Archive for the ‘I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty’ Category

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.

If You Like Pina Coladas…

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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I finally finished this piece yesterday.  After a heat wave and a Lupus wave, I’m back in my studio and attempting to get caught up on my creative self. I love how this turned out with the hat and the chains… Here’s some close ups shots.

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Feathers, bling, and gears… oh my!

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Texture paste, foils, lava medium and gorgeous layers of paints.

All that I have left to do is a add a hanger on the back and it’s good to go. Whatcha think? This is my first true Steampunk art piece and I had a blast creating it.

As it happens lately the creative juices flow up into my fingertips and I can’t resist the urge to paint my nails…. So here’s a tiny cocktail of Covergirl Outlast Nail Polish in Pina Colada… SO Summery!

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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?

Sailors Delight

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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I’m testing a new nail polish formula. Sinful Shine with gel tech. This manicure is 4 days old with no topcoat. Zero chips! I’m not excited about the color -  (Sailors Delight) -  but I love the wear so much I grabbed two new shades after yesterday’s dentist appointment.

Alfresco and Yours Truly are the newest colors to my expanding collection of nail paints. These polishes are extremely affordable and I highly recommend checking them out if you like your art to creep from the canvas to your fingertips!

I’m still working on my Top Hat painting… along with other goodies and will have them posted as soon as I’m done.

Tata for now. Keep Creating!

Gears and Glam

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Steampunk

Ooohh La La… Oh how I love texture and color. I snapped this photo several days ago… I’m almost done with this painting. I thought I was finished yesterday but this morning while sitting here pondering it I got inspired… so I’m not yet done.

I took a break yesterday to grow my indoor garden…

And glam myself up a bit.

UnderCover

My nails are Wet N Wild’s Undercover…I Love the megalast® polish line. It’s got a professional brush for an awesome manicure and it’s fortified with staying power. A must have so I have more time for art…

The flower is made of muslin and a vintage button. I’m growing more flowers and don’t even have to water!

Playing with Paint

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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I picked up a gorgeous new nail polish to brighten my mood. I’ve fallen in love with the new spring/summer pastels that are out. They make your nails look so happy. I bought a pretty pink, two different shades of pastel yellow and this unbelievable blue. I love Sally Hansen nail polishes. They always wear well and have awesome color! Plus I’m a gi-normeous fan of the pro brushes they have in these Insta-Dri bottles. It makes for a flawlessly fast manicure.

Today I’m working some more on a bird painting that has a life of it’s own. It’s taking me on a path that I hadn’t intended when I started it. I guess that’s why I don’t normally “plan” art. So it’s time to put my hiking boots on and let this bird take me on a hike.

Paint with passion!

Fine Tuning God’s Sparrow

Friday, June 7th, 2013

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I started with an 8×8 wooden plank and layered it with vintage text pages, collaging papers, stencils, and layers of paints… using glaze to allow colors from behind to show through.

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Then I really started having fun… using several of my favorite summery colors I started stenciling and adding color and depth to the background. I used black hemp to make a “branch” for the bird to perch on. I used vintage sheet music for the sparrow and will be adding many more layers of background color and texture. I just wanted to show you that the bird is in da house!

And I just couldn’t help adding some summer to my fingertips as well….

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How pretty is that!? I’m really loving this color. It wears awesomely and adds such a joyful “noise” to my fingers that I smile each time I look at them.

This is Sally Hansen’s Xtreme wear in Mint Sorbet with a topcoat of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Top Coat.

And I’m ready for the weekend!

Glam and Chic

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

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Repurposed ceramic tile trivets from the dollar store.

Chic

Wires, ribbons, and rhinestones are just the tip of the iceberg on these tiles. I used one of my craft mirrors and some string pearls to create this standing mirror. I added to the mirror by using a white rub on and this totally reminds me of a vanity table mirror I had as a little girl.

Today I’m starting a new painting with a bird as the subject. I’m going to be bees-waxing this one and I’m really looking forward to firing up my melting pot and relaxing to the aroma therapy of melted beeswax as I paint.

Happy June to you all.. I hope your summer is inspired!