Monday, February 27, 2012

The latest

It might not be the greatest, but it'll have to do! I painted this one as a birthday gift for Martine! Nothing says Happy Birthday quite like a sub-par painting that you are obligated to keep because your best friend painted it. Hahaha!

Friday, February 24, 2012


Outside today, it is NASTY. Seriously...rain for days...wind...ick. And, my fish died last night. So today Ive been feeling pretty down. I decided it was time to come up with some things to be thankful for...hopefully this will pull me out of my dark mood.

1) I seriously cannot WAIT for dinner here tomorrow night. Im going to order the 'Schnitzel Champignon' and 'French Onion Soup'


Mixing paint colors. This is so great to me! Its like solving a mystery or something.
I finished Martine's Birthday Painting last night. I should promise to give her another one when I can actually paint something decent. hahah!


My fave! Cherry Bomb. Yum!

4) My family and my friends :)


My health. Although my back is messed up from that stupid accident and there are many things Im unable to do now, Im thankful for my health. Anytime I start to feel sorry for myself, I remember that there are people out there (people I know and care about too!) who are in way worse shape than I am. Its really easy to feel sorry for myself and I need to remember to SNAP OUT OF IT!

There are a lot of things to be thankful for...all I need to do is look for them :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A new hobby? aunt is a professional painter and she is currently offering a series of art classes spanning a 5 week period. I thought this would be a pretty good opportunity to get my brushes wet. Well, to go buy brushes and see what Ive got. The first class, I painted a picture of Stella's adorable face. The second session, I painted a ridiculous looking pink bird. Everyone kept saying it was a flamingo...but I dont actually know what a flamingo looks like, other than that its pink. I really like the pink bird :) Anyway, I started another small painting all on my own last night. Im kind of surprised that I actually had the motivation to get another one going...just because it was after work...and Im usually tired and dont really want to do...anything at all, let alone mix paints. But I think mixing the paint is my favorite part! When it comes to trying out new activities, I usually end up losing interest pretty fast. There was the guitar, tap dancing, crocheting, working with felt, sewing...the list goes on. Im really worried that Ill lose interest in this as well. But I really really like it! I couldnt believe that I had been sitting in that uncomfortable chair painting for 2 hours last night and I didnt even notice my back hurting or my toe going numb from having my foot wrapped around the chair leg. Im starting to look for inspiration in everything! 'What can I paint next?' or 'Ooh! that would be cool to paint!' Maybe I like it so much because I dont have to 'learn' how to do it. Well, I mean I guess thats pretty relative, but I can slap some paint on there and have something that resembles what I was trying to replicate. When I crochet something, it ends up looking like a warped version of a scarf. I feel like I dont have the patience to learn how to do something properly, I just want to already KNOW how to do it, and DO it. That being said, I am going to have my mom show me how to crochet granny squares. I really love crocheting, but have a hard time learning anything from videos. Maybe Ill start going to a 'crochet group' do those even exist?!?!? Ive heard of 'knitting groups'...oh are the paintings Ive done so far. The photos were taken on The iPhone so theyre pretty much crap...maybe Ill learn photography...oh boy.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Away We Go

I didn't realize this movie was from 2009! Wow! I really need to catch up on my movie watching :) Im really trying to be good and get my money's worth out of Netflix and watch the dvd right away and send it back so I can get two in a week. Anyway, this movie was seriously sweet and really funny. I loved it soooo much.

Apparently, this is now a movie review blog...since the only thing I do anymore is go straight home to my pets and watch movies....such an exciting life I lead :)