Today has turned into a wonderful day! Last night, a winter storm hit Myrtle Beach and has turned our beach town into ice. My steps crunch outside in the grass and my fingers freeze within 2 minutes. This is common for most cities but here, we might get a day like this every other year or so. It snowed for a second but it wasn’t a fun snow- mostly ice. So today was all about exploring and I’m planning on sending some work emails and laying out on the couch for the rest of the afternoon. Maybe some school work will happen.. but we’ll see.
It’s plain to see that I like words on my winter accessories. haha
Here are some pictures from outside the house. I stayed at home last night. When your parents offer you prime rib, movies and a fireplace… you go. We had a fun time just hanging out anticipating the snow of the century. What we really got was this…
The plants were really cool- all frozen, of course.
The roads are completely frozen over so we can’t go to work. Not to mention… I’m not sure how I could get into my car.
When I was taking a picture, a HUGE block of ice fell right in front of me from Dad’s truck. I screamed, he laughed… we took a picture.
I really like seeing icicles, too. Even when it snows, you hardly see icicles. SOO awesome.
Dad loves taking the cat outside all the time since Sasquatch is a house cat. It’s not that he’s prissy.. just living in a condo prevents any kitty snooping in the neighborhood. He runs outside any chance he can get. However… the ice was a little too weird to walk on for him.
He preferred the dry part under the table.
Last but not least on my snow day adventure, I worked and worked for HOURS on this gigantic snowman! What do you think?
Ok.. so maybe not ‘hours’…
Hope you had fun in the snow and everyone was safe and sound. Be safe if you go out in the weather- everything is still very frozen. Have a wonderful rest of the day… hopefully, it’s warm and relaxing.
Stay tuned tomorrow and I’ll show you how to make Snow Cream!
This weekend, I had a painting party by myself. In school we have an upcoming project where we need to use any medium (paint, sketch, marker, colored pencil, anything) to create an illuminated letter. I’ll will be creating a much too detailed letter B with gold foil delicately intertwined in the letter. I’ve heard horror stories of gold foil so I’m a little worried about this.
In the meantime, I’m going to focus on my medium. After deciding that $4 was a fine amount of money to put into a watercolor set (I can either love it or chuck it), I started playing around with ideas. Even though I need to work on a Letter B, I follow a lot of bloggers that make beautiful fashion model prints by sketching and then painting them in. I decided this would be much more fun to try first.
You see, growing up, I was already doing this. In middle school and high school, I was bound to be a fashion designer. I have notebooks full of drawings of tall, skinny models in funky clothes- granted most of them look like Britney Spears. My mom has since highjacked my books so I don’t throw them out but I wouldn’t leave the house without my sketchbook and colored pencils. DORKY but just sketching and coloring it in reminds me of my fashion designer days. ha
I had so much fun with the first, I decided to try out the new (for me, probably not the rest of the world) Flipagram app. If you click on the link below, you can see my sketch from start to finish in 15 seconds. Super amateur but I had a good time doing it.
After that, I tore my attention away to work on my new project I’m doing on my apartment but it scarily went right back to watercolor. I’m sick of my ‘art’ over my bed so I wanted to switch it up and do lots of small funky frames with different images in them. (I’ll post once I get it done!) But like I said, I started playing around more and this time with actual watercolor paper- it def makes a difference in the color.
So you can see, my projects are pretty simple and straight forward so far. And then I took on TYPE. This will need some work… But I really wanted a little whimsical Lewis Carroll for my room project so I’m going with it..
If anything, watercolor got me out of my element and I tried something new. I really love playing around with different forms of art. I’m hoping to incorporate watercolor into my class project because after this.. everything is on the computer. I hope this inspires you to try something new and see if you like it- doesn’t matter if you stink at it, at least you took a chance.
Have a great Tuesday! Myrtle Beach is calling for snow so cross your fingers! I would really LOVE to make a snowman… haha
For people who are in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is exciting to look forward to. You can go on a date, bake your man heart-shaped cookies, and get massive brownie points for putting the effort in. For the rest, Valentine’s Day – or Singles Awareness Day – can be pretty darn depressing. You don’t have to wallow in self pity on February 14th though, in fact I’ve found over the years that a partnerless Valentine’s Day can actually be a lot of fun. The trick is to make sure you’ve got plenty to do.
Leaving the Comfort Zone
Go out and do something that is both scary and exhilarating. For example, if you’re naturally funny, go to a comedy club that has an open mike and try your hand at performing to the crowd. I know, I know, it would probably be less painful being booed off the stage for your karaoke, but think about it. What topic is raised and poked fun of in stand-up comedy routines the world over? Being single on Valentine’s Day. You can have a rant, make yourself feel better, wow the crowd with your wit, and before you know it, you’re accepting an award for comedic genius at the Soho Comedy Club’s CheekyBingo sponsored Funniest Female of the Year Awards. Okay, maybe I’m getting carried away, but the point is, doing something scary will take your mind off of your single status and could even open a brand new door for you.
Crafting for Others
Instead of dwelling on the date, look ahead to the next major holidays like Mother’s Day and Easter Sunday, and begin crafting little somethings for your friends and family that are in-keeping with that theme. For example, on Amazon you can find and purchase packs of colored A4 sized felt, perfect for creating sweet stuffed ornaments. All you need is cotton buds to stuff them and a well-stocked sewing kit and you could make a bear for your mum or a decorative stuffed Easter Egg for your best friend’s little one. Or you could get started on Mother’s Day, Easter and custom made birthday cards.
A friend of mine bought a Mini Cupcake Maker for Christmas, and when we tested it out we found that an average cupcake recipe that would make up to 12 regular-sized cupcakes, makes around 18-20 mini cupcakes in her new machine, dependent on how good you are at evenly distributing the cake mix. I mention it because I know a lot of people are nervous bakers, but even the least experienced can’t go wrong with a cupcake maker. My friend’s makes 7 at a time and so long as you grease the holes, they can be fished out with a plastic spatula after 8-12 minutes. You’ll have fun making them and gain a tasty treat at the end.
If all else fails, you can simply gather your single friends together for a night of movies, good food and merriment. It’s your choice!
I’ve seen many videos that photoshop pictures of models with the before and afters but I’ve never seen a video being edited. It’s amazing what people can do and scary at the same time!
What do you think of this? If you were a professional singer, would you want someone to correct your video like hers?