My bestie and I have a frighteningly similar need for random creativity. So, this week we put our heads together and started making some jewelry. My first piece was this simple and understated heart ring then I upped the anti a little with this copper coiled bead (made it myself) on a leather band.
The point of this endeavor wasn’t the fulfillment of some dream of jewelry notoriety. It was an act of togetherness and fun. Play for creative adults, if you will. Because, in those moments, the moments where you are fully invested in an activity, you can truly find happiness.
Find some fun creative activity and share it with those you love this week. Tell me about it if you want, I love hearing about your adventures!
I had an uber cute day, most of it was spent lounging in bed, preparing for a client’s photo shoot, paying pesky bills, and meditating-code for thinking too much. Half way through the day I mustered the strength to get up and shop, goodness my day was casual. As I was searching for odds and ends, bits and bobs, I came across the cutest picnic basket. I’ve never been one for eating in the elements, but it was so adorbs I couldn’t say no. Please expect some posts about picnic foods.
Since I moved to my new place I’ve been working toward a new lighter aesthetic. Less dark woods and bright colors more whimsical clean fun. This made my desk search a little difficult, that’s because I was hitting the usual places. When I stumbled into my local Goodwill I bumped into this raw wood desk, I was so excited I waited in a 20 minute line…the woman behind me was standing so close I almost became claustrophobic. But I finished and drug this beauty out under my own power.
I mean $25, I’ll wait for hours for a good deal. After removing all stickers and some random tape from the last owner, I collected my tools.
A quick trip to Home Depot yielded a mini roller and tray ($4), silver paint ($9), and two trash bags (under the sink, free). I decided to paint the desk right in my room, so I made sure the trash bags protected the carpet and that the room was properly ventilated (I need all the brain cells I’ve got).
Don’t forget to paint with the grain, people always talk about how important that is so I did it. I made one mistake, I didn’t mix the paint in the beginning to it was a little thin and bubbly. No problem, I mixed it and the next coat was spectacular. Don’t be scared of mistakes, they always add character.
I allowed each coat about an hour to dry, so after 3 layers I was done. I also used a mini brush to fix slight imperfections. Rollers don’t typically access the tight spots.
I’m pleased with the final product and already looking for a chair to reupholster.
As I hiked through the hills of LA, nature reminded me of the fragility and beauty in life. This little bud represents how beauty emerges from even the most barren circumstances. No matter how desolate your situation seems there is always beauty embedded within.
Today is the day that Watson, Crick, Wilkins, and Franklin discovered the double helix molecular structure of DNA. Bet you only remembered Watson and Crick from genetics class…oh the rest of you aren’t total nerds, it’s ok. Well Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin used x-ray photographs to help determine the structure. Yup, a woman helped discover the structure if DNA. Happy women’s history month.