s pork roast for tonight so I need to get it in the oven soon.

 

More Works in Progress

Friday, September 27th, 2013

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This is coming along nicely. The flower, leave, and berries are 3D. They are cut from QuakeMat pads that I picked up for 10 cents per packet at a surplus outlet. I drew the designs on with a marker and cut them out with ultra sharp scissors, to adhere them I crumpled paper napkins in white and mod podged them to the prepped surface. This is now in the drying process so I’m working on a few smaller projects that I’ll share here later.

 

Deck the Falls!

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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It’s time to bring the fall colors out and celebrate the season of apple cider and caramel apples.

Here’s a few close ups of what I’ve been doing around the living room to welcome the cool air with warm colors.

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Such a beautiful hot fiery orange to see the season in with. Tomorrow is grocery day so I’ll be checking out their pumpkins both produce and canned… oh yes, and pumpkin coffee creamer too! It’s time for pumpkin bars and hot desserts. I’ll also be looking into their decorative gourds. Can’t let fall pass us by without an awesome burst of color splashed across the living room.

My work in progress is…

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More on this tomorrow!

Mixed Media and Makeup Mayhem

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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With the weather in the upper 80s and lower 90s it’s just too hot to be in my studio anytime after noon. I’ve been using my studio as my vanity as well… This has got to change as my makeup collection grows and changes as the seasons come and go. I need a decent storage area… as you can see …

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The clutter of all my my art supplies and makeup and nail polish are blurring lines with each other at my desk and I’m going to need to find a solution very soon. I do have a desk downstairs but I was hoping to devote that to herbs and essential oils and reading materials. I need good lighting for both my “studio” projects… so I’m going to have to spend some time on Pinterest finding solutions for storage and whatnot.

And to think most of my products used to be confined to this…

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One of these days if I don’t find a solution soon I’ll be grabbing my Acrylic Glaze instead of my moisturizer. So I’m on the search to end the mayhem and get my creativeness back on track!

In the Pink

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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I’m finally “almost” ready to start in on this cardboard shadowbox. I’m going to dress the “doll” up in frills and add some bling to this to make is a silk purse! Tomorrow is dentist day again so I’m hoping to get to this on Wednesday… I did manage to get a bit creative this morning however… I fancied up my fingertips.

 

See you Wednesday to share my shadowbox progress.

The Fruits of my Fingertips

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

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While out shopping for unmentionables I ran across a few items I thought I’d share with you. Who knew that you could buy crayons by color. A box of pink! OMG! I should have bought 2. I thought that it might just be a fun adventure to make my own lipstick with these… there are tutorials all over the internet. Or maybe melt them onto a canvas. Now I wish I’d bought more.

I did a manicure for the trip to my parents that I’m now back from. I spent 3 nights visiting with my mom and dad and my brother and his family while they were up from Texas. I washed a LOT of dishes so at the end of the visit my manicure was destroyed (as I knew it would be.) But it was fun to rock this look for the first day and a half.

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This is Mint Sorbet by Sally Hansen with slices of fruity fimo cane! This was a hit with the family. Very summery and flirty.

I’m doing a new manicure tomorrow as it’s Monday and my “primping” day. I’ll share with you then.

Cold Feet and Hunger Pains

Friday, July 12th, 2013

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Talk about multi-tasking. I can mop the floors and warm my feet at the same time. I love these fluffy plush mop slippers. They are a bit big so they are perfect for summer… They are roomy enough to stave off the Raynauds that effects my feet and allow some air flow so the rest of me doesn’t overheat in the summer sultriness.

Now that you know what’s on my feet… here’s what’s in my dinner bowl.

Dinner

This has been a typical dinner for me since I’ve been on my diet… and I LOVE it.

Some of the ingredients of this “OMG-I’m-Almost-Out-Of-Lettuce Salad.

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Fresh chopped parsley
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Kidney beans
  • Chicken
  • Red cabbage
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Bolthouse Blue Cheese Dressing

There may be more in this bountiful bowl… but I can’t recall at the moment. This is just one of my variations. The salads change on a weekly basis depending on what looks good in the produce department. Today is grocery day so my next creation will have more lettuce. =)

Have an awe inspired weekend and keep creating.

Happy Independce Day

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

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Gonna paint the sky red tonight. I hope your day of celebrating this great countries freedom is as wonderful as mine!

God Bless America!

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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The Ugly…

For Christmas several years ago I received some coffee syrups in this box… as always I’m on the lookout for unusual objects to alter into art and this box … as ugly as it was is perfect. I spray painted it pink a while back and just dug it out to make some glam art for my gallery wall. So join me as I attempt to covert an sows-ear- ugly- old box into a silk-purse-work-of-art.

The Good…

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Although not quite done I’m sharing anyway. Here’s a but of Steampunkery for ye.

I’ll be finishing this lil ditty up over the weekend. And so far I’m super satisfied with how my first steamy attempt at punk has turned out.

The Bad…

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Oh yeah! Check out these BAD BOYS! Uber texture goodness. It’s like medium grit sandpaper on your nails. It’s gorgeous and fun… a but unexpected and not too over-the-top. This would totally rock on the tips of your toes too! Put a lil suga in your life! Calorie free too!

Sally Hansen Fuzzy Wuzzies

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

 

I’ve been patiently waiting for my local Walgreens to carry these fun and fuzzy fibers for my fingertips. The formula is clear with tiny colored fibers in it. My first attempt was with Wool Knot – the light blue. I did an accent nail and LOVED it. It’s a bit of a chore to remove so use the soak- with- cotton- ball –wrapped -in foil –for- 5- minute method.

There are eight different “nail sweaters” to choose from so I picked out what appealed to me.

What’s your favorite Sally Hansen polish this season?