My New Project For 2013

Ever since my last semester, taking art has made me a little more creative and want to make art on my own time.  I did a couple of projects that I really enjoyed, and now that it’s semester two, and I don’t have art, I am going to start my own art project!  I am so excited!  The title of this post is ‘my new project for 2013’ because this is going to take me a long, long time to do.  I thought I would share my painting with you along the way of me painting it, and then show you the final result when it’s finally finished.

I re-arranged my furniture in my room a few weeks ago, and now I have a nice big blank wall beside my bed.  (I will be doing an updated room tour when I get everything finished because everything has changed a lot since December!).  I have watched arose186’s videos for about two years now, and I also follow her instagram.  I know she really loves art, and I enjoy looking through her pictures of paintings she’s completed, and just her edgy-arty style.  She posted a picture of a painting of macarons she did, and I immediately fell in love with it.  It’s been on my bucket list to paint something for a while now, and having a little experience from my class, I decided to take a huge leap, and try it!  So, I am going to attempt to paint something similar to this.

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I am not going to completely copy hers, because I do want it to be somewhat original, just inspired by this.  The reason why I like this painting so much is because I went to Paris last April, and macarons are a huge thing there.  When you go out of your continent (and especially to Europe!), it becomes a little special thing for you, and macarons are a cute little reminder of my trip.  I actually don’t like macarons very much, but they are a very pretty food…if that makes sense….(they are constantly on tumblr…), and they come in tons of colours that will match my room!

I have been searching tons of pictures of macaron stacks, and colours, and I have a bit of an idea of what I’m going to do.  I have most of the colours picked out, and I have an idea of a size of canvas, and I know I’m using acrylics, but I haven’t done any sketching, or anything yet.  Plus, I don’t have any supplies because I have never done any art really at home, just in school.  The reason why I say it’ll be my 2013 project is because the supplies aren’t cheap, and I am not always very good at art.  I’m not too worried about the painting part because I just did an acrylic painting about a month ago, but it wasn’t as detailed as the macarons are going to be.  And another issue that comes to mind is that I want the canvas to be huge, so it’s going to have to be a nice painting, and it’ll take a long time to do!  Haha, I’ve never done a painting like this, so I’m a little scared.  But for the new year I have really just wanted to set my mind to something, and do it, and this is something I really wanted to do the minute I saw her picture.  My Aunt is an artist (painter), so I’m sure I can get some tips & tricks from her.

I love how edgy the colour brings in, along with the contrast of the background.  It’s going to look awesome on my wall!  I’m thinking about turquoises, (of course), browns, purples, pinks, yellows, and maybe some periwinkle…whatcha think?

This will take me a while I’m sure, but I’d like to take you along my little “I’m-not-so-good-at-this-whole-art-thing” journey.  So when I start sketching, and purchasing the things I will show you!  And then I will post pictures of the progress of my actual painting too.  I am expecting me to start actually paint probably around May, because I wanted to get the sketches and colour scheme perfect, plus I am busy with school!

But yeah, this is my project/goal for 2013.  Do you have a goal or project for the year?  Let me know in a comment!  I’d love to hear some ideas!  I’m always into the whole bucket-listy things.  Speaking of that, I’ve started a [life] bucket list, and maybe I’ll share with you what I have so far in a little while!  Thank you to Arden for the inspiration, go check her out!  Talk to you soon.

Picture from Arden’s instagram, found here.

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SOFC W2: Summer DIYs That Will Come In Handy #1- Soothing Sunburns

Hey guys!  Happy Monday!  I’ve found a new theme for this week!  I have three themes for future weeks planned, but for now I am still brainstorming, so please, please, let me know if you have any ideas for themes!

This week’s theme is: Summer DIYs that will come in handy

For today’s post, I found a really good idea, and thought it would be great for this week’s theme!  The idea is to freeze aloe vera mixed with a bit of water.  You mix the two, and then put them into an ice cube tray, and then freeze them in the freezer.  This will help soothe your sunburns, if you happen to get one.  Of course I’m a redhead, so I’m sure I will be trying this!  Also, it is obviously important to protect your skin for the summer, especially if you are spending a full day outside.  Here are some tips and tricks to protect against sunburns.  

Anyways, I will talk to you guys soon!  Like I said, let me know if you have any suggestions for next week’s theme!

 

Picture from here.

 

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SOFC W1: My Summer Favourites #4- Bright Clothes & Current Wishlist

Hey guys! So I’ve been out alllllll day…so I don’t have too much of an exciting post for you guys, but I am going to show you a little bonus of my current wishlist!  I have already showed you the Bright Clothing collage that I made in this post, but the favourites is new!

Here’s the bright clothing collage!  Bright colours are one of my favourite things for summer!  Hence why they are in this post…

Loving mint…as always.

So from left to right, we have a Return to Tiffany necklace, double sided…hello birthday!  And then beside it there’s a return to Tiffany bracelet, and then there’s my MK buckle ring (just bought today online!!!!!), and the matching bracelet.  Then we have Maybelline Green With Envy (thanks to CarlyCristman) and Pop Magic Mint (thanks to missglamorazzi).  Then there’s a Vera Bradley backpack (it’s the fourth day of summer break and I’m thinking about what backpack I’m wearing to school in September).  And then there’s a House of Harlow necklace, and last, TOMS.

So those are my favourite bright summer clothes, and my current wishlist!  I have another post coming up right after this one, so stay tuned!  Talk to you guys soon!

What is your current wishlist?  Let me know in a comment!

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A Bit of Glitter: Trend to Try- Bold Lips

Hello!

So this season there’s a lot of colour.  Not only with the outdoors, but with fashion.  Colour is everywhere!  A trend that has been really popular lately is bold lips.  Pink, coral, orange, red, raspberry, fuchsia, anything!  Personally, a lot of those colours don’t look good on me because I am a redhead :(.  I can always pull off coral and orange though!  The best thing to do with this trend is to wear very minimal eye and makeup, and then perfect the lips.  Here are a few examples of the bold lip trend.

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Here are some great lipsticks and glosses to check out:

(I some of these, and they’re great!!)

Revlon Super Lustourus Lip Gloss in Coral Reef
Revlon Matte Lipstick in Smoked Peach
MAC Cremesheen Glass in Richer, Lusher
MAC Lipstick in Costa Chic
Maybelline Lipstick in Are you red-y?
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

OK, talk to you tomorrow!  I hope you enjoyed! (: Goodnight.