My Work Aug 2017

It has been a long time since I’ve posted some artwork. Here you go!

I have to say I enjoy sharing my work with you guys, it encourages me to

create more.

This piece is about the passion of a new relationship. The top left is a soup cup that says ‘ be strong and love much.’ It’s placed over her eyes to represent a thought. She’s been hurt before and now she feels comfortable to love again. When I think of comfort I think of soup.

To the right is the solar eclipse that will take place on August 21. I’m super excited for that. I love major astronomical events.

In the mid-left you’ll see a girl biting her lip as her lover caresses her cheek. Whew that’s hot.

In the middle is a carnation. If you remember in middle school you could buy a carnation for your friends, or crush. Carnations to me have always symbolized an exciting, youthful love.

To the mid-right are mountains and GPS indicators. I love to travel. That will always be a major love in my life.

Toward the bottom is a cute little bird, just singing.

Have you posted any artwork lately? What do you think about the upcoming eclipse? Leave a comment below.

Do We Live In A Throw Away Society?

It’s an interesting question, that I don’t know the answer to. I only have my experiences to put forward a possible answer. I think we DO live in a throw away society. If something doesn’t work or loses it appeal, it is normal to replace it with something shiny and new.  We do this with electronics and relationships.

Our society is moving forward so fast that things lose their value quickly. The latest electronics to the latest clothes and relationships. You can see this attitude in the way we fill our environment with landfills, and the way we treat our older population. We dispose, and throw away.

I’m here to tell you that you can give anything more than one life. Resist the urge to ‘throw-it away.’

Those clothes in the back of your closet donate them to the Salvation Army.

Those old electronics sell them, have them refurbished and sold again.

Plastic! Forget it! Use glass, glass can be used over and over again.

And most importantly don’t forget about Grandma. She maybe feisty but she has knowledge and stories to share.

I find value and magic in old things. When I see an old t-shirt my mind fires up a way to repurpose it. Even when I look at an old building my inner Property Brothers comes out and starts making floor plans and setting a budget. Repurposing can be fun, it your open to it.

If you have time look-up Depression Era tips to frugal living. Frugal living can help you save money and teach you to be more self-sufficient.

Do you guys think we live in a throw-away society? Leave a comment below.

5 BS Facts About Shoes Everyone Thinks is True

1. Shoe’s Have To Be Painful To Be Sexy

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If shoes are painful for you to wear either you’re wearing them wrong or have the wrong size.

 

Many Shoe Gurus have mastered the art of walking in heels. Shoe Gurus can make high heels like your walking on air.

13 Tips That Will Help Take The Pain Out of Wearing High Heels

18 Hacks, tips, and Tricks, To Make High Heels More Comfortable

2. Wear Shoes That Attract The Attention of Men

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We all have different motivations for selecting the clothes and shoes we wear. We select clothes and shoes to express our unique identity. While men tend to

be attracted to long

 

legs, that usually is not the intention of buying heels. When you wear a pair of heels you feel above it all, like you’re a goddess or queen.

What Are The Benefits of High Heel Shoes

One Crazy Advantage of  Wearing High Heels

3. Flat Shoes Are For Quitters

While binge watching a 30 Rock, I remember the episode when Jack found out Avery was pregnant with his baby. Avery, like Jack, is a go-getter. Anything less than perfection isn’t good enough for her and that’s why Jack fell in love with her. During her pregnancy Jack said “And she always wears high heels, because, according to her,flats are for quitters.” pexels-photo-239323

I’m not recommending that you wear during your pregnancy. Flats are a great option. Many flats come in a great pattern while being stylish. I personally prefer flats over heels. Flats and sneakers are for those busy days when you need to get stuff DONE.

4. Comfort and Style are Mutually Exclusive

This is a major myth. Like Myth number #1 shoes can be comfortable and fun. Just like anything you purchase, you examine and try it out. I love buying shoes online but make sure that the website has a flexible return policy.

Zappos Return Policy

Nordstrom Return Policy

5. All Shoes Are The Same

It is easy to believe that all online shoes are the same. If your new to online shopping it’s easy to believe but if you’re a pro like me find unique shoes is a breeze. I can confidently say you can find any shoe, from any brand, from any time period, online. it just takes a little research.

 

What do you guys think? Leave a comment below

Modern Day Dating | the most boring post about love you’ll ever read

This is the most BORING article about love you’ll ever read, or maybe not.

Love is a unique experience for everyone.

What is love?

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Love to me is a connection unbreakable by any circumstance. It let’s someone know that I’m here for you always regardless of what happens. I will be with you no matter what because I love you and we’re in this together.

Why Love?

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Why not…

How to Love?

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In order to love, you need to love yourself. Know your boundaries and know that the other person is not perfect and you aren’t either. If you know this, then let the love flow freely. Love your neighbor, love your dog, love the grocer down the street, just let it all out.

Who Do I Love?

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I won’t tell…


Any advice about love? Leave a comment below

Lately On Instagram ( I’m on Instagram)

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I posted a picture today of this adorable artist

Grace Vanderwaal. Grace Vanderwaal

was on America’s Got Talent when she revealed to the world her majestic voice.  After America’s Got Talent, Grace has sold out nearly every show.

Grace  has the voice of an old Blues singer. She is only 13 and still has a lot of maturing to do as an artist. She possesses the talent needed to make her a Billboard Top Artist but often with fame at a young age, addiction becomes a problem. I hope this doesn’t happen to her.

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Grace a talented young girl from Kansas thrown into the limelight by a talent show. That would be a movie I’d watch!

My second most recent post was about my 

FAVORITE pair of sunglasses. I got these sunglasses from LOFT not too long ago. There like a rose-mirrored tint. I was going to the grocery store for sweet potatoes and wanted to take a selfie. They just scream fabulous every time I put them on.

I love Instagram because you can say a million thing with a picture. My account is

fairly new and goes along with my blog and personal life.

Don’t forget to follow me  crissy.b723

Vacation to New York City: Food

New York is the ideal place for a foodie. New York offers a fun experiment of food fusion, ethnic foods, and  food trucks! I grew up in the low country. I remember walking down to the fishing port and seeing the bleach white shells and docked boats. In terms of scenery, the low country  is beautiful but I have never been a fan of sea food. Growing up so close to a fishing dock you’d think I’d be a sea food lover but, I am not.

I loved the accessibility of  fast food. Every corner offered a new culinary experience. There are food tours I would like to try the next time I go. Free Tours by Foot offers a variety of tours of the boroughs. If you want to go to Manhattan and try Molly’s Cupcakes, you can reserve and pay a registration fee of $70. The tour price includes many restaurants and you decide what you eat.

While I was in New York I stuck to Taco Bell. An old but favorite restaurant. Next time I go, I’ll try and review Free Tours by Foot for you guys. You’ll work up and appetite walking up and down the islands so enjoy a nice big meal.

Response | Astrology Meets Cocktails | Sagittarius

I  love scrolling through my Facebook page and seeing fun articles like this.  Nylon magazine

wrote an article about which cocktail you are according to your zodiac sign. I am a Sagittarius, the fun loving fire sign of the zodiac! Nylon suggested a Lemon Verbena Whisky Sour, which sounds amazing. The drink is beautiful with a light pink hue and can be decorated with a slice of lemon.

This drink a lot like the Sagittarius, beautiful with a punch of whisky. A drink like that takes time  to make. This drink like the Sagittarius needs patience and s lot of love. This isn’t your twist off beer kind of drink!

I’ll be sure to try this drink the next time I go out. I’ll let you guys know if it lives up to the Sagittarius standards.

Check Out the Article Here 

Astrology Meet Cocktails… By Gala Mukomolova

Comment Below with Your Sign and Your Favorite Drink

Hey. How are you?

Hey. How are you?

I hope all is well.Today’s post is just going to be super casual. As

casual as I can be at least. Are you guys watching GOT?

Game of Thrones is back on so all is well in the world.

I don’t know why I like that show so

much. Oh no I remember, freakin’ Jon Snow! That smexy

man. I haven’t caught up so it’s on my list of final to-dos

before the summer ends.

 

What are you guys listening to right now?

I’m listening to Halsey, Banks, and Ruth B. I

love soulful female artists.

They just transport you to the deepest part of

your emotions.

That’s just music in general.

 

What trends are you guys wearing? I am wearing

cropped legging and a t-shirt. It has been unbearably hot

here. I really want to buy a pair of culottes but I’m this weird

height between short and average. It’s like a hit or miss with

pants. So I always need to try them on. The culottes I tried

were like ankle length and that’s not how they’re supposed to

be worn. 😦 I think I’m going to have to make my own.

Have you guys tried anything new? Have you tried grocery

delivery? I don’t try new things unless I get a positive testimonial

from my friends or family.

I’m looking into Thrive, let me know if you’ve tried it. I would

love to hear about it.

Rihanna’s Comeback

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I am a huge fan of Rihanna, for many reasons. I feel like Rihanna has the best celebrity come back IN THE HISTORY of celebrity comebacks. I’m not talking about popularity. I mean comeback from the tragic incident between her and her ex Chris Brown.
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I’m not a huge celebrity gossip fan or interested in gossip in general but Rihanna I adore.

 

When I heard she was in a violent relationship with Chris Brown it saddened me. She’s so beautiful and talented, how could that happen to her? How could that happen to anyone. Domestic violence is a real issue, many women don’t walk away from. It’s tragic to say that Rihanna was lucky to walk away with just bruises. No one deserves that ever!

 

Rihanna went dark for a couple of years with Good Girl Gone Bad and Rated R. 

She needed to break down to repair herself. Who are you after something like that? Going dark was her way of coping. It took a couple a years for her to find herself again. She was no longer the

sexy island girl but a unstoppable pop icon that doesn’t give a f**k.

I admire her for that. You can follow her on Instagram and see her as an loving aunt to a fashion icon. I love how she can go from a punk-rocker with green hair to a pink princess on the red carpet. I admire her for her strength in her sexuality. Her ability to love again and her overall love for her fans.

Two-Year Anniversary Of thebarefootqueen

Two years ago this month I was inspired to start this blog. While it has a long way to go, I’m happy to say I’m very proud of it. This month Google renewed my blog name thebarefootqueen.com.

I don’t know what it is about sentimental moments but I don’t realize how how magical they were until it’s over.  Let me start from the beginning…

Why thebarefootqueen Name?

I image thebarefootqueen as a loving, free spirited leader. She has a bohemian style and

flowers in her hair. She sleeps by the sun and lives by the moon. She fearless yet vulnerable, because vulnerability is strength. She is the embodiment of  who I want to be.

What Will Happen Over the Next  Two Years?

The next two years you guys are going to see a lot more of me. I plan on starting a YouTube channel and doing vlog, GRWM, OOTD, travel videos are much more. I find myself happiest when I am creating. I remember taking a drawing 101 class in college and everyday I was excited to go. I feel the same way when posting.

Where Do We Fit In?

You guys are important to me. While we are a small  group, we are a strong group. I can truly say I’ve gotten nothing but positivity and inspiration from you guys. I hope to grow our group and get a conversation going. I enjoy hearing feedback, comments, praise, so lets start chatting!