I’m a self-taught calligrapher, and I’ll be the first to admit that my technique isn’t quite up to par…but this piece is still important to me because of the quotation. Samuel Johnson’s words were very helpful while I was practicing art therapy, and working through some personal issues.
What quotes or sayings have helped you through tough times?
A very simple-to-do ‘do that looks more complicated than it is. I simply did two Dutch braids to the ends of my hair, then twisted each braid into its own little bun.
This piece combines some of my favorite elements: calligraphy, water soluble pastels, red and yellow together, quotations and roses.
This quote also speaks to the heart of who I am. Having practiced a lot of art therapy, I know all too well how true this quote is.
Glass vase + river rocks + dried kiwi vines + yellow shimmery yarn = the perfect jewelry display!
The display itself is pretty, and it also showcases my earrings and necklaces so I’m reminded to wear them! As they say, out of sight, out of mind–and I find that when all my earrings are in a jewelry box, they never seem to be taken out as often as they should!
Roses have long been my favorite flower to draw–I love the layers of petals and their curling edges. This was my favorite bloom from a gift of a dozen roses I received.
I did this braided & beribboned ‘do for my good friend Claudia at the Renaissance Faire. Oh what a fair lady she was!
I had the honor of being a bridesmaid for my good friend, Kim. After some experimenting, I decided to use this hairstyle for the big event: a flipped ponytail with long flowing curls.
My friend, David, threw a fabulous party for his 40th birthday, and the theme was “Red, Hot and Black.” I decided to highlight my hair for the event, hence the braided updo, accented with fresh roses.