107|365|2014 Thursday April 17
I haven’t danced in months. Today I took my first trial ballet class at a studio within walking distance from work! Media City Dance was recommended to me by a few co-workers and I am so happy I tried it out. It was an amazing challenge and I look forward to signing up next month! With continuing Insanity workouts and adding ballet-I will hopefully get to my goal fitness level very soon!
106|365|2014 Wednesday April 16
Well this shot was actually candid. I set up my camera on my tripod and initially was attempting to look “cute”. I decided that I needed to learn how to cook something besides brussel sprouts so I decided to try string beans. Well….I effed up and Juan who was sitting there watching me the whole time snapped this shot while I had a meltdown over my soggy beans and burnt garlic.
105|365|2014 Tuesday April 15
Juannie brought me home one of my favorite characters from the It’s A Small World ride…A plush of that awesome hippo! Princess doesn’t really know what to think.
104|365|2014 Monday April 14
I have a tendency to run myself ragged. Just goes to show that you can’t live off only brussel sprouts for dinner every night, over working with no sleep expecting to be healthy and sane. I stayed home sick on Monday.
103|365|2014 Sunday April 13
My Mom has been visiting for the past 3 days and today she left back up to the bay. We had a great time hanging out. We went to Disneyland, she supportively watched me finish paintings this weekend and made me tea and snacks, we got a chance to catch up on everything. She made comments on why I had so much cookie butter on my shelves but no real food. (lol, very mom-ly of her! :D
I miss her already!!!!! :’(
102|365|2014 Saturday April 12
Can you imagine, real live mermaids!
I took a break from painting this weekend to go to Disneyland for a little while. Took this on one of my favorite rides, Peter Pans Flight. <3
101|365|2014 Friday April 11
The downside to loving to paint on the kitchen table…is that I can’t use my kitchen table for anything else in the meantime. Good thing I don’t know how to cook yet… :)
100|365|2014 Thursday April 10
Time for a refill!
Hot pink mirrors on the wall…reflect a good ole candy crawl!
Here at work is our version of a pub crawl substituted with candy to get us through the day. Ha! ;) A bunch of us have delicious different snacks at our desks to share!
99|365|2014 Wednesday April 9
Today was a momentous and exciting occasion! I ordered my very first Cintiq last week and it finally came in!!! My talented work bff Sarah Marino came with me to help pick up this beast and she took my photo for me today! It was an unplanned shot but I just had to have a photo to mark the moment I picked it up from the shipping department!! Yayyy! :D
98|365|2014 Tuesday April 8
I don’t know how to cook but Other Mother certainly does… ;)
This photo is based off the stop motion film-Coraline. This movie was so creepy to me! My favorite part was probably the circus and flying trapeze…and I find those large, round button eyes to be so intriguing. (and again, super creepy!)
97|365|2014 Monday April 7
It’s been cold lately (my definition of cold is the SF bay area weather) and FINALLY its going to be in the 90’s this week. I got some yellow daisies to celebrate.
96|365|2014 Sunday April 6
Maya 7.0 is ready for her walk!
95|365|2014 Saturday April 5
Got this awesome illustrated book this week, A Dragon In A Wagon. Super lucky find off Ebay…the designs are so well done..simple and beautiful…and I always remind myself how all these Little Golden Books were originally painted traditionally. Perfect!
94|365|2014 Friday April 4
Inspired by song lyrics.
I chose “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” by the Platters.
Metaphorically this song could be applied many things.
Sometimes at first you find yourself madly in love…only to discover that it was only “smoke” that clouded your vision. We’ve all been there haven’t we with some thing or another? Dream relationship, dream job, dream living situation…
We cannot always see through the smoke but we can choose what makes us happy in the now. :)
93?365?2014 Thursday April 3
Trying to figure out my new piece for the WonderGround Gallery for the May exhibit. It’s really challenging to try to design shapes for multiple characters and background elements that all work in harmony. This is probably my toughest piece so far.