I couldn't love this little lady more; she is such a sweetie, and she enjoys artsy things as much ... or more than ... I do. She is so much fun to play with! Yesterday was sooo hot and humid, so we decided to set up shop in my kitchen, rather than wait for the a/c to cool off "The Hut," aka my 12x12 "Studio" in our back yard. No matter were we play, we have fun together.
We had to tame ourselves with our morning play, because I had a very important appointment at noon.
This was how I arrived at the noon appointment. Well, not exactly; I had all this mess of hair put up, but I had to 'free' it, and let it down, for this appointment. Tay took this picture, so I could remember the "before," ;).
And this is how I arrived home after two haircuts from a very patient hair stylist. Isn't it amazing how a good haircut can give us an entirely new attitude? Tay said something like, "you don't look like my Aunt now. You look like my Pretty Aunt." And my niece, Mist, (Tay's Mom) is so much more "hair knowledgeable" than myself, so she gave me a tiny flat iron (so I don't have to attempt to work with this short style using my old 2"-wide flat iron, lol), and a jar of some type of hair product to use so I can attempt to get this look when I style it myself! They are such great nieces, to sit patiently while this transformation occurred, and to be so supportive of it!
So, then we returned to playing with artsy stuff for a couple of hours, before enjoying dinner together. I was so excited, and happy to be enjoying a play date with them, that I forgot to take any pictures of them, and the beautiful pieces they created, :(. I will do my best to get pics of their works of art, so I can share them with you later. Tay painted a really cute girl with a beautiful butterfly on the girl's shirt ... and embellished the piece with ribbons and crystals! Mist began painting a piece to use as her new blog header! This is what I worked on ~~ My Story piece with Mystele!
She's still a WIP, but she's taking on some "attitude" now, and I like the way she's coming along. I love the text in the background, but will wash it with some color to incorporate it, darken her lips, highlight her cleavage, and add something to her choker ~~ can't decide whether to give her some jeweled, dangly pieces falling down from her choker, ... or a flower coming off it's side, hmmm. Tay says, "do both!" To have the vision of a child again with no inhibitions, ahh!
So now back to reality, and the working world I go, with a new attitude, and a new "me," filled with love and inspiration for a new day! Wishing each of you a joyful day, filled with love, creativity, blissfulness, ... and nice weather! xoxo