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.

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

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.

Best Breakup Songs

There’s something therapeutic about a good break-up song. A song can speak to your soul and mend a broken heart. Below I have listed my favorite break-up songs.

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Goodbye to You

Michelle Branch

In the lyrics, Michelle says  ‘I’m not giving in this time.’ This perfectly explains giving your all to someone that does not appreciate you. In the video, she pawns her wedding ring and buys a car. She is in complete freedom to love herself.

 

Sometime Around Midnight

The Airborne Toxic Event

The song is very complex. You can feel the emotions of loss, obsession, desire, and desperation. I chose this song because breaking up isn’t easy. You’re going through a wide range of emotions. The point is you’re strong and this point of your life has passed.

He Wasn’t

 

Avril Lavigne

After a couple weeks you begin to remember what a jerk he was. You remember that you deserve someone much better! He wasn’t the one you wanted, no!

 

Goddess

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It’s important to remember self-care after a break-up. It’s easy to fall into bad eating habits and forgetting to exercise. You begin to look like a zombie but remember you’re a goddess. Treat yourself like one!

 

I Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor

You thought I crumble? You thought I lay down and die? Oh, not I !! After a breakup you become stronger. With every defeat, there is a lesson. Now you are prepared to go forward and make better choices in you love life. Go!

 

 

 

Modern Dating: Long Distance

While reflecting over the last couple of weeks I realized long distance is not for me.

In New York, I briefly met someone, Jay. He was a bassist, tall tan and handsome.  I didn’t go to

New York looking for anyone but I was still open to the possibility.

The trip to New York was only for a week and I knew that. We started texting back and forth, the conversation was easy and exciting. The day came when I had to leave and I said nothing about where I was from. We continued to text when he said; ‘Looking at your profile and it says your 600

miles away lol.’

I was 600 miles away, and I wouldn’t come back until the winter. I confessed and have not heard from him since. The truth is I am a little hurt but not surprised. Long distance is not for everyone. I don’t think it’s for me either. Long distance requires MORE commitment, more communication, and appreciation.

I know for a fact I am not the best at communication. I assume that people know what I am thinking.

Things like assuming can kill a long distance relationship. I don’t think we were looking for anything serious. This guy ghosted on me so I know he wasn’t ready. As I go through the reasons why this didn’t work, I know the one for me is out there somewhere probably getting his heart broken too. It’s just a matter of time.

What do you think of long distance relationships? Are you in one?

Modern Day Dating: My First Kiss

I know we are getting to know each other and I feel like the story of my first kiss is a good one.

We can all think back to our first kiss. Our first crush, and maybe our first time falling in love.

I went to a small public school. I wasn’t popular but people knew me. I hung out with a small group of friends and did extracurriculars like chorus and art.  My friend Ray was the opposite of me. She was confident and wore Baby Phat. Basically, she was cooler than me.  She and many of my other friends were more “experienced,” than me. Many of them have been further than first base.

I was a doe-eyed teacher’s pet that had no idea what they were talking about. Ray was surprised when I told her I’ve never kissed a guy before. To be honest I had braces and didn’t think that was an option. I was so afraid I’d cut his lips lol. Ray introduced me to her cousin Jon. Jon was tall with beautiful hazel eyes.

I never knew what she told him but I had his attention and I liked it. Every morning we meet by his locker and he would walk me to class. The teachers and other students would glare. I guess they thought I was too prude to date anyone.

While walking to class  I turned to him and asked him to kiss me. And he did.

I learned that love can be great and although I’ve been hurt, never be afraid to love.

Because love is the closest thing we have to magic.

I know we are getting to know each other and I feel like the story of my first kiss is a good one.

We can all think back to our first kiss. Our first crush, and maybe our first time falling in love.

 

Modern Day Dating: Missed Connections

I was walking to the convenience store when I hear a honk and a “hey babe.’

I look over my shoulder to see a man with only gums waving at me from in 1995

Ford Lincoln. I was disgusted.

The next day at work I met a HANDSOME guy, 27 years old with the body of

Tarzan. I said ‘hey,’ and he introduced himself. Let’s just call him Tarzan, to save me the embarrassment if anyone I know comes across this.

For the next hour we stood there in silence. I don’t know what is going on with millennial men but dating is difficult.It seems like forward, assertive women are favorable. The girls that speak over people and wants everyone to see them.

Meanwhile, girls, like me, that enjoy a bubble bath and a good book are looked over. In response to that people often say young men want what’s fun and fast. I don’t think that is entirely true. In the case of “Tarzan” could it be the assertive women are the only one’s that show enough interest in them.?

They go with the obvious choice?

I know I’ll never be a becky, I will aways be a Badu. My hope for this post is for guys to try a little harder. Maybe a casual smile or offering to help her carry something. There are women looking for love outside the club. Seriously everyone doesn’t like to drink.

Guys,

what do you think? Leave a comment below.