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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

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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!

June Oneth

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

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Happy June Oneth!

After I make brunch for the crew I’m curling up with my nail tools and paints and treating myself to an overly indulgent manicure… then I’m diving head first into “My One Square Inch of Alaska.”  What are you doing today?

Accidental Art

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

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While washing my hands this morning getting ready for another coat of lilac polish I noticed the shape of the soap took on a ghostly appearance. The creative side of me just couldn’t miss the opportunity to add some googly eyes and a post it note with BOO written on it for the next person in line for the bathroom. I thought I’d share my sudsy spirit with you today.

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Mission accomplished! Sally Hanson’s Lacy Lilac nail polish is perfect for spring and summer and a statement polish for me for the lavender color which represents Lupus Awareness Month.

Today I’m finishing up my sewing collage and starting on this…..

BobbinBlooms

I made this garland of buttons, beads, and bobbins for the painting I’m currently working on but it just didn’t fit in the way I wanted it to so I decided to make a special piece just for this band of bling. What better things to do this time of year than to create gardens… indoors and out!

Since the sun has taken a certain dislike to me I’ll make my garden indoors for now. I’ll share me blooms with you as they grow.

Mauve It

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

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Yeah, I know the photo’s a bit blurry but it truly was challenging holding the camera with one hand. I adore the color and will be using it frequently. It’s super neutral, therefore it’s really wearable and versatile with the truly wardrobe which is presently hoodies and yoga pants. I’m not at my goal weight yet so I’m holding my birthday/Christmas cash and gift cards till mid to late spring for my first “Skinny again shopping adventure.”

Today we went window shopping in Lowe’s and my DH bought me an adorable lamp for my nightstand. I LOVE it and will share soon. I’m redoing my bedroom in a shabby chic French theme so I’ll be busy with little projects to keep my mind off my woes.

Drop in tomorrow to discover what my achievement of the week is!