... because life's too short to do anything ALL the time . Creativity and positivity are my "hiraeth"

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

My Week in Pictures...

I know you'll find it very difficult to believe but I'm very excited and been very busy.

Finally, my CRB check has come back, they know I haven't been in prison now so I can return to work.

Let's hear it for being a fully contributing member of society!

I've been lucky enough to have a plethora of (mainly) ladies who require the services of my make up artistry in learning. And I have so many more to do it's so exciting.
Beautiful Andi, make up or not, she always looks amazing. Gorgeous face.

Pretty Peacock color eye I did on me that I could NOT get to show up on the camera! Need some darker pigment - hello Mr. & Mrs. Bourjois

My new MAC 187 limited edition foundation stippling brush. 'Tis a joyous thing!

Practicing Edward Scissorhands make up on my arm

Meg's Make Up Yesterday

I've been asked to do some make up for a burlesque show next week and a whole raft of other things which is fab and a very well respected photographer has given me their approval too.

I'm also excited about the MAC event I'm going to tomorrow. It's keeping my mind off Lady J's surgery tomorrow. Already got everything crossed for you, oh lovely bezzie.

Anyway, her'es some photos of my disembodied hand I've been making too inspired by a similar thing the full time version of my course are doing.

And I finished the scarf/wrap thing commission I have been asked to do. Must be honest, I don't want to send it! It really is gorgeous. Forgive me modelling it myself but the dogs wouldn't stay still ;-D

Must dash, got radio show prep to do. Traa!!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Slow Down! It's the Weekend

No chance. Too much lovely stuff going on!

At this time of year it's so lovely to get a gorgeous day like today has been especially when you get to spend it on top of a mountain with one of your very best friends and 4 silly dogs.

We walked and talked and walked and talked for miles, my legs were all tingly when I got back from a combination of the exertion and cold. They've been doing that a lot recently - but for a different reason than today.

SO the dogs are all shattered and sleepy, not to mention smelly from swamp diving all afternoon again, Meg and I have just scofffed and washed up after a "pretend Sunday dinner" as we like too call it and I've dispatched some of or furniture to my Grandmothers house for storage until such time as the new house situation rectifies itself. Universe - I have faith in you - throw me a bone?!?

I've realised recently that I can realistically only achieve half of what I set out to on a daily basis but I still find myself pushing for more.

I can't wait to get settled and creative again. With Meg now being fond of a sewing machine too there's going to be much fun had. My MUA training is more than keeping me going creativity wise and I was lucky enough to work on 2 new friends last night who were really thrilled with their results and I've got 4 booked in for this week. I'm after some photo shoot experience now so I've approached some local photographers offering my services and I'm really looking forward to getting called on. "Lady J" has furnished me with some make up challenges to be going on with.

So while I try to keep my eyes open for Downton, I look forward to another packed week of (hopefully) work, fun, friends, creativity, making up peoples faces, dogs family and loved ones.

And I really hope to finish this beautiful commission piece for my lovely twitter friend Cwtchy ...

Saturday, 6 October 2012

So, lots of exciting stuff going on.

Some of my girlies have kindly allowed to colour their faces in so my abilities are growing and I'm learning every time.  Been messing with my eyes today while listening to my mates Ian and Toxic's rock show, and did my own eyes to match my favourite specs.

My first regular slot on BBC Radio Wales with the gorgeous Louise Elliot went really well despite my being incredibly late and parking shockingly under the watchful gaze of the lord of the airwaves that is Roy Noble!

Then, I get into the studio only to discover that the guest due after me was FAR more organised than I so the lovely Liz Tobin of Vivino Wines was swapped with me. This would not be remarkable if I had known of Liz for 7 years as she is the sister of a bloomin' good friend. We couldn't believe that we bumped into each other there of all places!

I'm feeling a wine shop coming on!

I'm working on a crochet commision piece at the moment similar to the teal wrap/scarf  I did for myself the other day, and when I'm not doing that I'm packing boxes and having lovely chats ;-D