October 9, 2010

A Change is a Coming!

Ok.. Alright...

I've made a major decision about this blog.

My theme or focus is gonna change somewhat. I will Still post the randomness that I love and enjoy, but I need a blog for the creative process of my art. It will feature what I'm working on and the joys and struggles that I have with it. Kinda like a background history on my pieces.

It should be fun and it's time to jump start this whole art thing I've been tryna do for what? Oh.. um.. just my whole life. lol. Time to push the fear aside and just go for it.

Oh boy, here we go!

September 25, 2010

The Hangout

Happy Saturday all!

I have discovered this new coffee spot that's fairly close to me. So far I love it. It's one of those spots that you can drink some coffee, tea, or have a meal, while you enjoy your free wi-fi.

The night that I went, they were have a high school improve thingy going on. It was fairly funny, but I was pretty much enjoying my cookie and finishing up writing my letter.

They have a lot of artwork hanging on the wall by local artists, which is freakin sweet! There are even bookshelves with real books to read on them! It's almost like going to your mom's cool friends house and just being able to chill. So not only do they have books, but plush comfy chairs and couches to sit on too.

All that creative energy flowing that night gave me inspiration for a new painting. I'm excited about starting it, even though I haven't finished another painting that I'm doing. But hey! That's just how it goes..

Enjoy a great weekend folks!


September 12, 2010

My New 8 Legged Friend...


So on Friday, while I was at work I decided to take a nice little power nap on my afternoon break. Where do you take power naps, whilst at work? In the car, of course!! It was rather hot, so I had the windows cracked. Nothing that I wouldn't normally do. Only this time....... someone decided to join me, without an invitation might I add. I discovered this new friend once I woke up.

Yes.... this my friends is the huge, nasty, green spider that thought it would be fun to keep me company!!!! ::: shivering like Mr. Burns ::: It grosses me out just looking at this picture. Anyway... I quickly rolled up my window and prayed that it would be gone by the time I got off work 2 hrs from then.

This dude had other plans though.. He was still politely hanging in the same spot when I came back outside!!!!!!! So I'm thinking to myself.. 'Hey... no worries! As soon as I hit the interstate the wind will force fling his fragile little body off while I'm driving' So I'm driving....

I get up to 45 mph.. I look over.. and there he still hangs.

I get up to 60 mph.. I look over.... and there he still hangs!

I get up to 80 mph.. I look over........ AND THERE HE STILL HANGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the time I get home, he had crawled behind the side view mirror and decided to take up residence! I wasn't about to try and kill him for fear I get jumped on and bit, so I let him be, hoping yet again that he would just go away on his own. But no... I went back out to get dinner and there he hung. Thankful I haven't seen him all weekend so hopeful he did go away.

So that was my spider adventure. Yay.


Some Chocolate Wine & a Movie

Hi there,

Have you ever tried chocolate wine?? (for those of us who can legally drink) I bought some a few months back and am really just now truly enjoying it. It has a powerful kick that will make the back of your throat be like, 'WTF??' and it will get you riiiiiiiiiiight! I'm not gonna lie.. I had to water it down with some soy milk and it smoothed it right on out. It's like the adult version of chocolate milk, without all the bubble blowing.

Well.... I guess you could blow bubbles if you wanted to.. but that would mess up the grown & sexy feeling that you'd have while drinking it. And who doesn't like feeling grown and sexxxxxy? I know I do! It makes me wanna curl up next to a fire and read a book or snuggle. I sound like such a gurl right now.. lol! But hey that's just me.

Time for bed!


September 9, 2010

Soooo Sweet!

Whad up!

I know its been quite a long time since I've posted anything on here, but that's what happens to you when you start getting involved in your own life! Let's see... updates! Well I've gotten a new job, that I actually really like. There has been some drama with my lack of performance, but that was because everyone wanted to play the 'lets blame the new gurl' game. I got everything straight tho. They weren't gonna hold me down! ha!

I feel like I've grown in a lot of ways over the past few months. I had some hard lessons to learn, mainly about being true to myself, not allowing people to use me, and really finding my self worth. I've pretty much led my life trying to please and do what's right for other people. I realized though that, although sometimes it feels like I'm being selfish, really I have the right to do what makes ME happy at the end of the day. I cant even tell how great that feels!! Geez..

The part of life that I'm most enjoying right now tho, is that I have a new love in my life. (yay for me!) We get along great and are always cheesin all hard at each other. lol. It's sooooooo nice to be in the presence of someone who just allows me to be me. I don't have to pretend or be afraid that I'm gonna come off too corny. AND the best part is that he's not just the type of person who uses up all your good energy and asks for favors and just takes and takes and takes!!! I know that if I do something nice for him, he appreciates it and is giving in return!

So right now life in general is pretty damn sweet. ::: grinning :::

So that's me.. What's going on with you??


February 9, 2010

Radical Self Love!

Hello all!

As I do almost everyday, I read my favorite blog The Icing and Gala Darling has written another great post. This one happened to be about radical self love, which I am all totally about for this year. There were some questions on there to ask yourself to help you along on your journey, so I have decided to answer them here for myself and you! Enjoy..

What does RADICAL SELF LOVE mean to you? It means doing everything that you can to make sure that you're taking care of yourself and taking time to pamper yourself with whatever you love to do.

If you were engaging in RADICAL SELF LOVE on a daily basis, what would that look like? I would have all glorious, tasty, and healthy meals cooked for me, I'd watch at least one feel good movie, pamper myself with a massage, pedicure, or hair salon visit, meditate to feel grounded and take a yoga class.

What small pieces of that can you bring into your life TODAY? I can do my own pedicure, hair, yoga, meditation, & movie.

Which qualities or attributes would you like to bring into your own life via the application of RADICAL SELF LOVE? I would love to learn how to take the time to make sure I'm taking care of myself.

What beliefs do you currently hold that are stifling your regular expression of RADICAL SELF LOVE? I always feel guilty whenever I take the time to do something for myself or things that I want to do. I always want the people around me to feel comfortable so I always just do whatever they prefer. I hate it whenever people act like babies b/c they don't get their own way or they have to do something that they don't want to do. I just want to scream 'SUCK IT THE PHUCK UP!!!', but instead I just do what they want, b/c most of the time I don't mind what they want to do or I just don't feel like hearing the whining! Argh!

Are the people & activities in your life HELPING or HINDERING you in your quest for RADICALSELF LOVE? Would you be better off without them? I feel like I've already put the ball in motion of letting go of the people in my life that are only there to hinder me or be fake with me. Have I been better off without them? Yes, it's been less drama.

How can you reflect RADICAL SELF LOVE in the way you speak, the way you dress, the way you decorate your house, the work you do? Speak: I can stay positive and support other people to help keep them in a positive frame of mind. Dress: never step out the house without looking my best. House: keep things clutter free and clean. Work: be true to myself in my art.

Who could you use as a RADICAL SELF LOVE role model? I totally dig Queen Latifah and Lady Gaga! Queen shows that you can be beautiful, poised, and down to earth no matter what and Lady G. b/c she's not afraid to be who she is and act as weird as she wants to!

So that's it! I hope this has inspired you to be your best self and find a way to treat yourself as best as you can everyday.


February 7, 2010

The Best of Me..

It's 2am...

I'm listening to India Arie and it has put me in one of my thoughtful moods.

Her music just speaks to my soul through so many songs. Here are my thoughts for today.

I'm mainly up because I took a 5 hr nap earlier. Packing clothes and going up and down stairs multiple times tends to tire me out. lol. The bad thing... or maybe good thing about staying up this late is that you have time to yourself to do all kinds of things. I happened to be reading emails from Etsy. As mentioned before Etsy is a website to find all kinds of things that are still handmade.

I never thought I would have the courage to do this, but very soon I will be opening my own shop called Eclectic Oasis. I will actually be baring my soul and selling some of my artwork. I can't even begin to explain the bubbling joy and the gripping fear that is swirling inside of me. Last year in September and October to be exact, my life began making a major shift.

Nothing was going as planned...

I had it seemed my whole life figured out or so I thought. Then by the forces that be I was pointed in a whole new direction and it scared the hell outta me. I know there is a reason for everything that happens in life so I decided 2010 was to be my year to start reaching my full potential. Time to take control of my life and not let other people dictate who I was and wanted to be. It's very scary to think about actually being successful in your endeavors and then thinking about having to keep up a certain level of success at all times.

I was reading an article though, about doing what you love for a living and it has a lot of good information and inspiration. I think it's worth checking it out if you're tired of your 9-5, want a career change, or are currently unemployed and find yourself with free time.

Although somewhat fearful, I feel like I'm ready for this..

Sometimes you just have to take that leap..

And I'm ready to get the ball rolling..


January 31, 2010

Snow Day

Hello all,

It started snowing quite hard on Friday and it didn't stop until sometime in the middle of the night. So I got to wake up to this awesome blanket of snow. These picture are what I can see out of my front door. It looks kinda all smooth and perfect don't it?

I promise you that the only people I saw that were brave enough to get out in this white stuff, were the ones with SUVs. I even saw some people walking to and from the grocery store. The closest store is probably a 15-20 min walk away from the neighborhood on a good day. I telling you right now, that there was no way I was getting out in that snow and ice to walk to the store for a few items. Knowing myself as I do, I'd be that fool you'd see out there who has fallen on my face, with my groceries laying everywhere on the ground! lol..

Having lived in New York for a while, this really isn't that much snow to me. In New York we got 3-4 feet of snow....... and that was a good day! And it sucks to be you if you got the lake effect snow... So this little 3-5 inches doesn't really phase me. It was fun to watch others get out in the snow and slide down hills and whatnot. I'm also pretty sure that some kid tried to build a snowman. How do I know, you ask? Cuz that would've been me trying to scrape up every bit of snow to make the biggest snowman I could build! lol..

I know you're looking at the picture below, like 'wtf?' But do you see those four little ovals in the snow? Well, we have our own little residential bunny rabbit! He's brown, fuzzy, and sooooo cute. We saw him posted up by one of our trees for the longest and I should've taken a picture, but oh well. I was surprised that he came up on the porch and got that close to the door. That picture is actually of the door mat right in front of the door.

Alrighty then people, that is all for today. Did you have any bunny sightings? If so, let me know!


January 21, 2010

The little Things...

Hello all,
I've decided that for this new year, I'm gonna start doing all the nice little things that I've wanted to do that I've seen in tv and movies. It sounds silly, right? Well that's the point!! I will give you an example. In the movie 'Sex and the City' Sarah Jessica Parker's character is always wearing pearls while she is at home. I mean.. she was even wearing them while she had on sleep clothes, chilling at home and to go to sleep in..... Who really wears pearls with sleepwear, much less wearing pearls to bed?? No one! But how fun and fabulous would that make you feel to do that?
As you can see in the picture... I chose to have some tea one afternoon. Instead of drinking it in a plain boring mug I decided to put it in a pretty cup with a saucer and took it to another level with having some sugar in a separate container as well. None of the dishes matched, but it didn't matter to me. It made me smile and that's all that mattered to me. :)
So my question is, if you aren't already doing nice things to make you smile throughout the day, then why aren't you?
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...