Wednesday, November 7, 2012

America the Beautiful

            Every American has an opinion. Every American has a voice. We as citizens of this nation should respect the differences in our brothers and sisters in this country. Anger, Racism, Negativity, and Hatred, towards your fellow human being for their desire to use their voice, just as you did, is asinine. It reflects badly not only on you but also the nation. I am proud to live in a nation where I am granted freedoms as a woman to work, vote and choose my own religious path. I give thanks to all my veterans and military for defending this freedom. I love my country. I respect her. I am proud to be a Texan and an American. I will show her this by not facilitating ill will towards my fellow Americans. Regardless of religion, race, political standings or age, we are all one. “I pledge allegiance to the Flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” These words resonate deeply within my core and mean something to me. Do they to you?

Monday, September 10, 2012

In The Studio: Steampunk Art Doll Faerie

As many of you know, I am an artist. I use the word loosely, artist, because when I envision those who fall in this category, I see classic artists, names like Andrew Wyeth, John Waterhouse, or Adélaïde Labille-Guiard.

I love art.

My favorite art form for expressing myself at the moment is sculpting art dolls and have been doing so since 2004. An art doll is more of a sculpture because you can not play with her.

I love faeries.

I am greatly inspired by fantasy artist's Brian Froud, Selina Fenech, and Linda Ravenscroft.

I love to sculpt faeries.

Here is my latest sculpture. She is made from Puppen Fimo polymer clay. I wanted to share a few pictures of the beginning so that you may see what her armature looks like. Steampunk seems to be highly favored at the moment in the art doll world, but I didn't originally set out to make her this. When I began shading and blushing her body, this is when the clothes design process is always focused on, the idea come to me to try my hand at Steampunk. I hope you enjoy her.

This is an armature. It is heavy gauge wire wrapped with foil and masking tape.

I do what is called series baking. When you series bake, it insures that the inner layers of clay harden and make a solid foundation for the art doll. This is very important for survival because polymer clay can break.

She isn't very pretty at the moment huh? See the little faerie in the back ground watching?

I get so lost in the sculpting process I forget to take pictures. In this stage I am blushing her. I learned a great tip from Deb Wood, a fantastic art doll artist, about using matte make-up blushes you get from the local stores for blushing. It works amazingly.

 I was very happy with her collar bones and shoulders. At this point I already knew she would need to have a see through top to show them off.

I hope you like her. If you are interested in purchasing her here is her auction link via eBay. Happy bidding and thank you for spending time with me in the studio!


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Friday, September 7, 2012

Minimizing or as My Husband Calls It "What Are You Throwing Away Now?"

The title says it all really. I embarked on a new life mission to live a more simple and minimalistic lifestyle. The first step on this path was going through each room and assessing my possessions. You know what? I had a lot of shit.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not a hoarder. Ask anyone who has been in my house, I lived an uncluttered clean house lifestyle. After all, I do suffer from mild OCD. All my possessions had a space to live, nice and organized. This is not minimalistic living though.

Organizing is a dirty word in simplistic living. Why? Most of the time you do not need more than one or two of the same item with the exception of dinnerware and underwear; so if you find yourself organizing twelve plastic food storage containers with only seven lids, you are just organizing your excess and this is not simple living. 

I began in my kitchen which was the perfect place to start. I mean, I am not a kitchen gadget addict so I was for sure this would be quick and easy. It took me nine hours to go through my kitchen. Yes nine hours of my life was spent on shifting through plastic containers, lids, unused small appliances, stacking and un-cluttering my cabinets. I was shocked to find that I had six decorated fruit bowls. Who knew I was addicted to buying fancy fruit bowls? I sure didn’t.  Here is a picture of the bags I donated from my kitchen clean out and a shot of my new simplistic kitchen and dinning room.

Only toaster and coffee pot on the counters to keep a clean look

I made my first big blunder during this time period. I threw away the coffee cup Michael used daily. I had already made the promise in the beginning of this venture not to minimize anything he used or any of his possession. Let me tell you something. If your mate is not on board with minimalistic living, do not touch their things, because they will complain. A lot.

Next I tackled the bath room. This was fairly easy because I do not buy in bulk. The medicine cabinet was the worst and I spent about an hour to get it cleaned out. I threw away all out dated over the counter medicines. My make up drawer was easy because much of the cosmetics was so old it and shades of hot pink and purple. I only kept the make-up I use daily and one nice compact of eye shadows for evening wear. I forgot to take a picture of the before but here is the after.  This make-up will have to be replaced soon because they are really old and it is good hygienic sense to replace your old makeup.

I also want to mention, that my second offense, happened in this room. I threw out an almost empty (I still say it was empty) aftershave bottle that I intended on replacing of Michael’s. Two days later I quickly replaced it because I was near insanity from his nagging constant reminders that I had promised not to minimize his belongings.
I removed a few pieces of furniture from the living room and moved our bedroom, into our spare room and left behind all the things that were still important to Michael in the old room. By doing this I respected his wishes and I was able to achieve a peaceful simple bedroom for my taste. The downsize of my wardrobe is covered here, because it was a challenge in itself.

I still have my craft room and I know this will be the hardest thing to simplify. I dread doing it, because a rule of simple living is you may keep the item if it is beautiful or brings you joy. And I am convinced my 20 shades of glitter are beautiful and I have 20 artist friends who are sure to agree. Overall I am happy with my first attempt and feel I accomplished a lot. I have been 3 weeks without the items I donated and we I haven’t stressed a moment without them.


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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Project 333 Making Pigs Fly

Project 333

I came across a challenge to show that living with less is possible and easy. As I have mentioned before I am not the average hoarder consumer. I did have an excess of clothes, way more than I could ever need in one given time period, but I didn’t have like 50 pairs of shoes or 3 closets full of designer clothes. What I did have was along the lines of 16 pairs of shoes, 4 drawers and half a walk in closet of clothes from Torrid, Roaman’s, Lane Bryant and Cato’s. I am, trying not to be, was a huge fan of online shopping. So the majority of these clothes did not fit well or at all and since I always forget to return items they hung unworn in my closets. 

The basics of this challenge is to live 3 months with 33 items. That’s right. Only 33 items in your wardrobe. Items like socks, undies, your wedding ring, sleep wear, lounge wear, and workout clothing are the exceptions. Since the rule with workout clothing involved only wearing it to work out, I couldn’t keep items under this because, well, I do not exercise on a daily basis. Luckily my “work-out clothing” and “lounge wear” are basically the same thing, because lounging is an action and classifies as a workout. in my head.

This challenge isn’t meant to make you suffer, but to free you from societies excessive consumerism by showing that you can live with less. When choosing your 33 items, you are instructed to choose the clothing that fits you or makes you feel at your best. Choose the items that when you see your reflection you think, “Damn I look good.”
This is my clothes pile before the purge. 

As I was trying on what seemed like an endless amount of clothes, I put together some outfits I liked and realized I hated the majority of my clothes. I knew even if I boxed them up for wear once the three months was over, they would still just hang there in my closet. So I decided to purge them. In the end my entire wardrobe was reduced to the following:

9 pants
15 shirts
3 dresses
1 skirt
2 pair boots 
(I am a Texan after all, y'all)

1 flip flop
2 dress shoes
2 tennis shoes
3 sweaters
1 coat
1 Renaissance costume 
(Mandatory Faerie Wear)

Now this adds up to 40 items; but 5 items are put away until winter, the 2 pairs of tennis shoes don’t count because they are exercise wear, so that leaves my 33 items.

I have less clothes to wash and spend less time standing stupidly in front of the closet deciding what to wear and more time for exercising  meditating. I have managed two weeks so far without replacing a single item or shopping online. That right there my friends, could make pigs fly.

For more about Project 333 visit it's website.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Kinky Shit I Learned From 50 Shades of Grey

“This is a man in need. His fear is naked and obvious, but he's lost. . . Somewhere in his darkness.
His eyes wide and bleak and tortured. I can soothe him. Join him briefly in the darkness and bring him into the light.” E. L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

  1.  If you want to impress a woman and make your psychotic issues less important, forget flowers and candy, a ride in a helicopter, hang glider, or sailboat named after your mother will do much better. Knowing how to sexually please her and wanting to please her is equally important. A hot tryst in the elevator is helpful when trying to reel her in.Who knew?
  2.   I learned practical uses for a crop, flog, and hogtie, and none of those uses have anything to do with animals on a farm.
  3.  An ultimate pacifier is not a wonderful item to sooth your crying infant and nipple clamps are not an apparatus used for hanging drying baby bottle nipples.
  4. Addressing someone by Mr. or Miss. over and over during flirtatious word play grows on you and you find yourself teasingly calling your husband Mr. Grey, which he does not find in the least bit exciting or funny. Ah hum. Michael.  :-)
  5.  A spreader bar does not spread around awesome  free mixed drinks. However, using so said bar really helps get you into shape for that Yoga lesson you have been putting off. 
  6. When introduced to 2 silver balls on a ribbon, the classic song Jingle Bells from Christmas is farthest from your mind. You then ask your husband if he knows what Ben-Wah balls are, and he says “Yes of course, those are the Chinese stress balls right?” With a great sigh of relief you smile and say, “Yes that’s right dear.” –admission I did not know the correct name of 2 silver balls on a ribbon, I feared if I googled that info it would result in it being stored in my internet history and the FBI would knock down my door for being a freak so instead I shyly asked my best friend who immediately answered my inquiry. Who knew she was so informed? Kinky slut!
  7.  I will never look at a man with a walking cane the same way.  Ever. Again.
  8.  No matter how fucked up you are, if you make one hundred thousand dollars an hour, have copper colored wavy hair, wear your pants hanging on your hips, in that sexy way, and buy a woman an Audi after your second date, she will keep coming back for more of your "kinky fuckery".
  9.  The most romantic way to ask a woman for her hand in marriage is after you admit to being a sadist. Can’t fail here guys!
  10. Breaking up with your guy after he confesses his deepest darkest sexual desires to beat you with toys (and you let him); then after reconciling your relationship asking him to use those toys on you again sends mixed messages people. Pick which side of the Tantric chair you are going to be tied up on and stick with it damn it! 
 “I thought I'd broken you."
"Broken? Me? Oh no, Ana. Just the opposite."
He reaches out and takes my hand. "You're my lifeline'" he whispers.” 
E. L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

     Hey, everyone has issues right? When you fall in love with someone and choose to stay, you accept these issues and make it your life mission to change accept them. Or you don’t stay and you walk away. You may walk away with your dignity still intact and possibly un-whipped, however most likely you will just meet another fucked up person with even more issues and less wavy hair.  I mean who’s really normal now-a-days? If you do decide to stay, though, you must be committed to helping with those issues, you must give unconditional love, and you must give 100% trust in the love you have for this person. If you wake up one day and find yourself wanting to run like Forest Gump, well just buy a ball gag and hand cuffs, slap them on your partner and lock’em in a closet.  Make a cup of Twinning’s English Breakfast Tea and curl up to 50 Shades of Grey. By Chapter 5 you will eagerly release your partner after realizing they aren’t so fucked up after all.  If this plan fails to make you take off those running shoes, then have lots and lots of orgasmic sex all over the house because awesome sex always makes a stressful situation better. Oh and don’t forget sex on the piano. Yay, you get laid and play music at the same time. Who doesn’t like to multitask?

Forcing myself these last few days to read this series will be seared in my mind filed under my important life lessons. I of course only did this for you, my faithful followers, so you wouldn't have to deceive your spouse pretending to have the worse case of cramps on the fourth of July so that you could lay in bed under a heating pad all day while smiling deliciously at your Kindle Fire!

You. Are. Very. Welcome.

Laters, Baby. ;)

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Night of Pleasure, Island Hoppers

     At the last moment Friday, I randomly threw together an evening get away with Michael. I begged pleaded asked my sister to watch Marcella so he and I could go to Galveston for the night. Now, anyone who knows me knows I do not do spontaneous. I am a plan ahead, like far in advance, 6 months a head, kind of girl. Alas, I have been standing at the edge of the cliff of despair lately and my relationship has taken a toll of it. I owed it to myself, to my husband, and to our marriage to splurge a little. Let loose and fancy free?  Foot loose and free fancy? Get the hell out of dodge or at least as much as $200 bucks could get you at last moment. 
 See what happens when you don't plan ahead, no, I don't mean the traffic, I mean the lack of a good pedicure for a photo shot of you waiting for the damn ferry.
     Our little stretch of the Gulf Coast isn’t the most beautiful coast in the United States. The oil rigs and many hurricanes have left it destroyed. Experiencing it is still amazing though. To get to Galveston Island we go west on Highway 73 through Winnie Texas. We use to love going down Highway 87 via Sabine Pass (Old Beach Road), but this road has been closed for many years, unrepaired since Hurricane Jerry in 1989. Rumor has it, it is now a nude beach and if you’re brave enough, you can drive around the barriers and sun bathe there. I of course have never attempted this because I always forget my sunscreen I am a lady and that would be wrong.

 (No I DO NOT know who that person is, I googled McFaddin Beach looking for a picture of the barriers and that picture came up)

      The wait for the ferry is like a crap shoot. It could be less then thirty minutes or four days. Okay, not really four days, but in the Texas heat, it seems like an eternity. Once on the ferry though, it is like a mini cruise line, sorta, well minus the food, the alcohol, the entertainment, wait what was I saying? Oh yeah, like a mini cruise uhm we got birds y'all. That's it.

Texas invented Crazy Birds Y'all

Okay, birds and pride

      I tried to take a professional photograph on the top level deck of the ferry, but the wind whipped our asses, so we had to go inside the viewing room for a nice enough shot.

Ass Whipped Shot

Sweet shot

On a ferry watching a ferry, isn't he cute?

I wasn't really feeding the birds, but pretending to feed the birds to trick y'all, I ate the only damn crackers I could find (left over from Marci's school snack) because I was fucking hungry! The birds did not think this was funny and in revenge tried to shit on me. Michael however, did laugh pretty hard at the site of it all. It was good to hear him laugh, even if it was at me.

     When we finally got to the island we headed straight to Bubba Gump's Restaurant,  I hadn't shared any of the crackers with Michael and now he was starving. We had to park about 2 miles down the road on the seawall and walk to the newly opened Pleasure Pier were Gump's is located. Once we got there 10 hours later, fat ass people take a while to walk three miles y'all, the matridee metreedee person who sits you, an eighteen year old girl with a smirked grin said it would be a two hour long wait, and I about fainted. Michael said sweetly, "We can go somewhere else baby", and I gave him the I fucking just walked 4 miles shithead look and so he sighed and put our name on the list.

  Shortly after we were told by a sweet young man, that the bar was first come first serve, so I dragged Michael in and hoovered closely over a couple sitting there enjoying their meal. Within minutes, hassled free, they finished fast and we had a sweet spot at the bar close to the beer draft and I was good to go! I didn't get a photo of the restaurant, because I was too busy getting smashed, eating, but here is a shot of the entrance to the new fun packed pier.

     Instead of paying the $20's to walk down the pier and watch people puke after getting off the rides, I decided I wanted to buy Marci some gifts instead. We found her a cute little dolphin necklace with rhinestones and a pirate's telescope. After this, we headed to the hotel. I did not take pictures of what happened in the hotel room because I am not a porn star, I don't want you to get jealous of what my husband is packing in his suitcase, I am a lady, damn can't y'all remember that? I do however have a beautiful picture of the nightly pleasure you can receive at Galveston Texas.

Taken from 6 miles away where our car was parked.

All in all, our night was very wonderful, and if you get a chance, take a moment and do something spontaneous. It may just bring you great pleasure.

M & M

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